NE1 Reviews: dAt bAr - A Veggie, Vegan Paradise!
dAt bAr, expands its horizons with an all-new vegan and vegetarian menu. Brittany Pape tucks in…
In comparison to the hustle and bustle of the city centre on a midweek lunch break, dAt bAr is an away-from-it-all sanctuary tucked away in a perfect location just off Grey Street.
The alternative décor with a rock ’n’ roll edge gives the place a uniqueness like nowhere else in NE1; with comic book-style art covering the walls, neon signs dotted around the place and the odd motorbike part making an appearance.
Though we are opting for the sensible tipple of a soft drink, the cocktail menu almost tempts us. Featuring a range of alluring concoctions from a grapefruit infused gin cocktail ‘Dat Cooler’ (£6) to the modern twist on a classic mojito 'More-ito’ (£6), we’ve made the unanimous decision that we will be coming back to try out this colourful cocktail menu. Beer drinkers will also be impressed with a wide selection of 20 ever-changing beer taps.
With different deals running throughout the week such as two pizzas for £12 on Monday and Tuesday until 5.30pm, you should definitely get yourself here for relaxed dining and good food. From pizzas and pastas to burgers and antipasti boards, dAt bAr has something for everyone, and that is truer than ever as they have recently launched a new vegan and vegetarian menu! Now, I’m not actually a vegan or a veggie, but I’m always up for trying new things - and the meat-free menu here has me spoilt for choice. After some deliberation I decide on the toasted sourdough bruschetta to start (£6), while my dining pal takes our waiters recommendation of Papa al Pomodoro (£6). The beautifully bright ingredients make us want to dive in before we’ve even had the chance to snap the perfect Insta! Vibrant vegetables atop of crisp bread drizzled in olive oil makes the perfect starter and has me even more excited for what follows. The vegan sweet potato mac ‘n’ cheese (£10) on the main menu catches my eye. The creamy dish made with soya bechemel and vegan cheese, leaves me with a full tummy and smile on my face. Meanwhile my lunch mate opts for the white bean and butternut squash risotto (£12).
The flavours are great and we don’t even notice anything missing, proving perhaps you don’t have to be vegan or vegetarian to enjoy meat-free food.
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