I love roast dinners.
On the 16th June, my sister and I had a two course meal to celebrate Father’s Day at The Bull and Gate, Kentish Town, London. At this meal I was reunited with a veganised version of my love, the Yorkshire pudding. Since turning vegan (1.5 years ago) every roast dinner I’ve eaten has been missing this vital component.
The vegan roast dinner was essentially a plate of vegetables. To my surprise it was an incredibly filling plate of vegetables – I couldn’t finish it! The pastry was crispy, the potatoes were fluffy and the veg was bursting with an array of flavours. Red cabbage is something I rarely eat and it gives me comforting Christmas vibes. We also requested some mustard because what’s a meal without added condiments. And finally, the Yorkshire pudding was soo good. It was slightly sweet and it had the taste and texture that I’ve been missing for a year and a half.
You can’t fault an apple crumble, it is a classic and the twist of adding apricot made it even better. The ice cream looked identical as my sisters so I had to ask the waitress and have my sister taste test it to double check it was vegan. Once this was confirmed I tried and failed the mission of eating a pudding when I was already full.
This meal was on the more expensive side, but if you’re seeking a treat-yourself roast dinner it is perfect. They cater for both vegans and non-vegans. The dining hall was lovely, it was well lit and well decorated. If I’m feeling a fancy roast dinner it will definitely be on my list of places to go.
Until next time, Susan.