Twitter in uproar over pub charging £28 for vegan cauliflower 'steak' deal

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
People are baffled about how a cauliflower steak could cost this much. [Photo: Getty]

A pub has been ridiculed for offering a two-for-one vegan cauliflower ‘steak’ deal for £28.

Jamie Klingler, the creator of the London Seafood Festival, posted on Twitter after seeing the deal advertised on a chalk board outside The Queen’s – which is part of the Young’s pub chain – in Primrose Hill.

The vegan roasted cauliflower steaks are offered as an alternative to the pair of Aberdeen Angus sirloin steaks, and many of Jamie’s followers seemed to agree it was ‘mental’.

While there was a lot of outcry about the cauliflower, someone defended the restaurant, suggesting the £28 would include a cover charge.

Another user pointed out that, in contrast to the cauliflower, the steak deal seemed fairly reasonable.

For anyone whose interest has been piqued, the £28 steak deal is available across all Young’s pubs, according to the company’s website.

However, while the site makes reference to the Aberdeen Angus sirloin steaks, there is no sign of the alternative cauliflower steak deal.

While this particular meat-free menu option has been met with a somewhat stoney reception, veganism is big news in the UK. Some 3.5 million people, or seven per cent of the population, are said to eat a vegan diet.

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