‘FREE beer tomorrow’ – that old teasing sign over the bar. But free beer next week for veggies’ is a new one on ToM. Not that we need any extra incentive to give up meat and fish during National Vegetarian Week (May 14-20), but a complimentary cana of chilled Spanish beer does sound a tempting accompaniment to any of Lunya’s 40 veggie food options.
The Spanish and Catalan restaurant, deli and bar in the Barton Arcade off Deansgate is running the draught beer offer throughout the week to anyone dining exclusively vegetarian in their restaurant.
The veggie choice starts with nibbles – olives, encurtidos (pickles) and snacks plus bread made in house, served with extra virgin olive oils and vinegars from Spain, or the famous pan con tomate (catalan tomato bread) with fresh tomatoes, garlic and olive oil.
Classic tapas dishes such as patatas bravas (£5.25) and tortilla (£4.95), sit alongside cauliflower “steak” topped with tahini yoghurt, pomegranate molasses and coriander (£6.25), woodland mushrooms and asparagus pan fried in Arbequina olive oil (£6.95) and Garbanzos, a middle eastern spice infused chickpea stew with butternut squash, almonds and apricots (£6.55). All these can be adapted for vegans, who also have their own special menu.
Lunya, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BB. 0161 413 3317.
Check out too Lunya hosts new Taste of Manchester Supper Club.