The Sustainable Restaurant Award will recognise and reward the restaurant within the Middle East & North Africa's 50 Best Restaurants list that demonstrates the highest levels of environmental and social responsibility. The award is determined by our partner, the Sustainable Restaurant Association, using their industry-recognised Sustainability Rating, which assesses restaurants across three main pillars:
Sourcing: recognises restaurants celebrating local; sourcing fish responsibly; serving more vegetables and better meat; and supporting global farmers
Environment: recognises restaurants that value natural resources; reduce, reuse and recycle; and don’t waste food
Society: focuses on restaurants treating staff well; using their influence at the top end of the industry to promote sustainable dining; and supporting the community
Only restaurants in the Middle East & North Africa's Best Restaurants list that complete the rating are considered for the award. The winner is the restaurant that best demonstrates that it is doing good as well as serving incredible food.