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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Lifestyle | Healthy Restaurants in London


With New Year resolutions underway and bikini season just around the corner, eating healthy has once again topped my New Year resolution list. Although it can be easy enough when cooking for yourself, just think lots of salad - however having a social life while on a healthy eating regime proves more of a challenge.

With restaurants sneaking in unnecessary calories to dishes to make them taste great, and alcohol adding what feels like a million calories to your meal; it would be easiest to simply become a hermit for the extent of your diet. However, for those of us in London on a health kick, luckily we can now enjoy our socials lives to the fullest without feeling guilty after dinner!

London is beginning to say goodbye to fried food and hello to an array of healthy lifestyle restaurants – and what’s better? They are some of the trendiest venues in the city. Quintessentially Lifestyle had their restaurant specialists compile a list of some the best healthy dining destinations the city has to offer.

So where to begin? Personally, who doesn’t love a restaurant that serves weekend brunch with a matching cocktail menu for brunch as well? Grain Store offers fresh ingredients with ‘no geographical boundaries.’ The food is inspired by Chef Bruno Loubet, Michael Benyan and Mark Sainsbury’s extensive travels, along with Benyan’s treasured vegetable patch. Early morning breakfast with the girls just became considerably better!

 
A lot of thought has clearly gone into the interiors created by the acclaimed Russell Sage. Designed around the idea of the exploded kitchen, Grain Store boasts a "flexible interior that blurs the lines between kitchen and dining room, with elements of the cooking process spilling over to the table."

 
If you are one of those people we sometimes all love to hate - the super dieter, and wish to go somewhere that not only serves meals but also detoxes, well I salute you and have a suggestion: Nama Artesian Raw Foods has an amazing menu filled with all natural, raw ingredients. Nama’s also offers detoxes, including the Raw Food Cleanse, which they will help you with and begin there.

This is a picture of Nama's raw coconut curry, it is all raw and vegan - doesn't it look delicious?!

 
Many of my friends and family are vegetarian so I can't wait to introduce them to this restaurant. For once they will be able to choose from all the vegan/vegetarian options of their dreams. Nama actually "believe in blowing away the common misconception that a raw, vegan, organic diet is limited" and I'm sure that many will find this a breath of fresh air. Whilst I am not currently "fully-vegetarian" I still remember the struggles of dining out as a vegetarian...talk about limited menu options or what! My veggie sister,  a self-proclaimed foodie, is going to be over the moon when I tell her about this restaurant!

However non-vegetarians alike are sure to fall in love with this restaurant too, just reading the menu alone made my mouth water! You can view Nama's menu here - it's 100% meat, wheat, dairy, and gluten free which I can see being of appeal to many.

With London restaurants finally on all of our sides, this year’s attempt at "eating healthier" seems like it is going to gel with my social life really well.

I hope that you enjoyed these healthy London restaurant options. Do you know any good restaurant recommendations?

Do you like the sound of the restaurants mentioned above?

Aimee xx

*Collaborative post

29 comments:

  1. Great pictures looks so yummy! I am trying to eat better too! I am eating a salad right now lol


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  2. It's so hard to find a nice restaurant, or any type of food place, that serves raw, all natural ingredients in my area. That's why I love traveling to the big cities to try out new places. This restaurant sounds like a dream! I wish I could try it out! Vegan food is just so delicious!

    Abigail | Cheers to Now

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  3. This place goes on my list of places to try out when I am in London this curry looks amazing.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog
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  4. I was in london one year ago and it was a blast! I loved it! Such great restaurants everywhere.
    And these are def worth trying!

    xoxo Colli // my blog - tobeyoutiful

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  5. I love Grain Store the food is amazing and Nama is now on my list to check out. Places like this prove healthy dose not have to mean boring!

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  6. I will love to try out this restaurant great post.

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  7. I'd love to go to a vegetarian/vegan restaurant, I bet it's lovely.

    Corinne x
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  8. The restaurant Grain Store sounds great! Cocktails are always a good idea ;-)

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  9. I do like the restaurants mentioned above:) I love to eat health so I'm sure I'd be over the moon when visiting them<3

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    1. Amazing, I feel the same - especially because I'm currently on a health kick :) x

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  10. Thanks for this post. I love getting to know healthy restaurants. A part of my family is vegetarian and although I'm not, I like veg food. Happy Sunday!

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman

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    1. Thanks Jasmine :) I'm the same, although I'm not currently fully vegetarian I love veggie food to bits!

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  11. Thank you so much for these recommendations :D

    xxo

    NIKI

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    1. Pleasure, thanks for stopping by and commenting :) x

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  12. The coconut curry looks delicious!! I definitely have to get back on track with eating healthy too haha. I would love to visit London one day and visit this place!

    Best,
    Christina

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  13. That curry looks so incredible. I love that I have lived - and worked - in London my entire life but am always finding amazing new places :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  14. I know the struggles of eating out as a veggie all too well - Forever having to go for a shitty salad or veggie burger! So glad you shared this restaurant with us, i'll deffo have to give it a visit next time im in London.

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    1. Hehe, I know exactly what you mean! Restaurants like Nama are a real blessing :)

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  15. Thanks so much for posting this! Really useful. My boyfriend and I are forever eating out in London but always packed full of burger places and junk food. Will definitely try some of these out! Awesome review :) xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
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    1. Pleasure and thank you :) You should definitely check these restaurants out then :) xx

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  16. Lovely photographs and some really great recommendations x

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  17. Wow, this restaurant looks gorgeous! Definitely a place I would check out if I was in the area :)

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  18. That looks like such a fabulous place to eat! I wish I had found that when I was there last!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  19. Such a cute restaurant!
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  20. Ooooh! That curry looks AMAZING. I've recently had to stop eating gluten, so this looks liek ad ream spot for yummy food :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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