inSpiral Lounge

London, England

3.7 / 2 votes

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Billed as the first organic vegetarian fast food joint in London

Restaurant, Bar, Other

The menu is mostly vegan and eco-centered. Features a hot food buffet including vegan lasagna, curries, salads and more; also has raw food options, juices and smoothies, and vegan baked goods.

This is also a bar and live music venue.

Added by conde.kedar on Feb 2 09 (last updated Feb 2 09)

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Inspiral's website and Inspiral itself are two very different things. Its website would make you believe that you were going to a restaurant where your meal would be precisely prepared with the freshest ingredients and plated elegantly for your enjoyment. In reality, the meals are premade and sitting under a heat lamp. The servers slap your main dish and sides on a plate and hand it over like school lunch ladies, albeit friendly hippie lunch ladies.

Unlike school lunches, however, this food is vegan and much of it is wheat or gluten free. My friends and I fell upon our meals as if we hadn't eaten in weeks. The flavors were good but the main faults fell in temperature. I ordered the lasagna with sides of roasted root vegetables, potato wedges, and sauteed green vegetables. My lasagna was steaming but my sides were lukewarm and that made the potato wedges less enjoyable as they were a bit soggy.

I ordered dessert and had chocolate cheesecake and butterscotch ice cream. The ice cream was the first I've had in London and it was mostly good but had a strange taste to it that I would guess to be from a sugar substitute or other scientific additive. The cheesecake was very rich and a great texture. My friend ordered the pina colada smoothie which was delicious.

Overall we really enjoyed our meal as the food was hearty and flavorful but I would say we overpaid. I paid 7.95 for premade lasagna and lukewarm sides. I would think the prices would be much lower. I would come back here again for their vegan desserts (thought not the ice cream) and the outdoor seating and fun atmosphere. I would probably not spend my dinner dollars here again.


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We didn't try much in the way of food, but the juice & tea were good. I tried one of the durian chocolates too, & it was amazing. Their vegan ice creams are pretty tasty too.

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Non-Smoking

Prices

$$ - average

Cuisines

  • Raw Food
  • Eclectic (Varied)

Features

  • Buffet
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music

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Hours

10am - 10pm
10am - midnight
closed

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