If, like me, you’re on a mission this month to be good to your body after an excessive December, then do the right thing and visit Wright Brothers before the end of January. The London seafood experts have launched the ultimate detox menu that’s not only filled with flavour, but extra health benefits, too.
With locations in Soho and Spitalfields, I visited the newest opening in Battersea – right behind the Power Station, situated nicely on the river, which lends itself to a relaxed ambiance.
Starters on the detox menu range from artichoke soup, St. Austell Bay mussels and oysters. The mains include roasted mixed beets, poached var salmon and seared yellow fin tuna.
The truffled Jerusalem artichoke soup is tasty (and contains loads of anti-oxidants), albeit quite filling – they don’t shy away from generosity when it comes to portions. The proof here is in the mussels – the bowl’s loaded with them! But, they are amazing so you can let them off. Meaty and delicious, they’re cooked in lemongrass, coconut and chilli, resulting in an excellent Thai flavour. What’s more, mussels are high in protein and vitamin A. Coconut water, meanwhile, is low in fat, while lemongrass is full of antioxidants and chillis have vitamin C (7 times the amount of an orange!) and folic acid.
The var salmon is sustainably farmed and cooked beautifully. Poaching it gives it a softer texture and its fresh flavour is enhanced by the seaweed and mussels it’s served with. Salmon is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which aids in the cleansing of arteries and the reduction of cholesterol. Seaweed is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. An all round winning dish. The real winner on the menu though is by far the tuna. The combination of Goan spiced lentils, Greek yoghurt and rocket salad is exquisite. So much flavour packed into this dish, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Lentils help boost the immune system and rocket salad leaves are heavy in nutritional value and have the same detoxing qualities as kale and broccoli.
Even the drinks with this menu are designed for detox purposes. Non-alcoholic prosecco anyone? It’s tasty, you’d never realise it, as is the blood orange bellini. The cucumber collins, too, is a real palette cleanser with ginger, apple and cucumber refreshing your taste buds.
You’ve got until the end of January to treat yourself to this super healthy lunch (the menu’s available 12-5pm) and at £20 for two courses, it would be rude not to!
For more information, visit thewrightbrothers.co.uk