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The Best Healthy Restaurants in London

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Looking for feel-good food in the capital? Here we bring you a round up of the best healthy restaurants in London, plus details on delivery services.

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  • Wild By Tart

    Wild By Tart

    Wild by Tart is the latest venture from Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones, the foodie duo behind boutique catering company Tart London. After a few years spent feeding the world’s fashion elite, they set their sights on transforming a former power station in Belgravia into a manifestation of their blossoming brand. This is comprised of a deli, event space, photography studio, retail store, and the most recent addition: an all-day restaurant. There’s a touch of New York to this endlessly cool spot, which is in fact where the pair first met – think industrial-inspired interiors, high ceilings and plants galore. When asked what kind of food they cook, Lucy and Jemima simply say they make what they love. Wild by Tart is a farm-to-table style restaurant, with a menu focused around seasonal and local dishes designed to be shared. Expect vibrant colours and big flavours: we particularly loved the grilled halloumi with honey, lime, chilli and coriander; the flamed lamb chops with red curry paste and peanut; and the pumpkin, gorgonzola and pickled chilli flatbread, cooked in the wood oven.

    TRY: Anything from the grill.

    DELIVERY: You can order through their delivery service, Tart at Home, at wildbytart.com

  • Atis

    atis

    Former Noble Rot sommelier Eleanor Warder and her husband recently opened a healthy café and restaurant in Shoreditch’s The Atlas Building, built around the mantra: ‘good for the body, the soul and the planet’. Think bright, colourful plant-powered bowls, with a choice of flavoursome salads or hot dishes, from mushroom ragu to spiced lentils with turmeric roasted cauliflower. If none of these take your fancy, there’s also the option to build your own bowl from the wide selection of ingredients and toppings on offer. Breakfast options, meanwhile, include seasonal porridge, granola, and avo-on-toast. Sustainability is a big part of the atis brand: bowls are available for takeaway in recyclable containers, while all unsold food is rescued by food waste app Karma.

    TRY: The Habibi Tahini salad is a winner – and be sure to pop some miso tofu on the side.

    DELIVERY: Offers a zero-contact takeaway service where you can pick up from the restaurant. Also available to order through Deliveroo.

  • Detox Kitchen

    Not so much a restaurant as an upmarket deli, Detox Kitchen is one of the best spots in town for a quick, nutritious lunch that will leave you feeling energised. All their dishes are free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar, and the Soho branch even has a fitness studio downstairs for all-round healthy living. The stews and soups are a fragrant pick-me-up on a cold winter’s day, while the salad and protein combos are a winner year-round.

    TRY: The banana bread with compote and COYO is a great healthy snack for those with a sweet tooth.

    DELIVERY: Offers many meal delivery services.

  • Good Life Eatery Food

    The Good Life Eatery

    You’ll no doubt have seen The Good Life Eatery on your social feed at some point, thanks to their naturally Instagrammable health food dishes and drinks. Luckily, they taste pretty good too – especially the superfood salads and build-your-own bowls that are packed with goodness as well as exciting and different flavours. Lovers of a good breakfast will be eternally grateful for the skinny Benedict and Royale – a stroke of genius.

    TRY: The open-faced teriyaki salmon avocado sandwich is a dead cert for lunch.

    DELIVERY: Available through Deliveroo.

  • Redemption Bar

    Redemption

    Vegan oasis Redemption Bar has all the goods you look for in any outstanding health food spot such as smoothies (and smoothie bowls), avocado toast, buddha bowls, flax bread and veggie burgers. What sets these dishes apart from every other Instagram you’ve ever seen is that they are the ultimate version. New gold standard for burgers? The buff burger, made with protein-packed, fibre-boosting shitake mushroom, black bean and ruby beet, served in an oat bun with tomato, lettuce, caramelised red onion marmalade. Turmeric superslaw and chunky sweet potato fries on the side, naturally (no pun intended). Will you go for sweet: buckwheat pancakes tossed in coconut oil and topped with natural coconut yoghurt, seasonal fruit and maple syrup? Or savoury: roasted sweet potato and red onion hash with mushrooms, kale, spinach, rosemary and a squeeze of lemon? Whatever you do it should definitely include sipping on a Skinny Cacao: the organic Boca pure bean to cup cacao, served iced or hot in nut milk puts hot chocolate to shame (and thats without any sweetener).

    TRY: The jack fruit soft tacos: slow cooked spicy jackfruit in soft blue corn tacos with tomato salsa, guacamole, and pineapple salsa with chipotle mayo.

    DELIVERY: Available through Deliveroo.

