Old Compton Brasserie – Soho

Usually a traditional Brasserie menu is SO(ho) not vegan friendly 🙅🏼‍♀️🌱 (Invite)

So, imagine my surprise when new (and beautifully chic) Soho spot @oldcomptonbrasserie invited me to test out their new and inspired plant menu:

🍔 @movingmountainsfoods patty with shiitake bacon, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, gherkins & avocado mayo with chips 🍟 A meaty patty with cheese that melted well, smoky flavours & creamy textures. Really liked this but don’t love over complicated burgers so would remove the tomato & lettuce and use a softer bun
🌱 Gnocchi with tenderstem broccoli wild mushrooms, butternut squash & truffle. Beaut flavours: Truffley, cheesy, saucy & sweet. Texture was a little sticky but still enjoyed it
🌱 Baked sweet potato with chickpea stew. This was cooked well; soft and melted in the mouth. Great as a starter but as a main, it needs a little less butternut squash and more Moroccan stew .

🌱 Charred vegetables with a chilli hummus & hazlenut dressing – Absolutely beautiful dish. The nuts were perfection 👌🏼
🌱 Barley Risotto with broad bean, courgette & mint -Always a risky order as pea risotto isn’t renowned for its flavour but this one impressed me! The dish was seasoned well. The cracked black pepper gave it a little kick and the mint / pea flavour was strong and didn’t taste bland at any point. The broad beans gave it some bite and I would say that this is better than many risottos I’ve had!

I wrote this review based on my first visit but it’s important to let you know that I happened to visit twice in two days. First time, I was blown away by the food but second time, the gnocchi was lacking in any flavour and the charred veggies were heavy on the garlic so perhaps there are some inconsistency issues. I‘d still definitely visit again based on how impressed I was the first time 🌱

The lovely team were kind enough to invite me and gave me this food on a complimentary basis. No payment was received and all opinions, as always, are honest and my own.

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