It is surprising that there aren’t any raw food restaurants in Brighton at the moment (after the sad departure of Aloka). So when Foodilic opened up a new branch at 163 Western Road in Brighton a few weeks ago I was excited to see that they had a range of raw food on offer. The window into the restaurant gives a nice taster of what to expect inside with a beautiful range of cakes by the door.

Foodilic @ 163 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2BB

Foodilic @ 163 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2BB

foodilic-restaurant-front

The great thing is that the menu meets the needs of everyone from carnivores to rawtarians and everyone in between, meaning that groups of friends can meet without anyone having to compromise. The menu today had a good range of raw salads and other (cooked) delectable treats including beef casserole and coq au vin for those who are into that kind of thing:

Foodilic menu on 28.6.13

Foodilic menu on 28.6.13

The rainbow of fresh juices on the counter are also arranged in a tempting way:

Foodilic Fresh Juices

Foodilic Fresh Juices

The very friendly staff are delighted to serve you your selection, and it is all beautifully presented in big bowls behind glass.

Selection of Foodilic raw food salads

Selection of Foodilic raw food salads

Further selection

Further selection

I went for mango and dill salad, carrot and apple, and the mixed salad with berries (strawberries and blueberries) and an almond dressing which was heaven.

Mixed salad with berries

Mixed salad with berries

As well as the caesar salad with celeriac:

Raw caesar salad

Raw caesar salad

The food was extremely fresh and the portions suitably healthy. The mango and mixed berry salad were (perhaps unsurprisingly!) very fruity but in my humble opinion delicious.

The seating is comfortable around chunky wooden tables with bright white walls and quirky details such as this wall art:

Foodilic Wall Art

Foodilic Wall Art

On the way out my eye was drawn to the raw puddings, pizza and wraps that had been freshly prepared and I was sad to have missed these when I first came in.

Foodilic raw desserts

Foodilic raw desserts

To remedy this, I think I may be making Foodilic a regular haunt for this lady who lunches. All in all, it is great to have such a modern and fun purveyor of the raw stuff on my door step, combined with great service. I will be back 🙂

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