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Plant Matter Bistro

4.7
4.7
165 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Vegan

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 432-3663

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Organic Appetizers

  • Bistro Flatbread*$18.00

    sundried tomato pesto | marinated tomato & artichoke heart | mozzarella | spinach | caramelized onion

    • Live Rolls (Bistro Originals)$12.00

      rice paper | napa | daikon | cucumber | carrot | kimchi | bell pepper | beet | avocado | avocado lime crema | ginger tahini | lime

      • Share Board*$19.00

        nuts for cheese cashew cheese | assortment of spreads | pickled vegetable | olive | roasted garlic | crostini

        • Phyllo-Wrapped Baked Brie$17.00

          nuts for cheese brie | onion jam | roasted red pepper jelly | crostini

          • Spinach & Artichoke en Croute$16.00

            spinach | caramelized onion | red pepper | artichoke | roasted garlic | sour cream | puff pastry | crostini

            • Wild Mushroom Duxelle*$15.00

              sautéed wild mushroom | white wine beurre blanc | feta | parsley | crostini

              • Miso-Marinated Portobello Carpaccio$14.00

                portobello | roasted cashew | walnut | watercress

                Organic Soup and Salads

                dressings - citrus vinaigrette | blueberry balsamic | asian sesame vinaigrette | caesar

                • Soup$8.00

                  ask server for details

                  • House Salad$12.00

                    greens | cherry tomato | cucumber | carrot | onion | choice of dressing

                    • Caesar Salad*$13.00

                      romaine | kale | parmesan | tempeh | crouton | caesar dressing

                      • Bistro Salad$17.00

                        spinach | radicchio | blonde frisée | blue cheese | candied walnut | red onion | segmented orange | citrus vinaigrette

                        • Roasted Beet Tower (Bistro Favourites)$14.00

                          peppercorn herbed chèvre | tomato concasse | alfalfa sprout | chive oil

                          • Superfood Salad$16.00

                            kale | spinach | seasonal berry | quinoa | sweet potato | beet | cucumber | marinated tomato | chia | flax | blueberry balsamic dressing

                            • Asian Salad*$15.00

                              miso-marinated tofu | napa | scallion | bean sprout | cucumber | pepper | carrot | daikon | sesame | cashew | crispy tortilla | asian sesame vinaigrette

                              Organic Entrées

                              • Ravioli (Chef Inspired)$21.00

                                ask server for best wine pairing

                                • Risotto$17.00

                                  ask server for best wine pairing

                                  • Vegetable Linguine*$18.00

                                    Broccoli | snap pea | corn | red pepper | roasted garlic | zucchini | avocado cream sauce. Wine Pairing: Château Des Charmes Sauvignon Blanc (2015)

                                    • Cauliflower Pot-au-Feu$19.00

                                      Crispy breaded cauliflower | mushroom | carrot | cherry tomato | onion | potato | mushroom gravy | pickled vegetable | crostini. Wine Pairing: Malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay (2013); Malivoire Small Lot Pinot Noir (2015)

                                      • Enchiladas (Bistro Originals)*$19.00

                                        Tortilla | jackfruit | bell pepper | onion | zucchini | sweet potato | kale | black bean | mole | cashew crema | coconut rice. Wine Pairing: Fielding Estate Pinot Grigio (2016); Malivoire Small Lot Pinot Noir (2015); Anderson IPA

                                        • Bibimbap$18.00

                                          Zucchini | daikon | mushroom | carrot | broccoli | spinach | kimchi | tofu | coconut rice | spicy mushroom broth. Wine Pairing: Fielding Estate Rosé (2016); Fielding Estate Pinot Grigio (2016)

                                          • Chickpea & Mushroom Burger*$18.00

                                            Tzatziki | arugula | sautéed mushroom | feta | tomato | avocado bun | choice of caesar salad, house salad, or soup. Wine Pairing: Malivoire Small Lot Pinot Noir (2015); Ace Hill Pilsner

                                            • Maitake Mushroom Steak$20.00

                                              Miso-marinated maitake | roasted potato | seasonal vegetable. Wine Pairing: malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay (2013); Cooper's Hawk Merlot (2013)

