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Alcohol Free London

Alcohol Free London

Alcohol Free October
Fro co rita at Redemption
Being the owners of London’s only real alcohol-free restaurant, we often get asked our opinion on going alcohol-free for a month, whether that be Go Sober For October, Dryathlon or Dry January. The answer is, of course, we are all for it! Our customers tend to be young cool people who like the idea of having a night off all the usual temptations and buy into ‘eat clean’ living. But when these campaigns are running we get a broader type of customer as more of the general public try going alcohol-free.

I’ve read reports that show that by taking a month off, we can help to reset ourselves and our drinking and that helps us to cut back over the year. This in turn helps improve the quality of our life with things like sleeping better and keeping our flab under control.

The way our society has developed is that you often feel like a social outcast having to explain not having a drink, which is crazy considering we are constantly being told we drink too much. Happily these campaigns are making it more part of our normal culture to not drink which is getting us back to a better place of balance. But you don’t have to sign up to a particular label or campaign – these days it’s becoming quite socially acceptable to tell friends you’re doing 5:2 with drinking, or laying off the booze during the week.

Which ever way you decide to play it, we are happy to see you and happy to support you in one of our two London bar restaurants. We have upgraded our drinks menu, so as well as things like alcohol-free lager, we also have an extensive range of alcohol-free cocktails such as the pious pina colada, the apple mockjito and the fro-co-rita. All served up in lovely glasses in a cool environment so you don’t feel like you’re missing anything. Come and spoil yourself without spoiling yourself!

Sneak Peak: Tour of Redemption Bar

Sneak Peak: Tour of Redemption Bar

We do love a good old behind the scenes video, so if you’re anything like us, you’ll love this week’s FridayGram: Catherine gives you an exclusive tour of Redemption Bar Notting Hill, disco ball and all – take a look below!

Good FridayGram

Good FridayGram

With Easter finally upon us, it’s a time for reflection. It feels particularly apt after almost two years of trading.

Lots of successes to celebrate, lots of bruises to heal and lots of lessons learned.

The response to Redemption from the public and the media has been amazing. We’ve had love from great organizations like Cancer Research, Southbank Centre and Virgin.

The single biggest challenge has been finding a site to trade in – but we’ve managed to pull off 3 residencies whilst bidding for about 6 sites, all of them lost, one way or another.

We have something looking very promising and it would have been amazing to have been able to announce it now, but we just don’t want to jinx it!

We’ll be using this Easter to have a little break, to mark the end of the beginning for Redemption (and to celebrate of course!)

So here’s to a rebirth and new beginnings.