“Just see how easy it will be not to eat meat for one day a week. Just think how the world will benefit from fewer trees being cut to make way for grazing animals. Just imagine how many lives, both animal and human you will help to save: and join the fab Paul McCartney and millions more, including me, in making Monday a Meat Free day.”
“I’ve been vegetarian since 11 and have seen a huge shift in the perception of vegetarian food and drink since the late eighties. It’s great that I’m now able to showcase the best in vegetarian food by using modern, innovative techniques throughout 1847. We’re always looking at ways to encourage diners to try plant based foods and what perfect way to support this by offering a great discount each and every Monday.” – Damien Davenport
Damian Davenport is the owner the 1847 restaurants which specialise in high quality, locally produced vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dining in their restaurants in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester, named after the year the Vegetarian Society was formed. To celebrate Meat Free Monday, all 1847 restaurants offer 50% off your total bill if you book online quoting MFM.
Abbey Road Studios
“As a lifelong vegetarian, I’m delighted to support Meat Free Monday and for Paul’s Meat Free Monday anthem to have been mastered at Abbey Road Studios.” – Lucy Launder
Lucy Launder is Head of Mastering at Abbey Road Studios, the most famous recording studio complex in the world.
Samurai Ramen UMAMI
“Meat Free Monday encourages a healthier and greener Earth and at Samurai Ramen UMAMI restaurant we are able to support people who join this initiative by offering vegan food. We invite people of all cultures and religions to try our Japanese cuisine.” – Miho Yano
Miho Yano is the manager of Samurai Ramen UMAMI Restaurant Malaysia, located inside AEON Tebrau City Mall in Johor Bahru. With the aim of “Making a Ramen Revolution in the world”, Samurai Ramen offers an advanced Japanese-style ramen, bursting with a premium UMAMI soup, to satisfy the taste buds of any ramen aficionado critic.
“To change a culture you need to start at a young age. We now have children aged 0 to 5 adopting Meat Free Monday across our nurseries, so it will be completely normal to the next generation. It is also a great excuse to eat more vegetables and introduce new flavours to our children.” – Mark Webster
Mark Webster is the Catering Manager at Just Childcare, a family of day nurseries, with over 30 locations across the North of England. Putting children and their health at the heart of everything they do, Just Childcare introduced Meat Free Monday to their nursery menus in October 2015 to ensure their children grow up healthily and learn to preserve the environment.
“The Sustainability Leaders Forum is all about encouraging businesses to step up their efforts to tackle climate change and preserve natural resources, and edie must lead by example in this regard. We want all of our events to operate as environmentally and socially responsibly as possible, and by making our flagship conference completely meat free through this new partnership with Meat Free Monday, we have taken a positive step in the right direction.” – Mark Baker
Mark Baker is Events Director at edie, the year-round information hub for energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals. edie has gone meat free for the Sustainability Leaders Forum, a conference bringing together 600+ pioneers and innovators leading the conversation on sustainable business.
The Riverford Field Kitchen
“Meat Free Mondays are a brilliant excuse to show off what we do best. There is little doubt that we eat more animal products than is good for our health and the environment, so it’s great to encourage a meat free day, and show people how versatile and satisfying vegetarian food can be.” – Glyn Morgan
Glyn Morgan is the General Manager of The Riverford Field Kitchen, an award-winning organic restaurant where diners can expect a feast of freshly-picked seasonal produce straight from the fields. The Field Kitchen is completely meat free on Mondays and offers organic meat and fish options on other days. It works creatively with the seasons so the menu changes daily.
“Inspired by the Meat Free Monday campaign for the earth, animals and health, we at the Nikkoku Trust introduced veggie menus for the first time this year at some of the Japanese Government’s staff canteens. It’s a great honour to join this global action launched by Sir Paul McCartney, and we will continue to promote Meat Free Monday here in Japan with a variety of satisfying veggie meals.” – Keisuke Abe
Keisuke Abe is the manager of the Nikkoku Trust, a general food supply company in Japan which has been operating and managing staff canteens of private companies, public agencies and public facilities nationwide, since 1941, under their motto “to deliver health and smiles to customers with delicious foods”.
“We love the way Meat Free Monday helps everyone try out eating more plants, just one easy Monday at a time. At allplants our plant-powered prepared meals are here to help you live fully with our creative and delicious eats that are good for you and the planet” – Jonathan Petrides
Jonathan Petrides is the founder of allplants, which delivers tasty, totally plant-based, meals to doorsteps UK-wide. allplants offers an exciting collection of dishes using wholesome ingredients that are prepared fresh, delivered frozen and ready-to-cook at home. MFM supporters can get a 10% discount on their first delivery using the code ‘meatfreemonday’ at the online check out.
“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.