London’s first mental health restaurant ‘pops up’ next week!
A unique pop-up mental health restaurant launched by David Lloyd Clubs in conjunction with chef and mental health expert Andrew Clarke is opening next week.
The Good Plates has been specifically designed to boost mental wellbeing through the lighting, decor, music, communal seating layout and even the sharing menu, which is stacked with six seasonal mood-boosting brain foods.
A spokesperson for David Lloyd Clubs said:
“The Good Plates restaurant is not an attempt to be a cure or quick-fix for mental health difficulties, but instead simply be a warm and welcoming place where people can learn in an interactive way how certain foods, surroundings and conversations can complement positive mental wellbeing when they form part of everyday life.”
“Inside, the aim is to give guests a positive experience and hopefully they will feel that they have benefitted in some small way from their time at the restaurant. But we also hope guests leave having taken on board some of the thinking behind The Good Plates and introduce this into their day-to-day lives.”
The Good Plates menu includes:
- Wood roasted monkfish, chickpeas and walnut gremolata
- Chargrilled venison, spent coffee, blueberries, roast salsify, trompette mushrooms and mint
- Cauliflower, almond miso, black beluga lentils and curry butter
- Halibut tranche, seaweed butter, winter tomatoes and white beans
- Wild mushroom and kale toban, sprouting broccoli, sunflower seed puree, poached egg and black truffle
- Roast salmon, herb labneh, poached cucumber, beach herbs and salmon roe
The restaurant will be open for two days on 22 and 23 January. You can purchase tickets for £10, which include six dishes and up to three non-alcoholic cocktails each. All the money generated through bookings will go to Mind.
Author: Michelle Jackson
Posted on: 17th January 2020