How’s Veganuary treating you? Whether you’ve managed to stick it out, or perhaps you’ve found vegan dining in Manchester quite easy and you’ve been inspired to go the long-haul, we’ve got some great news from one of our favourite new restaurants in Manchester.
Mamucium has revealed a dedicated vegan menu for diners to enjoy, just in time for kick starting the annual attempt at Veganuary, which encourages us to forgo meat, fish, diary, eggs and honey for January.
Offering an entirely plant-based menu, created especially by acclaimed and double AA Rosette (…and Manchester born) Head Chef, Andrew Green, Mamucium brings a plethora of fresh and vibrant dishes to the table. Through a refreshing mix of choices, the menu is packed full of flavour and crafted using the finest local ingredients.
Taking inspiration from the first Roman fort built in Manchester, called ‘Mamucium’ (which was founded around the Deansgate area), Andrew wants to bring this heritage into the present day by celebrating different ways of thinking. In coupling classic ideas with Mancunian favourites, Mamucium hopes to encourage diners to indulge in something a little different. With this in mind, we headed down to sample the plant-based delights to help you with vegan dining in Manchester.
Through the help of a knowledgeable (and also vegan) attendant, we were walked through the dishes and learned some of their dietary value and geographical location.
We started with a luscious and colourful ‘Edamame and Multigrain Salad’ (£7.50), which was topped with juicy pomegranate seeds, rich avocado, and a zesty lemon dressing.
We also opted for the ‘Chickpea Fritters’ (£7.50), loaded with creamy crushed avocado and also topped with healthy pomegranate seeds.
For our mains, we chose a hearty pasta dish and warming risotto.
Overflowing with rich flavour, the ‘Pasta with Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables’ (£12.95) was deep and strong in flavour, and dusted with toasted pumpkin seeds.
We also selected the ‘Wild Mushroom Buckwheat Risotto’ (£12.95), which was a comforting and wholesome dish, served tumbled with spinach and roast celeriac.
Vegans are often caught notoriously short when it comes to desert, however, Mamucium had an assortment of sweet treats to choose from. The desert lover opted for the Bramley Apple and Caramel Crumble (£6.50) and our second option was the Selection of Fruit Sorbets, (£6.00) which was clean and palette cleansing.
The vegan dining menu sits alongside Mamucium’s extensive menu of modern British classics with a unique northern spin.
The restaurant sits with Hotel Indigo, and is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11.30am to 10.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 12pm to 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday.