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By Sarah Ward
December 04, 2016
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By Sarah Ward
December 04, 2016
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Thinking about Irish cuisine may conjure up cravings for hearty, meaty dishes; however, don't go expecting the usual fare at Brunswick's The Snug Public House. In a venue first, they've launched a new vegan menu, giving the usual Irish staples a vegetable-focused twist.

Bangers and mash, Irish stew and shepherds pie are still on offer, of course — but you won't find any animal products in these versions. The fresh, cruelty-free lineup also includes corn bruschetta, parmesan polenta, barbecue pulled jackfruit, fish-less fillets, beef-less burgers, Guinness chocolate mousse and other boozy desserts. In total, more than 30 vegan meals are now available.

Different ingredients doesn't mean a change in taste, though, with traditional Irish flavours still reigning supreme. "I make it the way my Mum made it back in County Armagh," says The Snug's head chef and co-owner Kerri-Anne McConville, who has also cooked up a storm at The Quiet Man Irish Pub, The Celtic Club and The Fifth Provence.

Anyone that can't drag themselves away from a meat-filled menu can still pick from The Snug's existing selection. Drinks-wise, prepare to pair your dishes with more than 120 different beverages, with three quarters of them vegan.

Find The Snug Public House at 68 Sydney Road, Brunswick, or visit their website and Facebook page for more information.

Published on December 04, 2016 by Sarah Ward

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