Monday, November 28, 2022

The Omni Collective – Peckham’s Plant-Based Gem

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For us, Omni is about feeding everyone from one menu, whether you are kosher, halal, omnivorous or plant based.” – Jess McGill, Co-Founder.

Located in Peckham Rye, The Omni Collective offers high-end taste at an affordable price with a cozy vibe.

I went along with Jeffery Bodi who runs the health-focused website The Wealth of Health. Two very different critics, Jeff who follows a whole foods plant-based diet, and myself who is 100% plant-based but more used to highly processed alternatives, we both agreed that Omni Collective’s dining experience overall was a great one. 

We decided to go for the full tasting menu which cost £35per person. The dishes are small, but certainly not underwhelming. Overall it was great to sit and have a great conversation with what felt like non-stop delicious dishes being served. Clearly unafraid to be bold with different flavors, each round brought with it a different tasting experience. 

From peppers and olives, to freshly prepared bread, hummus and edamame, The Omni Collective’s simplicity shone through by using outstanding produce which gave us much to talk about. 

Described as a “micro-seasonal restaurant,” which means their menu changes every 3-4 weeks depending on what is available, the restaurant is an embodiment of creativity and love for plant-based cooking.

The Omni Collective
Image: The Omni Collective. Founders George Matheou (left) and Jess McGill (right)

Founded by Jess McGill who was a pescatarian and George Matheou who followed an omnivore diet, the pair took up a 40-day vegan challenge which sparked the realization that great tasting vegan food does not need to come with a compromise on taste or flavors. 

Jess describes the restaurant as: “a fully plant-based restaurant favoring vibrant veggies over fake meat,” and we’d have to agree. 

Whether a date night, or a friendly catch up, The Omni Collective offers a cozy environment, outstanding service and a welcomed change from the starter, mains, desert model at an affordable price.

Damoy Robertson
Damoy Robertson is an entrepreneur and founder of The Vegan Review. Damoy is dedicated to spreading veganism to the masses which he believes will enable people to make better, more informed decisions concerning the way we all interact with animals and our planet.