Open House London on target to provide NHS with more than 10,000 meals


Restaurant and bar specialist Open House London has donated nearly 8,000 meals to local NHS hospitals in partnership with Help for Heroes.

Since the closure of its restaurants and furloughing of workers, the company said that a significant number of employees have volunteered their time to prepare meals at its The Lighterman site in Kings Cross.

The meals are then distributed to hospitals local to the restaurant and enjoyed by NHS staff.

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Open House London emphasised that hygiene and health and safety remain of the utmost importance to everyone involved.

The team is even avoiding public transport entirely when travelling to The Lighterman.

Over 2,700 meals are leaving the restaurant weekly, going to staff at the Chelsea & Westminster, St Mary’s, St Barts and Royal Free hospitals.

Open House London expects to surpass 10,000 total meals made on Monday, May 18.

Ankur Wishart, co-founder and MD of Open House London, said: “As soon as we heard the news that we would have to close the doors of our restaurants, we knew we had to do something to support the huge efforts of the NHS.

“I’m incredibly proud of the people who have volunteered their time during lockdown to produce some stunning dishes for London’s doctors, nurses and frontline teams.

“We’re of course looking forward to welcoming guests back to our venues as soon as we can, but in the meantime we will keep going with our current operation as long as the NHS needs us.”

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