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“Clever concept and well worth the trip.”
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Ranked #49 of 1,052 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Clever concept and well worth the trip.”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Whenever visiting a new city I will always try and seek out a vegetarian place to eat. This was very well reviewed so we went to find it. The service style is unique, you pay for the weight of the food on your plate, based on a tariff of 1.95 euro per 100g during their 8am-11am breakfast service and then the price goes up to 2.50 euro per 100g for lunch and dinner. There was 4 of us and the average plate weight was 400g so around 10 euros for a nicely filled plate. We visited around 6pm and the restaurant was nice and busy, with a very varied customer base. The selection on offer was superb, offering plenty of cold and warm dishes (i recommend the artichokes and the quinoa with cranberries) as well as a great choice of desserts.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
380 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Lives up to its reputation”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We visited Spirit on the basis of its excellent Trip Advisor reviews and the fact that it is 100% vegetarian. We loved the self-service buffet style layout. There were so many tempting dishes to try plus four different types of soup and around 8-10 desserts. Everything was freshly cooked and well presented. It is clearly popular (and rightly so) with many people collecting takeaway as well as dining in the restaurant. Spirit is just a 10 minute walk from Rotterdam's central train station so easily accessible if you're on a day visit to the city.

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“5 stars from me!”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This restaurant deserves five stars in my mind. I am not even vegan, and I loved it! My friends are vegan and they were fascinated. We kept talking about the place for days and even went twice! Fresh food, and great taste all in one. Staff are very friendly and you pay for your food by the weight! What a novel idea! Makes a lot of sense , such a great idea. Vegan food at its best ! And even vegan cupcakes and cakes. We really were spoiled! Flavour and taste dont get much better than this little place. Go and be happy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Enschede, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Love it, veggie heaven”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I am truly sad I don't live anywhere near Rotterdam, because I would be a regular customer here if I did. What an amazing place! All food is biological and vegetarian, home-cooked and delicious. Buffet-style restaurant (also take-away). You pay for the weight of the food you pile onto your plate. Lots of variety and choice, soups, salads, deep fries, desserts etc. Each dish has all ingredients listed, so gluten, sugar and lactose-free options are easily found. A true inspiration for the homecook who wants to try some new vegetarian/vegan dishes. I love it!

  • Visited August 2013
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destelbergen
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“super!”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

A lot of vegan options, fresh, special, even vegan cakes & cupcakes, yummie!
Next door bioshop, yoga, etc...called "Green Passage"
Coming back soon!

Visited August 2013
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