Meunier first made a splash in the UK in 1999, when his team won a Michelin star for Monsieur Max in Twickenham. He later won critical acclaim at The Admiralty in The Strand. But it was the opening of the intimate and sophisticated Morgan M in Islington (now closed) in 2003 that really established Meunier's reputation. He held three AA rosettes and 6/10 in the Good Food Guide.
On his website, Meunier reflects, 'Only when a guest is touched by the spirit of my dishes have I succeeded'. And who could fail to be touched by the spirit of adventurousness in a chef who told Confessions of a Wino, ‘I can’t compete with these memories [of home cooking], so I try to find new experiences for people.’
Setting him apart, Meunier is one of few top chefs to take his vegetarian customers seriously. At Morgan M, he had an entire menu 'from the garden', and supplied his herbivorous clientele with stunning food.