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13 reviews of Cafe Maitreya in English
Heard so many great things about Cafe Maitreya so had we try it for ourselves and certainly was not dissapointed, the food look spectacular on the plate, which to me is part of the eating experience and the taste was devine, will not mind travelling the 53 miles again.
I ate at least a mouthful of dirt tonight.
And was served canned beans with way too much sugar and salt added.
And vegetarian meals should involved not only protein but veg too-- tiny tiny little pieces of overcooked veg. Very stingy.
Did I mention the canned beans?
And how much was I charged even after I complained? £14.
Don't bother. If you want Vegetarian and Vegan fare in Bristol head to the Watershed.
Best vegetarian restaurant in the UK? I think not. But a good quality, interesting meal. First up - delicious bread with balsamic (reduction, not just balsamic) and delicious olive oil. Then 'posh mushrooms on toast' (wild mushroom brioche) to start were nice but subtle - probably a bit too subtle for mushrooms. Then the broth - super tasty with lovely aniseedy flavours. The leaves served with everything weren't dressed at all, and I think that a dash of dressing adds to the freshness of 'leaves', and although some of the individual veggies in the broth were very tasty as organic veggies are meant to be, some didn't taste of much.
Overall, food was a bit too worthy and could have done with a dash of butter or cream here and there. Also, my request for mayo was turned down with a comment 'we don't serve mayo here' as if I'd asked for a raw slab of lamb that was still bleating.
food ok, not worth all the big fuss....
had its good awarded time definetely behind
grumpy rude chef and most horrible waitress ever
staff generally nice but too ignorant about food and wine
All and all very disappointing
no much for the love food energy...
No need going
A group of us went for lunch. I’ve heard so much about this place over the years and was looking forward to it. Maybe we were unlucky and the chef was off that day but we were all disappointed. Food was bland and there were some very dubious taste combinations. Small portions too. We really tried hard to like the food but it really wasn’t very good at all. Also very slow service and food when there were not many people in the restaurant.
The high quality, imaginative food on offer here cannot be faulted. I cannot recall a single thing I’ve eaten here that hasn’t made me go “mm-mmmh” out loud. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. After winning many accolades the restaurant still hasn’t got above itself and has continued to carry on providing fresh, innovative vegetarian food. I wanted to go the whole five stars but I bemoan their opening hours. When the cafe first opened there was a lot of hope that there would be a place to eat and drink casually at any time of the day, which has been seriously missing in Easton. But gradually opening hours have serioulsy reduced and this place is solely a night time dining affair.
I am ashamed to admit that Cafe Maitreya wasn’t on my list of 'must go to’ restaurants and when my friends suggested that we should eat there one evening I agreed to go but wasn’t overwhelmed with excitement at the prospect. I couldn’t imagine that a vegetarian restaurant would have much to offer me considering I wasn’t vegetarian. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was probably one of the loveliest meals I have ever had. Everything was so tasty and fresh and so beautifully presented. I left at the end of the meal feeling satisfied but not sluggish and stuffed like I often feel after a 'meaty’ meal. I have now re-written my 'must go to’ list thanks to my vegetarian friends!
Cafe Maitryeya has been voted as the best vegetarian restaurant in the United Kingdom. Staying true to their name, all food is locally sourced, extremely fresh and absolutely to die for. If you ever want to see the good side to veggie food, this is absolutely the place to visit.
As Neil mentions, the place books up quickly and reservations are practically compulsory. You wont be disappointed when you finally get a table, because the friendly staff, great wine and excellent atmosphere will give you and your companions a dinner to remember.
If you have a die-hard meat fan you want to show how good veggie food can be, take them here, the food is fantastic.
It is the best veggie resteraunt I have ever been too.
It’s also tucked away in a maze of back street, so get a good map.
Make sure you book though, people know exactly how good it is and it fills up quickly!
Café Maitreya has won many awards since it's opening in the lively St. Marks Rd area of Easton; voted top vegetarian restaurant by the Observer and the Vegetarian Society. Its menu presents tempting and innovative dishes using as much ethical, organic and locally produced foods as possible. Wheat and gluten free dishes are available and the staff will try to accommodate other dietary requirements with due notice. Prices are £18.50 for two courses and £21.95 for three.
I love this restaurant for its unusual ingredients that create fabulously mouth watering and modern dishes. It's thoroughly deserving of all the awards and acclaim. And the food is beautifully complimented by a selection of organic wines and beers. The staff are well informed, friendly and welcoming. Open Tuesday to Saturday evenings.
Judged to be top vegetarian restaurant in Uk Cafe Maitreya, meaning universal loving kindness, promotes an ethos of cooking its food with love and running its business ethically by supporting local growers and using organic and seasonal ingrediants.
Menu offers selection of vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free dishes with a nouveau cuisine fine attention to detail style. An example meal could be started with roast red pepper and goat's cheese followed by bavaroisaubergine, pinenut and feta moussaka and finished off with blueberry, fig and mascarpone roulade. Website offers recipes of favourite meals.
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