The team behind The Tipsy Vegan in Norwich, renowned for its ‘no-compromise when eating vegan’ approach that puts hospitality first, is set to open a new site in Cambridge this October. The new opening will provide non-vegan and vegan Cambridge locals with the great food, great drinks and the same outstanding experience offered in neighbouring Norwich.
The Tipsy Vegan in Norwich has received consistent rave reviews, something the team attribute to the fact that everything on the menu is made from scratch by their talented chefs. With their love of travel Michelle and Cheryl enjoy trying to replicate dishes and flavours from around the globe. Vegan’ising classic dishes without compromising on flavour. The current menu is a carefully curated range of small plate world inspired dishes, including hero dishes, such as the Chorizo Croquettas with Peruvian sauce and Venezuelan Jackfruit Arepas. Alongside the launch of the new Cambridge restaurant, The Tipsy Vegan team will also be introducing new main courses, brunch and Sunday lunch. Heading the Cambridge Kitchen and working with Cheryl to create an exciting menu mixing classic dishes with fresh new ideas is the newly appointed Head Chef, Fatih Guven who was formerly development chef at London vegan institution, Farmacy.
On his new role in Cambridge Fatih commented: “I’m delighted to have joined The Tipsy Vegan team to head up the Cambridge kitchen at the beautiful new restaurant. I’m passionate about creating plant-based dishes that surprise and delight, so I’m particularly excited to be working with Cheryl on expanding The Tipsy Vegan menus over the coming weeks and months”.
The drinks menu is just as considered as the food. Having spent years as a bartender, co-founder Michelle’s cocktail list has no classics, instead creating original recipes featuring all house-made ingredients, some of which take two to three days to prepare. Michelle says that, ‘there’s a sense of occasion regardless of whether you’re drinking alcohol, so we make our own in-house soft drinks’. As well as the handmade ingredients, the drinks list includes many ethically traded spirits and liqueurs produced by FAIR drinks.
Michelle McCabe, co-founder of the The Tipsy Vegan commented “My vision in starting The Tipsy Vegan group was always to create a replicable format restaurant which puts customer experience at the core, in a totally vegansetting. I’m therefore delighted to be opening our second restaurant in the heart of Cambridge, where we can’t wait to open our doors and offer The Tipsy Vegan experience to people from the city. Our aim is to make the decision to eat vegan an exceptional experience for vegans and non-vegans alike”
The newest addition to the group will be opening in Cambridge’s Quayside area, in the heart of the quarter, opposite the City’s main punting station. The restaurant design is by Cambridge based Renata Drummond and is inspired by the turn-of-the-century Irish-American Prohibition lifestyle, evoking the glamour and decadence of the era and combining sophistication with a cosy atmosphere. The result is a space that can seat up to 150 but feels intimate and includes two outdoor terraces so diners can enjoy eating in the shadow of Maudlin College.