Welcome to Django’s Vegan Restaurant
A fully licensed jazz & tapas bar set in the tranquil surroundings of the fifteenth century courtyard at Staplehurst Grange.
100% Plant Based Tapas
Our menu changes constantly but is always 100% plant based. Please let us know if you have any allergies and we promise to not put any of that in your food. See our Facebook page for details of our seasonal Sunday lunches!
In the Kitchen:
Aidan is a vegan chef from the Isle of Wight.
He has been working in kitchens for over a decade after training at the prestigious Bournemouth catering school (the first and only college restaurant in the UK to be awarded an AA rosette), including time spent working for head chef Mitch Arnold at the Met, in Michelin Guide vegetarian restaurant “Terre a Terre” in Brighton, and in one of the longest established veggie restaurants in the UK “Herbies” in Exeter.
He is passionate about using the best quality local, seasonal produce with influences from around the globe.
Jazz, Soul & Vintage Pop:
Poppy Dee is originally from London, her influences are the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone and Nancy Wilson.
She was brought up listening to Motown, Soul and The Beatles! Poppy is a Soul lover to the bone, but in recent years, she threw herself into Jazz and Vintage Pop, and grew a passion for arranging modern songs into Vintage sounding pieces. Not only is it fun, it is unique and great for everyone to dance to.
Poppy performed her first song on stage in London at 10 years old. She lived in Spain for 5 years, teaching Music, performing and running a Motown Bar. She came home to the UK to be with her family, and after an unwelcome break from performing, is back doing what she loves the most. Catch her throughout the UK, follow her on Instagram, Songkick and Twitter to find out where she will be appearing next.
Poppy has recently opened a jazz cafe called Django’s. It is based on the Isle of Wight, on Staplers rd. She sings once a week there, and hosts a range of live music. The cafe offers 100% plant based tapas.
Poppy has performed at prestigious Theatres in London from a young age, including The Stag Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall.