“Meat Free Mondays is a great idea. But if Mr McCartney and co try to initiate Chocolate Free Tuesdays I shall leave Britain.”
Matt Lucas is a comedian, actor and screenwriter, best known for his work in the television show Little Britain with David Walliams. Watch a video message from Matt Lucas here.
“Since opening our doors in June 2014, we have been gaining a reputation for our innovative and tasty vegetarian options so we see joining Meat Free Monday as a natural move for us. We just want to celebrate the amazing things our chefs do with the humble vegetable!” – James Bates
James Bates, along with Thomas White and Dominic Jones, are the three directors/co-founders of Maray, an independent small plate and cocktail restaurant located at the top of Liverpool’s bustling Bold Street. Maray puts sustainability and provenance at the heart of everything they do. Each Monday they offer diners the opportunity to select any four vegan or vegetarian small plates to share for £20, including weekly Meat Free Monday specials.
“We are proud to support Meat Free Monday and their brilliant initiative to engage and raise awareness of this important issue. For our health, our environment and our future, it is an exciting time of changing consciousness. All our products are vegan, not to mention incredibly delicious!” – Tina Michelucci
Tina Michelucci is co-founder of Sweet Freedom which produces Great Taste Award winning 100% natural Fruit Syrups, and a bestselling Choc Shot range of liquid hot chocolate, which you can now find in all supermarkets, Holland & Barrett and health food stores nationally. Visit their website for healthy meat free recipes.
“We want to change peoples’ perceptions of what a great British pie should be and encourage pie-eaters everywhere to give vegetarian pies a try. We used British Pie Week (7 to 13 March 2016) to launch a brand new addition to our vegetarian pie range and to launch the Meat Free Monday campaign in our restaurants.” – Jon Simon
Jon Simon founded Pieminister with his brother-in-law Tristan Hogg. The company makes award-winning pies using responsibly-sourced British ingredients. A brand new meat free pie was created to lead Pieminister’s British Pie Week 2016 celebrations. The new pie – the Saag Pie-neer – joined the company’s growing range of Vegetarian Society Approved pies and is now a bestseller in Pieminister’s restaurants and in Waitrose.
“We all want to do our bit to help preserve the planet for future generations and Meat Free Monday makes it so simple and easy to do that!”
Emma Thompson is an award winning actress, comedian, screenwriter and author. Most famously she has starred in films such as Sense and Sensibility, Much Ado About Nothing and Nanny McPhee.
“Try it, you might like it… and the planet definitely will appreciate it.”
Woody Harrelson is an award-winning actor who has appeared in films including White Men Can’t Jump, Kingpin, Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt.
“I’m proud to support the Meat Free Monday campaign. I’ve been a vegetarian for 20 years and think this is a brilliant and simple way to turn people on to the idea, even as a once-a-week experiment, and promote good health and the environmental benefits of vegetarian life at the same time.”
Laura Bailey is one of Britain’s leading models, the face of Jaguar and also works as a writer.
“Mojo Box’s vision is to inspire people to go meat free without feeling like they’re missing out, which is why we strive to deliver tasty and exciting meals that limit our environmental impact, and what better place to start than Mondays!”
Mojo Box is a start-up business which delivers nutritious and flavoursome bento-style lunch boxes and platters to offices in London. As well as being meat free, Mojo Box uses recycled and/or recyclable packaging, and delivers its food by bicycle whenever possible, in order to limit its carbon footprint.
The Tatami Room
“We are always trying to offer more healthy options for our clients, and have come to the decision that one day a week without meat or fish is the healthiest option we can offer.” – Jason Rowles
Jason Rowles and Hugo Lonsdale are the owners of The Tatami Room, a sushi and ramen restaurant in the heart of Barcelona, opened in 2010. Following a hugely successful vegetarian/vegan ramen day in July 2016, clients requested more similar events and the restaurant is now meat free every Monday.
The Sparrowhawk Pub
“Meat Free Monday what a great idea! So easy to put into practice. Kinder to our bodies and to the planet. By supporting Meat Free Monday we hope to help people find it even easier to take part in in this fantastic initiative.” – Robin Priestley and Danielle Mason
Robin and Danielle are co-owners of The Sparrowhawk Pub, Crystal Palace, London. The pub offers 50% off vegetarian starters and mains on Monday nights, with additional Meat Free Monday vegetarian and vegan specials.