The group, which also operates sites in Islington and Stoke Newington, will open a new restaurant nearby on Graham Road that will serve the group’s original menu of fish dishes.
The new restaurant will use banana blossom marinated in seaweed in place of fish in dishes such as fish cake and fish and chips. Other dishes will include a ‘prawn’ cocktail; ‘scampi’ and chips; mushroom pie and mash; and vegan battered sausage with chips.
The battered banana blossom item has been on the menu at the restaurant’s non-vegan sites for several months and has proven popular.
The fish and chip restaurant is not the first London restaurant to take the somewhat drastic move of removing all animal products from their menus.
Lunch and sandwich chain Pret a Manger operates three veggie-only outlets with one more scheduled to launch in Manchester; Alexis Gauthier says that he hopes to make his fine dining restaurant Gauthier Soho 100% fully vegan before the end of next year; and north London Chinese delivery company ZZ launched a standalone, fully vegetarian iteration ZZ Green.