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Food Review: The Dice Cup

21 February 20 words: Eve Smallman

Finding something unusual to do in Nottingham city centre can sometimes be difficult. But if your tummy is grumbling and your boredom is tumbling, vegan boardgame cafe The Dice Cup could sort you out...

Despite there being over 800 board games just waiting to be opened and their worlds explored, it’s not intimidating at all. You can play everything, from the more intricate games that you’ll be playing for hours, to snappier ones like card games and Battleships. We went for the latter – it’s a hard-hitting, strategic minefield, right?

Along with many people in the UK, I decided to do Veganuary this year. This hasn’t been too difficult for me, apart from very much missing my best friend: cheese. But the oozy-gooey-melty stuff that topped the vegan pepperoni pizza we had was unbelievable. My cheesy heartstrings are just twanging thinking about it. The cafe has partnered up with plant-based deli No Homers for their vegan meats, which has allowed them to make doner, turkey and other interesting alternatives available on their menu.

For puds, we tried out the Biscoff milkshakes and split a carrot cake. The milkshake was frothy and fulfilling, and the carrot cake was so moist, with not-butter-butter-cream that melted on the tongue. They don’t overly push the fact they serve all vegan food – they often find that people are surprised because they can’t taste the difference. It’s a refreshing attitude and one that I reckon a lot of places will start adopting in the future.

Regardless of your food preferences or your gaming expertise, you’re definitely not rolling the dice coming here. It’s a lovely place to unwind, eat uncomplicated yet tasty grub, and have an entertaining time. 

Mansfield Rd, NG1 3GY

The Dice Cup website

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