Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing fabulously.
Not to sound like *that* girl, but after 3.5 months in humid, gloriously hot and sweaty Asia, I really have not become accustomed back to shitty English weather just yet. I’ll sit in the house in a full coat and scarf, cocooned in my duvet, and still have chattering teeth. I think I need to pack up and move away.
However, one of the things I greatly missed and do so appreciate about being back at home is the food; predominantly, a good roast dinner. We’re lucky in Brighton to have such an array of delicious options; we really are spoilt for choice.
I saw little to none signs for a roast dinner in Asia; although, would one really want to take that risk? I think not. I don’t think they would have catered to my vegan, nut-roast needs anyway.
Today I’m bringing you 3 of my favourite places to get a banging roast dinner in our lovely city. I had the vegan option at all three places, however it’s worth noting that each establishment mentioned caters to all dietary preferences, whether you’re an omnivore, veggie or vegan.
1 – The Cricketers
This Sunday Roast was so amazing that I’ve been having dreams about it ever since. I had the Smoked Tofu and Sweet Potato Pie – a very creative and unique option, I thought. It stood out to me because I’ve never had anything similar with a roast before. I’m aware this portion looks absolutely measly, but all the veggies and extra trimmings were just hiding underneath or behind the whopping great pie. Also, that bloody onion gravy… I genuinely could have eaten bowls and bowls of it like a soup. I’d genuinely go back just for the gravy, to be honest. The Cricketers in general has a really traditional, cheery pub vibe, so if you’re after that, this is the place for you.
2 – Tisburys Kitchen @ Libation
The food from Tisburys Kitchen will never let you down, whether its a roast or not. Here I had the vegan Nut Roast – admittedly, I usually feel slightly deflated when a Nut Roast is all thats on offer for me, but this was absolutely packed with flavour and didn’t resemble a chewy stuffing cube for once. Even my meat-eating companions all agreed it was delicious, which is saying something indeed! The highlight was undoubtedly those unreal, crispy roast potatoes, which were absolutely cooked to perfection and genuinely all you could wish for in a roastie. I could have eaten bowlfuls of them; thank the Lord for the generous serving of 4. There’s nothing worse than being given a shocking 2 roast potatoes when you’re starving, hungover and desperately in need of some carbohydrates. Hats off to Tisburys for always delivering.
* This meal was complimentary in return for an honest review. This in no way effects my opinion or views.
3 – The Earth & Stars
The Earth and Stars definitely takes the award for best vegan choices – there’s 3 options on the menu to choose from! Here I had the Caprese Tart – a more adventurous choice, one might think. Once again, I’ll be having dreams about the roast potatoes; crisped to absolute perfection and so fluffy on the inside (umm, who do I think I am? I think I’m some kind of roast potato connoisseur and I’ve never even made one myself.) The sides were all seasoned wonderfully and they make the simplest things so tasty and delicious.
So, there we have it, my friends – 3 great places to get a bloody good roast in Brighton and Hove. Why not try one of these vegan offerings for Veganuary? You won’t regret it!
Love, Dayna x