Fab find: Redemption Bar

20 April 2017 by
First published: 13 August 2016

Check out our latest fab find: Redemption Bar


Shoreditch, is one of London’s liveliest places, praised for its brilliant nightlife, rooftop bars and hipster cocktails, and home to an exquisite bar that attracts a buzzing atmosphere with a surprising twist. It’s alcohol-free. Jaw drops! Yes, that’s right, Redemption Bar is London’s first alcohol-free bar, and now it’s coming to the heart of Notting Hill – for its permanent home!


With more and more of us jumping onboard the health wagon, it’s clear to see that there’s a strong market for the likes of Redemption to lead the way in the rise of alcohol-free bars. With a catchy tagline like ‘Spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’ you are certainly guaranteed a fun-packed evening, filled with healthy recipes and positive vibes, all without feeling fragile the next day – bonus!


Described as the best vegan restaurant in London, Redemption serves up many healthy treats that distribute between vegan, sugar-free, wheat-free and alcohol-free materials. Redemption’s founder, Catherine Salway, who previously worked at Virgin, and Andrea Waters, an experienced chef and nutritionist, create healthy foods that can tantalise the pickiest of tastebuds. Her wonderful selection of delicious, yet nutritious, dishes, including starters, mains and desserts, and non-alcoholic cocktails makes Redemption the only bar/restaurant in London whose menu has been designed by nutritional therapists.


Why spend your last days of English summer pushing soggy salads around the plate when you could be enjoying a whole feast of goodness from Redemption’s menu? Focusing on putting the ‘treat’ back in retreat, Redemption challenges the convention that we stereotypically need alcohol to lubricate every social occasion. Andrea Waters, Exec Chef and Creative Director says: ‘Summer has to be the best time of the year for a chef; an abundance and variety of local produce makes it a total joy to cook. My new menu for our first real home is packed with summer flavours and nutrients to help you keep the glow on. Namaste!’


Dishes include: stunning quinoa maki rolls – a winning combination of beauty, flavour and nutrients on a platter to share (or not!) – and the newest edition: raw heritage beet ravioli with cashew cheese, watercress and pine nut pesto, yellow pepper coulis and heavenly summer pea shoots. If that wasn’t enough, expect to find the latest fresh and vibrant spicy Vietnamese salad packed with sweet’ n ’sour flavours and crunchy texture. To top it off, Redemption’s heavenly selection of guilt-free desserts will be sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. We’re talking dairy-free, sugar-free ice cream sundaes with raw chocolate sauce and summer berries. Is your mouth watering yet?


Redemption takes pride in putting a lot of TLC into the food, using all the latest tools and techniques to make health-enhancing plant foods the stars of the show and not just an after-thought. What’s more, Redemption ensures that no animals are harmed or killed in the creation of its dishes, which are all vegan, confirming that their food is sourced locally, and where possible organically, all with a zero waste strategy!


After its huge pop-up successes in Hackney, Holborn and Portobello, Redemption will be permanently located at 6 Chepstow Road, London, W2 5BH from early August.


For more information, visit redemptionbar.co.uk ad be sure to Follow Redemption on Twitter @RedemptionBar and on Facebook/RedemptionBar.