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“Rated 94 per cent sustainable by the Sustainable Restaurant Association and twice winner of the SRA’s Sustainable Restaurant of the Year award, this restaurant perched high above a picturesque harbour in Devon is very… sustainable. I went there to have a look at it finally this summer and found it was delicious as well. Great deep-fried salt and pepper squid and fries, battered and fried River Teign sand eels, Lyme Bay mackerel with sweet chilli glaze, South Devon crab, lovely falafel wraps… al served in compostable packaging with cutlery made of bioplastic. One day, all restaurants will be made this way. Either that, or we’ll all be dead.” – Giles Coren, The Times October 2018

1st October 2018

“ODE – true food set up their own purchasing co-op to tackle the plastic problem. With the help of a local primary school they smashed a beach clean, and now use a waste-product-sculpture, built by the kids, to educate the public on plastic pollution.”

at the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards

31st May 2018

“How to have a zero waste kitchen: tips from Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge, Skye Gyngell and more”

“The best way to reduce household waste is putting less on your plate. You can always go back for more. As for leftovers, dried fruit skins blitzed into a powder add an intense orange or lemon zest to cakes.” – Tim Bouget

ODE dining was awarded Sustainable Restaurant of the Year in 2012, followed by cafe ODE in 2013 and again cafe ODE in 2014, winning for the second year in a row. Winning an unprecedented three years in a row!

VIDEO: cafe ODE being awarded Sustainable Restaurant of the Year at the 2014 Sustainable Restaurant Association awards on Sky News.

We are delighted to announce our entries in the 2018 Waitrose Good Food Guide for ODE&Co, Coast View and ODE dining, Fore Street. 

ODE dining scored 6/10 for “Exemplary cooking skills, innovative ideas, impeccable ingredients and an element of excitement.” 

Check us out in the March 2013 edition of ‘Coast Magazine’

ODE-true food was awarded the Sustainable Business Award at the Cateys awards in 2014.

“ODE True Food demonstrated to the judges a real understanding of the true concepts of sustainability; these principles clearly underpin its business model and are a shining example of what can be achieved.”

Check out the BBC Spotlight report about Cafe ODE back in 2012

“If the era of the nasty, shouty celebrity chef is drawing to a close (and I think it is), replaced by a new fashion for sweetness and calm in the kitchen, then ODE is bang on trend.”

“Barely a stone’s throw from the South Devon coast at Ness Cove is a cafe that’s become the gold standard for sustainable catering.”

“cafe Ode is renowned for its sustainable approach to using quality, ethical and seasonal ingredients in a family friendly environment.”