So after an impromptu wander into Mrs. Marengo's on Lexington Street the other week and finding out it was the sister cafe to Mildred's on the same road, it was time to test out the larger sibling.

Again the menu is all aimed at veggies and vegans who don't always get the greatest choices in general restaurants (Ceasar salad anyone?). There's a great mixture of brunch, lunch and dinner dishes including burritos, tagines, Sri Lankan curry, vege burger of the day and sundried tomato and bean sausages.

I went for the daily special of tomato, aubergine, chickpea and green olive tagine served with flaked almond cous cous. The tagine was a real melt in the mouth texture and the cous cous obviously complemented it well. The flaked almonds were a nice touch as it gave that bit of crunch to the dish so it wasn't all about mushiness.

The burrito was also jam-packed with re-fried beans, corn and red pepper topped with tomato lime salsa, guacamole, smoked cheddar and sour cream and looked pretty filling (...get it?!).

You can tell the ingredients are well sourced and cooked well, but even so, I did find the pricing quite steep. The average dish costing about £8/9. It's quite hard to find a decent vegetarian restaurant in London serving creative and varied dishes so it would be a greater bonus if it didn't stretch the wallet as much if you turn up for lunch. Venues like Food For Thought in Covent Garden have the balance of great dishes, sizeable portions and budget prices to make it a hot spot for lunch.

But then again, seeing as restaurants serving a wholesome, tasty and healthy vegetarian menu is hard to come by, I think it's well worth going along for a post-pay day treat!

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