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Essence Cuisine

94 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

((((* Vegan
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
  • Essence Cuisine - London
Opening hours
Monday: 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday to Friday: 08:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 19:00.

We loved all the food. It was delicious and beautiful. The wine was a very pleasant surprise. The staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming it not intrusive. We will definitely return.

Terry 07 May 2018
from London

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An exciting plant-based food concept from LA, Essence Cuisine is headed by celebrity chef Matthew Kenney. Dishes without meat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar are beautifully presented in a stunning minimalist setting of angular tables and sleek grey tones.

Supremely fresh, ethical dishes feature throughout the Essence Cuisine menu, abiding by 'free-from' principles. All-day breakfast and brunch options include raw coconut banana pancakes and a selection of superfood smoothie bowls, moving on to signature mains later on the in the day like raw kimchi ravioli and heirloom tomato lasagne.

Desserts at Essence Cuisine in Shoreditch feature sumptuous ingredients without a lot of the guilt of regular sweets. Tuck into vegan gluten-free chocolate brownie with Himalayan salt and raw cacao ganache, or finish with a revitalising organic juice.

A super trendy restaurant in London that aims to make raw food more exciting, Essence Cuisine is a 6-minute walk from Old Street Tube Station.

Essence Cuisine

94 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

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Customer reviews for Essence Cuisine

4.2 ((((* (based on 15 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (10)
  • dinner (9)
  • trendy (8)
  • breakfast (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • value (2)
  • romantic (1)
  • ((((( 14 June 2018 by Asher from Brighton

    The sushi roll starters are AMAZING, the best thing I've eaten in a long time. Certainly somewhere I would be happy taking a non vegan, as the dishes will impress anyone. The staff are friendly and personable. All in all I had a great evening. 3 courses where about £30 a head (excluding drinks). Certainly worth every penny

  • ((((( 7 May 2018 by Terry from London

    We loved all the food. It was delicious and beautiful. The wine was a very pleasant surprise. The staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming it not intrusive. We will definitely return.

  • (**** 20 April 2018 by Marah from London

    Terrible food and service

  • ((((( 18 April 2018 by Lara from Swiss

    The food was great and you have a lot of options. The restaurant looks special and its a must to take pictures of the food, it looks great. The staff is friendly. Its also not to expensive for London.

  • ((((* 2 April 2018 by Jules from London

    Food was very good. Particularly the pad thai and blackberry tart.
    Only thing I would say is that it's not that comfortable around the little tables but I understand making most of small space

  • ((((( 16 March 2018 by John from Pocklington

    Great experience!
    Very different food but tasted wonderful and was beautifully presented. Being vegan and having a full menu to choose from was a nice change.

  • ((((* 13 March 2018 by Lulu from London

    Our lunch was fabulous and left us feeling full all day. I feel the seating was, while space efficient, quite awkward to sit at but it was very clean. Some staff were very attentive, others less so. The pizza was amazing and beautifully presented. Your wine was also lovely.

  • ((((( 7 March 2018 by Silvia from London

    Great dining experience. Food was delicious and amazing service.

  • ((*** 2 March 2018 by Johan from boechout

    to basic

  • ((((( 22 February 2018 by Emma from London

    Everything we ate here was incredible. Healthy, innovative and presented beautifully. We had two starters, mains and a desert and each dish was unreal- I challenge any non Vegan NOT to enjoy it. Can't wait to go back to try breakfast.

    My only gripe would be it's very much a café set up, so I didn't find it comfortable for a 3 course dinner. Wooden benches, stools and tiny tables and the style is very clinical and minimal (a bit Shoreditch eats itself). And it closes at 9pm. Please open a restaurant Essence where we can linger over your lovely food and stay later.

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