Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2013


The 2013 Sustainable Restaurant Association Awards, in association with Unilever Food Solutions, took place on Monday the 4th of February at the iconic OXO Tower on London’s South Bank.

SRA President Raymond Blanc hosted the awards, which were attended by some of the country’s leading chefs and restaurateurs, including Antonio Carluccio and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Chef Blanc and his team from Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons teamed up with two of his protégés, Bruno Loubet, head chef at Bistrot Bruno Loubet at the Zetter Hotel, and Agnar Sverrisson of Texture, to create a special sustainable menu in honour of the award-winners and special guests.

The awards are in recognition of those who have achieved the highest ratings in sustainability across several categories during the last year, including the coveted title of Sustainable Restaurant of the Year. Our winners and sponsors can be found below.


And the winners are……

Most Improved

Winner:    Babylon at the Roof Gardens

Highly Commended:   Lussmanns

  Sponsor:    Raimat

Pub of the Year

Winner:    Preston Park Tavern

Highly Commended:   The Seagrave Arms

Sponsor:     Element 29

Small Group of the Year

Winner:   Wahaca

Highly Commended:    Hawksmoor

Sponsor:    SWR

Hotel of the Year

Winner:   Dixcart Bay Hotel

Highly Commended:    The Pig

Sponsor:    Foodspeed

Welsh Restaurant of the Year

Winner:  Enochs

 Sponsor:  EcoPure Waters

Scottish Restaurant of the Year

Winner:  The Bay

Highly Commended:   Iglu

Sponsor:  W Denis Insurance Brokers plc

London Restaurant of the Year

Winner:   Friends House

Highly Commended:   The Modern Pantry

Sponsor:   Paper Round

Large Group of the Year

Winner:    Marriott Hotels International

Highly Commended:   Brasserie Blanc

Sponsor:   Chapman Ventilation

Unilever Food Solutions Food Waste Strategy

Winner:   The Savoy

Highly Commended:   Poco

Sponsor:    Unilever Food Solutions

Innovation Award

Winner:   Feng Sushi

Highly Commended:    Hawksmoor

Sponsor:    Eureka Executive

Sourcing Award

Winner:    River Cottage

Highly Commended:    Iglu

Sponsor:    Reynolds

Environment Award

Winner:  Poco

Highly Commended:   Dixcart Bay Hotel

Sponsor:   The London Linen Group

Society Award

Winner:  Café St Honore

Highly Commended:   Blackfriars

Sponsor:  Steelite

Restaurant of the Year

Winner:  café-ODE

Sponsor:  Southbank Fresh Fish

Highly Commended:  River Cottage, Dixcart Bay Hotel, Iglu, Poco, The Pig

Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero

Winner:  Sheila Dillon of BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme

Unilever Food Solutions is proud to be the Headline Sponsor of the 2013 Sustainable Restaurant Association Awards and the introduction of a new category – The Best Food Waste Strategy.



You can view the Past winners here.