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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.

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!

Welcome to London

Welcome to London

Given that London is the no.1 tourist destination in the world and we are now heading into holiday season, we wanted to give a big welcome to all our overseas visitors. We are ignoring all the boring political things that are happening, and we hope you feel totally welcome and have a lovely time in our city. We’d be honoured if you’d come and visit us, arguably the healthiest restaurant in London, described by some as the best vegan restaurant in London. We are located near Portobello market in Notting Hill and in the middle of Shoreditch, the party capital of London, where you might #needRedemption. Don’t forget to bring the sun with you!

Francais
Étant donné que Londres est la destination touristique no.1 dans le monde et nous sommes maintenant à la tête dans la saison des vacances, nous avons voulu donner une grande bienvenue à tous nos visiteurs d’outre-mer . Nous ignorons toutes les choses politiques ennuyeux qui se passe , et nous espérons que vous vous sentez totalement bienvenue et un agréable séjour dans notre ville . Nous serions honorés si vous souhaitez venir nous rendre visite , sans doute le plus sain restaurant à Londres, décrit par certains comme le meilleur restaurant végétalien à Londres . Nous sommes situés près du marché de Portobello à Notting Hill et dans le milieu de Shoreditch , la capitale de la fête de Londres, où vous pourriez #needRedemption . Ne pas oublier d’apporter le soleil avec vous!

Espanol
Teniendo en cuenta que Londres es el destino turístico número 1 en el mundo y ahora estamos dirigiendo en temporada de vacaciones , hemos querido dar una gran bienvenida a todos nuestros visitantes extranjeros . Estamos ignorando todas las cosas aburridas políticos que se están produciendo , y esperamos que usted se sienta totalmente bienvenido y tienen un precioso tiempo en nuestra ciudad . Nos sería un honor si lo venga a visitarnos , posiblemente el restaurante más saludable en Londres , descrito por algunos como el mejor restaurante vegetariano en Londres. Estamos ubicados cerca del mercado de Portobello en Notting Hill y en medio de Shoreditch , la capital de la fiesta de Londres, donde es posible que #needRedemption . No se olvide de traer el sol con usted!

Italiano
Dato che Londra è la meta turistica numero 1 al mondo e ora stiamo andando in stagione delle vacanze , abbiamo voluto dare un grande benvenuto a tutti i nostri visitatori stranieri . Stiamo ignorando tutte le cose politiche noiose che stanno accadendo , e speriamo sentire completamente il benvenuto e hanno un bel tempo nella nostra città . Saremmo onorati se saresti venuto a trovarci , forse il ristorante più sano di Londra , descritto da alcuni come il miglior ristorante vegano a Londra . Siamo situati vicino al mercato di Portobello a Notting Hill e nel mezzo di Shoreditch , la capitale del divertimento di Londra, dove si potrebbe #needRedemption . Non dimenticate di portare il sole con te!

All sorts of shiny new things

All sorts of shiny new things

Hello and Happy New Year!

We hope you don’t need to seek too much redemption after the holiday season – but we’re always here if you do…

In fact, we’re super excited to announce that we have opened our second site in Shoreditch! So even more of you beautiful people can seek redemption (We’re at 320 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR if you want to come and find us.)

With a greater number of people to redeem, we’ve raised our game with an exciting and nutritious January detox menu from Andrea.

New dishes include: a kelp noodle & lemongrass laksa with shitake mushrooms, spring onions, red chilli, ginger and coconut water; roasted pumpkin coated in cashew & gamasio with avocado, lemon, garlic and detox powerhouse horseradish guacamole; and an amazing new raw dish – beetroot linguine with kale & almond pesto with wild rocket and lemon flaxseed oil.

On top of that we’re working with Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon campaign to give people plenty of ideas for alcohol-free cocktails if they are taking January off booze, and we are also delivering to central London via the Michelin-star restaurant delivery service, supper.

We’re delighted to have featured in the news over the past week or so, too – both the Metro and The Observer have shone a light on Redemption, and we’ve had lots of love on social media too! It looks like 2016 is getting off to a healthy and happy start! Phew! We look forward to seeing you soon :)

Redemption Bar is arguably London’s healthiest restaurant, serving up vegan, sugar-free, and wheat-free food with an alcohol-free bar. Our two restaurants in Notting Hill and Shoreditch are being described by many as the best vegan restaurants in London. Our motto is ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’, and our ethos is rooted firmly in caring for the planet, its animals, and ourselves. Come and visit London’s top alcohol-free, vegan bar – or order in via the luxury delivery service SUPPER if you live in central London.

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A beverage bonanza

A beverage bonanza

We are all about the good stuff here at Redemption, so we just thought we’d pull together a few of our favourite snaps of the delicious drinks we serve here at Redemption. All of our drinks are alcohol-free and low in natural sugars. If you need a cosy winter warmer, we offer a range of high quality ethical teas and coffees including Union Coffee, served with fresh almond, coconut or soy milk.

Which one is your favourite?

1. Apple Mock-Jito

2. Elderflower Fizz & Coco-Rita

3. Beet-o-Tini

4. Lettuce Spray

5. Green is the new black

6. Tomato Tonic

7. Cappucino with almond milk

8. Delicious, dairy-free hot chocolate

Don’t forget to post your gorgeous pics up next time you visit!