Redemption a vegan restaurant that won’t throw your health game off track, Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters wanted to create a social hub where everyone could enjoy themselves without having to feel guilty! Redemption became one of London’s healthiest restaurants – serving up vegan, sugar-free, and wheat-free food with an alcohol-free bar. Their first restaurant was at Notting Hill shortly followed by Shoreditch and Covent Garden.
We were intrigued by what the restaurant had to offer. Claire booked a table for 3 for Thursday a simple quick and easy online booking for 7pm at Shoreditch, which took us 5 minutes to walk from Old Street tube station. It was our first time visiting the restaurant, a compact bustling dining area with velvety teal sofas along each side and matching chairs, with high ceilings the golden lampshades hung with a dim light that shone upon the marble tables.
Kiran managed to get there before us, we had the best seating of the restaurant by the window, we had natural light that filled the restaurant, the restaurant was already packed! The menu had a lot more exciting choices than their website (I was too excited so I had to check the menu at work!) already having made my decision, but changing my mind last minute as they didn’t provide the correct copy online.
After some decision making we ordered; Claire requested a side – kale crisps as she wasn’t feeling hungry. Kiran and myself opted for the mains – jackfruit tacos with pineapple salsa and Phad Thai and a smashed apple cider and water for the table.
When it arrived the portion was a reasonable size, I was looking forward to my phad thai – I love courgettes it was fresh and had a fiery kick but personally I felt it lacked flavour and it was like an ordinary salad. My apple cider was tasty it reminded me of a healthier version of Appletiser!
Kiran had more of a successful dish – her jackfruit tacos were delicious- it was hard to believe something so healthy tasted so amazing, the texture and flavour were so similar to pulled pork!
Claire’s kale crisps were tasty too as it went within a matter of minutes.
After our mains were cleared we jumped at the chance to see the dessert menu. I had one in mind already and chose their Eton Mess – I hadn’t had one in ages so I was curious to see how it would turn out. Claire opted for their banana bread and mint tea. Kiran was too full from her tacos and wanted to sit this course out.
When the dessert arrived the presentation was immaculate with edible flowers, Claire dug straight into hers – fresh fruit and coconut cream that complimented the delicious banana bread, she didn’t waste anytime in devouring her dessert.
My Eton Mess was amazing too fresh strawberries, with maple syrup meringues, it was a shame there was more coconut cream than meringue and I would have loved to have more! The desserts were a winner for us, they both really hit the spot!
The staff were really friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was exceptional however if we return I’ll be choosing something a little ‘meatier’ (pardon the pun) such as their pulled pork burger that looked amazing and smelt delicious!
Opening times are from Monday to Friday at 12pm to 10pm, Saturday’s 10am to 10pm and Sunday’s 10am to 4pm.