Delicious food and drinks with a positive impact on people & the planet.
Probably my favourite pub in London, the Duke originally teamed up with Riverford as Britain’s only organic pub. Although that partnership has now ended the legacy remains and they offer an exceptional organic menu that changes due to seasonal availability. Their apple crumble is a real must!
Location: Stoke Newington and Camden
A lovely little bakery Luminary is an innovative social enterprise that offers opportunities to empower disadvantaged women. They’ve been supported by Meghan Markle and even featured in her guest-edited issue of British Vogue. Oh and they do THE best brownies!
Location: Hackney Wick
Silo is the world’s first zero waste wine bar and restaurant with anything that isn’t consumed being fed into an aerobic digester that can generate up to 60kg compost in just 24 hours. But Silo is not just renowned for its zero waste credentials – they source directly from the best local suppliers and make everything in house from scratch including their flour, butter, oat milk and beer!
A lovely little farmshop in east London, selling fresh organic produce straight from their farm in Suffolk. Only open during the weekdays, sadly closed at the weekends!
Common Clapham is an eco-lifestyle cafe and shop. With the aim of making sustainable living more accessible and stylish, the store promotes the latest sustainable product innovations alongside a seasonal cafe and zero waste station.
Location: Covent Garden
Petersham Nurseries first began in Richmond where they have their flagship nursery but more recently opened in central London with a lovely little delicatessen, shop, florist and cellar. The food is seasonal, freshly baked and delicious!
Skye Gyngell’s restaurant, Spring, is set within Somerset House and is renowned for its seasonal produce. It was actually at Petersham (see above) where Skye was head chef that she became known for her seasonal cooking. Now, with her own restaurant, she has placed sustainability very much at its heart and has pledged to be one of London’s first plastic free restaurants.
Scout’s mouthwatering cocktail list uses ingredients that have been foraged within London as well as those that may usually be considered as past their best or wasted. With a focus on seasonal produce and minimal waste, Scout ensures that sustainability remains at the heart of everything it does.
Locations: Notting Hill, Pimlico, Brompton Cross, Marylebone
Daylesford began as one of the most sustainable, organic farms in the UK and has now expanded beyond its quiet origins in the Cotswolds to the bustling streets of London. Based in 4 locations across the city, my favourite is Marylebone but these farmshops can also be found in Notting Hill, Pimlico and Brompton Cross.
Location: London Bridge
I recently discovered this cool little cocktail bar when I was invited to Too Good To Go’s 3rd Birthday Party, hosted here. The bar bears a zero waste ethos, with sustainability the focus throughout – they won’t even use limes because of their carbon footprint!
Location: Covent Garden
Tredwells is one of London’s most sustainable restaurants with over 50% of the menu being plant-based and a huge emphasis on minimising food waste.
Please get in touch if you know of any other places to eat and drink sustainably in London!