Sova Vegan Butcher

  • Vegan Vegan
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51 Pleasants St, Portobello, Dublin, Ireland

Formerly a pop-up; opened its storefront here in Jul 2016. Open Wed-Sat 12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Western, Catering

71 Reviews

First Review by betty bourke

Holy Wow! - Edit

After being disappointed in the lack of vegan options at Tang, I walked here and was immediately elated. They were quite busy with the Sunday Brunch rush but still managed to get me a table quickly. The menu had about 8 brunch options available but I opted for the Irish Breakfast that had veggie sausage, bacon, beans, steamed spinach & a tofu scramble. It was quite large and very good. It was a pricey brunch but for the convenience of the entire menu being vegan and the high quality, I would still recommend it highly. I ate there at about 2pm and ended up skipping dinner as I was still pretty full.

Pros: All Vegan Options!, High Quality, Good Service

Cons: Pricey (but worth it if you can swing it)

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Amazing!! - Edit

This was my favorite place in all of Dublin! My girlfriend and I had just come from Rome, Italy and we ate at a few different vegan restaurants and nothing topped the vegan breakfast that was served here. I had the Irish breakfast and it was a veg generous portion and everything was so delicious, I didn’t want it to ever be over. The cappuccinos were delicious as well and the staff was extremely friendly. Make sure you call ahead or get there early because they get jam packed. We showed up at the perfect time, at noon and their books were completely closed for 2pm. They have nice decor and 2 floors for seating.

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Delicious Vegan Irish Breakfast and more - Edit

Sova Vegan Butcher was the last vegi restaurant that we visited on our trip to Ireland, and was perhaps the best.

I had the Irish breakfast, which was a beautifully plated assortment of classic Irish breakfast dishes including sausage, streakey bacon, black pudding, scrambled "eggs" (tofu), spinach and more. All dishes were very flavorful, especially the streakey bacon. The sausage was a bit dry.

We also had Pulled Porc Pap, which was a nice dish comprised of mushrooms and soy steaks served on a bun. We weren't familiar with soy steak, which is similar to seitan but made from soy and not wheat.

Overall, the food was delicious although slow to arrive. We were seated near the kitchen and could see that they were working hard. And each dish was assembled from multiple components that were being prepared fresh, so the wait was worth it.

Location wise Sova is a bit away from the town center, but not too far either. Definitely worth a trip!

Pros: Tasty food, Vegan

Cons: Busy, reservations recommended

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Creative food - Edit

Best vegan restaurant in Dublin. I've been tasting their innovations way before they opened the restaurant (when they used to work as pop up) and have never been disappointed. The restaurant is cozy, the staff is very friendly and the food is like nothing else I've ever had around Dublin. Love it.

Pros: Creative, Very tasty, Affordable

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Exceeded my expectations! - Edit

This was top of my list of places to visit in Dublin, and it didn't disappoint! The menu is quite creative, and it's really difficult to narrow it down and decide what to have. We paid about €25 for three courses and were very satisfied. The scallops were an amazing starter, the chicken was lovely, the schnitzel was nothing at all like I imagined (almost a work of art!), and the chocolate avocado mousse was a fantastic dessert.

We returned for Saturday brunch - the mac and cheese was comforting and creamy, and the Irish breakfast was sensational! I wish we could have eaten more!

Service was wonderful, and it's a lovely little space with interesting art too.

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worth the trip from NY - Edit

Favorite place to eat in Ireland. Generous and deelish!

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Excellent food and pleasant staff - Edit

Had the seitan Dönner. It was excellent.

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Best Vegan Restaurant - Edit

I have travelled around and can say that Sova is the best Vegan restaurant I've been to. Delicious, cozy, with a menu that changes once and a while. I love the way they transform fancy meat dishes into vegan food. And desserts are also amazing!

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly Staff

Cons: Not the cheapest, They close from 3pm to 5pm

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amazing - Edit

Fresh and delicious food. Best in Dublin!

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Heaven - Edit

Send everyone here. No matter their dietary choice they need to eat at Sova and either become a convert immediately or give places like this their hard earned money to do more. Best meal in Ireland by far. That’s not to say we didn’t love other things we ate but this is on another level. WISH we had food this good back home :(

Pros: Kabob. All day and twice on Sunday.

Cons: Not possible to have one.

