HENDERSONS NEWSLETTER MAY 2012
Henderson's of Edinburgh Celebrates a Half Century
Fifty years and counting on Hanover Street sees the iconic restaurant receive The List magazine's Eating and Drinking Guide Judges' Special Award.
Henderson's of Edinburgh have been awarded The List magazine's prestigious Judges' Special Award in recognition of the restaurant's contribution to the Scottish vegetarian dining scene over the last 50 years. The presentation took place at The List Eating & Drinking Guide Hitlist Party at The Scottish National Gallery on Tuesday 24th April.
Henderson's Shop first opened on Hanover Street in the Spring of 1962, providing an outlet for the produce of Janet and Mac Henderson's East Lothian farm. The legendary vegetarian Restaurant followed early in 1963 and quickly became an Edinburgh institution. Since then Henderson's has expanded to include the Bistro on Thistle Street, an organic bakery, a gallery and Henderson's Cafe at St. John's Church on Princes St.
Janet and Mac were inspirational restaurateurs and among the first to champion the benefits of cooking and eating healthy, local, seasonal food. They soon gained an international reputation for cutting edge vegetarian cuisine and the business remains true to their founding philosophy. Henderson's serves delicious, wholesome food, using the best and freshest ingredients, all at affordable prices.
Donald Reid, Food & Drink editor of The List said: "This is an award not just for the business as it is today, but for what has existed for half a century and its many contributors over the years".
Barrie Henderson, Operations Manager of Henderson's and grandson of Janet and Mac said: "We are delighted to accept this award that recognises the hard work and creativity of all Henderson's employees over the last 50 years. We look forward to celebrating this landmark anniversary next year and will be hosting many exciting events to welcome new Henderson's customers and to thank all of our wonderful regulars who have made it the success that it is."
Catherine Henderson, Henderson's Partner and daughter of the founders said: "Janet and Mac would have been so pleased to see how the business has thrived and continues to promote the benefits of healthy eating, seasonality and organics - the principles at the root of their passion that began to flourish when Henderson's arrived onto Scotland's foodie scene 50 years ago."
Later this year Henderson's will reveal plans for celebrations running throughout 2013 that will mark the 50th anniversary of the restaurant opening. Next year will also see the 100th anniversary of Janet Henderson's birth and the business she founded will celebrate her remarkable contribution to vegetarian cooking.
Henderson's is now serving a new breakfast menu from 8.00 - 11.30am. It now includes vegetarian sausages, haggis, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes and all the usual poached, scrambled or fried eggs.
There is also a new breakfast platter with cheeses, fresh fruit, chutney and a free range egg. All are served with toast, a croissant or roll, baked by Henderson's fully organic artisan bakery. All the usual fruit smoothies, vegan porridge and regular breakfasts are still on as well!
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The fantastic Edinburgh artist David Grossart will have his exhibition on for an extra two weeks, due to popular demand, it will conclude at the end of May.
It takes the viewer on journeys both literal and metaphorical through paintings, prose and found materials. Don't miss it!
Scotland's leading platform for live poetry, The Shore Poets will be continuing their exciting monthly music and poetry events, held on the last Sunday of the month.
The headliner on the 27th of May is going to be Robert Crawford, and more information can be found on their website. www.marcabru.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
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