New location for Edinburgh restaurant Hendersons

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Work has begun to renovate the former Apartment on Edinburgh’s Barclay Place as the new location for vegetarian restaurant Hendersons whose Hanover Street premises closed last summer.

Barrie Henderson (pictured) had been part of his family’s business for almost 20 years when it closed. His grandmother Janet Henderson opened the original restaurant  in 1962 encouraging people to embrace a meat-free lifestyle with wholesome food, much of it grown on her farm in East Lothian and Barrie didn’t want to see his grandmother’s legacy disappear.

Said Barrie,”Many people were in touch last year to tell me how sad they were to see the business close. We built up so much loyalty and trust from staff and customers over the years that I know will be tough to recreate, but I’m confident our brilliant community will come together and we’ll create a very welcoming environment for our friends old and new.

“Whilst we only serve veggie and vegan food at Hendersons, we aim to create the most vibrant, creative dishes that will excite everyone. I’m working on some amazing new dishes right now, but we’ll also be incorporating the classics from the old menus. It’s all about balance and ensuring there’s something for everyone.”

He continued, “I look forward to reconnecting with the customers and friends I’ve known for years. I look forward to the creative process of making dishes with our team, and listening to customer feedback. The buzz of hospitality is unbeatable, and it’s a privilege to connect with so many people. I want our customers to feel relaxed in our company, and leave feeling nourished.”


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