From Metro UK
A national pub chain has sparked outrage after charging £28 for two meals featuring cauliflower ‘steaks’ as the main event.
That’s £14 each. For a slice of roasted cauliflower, mushrooms, a tomato and some mashed potato.
To add insult to injury, if you want to add a glass Malbec, that will cost you an additional £5.
Meat-eaters at the Young’s branch get to tuck into 6oz Aberdeen Angus steaks with triple-cooked chips for the exact same price, and people have been quick to point out that this doesn’t seem fair.
Jamie Klingler tweeted a picture of the pub board advertising the offer at The Queen’s in Primrose Hill saying: ‘£28 for two pieces of Cauliflower. That’s mental. Like properly mental.’
The tweet has had more than 1,000 likes, and people are seriously angry.
One person wrote, ‘£28. For two pieces of cauliflower. Utterly shameless profiteering. ‘London prices’?! The emperor is naked, people.’
Another commented, ‘Holy s**t. I’m a veggie but would order the steak just to get some value. Extra chips would be required though.’
We are all for providing vegan and vegetarian options in pubs, but when an entire cauliflower in the supermarket costs around 70p, this feels like a bit of a joke.
After reaching out to the pub for comment, a Young’s spokesperson revealed that the cauliflower option has now been removed from the offer.
‘We have a great value steak promotion running through January offering customers two 6oz sirloin steaks for £28. We always seek to offer our customers a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes and wanted to ensure that choice extended to this offer,’ the spokesperson told Metro.co.uk.
‘Having listened to the feedback, we have removed the cauliflower dish and will remain committed to offering value and choice across our menu for all our customers.’
It isn’t clear whether there are plans to create a new offer for vegan and vegetarian customers.