Could Plates be the first plant based restaurant to win a Michelin star? Plates is a vegan restaurant/ food studio in Dalston from the incredibly talented chef Kirk Haworth. He’s had more than 15 years cooking in modern Michelin kitchens and due to health reasons completely changed his approach to food. Now creating a set five-course menu of seasonal, organic food focusing on vegetables, fruits and wild herbs, he has quickly built a strong vegan as well as non-vegan fan base. It’s a saturday only restaurant in a very East London setting. The day we visited, menu highlights included toasted buckwheat and potato broth (which was not as boring as it sounds) and an extremely filling pot roasted Hispi cabbage with purple sprouting broccoli, butterbean and pumpkin seeds. The house bread with carrot and liquorice is a completely different level. Calling it just a bread seems to be an understatement. Drinks pairing is highly recommended. Plates is sensational and shows the high-end market how plant-based creativity can be done.
This is sensational plant-based food that doesn’t fail to satisfy even the toughest critics. If art and nature is the way you want to impress, take your date on a Saturday night. It is high-end food but in a more artistic (not so posh) setting.