Michelin-Star Chef Alexis Gauthier Turns London Restaurant 100% Vegan Despite Pushback From Customers Gauthier went vegan back in 2016... - Media Credit: Gauthier Soho

Michelin-Star Chef Alexis Gauthier Turns London Restaurant 100% Vegan Despite Pushback From Customers

The French chef has also opened up a vegan café in Fenwick, which serves more affordable dishes including Beyond Burgers


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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

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1 year ago

Definitely going to give these a try.

1 year ago

So courageous!

1 year ago

So brave!

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
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Great news!

Sylvia Woon
Sylvia Woon
1 year ago

I’m eating here ever darn night if I can <3 this man
Alexis Gauthier is a genius! let some random people push back, more space for me and all the rest of the intelligent people who ADORE any business doing the right things. Good bless this man and his courage.

1 year ago

Well done. Can’t wait to visit on next trip to London. (thankfully and finally many are opening up; in NYC and other cities, we need more and more…)

Considering, that animal husbandry is Responsible For 87% Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, its a no brainer – for our environment. Yes we can do this. Think of the generations to come who will look back and say ‘see they did something about the insane slaughtering of endless animals on our earth and led the way.’ Plant based foods (a whole smorgasbord of them) vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds provide us with everything that we need, not to mention all the spices plus plus…then voila, you’ve got yourself a yummy vegan restaurant for the rest of us to learn from. Thank you.