New London restaurant puts waste to good use

A ‘zero waste’ restaurant is opening this week in London.

Portobello Road market, Notting Hill.

Portobello Road market, Notting Hill. Image by Adrian Scottow / CC BY-SA 2.0

The four-storey space in Notting Hill will serve food from local suppliers that would otherwise go to waste, as well as turning vegetable peel into crisps, zesting citrus to make oils and dehydrating husks to use in curries and as garnish. The menu will change based on supply, but might include buckwheat pancakes with blueberry compote, courgetti with hemp pesto and broccoli steaks with baba ganoush. Food can be taken away in ‘bio-boxes’ made from vegetable polymers. The UK throws 18 million tonnes of food away every year.

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