American ‘raw food’ celeb chef Matthew Kenney is to open a plant-based restaurant in Selfridges before Christmas. Adesse, which means ‘to arrive’ in Latin, will occupy the former site of the Corner Restaurant on the second floor, adjacent to the women’s designer galleries.
Kenney runs 40 restaurants around the world, from New York to Bahrain and Sydney. He is also a prolific author and educator as founder of the Los Angeles-based Future Food Institute. His earlier attempt to crack the London market, Essence Cuisine in Shoreditch, opened in 2017 but closed after 18 months.
Meanwhile, Neat Burger, the plant-based fast-food chain backed by F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, is doubling in size. Its new branch in Victoria heads a starting grid of new openings in Canary Wharf, Westfield Stratford, Bishopsgate, Ealing and King’s Road, Chelsea. It already has branches in Soho, Camden, Mayfair and Finsbury Park.
The new branch will be handy for Prince Charles when he is visiting Buckingham Palace, just round the corner. This week, the heir to the throne has extolled the virtues of vegan eating.