Under the guidance of Chef Paul Harding, we proudly serve fresh, local, and organic meals created entirely from scratch in our kitchen. Whether it’s our house-made salad dressings and condiments, vibrant salad bowls, hearty soups, or locally-sourced meats, we take great care with your food. We proudly offer a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes.
We serve our lunch menu daily from 11am-5pm, our dinner menu daily from 5pm-9.15pm, and our brunch menu Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
We recommend that you make reservations for lunch and dinner to ensure availability: contact us.see our current menu
Whether you’re craving a protein-packed green smoothie, an artistic and delicious latte, or simply a cup of really great tea, we’ve got you covered. We serve London Brewing Co-op beers and VQA wines, and we've just launched a craft cocktail menu. Coffee, espresso, and tea menus are also available daily.
We are the proud partners of London Brewing Co-operative -- Anglophone Canada’s first worker-owned brewery! Enjoy a local organic pint from one of our 5 rotating taps.
London Brewing Co-op has expanded to a new brewery and taproom location at 521 Burbrook Place. Check them out Thursday-Saturday, noon-9pm!
Established in 2012, The Root Cellar is an organic restaurant in London Ontario’s historic Old East Village serving local farm-to-fork fare. Part of the Forest City Worker Co-operative and closely aligned with On The Move Organics and London Brewing Co-operative, we pride ourselves on working in the neighborhood we live in and love, while serving up the best of our local foodshed.
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.
Food Sovereignty: The right of peoples to healthy, culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and these peoples’ right to define their own food and agriculture systems (Via Campesina).
We source organic food first and go local whenever possible. It’s our mission to advocate for and support London’s small-scale organic farmers and producers -- those tenacious, hard-working and innovative folks at the heart of our local food system. The bulk of our food sourcing happens through On The Move Organics (you can order from them too! Check out onthemoveorganics.ca). We’ll keep this list updated with our farmer and producer partners. Also check out our interactive Sourcing Map at the restaurant to see which items we’re sourcing from each farm!
John and Christine Wilson / Dolway Organic Gardens (Hyde Park, ON)
Don and Sharon Gingerich / Gingerich Farms (Zurich, ON)
HOPE ECO Farms Co-op (Aylmer, ON)
Reimer Family Farm (Aylmer, ON)
Mervin Miller (Aylmer, ON)
Colin and Wendy Springett (Mt. Brydges, ON)
Slegers Greens (Strathroy, ON)
Pfenning’s Organic Farm (Baden)
Heritage Line Herbs (Aylmer, ON)
Arva Flour Mills (Arva, ON)
Patrick’s Beans (London, ON)
Wildflowers Tea (St. Thomas, ON)
Wisdom Cafe (London, ON)
Whitecrest Mushrooms (Putnam, ON)
Cleon and Martha Martin (Mt Forest, ON)
Booch Kombucha (London, ON)