Review of 'by Chloe.'

The American Vegetarian chain now has several locations in London including the one we visited in Covent Garden, across the street from the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. To be fair, we did have a discount coupon which made the somewhat expensive meal a bit less so.


The clean, contemporary interior with a central ordering area was about half full when we visited at 7 pm on a Saturday. After placing your order you are given an electronic buzzer that alerts you when your order is available so you can pick it up (though in our case they helpfully brought it to our table). As might be expected, the menu is an allergen icon-heavy list of vegetarian options divided into “Salads”, “Burgers + Sandwiches”, “Pasta”, “Brunch”, “Fries + Sides” and “Sweets” plus “To-Go by Chloe.” and “London by Chloe.”, the later having location-inspired dishes such as vegetarian “Fish n' Chips” (£8.80), vegetable-heavy “Royal Roast” (£10.95) and “Sticky Toffee Pudding” (£4.50). The prices are quite high if compared to the equivalent non-vegetarian options so the question is whether it tastes good…


We had “The Quac Burger” (£9.00) “black bean-quinoa-sweet potato patty, corn salsa, onion, tomato, lettuce, guac, tortilla strips, chipotle aioli, whole grain bun” which was surprisingly tasty and a good sized portion. The patty was smooth inside with a slightly crunchy outside but it was the toppings that really added a lot of flavour. On the side we had the “Air Baked Fries” (£4) where we chose a mixture of both original and sweet potato (you can do this or chose either). These were really nice, full of flavour, crunchy, and great that they were not in any way greasy with another good sized portion.

Guac Burger

There is a good assortment of non-alcoholic drinks including a daily smoothie and an assortment of juices (£4.80). I had the “Penny Lane” juice which was a mix of carrot, turmeric, apple, lemon and ginger which packed quite a punch and quite good.

Seating Area

Without our discount, for the two of us (only one drink and sharing fries) it was £26.00 which is quite expensive but the quality of the food was very good with good portion sizes, and friendly service. If you are looking for a good vegetarian fast food place, it is worth giving “by Chloe.” a try. If you are not bothered about vegetarian this might be good to try once but there are better options in the area. Decor

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2019-07-27

Cuisine: Vegetarian

Address: Drury House 34-43 Russell Street London WC2B 5HA ENGLAND

Public Transport: TUBE Covent Garden

Location: London (England) - Covent Garden



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