4th August 2022
Vegan chef Rishim Sachdeva has raised almost £240,000 on crowdfunding platform Seedrs to open a permanent London restaurant site for his “mostly vegan” concept, Tendril.
The move comes after a residency for Tendril at Soho’s Sun & 13 Cantons – a starting ground for notable restaurant success stories, such as Sambal Shiok, Sarap and Asma Khan’s Darjeeling Express.
Tendril’s menu focuses on fresh, seasonal produce, and takes inspiration from Sachdeva’s kitchen experience in London and India, as well as the food he likes to eat at home – having been a (mostly) vegan himself since early 2019.
Signature dishes on include Tostada, with muhamarra, winter squash and chard kimchi, and Chipotle mushroom, barbecue kale, walnut, crispy potato and gremolata. Sachdeva was offering 17.94% equity for the investment, giving a pre-money valuation of £800,000. He has raised £237,244 from 178 investors. Sachadeva is currently running a pop-up for Tendril at 5 Princes Street, just off Regent Street, while he looks to secure a permanent home.