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NAMA

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About NAMA

Just a cherry stone’s throw from Portobello Market along Talbot Road, NAMA specialises in artisan raw food and refreshments, seven days a week. NAMA’s philosophy is based on six pillars – wellbeing through nutrition, freshness, choice, sustainable raw food lifestyle, community and multisensory dining – and their goal is to prove just how healthy and inspiring living a raw life can be. Led by restaurateurs and chefs Rich Havardi and Irene Arango, this Notting Hill foodie paradise offers cleanses and detoxes alongside their many cakes, mains and snacks to a new generation of London diners.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
NAMA, 110 Talbot Road, W11 1JR London

Further Information

As a raw food oasis in the heart of Notting Hill serving up powerfully nutritious fare for busy London residents, NAMA maintains a furious schedule. Their 100% raw breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options are available seven days a week, meaning you never have to go without your raw food boost. From brunches like coconut porridge and blueberry pancake stacks to lunches like the Mexican wrap, cheese & pickle sandwich or pad Thai, all the food on offer at NAMA is good for you, animals and the planet. But just what is raw? At NAMA, the often contested definition is food that hasn’t been exposed to temperatures above 42 degrees centigrade, preserving all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in the ingredients natural state.

Drawing upon supplies from the nearby Notting Hill and Queen’s Park farmers’ markets, the larder at NAMA’s Talbot Road restaurant is stocked with goods that are totally meat, wheat, dairy and gluten-free. Showcasing the diversity that a raw food diet can indulge in, NAMA’s dinner menu is an international smorgasbord of delicious options. Bring a group of friends and take on the pinchos or cheeseboard sharing plates with a cold-pressed juice, nutritious smoothie, or certified biodynamic and organic wines. Main courses draw on culinary traditions from Italy, Southeast Asia, Mexico and Central America, and Japan – the sushi is made from marinated kohlrabi rice with pickled enoki and served with a signature ponzu sauce, wasabi and avo mayo – good enough to rival the best in London. A unique proposition in the capital, reservations are strongly recommended if you plan to experience dining at NAMA.

CHEF'S CHOICE

252 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 252 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 15:54

Great service, even better food - especially the desserts! Lovely raw food restaurant for vegans with lots of tasty options on the menu. I would highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 09:39

So impressed with the food! I never imagined raw food can taste so heavenly...great presentation as well and friendly staff too in a beautiful clean place!

1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 08:12

Delicious, unusual and lovingly presented food. Friendly service and puddings a high point. I thought the absence of dairy and heat might be a problem - it wasn't. Recommended.

1 review so far 6
15.08.2017 14:37

NAMA is a beautiful raw vegan restaurant. I ordered the mushroom pizza and absolutely loved it. When I received it I thought the portions are a bit small for the price but they were filling nonetheless so you don't need any more really.

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 11:19

As NAMA is an unusual restaurant, serving raw vegan cuisine, the atmosphere is quite communal. The food is paramount and conversations amongst tables is common. Our meal was delicious and surprisingly filling, with a wonderful variety of flavours and textures. But the best of all has to be the desserts! I went for the salted caramel chocolate cake and can truthfully say it's the best I've ever tasted. Give it a go and you will not be disappointed with the guilt free experience.

2 reviews so far 6
18.07.2016 11:53

We had a lovely meal at NAMA. The food was excellent, having tried raw restaurants before, this is definitely up there with the best that I have been to. Particularly good were the Mexican Bowl and the Tom Kha Soup. All the deserts were fantastic as well. The staff were friendly, the food came quickly and the venue itself was tastefully decorated. Would definitely go again, and have already recommended it to people!

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 08:49

I had been 2 years that i've known this restaurant. But as I was living in Belgium, i only followed it on instagram! For my birthday i got the chance to visit London and the first thing that I wanted to do was to finally try NAMA's! It was incredible; the raw pizza, the cesar salad, pad thai and most of all the tiramisu!!!! Best dessert i've ever tasted!!

1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 16:13

After booking the time out offer i was very looking forward to my visit to NAMA. It was all up to my expectations. they had the table prepared, the menu in offer included all drinks, a starter a main and a dessert. My parents and i left feeling happy, full and satisfied. the food for an experienced raw vegan even is original and very flavourful. thank you!

3 reviews so far 5
27.01.2017 12:34

The night started a bit disappointing, with nobody bringing us menus or water for a good 10 minutes. It was a very cold night and the chairs were really cold to sit on! But once we started eating, we forgot everything negative.... The food is FANTASTIC. So many layers of flavours, great textures, all perfectly balanced. We were both very impressed. Drinks menu very interesting. Only 3 options of wine, but all very good options. It isn't a cheap place, but we must not forget the time involved and the price of ingredients when it comes to making raw food. Do not come if you are wired person that wants everything fast. I can see they follow the slow food movement. Service is chilled. Comes recommended and with hope more places like this open in (more central) London.

