3 of the best: London’s Ayurvedic restaurants
Indian food is at the heart of Ayurvedic cooking and we love Gunpowder for its small digestible plates. Dishes feature an explosion of flavours, with head chef Nirmal learning the ropes from his relatives in Mumbai.
Start with the Rasam Ke Bomb (spicy potato). It comes with a ginger and turmeric shot – great for reducing inflammation, while the Paturi Maach (Bengali mustard fish) is full of omega-3s.
Rasa, Stoke Newington
Specialising in southern Indian cooking, this award-winning vegetarian restaurant has something of a cult following, and with good reason. The extensive menu covers the Ayurvedic principles of Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent and Astringent flavours.
Order the Keralan Feast at just £17 a head so you get to try a bit of everything – variety is the spice of life, after all!
St James’s Hotel and Club, St James
Whether or not you’re staying at the 5* hotel, you can enjoy the Wellness Breakfast, created by Michelin-starred chef William Drabble. Think oatmeal and cottage cheese pancakes with smoked salmon and avocado, and quinoa crumpets with coconut yogurt.
Many dishes feature Jeeva King coconuts. From Sri Lanka, they are said to contain less sugar and more calcium than most varieties.