Nama Artisan Raw Foods

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110 Talbot Rd, Notting Hill, West London, England, W11 1JR

Raw food restaurant offering meals and snacks. Makes nut milks, fermented nut cheese, cold pressed juices, kale crisps, nut butters, spreads, kombucha, kefir, and raw dessert. Formerly Nama Foods and re-opened here 2014. Open Tue-Wed 9:00am-5:00pm, Thu-Fri 9:00am-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Western, Juice bar, Take-out, British

44 Reviews

First Review by RawFan

Raw vegan food - Edit

I'll start by admitting that I'm not the biggest fan of 100% raw food, yet despite this I enjoyed my experience at Nama. My friend had vouchers that meant a three course lunch inclusive of a glass of prosecco came at a bargain price, and she invited me along to try out the food.

We shared a cheeseboard starter, I had the classic pomodoro pizza for the main course, and a blueberry cheesecake for dessert. The food was all beautifully presented, and I quite liked the starter and main course, but they were dense and very filling (probably should have gone with a salad starter!). The star of the show was hands down the blueberry cheesecake which was one of the best vegan cheesecakes I've had and I would happily recommend that to anyone. The staff were polite and attentive, and whilst the tables were all quite close together, my friend and I were there when the place was quiet, so that didn't cause us any problems.

Personally I think I prefer my savoury courses NOT raw, but it was an interesting experience and I wouldn't be opposed to returning and sampling some of the other dishes. I'd go back just to try the other desserts or for the blueberry cheesecake any day of the week, haha.

The place is pricey if you don't have the deal we were using, but so are most other places in London.

Pros: the lovely blueberry cheesecake, beautiful presentation , nice atmosphere

Cons: expensive , the main courses were very dense , tables very close together

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love this place - Edit

I've tried a nice selection of the food here and I've loved everything I've eaten. Rich, one of the owners is lovely too. He has a real passion for food and wellbeing and has always been helpful with talking me through what im eating and how it helps my body and mind. There's plenty of seating but it gets busy so id definately book in if you're keen. Highly reccommend the "cheese" plate. And the chocolate shake for desert really stood out.

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Raw - Edit

I have been to Nama a couple of times. And I have not been blown away on any occasion. The food is beautifully presented, yes, but I find the flavour is often the extreme - too salty or too bland. Last time I was there, the pomodoro courgetti my partner had was just so bland and lacked sauce it was quite incredible, whereas my terrine (I think) was so salty, I could not really stomach it. The starter was quite nice with raw breads and dips. Dips were great. And we shared a dessert which was ok, just very very dense, which is usually the problem with raw desserts.
Food really is beautiful, but I find the flavours are usually very off.

Pros: raw and vegan, beautiful

Cons: too salty or too bland, expensive, may be lengthy process to get a waiter's attention

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Nice raw food restaurant! - Edit

A raw food place anywhere in the world should for me personally always deserve 5 star's, now it's of course not the goal of a review, it should provide some more objective inside for future visitors.

The location and interior are very nice, the staff is lovely and the food is amazing.

They propose a lot of raw food lunch, dinner, desserts...

The tiramisu is the best I've ever eaten!

There is also a little shop so you can buy some things to take with you.

Pros: Amazing raw food choice, Great taste

Cons: None

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delicious - Edit

I dined here with my partner and he had the no meat pizza, I had the lasagne. We were both blown away by how tasty the food was, we weren't expecting it to be so delicious or filling. We had desserts each too and they were incredible. The staff also brought us some spiced almonds to eat while we were waiting on our mains as it was a little longer than usual, and we really appreciated that

Pros: every dish was very tasty

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Juice/ smoothie - Edit

Lovely beet juice / chocolate smoothie - @£12 for the 2 - small bottles but lovely - ? Slow service and ? Only one table - so didn't eat anything - would go back - but bit off the main road to London for me - also - no parking !

