Green Gauge- Starry Eyed for Sustainability

As part of the 2021 Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland, a brand new sustainability distinction launched – The Michelin Green Star.

The Green Star has been introduced to highlight restaurants at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices and who can provide inspiration for the industry and wider society. The 23 restaurants listed below were awarded the Green Star, with a further 46 being identified as taking positive steps to work in a greener way.

Whether these restaurants champion local producers, grow and rear their own produce, fight against food waste or lead the way in removing non-recyclable materials from supply chains, they are selected by the Michelin Inspectors for holding themselves accountable to the highest ethical and environmental standards.

The guide itself, available online or via the iOS app, identifies the Green Star restaurants with a new green sustainability symbol and also provides a brief overview of their practices as outlined in their entries.

★ England

– Angela’s, Margate
– Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ 
  Saisons, Great Milton
– Black Swan, Oldstead
– Coombeshead Farm, Lewannick
– Daylesford Organic Farm,
  Daylesford
– Hypha, Chester
– L’Enclume, Cartmel
– New Yard, Trelowarren
– Oxo Tower Brasserie, Southwark,
  London
– Petersham Nurseries Café,
  Richmond, London
– Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
– River Cottage Kitchen, Axminster
– Silo, Hackney, London
– The Dining Room – Whatley 
  Manor, Malmesbury
– The Ethicurean, Wrington
– The Small Holding, Kilndown
– Tredwells, Strand and Covent
  Garden, London
– Where the Light Gets In, Stockport

★ Scotland
– Inver, Strachur

★ Wales
– Henry Robertson – Palé Hall,
  Llandderfel

★ Republic of Ireland
– Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites,
  Inishmaan, Aran Islands
– Kai, Galway
– Loam, Galway

“Launching a brand-new distinction dedicated to sustainable gastronomy shows that our recognition of restaurants goes beyond the search for the best cooking. It enables us to also turn the spotlight on those with a great sense of responsibility towards the environment.” – Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides

Find out more about each of the restaurants at guide.michelin.com