Acorn House Wins Best Newcomer At Observer Food Monthly Awards
With the announcement today of the winners of the Observer Food Monthly Awards we are pleased to find that the London eco-exemplar restaurant Acorn House was awarded Best Newcomer. As Bonnie Alter reported a couple of months back, "Acorn House is a green, eco-restaurant with a serious mission. Built from organic and recycled materials, it looks like a proper, grown-up eatery, with its clean lines and stylish interiors." In today's Observer Jay Rayner, one of the OFM Award judges, writes: "At the heart of the restaurant that has won our coveted newcomer of the year award is a load of old rubbish. 'That was the first thing I thought about when I saw this site,' says chef Arthur Potts. 'How can we deal with the rubbish?" "I've recycled and re-used all my life but, for the 19 years I've been working as a chef, I'd not been able to carry that over into the kitchen. I was becoming offended by the amount of waste we produced.' He was determined to do something about it. Working with his business partner, Jamie Grainger-Smith, who oversees front of house, he has. The result is Acorn House in London's King's Cross, a restaurant that does much more than just mouth platitudes about seasonality and locality on its menu." Congratulations Acorn House, we look forward to seeing what stylish eco-dish you serve up next. ::Acorn House ::Observer Food Monthly.