Detoxifying, immune boosting, alkalising, liver cleansing – you know you’re in for some sort of healthy spin just from a quick skim of Farmacy’s extensive menu! The trendy, plant based restaurant in Notting Hill serves up a great range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, free from refined sugars, dairy, additives and chemicals. And annoyingly reservations. I’m always put off by restaurants with a ‘no reservations’ policy and long wait times. You have to suddenly become oh so tactical about which day of the week and time you choose to go. This is how the London restaurant scene is nowadays so my old soul ways need to get over it and get used to it. In the spirit of vegan month, I got myself to Farmacy!
Organic, healthy, global and fresh. A restaurant catering to all of these clean eating dietary needs is hard to come by! Contrary to what people may think, the food here is delicious as well as indulgent. You won’t leave feeling hungry as if you’ve just eaten a rabbit’s dinner prepared by free spirited hippies! It may not be everyone’s cup of herbal green tea. I don’t think a meat loving carnivore would be completely sold but it’s a fun place to try for a meal that feels relatively guilt-free.
The menu, inspired by dishes around the globe, offers everything from comfort food burgers and pizzas to heavenly earth bowls.
Firstly the holographic kaleidoscopic imagery on the homepage of the Farmacy website deserves a shout out. It draws you right in. I was intrigued by the restaurant just from this and I won’t pretend I didn’t stare at it for a good few minutes drooling over all of the dishes.
- Sweet potato falafels
- Farmacy burger
This was a great take on classic nachos. The light and airy chips were presented in a spiral with a trio of dips hidden inside. The dips included guacamole, sour cream, beans and a tomato salsa type one. Delicious and tasted so fresh!
The sweet potato falafels weren’t like traditional falafels at all, but this was in no way a bad thing! I loved the strong sweet potato and garlicy flavour that’s seeped though from the soft falafels.
The burger was flavourful and as good as a burger can be! I really enjoyed the side of thin and crispy sweet potato fries too.
I’d definitely recommend trying Farmacy. The clean eating fad is here to stay and I’m glad more and more restaurants dedicated to healthy eating are opening and showcasing a clean diet is far from boring. Even if the menu doesn’t tickle your fancy at first, try it – you’ll be pleasantly surprised and if anything, it’s a goodie for Instagram!
Location: Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
Perfect for: A catch up or special occasion