Top 5: Low Waste Restaurants
Our new years resolution as a team was to reduce our waste this year. We're pretty pleased so far with our efforts, the choices we have been making and our progress. The recent success of press campaigns encouraging all of us to look at our daily routines and commit to making small everyday sustainable changes collectively can have a huge impact on the health of the environment. We wanted to share with you some of our favourite low waste and sustainable restaurants, projects and campaigners. Keep up the good work guys!
Spring, at Somerset House - http://springrestaurant.co.uk/
We love Skye Gyngell & Team's commitment to making best use of discarded produce that otherwise wouldn't end up on the table. Find out more about their mission, 'scratch' menu and summer pop up 'Table' (fingers crossed returning soon).
Silo, Brighton - http://www.silobrighton.com/
Chef and founder Douglas McMaster really is the master of making sure every last scrap of produce is either reused or recycled. He opened Silo with the idea in his mind of a 'bin-free' kitchen and their story of everyday innovation is truly inspiring, learn more in his Ted Talk.
Wahaca - https://www.wahaca.co.uk/
Tommi Myers & Team have created a great example of where you can choose to make better choices in your every day life. With an accessible lunch menu and perfect array of post-work margaritas, Wahaca is the first restaurant group in the UK to be certified Carbon Neutral amongst a host of other accolades.
Refettorio Felix - https://www.refettoriofelix.com/
Massimo Bottura's non-profit org Food for Soul is the force behind this charity project in West London which serves dishes to vulnerable local communities, using produce gathered by The Felix Project, a charity working to reduce food waste and food poverty in London. We were lucky enough to be invited to cook for a fundraising dinner for Feedback last October along hosted by Tristam Stuart and Melissa Hemsley, find out how you can get involved here.
Ann Storr, Instagram Favourite - @storrcupboard
Ann is our latest Instagram inspiration, with a feed full of ideas for what to do with leftovers.
She introduces her quick, easy, problem-solving recipes with some well rehearsed truths about home cooking: "Think about what you’re going to have for supper tonight: what’s it going to be? That new Ottolenghi salad you read the recipe for on Saturday? A risotto – but you’ve got no rice & no wine, and shit isn’t going to happen."
Check out her Instagram for tips on using your store cupboard essentials and leftovers.