  • Daylesford Delivered

    Daylesford, Brompton Cross

    Your best bet for seasonal and organic in London last year opened a new Brompton Cross outpost that takes wholesomeness to a new level. We love Daylesford for its sleek, clean vibe that really ups the ante from a familiar gamut of historically au natural decor in natural food eateries. Only Daylesford could manage to stick a giant tree trunk in the middle of the restaurant and make it work in a palate of clean whites. The quality of organic meat really shines on the menu, as does the pizza – the butternut squash base with nut ‘cheese’, romanesco and chard really hits the spot. A wide selection of seasonal salads that can be mixed and matched are our top tip for a lunch fix, too. Daylesford recently opened a new farmshop and cafe on Sloane Avenue, too.

    TRY: The blueberry cheesecake made without dairy.

    DELIVERY: Available through their Daylesford Delivered service.

  • Wild Food Cafe

    Wild Food Café

    Founded by Joel and Aiste Gazdar, the original location for popular vegan eatery Wild Food Cafe overlooks the pretty Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. The pair recently opened a second location in the equally desirable spot of Islington: a slightly bigger venue, with more space to expand the menu, which is fully plant-based, raw, vegan and nutritious. But this certainly doesn’t mean the food lacks flavour – dishes are bright, colourful and creative. Think jackfruit sandwich bites, vegetarian burgers, big wholesome salads, vegan laska and coconut-seared plantain stew. Still hungry? Try one of the guilt-free raw desserts, such as wild blackberry cheesecake, banana, walnut and date bread, or salted caramel and chocolate slice. You’ll leave feeling satisfied and suitably smug.

    TRY: The Green Burger: an olive & shiitake mushroom patties served in a baked, gluten-free green bun. Definitely say yes to sweet potato wedges on the side.

    DELIVERY: Available through Deliveroo.

  • Chicama

    Chicama

    The second restaurant from the Pachamama group, Chelsea’s Chicama is a charming restaurant named after a coastal town in Peru – not the word chic, although that does describe it well. Unlike its sister, Chicama is meat-free, focusing instead on fish served small plates-style. Seafood is delivered daily from Cornwall and given a South American twist – the squid is marinated in garlic and ají panca, for instance, while the trout is cooked in banana leaf and served with red quinoa. But there are also plenty of delicious, flavoursome vegetarian options, like the fried aubergines with plantain miso (our highlight) and the smoked mushroom ceviche with ceps tiger’s milk. Don’t knock the tapioca marshmallows before you’ve tried them: made without eggs or sugar, these bitesize snacks have the texture of fluffy marshmallows but the flavour of cheese – they’re made with deep-fried parmesan, and served with a chilli sauce. Pisco Sours are the natural drink of choice, though the Spicy Margarita shouldn’t be overlooked. Eat al fresco on the lovely plant-filled outdoor terrace, or watch the chefs working their magic up close from the pastel pink marble counter, which looks onto the open kitchen.

    TRY: The aubergine dish is a real winner.

    DELIVERY: You can order takeaway food from this menu to pick up at reception from Chicama.

  • Farmacy

    Farmacy

    A hotspot for West London’s trendy veggies and vegans, Farmacy’s entire menu reads like your nutritionist’s wishlist. Unlike similar London establishments, Farmacy has gone with glam as opposed to quirky, boasting a glitzy central bar, lush foliage throughout and £5 ‘farmaceutical syringe’ health shots. It’s the brainchild of Camilla Fayed, who worked with experts to develop a menu of nourishing, healthy dishes that are also mighty tasty. Food-wise they’re best known for their meat-free burger (mushroom, walnut and beetroot, topped with goji berry ketchup), but there are too many delicious options to count so go with a sense of adventure. If you’re going for brunch the chocolate chip waffles are a must, made with oats, protein and chia seeds and drizzled in homemade ‘nutella’ and coconut yoghurt. Lunch-wise, the guacamole is one of the best in town and should be ordered as a side no matter what you’re eating, and is especially good when accompanying the sweet potato falafel starter. The Mexican Bowl is another standout with its bright purple potatoes, jalapeno ‘sour cream’ and corn chips. Drinks here range from ‘adaptogenic lattes’ to superfood smoothies to CBD-infused cocktails, all of which are packed with goodness. Save space for the raw chocolate tart too – with no refined sugars, additives or chemicals, you can indulge guilt-free.

    TRY: The guacamole. Eat with absolutely everything.

    DELIVERY: Choose between 15 of their most popular dishes and desserts and order through their website. Available for those living in Zones 1 – 3.

