how it started
In 1988, when Soho was still edgy, the very first Mildreds opened on Greek Street, Soho.
Back then vegetarian restaurants were still stuck in a 60s vibe – doling out ‘worthy’ brown food into earthenware pottery placed on pine tables. The whole thing felt dated, or so it seemed to us. Our aim was to open a restaurant serving good value, fresh and colourful, international vegetarian food.
Our founders Jane Muir and Diane Thomas took the lease on a small café that had seen a slightly seedier existence in its former life. The word on the street was that we would last 6 months, but we soon became a popular fixture in Soho. Fast forward to 2022, where we’re serving our now 100% plant-based menu across London. Find us in Soho (on Lexington Street, just around the corner from our original restaurant), Camden, Dalston, King’s Cross and Covent Garden.
In 2021 we also launched our new concept, mallow, in Borough Market. The mallow menu is also 100% plant-based (of course!). Our aim is minimal waste wherever possible, with ingredients sourced from small, sustainable businesses, including those right on our doorstep in Borough Market.
The Mildreds and mallow menus are created by our Head of Development, Sarah Wasserman. View some of our recipes to try at home, or head to our online shop to buy our meal kits, or our Mildreds cookbooks, which were written by Sarah and our Executive Chef Daniel Acevedo.