Respond to Review of The Good Earth
Review: This place is a bit weird to be honest. Although I live in Leicester I've only been there once and that was enough. You go up a staircase into an enormous two-level restaurant decorated with fake wood panelling, dried flowers and cottage style decor that makes it look like something out of a 70s cookbook. Although we visited at lunchtime on a Saturday the place was dead though, with total silence and just one person eating in the corner! Given the size of the place, this made us feel a bit weird and awkward - even some music or something would have helped! The food was arranged on a canteen style counter in the corner, with hot dishes sitting on a food warmer. You just chose what you wanted from there and it wasn't cooked fresh. A girl emerged from the kitchen, but didn't seem to have a clue what was vegan or not. After she had checked we ended up with some salad and a casserole-type thing, which was extremely expensive for what we got (and weirdly came on a plate with a bit of cheap supermarket baguette and half of the biggest and most anaemic looking tomato I've ever seen). I didn't bother enquiring about dessert as we had already spent lots and didn't imagine they would have many vegan options. I got the impression that this had once been a thriving old-style vegetarian cafe, but that it needs seriously updating. In the past I would just have been happy to find somewhere serving vegan food and wouldn't have cared if it was of the stodgy, unseasoned, overpriced variety, but there are so many new places in the area experimenting with different flavours and styles of cooking that I won't be visiting this place again unless I hear they've had an overhaul of the menu.