Redemption Bar to open new site in Seven Dials

Redemption Bar
Photos by Claire Menary

Redemption Bar co-founders Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters will be launching their third London site this December in Covent Garden.

The new venue, which is located in Neal’s Yard and Shorts Gardens at Seven Dials in the heart of Covent Garden, comes as a result of the company’s successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, raising over £300,000.

A 45-cover restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner with a different offering for both. The menu, like that of the other sites in Notting Hill and Shoreditch, will offer wholefood, vegan and gluten-free dishes that are low in natural unrefined sugars created by co-founder and executive chef Andrea Waters.

Co-founders Catherine & Andrea
Co-founders Catherine & Andrea

Additionally, the new flagship site will showcase a take-away section, offering an array of nutritious dishes where guests can build their own Buddha Bowl from a range of seasonal vegetables, fruit, pulse-based salads, nuts, seeds and homemade dips.

Innovative and new functional foods such as charcoal powder, pine pollen and medicinal mushrooms will also feature on the menu.

As well as Redemption Bar’s healthy food offering, the alcohol-free cocktail bar will offer a wide range of mocktails including the Pious Pina Colada, Lychee and Yuzu Martini, Frozen Pineapple Margarita and the Redemption Royale.

Strawberry Daiquiri

There will also be kombucha on tap and a selection of alcohol-free beers, wines and spirits.

The interior design is being led by Catherine and Andrea with assistance from architect Atelier Khan. It will combine traditional and contemporary influences to deliver a space based on Redemption’s colour scheme of teal velvet, marble, brass and the odd splash of coral neon pink.

Light will enter through a sky lantern located above the bar and via the bi-folding doors leading out onto London’s quirky courtyard, Neal’s Yard, with an outside seating area.

Redemption Bar merchandise will be available to buy instore including detoxifying candles, detox teas and the duo’s cocktail and canape book, Redemption Bar.

Redemption Bar CEO and co-founder Catherine said: “When we first started out people thought we were mad, but we’ve worked hard to earn our stripes and with this beautiful flagship in the centre of London, it feels like Redemption is now realising its potential and we can bring the entire ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’ vision to life.”

Andrea, who is creative director, executive chef and co-founder of Redemption Bar, added: “The world really is our oyster when it comes to creative, plant-based foods and with this space we will be able to offer such an amazing choice to Londoners and visitors in an exciting and delicious way.”

Redemption began in 2014 with pop ups in Hackney, Portobello and Holborn with the first permanent site opening in Notting Hill in August 2015. Redemption Bar Shoreditch launched six months later in January 2016.

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