Many vegan options if you ask what's vegan-izable
Posted on 12 / 17 / 2012
Fellinis is a lovely vegetarian restaurant nearby Grasmere and Rydal (where visiting Wordsworth's houses are a MUST!) that has many vegan options and a really lovely ambience. The food was very good, if not a little pricey for the amount that you get. I had a delicious fennel risotto and a delicious seasonal salad. However, and I sometimes find this at vegetarian restaurants, the menu didn't label which dishes could be made vegan. The menu had a couple fully vegan options in the starters section, a couple in the side dishes and a couple perhaps somewhere else, but of the five main dishes, not one was marked as vegan or vegan-izable. After asking the server, I learned that three out of five entrees could indeed be made vegan, but if I hadn't asked, I wouldn't have known that. At the end of the meal, I suggested that the menu key also mark dishes that can be made vegan, because not everybody knows that they can ask for that. They had only one vegan dessert (it was a seasonal crisp when we were there) with sorbet, but it definitely felt like all the attention went to their non-vegan desserts. Overall, it was a good experience, and we were happy to be there and happy to support them.
many vegan options, lovely ambiance, good food
food a little pricey, menu didn't label vegan-izable items, minimal attention to vegan desserts