Features 2 minutes 30 October 2020

The MICHELIN Guide and StreetSmart

Working together to tackle homelessness

Michelin Guide GBI 2020 StreetSmart

The 10th of October marked World Homeless Day and also the start of a new partnership between The MICHELIN Guide and homelessness charity StreetSmart. StreetSmart’s 2020 campaign kicks off this Sunday 1st November and we want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved.

What is it and how does it work?
While enjoying a meal out in a restaurant in November and December, you can spare more than just a thought for those living on the streets by donating money through a fundraising scheme. During the last two months of the year, look out for stickers in the window and information cards on the tables to identify restaurants taking part.

A voluntary donation of £1 will be added to your bill and, at the end of each month, the restaurant will pass the money on to StreetSmart to distribute between their chosen charities. These specialist charities help the homeless with their basic needs, as well as providing resources, mentoring and skills training to help get them back on their feet.

StreetSmart’s operational costs are paid for by their sponsors, LandAid, so every penny raised goes directly to those who need it. Since 1998, StreetSmart has raised over £10.3 million.

The 2020 Campaign
Covid-19 has impacted the daily activities of many charities, while also creating a greater need for help than ever before due to increased social and economic challenges. This initiative provides a great opportunity for those who can afford to eat out to support local businesses while also helping those who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

How to get involved

Restaurant OwnersSign up here to take part

Diners - Check out which Michelin-recommended restaurants have already signed up:

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder

Two Michelin Stars
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder
CORE by Clare Smyth, London
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London

“(By partnering with StreetSmart)… we are pleased to support an essential initiative in fighting homelessness. We urge people to take part, by enjoying fantastic dining experiences while directly helping those people who need it the most.”
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides

Adam’s, Birmingham
Adam’s, Birmingham

One Michelin Star
Adam’s, Birmingham
Angler, London
Barrafina – Dean Street, London
Braidwoods, Dalry
Club Gascon, London
Da Terra, London
Five Fields, London
Gymkhana, London
Hinds Head, Bray
Ikoyi, London
Kitchen W8, London
Kitchin, Leith
Locanda Locatelli, London
Murano, London
Paco Tapas, Bristol
River Café, London
St John, London
Simpsons, Birmingham
Story, London
The Clove Club, London
The Peat Inn, Fife
The Ninth, London
Trishna, London

"Good food, good wine and good company enrich our lives beyond measure. During lockdown, the joy of dining out was sorely missed. Now restaurants are open, StreetSmart lets us show our gratitude for the inestimable pleasures of the table. It’s a graceful thing. A simple thing. A kind thing." 
Stephen Fry

Box-E, Bristol
Box-E, Bristol

Michelin Bib Gourmand (Good quality, good value cooking)
Box-E, Bristol
Cafe Spice Namaste, London
Hereford Road, London
Kateh, London
Primeur, London
Pulpo Negro, New Alresford
St John Bread and Wine, London
Salt Yard, London
Smokestak, London
Two Lights, London
Westerns Laundry, London

"Streetsmart is a fantastic charity helping so many vulnerable people, who need our support now more than ever. It is good to know that we can help those in need by simply donating £1 each time we dine out."
Clare Smyth, Chef, Restaurateur

Barrafina – Adelaide Street, London
Barrafina – Adelaide Street, London

Michelin Plate
Adam Handling - Chelsea, London
Barrafina – Adelaide Street, London
Barrafina – Coal Drops Yard
Barrica, London
Benares, London 
Black Radish, London
Brigadiers, London
Cafe Murano, London
Chiltern Firehouse, London
Coal Shed, London
Copita, London
Cora Pearl, London
Crafthouse, Leeds
Crockers Chef’s Table, Tring
Dehesa, London
Dobson & Parnell, Newcastle
Drapers Arms, London
Drunken Duck Inn, Ambleside
Elliot’s, London
Ember Yard, London
Empress, London
etch. by Steven Edwards, Brighton
Farzi Café, London
Fenchurch – Sky Garden, London
Fhior, Edinburgh
45 Jermyn St, London
Fox, Willian
Franco’s, London
Grand Trunk Road, London
Hoddington Arms, Upton Grey
Issho, Leeds
Jolene London
Kahani, London
Kanishka, London
Launceston Place, London  (and all of the D&D restaurants)
Levan, London
The Little Chartroom, Edinburgh
Llewelyn’s, London
Luca, London
Mele e Pere, London
Mere, London
Momo, London
Moro, London
Naughty Piglets, London
Nobu London Old Park Lane, London
Nopi, London
Nutbourne, London
Ognisko, London
Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow
100 Wardour St, London
Orasay, London
Oxo Tower Brasserie, London
Pastaio, London
Parker's Tavern, Cambridge
Plough, Bolnhurst
Pompette, Oxford
The Purefoy, Preston Candover
Restaurant Twenty-Two, Cambridge
Rovi, London
Second Floor at Harvey Nichols, Bristol
The Shed, London
Sindhu, Marlow
Sir Charles Napier, Sprigg’s Alley
Spring, London
St Johns Tavern, London
Square, Porthleven
Tare, Bristol
Terre á Terre, Brighton
20 Stories, Manchester
Vennell's, Masham
Wilsons, Bristol
World Service, Nottingham

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