a shadow of its former self
Posted on 09 / 10 / 2012
The Forest used to be an icon in west end. Amazing all vegan gourmet delights at a very reasonable price. The was character and culture abundant, the music was hip, the art was loved, and best of all the food was sensational. It was never huge on size or the biggest serves, but oh my it was worth the visit for something special on your vegan diet - often to the sounds and flavours of the local bohemian fusion.
With gentrification came the loss of oh so much soul. Sure the place looks tidy. But it's slowly devolving into a pretty typical indian veg restaurant. Nothing really wrong with that, but there's thousands of them and they all seem pretty much the same. No longer a centrepiece of locale love, it feels a little cold and deserted.
The food now is nothing special, chefs have been replaced by cooks, salads replaced by grated vegetables, and the hotbox filled with soggy ol' slop. The food now is totally unimaginative. I might be sledging the place out, but you would too if you knew what brisbane has lost.. WHHHYYYYYY????????????
Still, go there if you stuck for options. it's edible. just dont get yer hopes up..
veg, free water, friendly enough
slop, slop, slop