Restaurant, cafe, deli, fine foods store and all around salubrious retail setting, London’s one and only Natural Kitchen (well actually they have three locations in town) is a brilliant spot for a healthy meal or some feel good shopping.
The Natural Kitchen provides an unfussy and friendly alternative to supermarket shopping. No cluttered shelves or confusing pricing or overwhelming assemblage of too many brands selling essentially the same thing. Rather, Natural Kitchen focuses on quality and freshness with an emphasis on stocking ethical, sustainable and seasonal items.
Yes, that’s amazing but the real draw at Natural Kitchen is the Food-to-Go counters and their copious selection of seasonal salads, quiches, soups, pies, sandwiches and their dish of the day – all complemented by made to order juices, smoothies, milkshakes, teas and coffees available to eat in or take away. Most of what’s for offer is made fresh in their own kitchens. Most diners here find they can get more than enough to eat along with a tasty drink for well under a tenner (roughly between $7 to $15). Additionally, this writer can vouch for how delicious the chicken schnitzel and the quinoa salad are. I have no qualms with the coffee either!
The Natural Kitchen has three locations in London. One in Marylebone at 77-78 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5JX (nearest Tube station is Baker Street) and another two sites in the City of London at 15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, EC4A 3AP (nearest Tube station is Chancery Lane) and Trinity Square, 7 Pepys Street, EC3N 4AF (nearest Tube is Tower Hill).
The Trinity Square outlet is brand spanking new having only just opened Monday 15 October.
These three locations are excellently appointed for the needs of many for visitors to London. If you’re here for work, there’s a good chance you’ve find yourself near the Fetter Lane or Trinity Square outlets. Trinity Square is very near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and a number of other popular tourist destinations. Marylebone High Street draws lots of tourists as well, whether for the boutique shopping, or the close proximity to Oxford Circus, Madam Tussauds wax museum and the parks.
For folks unfamiliar with the London layout, this town can sometimes present a real challenge when you just want to eat something quick, healthy and reasonably priced. It appears that Natural Kitchen is attempting to sort this problem out and make life a little yummier for the locals too.
The Marylebone Kitchen is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with breakfast served until 11:30 a.m. and then lunch until closing). Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch starting at noon.
The Fetter Lane Kitchen is only open Monday through Friday with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The new Trinity Square Kitchen is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Find out more about Natural Kitchen at thenaturalkitchen.com.
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