The prize - which recognises the most sustainable restaurant in the UK - was presented by Raymond Blanc, at a ceremony on 22 March.
Poco is the second restaurant from ‘eco-chef’ Tom Hunt and uses almost entirely organic, locally sourced produce. Lemons are the only fresh imported ingredient on the menu.
Hunt said: “Winning this award is like winning three Michelin stars for us! Sustainability is at the heart of all Poco's values. We are therefore ecstatic to receive recognition for something we believe is so important.
"Since we opened our first Poco five years ago the environmental consciousness of restaurants has increased dramatically.”
Jamie’s a food hero
Jamie Oliver was named this year’s Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero for his ‘unrelenting passion and commitment’ to improving the health of the nation.
Lussmanns Fish & Grill in Hertfordshire received the People’s Favourite Award after topping a public poll of five restaurants shortlisted from more than 600 nominations.
The restaurant was praised for its community engagement – supporting more than 30 good causes – and menus sourced from British producers.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ – which grows and rears half of its ingredients on-site – won the Sourcing award for the fourth year running.
South London pub The Roebuck picked up the award for Most Improved Sustainability while Wahaca was named Large Group of the Year.
Copenhagen-based Relæ, the only organic certified Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, was named International Food Made Good Champion.
This year’s winners in full:
Restaurant of the Year – Poco Broadway Market
Independent Restaurant of the Year - Poco, Broadway Market, London
Small Group of the Year - Daylesford, Gloucestershire and London
Large Group of the Year - Wahaca
Award for Environment - Arbor at The Green House Hotel, Bournemouth
Award for Society - Artizian Catering Services
Award for Sourcing - River Cottage HQ, Devon
Sustainable Innovation Award - bio-bean
English Food Made Good Champion 2016 - Poco, Broadway Market, London
Scottish Food Made Good Champion 2016 - The Captain’s Galley, Scrabster
Welsh Food Made Good Champion 2016 - The Gallery, Barry
Irish Food Made Good Champion 2016 - KSG at University College Cork
Food Made Good Caterer of the Year - bartlett mitchell
Best Food Waste Strategy - FoodInResidence, The University of Manchester
Most Improved Sustainability - The Roebuck, London
International Food Made Good Champion 2016 - Relæ, Denmark
The People’s Favourite - Lussmanns Fish & Grill, St Albans
The Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero Award - Jamie Oliver
Food Made Good University Champion - Plymouth University
Food Made Good Supplier of the Year - Delphis Eco