Stem & Glory – Barbican

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This is a light & airy venue serving hearty dishes w/ a healthy twist ♥️⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

UPDATE: For full disclosure, when I first visited and published this review, I really enjoyed my meal but I went back recently, a couple of years later, and I was disappointed. It could have been an off day but I gave lots of honest feedback to the restaurant. Just wanted to be totally transparent with you all.

Here’s what we ate:⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣


🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Paella w/ saffron quinoa, leaves, peppers, palm heart calamari, beetroot chorizo, oyster shrooms, nori, garlic & parsley sauce⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
💭 Flavours from salty nori & zesty lemon are great. Loved the chunky scallops & meaty mushrooms. Light but hearty!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
❓Order again?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Tofu katsu in panko breadcrumbs, creamy Japanese curry, miso quinoa, veg & purple kimchi ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
💭 Love the tofu! The sauce is creamy, thick & very fragrant. There’s a mild heat too. Unusual but I liked it!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
❓Order again?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Shakshuka bowl w/ chickpeas, tomato sauce, paprika, scrambled tofu, aubergine caviar, leaves, za’atar, polenta
💭 A bit of heat, rich, sharp, sweet flavours from sauce. Paprika the standout. Tofu is light & fluffy, polenta crumbly like shortbread w/ nice flavour. Nice crunch from pomegranate!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
❓Order again?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Banana blossom duck pancakes w/ cucumber, spring onion & hoisin sauce⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
💭 Hoisin sauce is ridiculously good. So rich, fruity, thick & creamy. Banana blossom works well. Good portion size!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
❓Order again?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🏆Fave dish⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Cauliflower buffalo wings w/ blue cheese sauce⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
💭 Lovely flavour, quite spicy! Sweet & sticky sauce and nice bite from the cauli. The sauce is slightly cheesy, thick like sour cream⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
❓Order again?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

🌱⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Luxury Lasagne⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
💭 The top layer is creamy, cheesy & comforting. It tasted eggy like a quiche. Celeriac layers a bit too tough. Pesto bread is incredible, beaut when paired! ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
❓Order again?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Yes w/ changes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🏆Fave dish⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
📍Location: ⁣⁣Barbican⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌾GF Options: Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌱100% Vegan? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🏠Eatery: Casual⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
👩‍🍳Service: Excellent⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌍Sustainability: Seasonal food, fighting food waste, no plastic⁣⁣
📦Leftovers: Took lots home⁣⁣
🐶Dog friendly: Yes
♿️Wheelchair friendly: Yes

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