limate change activists have occupied Gordon Ramsay’s three-star Michelin restaurant in Chelsea.
Members of Animal Rebellion entered Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Hospital Road, Chelsea at around 6pm on Saturday.
Wearing sensible informal clothes they sat at tables reserved for company of the high-end restaurant.
They held mock menus outlining the environmental prices of things served on the restaurant’s menu, together with steak and veal.
This restaurant is the proper instance of the inequality we face within the UK proper now
In a statement, the group said that they’re campaigning for a plant-based food system and the creation of a mass-rewilding programme.
Lucia Alexander, a 39-year-old auxiliary nurse from the east of England, said that the restaurant was a “perfect example” of inequality within the UK.
“This restaurant is the perfect example of the inequality we face in the UK right now. Whilst Gordon Ramsay serves food costing a minimum of £155 per person, more than two million people are relying on food banks in this cost-of-living crisis,” she said in a statement supplied by the group.
“Instead of restaurants making colossal profits at the expense of animals, workers, and our climate, we need to feed everyone by supporting farmers and fishing communities in a transition to a plant-based food system.
“A plant-based food system requires 75% less farmland to grow food, allowing us to feed millions of additional people without the reliance on exploitative and inefficient animal farming industries. This is the answer to the cost-of-living and climate crises.”
The protest is believed to be ongoing, and Animal Rebellion said that police had been at the scene.
The Metropolitan Police and Gordon Ramsay have been contacted for remark.
It comes after two activists from the group had been arrested on Friday after reportedly approaching Sir David Attenborough at a Michelin-starred restaurant on the south coast.
Dorset Police said Emma Smart, 45, was arrested on Thursday night after allegedly inflicting a disturbance and refusing to adjust to officers after they requested her to go away Catch At The Old Fish Market in Weymouth.
Animal Rebellion said she approached the desk the place Sir David was eating in an try to ship a letter to him, and shared pictures of her being dragged away by police at 8.45pm.
Smart, an ecologist from Weymouth, said she wished a five-minute dialog with Sir David in regards to the want to deal with local weather change.
According to Animal Rebellion Smart focused his go to to the Catch restaurant due to its costly seafood menu.