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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“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 modern restaurants, named after the year the Vegetarian Society was formed. The restaurants are located in Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester. To celebrate Meat Free Monday, 1847 restaurants offer a 50% discount on food and drink each and every Monday. Simply quote ‘Meat Free Monday’. (Offer cannot be combined with the £10 lunch offer.)
“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!”
“We at ETHOS are proud to be working alongside the Meat Free Monday campaign and we’re as passionate as they are about helping people discover deliciously different, meat free cuisine. There are so many reasons to eat less meat – health and environmental for starters – but for us it’s just about great tasting food. So go on – join us for a Meat Free Monday, or any day of the week!” – Jessica Kruger
Jessica Kruger is the founder of ETHOS, a sophisticated and contemporary meat free restaurant in central London.
“Try Meat Free Monday every week and you will see how creative and delicious vegetarian food is. As our destiny of mankind depends on it, be a noble man and try it!” – Rickie Wong
Rickie Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of The Herbivores, a pair of vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong. The Herbivores restaurants are staffed by a talented and dedicated group of employees committed to offering pioneering dishes and a novel dining experience.