After a busy day of setting up our stand at the International Food Exhibition my colleague and I were looking forward to a nice relaxing meal. We decided to pay a visit to 222 Veggie Vegan Restaurant. The restaurant has only been opened since December 2004 and the Head Chef Ben Asamani previously managed the kitchens at Country Life and Plant restaurants.
When we sat down to look at the menu we couldn’t make our minds up what to choose. The choice of starters looked amazing with such delights as Avocado Pomodoro, and Bean and Tofu Pancake. The main dishes were as equally appetising. Ray decided to choose Ben’s Special which is a West Indian stir-fry with whole-grain basmati rice with fresh vegetables and a choice of either seitan or tofu cubes. I certainly wasn’t disappointed with my choice which was a dish called 222 Gardens which was described as ‘a taste of eastern and Afro-Caribbean cooking all on one plate’. There are also a good choice of desserts on offer such as Tofu Cheesecake and Vegan Pancake.
The food in the restaurant is both healthy and tasty and some of the options are wheat free or can be made wheat free. I certainly will be paying them a visit again. (by Jane O’Leary)
Is the establishment:
Does it have:
Gluten free options
Dairy free options
Nut free options
Childrens menu / portions
A licenced bar
Can you bring your own alcohol
Is a take out menu available?
Do you offer a discount for vegetarian society members?
If so, how much?
10 % off main course on evening menu.
Is booking necessary?
Are credit cards accepted?
Yes, but we dont accept American Express
What is the average price of a main course?
£7.50 - £10.50
What parking facilities are available?
After 5.30 free parking in the area.
What are your opening times?
7 days a week. Lunch 12.00 - 3.30. Evening menu 5.30 - 11.00