Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Top zero waste restaurants in London

The hospitality industry is renowned for its waste, especially when it comes to food waste, packaging and plastics. We wanted to shine a light on three restaurants that are leading the way in zero waste eating, pioneering a new way to eat out without the planetary harm that often comes with it! These three spots are London based, we would love to hear from you as to where your favourite sustainable spots are to eat and drink across the city! 


  • Silo London 

Silo is a restaurant designed from back to front, always with the bin in mind. The production of waste has been eliminated by simply choosing to trade directly with farmers, using re-usable delivery vessels and choosing local ingredients that themselves generated no waste. Founded by Doug McMaster, Silo has just moved their acclaimed zero-waste Brighton restaurant, Silo, into a beautiful East London warehouse at CRATE Brewery (who he’s partnering up with), overlooking the canal in Hackney Wick.

All dishes on the daily-changing, six-course tasting menu are designed with the zero waste in mind and the entire supply chain produces no waste at all!

 

Unit 7 Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN

https://silolondon.com/

 

  • Spring

Spring brings warmth and elegance within a beautiful dining space set in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House, in the arts and cultural heart of London. At Spring food is celebrated for its conviviality and the joyfulness of sharing seasonal produce. Their cooking is produce driven and cooked by a team of people who are passionate about what they do and who feel truly privileged to work with beautiful local ingredients. 

Following on from the success of the sustainable Scratch Menu, which was launched in November 2016 to raise awareness on food waste, founder Skye was inspired to take the initiative further and create a new challenge for the restaurant in 2018. After attending a talk by founder of grassroots organisations A Plastic Planet, Sian Sutherland, and watching Netflix documentary ‘Plastic Ocean’, Skye decided to target the overwhelming use of plastic in the restaurant industry. Skye eliminated plastic straws in November of 2018 this was followed by the introduction of bio-degradable cling film alternatives. 

Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, London, WC2R 1LA

https://springrestaurant.co.uk

 

 

  • The Spread Eagle

London's first 100% vegan pub, The Spread Eagle is keeping tradition alive while celebrating the UK’s modern culture. One of East London's oldest pubs, our focus is on premium liquor, the finest food and only the best vibes. Opening in 2018, The Spread Eagle became London’s first vegan pub with all our food, drinks, fixtures and fittings being plant-based and sourced sustainably where possible.  

224 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6AS

https://www.thespreadeaglelondon.co.uk/


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