UK’s largest vegan restaurant opens where a steakhouse used to be

Read Time:   |  2nd August 2018

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The UK’s largest vegan restaurant, Erpingham House, has opened in a Grade 2 listed building in Norwich, which was previously the site of a steakhouse.

UK’s largest vegan restaurant

Founded by entrepreneur Loui Blake and championship footballers Russell Martin and Declan Rudd, the eatery spans three stories. It contains a ground floor café, a first floor restaurant and a second floor bar, built with the aim of appealing to a wide and diverse audience.

As well as being 100% plant-based, the eatery is plastic-free and mostly gluten-free and organic. Blake and his co-founders want to offer all of their customers the opportunity to access and learn about vegan food in a homely and creative space.

Over the past year, vegan enthusiast Blake travelled the world on a mission to create a plant-based dining and drinking experience that would appeal to all. He told Plant Based News: ‘It was never my intention to create an exclusive vegan restaurant. It’s my mission to bust all myths around plant-based living with Erpingham House. And with 90 percent of diners being non-vegans it seems we have cracked this already.’

We can certainly see why people of all tastes are so taken with the spot. Norwich-based designers Berry’s and Grey have decorated the building’s interior beautifully, with elaborate floral designs, modern furniture and even a tree lit up with fairy lights. Erpingham House is equally great for grabbing a quick breakfast to go or sitting down for a long chat or a romantic meal.

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