D&D London operates more than 30 restaurants globally, 20 of which are in London. All of those sites have now been awarded a rating from the SRA which awards restaurants a one, two or three star rating on efforts to source food, manage resources and work with the local community.
Paternoster Chop House in Warwick Court received the top rating available while the group was praised in particular for its social responsibility, minimising its carbon footprint and for signing up to Sustain's Sustainable Fish City campaign. The restaurant group also organises supplier visits and product knowledge sessions for staff.
Mark Linehan, managing director of the SRA, said the ratings for the group showed restaurant chains could benefit substantially from adopting sustainable practises. "Diners across the country consistently tell us that, given the choice, they would prefer to eat in a restaurant that cares about how it operates. D&D has proved that is not only possible, but makes good business sense, for a restaurant group to run its operation sustainably and efficiently, thereby meeting consumer demand," he said.