Manna

Restaurants , Vegetarian Primrose Hill
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Manna
Britta Jaschinski

Regent’s Park Road suffers no shortage of dining options but Manna has been serving the health-conscious of Primrose Hill for almost 50 years, which inspires a certain confidence. Diners can choose between the pretty, fairy-lit interior or the two (ours slightly sticky) tables in the skinny glass-fronted conservatory. For starters, three cashew cheese balls with spicy dipping sauce were (though meagre) well textured and tasty, and floury tortilla with grilled vegetables was equally well executed; the knockout dish, however, was a delicious special of aubergine wraps with almond cheese.

While a fine idea, the ‘build your own’ mixed meze was disappointing: along with a ho-hum houmous, a small serving of black beans had no discernible seasoning. The chef’s custom-created five-course menu (minimum four people) is useful for those with dietary restrictions, and includes an aperitif and glass of house wine. Desserts – variously raw, gluten-free and vegan – include a ‘cake of the day’ from Manna’s organic bakery (think rich sugar-free fruit cake, or spiced carrot cake stuffed with pineapple and walnuts), along with ice-creams and tarts.

Service from polite, though occasionally distracted, staff was adequate but we came away thinking that, with prices not cheap and competition so fierce, it might be time for Manna to up its game.

 

Venue name: Manna
Contact:
Address: 4 Erskine Road
London
NW3 3AJ
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6.30-10.15pm Tue-Sun
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm tube or bus 31, 168
Price: Main courses £10-£14
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Fiona
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Fantastic. The most amazing vegan ginger ice cream.

Laurent W

Excellent vegan restaurant. The French red wine domaine py is just perfect (we had 2 bottles). Next time we trip to London, this will be one of our day !

Sarah R
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I have been doing a bit of a research, trying out different vegetarian restaurants in London and of course Manna was on my list.
My first impression walking in was that restaurant has a good homely feel and it’s almost like a community of likeminded people. We were welcomed by very friendly waitress and I immediately knew I will love this place. Menu is pretty straight forward, not to many options that could confuse you and make it hard to choose something. Which is great because when menu has lots of options, I am one of those people that just stares at menu for ages without reading anything and then ask waiter what they recommend.

All of the dishes are organic, healthy and delicious, so whatever you choose will be great. My friend got enchilada lasagne, which was slightly spicy and very tasty, while I ordered seasonal mash and gravy mash and it was great, even the presentation was seriously impressive.

It is seriously a great treat, you won’t feel guilty after your lunch because everything is so healthy, and after you mean you can stroll down the beautiful street Manna is located at and go to Magical Primrose Hill Park. Saturday plans sorted!

Christie A

With a full vegan menu this place is sure to impress any and every vego. Such incredible food and appetising to anyone (vegan or not). The desserts are so delicious as are the starters. In fact everything on the menu is pretty great and the nachos a standout... Cute interior and well priced. 

Hanna

The food is worthy and deadly dull and overpriced. Took veggie sister and I'm ex-veggie and often eat veggie out of choice and was severely disappointed.

Hungry catepillar

Loved iit all the way from Canada why can't we have vegan restraunts where we live wonderful wine only downers bloody expensive as you Brits say :)

Geoffrey

The meals are creative and tasteful, innovative concepts are proposed like combining different dishes as one, people are cheerful and friendly. If you come by foot from Chalk Farm station there's a gateway between Adelaide road and Regent's park road.