I love spending time in London! It is a city that I am very familiar with and I have actually lost count at how many times I have visited. On this particular visit I wanted to try out Nama, a raw foods restaurant in Notting Hill. I ended up staying the last few days of my trip at my future sister in laws house, who just so happens to live in Notting Hill and is a 15 minute walk away from Nama. Perfect!
Nama Artisan Raw Foods has been open in its Notting Hill location since 2014. The upstairs space is small but cosy. The downstairs area is for large groups and where the Raw Food Workshops and Courses are held. I look forward to attending one next time I’m in town!
For my starter I ordered the Kale Salad with hemp seeds, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, sunflower seeds and a pumpkin seed dressing. I love my Kale! This salad was quite dense and filling; I ended up taking the rest of it away with me as take away. I didn’t want to get too full as I had more to try!
For my main I ordered the Italian Tapas. And I am glad I did. I loved this because it gave me the chance to sample 3 different dishes; Mini Lasagna, Zucchini Pasta and Pizzette. All three tasted amazing!
I love raw desserts, so of course I had to try one. I chose the Fermented Blueberry Cheesecake and as you can see from the pictures it was a piece of art! It was so beautifully presented and yes it tasted as good as it looked!
I only had one more day left in London, so I decided…I am going back for more! The next day it was raining but for someone has lived 12 years in Dubai, walking in the rain is a novelty. And for my Middle Eastern based friends, you know exactly what I mean!
So back to the Nama menu…this time I ordered the Asian Tapas (Thai Coconut Curry, Kohlrabi Ravioli and Sushi). Again, this was a perfect way for me to try 3 of Nama’s dishes in a mini version. I was not disappointed, all 3 tasted great! If I had to choose a favourite though, I think it would have to be the Sushi made out of kohlrabi rice, asian mushrooms, carrot, cucumber, cabbage, avocado, sprouts, nori and served with a sesame seed dipping sauce. (The dipping sauce by the way was awesome!)
And yes! Of course I ordered another dessert… this time I chose the Fermented Mocha Cheesecake. Along with an Almond Chai Latte which was offered with natural coconut sugar to sweeten. I loved the coffee and chocolate combination of this cheesecake and again it was beautifully presented. I noticed there is a fridge where you can take the desserts away with you boxed. But it is worth eating in just to see how pretty the presentation is!
I am so happy to have discovered Nama Artisan Raw Foods. And being only a 15 minute walk from where I sometimes stay in Notting Hill, I will definitely be visiting much more.
For more information on opening hours, location and raw food workshops, check out the Nama Artisan Raw Foods website here.