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Respond to Review of Moose's Kitchen
by fuz1987

Review: I for once found myself ambivalent about eating in a Vegan restaurant. I will start with the positives which were that the staff were nice and the location good for train and beach with a quirky décor. It is also 100% vegan and uses local in season produce all of which are big plus factors. Although very quiet when we visited it had clearly been busy as things kept falling off the limited menu. Limited actually doesn't cover the menu with five items covering three courses when we got there and 3 covering two when we left. I guess from the board that there is normally 1 soup, 1 starter of mixed dips, 2 mains and 2 deserts. So if your expecting choice this isn't the place for you. Half the courses I had were very good, the other half were mediocre/poor and my desert disappointing beyond words (chocolate cake which tasted of nothing and was dry with weak chocolate sauce). The last issue was price, even as a vegan I am still a consumer and what was provided was overpriced. Overall however if you are looking for solely Vegan cuisine or to support a Vegan enterprise this is a good option. If you want choice and value for money I suggest trying somewhere else.


Posted by MoosesKitchen on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Thanks for the review. Just a quick response to say I agree we do offer a limited choice because our menu is based around local, organic, seasonal produce so we don't have a set menu and cook fresh everyday. As a small cafe we only have time to prepare so many dishes and want to make the most of the vegetables we have, which is why we focus on salads, and have a salad plate with 4 different salads everyday, a soup of day, a dips plate with 3 different dips, and one or two hot specials. However, this also means unfortunately if it's really busy we may run out of some dishes. We based our prices on average prices charged in similar cafes in the area £4.50 for soup & bread, £7.50 for mains and £2.50 for cakes and £3.50-4.50 for desserts but as nearly 100% of our ingredients are organic and everything is made from scratch by ourselves we feel these prices are fair. But we're sorry if some of our dishes didn't come up to scratch as we've only been open a few weeks we're still learning and take on board your comments about cake as we've realised we may need to tweak a few recipes to ensure they're always as yummy and moist as we'd like them to be.
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