To begin with the food taste better and then it's about caring. We only select restaurants who care; the ones who care about their customers and the environment. The once who use local, seasonal produce and champion organic. We admire them and respect their importance in our communities. We care about them and we hope you do to.
How to spot a real family run restaurant
You might think the phrase ‘family run restaurant’ is self-explanatory, but no. To qualify for our guide, a family run restaurant must have only one restaurant with at least two family members working on the premises; and at least 70% of the food served needs to be local, seasonal, and with a commitment to using organic food wherever possible.
For quite a while now, many restaurant reservation sites have been criticised for their ‘review’ sections, given that these are often mendacious, manipulative, inaccurate, or written, unashamedly, by the restaurants themselves. How to avoid such perfidy and skulduggery? At FRR we insist that recommendations come either from the owners of other family run restaurants or from established regular customers. This results in recommendations that are credible rather than crafty and helps to mark out family run restaurants as a special –and trustworthy– category in their own right, which is exactly what they are.
All our restaurants serve local and seasonal products and are commited to organic wherever possible.
Once we have received at least two recommendations from existing restaurant members our inspectors visit them to guarantee that, among other things, they’re committed to the use of organic produce wherever possible, with a view to upping the percentage of seasonal and local produce from the currently required 70% to 95% by 2025.