The Brook

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 10 reviews )
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171 Mare St, East London, England, E8 3RH

Arts bar, recording venue, studio, and cafe. Turned fully vegetarian in Oct 2016, reported fully vegan by May 2017. Offers a varied range of items including vegan "pulled pork" add-on for quesadilla and nachos. Relocated from Wallington. Open Tue-Fri 6:00pm-11:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-11:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Mexican, British

10 Reviews

First Review by Jennyjoan

Completely vegan - Edit

The Brook has been open for a few years and is now completely vegan. It's no longer open during the day on weekdays. The owners take an innovative approach, offering a range of different events (live music, quizzes, cocktail nights, etc) in addition to standard eating. The restaurant is up a narrow flight of stairs, is small and feels cramped. Each time I go, I have to ask for the music to be turned down. The space is so small that there is already quite a bit of noise just with people talking and kitchen noises. When I visited today, the music downstairs was so loud that I couldn't hear what the barman said when he greeted me. Food is cooked to order and the kitchen is very small, so there tends to be a long wait – it was a good 30 minutes before my order arrived (it had been sitting unattended on the counter for 5 minutes). I had The English brunch – sausage, tomatoes, baked beans, scrambled tofu, toast. It was nice, though the tofu lacked
flavour and the dish was expensive for what it was. My partner's Mexican brunch was less successful and he thought he could probably have cooked something better himself. It's great to have a vegan place to eat locally and I think The Brook is trying hard, but needs to make sure that its standards are always high (and the music low).

Pros: Completely vegan, Friendly staff

Cons: Expensive, Cramped and can be noisy, Food okay but not great

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a great little place - Edit

Took a stroll along the windle river and stopped here for lunch. Fantastic that they have switched to become fully vegan hope it pays off. A really nice menu with a few options to suit every taste from the healthy right through to the vegan full English. Really nice choice of cocktails that look nice if I was on an evening out. Will definitely pop in again.

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Amazing!!! - Edit

Great service and great food. I would definitely recommend this place.

Pros: the Tofish and stay skewers is a definite try!

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Fabulous! - Edit

Wonderful night time spot with awesome vegan food restaurant upstairs. We loved the starters, main dishes and the dessert was divine too! All vegan! Great spot for the area!

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Food was awesome! Sort of long wait though :/ - Edit

The food was very well prepared and tasted INCREDIBLE. They have a pretty wide arrangements of vegan starters, mains, and deserts. ONLY DOWN SIDE: It did take quite a while to come out. I think we sat waiting for 45 minutes. Also, the bar had a pretty weak selection of beer. Only one on tap and four bottles.

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Really Great Vegan Roast - Edit

We had a vegan meetup when they had a supper club in the winter time, and it was one of the best roasts we'd ever had! It was buffet style for our table, so we helped ourselves, and there seemed like plenty!

Pros: Great food, Bar with good choice

Cons: Fairly small-consider booking

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cool cosy spot with decent food - Edit

Enjoyable 3 course meal in relaxed environment

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A refreshing change from the same old same old! - Edit

Finally! A place to eat that thinks outside the box. As a recently converted vegan, I am so happy to have the Brook nearby. The quesadillas are f'ummy! Open mic night is a blast and I look forward to a comedy night!

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Lovely vegan brunch - Edit

Just dropped in for a vegan lumberjack brunch. Really great.First visit. Nice atmosphere. Good menu.

Pros: Totally vegan/vegetarian , Vibe, price

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Superb Vegan Options - Edit

Wonderful to have delicious vegan options

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