Redemption

Restaurants, Vegan Westbourne Grove
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Venue says Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself at 'London's healthiest restaurant'. Vegan, alcohol-free, sugar-free, wheat-free. But still fun.

A menu of healthy food designed by a nutritional therapist and a diverse non-alcoholic cocktail list.

The definition of redemption is ‘the action of being saved from sin, error or evil’. But don’t let that put you off visiting this oh-so-healthy eatery. Redemption’s not on any sort of preachy mission. Despite the lack of booze, and the abundance of vegan and wheat- or dairy-free options, a meal here is not a hair-shirt experience. 

The restaurant – which follows three successful pop-ups – has non-alcoholic beer and a small range of mocktails served in vintage-style glasses. The Apple ‘Mock-jito’ was refreshingly minty, and the ‘Lettuce Spray’ a full-bodied blend of iceberg, lime, wasabi and aloe vera.

But it’s the food that really stands out. The grilled aubergine slices with tahini were chewy – almost caramelised. If we hadn’t polished off every morsel of our beetroot-and-barley risotto, and raw courgette spaghetti with walnut-and-sesame pesto, we might have left room for pudding. 

Sadly, we lacked the willpower. At an adjacent table our neighbours opted for a cashew, coconut and strawberry ‘cheesecake’. We eyed it covetously, plotting a return visit. 

Redemption now have a second site, in Shoreditch. Time Out eating & drinking editors.

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Redemption says
In the heart of Notting Hill, close to Westbourne Grove and Portobello Market, we offer delicious and super-healthy food and drinks in a cool space with nice tunes and friendly staff. Why should socialising always be a the expense of your health? We tend to attract young, cool, forward-thinking creative types who think it doesn't always have to be. Our best sellers include sweetcorn and red pepper pancakes with guacamole, lime cheesecake, apple mock-jito and a red velvet latte. Check out our instagram feed for more. In a city legendary for its partying, it IS possible to find some sanctuary and Redemption! So even if you've been putting Keith Richards or Shaun Ryder to shame recently, we'll have you back on top form in no time!
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By: Sara O’Reilly

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Venue name: Redemption
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Address: 6 Chepstow Rd
London
W2 5BH
Opening hours: Brunch served 10am-noon; Lunch served noon-3pm; Dinner 6pm-10pm Mon-Sat. 10am-6pm Sun.
Transport: Royal Oak
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service around £60.
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dovpanda
Tastemaker

My partner surprised me with a booking to this restaurant. I am vegan so I was pleasantly surprised that they accommodate vegans. 
He ordered the daily soup and I got the aubergine tahini. Both were excellent, very filling. The drinks were quite tasty too. 
Very nice quiet restaurant with a romantic feel to it. We did however find it was slightly pricey.

Jennifer S
Tastemaker

I really want to give this place five stars but I just can't, sadly. Nama Raw in Notting Hill just has, overall, better-tasting food.

My husband and I got many of the menu items so I feel qualified to give a thorough review. I got the aubergine and tahini with toasted pine nuts and pomegranate seeds and the baked sweet potato and sumac, with coconut yoghurt and more seeds as a side. The main was just...OK. Whilst the aubergine was well-roasted, it still lacked flavour, even with the tahini. Disappointing, despite the generous amount of slices. However, the coconut yoghurt on the sweet potato was awesome. It comes as a light foam and it really ramps up the potato base, which is dense enough but cuts well with a fork. The yoghurt is so good that even my husband, who proclaims how much he hates coconut, loved it. 

He got the asparagus black rice risotto with "Parmesan" and rocket. The portion is generous again but... the flavour is again just "meh." It could have been so much richer IMO but was bland overall.

I got the spiced chai latte to drink and my husband got a berry smoothie. My chai was served lukewarm, which drove me nuts. Why wouldn't you serve a chai hot??? I think it tasted fine- nothing particularly special- except for the lovely presentation. My husband liked it much more than me. His berry smoothie was fine, nothing too exciting.

For dessert, we got the bliss balls: which come as 4, are dark chocolate and date truffle, rolled in coconut. A few berries round out the dish. The balls are quite good, with a perfectly dense texture and not overtly sweet.

My husband got the apple crumble with almonds and it was AWESOME. Seriously, I am a chocolate girl through and through and I couldn't stop raving on this. FYI the menu warns this takes 15 minutes to make as it's hot, but this came to us in less than 10. 

However, AVOID the dark chocolate and cashew mousse; raw cacao and avo mousse layered with orange and cashew cream. It is literally tasteless. We talked to the manager after and even she made a kind of face when I mentioned this dish, noting the chef is likely taking it off the menu soon.

My husband got the orthodox Russian cold press coffee. He asked for it be warmed though and said it was OK overall.

HerFavFood
Tastemaker

The skies may be grey and full of gloomy rain but from inside the doors of Notting Hill’s exclusive vegan, non-alcoholic restaurant Redemption, comes their angelic January detox menu, filled with colourful, clean food.


The food is filled with goodness (and quite a lot of quinoa) and as a result the dishes are filling and won't leave you craving more.


The drinks are also a highlight as although there is no alcohol insight, they have created a collection of feel good cocktails, including the flu fighter, which helped wake up my tastebuds!


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