Oh we do like to be beside the seaside. Well, I’m actually not sure at which point the Thames becomes the sea but it was beachy enough for us a few of months ago. That would be Leigh-on-Sea, likely our nearest beach.
After a stroll along the ‘beach’ avoiding the scum 😕 we headed for lunch at Oak Tree.
We very rarely dine in a vegan restaurant as a family so I was a little disappointed that everyone didn’t enjoy their dishes more. It looks quite swish on their website so I was expecting something along the lines of a Manna affair. The kids ate from the children’s menu – sausages (didn’t seem to be homemade) and mash and a bean burger (I have to say I’m not a fan of bean burgers anyway).
I had the mac and cheese which was decent enough the garlic bread was especially good.
We had no time for dessert so I was a little heartbroken not to get a chance to have the warm hazelnut cake.
Firstly I was really surprised to find a vegan restaurant here at all, vegetarian maybe, but then as we walked along the high street ‘vegan’ kept popping up everywhere. Juice bar The Squeeze, vegan options in at Birdwood Bakery, truth be told it’s unlikely I’ll ever be down that way again but it’s good to know vegan residents there have some options 🙂