Location

Following on from successful residencies in Hackney and Portobello, we are now in central London with our residency at Fairly Square, London’s first fair-trade bar & café.

We will be in residence at Fairly Square for the whole of January, and then Sundays and Mondays thereafter.  We are looking pretty busy, so give us a call or drop us a line if you’d like to book a table, or if you have any event requests.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Redemption @ Fairly Square
51 Red Lion Street
London
WC1R 4PF
(nearest tube: Holborn)
07500 745684
Opening Hours: Sundays & Mondays 12pm – 11pm
Email: hello@redemptionbar.co.uk
sample menu

starters & nibbles £5 – £7

mains £12 – £15

REDEMPTION@GOLDFINGER FACTORY 13-15 GOLBORNE RD W10 5NY LONDON

good-for-you desserts from £6

mocktails £4 – £5

hot cups £2 – £4

A range of artisan teas and coffees including the Redemption detox infusion, our bespoke house herbal infusion blend, organic Fair Trade Ethiopian coffee, green tea, white tea, a full range of Pukka teas, and hot chocolate, made with fresh almond milk, raw cocoa, honey and lucuma.

In the Press

Time Out

Time Out

January 12th 2015
Time Out recommend us, back by popular demand
Metro Online

Metro Online

December 12th 2014
The Metro covered our story about the nation’s most hungover moment.
London Live

London Live

January 08th 2015
London TV Channel London Live talk to our founder Catherine Salway about why January’s residency at Fairly Square, Holborn, is so busy.
Sky News

Sky News

April 5th 2014
Sky News come and talk to us and our customers to check out the new trend in dry bars.
The Guardian

The Guardian

March 21st 2014
The Guardian triggers a debate with a story about the innovation of dry bars.
The Economist

The Economist

Feburary 8th 2014
The Economist comes to check out Redemption and has some interesting commentary.
Stylist

Stylist

January 05th 2015
Stylist Magazine lists us in the top 20 best healthy venues in London

Grazia

January 10th 2014
We get a great write up from style magazine Grazia online.
BBC

BBC

January 12th 2015
BBC London News interview some members of Club Soda, as well as Redemption customers, and ask the question, ‘Can you have fun without alcohol?’.

Twitter Feed

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Our #BOGOF is still on! Come see us this Sunday and Monday. http://t.co/LNWv2yZjiL 
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@beautyandwb Thanks guys! Soz but we are only open on Sundays and Mondays Last weekend in Holborn then hope 2 announce our own site v soon! 
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@MS_NRC Hey! We are only open on Sundays and Mondays - sorry! Last weekend in Holborn then hope to announce our own permanent site v soon! 

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The Blog

New beginnings

New beginnings

This Sunday and Monday are our LAST days at our pop­up in Fairly Square in Holborn. And what an experience it has been! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. Like every new business, we had the odd teething problem, but we’ve met some lovely customers who have given us…

What are the key values of Redemption?

What are the key values of Redemption?

We try to get the balance right in terms of our values. The concept of a healthy eating, alcohol-free venue is in essence almost hippy-fied. But what sets us apart is we never preach to people. So if you want a night away from temptation, whether that is alcohol or sugar, we can provide an…

How to market to the under-30s

How to market to the under-30s

The under-30s demographic can be tricky to market to, but I found they aren’t as elusive as they appear. With Redemption, I was mindful that this particular generation are very ethically aware. It’s not just about coming up with a cool marketing campaign. The under-30s on the whole have great ethical credentials, so it’s important…

BOGOF offer!

BOGOF offer!

What an amazing time we’ve had in our pop-up space in Holborn! However, we only have 4 weeks left. It’s been a blast and we’ve been blown away by the response! To say thank you to our lovely customers for the amazing support we’ve had, we’re offering a Buy One Get One Free on any…

What can a first timer at Redemption expect?

What can a first timer at Redemption expect?

People often feel apprehensive when they arrive at Redemption for the first time. I’m not sure whether they expect a smug hippy vibe or that of an AA meeting, but I’ll happily say in reality it’s neither! It’s customary to get drinks in straight away when arriving at a venue. And I’ve noticed that without…

What was the inspiration for Redemption?

What was the inspiration for Redemption?

To most, the concept of an alcohol-free bar in boozy Britain seems ludicrous. And then to build a business on dining without our favourite social lubricant? Well, it seems like a recipe for disaster. But I saw potential. We’re bombarded with temptation to drink everywhere we go, and within the social setting this can often be…

Fully belly laughs at Redemption Comedy Club

Fully belly laughs at Redemption Comedy Club

Apologies to all of the lovely people who have tried and not been able to get into Redemption during our January pop-up at Fairly Square.  We were a bit overwhelmed with demand!  The good news is that we still have availability for our Redemption Comedy Club on sunday nights.  MC’d by the brilliant Rob Thomas,…

The story of the neon

The story of the neon

People often ask me how I thought of the name Redemption and it’s true it came to me in a bit of a flash. I was on a run in Australia with my best mate there Sam, and said, “maybe I should just call the bar – I dunno – something like, Redemption!” and she…

About us

These days it’s hard to get away from booze – you can’t even go to the cinema without being offered a glass of wine. With Redemption, we are creating a space away from temptation that still feels like a treat. We’re challenging the convention that we need alcohol to lubricate every social occasion. But more than that, we’re providing a menu designed by a nutritional therapist which allows you to ‘spoil yourself without spoiling yourself’. As well as our delicious mocktails, we serve super-healthy food, including desserts that are good for you – yes! We have lots of vegan, gluten-free and raw food dishes.

We got Redemption off the ground with a couple of residencies – firstly a summer 2013 pop-up in Netil House, Hackney, and then a long term residency within Goldfinger Factory, a furniture upcycling workshop underneath Trellick Tower just north of Portobello. After a short break we’re now going to be in residence at Fairly Square, London’s first fair trade bar cafe, near Holborn, which we will be launching in January 2015. Thank you to all our lovely customers for all your support and patience whilst we’ve been getting established.

Redemption is a company with a ‘heart of gold’ – we don’t harm or kill animals to create our food; we source things locally and where possible organically; we have a zero waste policy; we aim for a zero or positive environmental footprint; and we offer employment opportunities to people who really need them, including people in recovery from addiction. That’s not to say we’re holier than thou or boring. Rather than preaching to people about their lifestyles we’re just providing an alternative – a night out but a night off.

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