I wasn’t previously aware of French restaurant chain Aubaine but I saw on a post from Veganuary that they were having a vegan menu for January and as there is a branch close to my office I knew a lunch there was in order.
I enlisted my friend Jo, who I usually have a monthly dinner with, but as she has now moved into my office we can extend this to lunch dates too!
The vegan menu was small with two starters and desserts each and three mains, but it looked well thought out.
I chose the cauliflower to start which looked really pretty when it arrived. It was nicely spiced and I loved the addition of the pomegranate. The salad also had garlic oil on it which always goes down well in my books.
For mains I was spoilt for choice. As I had had a mushroom bourguignon at the weekend I decided to go for the burger. The patty was really thick so I ended up buying round the edge first before taking a proper bug bite. It was very tasty and had a nice burger sauce too. The bun tasted sweet like a brioche which was nice as I haven’t experienced a vegan brioche bun before. Unfortunately the fries were a bit soggy so I ended up leaving half, which wasn’t too much of a hardship as I was pretty full.
Despite this fullness I would have considered a dessert with the brownie catching my eye but as the service had been pretty slow we decided to just grab the bill. The vegan menu is a fixed price of £12.50 for two course so is really great value for money. I hope the options stay available beyond January!
Have you eaten at Aubaine? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.