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The Foodism 100: Best Casual Restaurant 2018

The Best Casual Restaurant award, sponsored by Buffalo Trace, rounds up the ten best restaurants with an approachable price point doing positive things in food

Foodism 100: Best Casual Restaurant – the shortlist

Blueprint Café

An iconic waterfront restaurant with a commitment to sourcing local, seasonal products and which hosts dinners with food waste charities.

28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD; blueprintcafe.co.uk

Bonnington Café

A cooperatively run Vauxhall restaurant and café that serves vegan and vegetarian food to the local community.

11 Vauxhall Grove, SW8 1TD; bonningtoncafe.co.uk

Brigade

A social enterprise restaurant run in partnership with PwC, which serves as a hub for homeless charity Beyond Food.

139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ; thebrigade.co.uk

CHIK'N

A fast-casual restaurant from the brains behind Chick 'n' Sours, which extols the virtues of free-range, high-welfare chickens from Somerset.

134 Baker Street, W1U 6SH; chikn.com

CLAW

A street-food stall turned casual Carnaby restaurant, CLAW specialises in sustainable British seafood.

21 Kingly Street, W1B 5QA; claw.co.uk

Cub

A co-venture between bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) and food waste evangelist Doug McMaster, which uses waste products extensively in its food and drink.

153 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ; lyancub.com

Farmacy

A key player in London’s vegan dining scene, whose menu is made up entirely of traceable, organic, plant-based food.

74 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH; farmacylondon.com

Nutbourne

Farm-to-table restaurant from the owners of Rabbit and The Shed, which features a menu of food sourced from a network of small-scale farms in Sussex.

35-37 Parkgate Rd, SW11 4NP; nutbourne-restaurant.com

Pitt Cue

Modern barbecue restaurant, which bases much of its menu around sustainably farmed rare-breed pigs reared by co-owner Tom Adams in Cornwall.

1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YP; pittcue.co.uk

Sager + Wilde Paradise Row

An East London restaurant with a focus on super-seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and an inclusive, non-stuffy approach to natural wines.

250 Paradise Row, E2 9LE; sagerandwilde.com/paradise-row

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