Pure Taste Pop Up Restaurant Review

When you think about going out to dinner there is an assumption that it is going to be unhealthy or that the healthy choice is going to be bland and the last thing you feel like ordering. Last week I had the pleasure of dining at a place that can only be described as heaven and has completely reprogrammed this thought process.

A group of fellow nutritional therapists and I visited Pure Taste, a monthly pop-up restaurant in Sussex that specialises in gourmet gluten-free and paleo-friendly food (that’s dishes that are free from gluten, dairy, grains, legumes and refined sugar!). Serving up a smorgasbord of devilishly delicious dishes, Pure Taste’s food is designed to make you feel as good as it tastes, creating a unique dining experience that can be enjoyed by everyone.

The Naked Nutritionist dinner

Pure Taste is the ingenious work of Holly Taylor, a nutritional therapist, freelance chef and chemistry graduate. Since discovering the benefits of a gluten free diet two years ago, her kitchen has been a non-stop hive of experimentation. Motivated by a passion for seriously delicious food, Holly’s mission is to change the way people see free-from food – from an uninspiring dietary restriction to a mouth-watering way of eating that leaves you feeling less bloated and more energised.

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. In groups going out for dinner there is always someone with intolerances or someone on a certain diets but Pure Taste caters for all.

When booking a deposit is taken and the menu is sent to you to decide your choices before the event. Naturally I wanted everything so we shared some of the choices. Words can only describe the food so much so I have added the gallery for you to enjoy below.

avocadoalmondbread puretaste

Almond and avocado bread (GF, DF, P, V)

Cuminbread puretaste

Salted cumin bread sticks (GF,DF, V)

Raw Beetroot Ravoli

Raw Beetroot Ravioli

pork meatballs paleo

Spicy pork meatballs in gem lettuce boats with courgette noodles and an oriental dipping sauce (GF, DF, P)

halibut

Pan fried halibut served with a poached egg, watercress hollandaise, asparagus, sugar snap peas and samphire (GF, DF, P)

Coconut Creme Brulee

Coconut Creme Brûlée (Yes we were celebrating a birthday)

Greengage tart

Greengage and almond tart with cardamon and cashew nut ice cream (GF, DF, P, V)

 

Pure taste is a monthly pop up at Jeremy’s Restaurant in Haywards Health, UK. For more information, please visit http://www.puretastepopup.co.uk/ Trains run from London Victoria (journey time 45 mins approx). 3 courses with coffee and petits fours for £30 per head excluding wine.

 

Daniel O’Shaughnessy Dip ION FdSc mBANT CNHC is a qualified Nutritional Therapist & Metabolic Balance coach.  A specialist in stress and gastrointestinal health and weight management, he has clinics across London. He is also the cofounder of Bodhimaya and holds transformative, educational and rejuvenating retreats in the UK and around the world. For more information please visit http://thenakednutritionist.co.uk or call 0208 1234 135.

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