  • Temakinho Soho

    Temakinho

    You can always trust the Brazilians and Japanese to know how to inject flavour into guilt-free dishes, and Temakinho serves a tastebud-tingling fusion of both cuisines with a big dollop of fun which is so often missing from health food joints. Bright colours, tropical prints and caipirinhas set the party mood, and you’re slap bang in the middle of Soho so you can quite literally feel the buzz. Sidestep fried Brazilian tapas (delicious though they are) and make your way through the innovative sushi rolls – but prepare for a few surprises as bananas, mangos, passion fruit and mint feature throughout. The restaurant was the first in the world to be given a ‘Friends of the Sea’ certification for dedication to top-quality sustainable fish, and you can really taste the difference. Traditional ceviches are fresh and citrusy, while poké and tiradito all boast fabulous flavours as well as low calories. If only eating well was always this fun…

    TRY: The most exotic-sounding temaki rolls on the menu – you won’t regret it.

    DELIVERY: Available through Deliveroo.

  • Mildreds Kimchee Broth

    Mildred’s

    London’s original veggie and vegan restaurant first opened in 1988, and now has four restaurants across town. Its original concept of serving honestly-priced and genuinely delicious healthy food was clearly a winner, as it continues to be the health-conscious Londoner’s go-to.

    TRY: The Soul Bowl, a duo of superfood salads which donates 50p to Compassion in World Farming.

    DELIVERY: Available through Deliveroo.

  • Farm Girl

    Farm Girl

    A pioneer of London’s health-conscious brunch scene, Melbourne-inspired Farm Girl now has three branches across the city, enabling Londoners to get their rose latte fix across Notting Hill, Chelsea and Soho. While breakfast remains the star of the show here (think buckwheat pancakes, sweet potato toast and fancy porridge), their Chelsea restaurant also offers an Antipodean dinner menu, which can be enjoyed alongside superfood cocktails and organic wine.

    TRY: The acai bowls are renowned for a reason. Eaten for breakfast with an added dollop of almond butter, you’ll be full for hours.

    DELIVERY: Available through Deliveroo and UberEats.

  • Malibu Kitchen

    Malibu Kitchen

    Enjoy a slice of sunny California at Malibu Kitchen, tucked in the corner of swanky members’ club The Ned. Taking its lead from health-conscious LA, the Mediterranean-inspired menu offers bright, vibrant dishes which taste as good as they look. Yes, there are lots of raw and plant-based options, but Malibu Kitchen is by no means a vegan spot – a number of meat and fish dishes feature on the happy, hearty menu. Friendly waiters recommend sharing a few dishes, which is great as there are so many delicious things to try. Start with a few bites for the table: avocado dip with crudités and taro chips, raw vegetable rolls (a healthy alternative to spring rolls), and padron peppers with almond aioli. For mains, we recommend the ‘brick’ chicken, served with spicy yoghurt and grape; and the sea bream taco, with panic, green papaya and pico de gallo. Alternatively, get a selection of raw and cured fish: ahi tuna poke with avocado and brown jasmine rice, sea bass ceviche with plantain chips, and scallops with miso, hazelnut and ponzu. Grab a seat in one of the window booths, and pretend you’re an A-lister popping in for lunch before an afternoon on the beach.

    TRY: The Californian bean burger, with crispy sweet potato fries and tofu mayonnaise, is top notch.

  • Linnaean

    Linnaean

    Nine Elms’ latest opening is Linnaean: a health-focused café, apothecary and beauty salon named after Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus. Located in the heart of London’s Embassady Gardens, Linnaean is a beautiful space, with a very Instagram-friendly flower ceiling, hanging lights and pastel pink bar seats, alongside an equally pretty – and more importantly, delicious – food offering. Head Chef Fran Winberg designed the menu to offer guests a wide free-from choice, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free or flexitarian. Dishes are packed with superfoods and on-trend ingredients, from matcha to turmeric. Breakfast highlights include puffed quinoa with probiotic coconut yoghurt and adaptogenic herbs; and homemade cocoa granola topped with banana, lúcuma powder and cranberry syrup. If you’re after something more filling, go for the Super Brunch on Sourdough: the ultimate health foodie’s breakfast, featuring tempeh bacon, beetroot chorizo, mushrooms and spiralized courgette. Lunch offerings, meanwhile, include a selection of nourishing Buddha bowls, small and large plates – the Aubergine Escalivada Dip with Seeded Crackers is particularly good, as is the Salmon Poke Bowl. Afterwards, pop into the salon for a treatment for the ultimate self-care day: they offer everything from manicures to massages.

    TRY: The Super Brunch.

