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Soul Food Meditation and Brunch

unnamed-5Here at Redemption we are holistic bunch and so we are back by popular demand with our amazing meditation & brunch sessions in Notting Hill – another step in our journey to give people the space to ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’ – rather a different type of lunch break, a bit of LA in London!

In a world in which many of us admit we are too busy to slow down and eat with mindfulness and appreciation and with scientific studies showing that eating too quickly can negatively impact our digestion, absorption of nutrients and overall health the Soul Food sessions are designed to provide the antidote.
“Guided meditation is a brilliant way for anyone to easily access the well-established physical, mental and emotional benefits of meditation. The guided meditation at Redemption not only helps customers connect to their inner state of peace and wellbeing, but it allows the body to slow down, reset and repair, ensuring everyone is in the most optimal relaxed state to digest and absorb the delicious, nutritionally-packed food being served”, explained Sophie Purvis the meditation guide.

Monday 27th February 9.30am – 11am
£40
Guided mediation followed by brunch

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References:
1. Daily Mail Online, 10 June 2013, “Britain’s minute meals: The average adult only spends 23 minutes A DAY eating breakfast, lunch and dinner”. Available here.
2. Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, “How to heal your digestive problems naturally”. Available here.

Healthy tips for January

Healthy tips for January

As you guys will know, here at Redemption towers we are definitely not holier than thou. We need Redemption more than anyone else – why do you think we invented it?!

Admittedly we are somewhat regretting the decision to close operations for 10 days over yule since we are now feeling rather bilious and can’t get into our jeans. We need to get back on the Redemption wagon – fast! There are a few nice national schemes to help support us such as veganuary, dry janaury, dryathlon etc. But here’s our 3 top go-to detox and healthy ingredients and tips to get you back on top form and hitting those resolutions toute suite. Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself.

1. Beetroot

What it does:

Beetroot has been the focus of a great deal of clinical research in recent years – it’s very high in natural nitrates which the body converts into nitric oxide that regulates blood pressure. Liver health studies show betacyanin has a benefit on liver function helping to increase the detoxification enzymes that remove alcohol from the liver. And many of us need that after Christmas. Who can argue with this, it’s like PROPER SCIENCE?!

As seen in: our smoothie heart beats: we shake together cold pressed beetroot juice, coconut water, orange, lime and ginger juice. Delicious!

2. Chia

What it does: chia is the Mayan word for Strength – these tiny seeds are powerhouses of nutritious energy, extremely filling and low in calories. They are also remarkably high in Omega 3 as well as soluble fibre and easily digestible protein, filling you up and keeping you energized for longer. Chia is as close to a perfect food as you can get.

As seen in: our best-selling instagram-favourite buckwheat & chia pancakes served with coconut yoghurt and seasonal fruit; and in our protein-rich superhero shake designed for post-workouts – a blend of bananas, blueberries, almond milk, chia, cacao and hemp.

3. Coconut

What it does: Coconut contains lauric acid, which has strong antiviral properties and can block the way viruses enter our cells and multiply. It has the ability to kill a wide range of harmful pathogens making it an effective way to help treat or prevent infections and viruses.

As seen in: erm, our entire menu! It’s our no.1 source of ingredients. We use coconut water, milk, yoghurt, oil and sugar. Does this justify moving head office to Thailand, we wonder?

Check out our daytime menu here and our evening menu here.

New Year healthy presents for 2017

New Year healthy presents for 2017

Five Buddha Bowls £30

Buy your loved ones a passport to health for just £30!

We don’t all have the time or money to go on a full detox retreat in January, so we’ve put together a weekly Buddha Bowl course for £30. This thoughtful gift will help your loved one, colleague (or even yourself!) to eat healthily in the new year.

Each day we prepare a super-nutritious Buddha Bowl in both our Notting Hill and Shoreditch branches (click here for the details) – and this package will entitle the bearer to one each day for the 5 days of the week.

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How it works:  All 5 Buddha Bowls must be redeemed in the same week in the same branch by the same person; 5 Buddha Bowls are available in Shoreditch Monday – Friday and in Notting Hill Tuesday – Saturday; Eligible weeks are from 9-15 January to 20-26 February inclusive; Buddha Bowls not redeemed are forfeited; Food or cash alternatives cannot be given.

 

Dinner for two £60

A delicious and nutritious meal for two is the perfect gift to show you care for someone and say: ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’.  We’ve kept this voucher as flexible as possible so the package can include anything from the menu (click here to see our current dinner menu).  All you need to do is to email us at hello@redemptionbar.co.uk to book your table when you’d like to come and redeem the voucher.




