Get Healthy at the Brunswick

Everyone loves a bit of shopping, especially when a coffee or stop off at a restaurant is included. But here at The Brunswick, we believe that not all indulgences have to be unhealthy. Treat your stomach, your wallet and your health with our endless options of mindful meals! 


#1 – Get your 5 a day

The NHS recommends eating 5 portions of fruit a veg a day and trust us, it’s a lot easier than it sounds! One pitstop at Crussh will make those 5 portions seem like a breeze. With endless options for the super health conscious or the fruit and veg novice, they’ll have you covered with their range of fresh, filling and flavoursome pots, smoothies, juices, salads and snacks. Why not tick off 2 of your 5-a-day in one with their bountiful Moroccan Veg Tagine Energy Pot? Or perhaps treat your sweet tooth to a vibrant fruit salad? 



#2 – Get active

Get those feet moving! It’s widely recommended by healthcare professionals that 

you need to spend 150 minutes a week being active to maintain a great level of fitness. Even though that sounds extreme, it’s quite easily achievable! Simple lifestyle swaps can save you a lot of bother and time – cycle to work instead of driving or take a walk on your lunchbreak rather than sitting in the office. You only need to do 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per weekday to meet your goal. Why not go the extra mile and use that 30 minutes to get your heart pumping at our Fitness Space Bloomsbury? 



#3 – Cut the alcohol

What better accompaniment to a delightful dinner than a rich glass of wine? You’ll be surprised! Our Gourmet Burger Kitchen offer a fresh and fruitful range of mocktails and fizzy drinks to tantalise your taste buds. With flavours as indulgent as strawberry & elderflower or ginger & lemongrass, you’ll find yourself forgetting that bubbly with no trouble! Not to mention you’ll be saving yourself a whopping number of calories; each ‘Fresh & Fizzy’ contains just 24 calories, which is miles less compared to an average 92 calorie glass of Sentito Pinot Grigio! 



#4 – Don’t skip breakfast!

It’s a Monday morning. You’re running late, scrambling to get out the door and bypassing that box of cereal sat in your cupboard – again! We’ve all been there. But make sure this doesn’t become a habit – breakfast is hailed as the most important meal of the day. This underrated meal provides us with all of the fuel we need to get started in the morning and make the most of the day. Whether you’re strapped for time or simply forgot to grab a bite to eat, make a small pitstop at one of our many cafes and restaurants. Grab yourself a filling fresh fruit salad from Patisserie Valerie if you’re on the go, or perhaps treat yourself to a hearty breakfast at Giraffe if you’re taking it easy.



#5 – Stay hydrated

It’s vital to keep yourself topped up with liquid throughout the day. Even though we gain a lot of fluid through the food we eat, the government has recommended we get 6-8 glasses of water a day. Remember, you can refill any empty drink bottles you have for free with tap water from any of our cafes, so why not top up your bottles when grabbing a coffee or cake at Starbucks?

Three tips to achieve a healthy mind, body and soul at university.

It’s slowly creeping closer to uni season… it’s one of the biggest adventures you can have. Some say it’s the best time of your life! However, its normal to find yourself feeling a little overwhelmed every now and again. But don’t let the stress drag you down. Make the most of your new-found independence at The Brunswick by following our top three tips for a healthy body, mind and soul at university


#1 – Truly Scrumptious

Everyone loves a take away… who doesn’t? Quick and easy to eat, especially after those long lectures! But a healthy mind needs a healthy body, and your mood easily changes with your diet. Be on top of your game, both in the lecture halls and the kitchen, by mastering the art of a hearty home cooked meal. Stop off at our Waitrose to pick up all of your ingredients – why not try a stir fry for a price as little as £2.50, what have you got to lose?



#2 – Loose Yourself

There’s no doubt, your first year of uni will be full of reading. It’s inevitable! But who said that reading had to be boring? Keep those Netflix marathons to a minimum and nourish your knowledge with their collection of academic books to suit almost every course. Reading keeps your mind active without you evenrealisingit; everyone’s a winner. Check out what Skoob Books has to offer with their bountiful buffet of books!



#3 – Brain & Body Training

While you’re busy training your brain for the busy term ahead, don’t forget to keep tabs on your physical health. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can improve your mood almost instantly, not to mention your health! Drop down to Fitness Space Bloomsbury to see how their tailor-made workouts and qualified staff members can help you feel happy and healthy on both the outside and inside.



We all love a freebie right? Well, with Autumn on the horizon and things getting cooler, we know you’ll be craving your morning coffee, just that little bit more.
So come down to The Brunswick between 8am and 10am on Friday 21st September for your chance to get your hands on a FREE reusable coffee cup! But that’s not all… your free cup will entitle you to great savings on your drinks at a variety of our food and drink retailers. Check out the list below.


  • Get 50p off at Patisserie Valerie and Ben’s Cookies.
  • Get 35p off at Leon.
  • Get 25p off at Carluccios, Crussh and Starbucks.
  • Get FREE coffee at Waitrose when you present your cup and your Waitrose club card.