  • Maison Assouline

    Swan’s Bar at Maison Assouline

    For those in need of a light lunch without forgoing taste, service or indeed decadence, Swan Bar’s new lunch menu at charming Maison Assouline is the ticket. Not only is the building off Piccadilly an architectural marvel (previously a bank designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922) but the visual feast of books and art lining its walls is a sight to behold. The beauty of Maison Assouline is its covert existence in such a busy corner of London. Relatively few tourists know about the bar or lunches offered here, but those who do blend in seamlessly with the chic interior design, wafts of jazz and fashion icons framed above the tables. Seafood takes precedence on the menu, along with speedy favourites from chilled oysters to caviar and crab salad. Make a note to return on a ‘cheat day’ for the L’Ami Louis Foie Gras. The salads and tartares are light enough to leave room for their beautifully presented coffees on silver trays, but satisfying enough to avoid an afternoon slump. For those in no rush, the puddings, exquisite cocktails, cabinet de curiosités and a sea of coffee table books (from hefty Dior hardbacks to guides on how to be Italian) are enough to keep you occupied for a week.

    TRY: The Salmon Tartare reminds you that ‘healthy’ is occasionally synonymous with hedonism.

  • Darcie & May Green

    Darcie & May Green

    Antipodean cuisine is having a moment, and Darcie & May Green is one of the latest to jump aboard the trend…literally. The restaurant is actually in a barge designed by none other than pop artist Peter Blake, providing a quirky riverside foodie spot day and night – the Aussie-inspired brunch is one of the tastiest in town, and the fire roasted aubergine packs quite the punch. Absolutely delicious – just stay away from the duck fat fries. If Paddington isn’t convenient there are Daisy Green Collection restaurants dotted all over London, including a recently opened branch in the historic London Wall Place, Barbie Green.

    TRY: The halloumi fries with pomegranate yoghurt, lemon and mint are scarily addictive.

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  • Avo Lobster Burger Avobar

    Avobar

    Avocado fans, this one’s for you: London’s first avocado restaurant, celebrating the far-reaching potential of everyone’s favourite green super fruit. This was dreamed up as a pop-up devoted to all things avolicious, but near the end of last year it found a permanent home on Henrietta Street, in the heart of Covent Garden. The eclectic menu proves everything can be made from avocado, from butter to cheesecake to burgers. Standout dishes include their Insta-famous Avo Burger: a sweet potato and red lentil patty sandwiched inside a whole avocado, and their Smashed Chilli Avo, a twist on the classic avo-on-toast: smashed avocado served on sweet potato ‘toast’ with coconut labneh. If you fancy something sweet go for their zingy avocado cheesecake, made with vegan ‘white chocolate’ and lime, and wash it down with one of their creamy smoothies – we recommend the ‘Avobanaberries’. Their Californian-style interiors are just as Instagrammable as the food, with a beachy, laid-back atmosphere, leafy decor and earthy wooden seats. The perfect spot for brunch or for a nutritious evening meal with friends.

    TRY: The avocado cheesecake is unlike anything we’ve ever tasted before – in a good way.

  • Granger Co Chelsea

    Granger & Co

    Enjoy a slice of Melbourne in London at Bill Granger’s Aussie-inspired eatery, now with four branches across the city. Tuck into small plates of tuna tartare, kimchi and pickled nashi pear; and courgette chips, nigella seed and tahini yoghurt, followed by a wholesome yellow fish curry with spiced butternut squash; a big colourful bowl of goodness; or a lentil dahl with coconut yoghurt. Whichever outpost you choose, you can guarantee hearty, fresh food paired with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere – a winning combination.

    TRY: Their sweetcorn fritters are legendary.

  • Wulf & Lamb

    Wulf & Lamb

    ‘Run with the wolves. Eat with the lambs.’ A fitting motto for Sloane Square’s plant-based eatery Wulf & Lamb, tucked away behind Peter Jones on the pretty pedestrian-only Pavilion Road. For mains go for the Chilli’ Non’ Carne, a smoky dish of spiced mushrooms, lentils and kidney beans with cashew sour cream; or the aromatic coconut curry with sweet potato mash – but be sure to leave some space for the mango and passion fruit cheesecake (no cheese involved, obviously).

    TRY: The Wulf Pie: pulled jackfruit and lentil stew with mashed potato and baby carrots. Comforting and guilt-free.

  • Aqua Kyoto

    Aqua Kyoto

    Everyone knows that Japanese food is good for you, as long as you manage to avoid the tempura. Swish restaurant Aqua Kyoto has gone one step further with its Home Grown menu, which is not only good for you, it’s good for the planet. By using an in-house urban farm, ingredients grow up to 50% faster than normal due to their temperature and light controlled environment, meaning they’re more sustainable, organic and GMO free.

    TRY: The braised genmaicha octopus with riboshi wafers, aqua home-grown salad leaves and kinome miso ponzu.

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