The Sustainable Restaurant Association has just had its second annual awards with a number of London places coming away from today's ceremony with gongs. Wahaca (pictured here) picked up the Sustainable Small Restaurant Group for the second year running. And Richard Branson's Babylon at the Roof Gardens won Most Improved for increasing its commitment to responsibly farmed meat and dairy as well as sustainable fish, measuring its food waste and introducing eco-doggy boxes.
Rather impressively, The Savoy, which won for the very-unsexy Best Food Waste Strategy has, over the past 12 months through its Food waste to Renewable Energy Scheme, generated enough energy to power about 27% of its guestrooms.
And finally, Feng Sushi was awarded the Sustainable Innovation Award for its commitment to work with UK producers to grow vegetables traditionally sourced from overseas as well as effectively ensuring a reliable supply of sustainable, seasonal fish.
The full list of winners are as follows:
- Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: cafe-ODE, Devon
- Sustainable Small Restaurant Group of the Year: Wahaca, London
- Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year: Marriott Hotels International
- Sustainable Pub of the Year: Preston Park Tavern, Brighton
- Sustainable Hotel Restaurant of the Year: Dixcart Bay Hotel, Sark
- Scottish Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: The Bay Fish and Chips, Aberdeenshire
- Welsh Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: Enochs, Llandudno
- London Sustainable Restaurant of the Year: Friends House, Euston Road
- SRA Award for Sourcing: River Cottage, Devon
- SRA Award for Society: Cafe St Honoré, Edinburgh
- SRA Award for Environment: Poco, Bristol
- SRA Award for Most Improved Restaurant: Babylon, London
- Best Food Waste Strategy: The Savoy, London
- Sustainable Innovation Award: Feng Sushi, London
- Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero: Sheila Dillon