Responses to Chris Haynes's Review

Respond to Review of City Restaurant
by Chris Haynes

Review: Visited on 8th June 2009. Showed the vegan passport to the staff on the self service counter. The response was "everything has butter" Not a good vegan experiance becaues he was happy for me to go back to the table with diced lettuce and cucumber, olive oil and a popperdom. Only 98 euro cents though. Really means he couldn't be bothered to cook something different. It was just: that's all we have, so 'next please' Must depend on who is on duty but he could not understand the problem with cows milk. Something to do with the importance of the cow in Hare Krishna culture I think. Not busy on the night I went so they could have done somthing. Only other option to go into the kitchen and cook it myslef perhaps?

Responses

sirhc
Posted by sirhc on Friday, February 22, 2013
Fair enough - but it does say that this is a lacto-vegetarian place, and to suggest that they 'couldn't be bothered' by not accommodating you is a bit of western arrogance in my view. If they had cooked something special for you you would be saying how wonderful they were (as it would mean that they had gone out of their way) but to stick to their existing menu was a sign of laziness. I have had many similar experiences as a lacto-v, and just accept it as the way things ae when in another culture. We vegans/vegetarians need to get off our high horses sometimes.
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