Environmental Policy & Ethics | Surry Hills Restaurant & Bar

We try to improve environmental standards in all areas of our operation by:

  • Preparing all of our menu items from scratch, reducing on-site packaging, transport and waste
  • Exclusively using fair trade coffee & chocolate  
  • Separating and recycling all waste as possible.
  • Being aware and continually assessing the environmental impact of our operations.
  • Aiming to include environmental and ethical considerations in investment decisions where we can..
  • Training employees in good environmental practice.
  • Installed a filter & carbonation water system to eliminate packing and food miles for still & sparkling water.
  • Installed a sodastream unit do avoid purchasing and wasting soda for beverages.
  • Request packaged beer & cider in recyclable cans as much as possible over bottles.
  • Providing secure storage for staff bicycles to encourage cycling to and from work.
  • Stopped using egg-whites in cocktails, moved to the miracle of 'aquafaba' (organic chickpea brine)
  • Handling our laundry in house to utilise chemical free detergents.
  • Moved our energy supply to a 100% renewable power company.
  • Only ordering produce when in local season to avoid long haul transport.
  • Our toilet paper is supplied by ‘Who gives a crap’ an Australian company proving recycled toilet paper while donating 50% of profits to provide sanitation in developing countries.
  • Our bread is supplied by 'The Bread & Butter Project' a social enterprise that provides training and employment..opportunities to communities in need, presently focusing on refugees and asylum seekers.