A Modern Vegetarian Restaurant

OUR AIM IS TO SIMPLY SHOW HOW MUCH NATURE HAS TO OFFER BY CREATING AMAZING VEGETARIAN DISHES USING THE BEST OF LOCAL FRESH PRODUCE

Why Organic:
Organic food is considered by many a new trend when in fact your grandparents ate organic food before the industrial farming revolution took over. Organic farming is simply correcting a societal mistake with food production going back to a time when food was just better.

Why Vegetarian:

We are not saying you should stop eating meat suddenly against your will.

There are advantages to being flexible with your diet. Two to three meat-free days a week can give you a considerable health boost and a chance to discover Nature has so much more to offer.

Then There’s the Environment:

We believe in being pragmatic, in the end of the day we need a planet to live on. Our focus is foods and ingredients that can be sustainable from an environmental perspective, that can be produced artisanal as our human experience shows us is best, and ultimately that can be tasty and fun because life is too short.

No Meat, But Also No Soy! 

There’s much more and much better foods we can have. So what are we waiting for? That was the thought we had when creating Oliveira Kitchen.

Our chef founder was born and raised in the southern plains of the Amazon Forest, in the small town of Ji-Paraná, in Rondônia State. He has witnessed from up close the irreversible damages our habits are causing to the very ecosystems we as a species need to survive. This restaurant was thought-out based on these premises. How can we co-exist, have fun, enjoy life without so much disruption to the environment. We have a few ideas.

BEFORE YOU BOOK

 We always keep half of the tables available for walk-in guests. We charge a non-refundable deposit fee of £10 per person on all reservations. The deposit fee is paid on the moment of booking and will be deducted from your final bill. Please only book if you are certain of attendance. If you can’t be so sure you or your dining companions will make it, please don’t book, you may choose to walk in instead. You are welcome to call the restaurant a couple of hours before your visit to insure there’s available spaces for peace of mind. If you wish to have the Tasting Menu Experience or the Truffle Menu, you should purchase them here by clicking on their respective links. These special menus are prepared individually and uniquely for you and are offered by pre-payment only, alternatively the A la Carte Menu is available to all guests from 5pm till the end of the service. 

Thank you for understanding.

TASTING MENU EXPERIENCE

Our unique tasting menu experience is now available to book online with or without wine pairings. Enjoy 9 unique dishes crafted by our head chef. Please read our ADULTS ONLY policy

Please note: We have no toilet facilities for young children, no baby change facilities, no high chair and no children's menu. We are an adults only venue. Well behaved teens might be allowed during daytime hours.

OPENING HOURS
Monday …………. Closed
Tuesday………….. 5pm – 11pm
Wednesday …… 5pm – 11pm

Thursday ………. 5pm – 11pm

Friday ……………… Noon – 3pm   /  5pm – 11pm
Saturday ………… Noon – 3pm   /  5pm – 11pm

Sunday ………….. Noon  5pm 

Weekdays last orders: 9:30pm. Sundays last orders: 3:30pm.      PLEASE NOTEWe keep half of the tables for walk ins. If you don’t want to pay deposit fee, please just walk in. 

Kitchen closes ONE HOUR before closing times

80 Paul Street
Shoreditch
EC2A 4NE

For parties over 6 people please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

No fake meats, no artificial substitutes, no ultra-processed foods. 

 

For the same reason we don’t do beef, we also don’t do soy. For the same reason we don’t cook chicken, we also avoid processed foods. And sure enough we abhor ultra-processed foods.

 

From an environmental stand point, if you are replacing a standard diet containing meat to then become an ultra-processed food client, you are not helping the planet. They are part of the same problem. You are only replacing one problem for another. And we are not even talking about what that will do to your own health on the long run. 

 

Artificial foods are not the solution. Lab made meats, fake meats or meat substitutes are not the solution. They are unnecessary. They are in fact an exacerbation of a wider problem, which is the global food production systems.

 

The solution, the real solution, is simpler than it seems. Visit a local vegetable market, buy a locally grown vegetable, go home and cook. When you don’t want to cook, go to a restaurant that will do that for you. But do not eat vegan burgers. Do not eat vegan bacons or vegan meats of any kind. Unless, that is, you don’t really want to help. In that case, why would you become vegan in first place.  

 

Researches have shown time and again that ultra-processed foods contribute more to greenhouse gases than many other groups. Moreover, processed food industries are the main cause for deforestation of tropical biomes from Borneo to the Amazon forest. According to a study published on UK’s National Library of Medicine “the global industry food system and consequent rapid rise of ultra-processed foods is severely impairing biodiversity. Yet although the impacts of existing land use and food production practices on biodiversity have received much attention, the role of ultra-processed foods has been largely ignored.” “The contribution of ultra-processed foods to agrobiodiversity loss is significant, but so far has been overlooked in global food systems summits. Ultra-processed foods need to be given urgent and high priority”.

 

I short, as our chef would say: just don’t eat junk! 

 

It’s supposed to be simple to understand really. 

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