First-ever vegan cocktail bar and restaurant to open in Norwich

Read Time:   |  10th May 2017

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If you’re a cocktail fan then Norwich will soon be the place to be as the UK’s first-ever fully vegan cocktail bar and restaurant is set to open its doors in early June. 

Cheryl Mullenger and Michelle McCabe, owners of the popular market stall Bia Kitchen, have this week announced that in June they will open a second venture called The Tipsy Vegan.

Located in the heart of Norwich’s historic Lanes on St Benedict’s Street, the new establishment will serve up a selection of healthy, freshly made vegan small bites and hearty meals along with a host of bespoke cocktails, wines and local brewery beers.

Speaking to the Norwich Evening News, Miss McCabe said:

“We’ve both spent a huge amount of time developing and experimenting to find delicious substitutes to animal-based products. As a result, we’ve found some pretty exiting combinations of ingredients that work particularly well in classic casual dining, the dishes vegans usually can’t indulge in. At The Tipsy Vegan you’ll never see a mushroom risotto or a ratatouille on our menu – only the most comforting classics that taste exceptionally different.”

Miss Mullenger added: “Norwich is more than ready for its first-ever vegan-only restaurant and cocktail bar. We’re unbelievably excited about what we have in store. Absolutely everything in our restaurant will be vegan including our Chesterfields.”

Bia Kitchen Jackfruit Bap, Norwich Market. Photo: Bia Kitchen

What’s on the menu?

The Tipsy Vegan will serve comfort food and social drinks and will be open for brunch, casual lunches, dinner and cocktail get-togethers will small bites.

Opening hours will be Wednesday to Saturday evenings and all day for brunch at the weekend.

Where can I find it?

The brand new vegan cocktail bar is located at 68-70 St Benedict Street NR2 4AR Norwich, Norfolk.

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Source: Eastern Daily Press

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