A brilliant ‘clean eating’ dining experience
This place absolutely knocked our socks off!
Visited by both amateur and professional athletes alike, the menu at the restaurant is designed for customers who know what they want, but kind to those who are still learning the ropes of good nutrition.
Social media has been buzzing about this place for a while and for good reason.
When we walked into the Leyton branch we fell in love immediately. Normally when you think of restaurants that attract clean eaters and athletes, you can’t help but assume that the interior décor would be equally ‘tough’ or ‘rugged’, but the restaurant is designed and decorated in a way that says ‘yes, our menu is perfect for clean eaters but everyone is welcome!’
Everything you need to make an informed decision is available on the menu: calories, fat, carbs and protein. The menu was also incredibly diverse and included appetisers, salads, wraps, protein pancakes – you can even order a banana split.
You’ll also find that there are options for vegetarians and the menu also indicates which meals are gluten free.
The food here is beautifully presented and the portion sizes are out of this world. When we ordered the tuna steak we genuinely expected one of those dainty sized portions that you get in other restaurants, but Gyms Kitchen make sure you leave fully satiated.
Another great attribute of this restaurant is the customer service – our waitress was polite, engaging, knowledgeable and friendly which added to our dining experience.
During our visit our server informed us that kitchen didn’t usually allow menu modifications as it could impact service times – an explanation we were quite happy with. Given that there is genuinely something for everyone on the menu, we felt it was a fair decision.
It’s obvious that a lot of thought was put into the execution of this restaurant, from the food and the staff to the bill pouch.
Gratuity was included in the price but we were so happy with the service that we wanted to leave a tip.
It didn’t feel like we were eating healthy as such, it felt as though we had gone out for dinner in a great restaurant that happened to serve nutritionally responsible food.
This is the type of place that we would like to see as a concession in gyms around the country.
Gyms Kitchen is proof that clean, honest food does not have to be boring or void of taste.
What we tried:
Garlic Spinach and Spicy Rice
Peanut Butter Protein Ice Cream
What we liked
- Nutritional information is easy to find
- Portion sizes are ample
- Customer service is second to none
What we would do differently
Give the option of peanut butter ice cream in the banana split (pretty please!)
Who can eat here?
Carb Conscious and Calorie Counter Busy Bodies will have the most fun here but Gluten Aware, Vegetarian and Vegan Busy Bodies will also find suitable options on the menu.
Value for money
Our bill for all of the above came to £41.72 including gratuity.
We think this was incredibly good value for money – especially given the portion sizes.
Leyton: 388-392 High Road Leyton London United Kingdom E10 6RT
Gants Hill: 376 – 378 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Essex, IG2 6HW
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