Historical version 1 of Natural Kitchen, W1U 8EW
- 0207 935 0987
- 55 Baker Street, W1U 8EW
- Mon-Fri: 7am-11pm, Sat-Sun: 8am-10.30pm
Baker Street branch of the Natural Kitchen delicatessen/cafe chain, opened in the summer of 2014.
Although it has much the same features as the Marylebone High Street branch, it feels larger, although this could be because both the restaurant area and the deli are all on the ground floor. The spacious main seating area is to the front, with the deli/salad counter is to the rear, overlooked by a life-sized red plastic cow. There's another entrance at the rear which leads directly into the atrium reception of the adjacent office building.
The Baker Street branch's restaurant menu has the usual salads and healthier dishes, plus some more artery-thickening burgers and steaks. As per the other branches the prices are on the expensive side, but the quality of the ingredients makes up for it somewhat.
Kat and a friend visited for a sit-down lunch on a Friday in August 2014. It was fairly busy but we were found a table straight away - although the atmosphere is more 'restauranty' than the Marylebone branch, the turnaround seems to be pretty quick. The club sandwich burger (around £11) photo was amazing (and huge), featuring breaded chicken breast, ham, a big wedge of brie and coleslaw, and came with very good skin-on chips and a tarragon mayonnaise dip. Kat was still full by dinner time.
Service was efficient and polite, a jug of tap water was provided on request. The cheapest bottle of white wine available was £20, and was pretty decent.
Accessibility: a long ramp to get in, then step-free throughout once you're in. The toilets are all wide individual cubicles with their own low sink, mirror and Dyson airblade.