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About Sova Food Vegan Butcher

Our aim is to promote vegan food prepared according to our own delicious and unique style. We put great care in composing vegetarian and vegan dishes that taste excellent while providing all the essential nutrients with the benefit for your body and soul. Tasty, Healthy, Happy, Sexy!

51 Pleasants Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D08 EF24
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vegan, European

Hours of operation:
Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
€31 to €50

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
085 727 7509

Website:
http://www.facebook.com/SovaVeganButcher/

Public Transport:
Dublin City South, Camden Street

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sova Food Vegan Butcher Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.8

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.8

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 19 November 2017

One of the best vegan restaurants I’ve been to! Loved it! Wish I had time to try the entire menu! Food was amazing!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

I honestly could not have enjoyed my meal here any more. I had the schnitzel which was probably the best meal I've had all year, and my partner had the steak which tasted stunning. The wait staff were great and friendly all evening, and despite being quite busy always found time for us! I absolutely would go again in a heartbeat, and plan on eating there every time I'm in Dublin now. That schnitzel was honestly divine, mouthwatering just thinking about it!

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Very clever and extremely tasty vegan food. The only quibble is that the place is a bit cramped and the chairs not very comfortable. Sometimes vegan restaurants seems to cultivate an austerity of comfort that I don't quite understand. However, the food is good enough to return, and we will, again and again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Had a great dinner! We ordered the schnitzel and burger. Both were great. If we lived in Dublin we’d be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 1 November 2017

Just amazing food and friendly staff. I visited for the first time in the summer and was so impressed that when I found out I was going to visit Dublin on business I made sure I stayed nearby Sova so that I could eat there both days, even though the hotel was a 50 minute walk away from the conference centre. I tried two different starters and two different mains but would find out really difficult to pick a favourite. They were all amazing. I will visit Dublin again just to go to Sova.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Once again, I enjoyed delicious food and my carnivore friend really enjoyed hers too, though I think she was not expecting to! [Sadly also once again I forgot to get the little card stamped when paying - I always carry it and invariably forget to use it.]
I could see right in to the kitchen and I kept telling my friend to look around, just to see the care and attention lavished on each and every dish of food as it was being prepared. I wish I hadn't had the cauliflower soup even though I loved it - I loved it so much I had to finish every last mouthful even though I knew I'd never be able for the (wonderful, so tasty) Chia Burger that followed. I think my friend's arancini and stuffed pork would have been a better choice, purely because the arancini was a smaller portion. But I can choose something else next time. Because there'll definitely be next times!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 October 2017

We went for our anniversary dinner and had a great time, lovely place and delicious food!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 25 October 2017

Great restaurant with absolutely delicious food. Great for vegans and non-vegans alike. Just good incredible food. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 20 October 2017

First time here after reading rave reviews, it did not disappoint. The food is delicious, would highly recommend the scallops for a starter (the black pudding is scarily like the real thing). Would come back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy
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Food5
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Best veggie food in Dublin. I've brought meat eaters here and they've returned on their own. Staff are super friendly too

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 12 October 2017

It was our first time. The food and the service was outstanding. Thank you so much for the night.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Cambridge)·Dined on 11 October 2017

I had an amazing dinner with a vegan friend for her birthday. As a non-vegan, I thought I would be a nice venue for her birthday event and had read the excellent reviews, so was excited to try it. The food, service and ambience lived up to all expectations! I got the black olive arancini and was so impressed with its flavour. The schnitzel for the main course was so divine - I would have preferred to eat that than actual meat! The chocolate mousse dessert was decadent and gorgeous. The staff even wrote happy birthday on my friend's desset plate, which really topped off the night!

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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 8 October 2017

Excellent choice of options that would intrigue even the most committed of omnivores. Really creative cuisine, great service. Super groovy music policy too. I'll def be back.

Tags: People Watching
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on 4 October 2017

I had the seitan steak and my date had the gnocchi, both of which I'd had previously. Both were devoured quite quickly. So delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

A fantastic creative vegan menu. Wonderful service and excellent value for money.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Casual, Great for Brunch, Healthy
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Food5
Ambience4
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

This was my second time here - the first was for a Sunday lunch, and this for an evening dinner with a friend.

The food is simply phenomenal. Some of the most delicious meals I've ever had, vegan or not. And the way they replicate the textures and sensations of typically non-vegan dishes is done jobs of magic; definitely unlike anything I've had anywhere else.

The staff are all incredibly welcoming and friendly, and easy to chat to. The place has a bit of a "hip" feel to it, but in a good way - again, warm staff, and the music isn't too loud but does tend to be really good - a lot of old pop songs during my most recent visit.

Oh, and the wine is amazing! We had a bottle of Spanish red, and it was deliciously light and easy to drink along with our meals.

I could go on and on, but honestly, if you're at all interested, give this place a try! Even if you're not vegan, or even vegetarian, you will not regret it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food5
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vip
 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 September 2017

First time there for brunch (only had dinner there before), and once again, the food and options were great. We will definitely be back for brunch!

