Throughout October, OpenTable is celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month by spotlighting chefs, restaurateurs, trends and innovations in the world of plant-based dining. Follow along here.
At the same time that OpenTable released our list of the top vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the U.S., our London-based team put together a similar list to celebrate plant-forward restaurants in the U.K. The Gate earned not one but two spots on the list (one each for their locations in Hammersmith and Islington), thanks to their 25-year tradition of creative vegetarian cooking, blending Indian and Arabic cuisines with classic Jewish food.
To learn more about plant-based dining across the pond, we talked to Michael Daniel, co-founder of The Gate with his brother, Adrian. The duo opened The Gate back in 1989, without any formal training or restaurant experience — but with a strong passion for good food. Here, Michael tells us about the biggest vegetarian dining trends in the U.K., how his food and his guests have evolved over the years, and what he sees for the future of food.