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The Good Life Eatery

Restaurants, Cafés Belgravia
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Clean food in various forms from the third outpost of this lifestyle chain.

Past Harvey Nicks and boutiques featuring loafers, blazers and Laboutins sits the latest outpost of clean food chain The Good Life Eatery, joining outlets in Marylebone and Chelsea. When even Gwyneth Paltrow is moving from ‘It’s All Good’ to ‘It’s All Easy’ (her latest cookbook features pasta, bacon and pizza), are these dudes surfing a wave that’s already on the ebb?

The décor is odd, with pub-like padded black chairs out of place against industrial concrete walls and the sort of caged pendant lights Detective Sarah Lund would brush up against during another unwise foray into an abandoned lock-up outside Copenhagen.

The ‘Good Life’ philosophy extends to no wifi, so you’ll be fully aware of how much kale you’re chewing through in the signature Good Life Salad (quite a lot, since you ask). Options for main courses are grouped into three sections: superfood salads, sandwiches and wraps, and warm bowls. We also tried a Mexicali salad, a deliberately carb-light take on tacos, but the black bean dip was tasteless, the avocado needed seasoning and the chipotle sauce lacked punch. We could feel the food and cold pressed juices doing our health a power of good, though.

Details

Address: 20 Motcomb St
London
SW1X 8LB
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Users say (4)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Tastemaker

You can't fault the food here but you may need to limit it to once a month at a stretch - a single wrap will set you back £9 and if you were to add a drink and snack you can easily spend £16 for what is essentially a healthier, independent Pret or Pure or insert-preferred-chain-sandwich-store-here. Not that I'm knocking it, because I've now been twice (three months apart) and both times went for the green chicken meatballs - first time as a side, second time in a wrap with kale and avocado. The meatballs are flavourful, a little spicy and very moist, so much so you don't really need a sauce with them, but whatever they put in there tasted pretty magical.The smoothies are worth a try too - cacao or peanut butter are my faves.

tastemaker

I had pretty high expectations which were massively let down by poor service, tiny portions in relation to price and no space! I can't fault the food as it tasted great - I ordered the Skinny Benedict (£7.50) which had the most amazing vegan almond pesto. I also ordered The Incredible Hulk super smoothie (£6) which again I can't fault, it was delicious. However, for the price, I would much rather go somewhere else where I feel welcomed and not rushed out the door...


Healthy but delicious! Even if you don't like healthy things, you will definitely enjoy The Good Life Eatery!

Tastemaker

I got takeaway food here last Monday and was very happy with my options although I think a part of my orders were botched. I got the GOODNESS BOWL: hollywood tabbouleh, zucchini fettucine, sweet potato, quinoa, falafel, black bean dip, gluten free crackers, 1/2 avocado with omega seeds, red pepper chilli sauce GF for £12.50; the THE GOOD LIFE SALAD with kale, roasted sweet potato, quinoa, lentils, walnut, goji berries, nutritional yeast and orange tahini vinaigrette GF V for £11.00; the BAKED SWEET POTATO & QUINOA FALAFEL GF DF with basil cashew cream GF V

for £4.50; the PEANUT BUTTER CUPS (Organic Peanut Butter, Spelt, Cocoa, Non-Hydrogenated Sunflower Spread (3 Pieces) for £3.75; and last but not least an energy ball. 

Leftovers for days!

I thought the Goodness Bowl was the better of the two salads as the sweet potato mash is delicious: incredibly creamy with roasted overtones. The avocado was perfectly creamy with the omega seeds a nice crunchy addition and the sauce tangy and tasty. However, I seemed to be missing the black bean dip =/. The portion though large, far more so than the Good Life salad. 

The Good Life salad had great nuggets of sweet potato but the kale was dry. I did ask for dressing on the side though so it's likely my fault. I assumed though the kale would be massaged to break up the plant's naturally tough fibers. The dressing was marvelous though.

The falafel was crunchy but I admit I didn't taste sweet potato very much. Sadly, I didn't get the basil cashew cream that was supposed to accompany it. 

The PB cup was definitely "healthy" tasting; don't be fooled you'e getting a Reese's. But I love anything PB so was up my alley. It has a crumbly texture.

I'm dinking a star just because of the missing sauce and the fact it's so expensive!!

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