Restaurant review: Tanya’s Café

I’d heard such great things about Tanya’s Café (Ixworth Place, Chelsea) that I was so excited to finally have the chance to try the food there myself today. Everything at Tanya’s is raw-living, vegan, organic and free from refined sugars and gluten; so I was keen to explore and be inspired by their delicious, health-boosting concoctions. Even the fresh, clean style of the café, along with the plant-lined wall, symbolised healthy living.

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We came in from the freezing cold and pouring rain, and at first I found myself craving warm foods. Thankfully, these feelings soon subsided and I was able to enjoy my raw meal. My family and I spent several moments over the menu, stuck dithering over the raw tacos and the pizza. In the end I shared both with my mum. In the meantime, we ordered a small pot of sauerkraut and we shared a ‘Doctor’s Juice.’ The sauerkraut was nice and punchy, whilst the juice (made out of beetroot, carrot, celery, apple and ginger) was deliciously sweet.

 

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The menu options were so creative and the food itself beautifully styled, including the pinch of pink rose petals in their juices. The pizza was delicious, and I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty cashew “cheese” is, although I would personally never want to give up real cheese. The tacos filled with mushroom mince and guacamole were also lovely, as was my sister’s Sun Burger and Dad’s pumpkin dumplings.

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For dessert, I chose the (raw) blueberry cheesecake, which was deliciously creamy. I also tasted my dad’s lemon cheesecake, which was beautifully zingy and equally amazing.

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Although the food is very expensive, the quality of the produce is excellent, it’s the perfect place to go for a special treat.

Lauren x

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2 Comments

  1. 19th February 2015 / 11:38 pm

    Great review. I will definately be going next time I am in London.

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