The LifeCo, the Turkish-based lifestyle company, has introduced its vegan fine dining concept to the UK with the launch of its Saf restaurant in London. The group, which is headed by Chad Sarno and has Saf branded outlets in Munich in Germany and Istanbul in Turkey, has opened its fifth restaurant on Curtain Road in Shoreditch. The “100% botanical” chain shuns all animal and dairy products, as well as all processed foods and its menu is made up of dishes cooked at below 48 degrees. The venue also features a bar serving organic cocktails and botanical and biodynamic wines and a rear terrace where the kitchen’s herbs and flowers are grown. The company plans to roll out the brand across Europe, with the opening of a Saf restaurant in Geneva, Switzerland in the autumn and a site in Stockholm in Sweden this winter.