Alternative place down by the docks
Posted on 08 / 17 / 2012
If you've checked out this place on Google Streetview then you'll be forgiven for concluding that it doesn't exist - the address doesn't show anything resembling a restaurant, just sparse docklands. But I can assure you that it does exist - it's around the back - and it's quite nice.
We called to make reservations (as instructed to on here) and turned up at 8pm to find the place full of people dining. At first, we were ignored by the staff, which we found off-putting. There we were, two confused foreigners in a restaurant in a strange location, where the usual restaurant system doesn't apply, and we had to wait for several minutes to get someone's attention and ask how it all works. Essentially, you place your order at the bar (there's only one set meal anyway) and then sit down, and they bring it to you, except drinks (which you collect yourself).
The range of drinks on offer was good, including coffee, hot chocolate and juices, and everything is guaranteed vegan. The food was very nice - soup for starter, a seitan-filled pancake with green beans and salad for main course, chocolate and coconut pudding to finish - and the staff warmed up after their initial coolness, too.
The prices are very low - you can eat and drink like a king for ten euros per person.
The feel of the place is very alternative - informal, lots of political stuff, customers bring their dogs inside, the Clash on the stereo, etc. - so it's not a traditional restaurant, but very nice all the same. It's a bit out of the way but it's the only all-vegan place for miles so it's worth the journey out there.
all-vegan, very cheap, good food and drink
location, could be a bit confusing, only one set menu per day