The acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant in Shoreditch helmed by James Lowe, with a progressive attitude towards truly sustainable sourcing of produce and the relationships with its suppliers.
Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ; lyleslondon.com
A Bermondsey restaurant by Imogen Davis and former River Cottage and Blue Hill at Stone Barns chef Ivan Tisdall-Downes, with a menu focusing on British wild food and innovative use of food waste.
32 Southwark Street, SE1 1TU; eatnative.co.uk
An iconic Michelin-starred café at Richmond’s Petersham Nurseries garden centre and restaurant in Covent Garden, both of which serve food made from ultra-seasonal British produce (much of which is grown in-house) under head chef Damian Clisby.
Various locations; petershamnurseries.com
The new London outpost of Simon Rogan which, alongside the iconic L’Enclume and Rogan & Co. in Cartmel, makes use of the operation’s organic farm for almost all of its seasonal fruit and vegetables.
5-7 Blandford Street, W1U 3DB; roganic.uk
A Brixton restaurant that emphasises working with the local community and supporting local charities by, among other things, forming an alliance with a local allotment to source produce for its changing menus.
18 Market Row, SW9 8LD; salonbrixton.co.uk
Searcys St Pancras Champagne Bar & Brasserie
The champagne bar and restaurant of the restaurant Searcys, which has revamped its entire operation to put environmental and social initiatives front of mind, and collaborated with the SRA on special menus.
Grand Terrace, St Pancras International Station, N1C 4QL; stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk
A new members’ club and restaurant in Mayfair headed up by former Portland head chef Merlin Labron-Johnson, which focuses on root-to-stem dining and acts as an incubator for like-minded social entrepreneurs.
40 Conduit Street, W1S 2YQ; theconduit.com
A neighbourhood restaurant by chef Robin Gill, sourcing from its kitchen garden and featuring hyper-seasonal and regularly changing menus with an emphasis on food-preservation techniques.
15 The Pavement, SW4 0HY; the-dairy.co.uk
The Frog Hoxton
Adam Handling’s relocated East London restaurant, which serves fine-dining-style food and drink, uses an adjoining café and bar to offset its food waste, and sources produce from a progressive UK farm.
45-47 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PD; thefroghoxton.com
The Great Chase
A fine-dining restaurant with accompanying alcohol-free bar, which seeks to develop conversations around halal butchery, as well as supporting community initiatives.
316 St John Street, EC1V 4NT; thegreatchase.co.uk