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The power of nature is at the core of Farmacy’s values and they truly believe in food’s medicinal purposes. Founded by Camilla Fayed after she experienced the healing wonders of a plant-based diet, everything on the Farmacy menu is free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals.
All of their ingredients are grown on their own farm in Kent by their team of biodynamic gardeners, or sourced from local, sustainable and environmentally conscious suppliers. Biodynamic, you say? Far from a WTF, trendy buzzword, biodynamic means working with nature, rather than against it. Producing food with as little interference with the natural world as possible, biodynamic farming takes into account every piece of the puzzle, including wildlife.
The Clerkenwell Kitchen
Seasonal dishes, fresh food, sustainable sources. What’s not to like?!
The Clerkenwell Kitchen is the work of Emma Miles and Laura Hearn. Both have a passion for high quality local ingredients, only sourcing from small scale artisan producers who share their commitment to traditional farming methods, animal welfare and fair trade. Their impressive list of suppliers include the Sally Clarke Bakery, Rookery Farm, Crate Brewery, and Chiltern Farm - so whatever you choose on the menu, you know it’s going to be of the best quality.
Using these tasty ingredients, Emma and Laura create simple, well-prepared dishes on a constantly changing seasonal menu. Currently our mouths are watering reading their summer lunch offering featuring an incredible sounding ratatouille with fried egg served on charred bread, and a slow roasted tomato & onion tart with a shaved fennel & white bean salad. Yum.
The award-winning Petersham Nurseries is a family-run business that aims to inspire and educate its patrons through its dedication to organic gardening, ethical and sustainable sourcing and culinary excellence. Born from a plant nursery under threat from developers, the Boglione family has deep roots in all things natural, ethical, charitable and a penchant for ‘slow living’.
Everything from their furniture to their flowers is responsibly sourced, with as much derived from their farm and nursery as possible. They support their local community as well as an extensive list of charities and initiatives, both in the UK and abroad. As members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, they aim to have a minimal impact on the environment and pledge to do their utmost when it comes to waste, packaging and transport. No stone goes unturned at this establishment - even their chef jackets are made from recycled bottles.
On the menu, you’ll find simple, seasonal food inspired by all things Italian and with a number of locations and dining arrangements to choose from (the supper club is a must!), you’re truly spoilt for choice.