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Hendersons vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh set to close after 58 years

30 days ago   |   By Scotsman

Hendersons - an Edinburgh institution that pioneered the UK's first family-owned vegetarian restaurant - is set to close its doors after 58 years in the business.
Award-winning restaurant Hendersons of Hanover Street opened its doors in April 1962 after founder Janet Henderson, having travelled in Europe in the 1930s, was inspired by the trends and health benefits in organic and vegetarian food emerging at that time.
Henderson's history
Picture: Janet and Mac Henderson in 1934
After marrying farmer Mac Henderson, she opened firstly at 92 Hanover Street as a farm shop selling surplus fruit...
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UK's oldest vegetarian restaurant closes doors for good

UK's oldest vegetarian restaurant closes doors for good

30 days ago   |   By Metro

Henderson's has shut after trading for 58 years
A chain of family-run vegetarian restaurants in Edinburgh have been forced to close due to the financial impact of the coronavirus lockdown.
Henderson's, the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the UK, cited government decision making as playing a part in forcing it to close.
The business, which has three branches in the Scottish city, was launched in 1962 by the late Janet Henderson and husband James, known as Mac.
An attempt was made to continue trading as a shop and deli, but with the centre of Edinburgh deserted, the business was operating...
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