Today is a child free night for Husband and I as we have some stuff to attend tomorrow morning. We didn’t actually plan to go to the Cornish Arms (which is why my photos were taken with my phone), we’d been driving around returning library books and as we were close enough to Sydney Road, we decided to go to dinner there.
I appreciate the effort the Cornish Arms go to to provide good vegan pub food options, though they are on the expensive side. Today’s vegan options were:
Decisions decisions! On our previous visit I went for the vegan parma and I didn’t really want something with a big slab of seitan so I went for the Texas BBQ Pork Bun. I think that’s what it’s called, the Cornish Arms website seems to have a different menu. Anyway, it was as described: “vegan roast pork cooked with housemade BBQ sauce, roast veppers and cheez. Served with a tangy slaw and deep fried pickles”:
The deep fried pickles had a light, airy kind of batter. Taste wise, they didn’t make much of an impact but for me the novelty was really in eating something puffy. I told Husband that I better open one up to show the blog audience:
The roast pork bun itself was pretty good. Having a BBQ sauce would pretty much put it on the sweet side of things but I didn’t find it too sickly sweet like other BBQ sauces can be. The bread seemed your standard bakery bread roll. The slaw was nice and not too much of it which was good. Because really, this meal is all about the bun and the puffy pickles!
Husband ordered a non vegan meal (he said it was good) and we didn’t order drinks. We always stick with the jugs of water. Our bill came to $36. Service was friendly and our meals took about thirty minutes to arrive.
I asked about the vegan dessert options and was told there was a peach cheesecake and a cookies n cream cheesecake. Neither option appealed to me which was probably a good thing considering how much cake I ate the other day… anyway, as I said earlier I do appreciate the effort that has gone in to the Cornish Arms vegan menu but as with many other establishments offering vegan meals, I do wish there was more in the way of house made vegan dessert.
The Cornish Arms is located at 163 Sydney Road in Brunswick. There was live music tonight but we chose to sit outside as it was a pleasant night!