Plates is a new high-end plant-based restaurant in east London which focuses on the partnership of food, art and travel, fuelled by the freedom of change. The concept was born following Executive Chef Kirk’s diagnosis with Lyme disease in 2014 which dramatically changed the way he now works, cooks, eats and creates. After working in some of the world’s finest restaurants, including The French Laundry, Restaurant Sat Bains, and The Square and Quay in Sydney, Kirk opened Plates with his sister, Keeley. Kirk’s mission was to create a menu which would appeal to people of all diets, and show how plant-based dining can be equally exciting and fulfilling as any other dining option. Each dish he creates is interesting, flavourful and fulfilling, demonstrating the huge versatility and exciting combinations that can arise when you know what you’re doing with your fruit and veg.