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Best Eco-Friendly Restaurants in the U.K.

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated April 12, 2019

Get your green-on in these restaurants going above and beyond to do good for Mother Earth. From using sustainable ingredients to reducing their energy usage, these spots are serving up incredible dishes with an ultra-light carbon footprint. Book today to do your part.

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4.6
4.6 (243)
£26 to £40
British
East Dulwich
About the restaurant
The East Dulwich neighborhood restaurant Franklins changes its menus daily to reflect the freshest available local produce at its seasonal peak. Its menus detail the British provenance of its choice seafood, meats, wild game, produce and cheeses, much of which is available at Franklins Farm Shop a few doors down.
Top review
WillP
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent meal all round, especially the Barolo !
A photo of Hawksmoor Air Street restaurant
4.5
4.5 (12761)
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Piccadilly
About the restaurant
Hawksmoor, a seafood and steak restaurant that gives equal care and attention to both, sources its seafood from British waters, humanely raised, grass-fed beef from British farms and seasonal produce from Brixham Market in Devon.
Top review
AnneH
Dined 3 days ago
Delightful pre-theatre dinner from the express menu.
A photo of Petersham Nurseries Restaurant Richmond restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2679)
£41 and over
European
Richmond
About the restaurant
Petersham Nurseries Café is the brainchild of the Boglione family, whose commitment to organic gardening, sustainable sourcing and impeccable cuisine launched a chain of restaurants, workshop series, philanthropic endeavors and more. Among other initiatives, Petersham Nurseries sources all its products organically and sustainably, runs comprehensive recycling and composting programs and is a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, ranking among the organization’s 20 most sustainable restaurants.
Top review
LJNx
Dined on May 18, 2024
We very much enjoyed our dinner at Petersham Nurseries; great food, drink, service and ambience. We appreciate having such a place in our borough. Thank you.
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4.3
4.3 (148)
£25 and under
Italian
Aberdeen
About the restaurant
DaVinci Ristorante Italiano in Aberdeen is a small, family-owned business that purchases as many ingredients as possible from small, local and family-owned suppliers. The restaurant serves homemade breads from a local bakery and buys its meats from Donald Russell, Scotland’s most acclaimed sustainable butcher.
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MoiraM
Dined on Apr 14, 2024
This is a very friendly restaurant with a nice atmosphere and good music. It was cosy with a roaring log burning stove. Menu and wine list choice was very good with authentic Italian dishes and wines. We would definitely return on our next visit to the city.
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4.7
4.7 (70)
£41 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
Soho
About the restaurant
Ember Yard takes inspiration for its cuisine from the charcoal- and wood-fired cooking techniques of Spain and Italy; however its ingredients are the best of Britain. The restaurant uses sustainable charcoal and wood from Kent in its custom Basque-style grill. Plus, Ember Yard makes concerted efforts to reduce food waste and use less plastic.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Loved it. Delicious food; excellent service. We were seated right by the open window and it had lovely terrace vibes
A photo of The Coal Shed London restaurant
4.1
4.1 (1044)
£26 to £40
British
London Bridge
About the restaurant
The Coal Shed team works closely with small producers, buying all their meat and seafood from sustainable sources. The restaurant’s rare-breed meat is butchered by its chefs according to nose-to-tail principles.
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PeterM
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
We have been to eat at the CS twice before, though not recently, and it is good to be able to say that it is still a good place to have on our list when we are in this part of London. We like the offering, the dishes are simple but well thought through and well prepared; and although it was quiet at the lunchtime visit, the ambience was absolutely fine. Service was attentive and accommodating
A photo of Rossopomodoro - Hoxton restaurant
4.0
4 (233)
£25 and under
Pizzeria
Hoxton
About the restaurant
Rossopomodoro Hoxton, an Italian restaurant specializing in authentic Neapolitan pizza, is a proud member of the restaurant sustainability initiative Carbon Free Dining.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
Great night, lovely restaurant - fantastic food, thank you
A photo of Harry's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2793)
£26 to £40
Comfort Food
Exeter
About the restaurant
Harry’s Restaurant, a family-run fine dining establishment founded in 1993, sources its ingredients from local farms and purveyors whenever possible.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
