Inspiral Lounge

Restaurants, Organic Camden Town
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
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Please note, Inspiral Lounge is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink editors, Feb 2016.

There are a few strings to this Camden venue's (hemp?) bow – it's a vegan eco-café, organic bar, events venue and online shop, as well as a site for a health food manufacturing company. It serves as the London hub for a group of like-minds together since 1999.

The café, with views over Camden Lock, goes big on gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian food. Expect, then, dishes such as raw chia pudding, organic 'super bite' granola bowls, detox raw green soups, polenta pies and a 'noctopus' salad, made with seaweed-marinated tofu cubes, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, radicchio and a parsley and garlic sauce. A raw lasagne features layers of beetroot, courgettes, sunflower cheese, pistachios and fennel. 

The short wine and beer list is almost exclusively organic. 


Venue name: Inspiral Lounge
Address: 250 Camden High St
Transport: Tube: Camden Town
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Organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free. Those words could prevent some of you from going in. But do not be scared, because this place has lovely food. I do not know how they do it, but from sandwiches to cakes, soups to smoothies, all is very tasty. And you don’t have to worry, because it’s so very healthy – even the ice-cream.

Service is a bit slow and space limited, but that’s ok.

Some evenings, there are some music events too!

All in all, a very nice place overlooking the canal.

Sareta P

I've been in love with Inspiral since before even living in London. A haven for dreadlocked hemp-wearing psy trance loving hippies (and people like me) this cafe nestled on the side of Camden lock is one of the best vegan haunts in town. The vegan breakfast is the best in London with a totally dreamy scrambled tofu. There's daily specials and they also make totally boss juices. Beetroot, carrot & ginger is a personal favourite. Regular gigs make it a great place to go in the evening and enjoy a vegan beer. Or a beetroot juice if you're not already feeling smug enough. If you can't find any other reason to want to go to Camden (that is unless you're a 14 year old emo or an American tourist), make this one.

Jo Gowans

Stopped in last Thursday evening for dinner with a friend - she opted for the veggie burger with gluten free bun and I had the cashew tart, washed down with a bottle of organic red wine that I didn’t mind being up-sold on. The atmosphere was great and the food worthy of a recommendation - I’m not vegan or vegetarian but always enjoy trying inventive and healthy food that will offer your taste buds something unexpected and leave you feeling full of energy. We couldn’t resist staying for dessert and another glass of wine, but as we were nearing closing time the staff asked us to check with the manager, who was behind the DJ booth. He said to go ahead so we settled in, only to be ordered out quite rudely 10 minutes later (with ¾ of our wine wasted). Left feeling somewhat devastated as this place would have otherwise become a regular haunt.


This vegan cafe is super good, if pricey. The lunch boxes are great, especially the potato wedges and veganaise. I love their hot dairy-free lasagnas and stews - a lot of thought goes into making this vegan and nutritionally balanced. And their smoothies are awesome. They also popularised kale chips over here.

Xandra Burns

A funky vegan and raw paradise at the heart of Camden Lock. I had been vegetarian for about a year before discovering this gem, and was contemplating veganism. InSpiral's cashew-based ice cream convinced me that the dietary switch would be possible - I'm a lifelong ice cream junkie and their vegan version was the best I've had. Ever. The anecdote I find myself repeating to fellow hebivorean foodies: I ordered a mocha, and was asked what kind of milk I wanted. The options? "Soy, hemp, oat, or almond. Or an extra 30p for cow's milk." Fabulous. For a health-conscious person, InSpiral is a stress-free experience. No scrutinising the menu for what's best for me as it's all. good. And I rarely exit Whole Foods without one of their raw, natrually sweetened "cheesecakes". For veggies, vegans, and general healthy food fans, this is my number one stop. For skeptical omnivores, I still recommend the ice cream. Seriously good stuff.

Alex Parsons

Amazing food, friendly staff and great music. Stopped in for dinner and raw chocolate cake one friday evening and found myself dancing to some thoroughly groovy and sociable techno and electro, as good as it gets in festivals or clubs. I will be back.