After winning the PETA Best Vegan Menu of the Year Award in 2018, Cosy Club has revamped it’s Vegan Menu for 2019. We checked it out last week to see if it was worth a visit. Here’s was we found….
Since opening in 2015, the Cosy Club has become very much the ‘Pub’ of the Corn Exchange – to the point where I didn’t even realise it was a restaurant as well until my third visit. It’s the only venue at the Exchange where I feel comfortable ordering just drinks. If you are popping in for a pint I’d recommend the Goose IPA.
Whilst the decor won’t be to everyone’s tastes it certainly differentiates itself from the other city chic/airspace bars and restaurants nearby. You wouldn’t confuse this with your standard Northern Quarter bar.
Indeed, it does live up to it’s ‘cosy’ name with its warm lighting, friendly atmosphere sofas and pictures over the wall. The stuffed animals on the wall I really don’t like however and I hope they take them down asap.
Indeed, you could be forgiven in thinking in thinking that the bar area is all there is – but if you turn left after walking up the stairs you’ll discover that the Cosy Club is secretly huge (far bigger than I imagined) with plenty of rooms and seating. You may even get a little bit lost as I did :-).
Vegan Menu at The Cosy Club Corn Exchange
Food at the Cosy Club Manchester
New for 2019 is a revamped focus on Vegan Food. For starters, we choose to order a few dishes from the vegan tapas menu.
First to arrive was the garlic mushroom on sourdough toast. Delicious! I could have eaten it twice. If you like your mushrooms make sure you give this a go. I will be ordering this again!
We also tried the Heirloom Tomato and Lovage Pesto – not quite as tasty as the garlic mushrooms but still very much worth ordering.
If you like the sound of these starters they are part of the tapas menu. Served all day they are just £4.95 each or 3 for £13.95.
After the success of the starters, I couldn’t wait to see what was instore with the mains. With 6 dishes to choose from, including a Thai Green Vegetable Curry, Super Food Bowl and Vegan BLT, there’s plenty of choice at the cosy club, making choosing what to go for very hard indeed.
Lizzie plumped for the Thai Burger, a Spicy Quinoa Burger with edamame beans, pak choi, peppers served up in a sourdough bun and house slaw. Lizzie loved it!
If your a fan of your vegan burgers I would definitely not pass on this. For my money, the Moving Mountains burger at Bill’s Restaurant just edges it, but it’s very close indeed.
I went with the Creamy Leek Tart, which came topped with roasted butternut squash, walnuts, sautéed mushrooms and kale. Served with crushed new potatoes and a tomato & sofrito sauce working as the ‘gravy’ it as a great vegan winter warmer that I would order again. If you like your pies this is the dish to go for.
Overall, if you’re looking for more Vegan options around the Corn Exchange be sure to check out the Cosy Club. With a big vegan menu, you’re bound to find something to please.
Also, if you are looking to cater for a big group the Cosy Club is perfect with large tables and lots of menu options to please.
Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester M4 3TR
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