Hit those Veganuary targets with a trip to Catalan cuisine aficionados Lunya, where there’s plenty of plant-based pleasure to be found, from the vegan platter of deli delights (£11.95) to made-to-order veggie paella for two (£15.95 per person). Cauliflower buñuelo fritters have our vegan vote with a cumin kick and a Canary Island Mojo Picón sauce (£6.95), as do chickpeas cooked with butternut squash, apricots and almonds in Moroccan spices (£6.95). Make the most of those long, dark evenings with a menu that sizzles woodland mushrooms with asparagus in Lunya’s specially sourced Arbequina olive oil and served with or without hand-carved Serrano ham (£6.95). Other winter warmers include the slow-cooked Estofado ox cheeks (£7.85) and the signature Catalan Hotpot, a firm favourite made with fennel-infused chorizo and Spanish morcilla black pudding (£6.95). Can’t pick? Platters and planks start at £12.95 for cheese while banquets with a little bit of everything are perfect for side-steeping those decision dilemmas, and cost from £26.95 a head. Lunya wouldn’t be Lunya without tapas, and their special lunchtime offer gives you two for £10.95 or three for £14.95, Sunday to Friday noon until 5pm. Home-made albóndigas, pan-fried chorizo and weekly changing croquetas for the win!
Lunya, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BB, Tel: 0161 413 3317, times vary, www.lunya.co.uk
Published on: Wed 9 Jan 2019