Eating more sustainably has never been so tasty! Treat yourself as well as the planet by choosing to dine out in one of these restaurants…
The Waterhouse, located on the banks of Regents Canal, Hackney, is a real hidden gem. Enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by the soothing sounds of the canal, whilst supporting the environment in the process.
The Waterhouse pays tribute to the natural beauty of its setting by working in harmony with the environment. Rooftop solar panels provide the kitchen’s energy supply and the flooring is formed from recycled rubber. Takeaway materials are strictly biodegradable and the bathrooms include a paperless toilet with built in bidet, for the truly environmentally conscious!
If that wasn’t enough, the restaurant’s serene waterside terrace houses a living island, installed by the Canal and River Trust, to encourage local wildlife back to the area.
With one of the best views in London, the Oxo Tower Restaurant is a hot spot for fine dining. Using only the finest ingredients the restaurant treats guests to dishes made from some of the best seasonal British produce available. Not only do they have delicious food and wine covered, you can dine knowing you are supporting sustainable brands, as such as Rubies in the Rubble condiments, which are made from ‘wonky’ and unwanted fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.
Modern Pantry, part of the D&D group, is located in Clerkenwell and offers an electric range of dishes and drinks. Whilst you sip on one of their signature cocktails, you can relax in the knowledge that D&D are committed to creating a cleaner, stronger and healthier world for us to live in. Having launched their Waste Not, Want More campaign this year, D&D are taking great strides to reduce plastic usage across the group, whilst fostering a strong ethos of serving locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
Roganic, a Michelin Star restaurant in the heart Marylebone, owned by top chef Simon Rogan.
Rogan set up his own farm in the Cartmel Valley in the Lake District, entirely dedicated to producing the finest ingredients from the lush, local countryside. All produce is grown naturally and organically and used fresh in his restaurants, connecting the diners to nature whilst providing fresh, flavoursome and sustainably produced dishes.
Staying in Marylebone, D&D London’s Orrey is another restaurant committed to helping the environment. This French inspired establishment is just one of the restaurants in the D&D group that banned plastic straws in 2018 and has put a big emphasis on creating awareness of food waste by encouraging diners to take any leftovers to enjoy at home. D&D London has also been recognised as a leading business in caring for the environment, and in 2015 was the SRA’s Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year.