restaurant review #304 – This is from a visit a couple of weeks ago, when we were in Enschede.
Foodbar Rauw is located just a little bit outside of the city center in the Twentsche Foodhall.
There are several restaurants inside the foodhall. You place your order with the resto of your choice, then get a beeper, and are ‘beeped’ when your order is ready, and you have to go get it yourself.
We ordered waffle fries with cheeze (6,5€), ceasar salad (6,5€) with extra chickn (2,5€) and a chickn burger (8,5€) with cheeze (1€) and bacon (1€). Despite being called ‘Foodbar Rauw’ (raw), the menu consists mainly of fastfood type dishes. (no pic of the menu – as it was with QR code, but you can see it on their website).
The food was ok-ish. I loved the waffle fries with cheeze. But the ceasar salad was disappointing. It didn’t contain any chick’n pieces but came with a sort of schnitzel chunk on top. The ‘bacon’ pieces were far and few between.
The burger contained a little strip of bacon.
All in all, it all felt a bit chaotic and we didn’t really have a relaxed time. Also because of the uncomfy high chairs (sitting at a barrel like table).
And it was a very long wait. First, it took a while before someone came (we had to wait at the entrance) and we were seated, despite having made a reservation.
After having figured out the electronic ordering system (scan QR code at table), it turned out the system doesn’t work with non-Dutch banks, so we had to inquire again – and order directly and pay at the bar (drinks) and at the restaurant stall (food).
Then it took a really long time before our food was ready (when I went to inquire after a while got a rather unfriendly snap back (‘ik kan niet heksen‘).
Between entering and having our food, it was about an hour.
I did not see an accessible entrance (stairs going down to enter the terrace = same level as restaurant).
Note: Next to the vegan restaurant, there are several other non-vegan restaurants in the foodhall, so be prepared to sit dining between sizzling ‘meat’ dishes.
PS: the waiters of the bar were very friendly though, had a nice virgin mojito, and we had a nice vegan dessert from Zoetekauw: waffles with snickers and chocomousse – review will follow)
All in all: ok-ish food, but not so relaxed experience and a long wait.
Foodbar Rauw, location
Hoge Bothofstraat 39a
7511 ZA Enschede