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Winners of Birmingham Green Restaurants Awards announced

Moor Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield has scooped the prestigious title of Birmingham Green Restaurants of the Year for their overall commitment to reducing their impact on the environment.

Restaurants were judged in the categories of waste management, energy reduction, staff and community and purchasing with awards given to the restaurants that demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and environment.

Other winners included Eastside Café who won the Purchasing award for their commitment to sourcing goods locally and even use their local milkman Mick as a supplier.

Kitchen Garden Café won the award for Staff and Community. The restaurant offers work experience and employment to students, the long-term unemployed and works with local charities Rathbone and Mencap to offer training and employment to people with learning difficulties.

The winners of the Waste Management category were The Warehouse Café who donates their waste vegetable oil to CSV Environment who use it as bio-fuel for their Run a Muck recycling project.

Moor Hall Hotel also an award for their efforts in reducing their energy consumption. They have installed a new energy efficient boiler, use a heat recovery system, use energy efficient lightbulbs and regularly monitor energy usage.

Runners up in the categories were:

  • Waste Management – Wing Wah Restaurant
  • Energy Reduction – French Mustards
  • Staff and Community – Mint Restaurant
  • Purchasing – Opus Restaurant


Entries were judged by Birmingham Mail’s Restaurant Spy, Paul Fulford and a number of other representatives from Be Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, Marketing Birmingham and Veolia.

Angela Burns, chief executive of Webb Hotels said: “We were delighted to receive the Green Restaurant Award for the Energy Reduction, and to be crowned Green Restaurant of the Year. It was a great honour. These awards are testament to all the hard work that our green team has put in over the last few years to reduce our carbon footprint in every area of the hotel, and we are determined to find ways to become even more environmentally friendly in the future.”

Councillor Timothy Huxtable, cabinet member for transportation and regeneration said: “These awards have demonstrated that Birmingham’s restaurants are playing their part in making Birmingham a leading green city.

“By cutting waste and energy consumption, restaurants can increase their profitability and by sourcing locally and working with their community they can also increase their customer base.

“Being green is good for business!”

For further information please contact Michelle Carr on 0121 675 7819 or email michelle.carr@birmingham.gov.uk.

Source: BeBirmingham website

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