It isn't easy being a vegan in Sorrento. After a day of eating greasy chips and finding chicken in my plain spaghetti with tomato sauce, I was feeling somewhat disappointed in my Easter holiday food experience. Lying on the bed inside our guest-house bedroom I trawled review sites hoping to find something amazing (and within walking distance). Despondently I checked online menu after online menu finding nothing edible and it was without much enthusiasm that I navigated to yet another restaurant website. This one was called Three Palms, a tapas restaurant that reviewers seemed to adore and to my joy and surprise after a cursory read of the website it appeared to be vegan-friendly. We booked for lunch the next day.
When we arrived at our scheduled time we were greeted by our waiter, polite and tattooed, who offered us a two-person table by the window, or between two columns. I choose the columns as I liked the feeling of privacy, as though we were in our own tiny room with just the food and each other as the only distractions.
Ordering is done through a paper list which you mark according to what you would like and when I mentioned I was vegan our waiter smiled and went to get the pre-prepared list of vegan dishes. "I'm vegan too," he explained and happily marked for us the dishes that either were vegan or could be made so, "I could even get the kitchen to make up a stir-fry if none of those appeal," he offered. It was a good start to the meal and I felt comfortable, looked after, and confident that there would be no accidental chicken in this particular lunch.
We ordered 5 small dishes including; red lentil and black eyed pea dahl, Asian greens served with hoisin on the side, and ratatouille. My partner, not being vegan, ordered BBQ chicken ribs with Cajun barbecue sauce. The food was served one dish at a time, the exception being the ribs which came out with the ratatouille and it was touches like this that made the experience both comfortable and enjoyable for us both. Outstanding food and a relaxing, friendly atmosphere completed the experience.
If you are a vegan in Sorrento, or simply wish to visit somewhere with great staff and delicious food, I suggest a visit to Three Palms.