We’re reaching the end of January and whilst I had meant to write this post weeks ago, I’m also pondering on the idea that detox isn’t just for January.
But just to set the record straight, I haven’t spent this entire month teetotal, juicing or detoxing. The only teetotal January I remember having was when I was pregnant a few years ago. What I have been doing (and why I love January) is focusing on things I want to change or make better. I’m not calling them new year’s resolutions just to take the pressure off. Though I have been taking a leaf out of my mother’s book and starting the year as I mean to go on.
This means I have found a new way of getting to the gym regularly; I make time to read the books I buy; I’m also paying more attention to what I’m eating and I’m feeling so much better for it.
So when I was invited to Grace Belgravia to review their Sunday detox brunch I was very happy to accept.
Grace Belgravia is a women’s only health, wellbeing and medical club. I’ve visited a couple of times before and I’m in love with their interior.
There are fabulous areas to lounge around in and enjoy their fantastic juices …
And there are surprises at every corner. I love this space so much. It normally has beautiful art hanging on the walls. I had just missed the previous exhibition when I visited this time.
Grace Belgravia’s Sunday detox brunch is available to non-members, both men and women, and it runs from 11am until 3.30pm.
For £30, the detox menu starts with three shots: “tomato, red chili and lime, followed by calming lemon, ginger and turmeric, and finally cleansing green apple and spirulina.”
The menu also includes bottomless juices which are a great idea. Sarah chose the Strength & Glow with beetroot, pineapple, cucumber, turmeric and Kangen water while I enjoyed an alkaliser green juice. We both also tried the Golden Milk with turmeric, honey, black pepper, cinnamon and almond milk.
For starter, Sarah ordered the buckwheat, vegan protein powder, poppy and chia seed pancakes with grilled banana, coconut yoghurt, maple syrup and blueberries – which looked amazing. Admittedly I had slight food envy but not entirely because …
… I enjoyed my smashed avocado with feta and parsley, heritage tomatoes, mung beans, mixed seeds, served with a poached egg and homemade gluten-free bread.
And for main, Sarah had the red and white quinoa with goji berries, harissa squash, pecans, poppy seeds, parsley and mint while …
… I loved every bit of my roasted wild sea bass with sauté wild mushrooms, pumpkin purée, apricots and pumpkin seeds.
Grace Belgravia is somewhere I could very easily spend the entire day. It’s a beautiful and calming place to be. And luckily there’s also a chance for non-members to enjoy Grace Belgravia’s facial treatments with QMS Medicosmetics, a skincare brand I’ve been a fan of for years – as you might have picked up on from my past reviews.
Sarah and I were guests but honestly, if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the bottomless brunch, especially after a big Saturday night out, Grace Belgravia is the best place to be.
Grace Belgravia, 11c West Halkin Street, Knightsbridge SW1X 8JL