A raw food Mecca: where to go for raw plant based dining in London

London is an incredible Mecca of raw plant based cuisine.  There are many wonderful restaurants and great chefs preparing sensational food.  Scroll through the photo gallery for inspiration and then find your next meal out in the listing below.

High Raw Plant Based Restaurants

These restaurants are either all raw plant based or predominately raw plant based. Heaven.


Nama, Notting Hill
Exquisite raw cuisine in the heart of beautiful Notting Hill.  Nama is a taste sensation and a must visit for their pure menu.  It’s hard to pick which is best, brunch, lunch, or dinner – or just stay in Notting Hill for the day and have all three.
www.namafoods.com
110 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, W11 1JR


essence, Shoreditch
Matthew Kenney’s newest restaurant, located in the heart of Shoreditch. Expect excellence, beautifully presented, and oh so cool, as only Matthew Kenney can do.
www.essence-cuisine.com
94 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RH



Tanya’s, Chelsea
You can eat, chat, and work in the Living Room of boutique hotel MyHotel, takeaway, or get delivery. Open early till late every day. Sensational salads, raw cakes and chocolate, and more.  Highly recommended.
www.tanyascafe.com
myhotel, 35 Ixworth Place, Chelsea, SW3 3QX


Vantra thumbnailVitao, Oxford St
The original celebrity health food mecca.  Lenny Phong has been serving up astonishingly good raw and lightly cooked uber healthy plant cuisine for longer than anyone else in town.  It’s a central London institution.
www.vantra.co.uk
25-27 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2DW


VantraVantra, Tottenham Court Rd
Lenny Phong’s lunch restaurant serving his trademark healthy food in a garden setting. Celebrating purity, integrity, creativity, and unconditional love.
www.vantra.co.uk
79a Tottenham Court Road, Goodge St, W1T 4TB


Wild Food Cafe, Covent Garden
Tucked away in Neal’s Yard, a magical corner of fashionable Covent Garden, Wild Food Café is an innovative, creative and delicious plant-based, raw-centric café with a focus on wild, colourful gourmet ingredients and a plant-based cuisine.
www.wildfoodcafe.com
14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DP


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Rawligion, Goodge St
A gorgeous juice bar with sensational raw food, raw chocolate, brilliant smoothies, and a real live living wall behind the counter!
www.rawligion.co.uk
3 Tottenham Street, Goodge St, W1T 2AF

 


Bonnington Cafe, Vauxhall (selected evenings!)
One evening a month Anya from Raw Fairies transforms this cfommunity cafe into a night of raw dining.  Bookings are essential.  Contact anya@rawfairies.com for dates and booking.
http://s208303316.websitehome.co.uk/biogs.html
11 Vauxhall Grove, Vauxhall, SW8 1TD


Raw’ish Plant Based Restaurants

All these restaurants have quality raw plant based meals on offer, within a wider menu.


Redemption Bar, Notting HillRedemption Notting Hill thumbnail
Luxury, medicinal food combined with alcohol free drinks gives you an exquisite experience.  All vegan, sugar-free, wheat-free, and yet super sexy gorgeous decor and fabulous food.  All pleasure and no sin!
www.redemptionbar.co.uk
6 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill, W2 5BH


Redemption Bar, ShoreditchRedemption Shoreditch thumbnail
The newest Redemption Bar, made edgier for the Shoreditch vibe, delivering the same sensual yet sinless food and alcohol free drinks as the original Notting Hill bar.
www.redemptionbar.co.uk
320 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9DR


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RAW at LA Suite West, Hyde Park
A very zen dining room or fabulous outside seating at this upmarket hotel just above Hyde Park.  The raw food offerings are spectacular and redefine ‘hotel restaurant’.
http://www.lasuitewest.com/raw-vegan-restaurant-london.html
41-51 Inverness Terrace, Hyde Park, W2 3JN


Manna thumbnailManna, Primrose Hill
Founded in the swinging 60’s, Manna was the oldest gourmet vegetarian restaurant in the UK and has now been fully vegan for 8 years.  Serving a combination of gourmet vegan and raw plant based food it’s evidence of how good food can be.
www.mannav.com
4 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, NW3 3AJ


The Hive Bethnal GreenThe Hive, Bethnal Green
Vegan and raw plant based dishes, cold pressed juices, wine, and cocktails are served at this classy cafe and natural wine bar in cool Bethnal Green. Casual lunch or healthy’ish drinks with friends.
www.thehivewellbeing.com
286 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 9DA


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Juice Baby, Chelsea
This is a great little juice bar on Kings Road that also serves some fabulous raw food.  Eat in casually or pick up take away meals and walk up to Hyde Park for a picnic on the grass.
www.juicebaby.co.uk
398 King’s Rd, Chelsea, SW10 0LJ


Farmacy
A beautiful, upmarket healthy restaurant, mostly focusing on healthy vegan and vegetarian dishes, plus a good selection of superfood smoothies, juices, and a handful of raw dishes too. It’s a beautiful experience.
www.farmacylondon.com
74 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W2 5SH


We’ll keep this page updated so please bookmark it and use this as your guide to eating raw in London.  Any corrections please send to timcook@rawlondoner.com

Find A Juice Bar

Should you find yourself thirsty in a strange neighbourhood, Find A Juice Bar is a great project that will, umm, help you find a juice bar!  And it’s global!

www.findjuicebar.com

About the author

Tim Cook

Tim is a health and fitness freak living in London and following a largely raw plant based diet. He's originally Australian but has made London his home for so long that he's now natural at drinking tea and saying sorry regardless of fault. In his professional career he gets to work with some incredibly smart and decent people, most of whom think his diet is really quite bizarre. He's big into plant based superfood smoothies, building good form at the gym, and even sometimes getting out to run.

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