Plant Hub – London Fields

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This new vegan spot is both a restaurant and a cooking school. Double whammy! Their food is creative, colourful and good for ya.

There’s a strong focus on local food. When I spoke to the chef (from Italy), he said that he wanted to show people that we can make magic using British ingredients, and that really stuck with me, partly because it was so poetic but mostly because he’s absolutely right and the proof was (quite literally) in the pudding.

Ooh, and they also pair the dishes with wild flowers to give it some added zing! Here’s what we ate and thought:

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣G-oatz cheese, ferments & foccacia

✏️⁣This is a really clever dish. I wasn’t expecting to like the focaccia but it was lovely and not at all dry.  The sesame seeds were a nice touch. The oat cheese grew on me the longer I ate it – At first it really reminded me of porridge (for obvious reasons) but after a while, it actually started to remind me of laughing cow cheese a little, if anyone remembers that! The girole mushrooms were very unusual – tasted quite juicy and tangy, like apricots. I liked the spicy / sour sauerkraut  and the fruity pickled apple. The only reason I wouldn’t order this again is that I felt like for £8, it wasn’t quite substantial enough

💰£8

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣No

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Oyster mushrooms, Sichuan squash purée, bitter cress, umeboshi

✏️⁣On first taste, the mushrooms are quite bitter but it grew on me. The puree was absolutely beautiful – sweet and a little fruity. The mushrooms were a bit crispy on the outside and really reminded me of chicken. When I spoke to the chef at the end, he said that this was exactly what he was going for, so mission accomplished!

💰£11

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Fiery bulgogi maitake “steak”, buckwheat, courgette & aubergine

✏️⁣This dish took me totally by surprise. It’s the definition of ‘bursting with flavour’. It’s spicy, it’s salty, it’s punchy, it’s like nothing I’ve ever tasted before. I love the ginger flavours throughout. I did enjoy it but it took me a while to get used to. This was Chris’ favourite dish!

💰£12

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Cauliflower mushroom tempura, sesame dressing

✏️⁣This has a nice, crisp coating and isn’t greasy at all. I’ve never had a cauliflower mushroom before but the flavour s lovely. It’s quite salty and I would say that the texture reminded me of fish but a bit spongier. The sesame dressing was delicious too!

💰£6.50

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Gnocchi, basil, almonds

✏️⁣An absolute classic – This was delightful. The gnocchi is cooked perfectly – it’s not gloopy or sticky. The rose petal wasn’t super fragrant but it did add a touch of sweetness. The basil pesto is great!

💰£9

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Smoked gnocchi, Sicilian sauce

✏️⁣The sauce in this was a little more texturised than your normal creamy gnocchi sauce. It was a little gritty but had a lovely smoked flavour to it. The leaf was a little bitter for my tastes.

💰£9

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣”Lobster” risotto w/ summer black truffle

✏️⁣This was my favourite dish, and after speaking to the chef, I was told that it’s his too! I had no idea what a lobster mushroom was but that’s what they use in this dish and they’re very clever. They’re quite meaty in texture and this did really remind me of a seafood risotto. The truffle is a nice addition, I recommend it – It’s not overpowering. There’s a little saltiness in the dish but just the right amount, I thought.

💰£17 (£14 w/out truffle)

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Rice shell, cherry tomato salad, wild flowers

✏️⁣The flowers had a very strong aniseed flavour, which I love but understand it isn’t for everyone. The tomatoes were incredibly fresh, sweet and juicy. Overall, I thought all of the flavours complimented each other well and I loved the crispy rice shell.

💰£6.50

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Glazed banana, parsley biscuit

✏️⁣This was such a stunning dish, I loved every element of it, apart from the pineapple flowers which were too bitter for me. I don’t love bitter flavours! The balsamic worked well as a nice contrast and the glaze was to die for.

💰£7.50

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣Yes w/ changes

 

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🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Millionaire

✏️⁣This isn’t my kind of dish, purely because I don’t enjoy biscuit in a dessert but Chris absolutely loved it. The berries are very sharp, the chocolate is really nice and the taste flickers between smooth and sharp. One for the choc biscuit lovers out there!

💰£5

❓Order Again?⁣⁣ ⁣No

 

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📍Location: ⁣⁣London Fields⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌾GF Options? Yes⁣⁣⁣

🌱100% Vegan? Yes⁣

🏠Eatery: Casual⁣⁣⁣, ⁣cosy

💰Price: £⁣⁣£

🍽Portions: Standard⁣⁣⁣⁣

👩‍🍳Service: Very friendly⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ & knowledgeable

🎶Vibe: Casual⁣⁣⁣⁣

📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

📦Leftovers: Yes, we took lots and gave it away on the way home

🌍Sustainability: They reuse containers, don’t use plastic, source food locally

🐶Dog friendly: Yes

🗺Map/Website: Link in bio

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