Our Top Five Healthy Restaurants in London
words by Stephanie Matysiak
London is full of fantastic restaurants; the majority however can leave you feeling unhealthy, bloated and worrying about what exactly has been put in your meal. It can be quite tricky to find healthy restaurants that serve not only really great food but also provide nutritional benefits. I have put together a few of my best finds in London, which serve delicious yet healthy meal options. Bon appetit!
Saf, High Street Kensington
Saf is a Vegan restaurant with a great concept, they do not cook any food above 48c in order to preserve the highest amount of nutrients and flavours. Saf serves gourmet foods using plant based ingredients with the majority created in house providing a wide variety of healthy meal options. Their menu includes options such as a Green Master Detox salad, Massaman curry, the Saf Burger (organic gluten free bun of course!) and a Pad Thai. Saf is conveniently located above Whole Foods on High Street Kensington so you can pop in for a healthy nutritious meal after you have done your healthy food shop!
Mildred’s is a fantastic Vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Soho. Mildred’s serves delicious and wholesome meals, offering a variety of gluten free, wheat free and vegan options. Mildred’s uses organic ingredients where possible and will always try to source from local businesses. A restaurant that serves a salad named the Organic Energising Detox Salad is sure to get a visit from me! I highly recommend their Cinnamon Spiced Stew, which is gluten and wheat free.
Granger and Co, Westbourne Grove
Granger and Co brings to us a taste of the healthy Aussie way of life! Brought to us by Bill Granger, Granger and Co is fantastic for breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Situated in the very stylish Westbourne Grove, this airy restaurant is a delight to dine in. The speciality on the menu is the Sweetcorn Fritters with roast tomatoes, spinach and bacon. Avocado on the side is a must to give the dish a true healthy Aussie taste!
Ottolenghi in Islington is the hippest and healthiest place to be seen in Islington! The menu provides a variety of delicious Mediterranean inspired dishes that are fantastic to share. The only problem with this restaurant is deciding which dishes to pick, as all options are incredibly appealing. The Roasted Aubergine with feta yogurt and crispy kale salad is a must as is the Five Spice Tofu. If you are feeling naughty, the cakes and desserts are some of the best in London!
The Gate, Hammersmith
The Gate serves fantastic seasonal Vegetarian meals with an interesting twist. The menu is influenced by the owner’s Indo-Iraqi Jewish upbringing. The Gate succeeds in serving a variety of wonderful and nutritious meal options such as Root Vegetable Chickpea Tagine and Beetroot Ravioli. Time and time again I go back here as I have yet to experience a bad meal is always served at a very reasonable price. You can always to expect to try something different, the Lavender Crème Brulee was a first for me!