The Roundhill is a charming pub and plant-based eatery in Brighton, a short walk from the station. Rooted in community with a passion for imaginative vegan cuisine, The Roundhill has a friendly atmosphere and inviting decor - even from the outside. Indeed, the venue’s exterior is painted an eye-catching turquoise blue which is accented by golden signage and a marigold door. Inside, the space feels light and airy thanks to large windows and rustic, wooden floors and furniture. Exposed brick walls, country-style panelling and lots of plants contribute to the comfortable yet aesthetically pleasing vibe.
The menu is divided into bites and small plates if you’re in the mood for just a nibble, like panko cauliflower wings or grilled padron peppers, or main dishes for something more substantial. Examples here include the Buddha Bowl with sesame chilli tofu, kohlrabi slaw, spiced cauliflower and brown rice, or the pappardelle pasta with red pepper sauce, capers, black olive tapenade and basil. You can also add sides such as skin on fries, sweet potato chips, sourdough or pitta, but it’s the desserts you need to really make room for. Indulgent afters include sticky toffee pudding with carrot and date sponge, toffee sauce and ice cream, as well as chocolate ganache with passion fruit and almond praline. If your sweet tooth isn’t quite as big as all that, a simple scoop of ice cream should do the trick, which the team recommends trying with a black coffee.
The Roundhill also puts on a Sunday roast menu every weekend, taking traditional end-of-the-week meals and giving them a plant-based spin. Choose between the seitan brisket with a maple mustard glaze, the roast celeriac, tarragon and hazelnut roll and the sweet potato, sage and cannellini bean wellington, which are all served with a hearty selection of sides like leek and truffle gratin, buttered carrots and maple-glazed parsnips.