Friday, 14 May 2010

Routemaster - the Vegan Bus...

Discovered this marvelous monument to the now retired Routemaster London bus, now converted to a vegan restaurant, at the Old Truman Brewery near Brick Lane.

Definitely worth a visit, if only for the novelty factor, although on top of that, the food's pretty good too. I went for lunch, but apparently it's open for evening meals too (and serves wine!)

I felt like a big kid, excitedly running up the spiral stairs to sit on the top deck (downstairs is all taken up with the kitchen. I sat facing out the window, but there are also tables of four and a large cushioned area at the front.

I tried the Panissa to start (made with chick pea flour), fried in polenta - very tasty, served with a salad, sun-dried tomatoes and lovely looking blue-green olives (though they didn't taste of much).
For the main I had curried brown rice with chick peas, potato, courgette & tomato.

I shall definitely be back soon, maybe for dinner. Would be a great place to take visitors from overseas, or (well behaved) children.

Ding ding, fares please: eleven pounds.

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