Brighton Vegan Bites: Rootcandi

Brighton Vegan Bites: Rootcandi

Brighton boasts the UK's first vegan tapas restaurant with a 100% plant-based menu!

Come sample the deliciousness!

rootcandi vegan tapas restaurant brighton

Heads up, I was provided my meal by the restaurant in exchange for my review.

This new and exciting tapas restaurant boasts quite an eclectic menu of worldly inspired dishes perfectly paired for a flavor explosion in your mouth. 


I had to try the Pan-Asian tapas. What a delight for the senses! Brilliant perfectly paired asian fusion foods in light, refreshing and innovative plates, only matched by their beautiful and striking presentation on custom-made three-tier displays. Too pretty to eat?!...

vegan asian tapas

1. Marinated Tofu: warm tofu prepared with garlic, ginger, tamari, lemongrass and lime, on a refreshing crisp beet salad was a delightful mix of textures.


2. Baby Pak Choi: sauteed to deliciousness with a spicy and creamy Chinese mustard and picked ginger.


3: Steamed Carrot Dumplings: chewy yet light marinated buns, stuffed with carrot, served with a rich spicy hoisin sauce. 

4: Beetroot and Butternut Tempura: a sweet delicate texture paired with a tamari and wasabi dip. What a kick. 


5: Daikon Summer Rolls: quite a combination of textures and flavors, including carrot and cucumber, covered in crunchy black and white sesame seeds, with fresh bean sprouts, and a super tasty sweet and sour dip.


6: Cucumber & Sesame Salad: refreshing cucumber and bean sprouts, both sweet and salty, served with an edible flower. I did actually eat the flower. Nom.


All the dishes went divinely with their house Italian red wine, a light, sweet, and spicy Ekuó Organic Merlot. And to top it all off, a very tasty dessert of chewy yummy caramel-like nougat with crunchy pistachio bits and gold candies on top! Taste buds in heaven!

Disclaimer: I was provided my meal at no cost in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Visit Rootcandi upstairs at Iydea at their second location at 105 Western Road in Brighton.

*Update: rootcandi is now closed, but you can still visit Iydea!*