Pure Taste, Notting Hill
The Paleo diet shot to fame in 2014 and now the protein rich and grains, refined sugars and dairy products free diet now enters London's fine dining scene. The very first 'paleo friendly fine dining' restaurant in London, Pure Taste, has a delicious menu including suckling pig, celeriac, red onion and piccalilli to start and sea bass, citrus fruits, fennel and capers to follow. There is even a tempting dessert menu as well as an additional menu key outlining what other diets the fare is friendly for.
Grain Store, King's Cross
This is vegetables, but not as you know them. Head to London's latest culinary hotspot King's Cross and get your five a day sorted with veg-centric dishes and herb infused wines at Bruno Loubet's Grain Store. Not officially vegetarian, but making veg the key players, the menu is bursting with flavour. Their weekend brunch menu for example, includes includes roast potatoes, garlic confit, pumpkin puree and squid steak au poivre and for dessert, sweet potato doughnuts with citrus curd, dill and vodka ice cream.
Hawksmoor, various London locations
A steakhouse might not strike you as the most diet friendly restaurants, but say no to the chips and a simple juicy fillet of beef, rich in protein and low in fat, is a yes for Atkins and Dukan followers. At Hawksmoor, the dry-aged charcoal British beef has been critically acclaimed, not only for its flavour and texture but size. If a hunk of meat isn't enough, then go for half a lobster or roast scallops for starters.
Gogi, Maida Vale
Fermented food is quite the hot topic amongst London's foodie set due to its probiotic-rich goodness, which works a treat for digestive health. Foods such as Tempeh, Miso, Sauerkraut and Kimchi are all fermented favourites and are mostly found in Korean and Japanese cooking. Korean restaurant Gogi in Maida Vale is a great place to get your probiotic fix with its nutritious selection of Kimchi dishes as well as other healthy Korean favourites.
The Gate, Islington
Vegetarian restaurants are popping up all over town, but The Gate (in Hammersmith and now Islington) is a longstanding and award winning vegetarian restaurant that stands out for its super tasty dishes. Inspired by the flavours and cooking traditions of Indian, Arabic, Jewish, French and Italian cuisine, you can be assured of more than just your usual aubergine bake or vegetable salad.
Tanya's Café, Chelsea
By day, this green-house of a café in Chelsea's myhotel, serves the best in wholesome organic and 100% raw food, and by night it transforms into a super-cool, superfood cocktail bar. Everything Tanya offers is ethically sourced, organically grown, hand picked and most importantly raw and gluten free. This is the spot for perfectly presented gourmet brunches, nutritious salads and healthy desserts.
Snaps & Rye, Notting Hill
Rye bread may be a healthy option, but is not always top of the agenda when eating out. But at Snaps & Rye, a light and airy Danish kitchen and deli in Nottinghill, their homemade rye bread is given a Scandinavian make-over with a wealth of healthy Smørrebrød's to choose from. These are basically open sandwiches on rye. Owner Jacqueline Skött recommends Rullepøls, a 48 hour cured organic pork that is then pressed for 48 hours before making its way onto their homemade rye bread. There is also house-cured herring, meatballs and home-pickled beetroot.