Our sustainable food culture
We're creating a sustainable food culture that supports local, sustainable and Fairtrade produce and suppliers. And we're transforming our catering into a model of sustainable catering.
Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA)
In 2018 we were again awarded the top rating of three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. This takes in to account our product sourcing, our commitments to reducing waste and environmental impacts, healthy eating and charity work. Wherever possible, we buy local produce, which reduces food miles and supports the local economy. We are continuing to reduce food waste and donate any food which is near its use by date to local charities. We are also constantly updating our menus, to include seasonal produce and expand our variety of healthy meals, especially vegetarian and vegan options. Information on our score can be found in the latest SRA report on our policies page.
Our produce, suppliers and near-date food
Since 2015 we have been using a local fish supplier who sources produce from Plymouth and Brixton fish markets, and is empowered to provide fish that is plentiful on the day and either MSC Certified or from boats that are part of the Responsible Fishing Scheme. The boats are small day boats, and many of them are rod and line. This supports the local fishing industry, removes air miles and increases quality.
All our meat is British and beef, pork and lamb is from an Exeter family butcher, Red Tractor Certified and sourced from the South West. Our fruit and vegetables supplier is from Saltash. Our baker is Friary Mill based in Plymouth. Our fresh milk is local, our eggs are free range, our coffee is Fairtrade. In fact, we're a Fairtrade University.