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Prestigious Edinburgh restaurant given new organic award

Organic award for Edinburgh restaurant

The restaurant has been awarded three stars out of five by the Soil Association in recognition of their commitment to organic: between 50% and 75% of all ingredients used hail from certified organic farmers, growers and processors.

Organic Served Here recognises restaurants, cafés and eateries committed to serving organic food. Launched this month, initially in Scotland only, the award encourages chefs and restaurateurs to share their commitment to organic food with their customers, while providing a reliable way for diners find establishments serving food made with certified organic ingredients.

Neil Forbes, Chef Director at Cafe St Honoré said: "I feel very honoured to accept the UK's first Soil Association Organic Served Here award. I strongly believe that everyone should have access to good food, and good food starts even before the seed is planted, with our soil quality determining the quality of the food we eat. This award encourages everyone who prepares and sells food to think about that quality. So let's all grow, cook, eat and learn together, and be part of a future of better food for all."

Alison Muirhead, Business Development Manager at Soil Association Scotland said: “We are very excited that Cafe St Honoré have become the first restaurant to hold our Organic Served Here award. The team are a great example of what’s possible with organic, sourcing 50 – 75% of their ingredients from certified organic suppliers, which is a huge achievement. Everyone that chooses to dine there can know that by doing so, they aren’t just getting a wonderful meal; they are supporting top-quality organic farmers and suppliers, bringing you ingredients produced to the highest standards of care for the environment and animal welfare.”

Alison Muirhead (Soil Association) presenting Neil Forbes (Cafe St Honore) with the Organic Served Here 3-star award.

Organic Served Here is the only award of its kind in the UK. The higher the percentage of organic ingredients the award-holders commit to sourcing, the higher the number of Organic Served Here stars they hold – from one star all the way up to five stars. All restaurants, cafés and eateries that achieve the award are rigorously audited by Soil Association Certification experts to ensure that they buy a set percentage of their food from certified organic farmers, growers and processors.

Neil Forbes, Chef Director, with his Organic Served Here 3-star award

Find out more about Organic Served Here in our Organic Living section.