The Spread Eagle, may sound like a classic East End boozer, but you won’t find sawdust on the floor (that went years ago), you won’t meet an Alfie Moon landlord behind the bar and you definitely can’t order a sausage roll. Why? Because The Spread Eagle is London’s first vegan pub.
Meriel Armitage, Founder of Club Mexicana, has joined forces with publicans Luke McLoughlin and Sherri-lee Estabrook to launch the pub which is 100% vegan. Vegan food, vegan fixtures and fittings and vegan beer.
Dishes are straight from the core of Club Mexicana and are designed to be shared. Expect to find the likes of Sopa de tortilla, cheezy nachos, deep fried cheeze with Valentina hot sauce and Quesadillas with ‘chorizo’. Tacos will be stuffed with the Jackfruit carnitas, Baja tofish and ‘beef’ and ‘pork’ or if you’re after something more substantial tuck into beer battered tofish and chips or the MFC – Mexican Fried Chick’’n – a chicken burger served with lashings of pickles and chipotle mayonnaise. For pudding you can quite literally finish things off with the Death by Taco, a deep- fried taco dipped in chocolate, rolled in nuts, stuffed with ice cream and topped with salted caramel sauce.
There’s a sixteen -strong selection of vegan beers, a specially created house Spread Eagle Lager, a vegan wine list and batch organic bottles and cocktails.
It’s still got alcohol, it’s got beer snacks, it’s got all the classic elements of a pub…it’s just 100% vegan.
The Spread Eagle: Open Now, 224 Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6AS, www.thespreadeaglelondon.co.uk