Pros: Nice juice, Good smoothie

Cons: Small, Slow service, Limited seating

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Great food and tea, but pricey - Edit

Great quality tea and food but the portions are small and the prices high. That's what I remember from my visit 4/5 years ago! Had bit of a posh vibe about it. Not the place to go if you want to leave feeling full but great if you're in the area and need somewhere to stop off to recharge with a tea and a light snack.

Pros: good quality food

Cons: expensive for the portion size

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Delicious!!! - Edit

Best food ever. Perfect.

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Raw Vegan - Edit

I really loved this restaurant. Everything is fresh and so delicious. I try several things all great.
I suggest this restaurant if you would like to try a raw vegan meal o simply if you want enjoy a great vegan meal that you won't forget.

Pros: All

Cons: None

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A must-try!! - Edit

Nama Foods is honestly the best vegan restaurant I have ever tasted! I never expected raw food to taste so good! I had the pesto pizza and the tiramisu. The staff was also very friendly! If I ever go back to London, I'll definitely return to that restaurant.

Pros: amazing food!!!, very friendly staff

Cons: quite expensive unfortunately

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surprisingly excellent food - Edit

I was nervous about picking this restaurant as all raw did not sound good to me. But I was very pleasantly surprised. The Standard of cooking was very high, very precise and delicious. It is not very cheap but we would highly recommend Nama and plan to go again.

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The best food I had in London - Edit

It was really really good, perfect food, beautiful presentation, worth the price.
I had a blast!

Pros: perfect

Cons: pricey

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Excellent flavour - Edit

Really enjoyed it here. I had a tartain which had wonderful flavour!!!

Deserts are fantastic too.

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Pleasantly surprised - Edit

I went with mixed expectations of raw food, given I'm not a fan of nuts and the usual raw cake offerings. However I was very pleasantly surprised by the food. Between our group of 4, we had the seaweed salad, the courgette pasta with truffle and two full English Breakfasts. I think we were all pleased with what we had, though I think the cashew egg was received with some suspicion by the omnis in our group. The only slight disappointment was that there was only one nut-free dessert on the menu and they'd run out of it. Pricing seemed reasonable and I liked it so much I would definitely come back to try some more of the menu.

Pros: Interesting and different, but tasty food

Cons: Only one nut-free dessert option, Not a lot of atmosphere

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good raw food - Edit

Food is great at Nama. Looks can be deceiving, plate of food can look small but you are certainly full when the plate is finished. Only negative is tables are v close together so it's a bit of a tight squeeze and not much privacy.

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hmm - Edit

Explored this new eatery with a Time Out offer for three courses and a drink for £23.50. Quite a bargain when you compare the restaurants usual prices! After leaving still hungry after our three courses I can see why.
While the food was enjoyable, it was not remarkable, and the portions left wanting. My companion ordered a 'pizza' which came as two delicate slices, and my tartin was described as a 'sandwich' but was the size of half a slice of bread.
Ambience in the upstairs hall was lacking, with cold white walls and small tables cramped together, much less inviting than I was hoping while showing a new vegan what London had to offer.
Would consider returning to try the 'main' unskrimped menu, but worried it will just be more of the same...

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loved it!!!!Truly amazing flavours! - Edit

First visit but not the last as we were quite pleasantly surprised by the super flavours. The food makes you want to savour the taste for longer!very inventive indeed!Food highly recommended.(in my opinion)Staff were friendly too.

Cons: not enough space under some tables to place legs i

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Lovely dinner, friendly staff - Edit

We had a lovely dinner. Nicely presented, tasted great! Pies were big portions, tasted great.
A bit expensive, but it is center of London.
Staff was very friendly too.
Only thing that we didn't like was the lounge music, but luckily it wasn't too loud ;-)

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Pros: nice presentation, great taste, friendly staff, clean

Cons: bit on expensive side, lounge music

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Good food - Edit

The food is really tasty and good quality, but I didn't like the place. We had a table on the ground floor and it was so tiny that it was not enough room for our plates and drinks... And the tables are so close to each other that you almost sit together with strangers. (There are more tables downstairs so maybe it's more spacious there...). The staff was not very friendly and atmosphere not warm and pleasant.

