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Our food philosophy is your philosophy.

Working towards a Green & Sustainable Monro.

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There are two parts to this:


1. Being as green and sustainable as possible within our business.

2. Using green and sustainable ingredients, products and supplies.



A Green & Sustainable Business


  • From oil and glass to cardboard, we're mad about recycling.

  • We hate waste - especially food waste.

  • We've partnered with expert, local family firm B&M to help us.

  • Founding signatory to Sustainable Fish City.

  • Members of Slow Food - not about eating slowly, but a more holistic approach to sourcing and producing food.

  • Full LED/Low-energy lighting throughout.

  • First to charge for straws that go straight to landfill.

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Local & Independent = Sustaining local people.

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Above all else, The Monro is locally owned and employs local people.  
As it's not a chain, it has no head office so the money you spend stays in Liverpool.

LOCAL & INDEPENDENT - What it means in practice.


  • The Monro is owned by locals who live in the city centre

  • They employ local people

  • The money the team are paid is spent locally

  • When you spend money at The Monro your money stays local

  • Your money goes to Ann the cleaner and not a national cleaning company

  • Your money goes to Paul on the Wirral who files our accounts

  • Your money goes to Sugar & Lime, run by two local lads that supply our barware and cleaning products

  • We don't have a head office - your money stays in Liverpool

  • We don't have a tax haven

  • We pay more tax to the UK than Facebook....


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All natural products.
No chemical nasties. No factory kitchens.

ALL NATURAL PRODUCTS - what it means in practice.


We buy natural, fresh ingredients - a labour-intensive and highly skilled process. That's the reason some places fake it.


Large chains centralise their cooking in factory kitchens. If Gordon Ramsay's doing it, it's clear this food preparation system is rife. We don't believe it's ethical. We don't think it's what you want to pay for, so we cook from fresh. Guaranteed.


  • We don't buy cheap meat from Argentina.

  • We buy British beef, lamb, pork and chicken.

  • We buy your meat locally - the uplands of Lancashire and the Lakes or the rich pastures of Cheshire is what we mean by local. It won't be from Kent. It won't be from South America.

  • We'll buy wild fish as opposed to farmed fish. It's more expensive, and it will be smaller as farmed fish don't swim the distances of wild fish. You'll love the flavour and texture of wild fish.

  • Our ethically-sourced chicken tastes like chicken. It can be an eye-opener for some who are only used to supermarket chicken.

  • We care about welfare. Really care. We source from Britain and are proud of our high animal welfare standards. The animals will be killed humanely and instantly and won't be kicked or beaten along the way.

  • If all of this matters to you as it does to us, then The Monro is for you


We genuinely cook your food freshly, but some people do things better than us! So, here's a list of some things we may bring in from expert producers:

  • We ask our butcher to roll your Sunday Chicken and make the stuffing to our recipe.

  • We ask our butcher to make our sausages, but we make our own burgers.

  • While we make some bread, we do not make specialist ciabattas, wraps, bhajis, pittas and naan bread. But we will make all the dips that go with them!

  • Sometimes we'll make ice cream, but most is from premium trade brands.

  • Brownies, desserts etc., we will make ourselves.

  • To summarise, a more than substantive part of your meal is cooked freshly on-site. 

As you can see, because we cook fresh, it helps the environment and UK suppliers as opposed to factory food made elsewhere. So if that matters to you, choose The Monro!





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