This pub, just serving vegetarian dishes, is worth seeking out if you're after 'proper' wholesome food that will satisfy both vegetarians and meat eaters - as the latter will be happy with the robust flavours produced.
Expect a bare brick and dark wood interior, which some might find a little oppressive, however the quality of the dishes on offer should override this - and in fair weather, there's a pleasant rear terrace, which is heated if the weather demands.
The form is to order at the bar - then your dishes are brought to you.
The menu offered is seasonal, but core dishes have all impressed, and are generally carried over.
So starters, or light meals, such as 'Baked Nachos with Veggie Chilli or Refried Beans with Cheddar, Mozzarella, Guacamole, Salsa & Sour Cream'; 'Falafel Balls with Pitta, Fruits, Toasted Seeds, Salad & Houmous' and Homemade Soup set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by the likes of 'Homemade Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli'; 'Spicy Parsnip Bean Burger with Hand-Cut Chips, Salad & Soured Cream'; 'Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Pepper Thai Curry' and 'Aubergine Parmigiana with Salad & Garlic Bread'. Sunday brings a special 'Roast'.
If you have a sweet tooth you might be tempted by their excellent 'Hot Chocolate Brownie with Homemade Ice Cream' (not to be missed); 'Lemon Posset with Shortbread' or an 'Ice Cream Sundae'.
Cheese lovers are offered a selection of local varieties.
If you're in a hurry sandwiches are on offer Mon-Sat 12.00-18.00.
The whole operation is run with enthusiasm, helping to make making the place deservedly busy at peak periods.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week from 12.00- 21.00; mains between around £7.50 and £9
- Dinner: all week from 12.00- 21.00; mains between around £7.50 and £9
- Wine: A well-chosen list, has modest mark-ups and is backed up by an excellent selection of local beers.
- Nearest station: Brighton Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Air conditioned