Three Of The Best… detox-friendly restaurants

Where can you enjoy a delicious meal out when you’re in the middle of a detox diet? That was the question I faced several times over the past two weeks when I found myself in the throes of a detox, but having several dinner dates I definitely wanted to keep.


Here are three great places that won’t ruin your efforts:

Masala Zone: with a new branch just opened in London’s Bayswater, Masala Zone is fast becoming one of the best-loved Indian joints in the capital. Its USP is fresh, healthy authentic food and it really does deliver. The food was some of the best I’ve ever eaten in an Indian restaurant and there wasn’t a greasy dish in sight. Just lots of veg, rice, rich-but-lean curries and delicious Indian street snacks served as starters. A couple of dishes will satisfy you without breaking the calorie bank, and your dinner companions will feel far from deprived.


Busaba Eathai: Coconut milk isn’t something that springs to mind when you think detox, but it is a key ingredient of Clean, the latest It-detox to come out of Hollywood and the program Gwyneth Paltrow credits for her newly ‘lightened’ figure. Given that coconut is richly nutritious, not to mention meat, wheat and dairy- free, it does kind of make sense. That’s where Busaba comes in. Its rich, spicy coconut soup is laden with lean chicken and vegetables and not too far off anything you’d make yourself if you were on a healthy eating drive. There are plenty of other fresh, veg-laden dishes on the menu, too, and the buzzing atmosphere means everyone gets a great night out.


Mildred’s: I’m not the only long-standing fan of this vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Soho. A no-booking policy is usually fair indication of a restaurant’s popularity and success, and with Mildred’s this confidence is rarely misplaced. The food is fun even for non-vegetarians, but with a dish actually called Detox Salad on the menu, you’ll be able to dine out while staying strictly within your dietary parameters.

Bon appetit.

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