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“Excellent vegan fayre”
Review of Giros

Giros
Ranked #630 of 1,202 Restaurants in Belfast
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Excellent vegan fayre, laid back atmosphere, unpretentious food, great carry out discos at night (Warzone), a Belfast institution.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love how they hold special evenings eg every wed night. You eat and leave a donation. Great place to come together, friendly, If you are new to the city. GOOO

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1  Thank BelfastButterfly88
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Giro's has a rotating menu of vegan food cooked by volunteers - they are open on Wednesday's and some other days through the week. The food is fabulous, desserts are available (if you're quick) and the customers are so friendly. Seating is shared canteen style tables so you can find yourself chatting with all sorts of folks. Children and dogs are welcome - there is now a monthly vegan bake sale which seems particularly geared towards welcoming parents and kids. The café is up a set of stairs so may be difficult for some to access unfortunately. One of the best things about Giro's is the pay what you can system, that way everyone can come and enjoy a healthy vegan dinner without having to worry about the costs!

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1  Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Giro's Cafe has been in existence for many years having been located in a few different buildings. However, it's currently within 'The Centre' (aka The Warzone Centre), Unit 9 Bruce House, Little Victoria Street, Belfast. This Vegan and Vegetarian Cafe is run completely by unpaid volunteers, hence the opening times can be irregular. However, those who run it do so with a love and passion for promoting the Vegan lifestyle and food served here is mouth-wateringly delicious.

I've visited Giro's on a couple of occasions to attend events run by 'Plant Based Living' the non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting healthy plant based diets. I was amazed by the food each time. On my first visit I sampled a warming, hearty winter stew served with crusty bread. My second visit (yesterday 26.01.2016) was for a cookery demonstration by chef Kim Close. The main theme of this demonstration being Vegan cheese. Kim showed us how to make our own cashew cheese from scratch which was surprisingly simple and startlingly delicious! Said 'cheese' was then flavoured and we tasted the resulting savoury cream cheese with garlic and sun dried tomatoes on crackers. Even unflavoured the cashew cheese was tangy and exquisite. Dessert was a fresh ginger, lime and blueberry cashew cheese cake! Everything was fresh, tasty and delectable and all attendees at the event were delighted. The food was polished off in no time!

At yesterday's Vegan Event I heard Giro's Café will next be open on Wednesday 24th February 2016 at 7pm. It's a relaxed, no need to book in advance and casual affair. Food will be a warming pot of something which will be decided closer to to the time and everyone's welcome. It's BYOB and in line with the Warzone Collectives DIY Anarchist roots you can re-arrange the tables to suit yourself and your dinning companions, bring a book and read, study, sketch, chat with friends or just chill and eat. Plus as Giro's is always on the lookout for volunteers you can also feel free to chip in and help out with the cooking or washing up if you so fancy it!

Food is exceptionally cheap for such high quality, being in the region of 50p for a coffee, £3 for a main and £1 for a cupcake. Unrivalled value in this day and age! The best way to keep track of Giro's Café opening hours and events is to like and follow their Facebook page.

2  Thank CiaraSlevin
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Had the bean burger in giros and then had one in the malmaison the next day, giros blew it out of the water! Love Giros, love it's ethos!

2  Thank KernanJJ
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