In order to help out Meat free May pledgers this year, Birmingham FoE is testing restaurants that cater to vegetarians and vegans and telling you all about our findings! This way, people who are pledging to go meat free during May know where to go and what to get for a nice meal out. To be honest, its just an excuse for us to go out some more…

My visit to Deepali’s was on the day I returned from an epic adventure in Portugal, and I was feeling – how can I put this? – a little delicate. So I was relieved to have somebody else to cook for me and further gratified to be in a quiet, comfortable environment and served by a friendly waiter.

The menu at Deepali’s is 100% vegetarian with at least half marked as vegan, so there was plenty of choice and many  tempting South Indian specialties. I went for one of the special recommendations, Gobhi Manchurian, which was an Indo-Chinese recipe of cauliflower florets pan-fried in a crunchy batter and coated in a mouth-watering sauce. It was delicious! I couldn’t fault my time there; the food was tasty and extremely good value and the service was prompt and courteous. Highly recommended.

Rox Green

Have a look at our other reviews: The Vegan Grindhouse, Peel and Stone, Cafe Soya, Bodega Cantina