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Our Covered Dining is now certified as a Sustainably Run Restaurant 20
May



Environmental sustainability involves us all making choices that ensure a better way of life for future generations, and we are committed to improving our impact on the environment.

Led by our Tanith, our Head of Catering, and Head Chef, Dean, we want to share some of the work we are doing across our bars and dining.

Our Covered Dining is now certified as a Sustainably Run
Restaurant. This means that, through an optional £1.23 added to your bill, a fruit tree will be planted in the developing world. This not only helps counterbalance the environmental impact of your meal, but also helps some of the poorest communities on the planet.

This season, crisps from Two Farmers use 100% biodegradable packaging, and snacks in recyclable packaging from Brave Foods contain very low carbon footprint pulses.

Supporting the #OneLess campaign in London, our Open Air Theatre branded still and sparkling water cans are supplied by Aquapax, the first carbon-balanced water brand. They give 1% of their annual turnover back to environmental restoration and, by bulk-purchasing for the season, we have cut our transport emissions from delivery.

In our kitchens, we have reduced both meat and dairy on our menus, and use sustainably farmed or high welfare products, such as buying only organic milk. Our condiments are from Rubies In The Rubble, using fruit and veg from London markets that would otherwise go to waste, and Jude’s supply the UK’s first carbon negative ice cream. In other tasty treats, Ombar
provides vegan, ethical chocolate, paying higher-than-fairtrade prices to farmers.

Behind the bars we’ve switched to mostly London-based beers, to support local business and reduce carbon emissions from transport, and are reducing the use of disposables across all areas, including the introduction of reusable water cups.

Find out more about what food and drink you can pre-order during your visit.

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