Mildreds is a vegetarian and vegan restaurant a short walk away from the busy Kings Cross. The menu is split into small starter plates and large plates. There are also burgers and salads on the menu. On this particular evening, a couple of the starters were opted for. All of the food was brought out quite fast.
The House Made Cornbread was delicious. A couple of slices was filling enough. The accompaniment of the chilli lime butter went well with the cornbread.
The Pea and Shallot Ravioli was fresh in its flavours. The filled pasta parcels were light and the freshness of the dish was carried through with the asparagus shavings, baby spinach and broad beans. The ravioli came dressed in herb butter. This made the dish a bit too greasy and the pasta would have been fine without the butter.
The Soul Bowl was a satisfying meal. The variety of the components of the Soul Bowl made it have a range of textures and flavours. The base was a beetroot and quinoa salad. Dates, cherry tomatoes, shitake mushrooms, baby kale, seeds, mixed sprouts, cashew cheese and avocado came with a sesame soya dressing to complete the Soul Bowl.
If you wanted something a bit more “meatier”, then Mildreds does not disappoint with its burger. The Bourbon Buffalo Chick’n Burger is made from soy protein. This hearty burger comes in a charcoal brioche bun and has all the additions of onion, gherkin, lettuce and ranch mayo.
Mildreds has big wooden communal tables and other cushioned seating. The individual tables are a bit too close together and hence feels a bit cramped. The kitchen is at one end and there is a bar area too. A few picnic style benches make up the outdoor seating. The interior of Mildreds is light, airy and colourful which is also reflected in the presentation of the food.
Mildreds, 200 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JPRating: