Restaurant Review: Rawligion


It’s no secret that the raw food movement is on the rise, especially in London – and Rawligion, a  fast-casual restaurant based on Tottenham Street, aims to continue the revolution


Open from Monday to Saturday, 7am until 7pm, Rawligion is an exciting new eatery that focuses on serving carefully constructed plant-based dishes that are both speedy and sumptuous.

Always a fan of fresh and fast food, Good Things Web Editor Sophie Ritchie visited the plant-decked venue to sample its vegan menu for herself… 


The Venue


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Designed to provide a relaxing and invigorating eating experience, even if just dropping by for a quick bite, Rawligion’s walls are adorned with beautifully arranged vine leaves (interwoven with twigs for an authentic feel). It’s intimate, modern and decked with chic wooden tables and benches – which are ideal earthy decor for a quick lunch pit stop with friends.


The Food


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If you’ve ever associated raw food with the connotations of bland or boring, think again. Rawligion’s dishes are anything but ordinary – they’re an exciting combination of fresh, specifically coordinated ingredients and contemporary twists on classic dishes. With a menu devised by consultant chef, Kate Magic, Rawligion’s tempting array ranges from massaged kale with activated sunflower seed salads to flavoursome pesto noodles and spicy Thai slaw.

Made with fully raw ingredients, everything’s been purposely designed to improve the body – even the unusual drinks. Sample ‘Brain Boosting Milk’ (a mixture made from vanilla and cashew nuts) or a ‘Pretty in Pink,’  (a delicate blend of rose, burdock, aloe and pomegranate that aim to help visitors’ skin glow) for refreshing accompaniments to your meal.

Everything on the menu is gluten-free and Paleo-friendly – making it ideal for anyone seeking a healthy, speedy but still tasty meal. The raw cauliflower sushi with vegetable caviar is an especial must-try. Providing an innovative take on the classic fish-filled dish, it’s hard to believe the cauliflower’s spot on texture isn’t secretly rice in disguise. Raw desserts include creamy chia puddings and a delectable salted caramel bite, which are both utterly moreish. What’s most evident is that everything tastes abundantly clean and fresh – and despite eating masses, you’ll leave feeling satisfied rather than stuffed.


The Verdict


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Rawligion is the perfect pit-stop for anyone seeking a nourishing yet delicious meal. Ideal for lunch, the raw-based restaurant provides a refreshing take on quality food in quick time. Consider it the next ‘Garden of Eaten.’
★ ★ ★ ★

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