THE BIG PICTURE
D&W have been members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association since the inception of the business and achieved 2 stars since opening (rare for a new business) and aiming for 3 (the highest).
We work closely with our key suppliers to secure written agreements that favour British or local produce, a commitment to specific animal welfare standards, a sustainable seafood policy, ethical trade commitments to a specified standard and we require environmental & land management commitments from each of our suppliers.
When creating Darwin & Wallace we wanted to everything we could to help and to have the least amount of impact on the environment. We are committed separators and recyclers of all waste. Right from beginning we have committed our suppliers to taking packaging away with them if they are unable to deliver in re-usable containers. Paper Round provide the means to split waste into 3 different recycling streams along with 100% traceability. We recycle food waste, bottle waste and mixed recycling which accounts for 89% of all of the waste we generate.
We are proud to have created a garden on our terrace in Clapham, where we keep bees and grow rhubarb, herbs tomatoes and of course honey. We only use GM-free rapeseed oil in our kitchens, which is then converted to Bio Fuel. We are currently exploring city gardens and different composting options to contribute across each of our sites.
We are a founder member and supporter of the Clapham Business Improvement District (funded by a percentage of rates contribution) developing local initiatives to promote a safe nighttime economy that benefits local residents through increased expenditure on additional policing, safe taxis and street cleaning as well as general cooperation between business owners and residents.
From day one, we’ve supported a charity from Kids Company to Honey Pot both brilliant organisations who provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable children and young people across London. As part of a Plate Pledge, we donate 25p from the sale of one of our dishes named on the menu.
All of our food is freshly prepared by us daily. Where we are unable to produce ourselves we look to local artisans
Throughout the day there are flexible choices - small and sharing for the casual occasion, tossed and sandwiched showcasing lighter salads and sandwich options and a wonderful selection of main courses for when the occasion calls for more.
A conscious choice not to add chips to the burger, allowing guest the choice of side. We grill and bake where possible, we love our grilled seabass and chips option that is batter free and not deep fried. And of course pudding.
AS VIRTUOUS AS YOU WANT TO BE
We serve a full English where nothing is fried. We add avocado and fresh spinach to our benedicts. We have a range of PRESS juices and smoothies, cold pressed and virtuous as non-alcoholic option or a fresh addition to your day. We offer cucumber tap water to all of our guests, with mineral water available on request.
THE PERFECT BRUNCH NEEDS GOOD EGGS
Our truly inspiring breakfast menu features free-range eggs with a delicious, dense yellow yolk that will remind you of a more traditional era. All from farms around the UK, so no air miles.
A name indicative of a private address; spaces that feel home-from-home. Hand-picked (rather than off the shelf) interiors, tailored to the habits and tastes of locals. Great-value, genuinely inspiring all-day food. A welcoming bar with delightful drinks from morning coffee to nightcaps (and everything inbetween). This is how we’re redefining what a pub can be…
THE DEVIL IN THE DETAIL
We work with excellent local suppliers to create “real” places with integrity. We not only source but design and fabricate uniquely crafted furniture. We are champions of recycled materials and furniture.
FOOD & DRINK
We source all our meat from the UK, free range, freedom foods and red tractor accredited.
RARE BREED DEXTER BEEF
The smallest native breed of cattle in the British Isles, sourced from a local farm co-op. Supports local farmers to get a fair price.
DNIGLEY DELL PORK
High animal welfare, fabulous tasting, and revered ‘Freedom Food’ accredited from Suffolk
A family run business, helps us achieve seasonality and locally sourced products. Leaf Marque, & Red Tractor accredited. Champions of wonky veg..
BREAD BREAD SOURDOUGH
Our wood oven baked sourdough from this artisan baker in Brixton
Our fresh juices are supplied unpasteurized (so totally fresh) from Covent Garden.
Ethically sourced and roasted on-site in their Kings Cross roastery. They also help train our bar team up to barista standard.
REDEMPTION CRAFT ALE
Produced by small urban brewers.
ENGLAND PRESERVE JAMS
Homemade Jam made in London by Sky Cracknell and Kai Knutsen.