My Favourite Restaurant: Green gourmet goes organic
Wednesday 28 April 1999
So his favourite restaurant is Woodruffs Organic Cafe in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which claims to be the country's first 100 per cent organic eatery: "I like organic stuff but I'm also a bit of a fussy eater and they can cater for me.
"I'm a vegan and I recently gave up eating wheat after not eating any while I was in Kyoto for the climate conference. I'm feeling much better for it."
Whether for a mid-morning snack of honey and porridge, made with organic oats and soya milk, or lunch of a Thai curry or Italian fennel bake, he says he doesn't have to pay more than pounds 5 at Woodruffs but "you certainly get full up".
The people who run the cafe are "enthusiastic about what they do and the cooking is fantastic".
Vince, 37, is not keen on doing business in London, though having recently signed a deal with Thames Water, worth pounds 50m a year, he finds himself having to visit the capital about twice a month.
He prefers conducting business in Stroud, where he is based, and says he would have no hesitation about taking business associates for lunch at Woodruffs. But he adds: "It's not as pleasant as doing the job. I prefer to get down to the issues. You can do too much wining and dining."
Woodruffs, 24 High Street, Stroud, Glos (01453 762250)
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 Canadian woman suing police who locked her in van with sex offender who then raped her
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Putin opponent reveals Russian President's daughter's secret identity
Ball pool for adults opens in London
Gay couple buy JebBushForPresident.com web domain, and refuse to sell
Canadian woman suing police who locked her in van with sex offender who then raped her
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
iJobs Money & Business
£40000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager - Marke...
£13000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Pension Specialist was established ...
£23000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Market Research Executive...