Following its “occupation” of Gordon Ramsay’s London flagship last month, Animal Rebellion has targeted two other high-profile restaurants.
The climate justice movement staged similar sit-down protests at Michelin-starred Manchester restaurant Mana and TikTok sensation Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge.
According to Animal Rebellion, arrests were made at Mana after 16 protestors occupied tables reserved for customers. The demonstrators held mock menus with the courses outlining the organisation’s demands including support for farmers and fishing communities to transition to a plant-based food system.
On the same night, videos emerged of staff at Nusr-Et carrying one of the protestors out of the restaurant and placing them on the street outside.
Salt Bae’s debut London restaurant has drawn attention for its focus on pricey cuts of red meat, including its £1,450 ($2784.18 NZD) golden tomahawk.
In a tweet, Animal Rebellion wrote, “Luxury dining represents exploitation, climate devastation and inequality. We don’t need gold-coated steaks, we need URGENT action – we need a plant-based future.”