The Handbook
The Handbook

Block out your weekends and lock up your yucca trees, Plates London is coming. The plant based restaurant is set to open in Shoreditch and will be offering their creations initially only at weekends. Vegans and veggies are rejoicing, and so should carnivores, the food should be exceptional.

This is mainly because Plates is the brainchild of Kirk Haworth, the son of Michelin starred chef Nigel Haworth of Northcote Manor. Kirk has trained with his father as well as at The Square, The French Laundry and Aussie top-dog (top dingo?) Square and Quay. So he’s pretty much poised to hoover up accolades and maybe even a star from the tyre people.

What’s more, he’s going to be opening Plates with his sister Keeley, who brings skills as a nutritionist to the table, as well as a marketing brain – she’s co-owner of a Hoxton based creative agency.

The food marries vegan and veggie dining with haute cuisine and is inspired by Haworth’s own health problems as a sufferer of Lyme disease. The disease made him entirely rethink his approach to food and as such the meals will be exceptionally high in nutritional value. And, we’re sure, tasty.

The open-plan bar and kitchen will serve seasonal five-course menus without any fish, meat, dairy or refined sugar. The same approach will go for the wine list, which will all be natural and vie with the cocktail menu created by brewer Jack Dobbie from organic and foraged herbs and fruits.

Coming on February 17th, expect a culinary adventure.

Plates London: Opens at weekends in Shoreditch from 17th February