Cosy Club Leicester – Vegan Menu

Veganuary is in full swing, so how about a vegan dining experience? Many bars and restaurants are now offering vegan menus, amongst them, The Cosy Club. A large bar and restaurant situated close to The Highcross in Leicester.

Cosy Club Leicester

We received an invite to come and try the vegan menu which, as meat lovers, wasn’t really something that either of us would think to go for. Still, new experiences are very much part of the blogging psyche and we were more than up for the challenge.

Cosy Club Leicester
Cosy Club Leicester

First, a word on the venue. This is a stylish spot. The bar area looks very swish along with comfortable chairs forming a social area for people to relax and chat. The restaurant seating is off to the side with the decor resembling an old warehouse. It’s very cool indeed.

Cosy Club Leicester
Cosy Club Leicester

Andre, the general manager, kindly met us and showed us to our table. The place was nicely busy for a Monday night which is a great sign. Our vegan menus featured tempting dishes such as Thai Green Curry, Thai Quinoa Burger and Creamy Leek Pie.

Cosy Club Leicester vegan menu

We ordered a couple of mocktails – a Cooling Lemonade at £2.95 and a Bucking Mule at £3.95. The Mule was a cracking blend of fruit and fizz, an absolute standout. We even ordered another round of them.

Cosy Club Leicester

Settling on The Thai Green Curry and Creamy Leek Tart, we nervously awaited our first taste of vegan cooking in a restaurant. It’s worth noting that the atmosphere in this place is spot on with the music at a nice level and everyone having a good time.

Cosy Club Leicester mocktail
Cosy Club Leicester mocktail

Our plates arrived with the curry presented beautifully in bowls with jasmine rice and spring rolls accompanied by a sweet chilli dipping sauce. The Creamy Leek Pie was stacked with vegetables such as tender stem broccoli and butternut squash along with roasted potatoes and a sofrito tomato sauce.

Cosy Club Leicester Vegan Leek Tart

To get pastry this good without using dairy fats is quite a feat. The tart tasted great with the leeks on the base going very nicely with the rest of the veg and the smooth tomato sauce. Creamy Leek Tart though? I didn’t detect any creaminess, although that is a tricky element to pull off in the absence of dairy.  

The Thai Green Curry was a real cracker. An intensely flavoured curry sauce wrapped itself around the various vegetables within the dish. You really don’t miss the meat in this one. The spring rolls were also pleasant, if a little small.

We had a lot of respect for The Cosy Club for going to such effort to offer a decent range to vegans. Not only can you have main meals and desserts, you can also have vegan breakfasts and even tapas.

Cosy Club Leicester vegan menu

Desserts currently just show one option, but what an option it is. Chocolate and Orange Torte with Raspberry Sauce. Andre informed us that this was on the regular menu and had been a hit with the customers. We were about to find out why.

Cosy Club Leicester chocolate and orange tart

This is an indulgence for anyone, let alone anyone following a vegan lifestyle. A base of oats rather than biscuit is a perfect match for rich dark chocolate and orange goodness. This really was a cracking pud.

A quick trip downstairs revealed a secret to The Cosy Club. A small, intimate private dining area called ‘The Loom Room’ suitable for special occasions or parties. It’s a lovely space to enjoy a special event in.

Cosy Club Leicester
Cosy Club Leicester

After a farewell to Andre and a new outlook on vegan dining, we have to declare this outing a success. For £34.90 on food alone, it’s not bad value at all. The food that we had not only tasted great but also filled us up, something that you don’t expect from vegan cuisine.

Cosy Club Leicester

Overall, we wouldn’t hesitate to pick this menu again and try some new dishes. Veganuary may just be something for one month of the year but this menu will be popular, in our opinion, long after that.

Cosy Club Leicester

Opening Times: Sunday – Wednesday 0900-2300

                         Thursday 0900-0000

                         Friday – Saturday 0900-0100

Nearest Train Station: Leicester

Website: https://cosyclub.co.uk/location/leicester/

*AD – Complimentary meal and drinks in return for an honest review

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6 Comments

    • Chris
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 4:41 pm

      Indeed Janice, who would have thought that vegan food would be so good?

  1. January 20, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    I love Cosy Club! There’s one in Bath with the best vintage decor ever! Great to know there is a Cosy Club in Leicester for when I stop by at some point in the future.

    • Chris
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 4:41 pm

      Hey Georgia! Bath is awesome, we love Koffmann & Mr White’s in The Abbey Hotel there, great food! Cosy Club is so cool with its vintage decor, a great addition to Leicester!

  2. January 21, 2019 / 10:41 am

    Oh my gosh, this place looks and sounds so incredible! It doesn’t seem too far from where I live either so I’m going to check this place out next time I’m in the area. Thank you so much for sharing and for making me aware of it! 🌸💜

    • Chris
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 4:40 pm

      Anytime Alisha! Enjoy the chilled out Cosy Club – a really cool place with decent food!

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