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“TELL YOUR FRIENDS” IS A VEGAN BAR, RESTAURANT, & SOON-TO-BE YOGA STUDIO IN FULHAM

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MIMI BIGGADIKE

APR 15, 2019

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Lucy and Tiffany Watson are best known for their status as Made in Chelsea reality TV stars but we’re much more interested in recognising them as the duo behind Fulham’s Tell Your Friends. It’s a vegan bar, restaurant, and soon-to-be yoga studio to complete the holistic health vibes they’ve got going on.

Both sisters are vegan and obviously intend to spread the plant-based, dairy-free fun. And with a menu that focuses on drinks as much as food, let’s take a peek to see what’s on offer.

VEGANISM IN THE CAPITAL

Being vegan is no longer something you’d have to look up on your phone if one of your friends suddenly declared themselves one. We’ve all got a vegan friend and as the popularity of the movement has grown, so too have the establishments catering to their animal-less appetites. You can now get everything from vegan freakshakes to vegan steaks, but Tell Your Friends (TYF for short) is hoping to serve up something different for Fulham.

Their menu focuses mainly on brunch — something relaxed and refined and coincidentally vegan. It reads as if it were a normal menu, where you’ll find anywhere which choices such as Fluffy Scotch Pancakes or even a Full English. But everything—from bar to kitchen—is fully vegan and fully satisfying.

A FAMILY AFFAIR

It’s hard to build a vegan, holistic superbrand. Thankfully, they’ve had a helping hand from father and London pub mogul millionaire Clive Watson. It’s not a surprise the place was going to be a success given you’re backed by a man who previously ran 33 pubs across London, only then to sell them to Greene King for nearly £100 million. That kinda money can buy you a lot of vegan chicken bites, something else that’s on their menu.

As for the meat substitutions, people seem to be loving them. And they’re healthier than a lot of mock meats you’ll find; tending to steer away from soy and instead replacing the fish in their Fish and Chips, for example, with battered aubergine and a cashew tartar sauce instead of the traditional cod.

AND THEN THERE’S YOGA

Currently, the studio is only available to hire for yoga, but the word is that it’ll become a more integral part of the restaurant. We hope so. But currently the basement space is hired out for everything from yoga to supper clubs and makes a lovely addition to the space — a space meant for sharing and nourishing and mindfulness and movement.

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