                                              • Bistro Bowl*$18.00

                                                Pulled jackfruit | spicy bbq sauce | rice | corn | black bean | chickpea | salsa | guacamole | cheese sauce | green onion | chipotle sour cream | crispy tortilla. Wine Pairing: Fielding Estate Rosé (2016); Mcmanus Petite Sirah (2016)

                                                • Sweet Potato Gnocchi (Bistro Favourites)$17.00

                                                  Sage | roasted garlic | spinach | mushroom | spicy cashew | chili oil. Wine Pairing: Château Des Charmes Sauvignon Blanc (2015); Twin Pines Cider

                                                  • Eggplant Parmesan*$19.00

                                                    Crispy breaded eggplant | mozzarella | linguine | tomato sauce | onion | mushroom. Wine Pairing: Malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay (2013); Henry of Pelham Family Tree Cabernet-Merlot (2015)

                                                    • Buffalo Caesar Wrap$17.00

                                                      Tortilla | crispy breaded tofu | buffalo sauce | romaine | kale | parmesan | tempeh | caesar dressing | potato wedge. Wine Pairing: Château Des Charmes Sauvignon Blanc (2015); Ace Hill Pilsner

                                                      What 165 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      4.7
                                                      4.7 based on all time ratings
                                                      • 4.7Food
                                                      • 4.8Service
                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                      • 4.3Value

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                                                      1. SA

                                                        SnaxAttack

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Absolutely amazing!!! Already planning another trip here.

                                                      2. DJ

                                                        DavidJudyL

                                                        Toronto

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        24 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 !!

                                                      3. CD

                                                        CDH35

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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!

                                                      4. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Baja California Sur

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        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.

                                                      5. GS

                                                        GregS

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      6. D

                                                        Divine

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      7. J

                                                        Jessica

                                                        Toronto

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        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.

                                                      8. PL

                                                        PeggyLee

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        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.

                                                      9. JY

                                                        JoanY

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        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!

                                                      10. DJ

                                                        DavidJudyL

                                                        Toronto

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        24 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!!

                                                      11. MC

                                                        MelanieC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      12. B

                                                        Bruce

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        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.

                                                      13. MD

                                                        MaryD

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        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 😎😎👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

                                                      14. SB

                                                        SandraB

                                                        Atlantic Canada

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        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:(

                                                      15. E

                                                        Eileen

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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!!

                                                      16. BC

                                                        BillC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      17. K

                                                        Katherine

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 11, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      18. KW

                                                        KateW

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 11, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      19. A

                                                        Ahfhwkdneifbrk

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 10, 2019

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Pretty much the only decent vegan restaurant in London

                                                      20. L

                                                        Laura

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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!

                                                      21. JW

                                                        JoyceW

                                                        Toronto

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        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.

                                                      22. E

                                                        Ellen

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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!

                                                      23. L

                                                        London1

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        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.

                                                      24. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      25. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      26. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      27. SE

                                                        ScottE

                                                        Toronto

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        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

                                                      28. SO

                                                        SteveO

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 27, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent service, and a very friendly, welcoming environment.

                                                      29. J

                                                        John

                                                        Las Vegas

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        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.

                                                      30. HH

                                                        HollyH

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      31. E

                                                        Erin

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 14, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      32. DJ

                                                        DavidJudyL

                                                        Toronto

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        24 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!

                                                      33. L

                                                        Lynds

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 9, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      34. MG

                                                        MGPar

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 7, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      35. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Toronto

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 6, 2019

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      36. CM

                                                        CherylM

                                                        Toronto

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      37. FB

                                                        FrankB

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      38. E

                                                        Emily

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 17, 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.

                                                      39. MP

                                                        MerissaP

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 15, 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!

                                                      40. MJ

                                                        MadelineJohnson

                                                        Toronto

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        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.

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                                                      Plant Matter Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

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                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Neighbourhood

                                                        London

                                                      • Hours of Operation

                                                        Tue–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Vegan, Vegetarian

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress Code

                                                        Casual Dress

                                                      • Parking Details

                                                        Public Lot

                                                      • Payment Options

                                                        MasterCard, Visa

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