The Reverence Hotel
28 Napier Street
Footscray VIC 3011
(03) 9687 2111
Thurs/Fri/Sat from 6-10pm. Sun from 3pm
Former owners of The Arthouse are bringing new life to Footscray - not only through live music, but through the magical qualities of vegan pizza!
This pub's menu is currently really simple with homemade corn crust pizza, empanadas, fries and tacos (on Tuesdays). We tried the Veg Ham & Cheese ($10) and the pizza special of the week "The Holy Christo" ($11) which had lots of veggies and chilli harissa. The Veg Ham & Cheese was really simple (just the way I like my pizza…) although the mock ham was probably better described as mock chicken I'd say.
The pizzas are large and great value and the staff are happy to box up what you can't eat so you can take it home. Good old fashioned service indeed.
An even bigger winner at the Reverence are the homemade vegan empanadas (2 for $6). We tried the black bean ones, which coupled with the creamy dipping sauce (vegan) were absolutely delicious. A potato and vegan chorizo version is also on the menu but wasn't available on our recent visit (we'll be back to try these!). We also had a bowl of spicy fries ($6) which owed their greatness largely to the vegan homemade aioli that accompanied them.
Word has it that the Reverence is currently working on a full mexican menu which will have many vegan options. Footscray locals must be rejoicing!