Last month I was super delighted to visit an all-vegan restaurant in Bournemouth!
The restaurant’s called the Mad Cucumber and it’s such a charming little place; with beautiful, up-cycled decor and a cosy, informal atmosphere.
It was my first time visiting a completely vegan restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised to find a large range of items on their menu. Their prices were also very reasonable!
They offer a beautiful variety of drinks, snacks and vegan meals, and I was excited to discover that almost all of their dishes were also soy and gluten free! (As someone who’s intolerant to both of these things, that really means a lot!)
Although everything on their menu sounded super delicious, I eventually opted for a hearty moussaka, which was complimented with a serving of salad.
When it arrived I could tell that the food had been freshly prepared, as the layers of sweet potato and aubergine were incredibly tender and tasty. My meal was truly bursting with flavour and I really couldn’t fault it all (apart from the fact that I was so hungry the night that we ate there, I could have easily eaten more!).
While I was there I also had a taste of their chickpea curry, as well as their three bean chilli. Sadly the curry was much too mild for my liking (Phall is more up my street!) but the chilli was absolutely spot on!
Other items on their menu included enchiladas, mushroom stroganoff and vegan patties, as well as shepherds pie (which was up on their specials board).
They also had a large selection of teas, smoothies and cakes, and after our main course we settled down to watch their free entertainment (they have an open mic night there every month…which btw was hilarious!) with a rich chocolate brownie and a delicious cup of freshly brewed mint tea.
Overall, I’d highly recommend the Mad Cucumber for vegans and non-vegans alike! There’s definitely something for everyone there, and if you think vegan food is boring, be prepared to be proved wrong!
Find the Mad Cucumber at:
7 The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RY (01202) 236407