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.