Star Bistro is named People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015

Star Bistro is named People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015

Star Bistro is named People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015 - Credit: Archant

Cheltenham’s StarBistro has been named the People’s Favourite in a national award.

Rob Rees

Rob Rees - Credit: © Thousand Word Media

The bistro, based at the National Star College’s Ullenwood campus won the honour in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards.

StarBistro beat more than 800 entries to make the shortlist of five. It won the national accolade with a public vote which was announced yesterday (Sunday).

It is a local, ethical and sustainable eatery that also develops skills of people who have learning or physical disabilities or other issues such as mental health.

Open to the public, the bistro serves dishes made with fresh locally-sourced produce at great value for money prices. It a partnership between National Star Foundation and Wiggly Worm.

Rob Rees, who founded Wiggly Worm, says, “This award has really touched us and reinforced to us that our work and the way in which we do it can have a positive impact on individuals in our team, our trainees as well as our customers.

“The award assumes quite rightly that what we offer is as local, ethical, sustainable and value for money as possible.

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“In addition though it celebrates the above and beyond and the huge heart that we have – yes for our work with those who may find life trickier directly at Star Bistro and in our Wiggly Worm workforce but also the thousands of people we have fed externally who may well be in food and working poverty.”

Last year a second eatery, StarBistro at Pepper Crescent, opened in the Royal Crescent in the centre of Cheltenham.

StarBistro prides itself on inclusivity by trying to accommodate any type of special dietary requirement. Tables occupy only half of the floor space, allowing space for wheelchairs and other accessibility needs.

StarBistro, through Wiggly Worm’s No Child Hungry Gloucestershire campaign, also helps feed those living in poverty in the local area.

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StarBistro is open Monday-Friday 11am-4pm . To book call 01242 535984.

StarBistro at Pepper Crescent is open Monday-Friday 8am-3.30pm and Saturday 9am-3.30pm. To book or find out about outside catering call 01242 572958.

Visit Star Bistro’s website

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