We’ve all the seen the devastating photos on the news and across social media of the Australian bushfires – millions of hectares have been burned, over a billion animals have died, 27 people have lost their lives and many more are being forced to flee their homes. Funds for the regional fire services, the Red Cross and wildlife rescue organisations are badly needed, and a host of London restaurants are doing their bit by hosting special events and donating proceeds from menu items sold.
The Victoria restaurant, part of the Daisy Green collection, will be hosting an eight-course dinner with paired wine on Australia Day (25th January). All the profits will be donated to the Country Fire Associations, Red Cross and Adelaide Hills Wine Region Fire Appeal. All the restaurants in the Daisy Green group will be donating £2 from every chicken parmigiana, £1 from every glass of Aussie wine and 50p from every Lamington sold across the month.
The Stokey restaurant run by Aussie native Alexis Noble will be running a special Australia Day menu with a wine flight featuring bottles from Adelaide Hills, with all the wine flight proceeds being donated. Alexis has also set up a raffle for people to donate.
50p from every Tim Tam & Lamnut doughnut sold on Australia Day weekend will be donated to WIRES.
The Laughing Heart
The Hackney wine bar and restaurant will donate £1 per glass and £5 per bottle of Aussie wine sold, all the proceeds from sales of sausage rolls and £1 for every bill.
Granger & Co
£1 from every sale of ricotta hotcakes will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority, Red Cross and WIRES.
The Hackney restaurant is hosting a £55 per head Australian dinner on 27th January, with all the proceeds going to the Red Cross.
30p from every flat white sold in January plus £1 from every wine, cocktail and dish sold on Australia Day at the Queen’s Park spot will be donated to the Red Cross.
The London Fields restaurant will host a five-course dinner on 10th February, featuring courses cooked by chefs from Peg, P. Franco and Ottolenghi plus a raffle and silent auction, with proceeds on the night being donated.
PAUL will be donating all the proceeds from all hot drinks purchased on 24th January to WIRES.
The Bankside branch is holding a music, comedy and spoken word evening on 19th January. The ticket proceeds – £15 per person – plus raffle money will be donated to the Victoria Country Fire Authority and New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
Shaun Presland is hosting an Australian barbecue-style brunch on 26th January with a charity auction, where all the proceeds will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Services.
The Sun Tavern
£1 from every Four Pillars cocktail sold on 26th January will be donated to Australian firefighters and bushfire relief, with Four Pillars matching whatever is made on the night.
The bakery will be donating 50% of all gift vouchers purchased between midnight on 25th Jan to midnight on 26th Jan to a bushfire fund. £10 from every ‘Introduction to Australian Baking’ workshop, held throughout the year will also be donated.
Melissa Hemsley is hosting three cooking classes at Mercato Metropolitano on 25th January, with all proceeds oing to the Australian Red Cross, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and The Salvation Army’s Bushfire Appeal.