I wrote about casual High Street restaurant Sunflower years ago, but hadn’t visited in ages. Since I last wrote, the restaurant has changed ownership. Sunflower’s cheap, almost-entirely vegan menu retains the mock-meat focus it’s always had, but is now smaller, and more oriented towards Thai-style dishes rather than the Taiwanese/Chinese-style food that it previously served.
As before, there are a range of options from share-friendly plates of mock-meat on noodles or rice, to single-serve options like dumpling soup, and a healthy selection of appetisers.
I had a plate of pan-fried dumplings, and mock chicken stirfry on rice. The food was good – generous helpings and simple flavours. The dumplings were crispy and tasty – not as delicious as New Flavour‘s, but a nice snack.
Worryingly, when I visited a couple of months ago, it had a D food hygiene rating, which sounds pretty gross. Since then, the premises has been inspected again and Sunflower’s rating has been upgraded to an A, so I’m hoping this indicates any issues have been addressed.