eliane is the brainchild of Rafia Willmott & Mark Kimchi.


After the shock news of Rafia’s husband John being diagnosed with a very serious bowel cancer in 2010, Rafia set about to understand and alter the dietary eating habits of her entire family and sought to find a solution to her husband’s illness without having to watch him have to undertake the respective ordeals that are chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as had been prescribed by his oncologist. Having met and consulted with Mark – a researcher into corrective diet for diseases – she and John radically changed the way that John ate, and with much attention being paid to detail, John finally came through and now, thankfully has a clean bill of health once more.


Throughout John’s illness, the lifestyle he once had of dining out regularly was severely thwarted since almost all of the restaurants they would have engagements at would serve food that was not appropriate for John’s new diet or was prepared in such away so as to denature the foods of their vital and health-giving qualities. John and Rafia had a thought; what if there were a place where literally anyone could go to, no matter what their food preferences, dietary choices, or allergies, and still get fed beautifully and satisfyingly?


Together with some of Mark’s input the vision rapidly developed and all the ideas that were conceived of once; were suddenly manifest! The foods on offer provide choices of something mouth-watering for everyone, whilst at the same time not compromising on nutritional integrity. Much research has gone into the methods for preparation and all the staff have been trained and subscribe to the ethos that the restaurant holds dear.

“I just wanted to create a place where the customers would know, categorically, that they could eat with confidence, where their bodies would thank them and where it would bring a smile to their faces!”

Rafia Willmott


“It was important to me that the restaurant-cafe would be a very warm and relaxed place for everyone. It really has become ‘a happy place to meet and eat'”

John Willmott


“Showing people how they can incorporate healthier food choices is half the battle. By letting customers know how easy it can be to eat well, the inspiration to continue doing so at home is what many end up achieving.'”

Mark Kimchi

Mark Kimchi is a researcher and consultant into corrective diet for diseases. He currently owns and operates

Nature is the Answer – an information and consultation service for dietary correction and general health. www.natureistheanswer.com