How refreshing to visit a restaurant in first week of January that delivers far more than expected. I was impressed by the depth of The Green RoomSE1 sustainable commitment in every aspect of the restaurant from construction through to aprons (made from used hessian coffee sacks from Mozzo). It’s a collaboration between The National Theatre and Coin Street Community Builders. The service was incredibly knowledgeable and sweet (roll call for Canadian waitress Alison). Best of all the food is delicious, earthy, seasonal and impeccably cooked especially the fish dishes and pitch perfect al dente pumpkin risotto. Though choice beyond is limited to ribs and burgers. Desserts are indulgent and made from scratch too, even the jelly for Knickerbocker Glory and equally nostalgic Baked Alaska devoured with alacrity by my son. I was most impressed by the recommendation of Brew by Numbers elderflower and lime wheat beer too. Designed by a recent graduate Benjamin Marks, it is a transparent box with views to The National Theatre, its columns are made from repurposed paving stones, its tables from Unto This Last from FSC certified forest birch plywood, crockery by Dudson who have the lowest carbon emissions of any ceramic hospitality tableware and use lead-free glazes, green glassware is made from recycled wine bottles, even the menu is printed on up cycled National Theatre menus. Such attention to detail is truly admirable. And, we checked waste food is taken by Paper Round and compressed into compost or used as fuel and 25p per package of food donated to Fareshare. True care in the community.