Award-winning plant-based Chef, Matthew Kenney, launches vegan restaurant in Selfridges

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  3rd November 2021

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Plant-based pioneer and renowned chef Matthew Kenney is set to launch his new vegan restaurant Adesse in London's iconic Selfridges


Award-winning plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is set to launch his new vegan restaurant, Adesse.

Adesse will be located on the second floor of London’s iconic Selfridges and will open its doors in January 2022.

Kenney’s plant-based restaurant will offer innovative and elegant dining, serving organic and seasonal produce.

Moreover, the launch of Adesse takes place as part of Selfridges’ Project Earth campaign.

Plant-based pioneer and award-wining chef Matthew Kenney

Plant-based pioneer and award-wining chef Matthew Kenney


Adesse at Selfridges

Adesse, meaning to be present, will focus on the here and now.

Kenney and his team have weaved the concept of ‘presence’ throughout the restaurant with its locally and seasonally sourced menu.

The plant-based menu will feature imaginative interpretations of traditional dishes, alongside Matthew Kenney Cuisine’s namesake classics.

To start, Adesse offers a range of delightful plates, including its Jackfruit “Crab Cake” with Smoked Red Pepper Remoulade.

In addition, guests can choose a selection of sharing plates, such as Kimchi Dumplings with Foamed Ginger, as well as a Flora Tree Nut Cheese Plate featuring vegan Black Truffle, Smoked Cheddar cheese.

Next, mains will feature spicy udon served with togarashi and seared tempeh, or why not choose the raw courgette and tomato lasagne?

Finally, Adesse offers a range of indulgent plant-based desserts to finish your dining experience.

Diners can tuck into dishes including Hibiscus Cheesecake, Chocolate and Salted Caramel Crunch, and even a Coconut + Banana “cream pie”.

Adesse's plant-based Hibiscus Cheesecake

Adesse's plant-based Hibiscus Cheesecake


Selfridges’ Project Earth campaign

The launch of Adesse takes place as part of Project Earth, Selfridges’ sustainability initiative and commitment to change the way we shop and eat.

London’s iconic department store will focus on offering more meat-free and plant-based options across its restaurant and Foodhalls.

In a statement made to Vegan Food & Living, Alex Gilmour, Head of Restaurants at Selfridges, says: “One of the best ways we can improve both our health and the environment is to adopt a more plant-based diet.

“We’re delighted to introduce Matthew Kenney’s concept with its fresh take on plant-based dining and menu that aligns with our values of offering more planet-friendly food.”

Furthermore, reservations for Adesse can now be made via Selfridges in preparation for the launch on 2nd December.

Looking for new vegan places to dine in the capital?

Check out our guide to the best vegan restaurants in London

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Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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