It is incredibly difficult to find somewhere serving up a Sunday lunch suitable for a vegetarian or vegan in Newcastle. It is great, therefore, to see city centre pub The Town Wall offering a traditional roast option for those who eschew meat.
I have featured The Town Wall’s Nut Roast on the blog before. It was the first one I’d encountered since veganism came onto my radar and I was quite impressed with the standard of the substitute they served up. I even went as far as to say I thought it was better value for money than meat alternative. You can read about the meal here.
I decided to revisit the pub to see if the high standards were retained nearly a year later. The nut roast is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, although certain accoutrements have to be removed for those who avoid all animal products. Despite requesting the vegan plate I was served a Yorkshire Pudding on the first attempt.
Once the offending article was removed I am pleased to report I enjoyed the lunch. We also ordered a bowl of roasties to share on the table too because I was feeling super hungry. I’d have liked them to be a bit crispier, but this is the usual complaint with pub dinners from me these days.
I’m not sure why they never get as crunchy as the ones I knock up at home. I personally think a few more veggie options on offer with the meal, like turnip, would help. It seems a little carb heavy and lacking in the sweetness I associate with my Mum’s home cooked lunches from my childhood. Minor grumbles aside I’d say it is one of the better vegan options out there for us in the North East on a Sunday and would recommend a visit.
Thanks for reading,
Want some more recommendations for where to eat on a Sunday? Check out this round up post here.