Wednesday, 10 October 2018

SUTTON AND SONS VEGAN FISH & CHIP SHOP REVIEW



Sutton and Sons Vegan fish shop review

The award-winning fish & chips chain Sutton and Sons are renowned for producing food made with responsibly sourced ingredients. This ethos led to the owners decision to find a sustainable and quality driven vegan alternative which provides value to their loyal customers.

Banana blossom was chosen and the banana blossom fish made a debut on the menu of their Stoke Newington branch in January as part of Veganuary. Veganuary is the annual 30 day vegan challenge devised by the charity Veganuary. The dish was a roaring success, Sutton and Sons added the dish onto their permanent menu and later introduced it to their other stores.  Due the high demand of vegan products a vegan shop was the nature progression for Sutton and Sons. London’s first Vegan chip shop was opened in early October 2018 and has received positive reviews ever since.



Make Eat Repeat was invited to sample their menu at their launch party, so myself and guest left West London to visit the shop in Hackney,East London.  Where we greeted by bright signs, blackboards and friendly faces.



Sutton and Sons Vegan Chip Shop 



FOOD

There is a wide range of vegan food on the menu, which ranges from tofu fish, chips, prawns, pies and fish cake.


I had a portion of chips, banana blossom fish, vampi (battered prawns), battered sausage and tartare sauce.  If I wasn’t sitting down at this beautiful vegan fish shop and I would of believed that my fish was of the normal kind. It is unbelievably similar and life like.








BANANA BLOSSOM FISH


The fish looks like regular fish with it’s golden colour and texture, but when we sliced through the vegan fish I immediately saw the difference.  It’s was flaky similar in appearance to an artichoke, jackfruit and possibly many other types of fibrous vegetables.


Rating: 4 out 5








I loved the taste and texture this is great for those who don’t like fish as it hasn’t got a fishy taste. I believe it has more of a umami taste compared to normal fish which I actually prefer .


BATTERED SAUSAGE


The battered sausage pieces where lovely and crisp, just like a normal battered sausage.  


Rating: 4.5 out 5 - Delicious!  This was my favourite part of the dish it has a great flavour.

VAMPI AND PRAWN COCKTAIL


The vampi was lovely and life like wth a light flavour accompanied with a crisp batter that made you want to eat more.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5




                                        Prawn cocktail


 Battered sausage

The prawn cocktail was a game changer it looked like prawns, had the texture and at first bite.  



Rating: 5/5 - Try it for yourself and see for yourself



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CHIPS WITH TARTARE SAUCE AND VINEGAR


A fish and chip shop is not a chip shop without it’s condiments and I am glad to say that the most important condiment was there to season my chips. What do I mean?


Well it can only mean one thing. Vinegar and there was even a bottle of onion vinegar which to me was the icing on the cake.  Growing up in West London I loved a tradition chippy from the fish shop but as many shops shut down . I rarely get the chance to have a great fish and chip supper ,especially as I am now a vegan but that has changed.


The tartare sauce rating 4.5 out 5 - it was identical to the non vegan ordinal it’s made on site and worth a try.


VEGAN DRINKS LIST


Did you know that not all alcohol is vegan?  Yes this is true and would probably take another blog post to explain.  Luckily this is not a problem at Sutton and Sons as there is a wide range of soft drinks, beers and wines.


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Favola Prosecco 




VEGAN WINE


I had prosecco and white wine which were both was delicious and crisp not too tart.


Ratings - Prosecco- 4.5


CONCLUSION


Thank you to the staff at Sutton & sons vegan shop who provided us with great customer service. It was lovely to speak the owner Danny and see how Passion his is about his business . I will definitely return and I strongly believe everyone should go down to Hackney to try out this vegan chip shop for yourselves.


Have you tried vegan fish? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


I received a meal for myself and a guest in exchange for a review and my opinions are all of my own (as always).
Thanks for reading

Bee x 

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11 comments:

  1. Hey Bee! I'm not vegan but that fish fillet look like the real thing, even with the coating and the inside. Glad the restaurant was a nice hit for you and your guest 😘

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    1. Hi Natonya thank you for your comment. it really does look like a normal fish fillet! Most of the people who do visit are not vegan so I’m glad you found this post X

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  2. Wow, I had no idea how you could possibly get vegan fish and chips but this sounds fantastic! I'm glad you had a good time, I only wish there was a Sutton & Sons near me now, haha xx

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I hope you get a chance to visit Sutton and Sons one day, if not you might have vendors who sell vegan fish at vegan or weekend markets within your area xx

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  3. Okay wow, this all looks amazing and it definitely looks like "normal" fish and chips, if I didn't know otherwise. I'm not Vegan myself but all the Vegan food and alternatives I've tried I've really loved but I love fish and I always wondered what fish alternatives there are for Vegans because I couldn't imagine anything tasting like it so this has really impressed me!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I am glad you found this of interest! I was so surprised when I tried my first vegan fish product and I still amazed when I find something realistic like the banana blossom fish .

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  4. hey I've been planning on trying to go vegan this winter and because of it I've been researching a lot about so I'm glad I found your post. It looks really good! Excited to try it

    Bruna| The 20 Year Old Mess
    the20yearoldmess.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Bruna! I have just seen this so I am sorry for the late response. I hope you have gotten off to a great start with implementing vegan foods into your life. Just remember that it doesn’t happen overnight, unless you have already started to cut down on meat,eggs and milk. Veganuary is starts on January 1st so it should help to keep you motivated 🙂.

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