163 Weston Road
Tel: 01273 760 190
Eating at Foodilic is an eclectic affair. There are many doctrines at work here. You can enjoy a good breakfast, maybe smoked haddock kedgeree or eggs Benedict for a reasonable £4.75 to eat in. We were having lunch, so I felt like something more substantial. Many salad options are tempting, I was drawn to a green beans and mange tout dressed in walnuts and orange zest. I couldn’t taste any zest but the mange tout and beans were wonderfully green and crunchy. It felt very healthy. Then a ‘raw pizza’, which was surprisingly good, the sun dried tomatoes doing their job well.
My companion L, had a better plate than me, she chose a couple of the warm (i.e. cooked!) feuillete, a kind of refined pastry roll. “I don’t normally eat cottage cheese” she said “but here it’s good” as she finished off that one and ate a smoked chicken, mushroom and herb version. These are great value at only 90p each. My stuffed peppers were very tasty and a bargain at £1.80 for two. If sushi is your thing then three pieces and two salads are yours for £4.75, a bargain.
This is a very casual space with giant slices of tree trunks as tables and stools. Child seats are available, if you have little ones I’d advise this, as the trunk seating is a bit quirky and has a tendency to be unstable.
We finished the meal with a couple of desserts, again L lucked out in choosing a great tart and I had a strange concoction of digestive biscuit sandwich with cream as the filling coated in chocolate. It had the appearance of a super sized marshmallow with chocolate, a bit like a giant Tunnock’s teacake. It was not to my taste but others were eating them and I could see it going down well as a kids treat.
There is a branch in London and this is their second in Brighton. It’s very popular with the lunchtime office crowd and either side of that, parents with toddlers make it a refuge to catch up with other families. The food is fresh, organic where possible and they have a wide selection of scrummy juices. This is a good value, healthy place to catch your breadth, meet up with a friend of create a splendid picnic for an afternoon on the beach.