It can be difficult to precisely define what is meant by a ‘sustainable restaurant’ since it is not always possible for restaurants to source all of their produce locally. On this page are listed restaurants and cafés in and around Cambridge committed to becoming more local and sustainable.
As part of the Eat Cambridge festival, which took place in May 2015, a number of inspired chefs around Cambridge accepted a culinary challenge – to create (during the ‘hungry gap’!) a delicious dish that showcases sustainable food. This means that each of the main ingredients in the dish needs to have been produced sustainably and as locally as possible. Each chef clearly put a great deal of thought into the challenge and researched their ingredients, creating some genuinely exciting meals. There was something for everyone – vegan food (Linton Kitchen, Curly Kale Cafe, Steak and Honour), vegetarian (Bridges, Hot Numbers), fish (Cambridge Chop House, Willow Tree), or meat (St John’s Chop House, Pint Shop, Tickell Arms). This event was organised by Cambridge Sustainable Food
What is Sustainable food? Sustainable food is food that is produced, processed and traded in ways that:
- Contribute to thriving local economies and sustainable livelihoods
- Protect the diversity of both plants and animals and avoid damaging natural resources and contributing to climate change
- Provide social benefits, such as good quality, safe and healthy food for all
Each of the participating restaurants is listed below. Click to view details of the restaurant and full information on their superb dishes.