places to eat in London – Wild Food Café, Neal’s Yard Covent Garden

One of my most recent discoveries in London was Neal’s Yard near Covent Garden in Soho.  During February, March and April I had joined in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt and on my quest to find as many of the eggs as possible I spent a great number happy hours travelling from one end of London to the other.  En-route I went into Neal’s Yard where to my delight, not only did I find the egg I was after, but I also discovered this hidden treasure; a place I had walked past so many times previously.

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The Early Bird catches the moment #153

Although I didn’t have much time to really explore the place on that particular day I determined to visit again, which I duly did; twice :)    First off I met with a girl-friend for an early breakfast one Saturday a few weeks ago and then again on Friday last week for lunch at the Wild Food Café.  What a great meal we had. The cafe is on the 1st floor of a house where Month Python once lived,

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Monty Python lived here 1976-1987

a one-room restaurant, colourfully decorated with tables and chairs surrounding the open-plan kitchen where you can watch the chefs preparing your meal from fresh ingredients.  From the windows you can see down into the exuberant and colourful yard.

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inside the Wild Food Café
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Wild Food Café



The atmosphere is one of energy with bright colours on the walls, interesting murals and the buzz of conversation. We enjoyed a very satisfying vegetarian meal; a large bowl of borscht prepared with fresh beetroot, orange juice, almond milk, dulse and probiotic cultures followed by a Mexican fajita filled with sweet potatoes and kidney beans, accompanied by an avocado & coriander salsa and covered with peppers and lettuce, my companion had a black coffee and I had a fresh orange juice chaser!  :)  I am not a recent convert to vegetarian meals but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, after a meal like that, I will return to the Wild Food Café again to sample their other meals.  My companion had never before eaten a vegetarian meal before (deciding that they must be boring!) but even he had to agree that the meal was delicious and definitely more-able!


If you happen to visit the café for a meal, do leave a comment and let us know what you had :) click here to visit their website

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