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Diamond Club at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium awarded two stars from SRA

04 November 2016 by
Diamond Club at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium awarded two stars from SRA

The Diamond Club at Arsenal FC's Emirates Stadium in Holloway, London has been awarded a Two Star Food Made Good rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).

The restaurant led by Raymond Blanc has been awarded the stars in recognition of its high levels of sustainability.

SRA also praised the work the Diamond Club is doing to support the community; working with both the Arsenal Foundation Charity and Springboard to support young unemployed people.

Almost all poultry, beef, lamb and eggs on the menu at the Diamond Club are free range and only sustainably caught seafood is served.

Blanc, president of the SRA and chef director of the Diamond Club said: "An SRA sustainability rating provides the Diamond Club and head chef, Tommy Fairhall with deserved recognition for their commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. I am so pleased for Tommy and the team that they have achieved this Two Star rating.

"For me, sustainability is about protecting food for future generations and living up to our responsibilities, not just as a chef, but as a leader."

Fairhall, who previously worked at Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, has spearheaded Diamond Club's commitment to ensure customers enjoy responsibly sourced food, served with minimal environmental impact. The chef is planning to plant a herb garden on site to supply the restaurant.

Helen Landau, general manager of Delaware North, catering partners at the Emirates, said: "Raymond Blanc, Arsenal Football Club and Delaware North are extremely proud of Tommy and the team achieving their Two Stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

"Tommy has worked tirelessly over the last year following strict guidelines to ensure we achieve our first year's goal. Next year will be focused on raising the bar to the next level. Thank you and well done again to Tommy and the team at Delaware North."

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