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“Great value”

Mary Ward Centre Cafe
Ranked #5,955 of 23,025 Restaurants in London
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
Hobart, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Discovered this cafe when in London in June, and went back several times. Each time - a range of delicious home-cooked vegetarian food, friendly staff, enjoyably casual atmosphere. Where else can you get a meal like this for GBP 4-5 per person ?

Visited June 2014
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Old Warden
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Still amazing ... after all these years!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

What a great place to eat! I'd not been for many years, and it was so good to find the Mary Ward Centre Cafe as fabulous as it ever was, in terms of food, ambiance and location! Right next to Queen Square, in busy Bloomsbury, one can sit in the park and admire the gardens beforehand, enjoying the tranquillity. In the cafe, they have surges of real busy-ness around meal-times especially, so be prepared to queue for your food and possibly share your table. The food portions are generous, the menu inventive, and the cost very reasonable. There is always a salad bar, and a variety of hot main dishes and delicious dessert treats. Will make a point of going again!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Whitestarlion
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Busy, wholesome lunch spot”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We tried this cafe yesterday for the first time and loved it. It was very busy (queued for food and shared tables) but the food was delicious and wholesome and really good value (hot main with mixed salad was £5,45 (most expensive thing on the menu I think), tortilla with mixed salad £4.65). We really enjoyed it and will definitely be returning soon.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Mrswonderstuff
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian food at a good price”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

I have been coming to this place for years and it has remained consistently good. All the food seems to be freshly prepared on the premises and you are always spoilt for choice. Hot dishes include pasta, bakes, omelettes and risottos, there are also salads, soups and deserts. It can get busy at times and you may have to queue and share a table but it's worth the wait. Unfortunately as it is attached to an Adult Education Centre the café only opens during term time.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank David T
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Superb vegetarian choice in central London”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I'm lucky enough to work close to the Mary Ward cafe, which has an excellent selection of meals, salads and cakes. The staff are very happy to discuss any food allergies/options you have, and there is always a good selection for vegans. The cakes are delicious, and pastries are available in the morning. I'm a vegetarian, but it's good enough for my meat-eating colleagues to visit and recommend.

The only down side is that they close from late July to mid-September during the centre summer break, and possibly around Christmas and Easter.

It's not open late, and from the opening hours are:
Monday Thursday: 9.30am to 8.45pm
Friday: 9.30am-8.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am-4pm

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Peter G
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