London’s dining scene is among the best in the world. Its diverse range of cuisines and cultures has made it a food haven loved by gourmands worldwide. There’s pretty much something for everyone in this city, especially in the healthy food scene which has soared through the roof to align with the pent-up demand for nutritious dining options. Without further ado, here are the best healthy restaurants in London for guilt-free indulgence…
Peruvian restaurant Chicama is based off the namesake coastal town, serving seafood delights in a sophisticated space. Guests can tuck into small plates for sharing—like the seabass ceviche—or the delicate sea bream fillet for oneself. Traditional sauces like smoked ají panca will tingle the senses, while the no-carb concept keeps the focus on the flavours of the fish. It’s the perfect place for a healthy and fulfilling lunch or dinner.
383 King’s Rd, London SW10 0LP, +44 20 3874 2000, chicamalondon.com
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Notting Hill’s Farmacy serves an abundant menu of healthy dishes using ingredients sourced directly from its farm in Kent or via local, sustainable suppliers. A true supporter of local farming, the flagship restaurant is fully plant-based and free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals making it a popular spot for health-conscious diners. Be sure to try some of the brunch variations which take an innovative twist on classics including the chickpea pancakes and red pepper hoummus.
74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH, +44 20 7221 0705, farmacylondon.com
Poké seemed to be all the rage last year but the health food isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Flavourful poké bowls originate from Hawaii and usually comprise clean ingredients including fish and rice. Honi Poké offers a range of healthy bowls using sustainable and ethically-sourced seafood to curate its dishes. The sixth generation family-owned business prides itself on the healthy, wholesome menu loved by Londoners citywide.
Several locations across London, honipoke.com
The Good Egg
Founded by three friends, The Good Egg started as a pop-up concept before opening its first restaurant in Stoke Newington, shortly followed by Soho. The menu is inspired by the international array of foods that the founders grew up with, from vibrant Tel Aviv to the Jewish delis in North America. Eggs are the name of the game here, with each dish offering its own unique story. Head here for sustainable modern Middle Eastern cuisine meets weekend brunch.
Several locations across London, thegoodegg.com
London’s first all-day avocado restaurant focuses on superfood menu items to nourish the mind and body. Avocado aficionados will undoubtedly love this hub which is set within a cosy, modern space in the heart of Covent Garden. The infamous Avo Bun Burger takes centre stage, alongside nutritious egg dishes, bowls and salads which feature the obvious crowd favourite ingredient—avocado. There’s also an outpost in Hong Kong’s K11 MUSEA.
24 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8ND, +44 20 3701 6500, avobar.co.uk
26 Grains started as a porridge shop in Copenhagen before expanding into London as a peaceful brunch respite. The restaurant serves a healthy menu comprising avocado on sourdough toast and the signature organic whole grain oats.
Several locations across London, 26grains.com
Venture a little further out of the city centre to Wimbledon’s Lu-Ma, an independent healthy eating café serving fully vegan and vegetarian dishes. The eatery, founded by a mother-daughter duo, aims to serve authentic healthy eating free for health-conscious diners. The venue also offers detox packages to bring home ranging from three-day plans to 14-day plans.
43 Worple Rd, London SW19 4JZ, +44 20 8296 6714, lu-ma.co.uk
Malibu Kitchen at The Ned
Bringing Californian food to London, Malibu Kitchen offers a healthy menu of superfood salads, cured fish and meat, served from breakfast through to dinner. The restaurant is housed at The Ned Hotel, a beautiful oasis famed for its exquisite service and top-notch facilities.
27 Poultry, London EC2R 8A, +44 20 3828 2000, thened.com