I would like to offer you the choice of hearing the good news or the bad news first, but to be honest I only have devastating news.
I am decidedly depressed to break the news that Saf Restaurant & Bar located in Whole Foods Market Kensington is set to close forever.
The heartbreaking decision to shut the best vegan restaurant in London (and setting for my sold out NYE party) must have been extremely difficult for the owners, but they have made the decision nonetheless.
The Shoreditch location of Saf was first to shut down back in 2012 and now the Kensington branch is following suit. It shouldn’t be surprising to hear both locations folded due to financial reasons and I have to say the Kensington spot was often looking very empty.
This is a terrible loss for the London vegan scene and the London restaurant scene in general.
I have been told the very latest date the restaurant will remain open is Sunday February 9th, 2014 but the closing date could even be as soon as Sunday February 2nd. I would recommend getting down there as soon as you can to experience what I consider to be the best vegan restaurant food in London and I will report back with the exact closing date when I find out.
In addition, please tip the staff generously if you make it in before closing. Every person working in the kitchen, behind the bar and on the floor now needs a job. Take this opportunity to eat delicious vegan food AND help these workers out financially. Tip generously!
And one more thing… EAT AT VEGAN RESTAURANTS ALL THE TIME! If you don’t use it, you lose it people.