New note 11.02.2012: Passing here today we noticed that this restaurant is once again offering a “veggie option”. It seems like they can’t decide whether they can or can’t cook one meal without meat.
Note 04.01.2012: Dublin Reviewer passed by the window here yesterday and spotted that indications of vegetarian possibilities have disappeared from the displayed menu altogether. So have the warnings about shotgun shrapnel being left in the wild game.
Juice, which claimed to be Dublin’s only sit down vegetarian restaurant, has closed their (unfriendly) doors for good. In its place is San Lorenzo, a restaurant which may disappoint, many, if not all vegans and vegetarians. The menu displayed in the window does not include any vegetarian or vegan meals. In fact, a note at the bottom of the menu states “Vegetarian options available — please ask server”. This reviewer can only suppose that the chef does not take enough, if any, pride/interest in the vegetarian options — why else would he/she hide them from public view? Another note on the menu says that that wild game “may contain shot”. One can only imagine that they do not welcome the vegetarian or vegan euro here. Perhaps they should learn from the mistake of the short-lived Le Cafe des Irlandais which was located directly opposite — they did not cater to vegetarians at all when they opened. Perhaps they also could learn from the longer-lived Juice, whose principle mistake was having a surly and dismissive attitude towards potential customers. This reviewer sees no reason to cross the threshold of San Lorenzo.