Respond to Review of CLOSED: Orchard
Review: I would not like to write a negative review of a vegetarian or vegan restaurant or cafe, and I am not about to start now. However, one comment I will make is that having looked at the food available in Orchard cafe, the reason that I have not eaten here, (apart from ordering a soft drink), is for the same reason that I have never eaten at Orchard's sister restaurant Vanilla Black which is situated nearby....the owners do not place any importance in providing a reasonable amount of menu options for vegans. Why that is, well, I can only speculate, but you would think that given Vanilla Black has not been supported by vegans since it opened a few years ago, (because of a perceived nonchalance towards providing vegan options on the menu for vegan diners), that the owners would not make the same mistake when they opened Orchard recently. Sadly they have not made the connection that to be supported by vegans, they have to provide decent vegan options, (or maybe they have and cannot be bothered), but either way, as much as I would like to eat food at Orchard and Vanilla Black, if my local pub provides vegan options on the menu and these two businesses do not, then I am going to prefer to support my own local pub rather than Orchard or Vanilla Black unfortunately. One does wonder why the previous reviewer includes 'vegan' in his/her review...I would be interested to know what actual vegan food was sampled.