One of the many things we love about the restaurant world is the generosity of the people working in it and the rapid reaction of people to the humanitarian crisis that's unfolding in The Philippines is therefore no surprise.
Haiyan Aid is a charity venture started up just two days ago by Daniel Willis of The Clove Club. He's enlisting the help of restaurants all over London to help raise funds for those affected. News this morning of the people killed trying to get into a warehouse storing rice shows that the end of the typhoon is really only just the beginning of the disaster.
Over the next few weeks London's restaurants are aiming to raise over £10,000 by adding a £1 to every customer's bill and then matching the amount raised. They'll also be donating prizes for an eBay auction that'll run until Monday 25th November at 8pm (we'll be bringing you more info on that when we have it). Every penny that's raised will go direct to the DEC Haiyan Typhoon Fund.
Restaurants who have already pledged their support (not all of the below are adding £1 to their bill) include The Clove Club, Upstairs at The Ten Bells, Hibiscus, Ottolenghi, The Modern Pantry, Shake Shack, Mayfields, L'Entrepot, Tommi's Burger Joint, Copa de Cava, Emperor Norton (Paris), Yum Buns and The London Particular.
If you'd like to help as well as eating at the restaurants you can head to Haiyan Aid's Just Giving page and give money http://www.justgiving.com/HaiyanAid. And if you're in the trade and wondering how your restaurant, bar or hotel could get involved email HaiyanAid@gmail.com.
For more information follow @HaiyanAid on Twitter.