“Wouldn’t that be the perfect venue for a proper vegetarian restaurant?” sighed Simon. “One with scrumptious dishes and exciting ingredients that aren’t ten years behind the best restaurants in town?”
“Absolutely,” agreed Simon.
“I have just one question,” said Simon.
“What’s that?” asked Simon.
The truth is that the two Simons were pretty green themselves when they set up Greens restaurant in 1990. Although they met as co-workers in another Didsbury eaterie, neither was the chef – one was a waiter, while the other worked front-of-house.
Still, armed with enthusiasm, a couple of basic cookery books and a burgeoning sense of panic, they both took up the challenge of creating a menu for the new restaurant. And they haven’t looked back.