Walking on Shaftesbury Avenue in London I passed by an interesting looking restaurant that caught my attention. It wasn’t meal time so I wasn’t hungry but I did pop in and order the tacos since I couldn’t resist trying something. Once I have had more of their food I will update this post but until then the concept is what I love and what I want to share with you.
Otarian is based on my passion for, and dream of, a sustainable planet, and this vision is paramount to the concept and implementation of the Otarian philosophy. It is the tangible display of my hope in the intelligence of human kind to understand, accept and adapt to a more sustainable way.
One of the main contributors to global environmental degradation is the livestock industry. The effects of large-scale meat production are wide-spread and impact unsustainably on almost all aspects of the environment whilst creating other economic and social costs. Greenhouse gas emissions, inefficient utilisation of resources, deforestation, water pollution, land degradation, unfair trade, ill health and obesity are just some of these costs. The Otarian menu is completely meat-free, a delicious range of vegetarian options that eliminate the negative effects of livestock production whilst providing nourishment. Otarian serves dishes that travel the globe offering to all food that loves life and the planet.
At Otarian we also focus on evolving sustainably in all aspects of our operations; in particular, our social, economic and environmental endeavours are conceived and implemented with sustainability at their core.
Each and every individual consuming an Otarian meal makes a small but meaningful difference to the planet and all its inhabitants. We know that to save one life is to save a world entire; that one seed holds within the possibility of regenerating all the world’s forests. And even if one Otarian meal saves a kilogram of carbon emissions and grain or a litre of water or oil, imagine the cumulative benefits of Otarian eating! Together we can change the planet’s current trajectory! Otarian’s goal is to provide guests with delicious vegetarian alternatives and, in so doing, to empower them to make a positive impact on the environment one meal at a time. This is why Otarian has undertaken ground breaking research and provided the first ever comprehensive CO2e footprint for every item on our menu. Each person has a role to play, a significant contribution to make and at Otarian we’ve made it easy for you to see exactly how much you are helping life and the planet.
Here are a few images from their menu:
Otarian’s Edamame and Hummus Wrap
Otarian’s edamame hummus, roasted courgette, lightly steamed carrots, crunchy cucumber, and tender leaf spinach. Freshly prepared in our kitchen
Otarian’s mushroom, quinoa, lentil & mixed vegetable patty, oven roasted with our own honey Dijon mayonnaise (egg free), layered with roast mushroom mix, mature cheddar, and garden salad
Layers of fragrant Indian spiced rice, mixed with vegetables, slow cooked in Otarian’s Biryani gravy, served with our own cucumber yogurt dip
Mushrooms & paneer, roasted in Indian tandoori spices, wrapped in a tortilla, and grilled while you wait. Served with Otarian’s cucumber yogurt dip
190 Shaftesbury Avenue
T: 020 7240 1058
Opening HoursMon – Fri:11.30 am – 9 pmSat:12 noon – 9 pmSun:Closed