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by VeJo

Review: Badde Manors has obviously been around a long time - it's an old style vegetarian café, with slim pickings for the vegan diner. The food was fair, but not as good as we could do at home. My feeling was that it's a restaurant that's stuck in a rut, and needs to get a bit more in touch with the more sophisticated veg*n clientelle that has emerged post 1985. No desserts suitable for vegans? Outrageous! Only a few, very simple and outmoded mains available for vegans, as well, which makes you wonder why bother going to a veg restaurant then in the first place, if the choices are not so much better than a regular meat place. The service was good, and the atmosphere is pleasant.


Posted by VeJo on Friday, February 22, 2013
I went back to Badde Manors last weekend, and was even less impressed with it this time. The waitress rolled her eyes when we said we were vegans, and didn't really understand what a vegan does and doesn't eat ("oh, so you don't eat honey either?"). I didn't feel like modified nachos (which would have been chips and beans) or a bland tofu burger (that's what my husband had), so I opted for a veganised pasta from the specials board. Plain fettucini with avocado and some bits of asparagus. Really, really bland. And, again, I've had better at non-veg restaurants.

Badde Manors really need to start making an effort for their vegan clientelle.
Posted by VeJo on Thursday, November 29, 2012
**Update, 30th November 2012. Note to self: Don't go back. I thought I'd give Badde Manors another chance, given I hadn't been there for so long. Terrible. I ordered something off the menu that was marked as vegan, and also mentioned to the waitress that I am vegan... and there was butter smeared all over the toast... no apology or regret from clueless waitress. The meal itself was dull dull dull. It is actually possible to make tofu taste good, so why not put in a little effort? The coffee was decent.
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