If Craig David's Seven Days was about National Vegetarian Week (we're on day two by the way), it would have been a triple platinum selling journey through our city's seven best veggie dishes. Sadly though, it wasn't, so you'll have to make do with our rhythmless, wordy version instead. Altogether now... "♫ On my way to see my friends ♫"
What: Asparagus and goat's cheese
Two of our favourite things are asparagus and goat's cheese. Throw in beautiful nasturtiums, wild garlic flowers and crispy wild rice — cooked, dried and deep fried to achieve the requisite texture — and we're pretty much yours. Sample menu.
What: Crispy filo goat's cheese basket
Little known fact: this is vegetable-loving Opus' second best-selling starter after their fishcake. Made from veggie rennet, the cheese has a dark honey aroma and the quick fried sweet onions a crispy texture. Menu.
What: Cheese and potato pie gratin
A dish based on a Ma Purnell creation from Glynn's childhood, you won't find this gratin on a formal menu. Purnell's don’t print a veg carte but instead talk to each plant-based diner about what makes their food world all sparkly and unicorn-like.
What: Smoked curd, grilled asparagus juice
Curds and whey are split, before the former is smoked in applewood. God's own asparagus is BBQed and juiced. Moseley-foraged wild garlic flowers finish the dish, which goes gloriously with Vino Bianco from Channing Daughters. Menu.