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Yeotown Kitchen, Marylebone

An oasis of calm in the centre of London

An oasis of calm in the centre of London

Lucy Cope

Just a stone’s throw away from the sensory overload of Oxford Street, Chiltern Street in Marylebone; renowned for its character, charm and individualism, is a welcome breath of fresh air, now even more so with the recent opening of Yeotown Kitchen; London’s first ‘mindful restaurant’.

Yeotown Kitchen is the first dining concept from Yeotown; an idyllic, rural wellness retreat in North Devon, and embodies the brand’s ethos of the importance of cultivating mental, as much as physical health, for truly optimised wellbeing.

The menu reflects the nutrient packed dishes created at the retreat, with an array of wholesome, mindfully-sourced foods and energy-filled snacks, such as freshly-pressed juices, healthy ice cream and a smoothie bar, serving up handmade customised creations.

The interior décor is also influenced by the North Devon retreat; bright and airy with rustic wood features and uplifting colours, creating a relaxing sanctuary from the demands of city life.

The most innovative element of the café is its signature “meditation station”, which features mood enhancing meditation pods where customers can unwind and recharge with one of Yeotown’s five-minute guided meditations, each with a different focus, such as anxiety reduction, confidence boosting and the promotion of self-acceptance. After treating myself to a delicious green juice, I tried ‘The Balance Break’ which promises to restore focus, direction and equilibrium. After five relaxing minutes I left feeling like an enormous weight had been lifted; fully refreshed, more centred, and ready to take on the chaos of central London.