NVW day 3 update

Day 3 of being Vegan for National Vegetarian Week and I had arranged to go to The Chester Fields restaurant with a group of friends who I met through the cancer support centre, Maggie’s.  I drive past this restaurant fairly regularly and had noticed that Wednesday night is Vegan Night so it was serendipitous that our scheduled date was a Wednesday and that it coincided with NVW.

Having only eaten fruit, muesli, soya yogurt, and muesli bread with homemade rhubarb, damson and ginger jam all day I was very much looking forward to the full three courses.

Even though this restaurant is only around 10 minutes from our house we’ve never been to it before, so I was looking forward to visiting the restaurant as much as I was looking forward to vegan night.

Our group of five (one was unable to come) all decided to eat off the set vegan menu which was really good value.  The actual options were slightly different from the sample menu shown above and I was most disappointed that the coconut jelly cream was substituted with elderflower and strawberry jelly, however the lovely young waiter swayed four of our party into ordering pancakes so maybe I’ll try the jelly next time.

The restaurant was beautiful, set in the Cheshire countryside with lovely views, a really relaxing environment and great staff.

My starter of beetroot salad with crispy capers was beautifully presented (too busy chatting and eating to take photos) and tasted as good as it looked, scoring a definite 10/10.  My main of aubergine parmigiana scores a little lower as there was a lot of oil in the main and the salad had a very oily dressing too, however the simple dish of aubergines, tomato sauce and vegan cheese tasted amazing and I would definitely order it again, 10/10 for taste but overall reduced to 8/10.  The pancakes were very nice, served with maple syrup, strawberries and blueberries it was a perfectly sweet ending to a very nice meal and scoring 9/10 (but only because I’d wanted coconut jelly!)

Great venue, great food, great company.


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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

2 thoughts on “NVW day 3 update

  1. Good timing for going to that restaurant on vegan night! Looks like quite a good range of goodies there. The ‘mock steak n chips’ sounds interesting, wonder if that is just the butternut squash & green lentils moulded together to form something looking like steak? Sounds like the food you had was yummy & a good visit all round! You’d go again then, maybe to try the jelly next time? 😉

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