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Help end human trafficking at M Restaurants and TheFork's popup Not For Sale

Throughout July, M Restaurants and TheFork have collaborated on a popup menu in aid of charity Not For Sale, which works to end human trafficking around the world. Here's everything you need to know

M Restaurants Not For Sale popup
M Restaurants Not For Sale popup

Fancy good food for a good cause? Then head down to Victoria where M Restaurants has partnered with booking platform TheFork to host a very special menu for the next few weeks.

M Restaurants is the restaurant group serving some of London's best steak, while TheFork is the UK's best restaurant discovery and booking site. 

TheFork makes exploring, discovering and booking restaurants easy through its app and website. From high-street favourites, to local eateries or the finest Michelin-starred restaurants, TheFork has it all, with thousands of restaurants to choose from across the UK. The website allows users to search for restaurants and see availability in real time and offers users exclusive offers, discounts and special menus – much like this one. 

M Restaurants is Not For Sale

Not For Sale works with local experts around the world to understand the causes of slavery, investigating local economies to discover where they might be able to break the cycle. The charity partners with local entrepreneurs to create projects that provide education, empowerment, income.

Their mission is to create long-term, sustainable, scalable solutions that offer dignity, hope and a positive future for the victims of trafficking. 

M Restaurants and TheFork have partnered on a super special menu for the month of July to help Not For Sale achieve its goals. We were lucky enough to try it, and you can read our verdict to the right. It's a seriously delicious dinner in aid of a seriously worthy cause.

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So here's the lowdown: throughout July, M Victoria Street are running a pop-up dining experience to generate funds and awareness for Not For Sale, a global organisation that works to end human trafficking and exploitation through funding self-sustaining social projects in six continents.

Professor David Batstone, founder of Not For Sale, said of the partnership with M Restaurants: "Not For Sale works with a select tribe of brands that demonstrate a deep commitment in support of our cause to arrest trafficking. We embrace innovation and entrepreneurship as our sharpest tools in that fight."

As many as 600 diners are expected to attend the special M Pop Up restaurant, with every penny of profits from being donated to Not For Sale. The bespoke menu has been created by M Group Executive Chef Michael Reid. Each of its five courses take inspiration from one of the five countries which have most benefited from Not For Sale projects: Peru, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Uganda and USA.

We went down to the restaurant to sample the menu and, as you would imagine, enjoyed the experience immensely.

Yellowfin tuna tartare – inspired by Vietnam – is a fresh little opener that wakes up your palette and puts a smile on your face. That smile will only widen with the US-influenced buttermilk cereal chicken: a proper treat that could easily be a main course. As cereals go, it beats cornflakes hands down.

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The Netherlands' course pan fried brill is aptly named, but you'll want to make sure you save room for the VIP: slow-cooked lamb shoulder with sweet potato and pickled chilli, inspired by Uganda.

It's soft, it's succulent, it's superb. You'll want extra bread for the sauce. We certainly did.

Tie the evening up with manjar blanco parfait – a delightful dessert that will not overburden you for the journey home.

Want to secure your seat at this unique dining experience? Book your table through TheFork using the link below.

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