Nama (full name: ‘Nama – Artisan Raw Foods’) may not be the cuddliest of vegan eateries – the staff and diners are far too cool for the hugging of trees – but what it lacks in warmth it makes up for in frighteningly good un-cooking. Rice is fashioned from tiny grated kohlrabi (a sweet cabbage); in the must-order ‘sushi’ this is combined with tiny pieces of cashew (for richness) as well as cucumber, avocado and sesame (for authentic flavours); in the Thai coconut curry it’s sprinkled with black sesame seeds and served with a creamy yellow-curry-ish sauce and folds of mandolin-thin pickled fennel. All against an austere yet stylish backdrop (stark white walls; high ceilings, throbbing low beats) that’s more art gallery than restaurant.
110 TALBOT ROAD
0207 313 4638
LUNCH SERVED NOON-3.30PM,
DINNER SERVED 5.30-10.30PM DAILY
I was really excited to try this place as its not only vegan but a raw food restaurant too. It’s a trendy little restaurant, selling food on the go as well as sit down meals. I found the basement seating area quite cramped and your quite close to other diners. The service was also very slow sadly. Unfortunately, the food didn’t save the day either, however it looked amazing and you don’t feel guilty as everything on the menu is healthy! I personally feel this is an acquired taste and recommend you try this in summer months as in winter cold food doesn’t always taste that great! Lastly, the food is pricey so be aware when you get your bill!
Nutritious and fresh tasting but maybe a little overuse of cashew nuts on the current menu… also if very hungry would advise going elsewhere as my friends did not feel the fullness they had wanted. Would order again if wanting something nutritiously light or a novelty with a friend… beautifully presented! Highly recommend the cheesecake, Mexican wrap & the truffle courgetti