the Reads: Eats & Drinks

Waste not, want not…

the Antidote to... the problem of food waste

As home to some of the most popular eateries in London, Notting Hill can be quite an intimidating place to open a new restaurant. Luckily, though, Tiny Leaf (which has taken over Bumpkin) is quite unique, priding itself on being London’s first only organic, zero waste vegetarian restaurant. To achieve this ethos, their menu uses surplus food from local supermarkets, farms, distributors, plant breeders and retailers.

Brunch is the best time to go, to feast on spectacular buckwheat pancakes with fruit compote and soy-glazed mushrooms on toast. Tiny Leaf also offers mineralised alkaline drinking water, which is supposed to have a long list of benefits including cleansing organs, creating weight loss by releasing fats and counteracting the free radicals that can lead to premature ageing. Worth a go, hey?

The menu has a basic structure that operates for 4-6 week periods. Each one reflects seasonal produce, with ingredients swapped in and out depending on the day. Seasonal produce is even incorporated into drinks, with beetroot garnishes, apricots, tomatoes, cucumber and citrus in abundance.  

To accompany your veggie meal and alkaline water, head to the botanic bar for some ‘healthy’ (but boozy) cocktails that come with exciting extras such as edible soil and fennel-smoked maple syrup. The bar also features non-alcoholic, over-the-counter botanical remedies made by Neal’s Yard, such as Digestive Fire (turmeric, garlic, ginger, cayenne and macha), served as a fiery pre-meal digestive stimulant. 

Find Tiny Leaf at 209 Westbourne Park Rd, London W11 1EA, 020 7243 9818

As home to some of the most popular eateries in London, Notting Hill can be quite an intimidating place to open a new restaurant. Luckily, though, Tiny Leaf (which has taken over Bumpkin) is quite unique, priding itself on being London’s first only organic, zero waste vegetarian restaurant. To achieve this ethos, their menu uses surplus food from local supermarkets, farms, distributors, plant breeders and retailers.

Brunch is the best time to go, to feast on spectacular buckwheat pancakes with fruit compote and soy-glazed mushrooms on toast. Tiny Leaf also offers mineralised alkaline drinking water, which is supposed to have a long list of benefits including cleansing organs, creating weight loss by releasing fats and counteracting the free radicals that can lead to premature ageing. Worth a go, hey?

The menu has a basic structure that operates for 4-6 week periods. Each one reflects seasonal produce, with ingredients swapped in and out depending on the day. Seasonal produce is even incorporated into drinks, with beetroot garnishes, apricots, tomatoes, cucumber and citrus in abundance.  

To accompany your veggie meal and alkaline water, head to the botanic bar for some ‘healthy’ (but boozy) cocktails that come with exciting extras such as edible soil and fennel-smoked maple syrup. The bar also features non-alcoholic, over-the-counter botanical remedies made by Neal’s Yard, such as Digestive Fire (turmeric, garlic, ginger, cayenne and macha), served as a fiery pre-meal digestive stimulant. 

Find Tiny Leaf at 209 Westbourne Park Rd, London W11 1EA, 020 7243 9818