“We have definitely seen a shift in attitudes with more people embracing the idea of eating less or no meat. The days of meat and two veg are over and pizza particularly lends itself to a vegetarian diet because there are so many possible toppings. Meat Free Monday is a fantastic campaign and, whether they’re already vegetarians or simply looking to eat more meat-free meals, we’re proud to be doing more for our guests.” – Richard Hodgson
Richard Hodgson is CEO of PizzaExpress, an Italian restaurant chain founded in 1965 which now has over 400 restaurants across the UK and a further 30 overseas.
The Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre
“We encourage our customers to adopt a meat free menu whenever they make use of our venue on a Monday. Even if these individuals only eat a vegetarian meal whilst attending their meeting here, we believe these weekly actions all add up and help reduce our venue’s impact on the planet. We offer a wide selection of cold and hot vegetarian options and try to show that giving up meat one day a week can be simple, healthy and enjoyable.” – Andrew Callan
Andrew Callan is Conference Centre Manager at The Priory Rooms, a Quaker-owned, not-for-profit meeting and conference centre located in the heart of Birmingham. The venue is committed to operating in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way and has a number of initiatives in place to achieve this including serving Fairtrade teas and coffees, using recycled office materials and harvesting rain water to flush a proportion of the toilets.
“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.
Balls and Company
“We love celebrating the humble vegetable here at Balls and Company and Meat Free Monday is the best way to do just that! It’s important to recognise that eating vegetables is not only good for us but for our planet too. We’re proud to be a part of such a great cause, particularly one that allows our chefs to show off along the way!” – Bonny Porter
Bonny Porter is the Executive Chef and Owner of Balls and Company, a little meatball restaurant on Greek Street, in the London’s Soho. The restaurant offers a 25% discount its Quinoa, Beetroot and Feta Balls each Meat Free Monday.
“We provide a Meat Free Monday Lunch Special once a month along with our regular vegan lunch sets. We hope that our customers enjoy fun and tasty vegan dishes at the same time as getting the opportunity to know the Meat Free Monday campaign here in Japan.” – Namiko Ito
Namiko Ito works at Restaurant 8ablish in the centre of Tokyo. The restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a fully-fledged dining experience. Since 2000, it has created delicious and entertaining vegan food with the message of parents all over the world – “Eat Your Vegetables!”
University College London Union
“The Meat Free Mondays campaign has been received well by our customers and students here at UCLU. The support that we have seen from the volunteers has been great and the campaign impact would not have been as good if it was not for all their efforts.” – Martin McCollam
Martin McCollam is the Food and Beverage Manager of University College London Union, which has four cafés based around the Bloomsbury campus all currently promoting MFM and offering a 15% discount on veggie food on Mondays.
“Sunbeam Studios caters for many of the world’s most influential tastemakers and are proud to support the MFM campaign. We are also delighted that so many of our photographic and event clients have embraced our work towards further sustainability. At Sunbeam we are always looking for ways in which to evolve our food offering within our responsibility to the environment. Getting behind MFM is a natural step we are excited to take.” – Jonathan Crosthwaite
Jonathan Crosthwaite is the Catering Manager of Sunbeam Kitchen, the catering division of Sunbeam Studios – a photographic studio and events venue in London. Sunbeam Studios now offers a completely vegetarian menu to clients every Monday in solidarity with Meat Free Monday.
“Meat Free Monday is a fantastic way to support our planet and all the creatures on it. We believe the whole family should be able to join in, which is why we created our Wholesome Veggie Feast recipe for dogs.” – Henrietta Morrison
Henrietta Morrison is the Founder and CEO of Lily’s Kitchen. The company creates natural, delicious, wholesome food for dogs and cats because they believe that pets deserve to eat proper food that’s full of nourishing ingredients.