Successful restaurants have historically been judged by their prestigious ingredients, often flown in from across the globe – the more exotic and rare the better. Little regard was given to seasonality, the environmental impact of flying a single ingredient around the world or the management of food waste. Luckily, the landscape has changed with guests more conscious and educated than ever about the ingredients on their plates and gravitating towards purpose-driven business.
Whether it’s restaurants cooking with local and organic produce, reducing or eliminating plastic from kitchen and table or creating magical dishes out of the industry’s food waste, here are the 10 best sustainable restaurants in London making an effort to reduce their environmental footprint without compromising on quality and taste.
Riverford at The Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Camridge Pub teamed up with family-run farm Riverford to launch Britain’s only certified organic pub. All ingredients are 100% certified organic and seasonal. With the goal to further minimise their impact, food wasre is collected in order to generate energy via an anerobic digestor and all furniture is second hand, repurposed or recycled.
Commited to only sourcing fish responsibly by only using MSC species when in season and otherwise only use sustainable farmed fish, fish from UK day boats and hook and line tuna from the Maldives. They use sustainable bamboo chopsticks and mostly biodegradable packaging.