Otto Vegan Empire – The Empire Strikes Back

25 Apr 2022

Cheshire Pub Co. and specialist vegan chef James Lavin join forces to bring you a new vegan empire to Greater Manchester, which brings a groovy modern take on traditional Middle Eastern/Mediterranean vegan cuisine.

This April, Cheshire Pub Co. in collaboration with specialist vegan chef James Lavin open a new vegan eatery in the heart of Bramhall.

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About OTTO

This new, colourful vegan hub, which is tucked away in the upstairs area of Bramhall’s village pub the Crown and Conspirator (also Cheshire Pub Co.) offers a Mediterranean meets Middle Eastern philosophy, curated from personal memoirs, pastimes and talent.

Head Chef, James Lavin brings a wealth of knowledge about vegan living and plant-based flavour to this new venture, which is due to open its doors to the public from Wednesday, 27th April 2022.

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The OTTO menu is inspired by real explorations, and crafted using an infusion of flavours from the powerful Ottoman Empire, which stretched from Turkish regions to the edges of European borders in the 1600’s. Even after its demise during the early 1900’s the remaining regions have long thrived with rich and fertile land perfect for signature OTTO dishes such as…

  • Black and Wada Hummus; a Lebanese hummus blended with toasted black sesame, black garlic and topped with wada batter crunchies and baby coriander.
  • The infamous ‘Sexy Pie’; a pastille of eight seasonal roasted and confit vegetables rolled in the baklava filo pastry.

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All served alongside premium Arabic breads such as Khbouz and Manakish, and an exciting drinks list, which too is 100% vegan and places emphasis on biodynamic production.

In the words of the OTTO team…

Co Founder and Head Chef, James says “Our food and drink menu showcases a groovy and modern take on the traditional. I’ve lost count of how many patient elders I have mithered for their homegrown recipes during my travels through the streets and homes of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern towns and villages”. James further explains that “OTTO Vegan Empire will offer a cornucopia of flavour, texture and good times to the village of Bramhall. Sustainable, seasonable and locally sourced will be at the heart of everything we do”.

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Matt Parker, Managing Director of Cheshire Pub Co. says that “as tastes and desires for specialist cooking and diets continue to evolve, its been important for us, as a pub company to adapt and respond to this demand. Therefore, it is a pleasure to be working alongside our team of talented chefs to bring a fresh and new concept to life, which really does deliver a 100% vegan experience. OTTO presents exciting opportunities for those who choose to live a vegan lifestyle, or those who simply enjoy a plant-based diet from time to time.  OTTO Vegan Empire, Bramhall will be the first of many sites as we seek to expand the OTTO concept across the North West over the next few years”.

Welcome to the Empire…

OTTO Contact Information

Opening times:
Monday and Tuesday – Closed | Wednesday to Saturday – 12pm – 2:30pm and 5pm – 9pm |Sunday – 12pm – 6pm

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