The Root Cellar
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Our mission is to change the food system that affects all of us. We believe that food is political, that the choices we make about food -- what we choose to eat and whom we choose to support by doing so -- resonate through our community, economy, and planet. At the foundation of this project is a commitment to invigorating our community, discovering the plenitude of our local foodshed, supporting sustainable agricultural practices, and working cooperatively.
We brought friends from out of town. They loved the experience and thought the food was some of the best they have had. The service was terrific and our server offered helpful explanations and alternatives for certain items.
Visitors from out of town. Food was great - both what we ate and the other dishes we saw other diners having. Service fantastic and knowledgeable.
Food was amazing. Server was knowledgeable of everything on the food and beverage menu.
Vegan cheesecake is a must!
The food and ambience lived up to the reviews and description. Everything we tried was fresh and amazing.
I really enjoyed the fish of the day but would have like the plate to be more colourful.
My husband thought the curry could have been a little hotter.
Ambience was great, good value.
We would go again.
Great location near the Aelion Hall.
We have had many delicious lunches at the Root Cellar over the years. Our group of 8 chose Root Cellar for a celebratory dinner. About 6 tables with customers when we arrived. Several staff were chatting with each other, 2 on cell phones. Staff serving the table beside us looked at our table several times but said nothing. It took 15 minutes to have our server come to our table, but it may have taken longer had we had not flagged her down. Person behind the bar stared into space and took her time pouring draft beer. Another 10 minutes.
My bison burger as usual was delicious but fries were cold. The special was not hot and lacked flavour, too much batter on the fish and cold fries. Salads lacked flavour. Beer was delicious.
Had the food been exceptional as it has been previously, our rating of Root Cellar would have been better but based on poor, unacceptable service, it will be a while before we all visit again.
Delicious, locally sourced food. We love this London restaurant.
It's always awesome there! Our server was fantastic! Food was delicious, as was the wine!!!
Yes, it’s good that there are restaurants that serve local organic food. That still means you have to cook and de-stem the kale, fully cook the rice, etc. Not impressed.
Great fresh and local food. Service was very attentive and the atmosphere is light and fun in a nice retro setting. Would suggest that you consider pizza warming trays or serving on a warm pizza stone at the table as the amazing thin crust pizza loses heat quickly once it is brought from the kitchen. A fine eating experience and we'll be back.
Great atmosphere, great food, super friendly staff
The Root Cellar is our favorite restaurant in London. My girlfriend and I have gone a few times now and have always been delighted with the food, service and atmosphere. We're especially pleased that the Root Cellar supports local organic farmers. This is a must try restaurant if you have been there yet.
Loved the local wine selections and their price! Food very good! Soup was great and home made fries in truffle oil were delicious!
Lovely place, cozy atmosphere, outstanding food! We will continue to come back as there are many more items on the menu that we still want to try!
The service was most professional and easy disposition of server was most helpful! Food delicious and served as we had asked. Would definitely go back, we were visiting from across eastern Canada as a pre wedding family dinner.
Amazing food. Everyone in our party was very happy with their dish. There is something for everyone on the menu! Tres bien!
Great ambience, food was excellent
Incredible service, welcoming atmosphere and outstanding quality food! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
It was my first time and I thoroughly enjoyed everything. I didn’t realize organic foods taste so different. Gooooood
Amazing food, good local option for multiple dietary choices. Service was slow, but they were short staffed.
Our server, Miriam, was very engaging and knowledgeable about everything on the menu from drinks to mains. She was able to suggest a variation on one of the appetizers I wanted to try to accommodate my dietary needs (since I could not have the crostini, but I could have the sweet potato chips) that ended up being a cross between two of the appetizers we were considering. The food was excellent and I will definitely be returning! It was the best dinner out we have had in a long time! :) Thank you!
When "The Only on King" discontinued their business a few years back, they had recommended The Root Cellar. I brought my husband here for his birthday. Overall we had a great experience, however when our featured soup arrived we noticed there were no crackers or bread. We asked the server if we could have some, and she said it would cost us $2.00 for the bread (toast). When the toast arrived there was no butter, or anything on the toast, by then the soup was gone. We weren't certain ow of what to do with the plain toast I have just never really experienced this before, thought it was a bit unusual to not provide butter or a substitute.
Fantastic local spot with a compassionate local menu. Very vegetarian/vegan friendly.
Table settings are far too close, don't want to hear my neighbours talking!! Spead out the tables!!
There were not enough people in the restaurant to JAM us in as you did!!
We are regulars and should not be treated like this!
Was our anniversary, was hoping we could have an intimate dinner, NOT!!!
Great food and experience. Only disappointment was that two of three main entrees were not available. Our party of eight considered leaving at this point however decided to stay due to keeping the special night out together simpler. No steak or cod was available?? Would have been nice to know. Felt somewhat cheated but the food we did order was very good. Would return.
This little restaurant with its unassuming name hides a gem that anyone that enjoys great food should visit. The atmosphere is eclectic but cozy. We had a couple of appetizers that were delicious. I got to sample a craft ale before I ordered and then the main course came. Wow! I had a curry dish. My husband a fish dish and my son a burger. The food was absolutely excellent. Paired with the friendly staff, this restaurant is a hit and a recommendation from a self labeled foodie. Don't miss it!
Food was great. Restaurant cleanliness could have been a little better, but wasn't bad. Had my water served with a fly in it when I got there lol, but the server quickly swapped it out for another.
I really like the atmosphere and food.. Just found it quite noisy.. Hard to talk over the noise
Fantastic food and excellent service. Food and drinks were unique but not weird, tasted great and portioned well. Highly recommend this restaurant for a date, small group or just a nice meal.
Server was great, food was well prepared. Thank you.
Great service and great food! Loved the space! We had a great time. Would definitely come back.
Loved it. Six of us all loved it. Great food, fantastic wait staff, excellent beer, loved the ambiance. Too bad I live 1 1/2 hours away.
This place is the best! The space is incredible, filled with local art and very unique design features. Staff are always friendly and their integrity in supporting local farmers and food initiatives is unparalleled in the region. The most ethical spot to eat in London, hands down.
This was my third time at The Root Cellar. This time I went with a friend from out of town. Perfect atmosphere to catch up. The tables are pretty close to each other but we went early when it wasn’t too busy. I had the bison burger with fries. The bun was perfect. Their fries are delicious, especially with the spicy mayo. My friend ordered the sweet potato pizza with jalapeños which came with fries. She upgraded to the truffle fries which were also delicious. Friendly, helpful and efficient service. I am looking for an excuse to go back soon.
Great food not only for vegetarians and vegans; the buffalo burger or the steaks are delicious too. Cozy. Nice overall concept.
First time there and food was so fresh!
Cute restuarant love that they use local.
We had a reservation for 7 and we had great service and a great meal
Great vibe, great prices but the food wasn’t amazing. The steak was over cooked on both our plates and no better than what we would make at home but the outing was very nice otherwise and well priced
Excellent locavore food, kind, friendly inclusive service. Our guests were very happy.
Amazing food as always! We will definitely be going back in the near future :)
The Root Cellar is rated 4.6 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.