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by katieleej

Review: This was the first vegan eatery I went to when I first went vegan 3 years ago. The atmosphere was average with dying plants in the corners, but the Jamaican red bean stew (takeaway) was amazing. Went back last night with the family and was so disappointed. Was hopeful when I saw the new cushy bench seats, but there was no-one else in there, no music, no plants (dead or alive) and a bored looking girl visible in the kitchen sitting on the bench. Service was uninspired (I believe it was the same guy who served me 3yrs ago). My 4y/o son had the veggie bake and a samosa - both were very spicy and the veggie bake was overloaded with oregano. He usually eats anything but left most on the plate. My husband ate the 'soy fish' and a salad and said both were rather bland. I had the veggie burger which was the sloppiest burger I've ever eaten. It was caked in sickly-sweet relish and the burger tasted like it came from a supermarket. Uninspired. We all shared their vanilla cupcake for dessert and it was HORRIBLE!! Worst cupcake I've ever eaten, vegan or otherwise! It was rock hard, had chunks of mixture in it that obviously hadn't been mixed properly, and the icing was a lovely soft consistency but tasted FOUL. Like a sickly-sweet fake icing from a tin. Will NOT be giving them a 3rd chance. So unfortunate for a vegan restaurant - it gives vegan food a bad name!

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