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Sustainable Restaurant Association reveals Top 20 most sustainable restaurants

Sustainable Restaurant Association reveals Top 20 most sustainable restaurants

Top 20 includes 10 independent restaurants, a hotel, two pubs, a cookery school and half a dozen university and workplace caterers.

The list of the top 20 most sustainable foodservice businesses, revealed recently on the shortlist for the Food Made Good Business of the Year, published by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), offers diners a taste of a better food future and inspiration for all industry operators.

The winner, the business to have achieved the highest score in the Sustainable Restaurant’s Association’s industry-leading sustainability rating, will be announced at the Food Made Good Awards ceremony on 1 October at FEST Camden, London.

Two of Galway’s finest restaurants Loam and Kai, both built on their rich local larder, rub shoulders on the list alongside London pub, The Culpeper, The Bay Fish and Chips in Aberdeenshire as well as workplace caterer Vacherin. Devon café ODE-truefood, a former winner of this award, vies with fellow seaside restaurant The Gallivant and The Cookery School at Daylesford.

The SRA’s rating assesses businesses across all aspects of their policies and operations and their influence across 10 key themes under the headings of Sourcing, Environment and Society. Together these define a ‘good’ restaurant or foodservice business.

Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, said: “The Food Made Good Awards shortlist always delivers incredible examples of what the leaders in our industry are doing to create a better food future. Whether it’s chefs creating beautiful new menus that celebrate vegetables or finding new ways of using less plastic, the Food Made Good Awards are the perfect way to celebrate the people and businesses using food as a force for good. I would urge all chefs and restaurateurs to take inspiration from these sustainability pioneers and follow their lead.”

Seventeen awards will be presented at the ceremony on 1 October when guests will be treated to a fine selection of dishes from Cinnamon Club, Poco Tapas Bar, OXO Tower Restaurant Bar and Brasserie, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, The Good Egg and Oystermen. The dishes served on the day will all conform to the SRA’s recipe for a better food future – One Planet Plate

Raymond Blanc’s Sustainability Hero 2018 will also be revealed at the ceremony. Previous winners include Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Shortlist for Food Made Good Business 2018 (in alphabetical order)

Artizian Catering Services, London
bartlett mitchell, London
The Bay Fish & Chips, Aberdeenshire
Cafe St Honoré, Edinburgh
The Cookery School at Daylesford, Cotswolds
The Culpeper, London
Daylesford Organic, Cotswolds and London
Eden Caterers, London
Farmstand, London
The Gallivant, East Sussex
Kai, Galway
Loam, Galway
ODE-truefood, Devon
Oxford Brookes University
Petersham Nurseries, London
Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol
Relæ, Copenhagen
Vacherin, London
The Wheatsheaf at Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire
University of Winchester

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