I was pretty eager to visit Mildred’s as it was recommended by quite a few people as a quality veg restaurant in the city. They don’t take bookings so even though we went on a Monday, we arrived at midday so as not to miss out on a table.
When we arrived we had our pick of seats which was quite lucky because within 15 minutes the lunch rush is upon us and the place is full. It’s a bright little restaurant with skylights above in the dining room, inviting the sunshine inside.
I started with chargrilled artichoke with crostini and lemon aioli and it was an excellent summer dish. Artichoke is so underrated! It was light, the perfect size and packed full of flavour.
For entree Amy ordered the gyoza dumplings with soya sweet chilli dipping sauce. They were ok but I think this homemade version has more flavour.
My main was the hearty mixed mushroom, porcini and ale pie with mushy peas and sweet potato fries. Officially defeated! As tasty as this was, I just couldn’t do it justice. The pasty was so crisp and light and the mushrooms had a good kick of booze. This would make a fantastic cold weather meal.
Amy had the bright mixed salad plate which is a mountain of pasta salad and green salad. Perhaps I should take a leaf out of my sister’s book and go for lighter meals more often.
I’m really glad I got to eat at Mildred’s, it’s a great little spot in a fun part of town. Next time: dinner!