We stuck to our vision and in 2018, Roots Bistro was awarded a 3 Star and became the First Certified Sustainable Restaurant in the Middle East and Africa!
As the means of production have become separated from society, "eating to live" has overtaken "living to eat". Society and culture have both suffered and we hope to help adjust the balance. Ingredients that are locally sourced, lovingly cultivated and freshly harvested lie at the core of our vision.
It took us 5 years of research until we finally created a holistic model that outlines the values by which we choose to live, and operate by. Sustainability in restaurants starts from the design stage and extends throughout the lifetime of the restaurant. The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) created the framework of 14 key focus areas, which we are adopting at Roots Bistro.