When Mildreds first opened in Soho in 1988, word on the street was that the restaurant wouldn’t last past six months. How wrong the naysayers were. Today, the plant-based restaurant has not just survived but thrived with five outlets across London alone, with the newest in hip Covent Garden.
Key to its success is a diverse but curated selection of dishes that wanders down Asia one page and then the Levant the next. Take for instance how the breakfast menu has a dish as essential as a Date & Apple Porridge and as buoyant as a Kimcheeze Toastie where housemade kimchi is wedged between smoked vegan cheeze and lathered with gochujang mayo for a fiery kick.
The Sri Lankan Curry is one of its most reviewed items on abillion. Member @amandeepkaur says, “A light coconut milk based curry of sweet potatoes and green beans with roasted lime cashews and pea basmati rice. Give a little chilli kick to the meal with the coconut tomato sambal side. This generous one bowl main at Mildred’s makes for a wholesome meal for one. It’s warm, full of flavour and perfect to lift your mood on a gloomy chilly London day!”