To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, Vittoria Group restaurants across Edinburgh are offering a selection of sustainable Vegetarian specials including Vegan Fish & Chips. 

With more and more people becoming vegan or vegetarian and a quarter of UK dinners now eating no meat or fish, National Vegetarian Week – May 13 to 19 –  is giving people more reasons to enjoy plant-based dishes.

Popular restaurant group Vittoria are encouraging meat-free diners all over the city to take part by enjoying a range of specials at their venues like Bertie’s Restaurant and Bar on Victoria Street and La Favorita Pizzeria on Leith Walk.

Dishes available across the group include Vegan Fish and Chips at Bertie’s Restaurant and Bar: a thick slice of Aubergine, wrapped in seaweed and deep fried in batter, served with twice cooked chips and vegan tartare sauce.

While at fine dining venue Divino Enoteca in Edinburgh’s Old Town guests can enjoy Zucchina Ripiena Al Forno – Soft Courgette stuffed with a sauté of Vegetable and Buffalo Mozzarella, served with Baked Red onion, with a Pea and Mint sauce.

At La Favorita Restaurant. and with La Favorita Delivered, meat free-lovers will revel in a Fire & Smoke Pizza – Fire roasted Peppers, Smoked Mozzarella, Green olives, red onion, jalapeños, red chilli peppers & gorgonzola on a tomato base topped with fresh Rocket and Parmesan and at Taste of Italy diners can savor on a Roma Panini – Melted mozzarella, sliced vine tomatoes & basil pesto drizzled with Olive Oil.

National Vegetarian Week Vittoria

Fire & Smoke Pizza

At the newly refurbished Vittoria on the Bridge and the Italian restaurant groups neighbourhood site, Vittoria on the Walk guests can dig into a Stuffed Vegan Aubergine – Half Aubergine filled with confit aubergine, tomato, pepper & olives & glazed with vegan cheese on a bed of cherry tomato sauce & french beans.

National Vegetarian Week Vittoria

Stuffed Vegan Aubergine

Vittoria Group chairman, Tony Crolla said: “Within our restaurants, we are seeing an increase with veganism, vegetarianism and people just looking to widen their own food experience with meat free meals.

“These dishes we have introduced are not only available for National Vegetarian Week but will be a firm fixture on our menus and hopefully position our restaurants amongst Edinburgh’s most vegetarian-friendly eateries.”

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Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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