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LOVE IT!!! - Edit

Went to eat lunch with a non-vegan friend and we were both blown away!! So much so that he wanted to go back for dinner! We had the doner, tacos, pancakes, Irish bfast, green juice, PB smoothie and coffee. Everything was delicious!! If this place was anywhere near my house, I would probably eat here several times a week. Although it's not necessary, I recommend making a reservation for bfast on the weekend.

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Amazing food! - Edit

Recommended by a friend and thoroughly enjoyed, not had vegan food so good before! A must try in Dublin

Pros: all vegan, amazing quality, BYOB

Cons: smallish restaurant so book in!

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Best vegan food - Edit

We went here on a Thursday night to find the restaurant crowded. Luckily they could still offer us a table. We decided on the three course dinner and it was truly amazing. Very filling. Definitely the best vegan food I have ever tried. The people were very friendly.

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Vegan Deliciousness - Edit

Took ages to choose from the menu as all sounded amazing so we will have to come back tomorrow to try some more dishes!

Pros: Great Options • Everything Made On-Site • Vegan Fo

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Fully vegan menu, high quality food - Edit

This is one of my regular spots in Dublin. The food is fantastic and pretty reasonably priced considering that it's in Dublin and you leave stuffed. Brunch on a Sunday is great too.

Pros: Fully vegan, Confortable, Delicious

Cons: May have to book

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fantastic place - Edit

Vegan cuisine! Food that is made for vegans to enjoy not just 'happens to be vegan' the Best Gnocchi and chia burgers :) yum yum
So delicious, lots of choice and reasonable prices.

Pros: all vegan , lovely atmosphere, friendly service

Cons: none

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so yummy - Edit

The menu is limited but everybody can find a pere t suited taste to their own desire. I can appreciate the lesser options because less is more when it comes to this taste. The food is so so delicious! Definitely got to go!

Pros: sensational flavours

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definitely recommend ! - Edit

Just of the Main Street with lots of busy pubs and bars. Great atmosphere inside. Everything on the menu looked delicious but we went for the potato gnocchi and the steak, would recommend both ! We also had the chocolate avocado mousse for dessert which was heavenly.

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delish! - Edit

We visited Sova today (Thursday) and found it to be absolutely amazing!
Each of us took a 3-course menu (25€).
The ingredients were fresh and the taste was delicate!
The service stuff was super-friendly!

Cons: I think you have to make a reservation

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Absolutely amazing - Edit

Cute little location, simply decorated with Vegan art has great juices, delicious food and good service and good value too!
Best spot for Vegan food in Dublin

Pros: 100% Vegan

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Incredible food! - Edit

I adore this restaurant, any time I am home I'll make a trip here. Seriously high level of food, always a varied menu with lots of incredible options to choose from. So fresh! Food magic!
All my friends I've brought here vegan or non vegan all love and appreciate the food. Absolutely highly recommend, go forth and feast 🙌🏽🌱

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Delicious - Edit

This place is fanatic in every sense of the word. Fantastic food, wine selection and waiting staff. The seitan stake was soft and deliciously! It’s rather expensive but well worth the price. Definitely visit it when you are in the city

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This place is crazy!!!!! - Edit

Everything is 5 stars. Food, drinks, service. Thank you Sova!!!!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Awesome! - Edit

Unfortunately I only made it once to Sova. I ate the burger and the cheesecake, both delicious and big. Definitely worth the price. I'll probably come back to Dublin just to try the rest of the menu. The staff was very sweet as well. Great place!

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Tasty food - Edit

The food is great, really tasty.
Generous quantity of food.
Deserts were awesome, very elaborate.

On the counter side it is always very full, so, it is hard to get a table expecially if you are in a large group. Also, maybe because of that, the service is slow.

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Excellent food! - Edit

I wish this place was near me - I'd be here all the time! We had a short trip to Dublin so we didn't have much time and went to Sova on a Sunday for brunch. I had apple cinnamon pancakes and my husband had gnocchi. Both were excellent and portions were huge. For dessert we had chocolate mousse which was dark and rich.

Every single dish they brought from the kitchen for other tables we looked at and salivated. Everything looked excellent.

We wished we were in Dublin longer so we could have tried more from their menu.

The place is small and seating is limited. I would recommend reservations.

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Amazing experience - Edit

I LOVED this place!! All vegan is always good :) Very friendly staff, minimalist interior, focus on (fantastic) food. The seitan was delicious (best vegan kebap I've ever had), huge portions. The pancakes my non-vegan friend had were really nice too! Burgers looked amazing. Favourite restaurant in Dublin so far.

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