Being on a health-kick needn’t mean swanky dinners out are off the menu. We’ve found seven places where you can tuck into delectable food and still leave feeling virtuous
Words Hannah Hopkins
Vegan Menus at Pollen Street Social
Jason Atherton’s five and eight course vegan menus span creative starters, mains and desserts. Elevating vegetables, herbs and fruit to a new level, dishes include braised broccoli stem, lemon puree, toasted almonds and seaweed and buckthorn sorbet with coconut.
Healthy eating at LIMA Fitzrovia and LIMA Floral
LIMA’s fresh, healthy dishes are the perfect antidote to Christmas indulgence. Take your pick from protein rich ceviches marinated in tiger’s milk (a trusted hangover cure in Peru), dishes with superfood Peruvian ingredients like kiwicha and quinoa and even sugar-free avocado ice cream.
Tom’s Kitchen Detox Menu
Opt for Tom’s Kitchen’s Detox menu, created with the help of London-based healthy food and drink company, Rude Health. They’ve created a mouth-watering selection of dishes including Smoked salmon tartare, served with a wasabi crème fraiche and cured egg yolk – a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Just opened last month in Clerkenwell, the super healthy and adventurously flavoured ‘mindful kitchen’ Counter Kitchen combines nutrient rich ingredients and punchy flavours into clean eating menu of warming bowls, salads and soups. For lunch, enjoy ‘Warming Bowls’ – hot meals like the Kimchi Culture (homemade kimchi, stewed beef broth, silken tofu, pak choi, ginger, garlic and black rice) or flavourful salads, such as Magic Mushroom (mixed sautéed wild mushrooms with rosso leaves, soba noodle and pickled daikon).
Launceston Place x Seedlip January Tasting Menu
This exclusive tasting menu has been created by award-winning restaurant Launceston Place and Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand, perfect for those taking part in Dry January this year.
Aquum’s Greek Menu
Full of fresh and flavoursome dishes, Aquum’s menu is perfect for healthy January diets. The Courgette Pancakes provide a Mediterranean treat, delicately towered with crumbly Feta cheese, Myzithra cheese from Crete and Cumin sauce. Feta cheese is high in protein and packed with essential micronutrients including phosphorus and calcium, both great for teeth and bones, while cumin is known to aid digestion and improve immunity; a great ingredient to help keep January colds at bay.
Located in the heart of The Savoy, Kaspar’s offers an informal yet luxury-dining experience, in a beautiful art deco setting. As one of the capital’s finest seafood restaurants, this is a great choice for healthy indulgence, as the dedicated menu features an array of exotic seafood dishes.