May 11, 2018
Whether you’re going dry in January or simply want a booze-free evening while drinking well-crafted drinks, the self-consciously virtuous Redemption is, apparently, London’s first non-alcoholic cocktail bar. It is nothing if not stylish, starting life as a pop-up on the rooftop of hip east London art hub Netil House before moving on to Notting Hill, it continues to serve delicious coconut water and fruit-based mocktails as well as a range of vegan and raw snacks. It now has a new home near Holborn at the Fairly Square Cafe. Drinks include the beet-o-tini, a blend of home-made beetroot juice, freshly squeezed orange juice, lime and coconut water shaken over ice, and the apple mockjito, a mix of apple presse, fresh mint and lime, served over ice and topped with soda. Their coco-tinis are probably your best bet, coconut water and berry infused concoctions served over ice. Prices are between £4 and £5, which is a bit stiff for drinks that are not. Food-wise, you’re looking at vegan maki rolls, courgette ‘spaghetti’, super alkalizing salads, and barley risotto. Desserts are of the raw chocolate variety.
Main photo credit: Redemption Official Website