The only reason I was here, Home Slice was busy and I had an hour to kill.
On walking in, very noisy, oppressively so.
All the tables were taken. I was invited to take a bar stool, sit at a shelf overlooking the kitchen.
When taking the order, neither I nor the person standing in the kitchen, could hear each other, such was the level of oppressive noise.
Turkish lentil soup, tasty, generous portion size, but like everything else on the menu, expensive and overpriced.
When paying over a fiver for a bowl of soup, expect at least the bread to be free. But no.
Did I want bread. No.
I then changed my mind, and ordered what I thought was seeded bread. No, what appeared was a minuscule portion of seeds, somehow glued together, not much bigger than a 50p piece.
One of the staff came and sat with me. I asked what she was eating. She explained, adding, it was not on the menu. Staff apparently get a far better deal. It looked marginally better than what I saw being served from the kitchen.
Pretentious, noisy and overpriced, Wild Food Cafe very poor compared with Food for Thought, which is sadly no more, closed down last year, much loved and much missed, driven out of business by a greedy grasping landlord driving up the rent to unaffordable levels.
I then departed for Home Slice where I knew I would get an excellent pizza.
Wild Food Cafe is located in Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden.