Billed as “London’s only artisan raw food restaurant” and named after the Japanese word for “raw”, light and bright Nama is the brainchild of chefs Irene Arango and Rich Havardi. “Consuming food in its natural, raw form allows you to really reap the nutritional rewards that are truly required by a healthy body,” Arango says.
Everything on Nama’s menu is 100 per cent meat, wheat, dairy and gluten free as well as being vegan, organic and unprocessed. It sounds utterly joyless – until you read the menu. “We believe in blowing away the common misconception that a raw, vegan, organic diet is limited,” Arango says. “Pizza, lasagne, sushi, curry, umpteen desserts and drinks – that’s what Nama is all about.” 110 Talbot Road, London, W11 1JR; namafoods.com