Sustainability

  • Our Pledges

    By using the freshest, best-quality ingredients sourced responsibly from local suppliers, we are creating a better experience for our customers, the community, and the environment. We are ensuring sustainability is at the heart of our business, with a series of sustainability pledges across our iconic and exclusive restaurants, bars and events venues.

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  • Sustainable Practices

    Our sustainable practices pledges include an assurance to reduce the use of plastic, switching to metal cutlery, china crockery and glassware for food consumed in our cafes. Where disposable packaging is unavoidable, it will be minimised and aligned with the company’s strict waste management protocols. Furthermore, we have also completely eliminated the use of plastic straws across all our venues and events.
  • Only the Best

    Best Ingredients: We have pledged to buy the best ingredients available, working with British farmers to ensure that up to 90% of all seasonal fruit and vegetables used in the menus is grown in the UK.
     
    Best People: Matthew Thomas, Managing Director, says, “Our aim is to recruit and retain the best industry professionals by providing competitive pay, as well as an excellent and safe working environment.”

  • Talking Food Waste with Chef Director Darren Deadman

    In order to tackle food waste, we have introduced a set of food waste reduction rules and a new, seasonal minimal-waste conferencing and events menu. Darren Deadman tells us more.

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    Awards
  • Foodservice Cateys 2019

    We are thrilled to have received two awards at the Foodservice Cateys on Friday 11 October. Gaining industry recognition is a testament to the hard work of the Searcys teams across the business. We would like to thank all of our customers and clients for their continued support and the Cateys.

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  • Food Made Good 2018

    Using seasonal and high-quality produce, our chefs reimagine and reinvent the modern British dishes we all know and love. The recently awarded Two Star Food Made Good rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) accreditation is a testament to how provenance and sustainability are at the heart of our business.

    Charity Partnerships
  • belu water

    2019 sees Searcys expanding the company’s commitment to sustainability with a new set of promises. This includes an ongoing partnership with Beyond Food, a social enterprise that helps those who are most at risk of homelessness to gain employment in hospitality. In December 2018, Searcys raised £10,000 for the charity through “A Very Searcys Christmas” campaign.
     
    From chef to social entrepreneur, we interviewed Simon Boyle about his career, the inspiration behind founding Beyond Food and his plans for the future. Read more

  • belu water

    BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO THE WORLD

    Our sustainable water supplier, BELU provide our venues with 100% carbon neutral bottled water. Helping to transform lives worldwide with clean water, all of Belu profits go to the charity WaterAid. Searcys will be helping to make a difference to the 884 million people living without clean water in the world.

  • NEW HORIZON YOUTH CENTRE

    In July 2019, 30 Euston Square and Searcys joined forces to host New Horizon Youth Centre’s annual summer fundraiser. New Horizon Youth Centre is a registered charity founded in 1967 by Lord Longford to address the needs of vulnerable or young people at risk.

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    Food and Drink Partnerships
  • Blenheim Palace and Searcys are joining the fight against food waste with the help of an innovative app. Launched in Copenhagen in June 2016, ‘Too Good To Go’ is the world’s largest food waste fighting app, connecting businesses with unsold food, to local consumers who purchase, collect and eat it.
  • Extract Coffee

    We have partnered with Extract Coffee Roasters, a sustainable roaster in Bristol. Each batch is 100% speciality-grade Arabica coffee, roasted and checked by hand to ensure consistent flavour for every customer.
  • Drappier Champagne

    We have partnered up with the sustainable Champagne house Drappier to deliver their premium-quality Carte D’Or Brut NV across all of our events. In 2016 Drappier became the first and only carbon neutral Champagne house.
  • William Curley

    William Curley, four-times winner of The Academy of Chocolate’s Best British Chocolatier title, has created a selection of bespoke chocolate flavours for Searcys restaurants and events. All our cooking chocolate is organic, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance-certified.
  • Freedom Brewery

    We are proud to serve Freedom Brewery beers at our sites. All beers are vegan-certified. Freedom Brewery has an energy-efficient Brewhouse. All water used in the brewing process and within the brewery is recycled through a natural anaerobic digestion reed bed system where it is filtered and empties back into the local river system.
  • Championing English Sparkling Wines

    We celebrate English sparkling wines, working closely with family-run Nyetimber in South Downs, Greyfriars in Surrey and Furleigh Estate in Dorset, and have paired them with our local menus.
  • Find out more out the food and drink brands we partner with HERE

    Packaging
  • Searcys KeepCups

    As part of our goal to reduce use of plastic, we have introduced KeepCups at our cafes, offering visitors a free coffee if they purchase one of our KeepCups.

     

    KeepCup is a sustainable alternative to disposable cups, designed for better coffee on the go. There is enough plastic in 20 disposable cups and lids to make 1 KeepCup.