Just a cherry stone’s throw from Portobello Market along Talbot Road, NAMA London 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. 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 London is good for you, animals and the planet.
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. But just what is raw? At NAMA London, 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 London’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 London.
The food was very delicious! Too bad they closed!!! Truffle pasta and tiramisu were my favorites from their menu.
Nama is wonderful raw vegan restaurant. They food is exquisite and the presentation is amazing. There is a nice ambience and the staff are polite and friendly.
The Food was delicious, I want to go back and try some more of the dishes out. Staff were friendly and the service was great.
The food at NAMA was absolutely amazing. Was such a good experience- we will definitely be visiting again, as well as trying to do some of the courses! Fab little place!
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.
My husband and I made our first visit earlier this week, undoubtedly it won't be our last. The food was absolutely delicious, pleasing both to the eye and taste. So many different flavours and concoctions to enjoy, superb! The 'servers' are so friendly and helpful with suggestions. Some previous reviews suggested that the premises needed a thorough clean which was a bit off putting, but happily we found the venue to be, very clean and tidy although stark in furnishings. Bearing in mind that our visit was on a mid week evening, it was quiet with little atmosphere, but our guess is that its popularity is down to the the divine food on offer rather than the ambience. Noticed that there were a number of Take-Away orders supplied during our visit. Prices are very reasonable bearing in mind the 'chefs' time and loving care put into each dish. Parking fairly good evening time.
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!
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!!
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!
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.