It can be hard to get a booking at this central Exeter restaurant particularly in graduation week but we were lucky to do so even if later than we’d normally choose. But I’m so glad we did. A lovely restaurant - very nicely fitted out inside. Smart but not overdone. Delightful service. It was a busy night but the room we were in was not noisy and the atmosphere is just right. And the food! We had decided to have mains then pudding having already had lunch that day sadly. The starters looked very good but we resisted. We chose well - tagliata, fresh tuna and crab linguine. All excellent. The affogato, cheese and a very rich chocolate torte. Really enjoyed ourselves and just sad that we didn’t eat here until the night of our daughter’s graduation. But I’d stop in Exeter in the future to eat here. Really worth it.
A photo of Corrigan's Mayfair restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1732)
£41 and over
British
Mayfair
About the restaurant
In creating its acclaimed British and Irish cuisine, Corrigan’s Mayfair uses only sustainably sourced ingredients, many of which come from the restaurant’s own organic farm and gardens.
Top review
peterc
Dined 1 day ago
My guest and I both commented that the service was "leisurely". Having said that, there were plenty of staff. And maybe the there were delays in the kitchen. But it did seem that the guests had to wait on the staff, rather than the staff wait on the guests. To be fair, there was lots of engagement and chit-chat with the staff, but the service was, to be frank, indolent. And indeed, I would have challenged the service charge, but for the fact I was the host. Having said that, the food was excellent. So maybe the chef and the kitchen need to have a talking to with the front of house. To recap, the food was great but the service was lackluster compared to competitors in the same market segment, and the lack of service considerably undermined the spikey price points of the menu. I would suggest that you lift your game; let me know when you have done so, and I will return And if it were my business, I would want to know about this sort of thing Many thanks Peter
A photo of Fratello's Jesmond Newcastle restaurant
3.9
3.9 (277)
£25 and under
Italian
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
Fratello’s, a small regional chain of restaurants in the Newcastle area, prepares fine Italian cuisine using ingredients sourced from the local region. Its chefs work with a network of choice farms and purveyors in the North East.
Top review
JohnB
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
The service was very attentive without being obtrusive. The menu was full of delicious dishes although some were not available. The ambience of the restaurant was lovely although being a Sunday evening was quiet.
A photo of Capricci restaurant
4.7
4.7 (534)
£26 to £40
Italian
Bankside
About the restaurant
The London-based, Italian-inspired restaurant and delicatessen Capricci showcases foods and wines from small-scale artisanal purveyors. Its seasonal menu offerings are prepared using sustainable ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Authentic Italian food, perfect spot after the Tate Modern or Globe
A photo of Lussmanns - St. Albans restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3653)
£25 and under
Modern European
St. Albans
About the restaurant
Lussmanns received a Food Made Good award and twice received the Sustainable Small Restaurant Group of the Year award from the Sustainable Restaurant Association in recognition of its efforts to champion small-scale British producers and suppliers.
Top review
MRPNICK
Dined 2 days ago
What we love about Lussmanns is it consistency. For us it has always delivered a consistent experience. Good food, great service and a calm ambience. We love the afternoon /early evening set menu even though we often veer towards the a la carte. It’s just a great dining experience all round which is why we keep coming back and have been so many times. Thank you Lussmanns.
A photo of Sorrento restaurant
4.5
4.5 (415)
£26 to £40
Italian
Stratford-Upon-Avon
About the restaurant
Sorrento Restaurant in Stratford Upon Avon has a comprehensive green initiative covering all its operations. Among other efforts, the restaurant buys local farm food, has eliminated plastic, installed energy-efficient lighting and appliances, switched to paper straws and thoroughly insulated its building.
Top review
SteveM
Dined on Feb 11, 2022
A real Italian restaurant, although with some changes to menu style to suit local expectations, this is a welcome change from the many chain restaurants that are the same everywhere. Very good food, and a reasonably extensive and not over-priced wine list. My veal was perfectly cooked (pink), as was my wife's fish. The portion sizes are reasonable, so don't be afraid to order a couple of side dishes. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Service was perhaps just a little too rapid for my taste, I'd have preferred a slightly longer wait to finish my cocktail, and between courses, but that's very much personal preference. We will certainly return.
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