10 Best Restaurants & Gastropubs in London for Sustainably Sourced Seafood
J Sheekey Oyster Bar offers all-day dining in the heart of the West End, serving the finest fish, oysters, shellfish and other fruits de mer. The fish is all responsibly sourced from sustainable sources and the menu includes a range of meat and vegetarian options as well as its signature oysters and Champagne. Situated next to the main restaurant on St Martin's Court, and emulating the same classic style, J Sheekey Oyster Bar is a stone's throw from many of the West End's theatres.
Geales second London restaurant in Chelsea is the same down-to-earth British fish and chips - fresh fish, no frills and fabulous service. Offering an exciting new menu of old time favourites, much-loved staples or delicious new treats. Diners can also enjoy all day service, Lobster Wednesday and eat in peace knowing that all fish will be sustainable and locally-sourced within the UK.
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St James' - This British cuisine AA Rosette restaurant in The Cavendish, just off Piccadilly, was awarded 3 Stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association earlier this year, and Head Chef Nitin Padwal received aspiring manager of the year award in 2010. Along with Food & Beverage Service Manager, Moses Solomon, Padwal has enforced a 100% sustainable sourcing policy. The restaurant also supports the seasonal ethos and, notably, ethically-farmed fish. Perfect guilt-free pre-theatre dining.
Lambeth & Elephant & Castle
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Thanks to being a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, all the meat comes from free range British farms and the vegetables are seasonal from Secretts farm in Surrey. At present The Three Stags will only be selling fish if after research they are convinced of its sustainability and the manor it has been caught. The food here is delicious - some of the best vegetables you can imagine and the fish is perfect! (Soon to join the Waterloo Quarter whereupon 100% of waste will be recycled)
Chiswick & Brentford
Awarded a Bib Gourmand by the esteemed Michelin Guide, Charlotte's Bistro is a family-run neighbourhood bistro in the heart of Chiswick. Moving with the seasons, a refined menu showcases ethically sourced, sustainable produce, and has seen Charlotte's recognised by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
City of London
Moshi Moshi believe in the fundamental principles of Japanese culinary tradition. Using only the freshest seasonal ingredients to create food which is bold in its simplicity. Nothing is overcooked; there are only degrees of rawness. It is a way of preparation which respects what we eat and keeps it close to its natural essence. They work hard to foster relationships with local food producers, thereby reducing food miles whilst at the same time supporting a thriving & sustainable local economy.
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The pioneering Acornhouse Restaurant was set up by Shoreditch Trust in 2006 to change the restaurant industry's approach to sustainable food. Acornhouse offers exceptional quality food, including fish, with a fresh, seasonally evolving menu. Every aspect from design through to delivery aims to be environmentally aware. Acornhouse Restaurant is committed to efficient waste management and follows a policy of 'refuse, reduce, reuse and, where no alternatives exist, recycle'.
Angel & Islington
Bar / Restaurant
The pub have an extremely strict fish buying policy: they never buy endangered species or fish in its breeding season. They were the very 1st restaurant in the UK to have their fish buying policy approved by the Marine Conservation Society in 2001 & more recently underwent an audit from the Marine Stewardship Council & were granted permission to use their logo on their menus when they purchase fish from their fisheries. It is the UK's 1st & only gastropub to be certified by the Soil Association.