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Restaurant gets rid of plant-based dishes after losing patience with 'holier than thou' vegans

Gabriella Ferlita

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Restaurant gets rid of plant-based dishes after losing patience with 'holier than thou' vegans

Featured Image Credit: The Kitchen at London House/Facebook

A restaurant has ditched its plant-based dishes from its menu after losing patience with ‘holier than thou’ vegans.

The Kitchen at London House on the Isle of Wight took to Facebook on Thursday to defend its choice not to cater to those following a plant-based diet, after previously adapting its menu to suit vegans.

Hitting out at ‘social media bullies’, the food vendor wrote: “On Monday we posted our evening menu for our new restaurant The London House Bistro. 

“Within minutes several people commented about the fact that nothing on the menu was vegan. I apologised politely and professionally that sadly we do not cater for vegans.” 

A restaurant has gotten rid of plant-based dishes after losing patience with ‘holier than thou’ vegans. Credit: The Kitchen at London House/Facebook
A restaurant has gotten rid of plant-based dishes after losing patience with ‘holier than thou’ vegans. Credit: The Kitchen at London House/Facebook

They added on their Facebook post: “We have in the past catered for vegans. Everything from vegan cream teas, even had special vegan bacon made so they could enjoy BLTs, amongst other things. We stopped. Why? Because we got fed up with the arrogant, “holier-than-thou” attitude.”

They continued, noting the fact that they would, of course, provide alternatives for those with food allergies and intolerances.

“Had that have been a food intolerance we couldn’t cater for, ordinarily, that would have sufficed. However, some nasty people have felt it’s their place and right to criticise this fact.

“Please, vegans, It is not a given that we should adapt our menu to suit your preference. If you want vegan food, go to a vegan restaurant… incidentally if I went to one and asked for a steak I wouldn’t get one, nor would I expect to.

“You have chosen your lifestyle, it’s not a medical condition that you’ve been forced to endure through no fault of your own. Your choice does not fit with our style of cooking. We respect your choice and expect that you respect ours,” they said.

The cafe owners found themselves in hot water with the local vegan community after the restaurant recently announced its evening weekend menu on social media at its new London House Bistro venue.

The new menu sees protein-forward mains like a short rib of beef, confit duck leg cassoulet, as well as fish like sea bass, and a singular vegetarian option of goats cheese fig tart.

The venue took to Facebook to defend its choice not to cater to those following a plant-based diet. Credit: The Kitchen at London House/Facebook
The venue took to Facebook to defend its choice not to cater to those following a plant-based diet. Credit: The Kitchen at London House/Facebook

But for some onlookers, having witnessed that the menu did not contain any vegan dishes, some attacked the venue for not catering to their lifestyle.

One person commented: “No vegan mains!” to which the restaurant responded: “No!”

Another said: “No vegan options?”, while the restaurant replied: “No, sorry.”

LADbible has contacted a member of the restaurant for further comment.

The London House Bistro’s evening menu, served from 6:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, launched yesterday evening.

Topics: News, UK News, Food And Drink, Vegan, Vegetarian

Gabriella Ferlita
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