Food for Thought


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Covent Garden

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Food for Thought

© Britta Jaschinski

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Food for Thought 31 Neal Street
    WC2H 9PR

  • Venue phone:

    020 7836 0239

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  • Opening hours:

    Meals served noon-8pm Mon-Sat. Lunch served noon-5pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Covent Garden tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £4.90-£8. Minimum (noon-3pm, 6-7.30pm Mon-Sat) £4

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Lucy W

Best ever food in London. Love it. So tasty and such a good price. Can be a little cramped - but worth it! Love the atmosphere too. Nice place to pop in alone when shopping. 

miriam w

I have been to this place many times but I am not going back to it. I have been too many times let down by the quality of food and the service. Plus it is not so pleasant to sit in the basement with no windows for lunch. 


I love the food and I love the place. Generous portions, good value for money and you get a table faster than at a normal restaurant. I have visited many times in the last 10-15 years and always had good food. Great puddings as well.


I love this place - its not fancy, but it has good, hearty food, lovely free water with lemone, wonderful soup and home-made bread, salads selection and always a choice of tasty main course. There is even a hefty desert available, juice/ coffee/ tea. It is very small, but people are always ready to make room for you. It is a god send after a day of shopping in covent garden.


The staff are just the most ignorant people I've come across in London. Customer Service is none-existent. The older bloke just kind of grunts and is not the least bit bothered about being even slightly helpful. I bought a takeaway but decided to throw it away after the bad vibe I got from the staff.


this place is beautiful - downstairs into basement, queue, order, grab a table or squeeze in on one, eat super tasty healthy good food, help yourself to water on the table. Not for lingering lunches, unless you do a late lunch and it's quietened down.


So yummy... The permanent queue speaks for it. One of the best vegetarian places in London. Not good if you want a calm environment to sit down for a meal, but if you want a quick, cheap and extremely tasty meal in Central London, it is unbeatable.