Sustainable Restaurant Association reveals Top 20 most sustainable restaurants

Sustainable Restaurant Association

Sustainable Restaurant Association

Premium Supplier 17th September 2018

Sustainable Restaurant Association reveals Top 20 most sustainable restaurants

The list of the top 20 most sustainable foodservice businesses, revealed today 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 list of the Top 20 includes ten independent restaurants, a hotel, two pubs, half a dozen university and workplace caterers as well as a cookery school.

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.

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 ten key themes under the headings of Sourcing, Environment and Society. Together these define a ‘good’ restaurant or foodservice business.

Forty of the most progressive purveyors of food and drink appear on the shortlist for the 17 Food Made Good Awards 2018, the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s accolades for businesses helping diners use the power of their appetites wisely.

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 special ceremony on 1st October at FEST Camden where guests will be treated to a mouth-watering 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 they serve will all conform to the SRA’s recipe for a better food future – One Planet Plate.

A full list of categories and the shortlisted restaurants are available below and here.

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