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Date: 07.01.11 Category:

“Wishing you could tighten your belt as well as your purse-strings?”

For the month of January, some of London's best restaurants have created special healthy menus that are sure to inspire you to put down the celery sticks. French/Japanese fusion restaurant, L'Etranger has launched a fat-free menu priced at £29 for two courses and £38 for three courses. Bluebird have created a wellbeing menu which also showcases the produce of Secrett Farm, their selected food producer of the month. And with already largely virtuous menus, both Nobu Berkeley and Nobu London are offering diners unlimited green tea for an optional £1 which will be donated to the children's charity Kids Company.

As January also often brings a tightening of the purse strings, Asia de Cuba are bringing back their popular £10 Bento Box to open arms for this month only. Sumosan have also recently collaborated with lauded personal trainer Matt Roberts to create two new menus, one nutritionally balanced for optimum health and the other to aid weight loss, all for a very affordable £17 per person.

If your body is crying out for some much needed pampering, head to Agua Spa at the Sanderson where a relaxing spa treatment can be enjoyed alongside specially devised menus and smoothies (each individually promoting anti-ageing, radiance boosting, purification, detoxification or uplifting). Alternatively, diners at sister restaurants Awana and Mango Tree, will be treated to a complimentary massage upon arrival courtesy of Chi Yu Wellness Centre (7-9pm Monday and Tuesday evenings until 18th January). Both restaurants are offering special detox menus throughout January, with Awana serving a selection of Malaysian dishes (£25 for three courses) and Mango Tree a Thai menu (£30 for three courses) accompanied by a range of (if there is such a thing) detoxifying cocktails.

Healthy dining options need not be restricted to the post-Christmas period, there are a number of fantastic restaurants that focus on promoting healthy eating all year round: Saf offers an innovative approach to vegan fine dining (their menu is 75% raw) and the bar uses organic and artisan spirits infused with fresh seasonal produce to create delicious botanical cocktails; and one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Europe, Manna, has been serving classic vegetarian cuisine to Primrose Hill locals for over 40 years.

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Bluebird

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Bluebird

Restaurant

"The Bluebird's alfresco area is the ideal spot to soak up summer sun whilst enjoying brunch or an early evening drink amongst the..."

350 Kings Road, London SW3 5UU

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Nobu London

Nobu London

Restaurant

"Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's first restaurant in Europe, Nobu London offers a restaurant and a sushi bar complete with views across Hyde..."

19 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1LB

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Nobu Berkeley Street

Nobu Berkeley Street

Restaurant with bar

"In and out of fashion and the press like the celebrities it often feeds, Nobu still serves great food and offers a sparkling..."

15 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DY

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Asia De Cuba

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Asia De Cuba

Restaurant

"Serving big portions of delicious Chino-Latino fare, Asia de Cuba delivers any time of day, whatever the occasion. "

45 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4HX

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Sumosan

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Sumosan

Restaurant

"It might not be as shouted-about as other Japanese restaurants, but that's because those in-the-know want to keep it a secret...."

26 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HY

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Agua Spa

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Agua Spa

Spa

"Agua offers complete escapism. This is a place to relax, unwind, forget and fortify."

50 Berners Street, London W1T 3NG

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Mango Tree

Mango Tree

Restaurant

"Mango Tree is a relaxed setting in Belgravia where one can enjoy traditional Thai cuisine."

46 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7EQ

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Awana

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Awana

Restaurant

"Conveniently located on Sloane Avenue, Awana offers a relaxed space in which to enjoy Malaysian cuisine."

85 Sloane Avenue, London SW3

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Saf

Saf

Restaurant with bar

"Contemporary, sophisticated and healthy; a description we would surely all aspire to. "

152-154 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AT

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Manna

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Manna

Restaurant

"A vegetarian restaurant with an impressive emphasis on creativity as well as on health (well, it is Primrose Hill)."

4 Erskine Road, London NW3 3AJ

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