You don't need to be a vegetarian, a hippy, eccentric, or whatever other stereotypes attached to a place such as The Vegie Bar, to enjoy a night out here. This eatery oozes such casual charm, it has the ability to attract all types of people. You never have to worry about 'fitting in' here, you just have to worry about what meal to choose from their huge menu and specials board!
The food here is so good, it often takes me a while to go through their menu and pick something, even though I've been here countless times. If I'm stuck for choice I usually go with a safe bet; stuffed mushrooms for entrees, Mexican burrito for mains and the chocolate mud cake for dessert, topped off with a refreshing glass of sangria. Whatever your preferences are, you can be sure it will be fresh and tasty and if you're a meat eater, you won't even notice that it's all vegetarian. You can't go wrong.
Be careful with your ordering though. With the large choices and very reasonable prices, you can be tempted to go overboard with your selection. Don't do this, as once you see the generous portions, you'll have a problem on your hands with how to fit in all that good food.
It's always packed for dinner on the weekends, so there can be a wait for your meal. The staff counter this with friendly service and are very accommodating to your requirements; on a very crowded Saturday night, our waitress was able to move us from a shared table to a more intimate location.
If I could only kidnap one of the chefs from this place, I would have no problem turning vegetarian! I am still working my way through the menu, but so far am very impressed with the tagine, the burrito, and the roti and tofu wraps. Next on my list: the duo curry, the lentil burger, and the flourless chocolate cake (I have heard surprisingly good things about that cake).
By Laura Woollett - senior reviewer Sunday, 13th of February @ 07:24 am