Adele Wolstenhulme
Profit from your health

Free From Food & Drink

Free From Food & Drink

 

What's on your daily plate makes a big difference to how you feel. We advise on menu planning and supply, from the restaurant to the bar. We believe that healthy customers are happy customers. Contact us today, and keep them coming back for more.

 

Naturally enriched living at The Willow health restaurant & Bar and irrefutable health*

Winner of the ‘Best Eating Out Gold’ at the Free From Awards, Food Matters Live, November 2016.

Working with a visionary on a project with a health conscience was a privilege. The Willow Health Restaurant & Bar in Kingston is a completely gluten-free restaurant. Even the beverage offer at the bar has been selected in a bid to set a new standard, with the first bar in the UK to be completely gluten-free.

Everything on the menu has ‘food as medicine’ at its heart to appeal to the health conscious and to welcome the health challenged. With an emphasis on hearty dining with a twist – every single ingredient on the breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar menus have carefully selected to create an innovative fusion of taste and function, with a strong focus on seasonality, using local suppliers where possible. Dishes have been created to reflect specific dietary needs for balanced plates that are both nutritious and delicious.

Adele introducing The Willow Health Bar & Restaurant to press and industry colleagues at the Gala Opening evening, October 2016, alongside visionary founder & owner Dr Gale Zappacosta and The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) Executive & Scientific Director Robert Verkerk PhD.

Adele introducing The Willow Health Bar & Restaurant to press and industry colleagues at the Gala Opening evening, October 2016, alongside visionary founder & owner Dr Gale Zappacosta and The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) Executive & Scientific Director Robert Verkerk PhD.

It’s certainly an experience specially crafted with nutritional expertise, thought and care for those who want to learn more about naturally enriched living. The focus on ‘naturally enriched’ continues at the bar, with a range of sulphite-free organic and biodynamic wines, award-winning gluten-free beers and ciders, spirits from small-batch producers and cocktails with a ‘healthy’ twist, and a unique range of herb-infused gins and vodkas.  And for coffee and tea connoisseurs, the menu offers daily kick-starters that may prove rather hard to resist.  To kick-start the day customers can grab power breakfast smoothies and a special blend of coffee roasted exclusively for The Willow from fresh green beans via ‘direct’ trade. It’s an experience your body will thank you for.

We are thrilled that just six months after it opened its doors The Willow scooped the Best Eating Out Award at the Free From Awards at Food Matters Live last November, and has since been featured in many magazines and newspapers, haled as a completely unique dining experience.

The Willow is in a unique position, linked to integrative medicine clinic Irrefutable Health, where functional medicine, nutritional therapy, chiropractic, podiatry, medical herbalism and clinical Psychoneuroimmunology are in daily practice.  As soon as a clinic session ends, within a few feet of treatment rooms, patients can relax and enjoy all The Willow has to offer – which doesn’t end at food and drink. Health education underpins everything here, and educational nutrition and lifestyle courses are being offered in the state-of-the-art teaching kitchen and events theatre.

Adele was instrumental across the board in bringing my vision of a complementary health clinic paired with a ‘Food as Medicine’ healthy restaurant to life. She was involved from the very beginning of our journey with Irrefutable Health and The Willow, and shares in my passion to help empower people to live better lives. Adele is both professional and a delight to work with – she’s basically a walking rolodex of who’s-who in the health practitioner and supplier community. Her accumulation of knowledge from decades of experience saved us countless hours and expense in the completion of our project.
— Gale Zappacosta, Co-Founder at The Willow Health Restaurant & Bar and Irrefutable Health

*Thank you to the team at Bite the Sun and The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) for collaborating on this project.