UK's Largest Vegan Restaurant Opens - On The Site Of A Former Steakhouse

The new eatery was designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible
Some of the dishes on offer at Erpingham House (Photo: Erpingham House )

The UK's largest vegan restaurant - which is also plastic-free - opened its door recently, and is already experiencing success.

Norwich-based Erpingham House was founded by vegan entrepreneur and influencer Loui Blake along with championship footballers Declan Rudd and Russell Martin.

The three-story eatery, which was recently included in The Times top 20 vegan restaurants list, houses a cafe serving hot drinks, juices and lunch, as well as a restaurant which becomes a cocktail bar at night.

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The outlet is housed in a Grade 2 listed building in Norwich City Centre - which was previously home to a steakhouse restaurant. It aims to 'bust all pre-conceptions of the traditional vegan restaurant'.

Founder Loui Blake spent the past year travelling the world from Miami to Vancouver researching the best concept-restaurants, in a bid to create an outlet which could appeal to all.

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Blake said: "It was never my intention to create an exclusive vegan restaurant. It’s my mission to bust all myths around plant-based living with Erpingham House. And with 90 percent of diners being non-vegans it seems we have cracked this already."

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