Well-renowned on the healthy hangout scene of West London, Farmacy is an oasis of plant-based, vegan food and artisanal cocktails in what they like to describe as "clean indulgence". Heavily critiqued by Marina O’Loughlin in her review of what she describes as a clean eating temple of worship, I chose Farmacy for a catch-up supper with … Continue reading Farmacy


Amid a marathon week of soft-launches in the last week of January, I headed to Bel-Air on New Fetter Lane for a lunchtime stop nearby my office. When I heard that Bel-Air was launching in the heart of legal London, I took a sharp intake of breath. Describing itself as “Born in LA, Raised in … Continue reading Bel-Air


For a treat lunch, I stopped at Lundenwic where I’d been meaning to go to since they opened. Lundenwic are a compact food and specialty coffee shop in the heart of Aldwych from the founders of Scotchtails, Oliver Hiam and Dominic Hamdy. As the name might reveal, its opening was inspired by a trip to Copenhagen – … Continue reading Lundenwic


Made in Chelsea meets healthy food; Squirrel seems to be South Kensington’s latest casual food hangout at the forefront of the “clean” food scene. Given’s its predominantly well-off clientele, I was surprised to learn that they had a soft launch, which I – of course – went to. Flicking through its twitter highlighted to me … Continue reading Squirrel

Raw Press

In order to fill some time in London before Christmas and to get into the festive mood, I was keen on trying out more of London’s healthy eateries and long on my list was the much-lauded Raw Press. Hidden down a staircase on Mayfair’s Dover Street beneath Wolf & Badger, a trip here is like … Continue reading Raw Press


Cojean seems to be becoming the all-day café scene for City workers, located fairly close to my offices too. Cojean first opened its doors in Paris in November 2001 and has since expanded with 16 branches in its home capital. The Ludgate Circus branch is Cojean’s first London “restaurant”, bringing what seems to be very … Continue reading Cojean

Tanya’s Café

Tanya’s Café in Chelsea, located a short walk from Sloane Square and South Kensington, had been on my "to-go" list since it opened in August 2014. Run by Tanya Alekseeva, from the Better Raw website, the café promises organic, raw smoothies, tasty but healthy mains and raw cheesecakes. Along with the Good Life Eatery (which … Continue reading Tanya’s Café

Wild Food Café

The Wild Food Café is a vegan/vegetarian eatery with a slight hippy-esque vibe, hidden away in Covent Garden’s charming Neal’s Yard. This tiny little square is home to the first Neal’s Yard Remedies, and a range of eateries, from the porridge hotspot 26 Grains and the salad spot SaladPride, through to Homeslice and The Barbary. … Continue reading Wild Food Café

Good Life Eatery

For those into healthy, delicious and oh-so-instagrammable food, if you haven’t heard of the Good Life Eatery yet, it’s about time you had. Located on Sloane Avenue in West London and now on Belgravia’s lovely Motcomb Street – alongside Ottolenghi – the Good Life Eatery is one of London’s trendiest health-food cafés and the city's … Continue reading Good Life Eatery


SaladPride sits cosily alongside 26 Grains and the Wild Food Café in the health lover’s paradise that has become Neal’s Yard (ignoring Homeslice!). For a treat bank holiday Saturday lunch pre a matinée of a not so cheery play (Nick Payne’s Elegy at the Donmar Warehouse – probably one of London’s best and most intimate … Continue reading SaladPride