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“Devout carnivore converted....well almost”
Review of Beggars' Banquet Cafe - CLOSED

Beggars' Banquet Cafe
Price range: US$5 - US$16
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated in a beautiful location just off Shaftesbury High Street in lovely Dorset the cafe serves delicious world and home vegetarian cuisine, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies & shakes, organic coffee & tea, homemade gluten free cakes, fine wines and cocktails. We bake our own spelt wheat bread, cakes, brownies and flapjacks. The menu offers food for vegan, gluten and dairy free diets and also caters for children. The walls of the old stable premises are adorned with rare & vintage vinyl which is also for sale. We have recently turned our function room into a fully stocked bar - onThursday, Friday and Saturday evenings we are open serving cocktails & carefully selected wines & beers, & we host regular live music nights as well as themed food evenings. Enjoy sitting by the bespoke log fire on a chilly night, or when it's sunny you can soak up the rays in our courtyard. At Beggars' Banquet it is our intention to serve delicious wholesome food in a relaxed atmosphere, where people can meet and greet, find out what's happening locally or just chill out and spend valuable solo time.
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I do love meat and like most sad carnivores I don’t really think a meal is a meal unless it put a fight up for its life at some point. However, I’ve been to this place a few times now and now and really like it. The restaurant itself is really small with only several tables inside but outside seating as well.
The menu is short but they do have specials that they put on as well including soups, curries and various snacks. The last time i went i had a burger with a really lovely interesting salad, a food dish that i avoid through its shear normally tedious nature. I had this with a mango lasi that was truly delicious and i could have done with a few more. And best of all, the place is cheap.
The place itself, even without the food, is worth a visit with its great music and live shows, I think every week. Although where they actually put them in such a small place still confuses me.

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Thank Allan101
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74 - 78 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 14 July 2013

The food here was good and it's in a nice location but we did not feel particularly welcome and also felt a bit of an inconvenience to the staff. There are friendlier places to eat so wouldn't rush back.

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Thank albiejnr
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

The packed tables in the courtyard drew us in, and rightly so. This was a great lunchtime experience, delicious menu, fab, friendly, service and a beautiful, quirky venue with vinyl for sale and lovely decor. The food was fresh, healthy, tasty and very reasonably priced. Just awesome.

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Thank Bristolcitygirl
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Excellent quirky vegetarian restaurant in Shaftesbury centre - good value for money and nice service

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Thank AELFRIC987
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Very friendly, just went for coffee but were given some complementary cakes between us. Coffee not fantastic, but nice atmosphere and cakes delicious.

Thank Elizabeth C
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