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Mae Deli

Restaurants, Delis Marylebone
4 out of 5 stars
(15user reviews)

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Address: 21 Seymour Place
London
W1H 5BH
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:3
  • 4 star:7
  • 3 star:4
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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Tastemaker

I’ve never been a fan of Deliciously Ella, unlike my friend who obsessively buys her books, cooks her recipes and goes to her restaurant every time she’s in London. This time I decided to try this plant based chamber of wonders and now I can call myself a convert. Let’s start with the space. It’s very simple and natural, but cosy and homey. It spreads on two floors with one huge table on the ground floor and several more intimate ones in the bottom. The all so healthy food tempts from the entrance. Neatly displayed salads and cakes are surprisingly cheap despite the deli's prime location. You can getbig plate of delicious food for under a tenner. I’ve tried a pumpkin, coconut and chickpeas curry served with fragrant rice and some fresh herbs. It was mild, creamy and bautifully coconutty. The lentil and cauliflower dhal had even more character, again it wasn’t very spicy. The smoothies are fab too. The cashew turmeric one had none of the horrible bitter taste you can get from this kind of drinks. The flavours very toned down and simply very tasty. You can get all these goodies for take away in compostable containers as well as prepacked granolas, energy bowls and of course the books. It's a great place to know when you get hungry in Mayfair and don't want to lose a fortune on lunch.

tastemaker

More than beautiful food on Instagram 'Deliciously Ella's' Mae Deli is beautiful IRL. Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mix and match salads, and warm dishes. The meals are made from healthy, whole ingredients and are very tasty. All dietary requirements are are catered vegetarian/vegan/gluten and dairy free. The staff are friendly and know the menu well. 

Tastemaker

I was prepared to dislike this deli, with its overly virtuous self-care message and its expensive-for-a-deli prices. But the food is genuinely good: well-spiced and tasty. And the atmosphere is bright and pleasant.  


Food is good but I didn't think it lived up to the hype. Overall I found the place to be more about the style rather than substance and definitely very expensive.


My sisters and I went here for a spot of lunch on a lovely sunny weekend recently. It's a really great spot if you fancy a nice healthy lunch. You can mix and match salads and hot foods and the portions are pretty generous. I went for sweet potato with tahini dressing, hummus, broad bean and cauliflower falafel and brocolli and green bean salad. It was delcicious and perfectly seasoned. I also went for a green juice ( a little watery - sorry but could use a bit of improvement) and a peanut butter cookie (to die for). 


I was slightly dismayed at having to pay 18 pounds for a salad, juice and cookie and I do think you could recreate some of the food on offer at home or pay a fraction of the price in nearby Berwick street market (savage salads to an incredible box for 5 pounds) however its a nice place to spend an afternoon. The deli itself is cosy, light and bright and there's additional downstairs seating if you don't manage to snag a coveted spot by the window. 


So all in all, a tad over priced but a nice treat for once in a while. 

tastemaker

A great spot for lunch or dinner for healthier vegan options. You will love this place if you have sampled any of Deliciously Ella's recipes before. I was very pleased with the large serving sizes they offer and some meat/fish options are offered if a fully vegan meal isn't your cup of tea but you won't be disappointed if you do try them all! The dessert selections are always amazing!

tastemaker

I worked in the area for some time but only managed to spot this little gem recently. Having recently taken on the gluten free life (not by choice) Mae was a breath of fresh air, having amazing options and extremely helpful staff. 


Thinking that I would miss out on this year's pancake day, Mae deli came to the rescue with coconut and banana pancakes with homemade peanut butter. Gluten free or not these are defiantly worth trying.


As a coffee lover I will try anything but was slightly taken back when told they didn't do dairy in their coffees, so I tried brown rice milk instead, not bad as an alternative if you're looking for one. 


Discovered Deliciously Ella and The Mae Deli last summer at Wilderness Festival, where their fresh green juices were just pure salvation after partying for most of the night and sleeping in a tent. It took me a few months to try Mae Deli in Marble Arch - I shouldn't have waited that long! Although the place was very busy and I had to wait for around 15mn to be seated, the staff is really caring and lovely, and the menu options are just delightful. Fresh, homemade and varied veggie dishes, all looking as good as the other. Smoothies are also a blessing. 

At first I thought it was a bit expensive for just veggies, nuts and fruits. But in the end, their plate option is big and you're full before you get to finish it. I took my smoothie and cake away for a snack later in the day. Generally a great vibe, definitely recommend! 

