Sustainable Restaurant Awards shortlist announced

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd February 2015
Restaurants ranging from an alpine ski lodge to a Welsh prison are in the running to win the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015. The shortlist includes well-known names such as Hawksmoor and Carluccio, in addition to two fish and chip shops and one of the most northerly restaurants in the UK.Clink -1282 Interest in the awards, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions, has increased this year with the People’s Favourite category. The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) received over 850 nominations for this award and it will be presented by their President Raymond Blanc on Monday 23 February 2015 at Oval Space in East London. The awards are decided based on the three pillars of sustainability; Sourcing, Society and Environment and recognise the achievements of the best sustainable food service businesses in the UK and globally. The People’s Favourite category includes The Bay Fish and Chips, Stonehaven, also nominated for Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, The Eagle and Child, Ramsbottom, where young unemployed people serve local dishes with a modern twist, The Real Junk Food Project in Leeds, serving surplus food on a pay as you feel basis to highlight food waste and Star Bistro in Cheltenham, that gives people with disabilities the chance to shine. The fifth nomination, Silo, opened in Brighton at the end of 2014 and is designed to be totally waste-free. bruno loubetThe public can vote for their favourite up until 15 February by visiting www.thesra.org/vote or simply tweeting, using the hashtag #srafavevote along with their choice. The Pig has been shortlisted in three categories, for English Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, the SRA Award for Sourcing and Hotel Restaurant of the Year. Carluccio’s and Boston Tea Party have both been shortlisted for the SRA Award for Society and the Sustainable Large Group of the Year. The Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel has also been nominated for two awards, which are the Sustainable Hotel Restaurant of the Year and the SRA Award for Environment. Prison restaurant The Clink, Cardiff is up against last year’s winner, The Gallery in Barry for the Welsh Sustainable Restaurant of the Year, along with Enochs Fish & Chips. The award for International Sustainable Restaurant of the Year sees The Lodge, Verbier up against Three Michelin starred Azurmendi and last year’s winner Les Orangeries. Caterer Bennett Hay has earned a place on the shortlist for the Best Food Waste Strategy by highlighting the scale of food wastage on site. Raymond Blanc will also announce the recipient of his Sustainability Hero Award at the ceremony. The theme of the event is the Future of Food and guests can enjoy insect canapés prepared the Wahaca way, whilst Chef Director of The Pig, James Golding, prepares dinner.

SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT AWARDS SHORTLIST 2015

SRA Award for Sourcing: (Sponsored by Reynolds) ODE-dining, Devon River Cottage HQ, Devon Poco, Bristol The Pig, Hampshire SRA Award for Society: (Sponsored by TUCO Ltd) The Brookwood Partnership, National Carluccio’s, NationalSRA-Awards-2014-1 Boston Tea Party, South West and Midlands Geronimo Inns, South East SRA Award for the Environment: (Sponsored by Specialist Waste Recycling) Arbor Restaurant at The Green House Hotel, Bournemouth The Captain’s Galley, Caithness Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel, London English Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: (Sponsored by Eureka Search & Selection) Daylesford, Gloucestershire and London The Pig, Hampshire ODE-dining, Devon Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: (Sponsored by Speyside Glenlivet) The Captain’s Galley, Caithness The Bay Fish and Chips, Aberdeenshire Cafe St Honoré, Edinburgh Welsh Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: The Gallery, South Wales The Clink, Cardiff Enochs Fish and Chips, Llandudno Irish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: (Sponsored by Hospitality Action) Kylemore Services Group, Cork Made in Belfast, Belfast Two and You, Dublin International Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: Les Orangeries, France The Lodge, Verbier (Virgin) Switzerland Azurmendi, Spain Sustainable Small Group of the Year: (Sponsored by Yealands Family Wine) Lussmanns Fish & Grill, Hertfordshire Drake & Morgan, London Hawksmoor, London Sustainable Large Group of the Year: (Sponsored by Chapman Ventilation) D&D London Carluccio’s, National Boston Tea Party, South West and Midlands Sustainable Pub of the Year: The Truscott Arms, London Orwells, Oxon The Imperial, London Sustainable Hotel Restaurant of the Year: (Sponsored by Gram UK) Bistrot Bruno Loubet at The Zetter Hotel, London The Pig, Hampshire The Jetty, Dorset Sustainable Caterer of the Year: (Sponsored by Space Catering) bartlett mitchell Ltd Lexington Catering Artizian Catering Services Most Improved Sustainability: (Sponsored by Paper Round) Ceviche, London The Akeman (Oakman Inns), Hertforshire Bingham Hotel, London The Montpelier, London The People’s Favourite Award: (Sponsored by Bookatable) The Bay Fish and Chips, Aberdeenshire The Eagle and Child, Lancashire The Real Junk Food Project, Leeds Silo, Brighton Star Bistro, Gloucestershire Sustainable Innovation Award: (Sponsored by Costa) Wahaca, Boston Tea Party, South West and Midlands Silo, Brighton Best Food Waste Strategy: (Sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions) Bennett Hay The Roebuck, London The Brookwood Partnership By Molly Mileham-Chappell

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd February 2015

Sustainable Restaurant Awards shortlist announced