How it works: The voucher is redeemable against lunch or dinner to the value of £60 in either Redemption Notting Hill or Redemption Shoreditch.
Please email hello@redemptionbar.co.uk with your name and Paypal reference to book your table.
Voucher expires 6 months from the date of purchase.
Cash alternatives cannot be given.

Christmas at Redemption

We all love Christmas, but it’s a time when many of us spend, consume and waste much more than usual.  We don’t want to be a grinch so we have come up with a solution which mean you can spoil yourself without spoiling yourself – with bells on!

Did you know that one kilo of either beef or lamb can cause more greenhouse gas emissions than a passenger flying from London to New York? (click here for the source of this remarkable fact)

Let’s face it, Christmas is not a very nice time of the year for turkeys and even cheese has a high carbon footprint so the IDEAL choice for the planet overall is vegan.

So, Andrea has put together the most gorgeous, nutritious and luxurious Christmas spectacular menu, even managing to convince Mrs Payne to share her secret recipe for the best nut roast in the world.  Here is the menu in all its glory.  Do please book in (6 or more) and enjoy this wonderful festive feast with us in Notting Hill in December.

Give us a call on 020 7313 9041 to book your meal.

We’re open as usual until Friday 23rd December when we will close after lunch.  We’re back on Tuesday 3rd January for lunch.

 

a tour around the healthiest autumn menu in London

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As the nights draw in, the wind picks up and the leaves fall, we finally accept summer is behind us. Sob! But now we embrace the richer, earthier tastes of autumn and look forward to the mysterious promise of Halloween, Bonfire Night and beyond.

It might be tempting to succumb to sausages and mash, but here at London’s healthiest restaurant we have a mission to create super healthy food which is exciting, delicious and satisfying. Here are a few highlights from our new autumn menu, which we are really excited about. We hope you will love it too.

We’ve been serving our amazing nerone black rice risotto with English asparagus and peas all summer, but now the dish will excite the umami palette with the deep rich flavours of seasonal wild mushrooms and earthy porcini. Customers are genuinely incredulous that this dish is vegan and gluten-free.

We love a bit of spice in our lives and so we’ve added firecracker cauliflower – sticky baked cauliflower florets with a ginger, garlic, chilli and tamari sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds. This works beautifully as a sharer with our grilled aubergine and tahini (with toasted pine nuts, pomegranate seeds and fresh micro basil).

Many of you will be aware of our mighty-instagrammable buckwheat pancakes and now we are giving them an autumn twist by serving them with banana, caramelised pecans and maple syrup – hmmm, resistance is futile!

We have an exciting new range of desserts with vanilla and acai cheesecake, a festive pumpkin pie, and a totally indulgent ruby forest gateau – layers of rich chocolate mousse on a crunchy nutty chocolate base with raspberries and vanilla cream. And yes they are STILL low in natural sugars, gluten-free, wheat-free and bursting with only good fats.

On top of that we are getting great feedback from our newly extended drinks menu, full of smoothies, raw juices, alcohol-free cocktails and beautiful warming teas and lattes.

Overall we hope we have delivered one of the most exciting top vegan restaurant menus in London, and a great place for eating out if you want to spoil yourself without spoiling yourself. We hope to welcome you soon.

Here are the menus for you to browse:

Notting Hill weekday daytime menu

Notting Hill weekday evening menu

Notting Hill weekend daytime menu

Shoreditch daytime menu

Our Instagram Favourites

Our Instagram Favourites

Hello and Happy Friday! We’ve been busy bees here at Redemption Bar as we start plotting Redemption for the Spring and Summer seasons. If you’re still feeling a bit chilly as we wave goodbye to dark nights and pack away our mittens, check out Andrea’s top 5 winter warming ingredients. If you’ve got some spare time on your hands this weekend, have a go at making your very own bliss balls using our own Redemption Bar recipe.

If you’re popping in for a bowl of Redemption don’t forget to upload your lovely pictures and tag us so yours can make it to our next favourites list!