Tastemaker

I had read mixed reviews of Mae deli before visiting, so I wasn't sure what to expect. But I LOVED it. I went for dinner which probably helped because my friend and I were able to get a table for 2 straight away, although I gather breakfast and lunchtimes are busier. I paid £9.75 for a big bowl full of cauliflower daal, rice, beetroot salad, sweet potato & peanut salad, and broccoli & black bean salad. I was absolutely stuffed at the end of it, and it was delicious. Even though I didn't need it, I made room for a turmeric latte (£3, very warming and tasty) and a slice of vegan carrot cake (£3.50, nice enough but a little disappointing if I'm honest). I also bought a cashew and ginger energy ball for £1.50 to have for a snack the next day - amazingly good! The restaurant is nicely decorated and offers a cosy place to sit, even if the tables are a little too close together. It's more cafe style because all the food is served immediately from the counter, but everything tastes fresh and delicious. I'd say I'll be back for sure.

Tastemaker

This place has Deliciously Ella written all over it. It's beautifully styled, with lots of lovely touches and attention to detail. Knowing everything is wheat free, vegetarian, (vegan?) and refined sugar free is a godsend if you're in an allergy restricted lifestyle. It's not completely smooth sailing - the service could be improved, when we were there there was about 8 girls working but a lot of waiting for no reason (customers) and confusion (staff) and not knowing what was going on (both sides). For example we were told we had a 30 minute wait for a table, then one of the other customers informed the staff that there was actually 3 free tables downstairs. There are no table menus and no 'full breakfast' type options - everything is deli style put together. But for that, it has a nice range and it's very affordable - £3.50 for a coconut milk iced coffee, £4.50 for smashed avocado on gluten free toast with lemon and chill, both delicious. With so many staff on and such reasonable prices in the central city I can't help wondering how profitable it can be, but maybe these are all teething problems as staff get trained up and they get used to business. I would definitely come back for a takeaway iced coffee or a smoothie and a raw brownie.

Tastemaker

I stumbled into this place last week during a street food festival. I was greatly impressed by the array of veg items. I got the walnut hummus, the sundried tomato falafels, the broccoli and hazelnut salad and the sweet potato and courgette curry; all for takeaway. Everything was hearty and delicious. Well done!!


I got two treats as well: the cacao and almond energy ball and the pecan brownie. The former was ok; whilst a strong cacao flavour was there, I've had better. But the brownie... My god I LOVED IT. It's not particularly fudgy or rich but I loved the crumbled nuts and grainy texture (I know it sounds weird but it was so good). There is definite strong chocolate overtones which enhanced the flavour. 

I just wish this place was closer!


tastemaker

I really love the Mae Deli. I had the The Mix Bowl with Turmeric Hummus. Aubergine Salad. Falafels. Coconut Chickpea Curry, for £11, all the food was delicious, rich in flavour and fills you up, I had to take some home with me. The staff was really friendly ad helpful. If the prices were a bit lower, I would definitely go more often. 


tastemaker

Having read so much about Deliciously Ella and when my health-conscious sister was visiting London I decided to take her to the mae deli to experience something a bit different to the same cafes in Belfast. To my surprise there was a queue out the door on a Sunday lunch time which did move quite fast and we managed to nab a table downstairs, which was actually quite dark and pokey.  From looking online I already had in mind that I would order a savoury salad, however looking at the blackboard I couldn't bring myself to pay over £11 for an eat-in 4 piece salad, so disappointingly opted for chilli & avo on toast with an energy ball.  The smoothies were also over priced at around £7 which my sister got with jam on toast to balance out the price...

It wasn't even the best avocado I've ever had for the price spent and the toast was a thin piece of 'healthy' bread.


I wouldn't go back here unless they lowered the price of the savoury salad bowl and smoothie options and left pretty disappointed.  A few chairs outside wouldn't go amiss in the sunshine either.  An hour later still hungry, we ended up sitting in the sun with a hot dog in hyde park which was way more fun.  


I do love the MaeDeli! The food is delicious and nutritious, however i would have to agree I was surprised by the price. I do understand that good quality food is not cheap, but I wonder if there was a way to make it a little more affordable for all! :)  

Tastemaker

As a fan of Deliciously Ella’s cookbook about clean eating, I was so excited to try her new deli in Marylebone. I arrived on a Saturday afternoon around 2:00 to find a small line up outside. I was told it would be a 45 minute wait for a table even though I was by myself. It ended up only being about a 15 minute wait for a seat but this was because I asked if I could just sit at the bar upstairs when a seat came free rather than wait for a table downstairs. 

The menu consists of half of dozen salads, a few hot dishes, a few sides, half a dozen desserts and fresh pressed juices. I opted for the Mae Bowl which is four salads of your choice, which I had with a side of hummus. I also had a fresh pressed juice and a brownie. I was surprised to find that this came to almost £25. The food was a delicious as well as healthy but I didn’t think it should have cost that much, especially when you just order at the front counter and seat yourself. Overall, the food was really nice, but I wouldn’t make a habit of eating at the Mae Deli with those prices. 

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