Dry January, dearth of dating? Oh come on, rise to the challenge! There are plenty of options for a drink free date, or one that at least feels utterly wholesome and still a little bit special. Daytime dating is entirely acceptable at Tanya’s – in fact it’s ideal if you’re just after a casual lunch, or you’ve spent a sordid night together and are in search of a cosy breakfast and a dose of detoxing.
The emphasis here is on health. Not dull dreary sprouts and juices that look like pond water, but colourful salads, creative breakfasts, vibrant glasses of doctoring tonics, and beautiful people – yes, it’s Chelsea and everyone here somehow looks glowing. Opt for juices and hot coffee (almond milk, hemp seed milk – the choice is yours) whilst you scan the menu. It’s OK to Google ingredients, or ask the other what a goji berry might be or how turmeric tastes in a soup. The cakes are amazing, and get one each – because yep, you’ve guessed it, they’re full of goodness too.
January calls for creativity with dates. Yet Tanya’s is perfectly located and your date can’t fail to be impressed if you pop in before a wander around the Natural History Museum at South Ken, or a visit to the Saatchi Gallery on the Kings Road. Feeding the mind, feeding the body, and showing them that you’re not just good for a bottle of white and extravagant dinners. If things do get a little frisky amongst the plant pots that adorn the walls here (with motivational and inspiring life quotes on them no less), Tanya’s is part of myhotel Chelsea so there’s always the option…
If you’re starving hungry and fancy something warm it may be better to leave this one to summer.
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