1 review so far 6
06.07.2017 12:12

My wife and I were warmly welcomed in this restaurant. On the menu, we have found vegan, gluten free and raw variations of famous dishes. I took the lasagne, my wife the truffle zucchine pasta. The waiting time was ok, the waiter was nice without being invasive. Both dishes tasted great, the ingredient were fresh, the flavours were quite subtle and well arranged. For desserts, we got the blueberry cheesecake and the tiramisu. Less impressive than the main dishes in my opinion, but still good. Overall, the experience was really positive, and would recommend it to any of my friends, even carnivorous ones.

1 review so far 5
12.08.2016 08:20

Generally we really loved Nama and the menu choice was excellent. So impressed with the range of ingredients on offer. The piquillo peppers were a bit spicy and delicious and the pizza was absolutely amazing, full of strong flavours. The Mexican bowl was quite nice, although more of a big salad than anything else. The dessert selection tasted good but the bites were ridiculously tiny! This was the one disappointing thing about the experience. I would really recommend making them more than half a mouthful each for £7. We also had the tiramisù which was delicious and more than enough for two people! Maybe rethink portions but we would definitely come back and recommended to others (vegan or not).

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 09:42

Excellent, fresh dishes that would do great also in any non-vegan restaurant's menu. Because so much is prepared fresh on the spot there is a bit of a wait, so it may not be the best places for people in a hurry. However, for those who wish to enjoy a peaceful meal with good food, this is definitely a place to try! The staff is also very kind and I loved the fact that the basement floor gets natural light thanks to the big front window. All in all a great experience, I would love to visit again.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 15:16

From start to finish, hands down one of the best eating experiences we have had. The restaurant was ambient but delightfully basic in its décor and thoroughly relaxing throughout. It was the first time read a menu and could have very well have picked anything. We shared a few dishes and also had some great organic white wine. We will be going back as soon as we can and will be making Nama our regular venue. You do not have to be vegan to enjoy this place, just someone who appreciates food. Top marks

11 reviews so far 6
04.11.2016 10:03

Our latest meal at Nama was fantastic - we sat downstairs and although there wasn't a spare table, it was not too noisy and the atmosphere was really spot on. The staff were so attentive, and we loved being able to see in to the kitchen. We had the Mexican bowl & sushi, and both were absolutely perfect, then we had the tiramisu and the chocolate caramel cake for dessert - both divine. We are already planning our next trip back. Thanks to all the staff at Nama for a wonderful evening!

1 review so far 5
11.10.2016 14:27

Delicious food, I'm not vegan but my girlfriend is and we both really enjoyed the experience. We have eaten at other vegan places in London but this is on another level, also I never had raw vegan only before, but it was great... We both would have loved that the cheese platter had some harder cheeses though, as they were only soft ones on it. Costly but great if you want to treat someone who is vegan or just if you want to experience raw vegan food yourself. Try the pizza and cheese platter, tiramisu and croquettes. Everything is organic which is a plus.

1 review so far 4
10.01.2017 10:31

I'm not a vegan but thought it would be good to have a raw dining experience. The food at Nama is absolutely delicious, everything is so tasty. Me and a friend went and had a winter tasting menu which was 5 courses. Unfortunately we were told that the truffle pizza was not available, so had the avocado and pomegranates instead. Then we were told that the truffle pasta wasn't available either which was really disappointing. I booked the table for 8:00 so it wasn't that late, if you've got people booked in for a specific menu then I think it's unacceptable to not have the food available. This is why I've only given Nama 4, the food was delicious but the restaurant needs to work on their organisation skills.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 08:27

Fabulous. First of all I have to say I'm not vegan or even vegetarian, I think that shouldn't be a problem for anyone who wants to try something different. It was my second time at Nama and I liked it even more than the first one. I went with a friend and we shared a funghi pizza, veggie carpaccio and lasagna. The carpaccio was perhaps the less taste of the three but the pizza and lasagne were absolutely sublime. Highly recommend!

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 13:53

I took my Mum to Nama as she is unable to tolerate any food with diary or wheat which doesn't leave much left on a typical menu. She was over the moon to be able to eat everything and everything we tried was delicious. The dishes were colourful and presented so beautifully and all provided such an unexpected and amazing taste sensation. Highly recommended and would visit again. Great service too.

1 review so far 6
20.10.2016 09:38

Amazing well worth the trek across London. Every single dish was an eye-opener, my top two being the veg terrine and the pad thai. Obvious but true - the raw pizza is also ridiculous. Oh and we had 5 desserts between 4 people.. all amazing as well. Only downside was the coffee was bitter / burnt but that can happen anywhere I guess. Terrific restaurant overall, staff were really nice too.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 14:13

Who said a vegan , gluten free menu has to be boring and plain... One of the most satisfying meals we've had in a while . Fresh , brimming with flavour , tasty and filling . Do try the English breakfast , superfood latte as we loved it . A sure winner and we will be back to try the pizza , pasta , desserts and salads .

