Danish based Bæst and Mirabelle topped the list of winners at the 2017 Food Made Good Awards

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Danish  Bæst and Mirabelle topped the list of winners at the 2017 Food Made Good Awards

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Denmark's Bæst restaurant and its sister bakery Mirabelle have been named the Food Made Good Business of the Year at the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s 2017 Food Made Good Awards.

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

Farmstand, London

Greenhouse Café, FoodOnCampus, The University of Manchester

Gourmet Goat, London

Kai, Galway

Les Orangeries, Lussac les Chateaux

Loam, Galway

Petersham Nurseries, London

Poco, Bristol

Relæ, Copenhagen

The Bay Fish & Chips, Stonehaven

The Canteen Group, three sites in Bristol

The Shed, London

The Wheatsheaf at Chilton Foliat

Thyme, Gloucs

Vacherin, London

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:

Winner: Vegware

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

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