Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue- If You Love Vegan Food, These Restaurants Are For You

For Immediate Release:

8 February 2017


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Praises Eateries for Meeting the Growing Demand for Plant-Based Options

London – Romance is in the air, and for those wishing to show some love to their partner – and to animals – PETA has rounded up some of the UK’s loveliest vegan Valentine’s Day menus:

Gauthier Soho (London)

At one of London’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, world-renowned chef Alexis Gauthier has created an exquisite seven-course menu featuring, among other tantalising creations, a pumpkin velouté – a “ravioli” of chestnuts, pumpkin seeds, and olives with crispy sage.

The Cornish Vegan (Cornwall)

Those on the south coast can enjoy a romantic three-course menu with options including an eggplant potato moussaka with pine-nut cream for the main and a berry crème tart with cocoa crust for dessert.

Terre à Terre (Brighton)

From slow- and soft-baked ume and ginger sake aubergine with tahini, white miso, and mixed sesame crust to orange and almond polenta cake, couples won’t be disappointed at this seaside establishment.

Ana Loka (Cardiff)

This three-course menu offers an array of options, including baba ganoush, stuffed vine leaves, Japanese mashed beans, deep-fried tempeh, Padrón peppers, guacamole, and BBQ tofu “wings”.

1847 (Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, and Manchester)

This vegetarian restaurant with branches in a few cities is offering a delicious-looking Valentine’s menu featuring potato terrine, caramelised onion, purple sprouting broccoli, quince, and walnuts.

Greens (Manchester)

Didsbury locals can enjoy a five-course menu featuring crispy oyster mushrooms with Chinese pancakes, plum sauce, and a spring onion and cucumber salad.

Hendersons  (Edinburgh)

This cosy veggie restaurant is offering a special three-course menu, with highlights including a vegetable pad thai with smoked tofu and cashew nuts.

Zizzi (Throughout the UK)

Pizza lovers across the country can enjoy a pizza of their choosing with vegan cheese. For dessert, there’s a warm, sweet calzone filled with banana, caramelised pecans, and blueberries, served with coconut and chocolate ripple gelato.


“Compassion is the biggest turn-on, so this Valentine’s Day, wear your heart on your sleeve by choosing a delicious, cruelty-free, vegan meal”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen.

In addition to helping spare approximately 100 animals a year the horrors of the abattoir, vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are, and they also have a lower carbon footprint. These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people – including 20 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, according to the research group Mintel – have chosen to ditch animal-derived foods.

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