10 reviews so far 6
26.12.2016 21:36

Another incredible meal at NAMA - the mushroom white pizza was heavenly, the rioja was light yet smoky and the Battenburg was a gooey grown-up revelation. Plus the nicest staff in West London!

1 review so far 5
12.07.2017 08:21

Had a very nice meal at Nama - lots of interesting dishes to choose from and lovely friendly staff to look after us. Only slight criticism is that the tables are small and there was no where to leave our soaking wet coats and umbrellas - so they had to be on the backs of our chairs all evening. Made us feel a bit cramped! Would definitely recommend Nama and will be going back to try more dishes. 😀

1 review so far 5
07.03.2017 13:58

I was a bit disappointed they didn't have raw vegan pancakes on the specials as it was pancake day, despite this it was really vibrant and filling food. The tables were a little close together for my liking but fortunately it was very quiet initially and other diners were the considerate type and not too loud! All in all a worthwhile trip and a lesson in how raw vegan food can be delicious as well as righteous!

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 09:09

No words. Everything is so delicious, tasty and healthy, just the way I like it. I highly recommend the truffle pasta and pesto pizza and of course the amazing raw tiramisu for desert. It's definitely one of my favorites restaurants and I specially come from barcelona to have lunch at Namas. I posted some pictures on my instagram account which is @chuprevost Xx

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 09:40

The place is nice, little and cosy: although it was kind of cold the atmosfere was warm as the staff was lovely and very welcoming. Portions are not very big but the food is very tasty and leaves you satisfied. Bear in mind that the food is served cold as it's raw. The whole experience was great : I highly recommend it.

2 reviews so far 4
15.01.2017 08:30

Great food, pleasantly surprised, although make sure you have plenty of time as it takes a long time to come. Price are not cheap, but I guess it is quite a specialised restaurant. Drinks price are a bit steep! I went with a timeout offer which was great, but if you pay full price it is maybe a bit too much. Overall the food was very good, the mushroom pizza for starters was very very good. The pasta for mains was good and the battenberg for dessert was also well achieved.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 09:55

The food and service were excellent but the restaurant itself is a bit basic and not very comfortable. We were there for dinner so were sat at a very cramped table for a few hours - perhaps at lunch it would be ok. However, if you're spending £50 per head I think a bit more comfort could be expected?

1 review so far 6
02.09.2016 10:19

The food was amazing and the service impeccable. I took my husband for his birthday as we're relatively new to clean eating and he loved it too. We both found the portion sizes to be more that ample and the tastes were beautiful; there were several things we tried that he wants the recipe for. We will definitely return.

11 reviews so far 6
06.03.2017 08:51

A delicious, fresh & wholesome meal with a great atmosphere and impeccable service. We tried the Truffled courgetti & the Mexican burrito bowl dish and bowl were beautifully presented and delicious. We even treated ourselves to two desserts and two smoothies - the marble cake & the blueberry cheesecake; both stunning, particularly when washed down with a 'Magician'!

1 review so far 6
25.05.2017 07:26

Wonderful, small cafe with delicious, healthy food, and a great menu. Seeweed salad was incredible! Everything presented beautifully. Service was really fantastic. We had to leave in a hurry to catch a flight, and they made sure we were out the door in time and with a goodie bag of desserts. Will be back next time in London.

1 review so far 3
02.07.2017 11:15

The food was very tasty but portions too small to feel satisfied. Particularly for the price. The pizza was very small probably the size of two regular slices and about £15! Service was also very slow and maybe they could set expectations when you order so you know. Staff were friendly though. I think we spent £57 and actually went straight to somewhere else to get something else to eat as i was still hungry after. Also set up is more appropriate for lunch. It didn't feel like i was sitting in a nice restaurant but maybe more that they kept a lunch spot open into the evening. Again the food did taste very good.

11 reviews so far 6
13.03.2017 08:31

Great, healthy and delicious food. We shared the seed crackers & hummous to start which were delicious, then I had the 'Italian pizza' on the walnut base which was so fresh and flavoursome. I'm always left wanting to go back to Nama and am already planning my next visit. Highly recommend trying their Holy Mayan Cacao!!

1 review so far 6
22.01.2017 10:42

Lovely chilled atmosphere with friends. Delicious food presented beautifully. Will definitely be going back. I follow a high Raw plant based diet so was nice to have such a varied choice on menu. Service was good & our server was very knowledgeable about the food. Had a Time out discount voucher so very cost effective meal.

