The concept of Silo began in Australia a decade ago - when artist Joost Bakker proposed the idea of ‘not having a bin’... from that point Silo’s chef and owner Douglas McMaster has built the business up to being the world’s first zero waste restaurant.
We couldn’t resist the pairing of the all-electric BMW i3 for a zero-waste lunch. What could be better? Found in Hackney Wick, this is the perfect stop for anyone in London. Simply shift the BMW i3 into Eco Pro+ mode and glide your way East for one of the best meals you will have this year. If you’re looking to charge during your journey, there is a supercharger not far from the restaurant, located in Hackney Council Service Centre. Failing that there are plenty of 5kW chargers nearby, which you could leave the car at whilst dining.

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After five years in Brighton, Silo moved its premises to a beautiful warehouse space in East London in 2019 with large round tables and a classy 18-seater bar.

With enormous double-height ceilings, industrial windows plus an open kitchen with chefs cooking over a live-fire - everything has been meticulously and thoughtfully designed. The crockery is made from recycled wine bottles, the dining counters are all upcycled plastic and recycled yoghurt pots, and the lampshades are made from material made from mushrooms.

Silo is a restaurant conceived from a desire to innovate the food industry whilst demonstrating Respect: Respect for the environment and Respect for the way food is generated.


At Silo, the production of waste has been eliminated by choosing to trade directly with farmers, using re-usable delivery vessels and choosing local ingredients that generate zero or minimal waste. The compost machine, set inside Silo, turns restaurant scraps and trimmings directly into a compost used to grow and produce more food.

They have their own flour mill that turns ancient varieties of wheat into flour the original way, opposing over-processed industrialised bread making techniques. They churn their own butter, make their own oat milk, and roll their own oats.

Highlights from the ever changing menu from our visit included: Preserved tomatoes, fresh curd and smoked whey. Cabbage with kimchi and fig leaf oil. Charred Carrots with Montgomery Cheddar. Smoked mackerel with seabuckthorn. Smoked potatoes, brown butter hollandaise. Plus the most delicious pumpkin seed ice cream sandwich.

On weekends the doors are open for brunch, serving coddled eggs, baked aubergine with Silo’s own yoghurt and full English with vegan bacon and freshly baked pastries.


“ECO Pro+ mode is perfect for the narrow country lanes, maximising the potential of the BMW i3's charge and ensuring that you can drive, dine and return without any need for a supercharger.”

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Fuel economy and CO2 results for the BMW i3 range: Mpg (l/100km) not applicable. CO2 emissions: 0 g/km. Electric energy consumption (combined) 3.8 - 4.1 miles/kWh. Electric range 173.4 -190.8 miles. These figures were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The BMW i3 and i3s 120Ah is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. These figures were achieved using the WLTP test procedure. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2, electric energy consumption and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.