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Research from the Sustainable Restaurant Association on what customers want

Posted: 22nd August 2013 at 06:26 pm
The headline messages from our 2013 consumer research conducted by Populus, are that diners are becoming more sophisticated in their understanding of sustainability, and their decision making, they will pay a premium for a sustainable meal and want restaurants to tell them more about all the good things they're doing. Whereas their top priorities have historically focused on sourcing issues, now diners have a broader take on sustainability, as demonstrated in their choice of three top issues they want restaurants to be addressing: food waste, health and nutrition and local sourcing.

Eighty five per cent say they know little or nothing about the social and environmental standards of the restaurants in which they eat, while almost exactly the same number (84%) want restaurants to tell them more about their sustainability.
SRA Sustainability Rating
You can read the 
, for our in-depth interpretation of the survey results and find out about our predictions for consumers' top issues for 2014. 

Highlands and Islands Restaurant of the year 2013

Posted: 22nd August 2013 at 06:16 pm

Just heard we have been short listed for the Highlands and Islands Restaurant of the Year for 2013.  Nerve wracking as we won last year which was fantastic.  I (Jane) went on my own to the awrds as we we so convinced we could not be winers.  What chance of winning two  years in a row? Slim but wonderful to be in the running again.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association

Posted: 27th June 2013 at 06:06 pm

Well we have just been sent a very smart gold sticker with 2 stars on it from the SRA.  We were 1% off the top grade for sustainability (ie 3 stars).  We will work on that.  We did not score so high on the water recycling and conservation matters.  An interesting issue given we such wonderful amounts of rain fall up here is is not really a day to day issue for us but clearly we should make it one.  Jane