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Food5
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

The food was amazing and the service exceptionally good! One of the best places we’ve been to in Dublin so far and we we’ll definitely be back soon. Absolute MUST when in Dublin!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 21 September 2017

The food here is amazing!!! Loved it all. The staff are friendly, very helpful and happy. One of the best meals I’ve had or maybe the best meal ever!!!! Very much recommend going here. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vegan, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 14 September 2017

Great location, cool atmosphere and interesting concept. The staff are very friendly and informative, coffees are great and it's BYO, which makes it excellent value for a night out. I absolutely loved my starter; an arancini ball with roasted red pepper sauce, but was less enthusiastic about my main (the chia burger). I found it overwhelmingly huge, and quite heavy and under-seasoned. I also thought the cheesecake was much too big and stodgy. However, I did suffer from food envy as some of my fellow diners ordered the chocolate mousse which they said was devine. Overall, I nice new place on the Dublin food scene and I will be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

We waited a bit to receive the food, but I am sure there was a problem in the kitchen...
Overall a really good experience. I'll definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Vegan, Healthy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 27 August 2017

Food is always amazing at sova. The service can sometimes be a bit too relaxed (asked for tea, had to ask again, asked for extra ketchup, never arrived and meals weren't checked up on). The food is so good this hasn't detered me from re-visiting :-) but extra training for the wait staff or maybe smaller sections for each to wait on would be good. I saw that there were two waiters and they were serving the whole restaurant between them. Maybe break it down so one does upstairs and the other does downstairs this way each waiter knows what's happening in their own section - this is coming from experience of working in bewleys cafe on grafton st :-) thank you for the wonderful food

Tags: People Watching, Vegan, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Healthy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Fantastic service and outstanding food. Fully booked and with good reason. If you're vegan, or even if you're not, this is creative cooking at its best. Thanks to all the staff we had a very memorable meal on a special anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Vegan
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Food4
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Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 August 2017

The menu is varied, colourful, creative, original and mouth-watering, leaving you with the classic "Hmmm, which will I choose?" dilemma. And yet all dishes are vegan--not a single animal product in sight. Presentation of food is first class, of a kind found only in the best restaurants, and service is quick, efficient and personable. Prices are more than reasonable, and excellent when compared with typical restaurant prices in Dublin. Since my last visit, the restaurant has added a selection of white and red wines (four of each, available by the glass or bottle, and all organic) and as it approaches one year in existence in its current location, it looks to be establishing itself very well (bookings are required for evening sittings, even early ones). Very much one-of-a-kind and a great example of what can be accomplished in terms of varied, tasty and nutritious food without the culinary 'cheating' of using animal products.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Organic, Gluten Free Options
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 August 2017

Really lovely restaurant with great food and great attentive staff

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Worth the Drive
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Food5
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Service5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Guys, seriously! The best food I've ever tasted. When I tried the doner kebab I nearly wept with delight. I'll be eating here all the time, I might even move in permanently.

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Food5
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

My husband and I went for our anniversary and we loved this restaurant. My husband loved it and he's a meat eater. The food was amazing, i've been vegetarian for 30+ years and it's finally nice to get a vegetarian restaurant where everything is cooked and prepared on the premises and tastes so good. I'm already planning my next visit. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

The Vegan Butcher serves by far the best mock meat I've eaten since ever, featuring excellent taste and superb texture! We liked it so much, we returned the next after. The menu items we had were delicious and lovely creative creations. Furthermore, the staff was very friendly and awesome in creating a great atmosphere and spreading good vibes! Next time we're in Dublin, we'll definitely come back here!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Healthy
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Food5
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

I love this place and I don't know why I don't get on a bus and cross the Liffey more often - I enjoy it so very much when I do make it out here. The food is wonderful --- beautifully presented, imaginative, creative and delicious. I was given a seat by the window because it's always full but I couldn't manage to climb the stairs. It's such a change to be in a restaurant where vegan food is so thoughtfully prepared. And even the carnivore present loves the food and the whole atmosphere here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

This was my first time here but my boyfriend had been many times and it was his birthday so I decided to take him. I'm quite picky with what I eat and don't eat a lot of foods so wasn't sure I'd be able to find something I'd like but I was pleasantly surprised. We ordered different items off the menu and shared everything and all plates were cleared and belly's full! I asked in advance for them to put a candle on the dessert we ordered and the owner brought it out and sang happy birthday :D

This is a vegan restaurant but will satisfy anyone and is a great example of how tastes and textures can be satisfied without the need of harming our health, the environment and of course sentient animals.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation
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Food5
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Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Fantastic food all around. Brunch was delist, I'm Vegan and so happy to have such a great place to go to now and know that they care and you can trust the food is prepared in a proper way and environment.
The pulled Porc sandwich was out of this world, it's the first time I have tried seitan.

Thank you and I'm bringing my family back this weekend, my wife and 3 children.They too are a Vegan, I have spread the word at work to all as well.
Keep up the great work, and don't change the prices, there just right.
See you then👌👍

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Organic, Healthy, Fun
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

Best brunch in Dublin. I had the Irish Breakfast which was sooo tasty. I was stuffed after it. Great value for money. But couldn't resist sharing the pancakes after which were amazing. Dreaming of my next brunch date at Sova Vegan Butcher

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 19 July 2017

Excellent food. Superb attention to detail. Extremely creative with an amazing use of flavours. The only thing I would suggest is to offer perhaps a wider range of non-alcoholic drinks other than juices/smoothies. Perhaps a non-alcoholic beer or cocktail?

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 5 July 2017

Amazing food and wonderful service. Cannot fault it. There was a buzzing atmosphere on a Wednesday evening, I would definitely book a table in advance to ensure you get in. Need more vegan restaurants like this in Dublin ❤️

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Vegan
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Fabulous food and service, the only issue was that there was no facility to tip when paying with card!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 June 2017

Excellent food and very friendly service. Informal and laid back venue. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Quick Bite, Fun, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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