Looking to try something different this Veganuary? The new Bill’s Menu is now out and better than ever!
We covered Bill’s Veganuary menu last year (quick verdict: very impressed) so when the menu for this year was launched, we were keen to go back. We were not disappointed 🙂
For starters, I went with the Wild Mushroom Soup. I’ve had a couple of the soups at Bill’s and so far they’ve all been excellent. This was no exception. Served with garlic croutons and chives, this rich, thick soup is a real winter warmer.
Also on the starters menu is the Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup. If you’d like to learn how to make it – and you should because it’s perfect for this time of year – just click here to get the full recipe.
Lizzie ordered the Miso Aubergine Fritters. Ideal for sharing, the fritters are served with smoked chilli and soy dip. Lizzie thought they were delicious and would go back just to try these again. High praise indeed!
For me, this is the pick of the starters and should not be skipped.
After seeing all the buzz online, there was only one dish I was going to order – Bill’s Beetroot Steak.
Now, as a life long veggie, I have to say I did order this was some trepidation. Simply put, some of these plant-based meats/ alt-meats/ fake-meats freak me out a little a bit. Somewhere between the Gregg’s Vegan Sausage Roll and Impossible Burger, the food gets so close to the real thing that it can start to put me off. However, even if I was a little apprehensive, there was no way I was ordering anything else.
When it did arrive, I was able to relax. Served up with tiger fries, vegan mayo and peas shots, the Beetroot Steak does look impressive without being too close to make me concerned.
As I’ve never had a ‘real’ steak I’m not able to compare it. Lizzie really liked the few bites she stole from me and said that it was ‘super tasty’. Whilst I am clearly not the target market for this (people vegan-curious or trying to cut down their intake of meat) it does work and if it gets more people trying vegan food then that is a plus in my book.
If you are ever worried if the plant-based meat you are ordering is actually the real thing the trick apparently is to put the food in front of your cat. If they eat the food it’s the real deal. Sadly, our cat was busy yesterday so I had to trust my own senses 🙂
Also on the menu is the Carrot, Cashew Nut and Mushroom Wellington. Served with scrumptious butterbean mash and long stem broccoli with onion gravy it’s a top addition to the vegan menu and great for those looking for a Vegan Sunday roast option. We will definitely order it again.
To go with the Veganuary Menu, Bill’s have launched a new menu of low-alcoholic and no-alcohol drinks – a good choice for anyone doing dry January. The pick of the bunch is the ÆCORN SPRITZ. It’s Æcorn dry aperitif served with cloudy apple juice and Mediterranean rosemary, all finished off with elderflower tonic. Delicious!
Vegan desserts have come along way in the last few years and the options available at Bill’s are no exception. We ordered the Sticky Toffee Pudding and the Frozen Amaretto Parfait
The Pudding came drizzled in syrup and hazelnut crumb and with a dollop of coconut ice cream. The Amaretto Parfait is served on top of a bed of shortbread crumb coconut flakes and raspberry sauce.
Both desserts are excellent and come highly recommended. If I had to choose one I’d go for the Amaretto Parfait – but I may change my mind if you ask me tomorrow!
If you are trying the Veganuary Menu this month, all desserts are £5 when ordered with a main after 5pm daily. You don’t need a better excuse than that.
Overall, Bill’s Veganuary menu is one of the best in town and works for both seasoned vegans and those who are vegan-curious alike.
I like forward to seeing what they add to the menu next 🙂