Plant Matter Bistro

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165 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vegan, Vegetarian
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Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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(519) 432-3663
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MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.9
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
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SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! Already planning another trip here.

DJ
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent meal at Plant Matter Bistro! Chef Thorogood and his team give every plate special attention: great flavours, great freshness, always letting the vegetables shine! And ... if Lauren is your server, you will be looked after very well indeed! Go and enjoy !!

CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such fresh and flavourful meals and friendly service. I love how many vegan and gluten free options there are. I keep coming back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a go to for us! Get the fresh rolls and flatbread!! Lots of gluten free options too.

GS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was excellent and our server was a wealth of information about their menu, ingredients and how they are prepared. It was a very positive experience and we will definitely be back on our next to London.

D
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome tasty well seasoned food. I had a chickpea mushroom burger that was so tasty and the texture was excellent.
A very relaxing atmosphere and thr service was friendly and knowledgeable. My out of town guests were thrilled.

J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

It would depend on what a friend was looking for as to whether I would recommend the bistro or not. If someone is looking for something a little finer and a bit different, then go to the bistro. I was at the bistro for my anniversary and felt that you received less food for a higher price in comparison to the kitchen. We shared the live rolls, which was awkward because for two people, there were three rolls. I had the bibimbap, and my husband had the bistro bowl. My husband was done long before he felt full, even though he thought the flavours were amazing. My portion seemed larger, and I enjoyed most of it, but started feeling that the saltiness was too much as I made my way to the bottom of the bowl. The chocolate cheesecake was hands down the best part, and I would definitely tell people to try it. The creaminess, richness, and texture would fool anyone into believing it’s cream cheese. My husband and I have been to the kitchen multiple times, and felt that we preferred it over the bistro. It’s nice to finally say that I’ve been to the Plant Matter Bistro, Kitchen, and Café, but for quantity, price, and atmosphere, I prefer the home-like kitchen.

PL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The place was great, save for the bathroom area. The food and service were both fantastic and will be going back again.

JY
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed this, our first, experience at Plant Matters. The service was fine, the food delicious. Our only concern was that the drinks were overpriced. I'd return but not order any alcohol!

DJ
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great visit to Plant Matter Bistro! Excellent service (thank you, Lauren) and an excellent meal, beautifully prepared and presented. It was a first visit for two of the guests who loved their experience and will be back, for sure!! Thanks!!

MC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for dinner on a Saturday night; probably didn't even need a reservation, it was very quiet. We ordered the live rolls as an appetizer and they were AMAZING -- so flavourful! For mains we had the cauliflower pot-au-feu which was pretty good--could have used more cauliflower--and the enchiladas which were also incredible! I will definitely be back to try more items from the menu.

B
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was excellent and the choices were plentiful. The restaurant was noisy because of poor acoustics. There was only nine patrons at the time. However it is still the best plant based restaurant in London we have found.

MD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very nice,different,first time eating vegan ,lovely being Mother’s Day a dessert would have been nice
😎😎👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

SB
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Menu was limited and was $ for the value.
Took my mom for mother’s day And we all left very hungry ,,, plates were small and no dessert options ,,,, was disappointed as my mom wanted a nice dessert:(

E
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food! we went for the mothers day, they had a fixed menu witch had great verity.
Our server was amazing and so funny!!

BC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service, in my experience, is always supreme quality. PMB has a great vibe to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or a intimate date night for two.

K
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience! Waitstaff very knowledgeable and food was amazing!!

KW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and very knowledgeable server with all our questions about the food!

A
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pretty much the only decent vegan restaurant in London

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my graduation here Friday night! It’s always our first choice when we are celebrating or want a nice night out. The food is always outstanding and blows us away. The service is always exceptional!

JW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We arrived and were seated quickly. The waitress answered all our questions. We are still not sure what Jackfruit is. The food was good. My husbands bowl was cold . We asked the waitress and she said it should have hot elements and some cold. None of it was hot but nothing was offered in the way of a fix. My husband does not normally eat vegan and this was no help in encourage him. He says he would try again but I think we need to try Plant Matters as they have a larger menu selection.

E
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super Delicious plant-based food! Fantastic service, super cool environment! I’m not vegan and I would come here again and again!

L
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Had lunch with my friend who is from Toronto and is vegan. He was very impressed with the quality of the food. I am not vegetarian but there were many choices on the menu that interested me. I ended up with their risotto which was delicious. My friend had the cauliflower pot-au-feu and he also said his was very good. Only negative was that both dishes were a bit on the salty side.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was such a great meal. Food was just to die for. Really talented server who I wish I had gotten her name (hair was dyed bright red). I only wish I lived a bit closer as I would be there all the time.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A birthday celebration made extra special with a chefs creation decadent chocolate dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server very funny and informative, delicious food. I had the risotto and my friend had the bistro bowl - tasty and good portions. Very attentive, checked on refills and took dishes quickly. Finished off with coffee and key lime cheesecake - perfect! Will definitely go again.

SE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Loved this place. Wish there was more vegan sit down restaurants that serve you. Wish there was one in Hamilton

SO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and a very friendly, welcoming environment.

J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I give 5 because I’ve been here often and it’s always on point. However this time they used fake meat in the Ravioli, I was not a fan. I have had the Ravioli a few times in the past and it’s always been better. If I were Plant matter, I’d steer clear of fake meat unless making a Beyond Burger or something. Still great place, great Value.

HH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best experience and food you could ask for! Even if you aren’t a strict vegan the food will leave you wanting more but so full you just can’t do it! Wonderful service and friendly atmosphere.

E
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, will definitely be back to try other options! Loved the Juno menu.

DJ
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Plant Matter Bistro! Diners can expect a thoughtfully conceived menu, creatively tweaked and beautifully executed. We drive two hours to be here and will happily continue to do so!

L
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were impeccable! It is my favourite place to eat in London.

MG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great venue to have a bite before the theatre.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place in London if you want to try new, delicious dishes.

CM
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went out with my oldest daughter. We don’t get together often so it was such a special treat. Sandi was amazing and the food was devine. We started with fresh rolls and we both had a bowl. Nice wine and lovely ambience.

FB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Feb. 19/19. How amazing to find such a restaurant catering to vegan clientele and using local vegetables when possible. The chef is to be commended, the only glitch was a cold creme brûlée. Linguine with avocado sauce was rich and flavourful. The maitake mushroom steak delicious with vegetables crisp to perfection, mushroom soup beyond the pale. Service was gracious and helpful. Looking forward to enjoying a meal there on our next visit to London. Frank & Liz.

E
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This was our first visit to PMB - an anniversary dinner. We found the portions a bit small for the price, and both our dishes were WAY too salty (and generally we like salty foods!). If you have a big appetite I don't think you'll be satisfied with one main dish, and most of them are about $20 each. However, the food was obviously crafted with care, our server was delightfully quirky and friendly and the atmosphere was nice (the bar height tables are a bit small and squished though). Although I know local and organic ingredients cost more, overall I found we paid far too much for the experience ($75 after tax and tip for an appetizer, 2 mains and a bottle of Booch - no alcohol or dessert). I might try it again and order a different meal to give it a second chance, but it was disappointing; it certainly didn't live up to my expectations.

MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to PMB for Valentine's Day (my partner and I are both vegan). The food was amazing, as usual. I frequently dine at their other restaurants as well (Plant Matter Kitchen & Plant Matter Cafe). I was not disappointed!

MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Showed up to reservation on Valentine’s Day. No one told us it was a set menu. The server was very rude when telling us there is no other option.