Feeling a little bloated, a bit fat and a bit guilty? It wouldn’t be January if someone wasn’t telling you to get healthy and we’re no different. Here are some places to get stuck in, if you don’t get stuck in the door getting in, of course.
Avocado & Tomato Toast with lime, chilli, flax Seeds & walnut pesto on the Superfood Brunch Menu at Christopher’s, Covent Garden
Just the ticket for January detoxing, grade II listed restaurant and bar, Christopher’s, Covent Garden offer a Superfood Brunch menu every weekend. Drinks and dishes include Citrus Beet Cleanser (Beets, Chard, Coconut Water, Oranges & Lemon); Early Chocolate Shot (Almond Milk, Raw Cacao, Peanut Butter); Warm Kale & Butternet Squash Salad (Cucumber, Beluga Lentils, Pomegranate, Quinoa, Flax Seeds- add Blackened Salmon); Cacao Nut Brownie (Macadamia Nuts, Dates, Raspberry & Beetroot Compote); and Buckwheat Pancakes (Camu Powder & Cinnamon Dust, Haskap Berry Compote, Maple Syrup).
18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD | 020 7240 4222 | www.christophersgrill.com
Vanilla Chia Pot with vanilla, coconut milk, mixed berry coulis, fresh blueberries & superfood mix on NAMA’s newly introduced Breakfast Menu
Notting-hill based artisan raw food restaurant Nama have launched their new menu, introducing debut breakfast lunch and dinner dishes, whilst keeping those signature favourites that have taken the clean-eating scene by storm. Breakfast, available from 9am-5pm, injects a feel-good boost to the day, with dishes such as invigorating Spiced Apple Grawnola(activated almonds, sprouted buckwheat & spiced fruit, served with fresh blueberries, thick vanilla cashew yoghurt) and Toast, Banana & Rawtella(artisan raw almond and walnut bread served with slices of ripe banana and’Rawtella’ cacao and hazelnut butter) to kick things off the right way.
110 Talbot Road, London W11 1JR | 020 7313 4638 | www.namafoods.com
Superfood Salad with pomegranate & citrus dressing on Percy & Founder’s Detox/Retox Menu
Still undecided on whether to kick off 2016 with a retox or a detox? There’s no need to commit at Fitzrovia restaurant and bar Percy & Founders, as they’re offering a special January menu which gives you the best of both worlds. Printed on a flip-able menu for saints and sinners alike, guests can opt for Percy & Founders indulgent burger served with celeriac slaw, pickle & fries with a pint of beer or glass of house wine (£16) or stay health smug with one of three salads such as the Superfood with pomegranate & citrus dressing, alongside a soft drink or water (£13). The Detox/Retox menu is available for lunch and dinner from Monday 11th Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sunday 31st January.
1 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF | 020 3761 0200 | www.percyandfounders.co.uk
Yellow Jersey Smoothie with pineapple, banana, almond milk, yoghurt, vanilla on Riding House CafÃƒÂ©’s new Naughty but Nice Afternoon Tea
Emerging from the fog of Christmas indulgence, you would be forgiven for feeling reluctant to throw yourself head first into the clean-living mania that January is sure to bring. To help gently ease you into a virtuous New Year, the team at the Riding House CafÃƒÂ© have dreamt up a naughty-but-nice afternoon tea, with a devilish choice of alcoholic teas and red velvet cake offset by a selection of guilt-free juices and smoothies with a granola bar.
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PQ | 020 7927 0840 | www.ridinghousecafe.co.uk