Beast Eatery, Dublin's first vegan diner and takeaway, has opened on Victoria Quay in Dublin 8, with padron peppers, garlic cheese fries and banoffee milkshakes on the menu. From the couple behind vegan meat alternative producers, Moodley Manor, Beast is aiming to give vegans in Dublin "a cool new place to hang out and eat great food".
Moodley Manor was started by couple Aisling Mooney and Gavyn Pedley (hence Moo-dley) five years ago to supply meat alternatives like badass bacon and boss burgers (both made from wheat protein) to the vegan market in Ireland. Their products are in health and specialised food shops around the country, and they've also been going around the country with their food truck, popping up at events, festivals and markets. They were looking for a production facility when they came across the new premises on Victoria Quay, which was previously a takeaway of the non-vegan kind.
Pitched as a diner, takeaway is expected to be a big part of the business, and with a menu including harissa fries, onion rings with garlic dip and the "Monster burger", we would bet this is where you'll be able to find Dublin's hungover vegans for the foreseeable future.
41 Victoria Quay, Dublin 8
Wed 12:00 - 15:00, Thu - Sat 12:00 - 22:00, Sun 11:00 - 20:00.