Veg out – The Cross Keys
We all know how important it is to start the day with a good breakfast. Normally I have porridge with fruit and peanut butter but at the weekend I like to spend a bit more time relaxing with the papers, a coffee and something more substantial, but I don’t always want to prepare it. That’s where the Cross Keys at Weekday Cross in Nottingham came to the rescue one Sunday.
I’d heard their name mentioned a number of times when recommendations were sought for good vegan options.
The pub was nice and quite so we sat at a window table and perused the menu. The vegetarian breakfast with vegan options sounded just the ticket; my other half ordered the Eggs Benedict.
Whilst we waited for the food to arrive we had a look through the free Sunday papers, admired the beauty of the building and watched more tables fill up with fellow brunchers
Our food arrived together and (as requested) with our two black coffees. I was really pleased with the portion size, not too big, not too small and only two slices of bread. The homemade sausages had a crunchy outside texture, so did the potato hash, the avocado was lovely and soft as was the well cooked grilled tomato half and the mushrooms had been fried rather than boiled; all in all an almost faultless breakfast. I have it on good authority that the eggs benedict were also tasty and filling. Our coffees, which are included in the price were also substantial, hot and tasty. My vegan breakfast was £6.95 and the eggs benedict was £6.75.
Would I go back? The food I had was absolutely great but looking at the menu there is only one dedicated breakfast option, which is not enough choice to make me a regular visitor. Likewise there are no specific main course dishes, but rather surprisingly I could have vegan cheeses as a dessert.
Maybe the menu is a work in progress but high marks for a very tasty well cooked vegan breakfast