The Alchemist has partnered with Foodinate, the food poverty charity, to run a ‘meal for a meal’ initiative.

The Palatine-backed operator has pledged to cover the cost of a hot, nutritious meal to a local person in need every time a customer orders the Duck Gyozas or Keralan Curry.

It comes as the group unveils a new food and drinks menu, featuring a selection of vegan options, such as a Keralan curry with chickpeas and cauliflower rice, a Shawarma Cauliflower Steak served with Harissa yoghurt and a mixed grain salad.

The updated cocktail list follows six months of innovation and experimentation from The Alchemist’s in-house expert mixologists and includes the ‘Pot O’ Gold’; a rhubarb gin and grapefruit juice combination, served alongside a beaker of pineapple gin jelly, as well as the ‘Iced Charcoal Latte’, an Alchemist take on the Espresso Martini.

Simon Potts, Managing Director of The Alchemist, said: “We’re extremely proud of the new menus; our teams work tirelessly to provide a memorable drinking and dining experience for our guests. It’s a big task for our teams to create the next big thing but their creativity and passion never falters. We hope visitors of The Alchemist love the new additions as much as we do.

Talking about the initiative, Simon added: “We are always looking for new ways in which we can give back to our communities and we love the work Foodinate do. We’re the first national restaurant brand to partner with the cause and we’re immensely proud to work alongside such a fantastic charitable organisation. It also allows our customers to be a part of the initiative and we look forward to seeing the difference we can together make to our local communities.”