The Gun – Spitalfields

You’d have to be silly(riac) not to chow down on a vegan roast this weekend 🤷🏼‍♀️ {complimentary}

A Sunday roast is one of many things which makes a weekend so bloody great. I personally find it offensive that a dish this great gets limited to one day a week but thems the rules. I receive a lot of messages about vegan roasts so I know you guys feel the same way too! I think more and more are popping up but they always seem to be missing something (cough cough Yorkshire pudding cough cough)

So, I was rather pleased to receive an invite to take @thegunlondon’s new menu addition for a test run! Here’s what I thought:

🌱 ‘Roots & Shoots’ w/ salt baked celeriac, butternut squash, sweet potato, green beans, parsnip, cauliflower and roasted potatoes, carrots & onion .
✏️ I can’t fault much on this plate in terms of the cooking. The flavours were beautiful and this was a really well executed plate of veg & gravy. However, when I order a roast, I want something with a little bit more substance. A roast, to me, is meant to be a hearty, comforting meal and I felt that the celeriac alone wasn’t enough of a centrepiece. I would’ve loved a mushroom wellington, a nut roast, some stuffing or even a vegan Yorkshire (please can a restaurant nail this soon?) something to make it a little more filling. Also, the combination of veggies made the whole dish too sweet for me. .
❓Order Again? Yes, with adjustments

🌱 Whilst I’m impressed and pleased that the restaurant has added a vegan option, it felt a bit under researched and there were no vegan starters, sides or desserts which is a real shame and a missed sales opportunity
🍷 The alcohol wasn’t labelled as vegan and although super friendly and helpful, the staff didn’t know what vegan alcohol was. I ended up googling some of the brands on the menu to see which we could have. Not a massive deal but it’d be nice (and less embarrassing for vegans) if there was clearer labelling

📍 Location: Old Spitalfields Market
🌾 GF Options: Yes
🌱 100% Vegan? No
🏠 Type of Eatery: Smart Casual, Modern, Stunning
💰 Affordability: ££
👩‍🍳 Service: Friendly, helpful
🎶 Atmosphere: Relaxed
📸 @jolley_chris & me
📦 Leftovers: Nope
📸 Swipe for blooper 😂
🗺 Restaurant Map: Link in bio
📺 YouTube: Link in bio


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