They had excellent Covid 19 precautions in place, asking all customers to use the hand sanitiser before entering and being seated.
I also noticed as soon as a customer left, the table, chairs and menus were all sanitised with a sign left on the table confirming so to reassure the next customers.
We ordered two Earl Grey teas with oat milk, served with homemade vegan chocolate sweet treats, which is very thoughtful and a first in my thirty three years as a vegan, normally I leave whatever is served on the side as its unsuitable.
Many places are offering a reduced Covid 19 menu so the vegan menu is not currently available, totally understandable and no problem at all. I had a chat with owner Gabriella who said they had Violife cheddar cheese and feta, a garlic cream cheese and Applewood smoked as well as vegan pesto. There was a vegan version of smashed avocado, sun blushed tomatoes, mushrooms and chilli on sourdough, or they could make a vegan salad using any mixture of the cheeses. I chose a Violife cheese toasty with tomato and pesto and Steven opted for the same but with smoked Applewood.
The toasty was stonkingly scrumptious, no other way to describe it, oozing with cheese, perfectly cooked tomatoes and pesto on delicious bread. I have eaten lots of toasties in my time, including my own and this was better than any other.
Number Forty Four offer vegan cakes and scones, all homemade by Gabriella and I love they are clearly displayed on the sign at the front door, not hidden away somewhere.
I think Number Forty Four is a great place for vegans, the food was fabulous and we got a lovely welcome and I will definitely be revisiting, sooner rather than later. Highly recommended.