Top 3 Sustainable Restaurants In The UK

Sustainability is a huge buzzword in every industry at the moment, as everyone is trying to do their bit to achieve the ambitious net-zero goal. 

When it comes to the restaurant sector in the UK, some establishments have gone above and beyond to become greener. 

Heckfield Place, Hampshire

Heckfield Place in Hampshire is home to 400 acres of countryside, where all the seasonal ingredients are grown. 

Culinary director Skye Gyngell’s seed-to-plate philosophy makes sure nothing goes to waste when creating food for the Marle restaurant. 

Ugly Butterfly, St Ives

If you love crab, head to the Ugly Butterfly in St Ives, Cornwall. Here, Adam Handling creates an ethical fine-dining experience. 

Only locally sourced produce is on the menu, with the chefs making sure they use every part of the ingredient.

Its multiple-course menus are devoted to crab, and any trimmings that haven’t been used in the dishes are saved for the cocktails. 

The Pig-near Bath

The PIG-near Bath is one of the most sought-after restaurants in Britain at the moment for its food, experience, and ethos.

It is home to a wildflower orchard, fruit cages, a greenhouse, beehives, and several polytunnels. Chickens and pigs are home-reared for the eggs and pork on the menu, while the produce grown in the Kitchen Garden make up a huge proportion of the ingredients. 

Its 25-mile menu means it only sources ingredients within 25 miles of the Conservatory Restaurant, using more than 8,500 local Somerset farmers and food producers nearby. 

Every day the menu changes depending on what has been foraged, is seasonal and is in good condition, so each time you eat here, you’re sure to enjoy something new and delicious. 

October 30, 2023 — Jake Blakey