The staff were really genuine and friendly and we were given our menus and told the daily specials promptly. I chose the Heart's Desire (sauteed artichoke hearts) for my starter and Sean went for the bean and tofu pancakes (not gluten free). For my main I chose one of the daily specials which was a carrot tart (gluten free obvs) with a side portion of baked plantain, Sean chose the Seitan Stroganoff (not GF) with a side of garlic bread (also not GF). It's worth mentioning at this point that the restaurant is completely vegan, unlike the name suggests, so choosing our meals was a very tough decision!
Our orders were taken before the couple seated next to us, however their food arrived about twenty minutes before ours did, and we were starting to get rather annoyed when the couple next to us had finished their food before we had even been served ours, however all was instantly forgiven when dinner finally arrived!
I am so obsessed with artichokes I would go as far as calling myself an artichoke zealot! I've only ever eaten them cold so was very happy with my generous portions of hot artichokes, which were cooked in herbs and served with rocket, served with just the right amount of roasted red pepper sauce on the side. The flavours were great together, the pepper sauce tangy and rich, the artichokes simply devine!
So there you have it, if you live in London, or ever find yourself here I sincerely recommend you try this restaurant. The food is tasty and clean, the portions generous, the prices reasonable and the staff friendly....what's not to love?!? I know that Sean and I will definitely be returning here on our next date night, maybe we'll see you there!
222 North End road, London, W14 9NU
Tel: 020 738 12322