The lovely folk at Veggie Republic invited us down to sample their new exciting menu! It’s been a few months since we last visited the restaurant, so I was really keen to sample the new, unusual but always delicious looking options available here.
For those folk that haven’t been yet, Veggie Republic is a hidden gem in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Although, in a very central location, the restaurant is nestled in an adjoining side street, offering a small haven of peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of this part of the city!
On entering Veggie Republic, we noticed immediately, the friendly atmosphere and energetic Friday night buzz and atmosphere about the place. The large below street level dining area is cosy, with a modern twist. There is ample seating for groups or those simply dining in pairs for a romantic meal.
So for starters, Pete opted for ‘chicken’ fried jackfruit with the sriacho bang bang sauce. I’m a big fan of jackfruit, but I’ve never had it this way before. It was really tasty, especially dipped in the sauce. I went for the Cajun ‘Crabless’ cakes, wow! These blew my socks off!
Staying on the ‘fish’ type dishes. I also, opted for the Asian ‘fish’ and chips. This breaded banana blossom was amazing and was complemented with broad fat chips on a bed of onions, peppers, baby corn and spring onion tossed in a salt and pepper seasoning with a side of pak choi in an Asian sesame dressing.
Pete opted for the Mac Daddy Burger, which is one huge burger which he loved. In fact, there are so many different burgers to choose from, ranging from Big Mac Daddy to the classic KFC ‘chicken’ burger, pretty much something to suit everyone’s tastes buds, vegan or not.
What I like about the menu is the immense choice, you can have your meat type substitutes, if that’s your thing, if not you can opt for pizza, lasagne, burrito, curry, Asian broth and even a range of really interesting salads. There is even a kid’s menu and plenty of gluten free options on offer.
As you can imagine we didn’t leave much room for dessert. Which is such a pity as I do have a bit of a sweet tooth, as there were so many yummy looking desserts on the menu. Pete and I decided to share an Affogato, which was two scoops of vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso, finished off with a sprinkle of walnuts, what’s not to love about that?
The meal was washed down with a beautiful bottle of vegan red, this is one of the bonuses of going to an all vegan restaurant, not only are you guaranteed no cross contamination with meat, but there is a plenitude of fine vegan alcoholic beverages to choose from!
Veggie Republic has worked very hard to bring you a varied and exciting winter menu. it’s by far the biggest choice around and most definitely worth a trip to Liverpool for, you won’t be disappointed.
Niki and Pete James, Scouseveg