This review is by VegansofLDN guest blogger Gloria Chung.
Redemption Bar has two branches, one in Shoreditch/Old Street and the original one in Notting Hill. They are 100% plant-based, and are alcohol, wheat and (refined) sugar-free and do fantastic food.
It took me several times to find Redemption - it’s on the same street as Cay Tre, Keu and other bustling lunchtime eateries, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it tucked away in a quiet little corner with a tranquil outdoor and indoor seating.
There were nine choices and after much deliberation we went for the Californication (£7.95 / roasted sweet potato and rosemary hash with mushrooms and spinach) and the sweetcorn and red pepper pancakes (£9.50).
The Californication bowl was perfect for a lunchtime meal: satisfying but not too filling! The sweet potato with the sautéed mushrooms had a zing from the rosemary hash and fresh lemon juice. Definitely one that we wished was just a tiny bit bigger!
The sweet corn and red pepper pancakes were the perfect consistency, something that’s hard to find in vegan pancakes, and were loaded with fresh vegetables, topped with seasoned salad and guacamole. I thought I would be hungry after this as they seemed quite small, but was surprised to find that I was very comfortably full and satisfied afterwards.
In the evening they also have a separate menu that changes frequently, and an awesome-looking dessert menu that range from apple crumble to a chocolate, banana and cashew chia pudding.
Redemption Bar has a branch that’s a short walk from Notting Hill station (6 Chepstow Rd, London W2 5BH), and in East London their branch is easily accessible from Shoreditch High Street Overground and Old Street Underground station (320 Old St, London EC1V 9DR).
Most lunch options range from £7 to £14 which is quite reasonable for fresh vegan food in Old Street / Shoreditch. If you want to have a sit-down meal then this is definitely a place for a long lunch, but with their takeaway option you can also make it a quick but deliciously healthy meal!
Next time I would definitely go for the buckwheat pancakes as a brunch treat along with one of their mocktails! They are looking to introduce more smoothies, juices and breakfast options as well so keep your eyes peeled.
Check out their Instagram page for updates and mouth-watering photos.
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