Recently we have been working on two new wellness concepts. One a restaurant and the other, a dynamic new Spin studio (both opening later this year).

With all this talk of health and wellbeing, we’ve been exploring health trends cropping up around the city. I met a friend in town on Saturday and we decided to try the super trendy Wild Food Café in Neal’s Yard.

The interior is exactly as you’d imagine; filled with earthy paintings, twinkly lights and adorned with dried fruit bunting. After a 10 minute wait, we were seated and started to explore the menu. The food is ‘raw-centric’ only offering vegan or vegetarian dishes – which usually I would turn my nose up to and run to the nearest steak house, but I was determined to see what all the fuss was about.

I ordered the The Wild Winter Burger and my friend, the Karma Kameleon Curry and I have to say, I was impressed. The burger came packed full of Olives, shitake and quinoa and served with a side of sweet potato wedges and salad. The flavours worked really well together and were complimented by salsa verde, ‘wild sauce’ and deliciously sweet caramelised onions. The Karma Kameleon wasn’t as impressive but came with raw squash and a young fragrant coconut curry sauce with a side of air-dried banna-shallot bhaji, which personally, I found hard to swallow.

We eagerly ordered off the dessert menu, opting for the Young Coconut Banoffee Pie to share. Now this was the real hero of the meal. It was everything we dreamed it would be, sweet, yet not overpowering and the perfect balance of banana and coconut. I would definitely revisit, even if it was just for dessert.

I cant say I’m converted to veganism, but it was a great first experience.

Ruth | Marketing

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