Well it was only a matter of time before an enterprising restaurateur decided to get in on the popularity of the 5:2 diet. Sam Harrison from Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick has come up with an ultra low calorie-counted menu for anyone who would still like to eat out on one of their fast days.
The menu is available as an express lunch or earlybird dinner. We've seen a sample menu which features the following dishes:
Watermelon & Feta Salad (134 calories)
Thai Style Fish Kebabs (230 calories)
Chicken Satay (117 calories)
Butternut Squash & Ricotta Frittata, Watercress & Mixed Seed Salad (298 calories)
Steamed Mussels, Tomato Broth (208 calories)
Lo-Lo Pork Meatballs, Cavolo Nero (264 calories)
Baked Honey Apricots, Greek Yoghurt (161 calories)
Passion Fruit & Mango Panna Cotta (144 calories)
Spiced Berry Compote, Fromage Frais (75 calories)
"It is amazing what yummy dishes we can offer," Sam told Hot Dinners. "It all comes down to strong flavours." The 5:2 menu at Sam's costs £13.50 for two courses and £16.50 for three. It's available at lunch 12-3pm, Monday to Friday and as a dinner menu from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. But you can also order any dish as part of the à la carte all evening.
Sam’s Brasserie & Bar, Barley Mow Centre, 11 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London W4 4PH