UPDATE: Black Cat is no longer at this venue!


Black Cat sets up vegan kitchen at Roadtrip & The Workshop in Shoreditch

We have taken over the kitchen at Roadtrip & The Workshop. Although London can luckily claim a few vegan pubs, this is the first time a bar, and a late night one at that, is catering a fully plant- based menu. The aim is to offer approachable vegan food to the multifaceted clientele of the Old Street location, from gig-goers to the followers of sports on the big screens to those looking for a meal to go with their night out in Shoreditch.

We are serving “tapas without borders”, a menu combining vegan versions of traditionally Mediterranean dishes with hints from other parts of the world. The menu has been tested and served at their Hackney premises, and some have even been served at benefit gigs, music venues, gatherings, and special events. Regulars to Black Cat need not be disappointed on their first jaunt to Roadtrip & The Workshop: Black Cat’s burgers will be also available and new dishes will appear weekly on the specials board. Prices range from £3 for freshly-cut chips to £8.50 for the delicious cashew buttermilk corn-crusted seitan burger. The small sharing plates average around £6.

This will be the first vegan residency at Roadtrip & The Workshop, and the venue has gone to great lengths to ensure that diners can not only eat plant-based foods, but that the drinks menu matches the ethics behind the food! All wine and beers behind the bar are vegan, as is most of the cocktail menu, which is clearly labelled while the venue works with existing suppliers and brands to clarify and find alternatives for its full back-bar of spirits and liqueurs.

Both Black Cat venues will be open simultaneously and can be booked for large parties, birthdays, or other celebrations.

About Roadtrip & The Workshop, 243 Old Street, London EC1V 9EY:

Designed and owned by Irish artist and designer Paul Daly, the venue is inspired by his travels around the world and the music and art that accompanied him. It is a melting pot of live music, sports on the screens and late DJ nights. With a high footfall on Old Street, Paul hopes that as many as possible get to taste the Black Cat flavours and see how tasty and approachable plant- based food can be.

Food served: Mon – Thu: 4pm – 9pm; Fri: 4pm – 10pm; Sat: 12pm – 10pm. Sunday: 12 pm to 9 pm

Venue opening times:
Mon: 4pm – 1am; Tue: 4pm – 2am; Wed & Thu: 4pm – 4am; Fri: 4pm – 5am; Sat: 12pm – 5am; Sun: 12pm – 1am