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A RESTAURANT has landed a top award in honour of its environmental efforts.

Cafe St Honoré, which is run by Scottish Chef of the Year 2011 Neil Forbes, has been given three-star champion status from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).

The SRA sustainability rating recognises restaurants as one, two or three-star sustainability champions depending on how they rate against a wide range of criteria.

Chef director Mr Forbes said: “Sustainability is top of my list of priorities at the restaurant, it’s a way of life. However, it’s nothing new as our grandparents’ generation would have been accustomed to preserving resources, growing their own and buying locally.

“But since the dawn of globalisation we seem to have forgotten the importance and economic benefits of these values.

“I’m very encouraged that an organisation like the SRA exists to help restaurants and producers make practical changes to the way they do business.

“It feels great to be able to pass on these messages to the future generation of chefs.”