Eden tops family-friendly food table


The Eden Project has regained the top spot in a table that rates family-friendly food offerings in visitor attractions across the UK.

The Out to Lunch campaign, from food and farming charity the Soil Association, asked undercover diners to assess the quality of food being served in a range of venues, from museums to theme parks.

Their findings will now be used to make tailored recommendations to a shortlist of 16 of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions, with a view to make what they serve more healthy, sustainable and family-friendly.

Eden scored consistently highly across all categories. Feedback from the campaign noted that food is cooked fresh and choices are generally healthy, including vegetables coming with almost every meal. The secret diners also appreciated seeing the locally sourced items on the menu.

This is the second time Eden has topped the table, having previously come in at the #1 spot in 2016.

Becky Fenner, Eden’s hospitality manager, said: “We are delighted to have come top of the Out to Lunch league table. The Eden Project’s mission centres around building relationships between people and the planet to demonstrate the power of working together for the benefit of all living things. Central to this is our food story.

“We explore ways to deliver Earth-friendly food at scale using a food system rather than a food product approach, finding ways of producing food in a regenerative system that is climate positive, increases biodiversity and enhances soil health. Healthy planet – healthy people.”