08:00 18 June 2022
08:18 18 June 2022
A vegan restaurant in Norwich has shaken things up for the summer with a new menu and it’s been raging so far.
Erpingham House was opened by entrepreneur Loui Blake, 32, four years ago in Tombland to promote plant-based foods and their benefits.
Its Instagram-friendly interior, with flowery walls and an artificial tree, and its top-notch cuisine and cocktails have made it one of the best restaurants in town.
He even caught the eye of celebrities, with John Travolta visiting while filming in the county earlier this year and comedian Alan Carr intervened during his tour at the Norwich Theater Royal.
Mr Blake said: “It’s a testament to the fantastic work of the whole team and how word has spread.
“We welcome many people traveling long distances to eat with us and we are so happy that people take advantage of it.
“John Travolta’s family actually came back for takeout a few days later.”
Highlights of the new summer menu, which ran for six months, include miso cabbage, truffle arancini, tofu katsu noodle salad and a chicken burger, which Mr Blake says “wows” people. people.
Another new dish that customers can’t believe is meatless is the “lamb” and harissa flatbread and the cultured blackberry and chocolate cheesecake was also a popular choice.
Mr Blake said: “So far we’ve had an incredible response to the summer menu.
“It’s always nice when people say they can finally eat the food they’ve been missing, or when they don’t expect plant-based foods to taste so good.”
Erpingham House also offers a range of cocktails and plant-based lattes.
Veganism has grown across the UK in recent years with more plant-based businesses and restaurants starting up and Norwich, along with towns like Brighton, have been its epicenter.
Mr Blake added: “More and more people are now reducing their consumption of meat and dairy products, so it is important that we remain accessible and help customers choose things they recognize, while developing new interesting options.