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expensive and uncomfortable ambient - Edit

i had the pad thai. It was delicious but very cold like it came out already made from the fridge.The room is tiny for six tiny tables and the acoustics are terrible with everyone trying to have a conversation.The staff does a smile but is fake and they are not polite.A place that tries to be posh but is the wrong business to do it. We vegans like relaxed environments.Very expensive, on top of the bill there is a 12.5 per cent surcharge WHICH was not optional on my bill.

Pros: tasty

Cons: expensive

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Angeleyes 18 Oct 2016 - I totally agree with you, so accurate.  


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very good food - Edit

Most of the food are raw. They are really creative: taste very good and look gorgeous.
A bit expensive, but worth the money

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Top notch desserts - and great meals, too - Edit

Nama has a great thing going. Food, service, atmosphere - all very good. The menu is diverse enough that there ought to be something for most anyone. But during my visit, the most outstanding element was the (vegan) cheesecake, which was one the best i've ever had.

Highly recommended. Enjoy!

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Best raw vegan cakes in London! - Edit

Nama is a bit posh, kind of place you might find the cast of the Notting Hill film in!! But the tea is only £2.50 (I say only! how London am I?) which given it comes in a pot and you can get two cups out of it compares well with other less snazzy joints!
But lets cut to the chase. If you like cake, raw cake, refined sugar free cake then you must try this place out. I am a big fan of the raw cakes at Vantra, 222 and Redemption and the occasional ones you get at Black Cat but Nama has in my humble (expert!) opinion surpassed all these. The Cherry, coffee layer cake (special) I had last night was as good if not better than any raw cake I have had before. Sturdy in consistency, thick and creamy with multiple flavours and textures...... twas a sensory delight. The chocolate ganache cake my cake eating comrade chose was also superb if a little less sophisticated! Photo included of the special layer cake. Staff were friendly and helpful too! It ain't cheap but its worth it. Next time I'll try the tiramisu!

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-27

Pros: Wonderful raw cake selection, friendly, just up the road from the Rough Trade shop

Cons: Notting Hill!, Not cheap

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Excellent raw food - Edit

I like trying raw food restaurants but sometimes I'm a bit disappointed afterwards. Nama food is certainly the best raw restaurant I've been too. We tried one sweet and one savoury breakfast and both were absolutely delicious. Their "English breakfast" is great!

Very nice location but the restaurant is really small so booking is necessary.

Pros: Great creative food, Location

Cons: Price, but ingredients are really excellent

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By far the best vegan/raw food in London - Edit

I went to this restaurant for lunch and I can't praise it enough! The menu is really exciting and everything is super fresh and inventive. Everything tasted absolutely amazing and I ended up ordering five dishes because they all looked so delicious (plus dessert).
They have small dished and big dishes, and they were perfect in size.
I recommend the salads and the raw pizza + mexican wrap.
Their hazelnut mocha torte is the best raw food dessert I've ever had.
Some would say it's pricey but you get what you pay for, a lot of effort put in every dish and remember nuts are not cheap. Fresh ingredients that taste absolutely amazing!

Pros: Amazing food, Fresh ingredients, Inventive and extensive menu

Cons: Why can't theu have a nama in every city?

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nice - Edit

I went for the pancakes which wasn't a huge portion, especially for the price. I took a berry smoothie (can't remember the exact name) which was really good!!

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Awesome Raw Foods - Edit

Amazing yummy food, I had the lasagne and my partner did too, we both loved it. The desserts were also really good, both the cheesecake and the tiramisu. Not cheap, but if you want quality you get your money's worth. Nice atmosphere and good for a dinner or a date

Pros: Food

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