Yesterday, the long-awaited fully vegan restaurant Suncraft opened its doors for the first time on Gloucester Road, across from its sister location The Gallimaufry.
The launch menu is completely plant-based and vegan, and the majority of the dishes are also gluten-free. The dishes are Asian-inspired, and options include lentil dhasank, spiced potato & spinach cakes, dumplings & parsnip mash and soba noodle and rice salads.
Head chef Kane Danaher, whose background is at the Ivy Clifton Brasserie, has also created a range of sides, sharing plates and desserts. To drink, customers can choose from a large selection of organic wines, juices and teas.
The Suncraft restaurant is all about ethics and sustainability. Reusable glass bottles and containers are used wherever possible, with minimal plastic packaging. Lots of reclaimed wood is used in the structures of the restaurant, and some of the tables are made from recycled yoghurt pots.
As well as this, they add an optional 20p donation to every diner’s bill in return for unlimited filtered water from Belu. Belu gives 100% of each donation to WaterAid, helping to bring clean water to those who need it.
Finally, Suncraft has teamed up with Grow Bristol to install an in-house hydroponics system. This allows them to grow their own spinach, pak choi, edible flowers and Japanese mustard leaves. The unit uses no pesticides and produces fast-growing goods just a metre from the restaurant’s kitchen.
Ethics are at the heart of everything Suncraft do, and so they will be using reusable glass bottles and containers, and very little plastic in the restaurant. In fact, some of their tables are made of recycled yoghurt pots, and the rest of the restaurant has been crafted using reclaimed wood.
Not only that, they’re also adding an optional 20p donation to every dine-in customer’s bill in return for unlimited filtered still and sparkling water from Belu, who will give 100% of each donation to their charity partner WaterAid to transform lives with clean water, worldwide.
From the 27th the 29th, Suncraft will be open from 6pm to 10pm, closed on Sunday 30th, then from Monday 1st October, they’ll be open seven days a week from 12pm till 10pm. Dishes will change every three months depending on the availability of their ethically sourced ingredients, and Suncraft will be open for walk-ins and takeaway orders only – no bookings.
Follow Suncraft on social media (@SuncraftBristol) to find out more.
Image credit: Hattie Ellis Photography/Suncraft Facebook