1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 07:29

NAMA is my favorite restaurant! Just outstanding, creative, unique, flavorful, and absolutely delicious food! Prices are incredibly reasonable and servers very knowledgeable. I recommend the superfood latte! Yum!

1 review so far 4
10.08.2016 11:17

Nama was a great experience to try raw vegan food. All the dishes were tempting to order and were presented very well. Enjoyed the evening celebrating a special occasion at Namas and rounded of the dinner with some really yummy desserts....which kept us wondering how..how did they make it so delicious. Staff were attentive and helpful to accommodate dietary needs which was very much appreciated. Do book an evening table as it is a popular eatery. Definately will be returning to Nama many times.

1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 09:36

Lovely atmosphere and incredibly delicious healthy food! I would recommend it to anyone who might be unsure about raw and vegan food because this restaurant will convince you that this type of food can be very tasty! I went with my husband who has never been to a restaurant like this and he loved it!

2 reviews so far 6
03.04.2017 16:46

Nama is great for raw vegans, I wish there were more places like this, really nice food, not just healthy but very delicious too. I like everything on the menue. Tea with lemon grass and cinnamon is great. Very happy with the service too. Wish they delivered, I could eat this food every day.

1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 07:22

Great delicious raw food with a twist! We had tom kha soup, fresh cheese platter and sushi, kale chips and avocado cream cracker, hummus and a good glass of wine! And last but not least: Dessert! 😍 Faboulous Cheque cake and blueberry cheescake... omg! We will come back on our next Londond visit!

1 review so far 6
11.07.2017 21:26

The food was delicious and innovative, and the service was friendly, in a relaxed atmosphere. All of the vegan, organic, raw, gluten-free dishes we tried - from white truffle pizza to the delightful cheese board - were scrumptious. I wish they would open a restaurant in my home city of Brussels.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 09:58

Excellent surprise. The staff was lovely. And the food was excellent: beautiful and full of flavour. Portions were just perfectly sized: small enough for a light dinner but big enough to keep my appetite satisfied. Everything is vegan, love it. A delicious meal, if cruelty free, is even better! :) Thanks!

1 review so far 5
20.02.2017 11:52

I made booking an hour before going and it was quiet useful on Sunday, there are quite busy at lunch time! Our waitress was very knowledgeable regarding the whole menu. The food ordered was great but nothing exceptional as I expected. The service was smooth and no mistakes were made. It s a nice environment to experience the raw food kitchen.

1 review so far 6
12.11.2016 10:05

Fantastic creative food and smoothies with excellent ingredients creating a great variety with different flavours and textures!!! Really friendly staff providing great recommendations! I am not vegan/vegetarian, but with this food You would not miss anything and you are in for a treat - We can't wait to come back!

1 review so far 5
06.05.2017 12:53

Loved the food and the friendly service. It's not quick as each dish takes time to prepare, so allow extra time for this unique food. The only reason I didn't give it 6 stars was because the setting itself could be better for the cost of the food. Don't let that put you off, the food is worth it!

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 13:14

We went for brunch and I have to say the food was amazing!! We decided to back again the next day to have lunch. The service was great too and very helpful. A place i would highly recommend to try especially for people with gluten and lactose intolerant!

1 review so far 4
16.08.2017 18:37

Amazing food as always - was expecting something a little more 'eggy' in texture from the cashew 'egg', which although tasty, was basically a smooth cashew cream with black salt and turmeric. Long wait for main courses (40+ minutes) and a drink forgotten at the end makes a 4* rating. Desserts were AMAZING and I will of course be back to sample more of the inventive and delicious menu.

1 review so far 6
20.02.2017 08:49

I came with my daughter (10). The Chef adjusted the menu because she does not like mushrooms… ; a few minutes later she had eaten all her pasta (cooked like “à la Provençale”) We had a warm welcome… and (of course) a wonderful dinner !

10 reviews so far 6
22.01.2017 23:39

Another incredible meal at Nama - we didn't think we could be any more impressed, but then we tried their cheeseboard. Giant caper berries and raw crackers accompanied by four delicious vegan cheeses and an red onion chutney. We were in heaven! Thank you again!

1 review so far 6
23.12.2016 23:57

The food was beautifully presented and delicious. You could see a lot of thought, care and pride went into each dish. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The venue itself felt welcoming and was clean. I'd definitely go back and recommend to others.

1 review so far 5
08.05.2017 08:44

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. The food was very good, I had the kale salad, the tomato tatin and the blueberry cheesecake. The only item I didn't rate too much was the cheesy cream that came with the tatin, it was very strong and less of it would have been better.

1 review so far 6
26.07.2016 10:43

We had a wonderful experience at Nama. The food was delicious as always and the desserts heavenly! One of the friendliest supervisor that I have met. He gives the place a good vibe and is not in your face. All in all excellent!