Popular Leicester bar The Lansdowne has unveiled a summer
menu with additional vegetarian and vegan choices. 
Executive chef for the Orange tree group, Mark Turner, has
created a new range of mouth-watering, meat-free dishes that will appeal to
non-meat eaters and carnivores alike. The range includes courgette and roasted
pepper tart with a vegan olive oil pastry case, and wild mushroom ravioli, made
with thyme and truffle oil vegan pasta. 
The vegan options sit alongside other appealing choices,
such as pan fried mackerel with a rhubarb and ginger compote – made using
rhubarb grown in Mark’s garden. 
“The Lansdowne’s new vegan and vegetarian choices are
designed to be equally appealing to meat-eaters, as well as to those who don’t
eat meat or ingredients derived from animal products,” said Mark. 
“It seems that more and more people are becoming ‘flexitarian’
– the trend of eating less meat and more vegetables without adopting full vegetarianism
– and our summer menu has something for everyone, whatever their taste.” 
Around 2% of the UK population is believed to be vegetarian,
with many more avoiding certain types of meat or choosing alternatives. A
report by Eating Better Alliance revealed
at the end of last year that 25% of the British public had cut back on meat in
the past year. 
Other vegan or vegetarian options on the menu at The
Lansdowne, which is based in London Road, Leicester, include polenta fries,
mixed tapas, flageolet and vegetable gumbo, and sweet potato and coconut korma. 
Mark, who has been with the Orange tree group since The
Lansdowne opened nearly ten years ago, has also included a number of
gluten-free options on The Lansdowne menu. 
The buns for the bar’s burgers, as well as the other breads
that are served, are produced by Leicester award-winning family bakery
Food is served at The Lansdowne from noon to 9pm Monday to
Saturday and from noon until 7pm on Sundays. The Lansdowne is ideal for
pre-theatre and event dining, being close to De Montfort Hall, and is also
popular for business lunches and with students at the nearby University of

For more information visit www.orangetree.co.uk/thelansdowne

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