A VEGAN pub has beat off meaty competition to pick up an award for Brighton’s best roast.

The Roundhill in Ditchling Road, Brighton was announced as a recipient of the Brighton Restaurant Award on Sunday.

The family-run, community pub, which serves exclusively plant-based food and drinks, fought off competition from popular eateries including The Ginger Pig in Hove Street, Hove and The Coal Shed in Boyce Street, Brighton.

The Argus: The nut roast at The Roundhill.The nut roast at The Roundhill. The vegan roasts on offer include nut roast, Mediterranean filo pastry, and minted seitan lamb, all served with a range of traditional trimmings, including garlic-roast potatoes and maple-glazed parsnips.

Liam Day, from Vegan Food UK, said it was a “huge” deal for a vegan restaurant to receive this accolade.

In a video, he said: “If you live in Brighton, you know how much of a big deal the BRAVO awards are.

“It’s a huge organization and it’s a huge award. And we are ecstatic that it’s gone to a vegan establishment.”

The Brighton Restaurant Awards, also known as the BRAVOS, are a celebration of independent food and drink in Brighton and Hove and are now in their fourth year.

Winners are voted for entirely by the public and tried and tested by locals.

There are 16 categories in total, including best brunch, best cocktails and best for family.

The Little Fish Market in Upper Market Street, Hove was named best restaurant, after finishing third in 2019.