Food & Garden
The Sustainable London Restaurants We’re Reserving This Spring
In just a few weeks we’ll be able to enjoy dining at some of our favourite restaurants again – and we can’t wait! So, we thought this would be a wonderful time to share the restaurants and eateries who are championing sustainable and organic eating local to us here in London.
“Restaurants in the UK produce nearly 200,000 tonnes of food waste every year, costing the food industry a huge £682 million annually. The equivalent of 320 million meals is thrown away every year by restaurants in the UK, which is five times the population of the UK.”
– CPD Online College Knowledge Base
JOY, Portobello Dock
Situated outside in the lovely Portobello Dock makes JOY the perfect space to enjoy warm Spring lunchtimes and Summer evenings, al fresco. Their menu features delicious dishes which celebrate seasonal Kentish produce sourced from Canterbury by The Goods Shed; a farmer’s market, food hall and restaurant offering fresh Artisan foods. If you can’t make a booking, you can still enjoy JOY at home courtesy of their ‘ready meals’ and dinner kits!
REV co-founder Cora picking up some organic produce at the JOY shop!
Little Duck The Picklery, Dalston Lane
Sister restaurant to Duck Soup in Soho, The Picklery is a fermenting kitchen, wine bar and eatery situated on Dalston Lane. Here you will find a simple, seasonal and carefully considered menu with special mention to the eatery’s own homemade ferments, pickles and fermented drinks. The Picklery also offer a click and collect menu from the kitchen at Little Duck to your kitchen at home!
Westerns Laundry, Highbury East
We’ve made many a trip to Westerns Laundry for takeaway coffees and delicious pastries these past few months, so we were delighted to learn that they have made plans to open an outside dining area from April 12th! Just like their sister restaurant, Jolene, Westerns Laundry’s menu will be celebrating sustainable and regenerative produce, specialising in sustainably sourced seafood.
Spring, Somerset House
Created by sustainable food advocate and female chef of the year award winner, Skye Gyngell, Spring is one of the most beautiful and sustainable places you can dine in London – becoming the first restaurant in the city to completely ban single-use plastics. Their truly delicious menu celebrates biodynamic produce, which is sourced locally in the UK from Fern Verrow farm. Listen to our podcast episode with Skye to learn more about sustainable eating here!
Silo, Hackney Wick
Named the world’s first zero waste restaurant, operating with minimal environment impact is at the heart of Silo’s ethos. Their local produce is sourced directly from suppliers to ensure transparency throughout the supply chain, with all dishes by Silo made in house from scratch. By trading directly with farmers (using re-useable delivery vessels) Silo are able to eliminate waste. Operating a closed loop systems, any food waste at the restaurant goes straight into the compost machine.
Native At Browns, Mayfair
Protecters and preservers of British culinary heritage, Native At Browns serve up a delicious menu of seasonal produce created with foraged and organic ingredients. Perfect for open air dining, Native At Browns is situated in a beautiful and green courtyard garden in the heart of Mayfair where you can also enjoy smaller bites to eat and a glass or two of natural wine.
Farmacy, Notting Hill
The highly acclaimed (and with good reason!) Farmacy celebrates the very best of plant-based, sustainable food. Their vibrant menu is a true reflection of the company’s core ethos which champions sustainability within the culinary and agricultural industries. Ingredients are sourced from the Farmacy biodynamic farm where all produce is grown in total harmony with the land and animals, and always without artificial chemicals and fertilisers.