Restaurant 2 – Redemption Bar
I peeped Redemption bar’s 100% vegan, sugar-free, wheat-free and alcohol-free menu online and my interest was piqued:
“1 ok clock OK?”
It was Friday; a ‘dine out’ day – a little tradition I’d really grown to appreciate with my colleague.
The venue was well-lit: monochrome minimalist décor with accents of green from teeny plant centerpieces, and floor to ceiling glass windows, which really opened the room up. The team also had a nice early 90s Erykah Badu playlist playing the entire time we were there, so a brilliant vibe was set from the onset.
I opted for the ranch beans on toast, which was smoked paprika/tomato pinto beans on flaxseed bread and sliced avocado for the finish. They had loads of other sumptuous dishes I had my eye on, though, varying from simple (wild mushroom black rice risotto) to pretty interesting (sweetcorn & red pepper pancakes) and downright mouth-watering (ginger spiced pumpkin pie on a nut-free base).
Redemption bar claim to source the highest quality, freshest ingredients from local sources. No surprise that I was unable to get through my entire meal when you consider how filling wholesome unprocessed food tends to be.
It made for a nice snack the following day.
Food style: vegan, sugar-free and wheat-free
Vibe: An alfresco vibe without direct exposure to the elements. Good for brunch or a light lunch.
Contact info: http://redemptionbar.co.uk
Location: 320 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
credit: text images taken by me (on a phone) / cover image is stock image from pexels.com[part 1]