London, Notting HillThe Brasserie at Cloud Twelve, a wellness retreat in W11

By Sarah Malcolm @sarahmalcs
2 November '18

There have been a lot of whisperings about this new wellness and lifestyle club in Notting Hill.

Tucked down a trendy West London mews off a colourful W11 street, is Cloud Twelve. I felt like I’d been let in on a little secret.

Cloud Twelve prides itself as a lifestyle space that is a blend of work and home.  It’s been created with much love which you can see in all the beautiful detail of the interior and it aims to bring friends and families together to relax, have fun, share ideas, learn new skills and enjoy some precious ‘me time’. It’s a place to unwind, detoxify and rejuvenate body and mind improving overall wellness.

The crowd

The brasserie and spa are both open to non-members. So you can treat yourself to a massage before enjoying the beautiful dishes.

It’s the kind of place you want to stay all day and just enjoy the vibes.

It’s family friendly, but children have their own interactive play area.

The space

The setting is beautiful and relaxing.  There is a large window looking over the mews, a giant Buddha head, fresh flowers, aged wooden tables and counters and comfy green leather seating.

The fresh juice test

They don’t offer juices but their smoothie menu is something to write home about.

They offer four smoothies and you can see that each one has had a lot of thought put into it, with added boosters such as lucuma, baobob, maca and chlorella.

I went for the greenest of them all: the ‘Green Cleanse’. It was a blend of apple, broccoli, avocado, spinach, hemp, wheatgrass, barley grass, spirulina, chlorella, mint, lemon & plant milk. Surprisingly, with all that good stuff, it didn’t taste overwhelmingly grassy and was a lovely way to start my meal.

What we ate

The organic, plant-based menu in the brasserie takes inspiration from the small plate mezze culture of Spain and is designed by Stu Henshall (founder of the Alternative Kitchen). The menu ranges from breakfast bowls and small morning plates to lunch plates of salads and warming dishes to overwhelmingly beautiful cakes, medicinal teas and even carefully selected organic wines.

I visited at lunch time, so tucked into three of their small plates. It was extremely hard to choose.

All of the menu looked absolutely delicious.

In the end, I chose the Forest Mushroom Linseed Bake (which was one of the yummiest things I’ve ever tasted), the Spinach and ‘Ricotta’ Filo Parcel (fully vegan from the basil-infused tofu cheese), and the Spring Green Salad which was a mix of asparagus tips, peas and mint in a zingy lemon dressing.

All of the dishes were wonderful and I am keen to head back very soon to try the rest. And, in my classic way, I accompanied everything with a warming Turmeric Latte with coconut milk and a slice of one the most heavenly Vegan Chocolate Cake I’ve ever had!

The little things that make a difference

The family space downstairs offers an amazing place for member’s children to explore their magical forest. They can be left to play and learn with their Ofsted registered assistants, or parents can join in the fun too.

They have a wonderful tea menu so it’s worth popping in just to try one of them out.

What we go back for…

The relaxed vibe and friendly staff really make you feel like you were already part of their community and invited you to stay for the day.

The bill

Green Cleanse Smoothie  £6
Turmeric Latte  £4
3 x small plates  £15

Cloud Twelve

2-5 Colville Mews
W11 2DA

020 3301 1012
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