Silo, a trendy and award-winning restaurant in Brighton, is a great example of a business committed to the philosophy of zero waste
Globally, the zero waste movement is growing. More and more people are waking up to the fact that our planet has finite resources. People are beginning to realise that unless we look after the planet, the planet will not look after us. As consumers, we are becoming more conscious of the products we buy. The food industry, in particular, has transformed in recent years. Consumers now pay more attention to where their food comes from and how it is produced.
Located in the trendy liberal heartland of Brighton, Silo is symbolic of the growing ethical movement in the food and drink industry. In 2016, the restaurant was voted the best ethical restaurant in the OFM Awards. But Silo delivers both in terms of delicious food as well as practising sustainability and the philosophy of zero waste.
Silo is fully committed to zero waste
What is most impressive about Silo is their attention to detail and the extent to which they are committed to zero waste. Their furniture is made from reused materials, as opposed to buying brand new flat pack furniture. They use jam jars as glasses (arguably a cliche amongst ‘trendy’ restaurants) but they state that “this is no gimmick, they are plentiful, multi-functional, hard-wearing and the not insubstantial energy that would have been used to recycle them is saved”.
In contrast to industrialised bread making techniques, Silo has their own flour mill which they use to turn wheat into flour. Their website states that their Brewery, Old Tree, “creates fermented drinks using foraged and intercepted plants, herbs, vegetables and fruit”. In addition, they proudly proclaim to support a “nose to tail” ideology meaning that if an animal is killed for food, all available meat is utilised and thus nothing goes to waste.
Silo’s food is great too
Not only is the restaurant committed to zero waste practices, they also have an exciting menu which will more than satisfy your taste buds. Fancy a bite for lunch? Their Chestnut Mushroom & Montgomery Cheddar Risotto is sure to hit the spot. Want a dessert to cleanse the pallet? Silo’s Buffalo Milk Sorbet, Gooseberries & Lemon Thyme is perfect for that.
Take a look at some of their tasty treats below…
🚨Cauliflower steak 🚨 The Silo classic makes a welcome return as our Plant food main course. 'Plant food wins again' is our initiative to acknowledge vegetables rightful position to the throne, moreover, the centre of our plate. 3 courses for £20 😱 Every lunch and dinner between 6-7pm Book immediately 🏃🏼♀️silo.dinesuperb.com #plantfoodwinsagain #contemporaryplateglamour #silobrighton #cauliflowersteak 📸@xdbphotography
🍆🌽3-course vegan menu £20🌽🍆 Course 3 of our plant promotion, that we lovingly refer to as – Plant food wins again 🍐🍇🥕 In 2013 the UN declared it 'the year of Quinoa' promoting global awareness of this delicious, nutritious superfood. In this dish we make a quinoa pudding which is just like the classic rice pudding. We use the Silo Almond milk with makes the dish completely vegan. Yorkshire Rhubarb steals the spotlight with its electro colour & floral flavour. The dish is finished with a cheeky caramel crown. This is available at Silo every lunch and dinner between 6-7pm 🕹 silobrighton.com/book 📞01273 674259 @mcmasterchef #plantfoodwinsagain #contemporaryplateglamour #silobrighton
Find / Contact
39 Upper Gardner Street,
Brighton, BN1 4AN
Phone: 01273 674 259
Further reading: the Guardian’s view of Silo:
Image rights: Isabell Schulz @ Flickr