Nothing beats the feeling of pigging out on a delicious, hearty meal. But then comes the feeling of guilt when we know our health won’t thank us for it. But does healthy food really have to be boring? Plenty of restaurants in the Great British Capital think not.
From the best vegan takeaways to Hawaiian-inspired sushi bars, here are some of the best health restaurants in London. London’s Healthiest Restaurants
Mildreds: Soho, Camden and Kings Cross
Mildreds is one of London’s top-rated vegetarian and vegan restaurants. It’s three locations in Camden, Kings Cross and Soho all have a distinct appearance, but they have the same mouth-watering menu that even the most carnivorous of foodies adore. Add the great food to the superb customer service and lively atmosphere, and you can understand why queues often form at this health food gem.
The Gate: Islington and Marylebone
The Gate is, for the most part, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant, but its dishes take inspiration from Jewish, Arab and Indian cuisine with touches of Italian and French influences. Some of our menu favourites include the plantain fritters stuffed with carrots, wild mushroom risotto cakes and king oysters. Try the pied de mouton for something a little different (if that’s possible at this amazing restaurant).
Little H: Parsons Green
The couple-run Little H restaurant serves up creative and homemade healthy dishes inspired by Cape Town and California. Just about everything on the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are to die for. Kick off your day with a vegan bircher breakfast pot, or go for smoked salmon bagels with locally sourced ingredients. This quaint café may be small, but it caters to foodies with special dietary requirements. If you’re in the area, grab a takeaway sandwich for a health boost on the move.
Redemption: Notting Hill, Shoreditch and Covent Garden
Creative, alcohol-free cocktails, an array of fresh meat dishes and sugar-free dairy treats and desserts make Redemption one of London’s best-loved health food restaurants. Be warned – this place is often packed to the rafters, but you’ll understand why when you dig into a spicy plant-based delight. The chefs here are always experimenting with ways to add flavours to veggies to create guilt-free meals that Londoners love.
Simple Health Kitchen: the City
Ex-rugby player Bradley Hill used his extensive knowledge of nutritional food to open the Simple Health Kitchen in 2016, dispelling the myth that healthy food is boring in the process. The menu is frequently updated, but the colourful salads and Sicilian salmon never disappoint. All dishes are free of refined sugars, and there’s plenty available for people with food allergies.
Farm Girl: Notting Hill and Chelsea
If you fancy a coffee with a hearty and healthy brunch, grab a table at the Australian-themed Farm Girl in Notting Hill or Chelsea. Oven-baked aubergines and delectable BLT sarnies filled with coconut bacon always go down a treat. And there’s no better beverage to pair with your meal than a signature Smoothie Bowl. Beverages include liquid gold latte and butterfly matcha latte. If you want to kick your day off with a caffeine boost and a health injection, Farm Girl has you covered.
Honi Poké: Soho and Fenchurch Street
Last on our list of London’s best health restaurants is Honi Poké, a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant that serves raw delights like fresh salmon, octopus and tuna served with sides like sticky rice, nori seaweed and enoki mushrooms. We love the sashimi and sushi bowls, but whatever dish you try is sure to be a treat.