“With the ever growing shift of consumers looking for a change and variety in their diets we thought it was important to diversify our offerings and show that we really care about all our guests options and needs. Joining the Meat Free Monday Campaign has given us a platform to celebrate a positive and healthy lifestyle. Diversifying our menu gave us the opportunity to explore and create delicious pizzas, coffees, cocktails and desserts using the simplest and healthiest of ingredients.” – Matthew Farrell
Matthew Farrell he is one of the directors of Graffiti Spirits Group which owns Santa Maluco, a Rodizio (all you can eat) style pizza restaurant in the heart of Liverpool. Santa Maluco combines Brazilian flare mixed with some old authentic Italian traditions and offers Vegan Mondays where all pizzas are fully plant based.
“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, 1847 restaurants offer three courses from their a la carte for the price of two, plus a free cocktail in their bar Dandelion if you book online quoting MFM.
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.
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.
“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 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 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!”