“Run with the Wolves, eat with the Lambs” is the tag line of this new, entirely vegan eatery on the picturesque Pavillion Road, just moments from Sloane Square station. Offering food throughout the day, for every meal and craving; there are breakfast dishes, take away lunches, cakes, hot dinners, salad bowls and sandwiches for you to pick and choose from.
I dropped by on a Thursday evening to grab a spot of dinner with my boyfriend. The restaurant was entirely full by the time we got there at 7pm and if they hadn’t known that we were coming, we would have definitely waited a while to be seated. Clearly a popular spot, the generously sized restaurant was full upstairs and downstairs with people enjoying drinks and dinner; it was a little cramped at times trying to squeeze as many people into the restaurant as possible however the atmosphere was good and the decor was lovely.
Downstairs is laid out more like a cafe and the upstairs is a restaurant with a large bar. We sat upstairs and were given a menu, it was explained that it is counter-service so you have to go downstairs to order from the counter where they will give you a number to put on your table. On the menu was an array of classic home-cooked style foods; macaroni and cheese, “Wulf” burgers, chilli ‘non’ carne, open burrito, curries, pies and pastas. Traditional tasty dishes that everyone knows and loves with a vegan twist, which is always good when you’re taking a meat-eater to a vegan place for the first time, we eat normal food too!
My boyfriend Woody ordered a vegan beer called “camden pills” and I stuck with water for the evening. We skipped the bar snacks and nibbles diving straight into the main courses. I was torn between the range of wonderful sounding dishes, spoilt for choice! Eventually I opted for the Open Burritio – ‘soft wheat tortilla with sautéed ackee, black beans, red rice, cherry tomatoes and peppers with chilli, coriander, lime and cashew sour cream.’ This being Woody’s first vegan restaurant expedition, we relied on my friend Charlotte’s advice-she has eaten there many times before-she raved about the “Wulf Burger” so that was Woody’s main sorted-and “Mac and Cheese” for us to share.
Service was fast and portions were enormous. The “Wulf Burger” was stacked with a seiten patty, tomatoes, pickles, cashew aioli, vegan cheese and sauce. My open burrito was very generously portioned; a wheat tortilla base spread with rice, beans, vegan cheese and sour cream. The pot of macaroni cheese looked almost enough to be a main in itself! Neither of us managed to polish off the lot, not because of lack of taste but we were simply just so full! My open burritio was absolutely sensational, rich tomato rice and bean filling topped off with melting cheese and a cool sour cream. The burger and fries was stacked and tasty, the macaroni cheese rich, creamy and satisfying.
The definition of vegan comfort food done right, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. This was Woody’s first vegan restaurant expedition and it was great that he also enjoyed his meal! Despite the fantastic looking dessert options we simply couldn’t fit another mouthful in! I will definitely be returning to try out some of their sweet treats in the coming weeks!
Well worth a taste!