Reading Time: < 1 minute Gauthier went vegan back in 2016... Credit: Gauthier Soho
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Michelin-star chef Alexis Gauthier has turned his London restaurant completely vegan, despite pushback from customers. 

The French chef says he’s been working towards a 100 percent plant-based menu for a number of years now at his brasserie Gauthier Soho. 

Alex Gauthier

In an interview with Big Hospitality, he confirmed the restaurant will re-open on June 23, as COVID-19 restrictions are set to lift. 

“There are no animal products in the restaurant whatsoever, not even in the chef’s pocket,” Gauthier told the publication. “I’m vegan myself; it would be unethical for me to profit from selling dead animals.”

Gauthier has also opened a new café called 123 Vegan

Speaking about the pushback from customers, the chef added: “It’s been a big problem. 

“I was aware I’d have a fight on my hands; I understand people feel let down…

“But I say ‘trust me, what we’re cooking is as good as that’. Some people are up for it and some aren’t.”

123 Vegan

Moreover, Gauthier has recenntly opened a plant-based cafeteria entitled 123 Vegan at Mayfair department store in Fenwick. 

The menu features dishes such as a Beyond Meat California cheeseburger, quesadillas and salads. Moreover, for desserts, it offers a Dark Chocolate ‘Vemesis’ Cake, seasonal sorbets, fruit salad, and more.

Prices range from £22 for two courses to £26 for three courses.

You can follow 123 Vegan on Instagram here

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.