RSPCA Good Business Award for St Albans restaurant

ST ALBANS restaurant Lussmanns has won the Independent Restaurant category in the national RSPCA Good Business Awards, which recognise companies with the best animal welfare policies.

At a recent ceremony in London, the independent Hertfordshire-based restaurant group, which also has businesses in Hertford and Bishop’s Stortford, beat off strong competition from the highly-commended Due South in Brighton, and Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, Norfolk, in the food category, which highlights companies who advance animal welfare by sourcing their products in an ethical way.

Food judge, journalist and TV presenter Richard Johnson said: “Good animal welfare now makes real business sense. It also makes a real point-of-difference in a very competitive market place. The well-deserving companies who realise this and are already going the extra mile for animal welfare were rewarded for their efforts at the RSPCA Good Business Awards ceremony.”

Owner Andrei Lussmann added: “The welfare of what we eat should come first when eating. Restaurants and retailers owe it as much to the diner as to the animal in insisting that the animal lives a fulfilled life before death. If we cannot afford this simple but essential approach we should consider not eating meat.”