The awards - which are UK centric but also honour some international establishments - were presented by Raymond Blanc and SRA president Prue Leith, at a ceremony on 5 October at London’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall.
Christian Puglisi's Copenhagen Italian-inspired restaurant is certified organic and sources much of its fresh produce from its own farm.
Bæst and Mirabelle follows in the footsteps of their Michelin-starred sister restaurant Relæ, which won the Food Made Good International Restaurant award in 2016 as well as the Sustainable Restaurant award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in the same year.
“Food and its production touches every part of our lives; it will define the society and communities of tomorrow, as well as our health and the health of the planet,” says Raymond Blanc.
“Each and every one of the winners have demonstrated food’s huge potential as a force for good. I am honoured to play some part in rewarding their significant achievements.”
British restaurants following closely behind Bæst and Mirabelle included, Daylesford, Edinburgh bistro Cafe St Honoré, Bristol tapas restaurant Poco and The Shed in west London.
Jamie’s Italian new kids’ menu that includes at least two portions of veg on every plate was the winning formula for the Feed People Well award.
Chris’s Fish ‘n’ Chips, in Leicestershire won the new Good To Go award, whilst Nando’s won the Open Right award, which is also new, for its new Cambridge restaurant.
The top 20 Food Made Good Businesses 2017 are as follows: (in alphabetical order)
Winner: Bæst and Mirabelle, Copenhagen
Café St Honoré, Edinburgh
Cookery School at Little Portland Street, London
Daylesford, Cotswolds and London
Greenhouse Café, FoodOnCampus, The University of Manchester
Gourmet Goat, London
Les Orangeries, Lussac les Chateaux
Petersham Nurseries, London
The Bay Fish & Chips, Stonehaven
The Canteen Group, three sites in Bristol
The Shed, London
The Wheatsheaf at Chilton Foliat
Woods Hill Table, Concord, Massachusetts
The winners in all other categories are as follows:
Food Made Good Business of the Year: The best in the business, excelling across the board in the Food Made Good Sustainability Rating
Winner: Baest and Mirabelle
Support Global Farmers: for the business going above and beyond in ethical sourcing.
Winner: The Breakfast Club
Value Natural Resources: for the business innovating to better preserve energy and water.
Winner: Sheffield Hallam University
Treat Staff Fairly: for the business doing most to value staff through pay & beyond the paycheque.
Winner: Pizza Hut Restaurants
Feed People Well: for the business doing the most to support adults and kids make good choices when eating out.
Winner: Jamie’s Italian
Celebrate Local: for the business making the very most of the larder on its doorstep
Winner: The Gallivant, Camber
Source Fish Responsibly: for the business doing most to help ensure plenty more fish in the sea
Winner: Kingfisher Fish & Chips, Plymouth
Serve More Veg and Better Meat: rewarding the most innovative ways of flipping the menu
Winner: Petersham Nurseries
Reduce Reuse Recycle: for the most impactful way of keeping as much as possible out of landfill.
Winner: Thali Café, Bristol and Oxford
Waste No Food: rewarding the very best ways of ensuring food stays out of the bin.
Winner: Gourmet Goat, London
Support The Community: for the business making food do good as well as taste good in its area.
Winner: Friends House Restaurant, London
People’s Favourite Restaurant: Publicly-voted award run in partnership with delicious. magazine
Winner: Lucky Beach Café, Brighton
Food Made Good Supplier of the Year:
Food Made Good Champion 2017: The business doing the most to promote positive change via the Food Made Good online community
Winner: OXO Tower Restaurant Bar & Brasserie
Good to Go Award: For the restaurant doing most to prove that you don’t have to remove principles when taking food away
Winner: Chris’s Fish & Chips, Barwell, Leicestershire
Open Right Award: Celebrating a site opened in last 12 months with sustainability built-in.
Winner: Nando’s Cambridge Retail Park
Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero: For individual(s) doing the most to create positive change across the sector
Winner: Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent