• Tue. May 28th, 2024

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A North East restaurant is proving that giving up meat and dairy doesn’t
have to mean giving up taste, with an impressive selection of vegan options.

The Union Rooms, at Newcastle’s Westgate Road, has been a popular choice for
diners since it officially relaunched in November, following a complete
refurbishment and brand new menus.

And it is good news for those who follow a diet free from animal products –
or anyone planning to participate in the popular Veganuary campaign next
month (January) – as the venue now offers a range of dishes using meat and
dairy alternatives. 

Fans of Italian cuisine can choose from the vegano pizza, topped with vegan
mozzarella, pulled BBQ jackfruit, avocado and roast squash, or “no meat”
ball NYC vodka arrabbiata. 

Other options include the moving mountains burger, vegan breakfast,
Malaysian mock duck coconut curry with udon noodles and the super-fuel
salad, piled high with greens and grains for those looking for a health

And diners with a sweet tooth need not fret, with the restaurant offering a
choice between warm churros or a selection of sorbets. 

Dean Lathbury, head chef at the Union Rooms, believes the vegan options have
great appeal for all diners. 

“Veganism is a growing movement and I’ve created some fantastic dishes that
I hope will tempt everyone to try them out, whether they are following a
vegan diet or not,” said Dean. 
 “A lot of people have the misconception that you’re missing out on
something if you choose a vegan option, but these dishes are full of flavour
and just give people more choice when they’re ordering.

“We want this to be a venue where everyone feels welcome and catered for, so
I’ve made sure to incorporate vegan dining into all areas of the menu and
Veganuary is a great time to visit and give them a try.”

For more information or to book a table, visit www.unionrooms.co.uk or call
0191 261 2226.