A RESTAURANT in Buckinghamshire has been revealed as one of the best eateries in the UK for gourmet vegan tasting menus. 

The Chequers Inn, Aylesbury ranks in third place for their vegan food and the prices according to new research by The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences.

Bath-based eatery, Oak Restaurant, and Land in Birmingham rank joint third in the list.

Six by Nico in Manchester and Tendril Kitchen in London are revealed to be the best restaurants in the UK for gourmet vegan tasting menus.

It comes as Veganism and plant-based diets are increasingly on the rise around the world, with Google searches for “vegan food near me” seeing a 5,000 per cent increase in 2021 and almost 630,000 people taking part in 2022’s Veganuary campaign.

As a result, many restaurants are adapting their menus to accommodate for the shift in eating habits.

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The Athenaeum’s executive chef Ian Howard said: “In the last year we’ve noticed more and more diners, who wouldn’t traditionally call themselves vegetarian or vegan, looking for options where they can dine on healthier alternatives and add more fruit and vegetables to their diet.

"People are cutting back on red meat and dairy and opting for healthier, locally sourced, seasonal produce, such as the beautiful celeriac that we serve as a carpaccio with apple, hazelnut and truffles foraged for us in the UK.

"We’ve also found a fabulous new plant-based producer who supplies us with a vegan ‘Brie’ so that diners don’t feel like they’re missing out on the cheese-course when they’re having dinner with a group of friends.”