Thanks to some fellow happycow reviewers, I chose not to order any water, which rendered my bill relatively low, at least for these kinds of standards. However, it was sad that, despite the fact that I booked two days earlier and mentioned being vegan, only ONE single dish in each category could be made completely cruelty-free. I've gone through the reviews below and it seems like those who were stoked were for the most part veggies, vegans though may well have a different experience. Mine started with an only ok starter, continued with a solid main course, and ended with a phenomenal dessert (though they could easily have put some syrup in place for honey, for extra moisture. Can a gourmet not come up with that?)
I felt that staff maybe realised they were not going to make a ton of money off me, and while they were correct, they didn't seem genuinely interested either in me as a customer.
All in all, it was a good experience, but I had much better value for my money during lunch at Sala. Try it!