A former work colleague, who was my life safer in the office, sent me a link to the Redemption Bar website when I was living in the US. The idea of having a cool, alcohol-free gastro-cocktail bar in Notting Hill really excited me to get back to the UK as I thought it would be impossible to have a fun night out in London when you have a gluten-free, dairy-free, living foods, plant-based lifestyle and do not drink ( BUT I AM STILL FUN!)
Yesterday I had dinner at Redemption and the place proved me wrong!
In case you still reading this post after spotting the words raw, vegan, alcohol-free and all those boring labels, please go and check out this place.
I went with my best friend, who enjoys his drinks, eats everything and he really liked it and said he would honestly come back.So that gave me confidence to recommend it to you too.
NB: he is MY BEST FRIEND, not someone trying to please or impress me so you can trust him too!
What we had:
Drinks: (both super refreshing)
Muddled apple presse, fresh mint and lime, served over ice and topped with soda
A fiery combination of ginger, chilli, aloe vera, coconut water, orange, lemon, and lime juice, with apple and elderflower cordial
Shared starter: (this is the deal if you miss fish sushi like I used to)
maki rolls platter
An array of maki rolls filled with red and black quinoa, avocado, enoki mushroom, sesame seeds and micro amaranth shoots
Mains: (they were so good I could have then again tonight!)
beetroot linguine with kale & almond pesto (raw)
raw beetroot linguine, tossed in an antioxidant rich pesto topped with brazil nut ‘parmesan’, wild rocket and lemon flaxseed oil
shiitake, porcini & chestnut mushroom barlotto (cooked)
Packed with umami rich flavour and earthy tones, a barley risotto with roasted mushrooms and pecan nut ‘cheese’
Dessert: (we both liked the texture and taste, luckily not sweet enough for my friend’s sweet tooth, it was good enough for me who ended having the whole thing for myself!)
lemon & blueberry cheesecake (raw)
zesty raw cheesecake made from cashew nut cream, lemon and coconut, on an almond and sprouted buckwheat base
Redemption, 6 Chepstow Road,
London W2 5BH
020 7313 9041
There is also one in Shoreditch, but I still need a good reason to explore the East
Redemption, 320 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR
020 7613 0720
All my gratitude to Alexia who recommended this place to me, we do not work together anymore but you still my favourite life safer!