# Centre vertically rotated text in table

So far I've a table with rotated text but it's appearing at the very top as you can see. I want the text in column 1 to be vertically centred in it's cell. The code I have is below.

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\begin{table*}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{cll}
\toprule
\midrule
\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{\shortstack[l]{Foo\\ Bar}}
&
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.4\linewidth}
\lipsum[34]
\end{minipage}
&
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.4\linewidth}
\lipsum[34]
\end{minipage}
\\
\end{tabular}
\end{table*}

\end{document}


EDIT: The vertical text also added extra space in all columns too, how do I remove that?

Try with column type m{...} from array package:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}

\usepackage{array,booktabs}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\begin{table*}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{c*{2}{m{0.4\linewidth}}}
\toprule

With use of m{...} column types for second and third column, you not need minipages for multi line cells in table.