A little bit of sanity. Buckwheat #pancakes with pear. #sundayfunday #redemptionbar #brunchmenu A photo posted by Aleksandra Rogowska (@ola1) on

This caught my eye today… #textart #lighting #font #photooftheday #lifequotes #redemptionbar

A photo posted by Dirty Polar Bear (@dirtypolarbear) on

• When you almost order the entire menu ( not all food pictured ) • A photo posted by Anna Sproul ॐ (@annasproul) on

Marble tables + pretty smoothies @redemptionbar A photo posted by @shannonbeer on

Thank you for all your lovely snaps – keep up the beautiful work and have a lovely weekend!

Our latest Instagram Favourites

Our latest Instagram Favourites

We’ve been sooooo busy recently, which we love – especially because it means there’s more gorgeous Instagram photos of you all seeking Redemption for us to drool over. So we’ve chosen a few of our favourites (which was extremely difficult to narrow down!) and have featured them below – make sure to tag us in your foodie pic so you can be included next time!

#VeganValentinesday with #mom 💗💗💗🌟🌟🌟 #London #Redemptionbar #Veganfood

A photo posted by Mila Ridella (@milalula) on

If you’re as hungry as us after all that, feel free to pop in – we’d love to see you!

5 things no health freak can live without

5 things no health freak can live without

Here at Redemption we use all kinds of different ingredients, from avacados to micro amaranth shoots, chia seeds to raspberry coulis. These clever little things each bring unique colours and flavours to the dinner table, and we love them dearly. However we would be nowhere without our fabulous basics too.

Here are our top five base ingredients we always have in stock at Redemption:

1) Fresh fruit and vegetables

Every single one of our dishes uses at least one fruit or vegetable, so we always ensure we have a healthy stock of locally sourced and where possible organic fruit and vegetables.

2) Coconut Oil

Where would we be without our beloved friend, coconut oil… Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on our health, including fat loss, better concentration and increased energy levels. Our stockroom is piled high with the stuff.

3) Almond Milk / Other milk alternatives

There are a huge range of milk alternatives, but almond milk is definitely one of our favourites. With its rich and creamy taste, it is the perfect alternative to cow’s milk. We feel like we are keeping the almond milk companies going sometimes with the amount we use!

4) Quinoa

As one of our staple ingredients in some of our most popular dishes, quinoa is a health freak’s best friend. Packed with fibre and nutrients, it’s the grain that keeps on giving. Just please don’t say KWI-NOA… it’s KEEN-WAH *sassy hair flick*.

5) Cacao powder/nibs

Cacao is the ultimate power plant of many of our sweet treats. From dark chocolate tarts to raw chocolate brownies, it provides the chocolate hit we all crave but with the added oomph of nutrients.

Supper Time

Supper Time

Hello and Happy Friday!

If you’re anything like us, the idea of a vanilla and dark chocolate cheesecake landing on your doorstep is the kind of stuff our dreams are made of…

Until now…

We’re ridiculously excited to announce that we’re now available on Supper, so if you’re based in Central London, you can now you can seek Redemption from the comfort of your own home.

Dreams DO come true!

Click here to learn more and place an order.

Here’s our exclusive Supper menu:

Positively Protein £25 per person:

Maki rolls

– an array of maki rolls filled with red & black quinoa, avocado, enoki mushroom, sesame seeds and micro amaranth shoots

Photo credit: Patricia Niven
Photo credit: Patricia Niven

Raw Goddess salad  ®

– rainbow superfood salad with miso marinated sprouted chickpeas, dates, pecans and avocado dressing

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Baked sweet potato

– with coconut yoghurt,  roasted walnuts and pomegranate seeds

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Yummy Umami menu £26.50 per person

Grilled aubergine & tahini

– with toasted pinenuts, pomegranate seeds and fresh micro basil

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Shitake, porcini & chestnut mushroom barlotto

– packed with umami rich flavour and earthy tones our barley risotto with roasted mushrooms and pecan nut ‘cheese’

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Kale salad  ®

– rubbed kale with Japanese sesame dressing, chilli & almonds

 

Good for you treats

Vanilla & dark chocolate cheesecake ® £6.00

– Madagascan vanilla, raw cocoa, cashew & cold pressed coconut on a hazelnut and medjool date base

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Bliss balls ® £4.50

– Raw dark chocolate truffles rolled in hazelnuts or coconut

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Enjoy!

Our 5 top Instagram posts of the week

Our 5 top Instagram posts of the week

We’ve been inundated with so many wonderful images from the land of Instagram… and it looks like everyone enjoying a bit of Redemption. So we thought we’d pop five of the most popular ones in one place for you to nosey at. Don’t forget to take an arty snap of your food next time you visit us –  your photo could feature here too!

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