Eat Out Eat Well

The Eat Out Eat Well scheme rewards restaurants, takeaways and other food businesses and makes it easier for customers to make healthy choices.


With so many people now wanting healthy places to eat, we have invested in this national scheme, supporting local businesses to make positive changes to the food they serve. The businesses are all assessed by our Environmental Health Team, in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards.

During the assessment they look at:

  • the way food is prepared
  • the ingredients used
  • whether there are healthy options for children
  • how staff are trained
  • and how healthier choices are promoted to customers.


They are then awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on how well they meet the Eat Out Eat Well standards.


Where can I Eat Out and Eat Well?

Award winners show the apple logo on their windows, signs, adverts and menus. The table below shows a list of the current Eat Out Eat Well award winners.

Eat Out Eat Well

NameAwardDate AchievedDate Expires

Essendon Country Club

BronzeApril 2019April 2021
Focolare Centre for UnitySilver

December 2019

December 2021

Humphrey's Cafe

SilverJanuary 2019January 2021

Mill Green Museum and Mill

BronzeJanuary 2019Jan 2021

Terranova Restaurant

BronzeJanuary 2019Jan 2021


You can find out more details in the Icon for pdf Eat Out Eat Well Charter [101.82KB].


How can businesses join the Eat Out Eat Well Scheme?

The scheme is free for local restaurants, takeaways and other food businesses to join. For further information, to nominate a food business,  or to apply for the award, please email us at or call us on 01707 357 242.


The aim of the Eat Out Eat Well award is to increase access to tasty food prepared in a healthier way, using good food hygiene practices and served in a healthier environment. As well as helping to improve your customer's diet and health, the award has the potential to increase your customer's satisfaction and your sales with free advertising on the national Eat Out Eat Well website.

You can achieve further points towards the award by attending our Level 2 Nutrition Course. 


Nutrition for Health Level 2 (accredited by Royal Society for Public Health)

Caterers can gain points towards achieving the EOEW award, by attending this one day course at our council offices.

It provides an understanding of the relationship between diet and health and wellbeing, as well as the role of food labelling and factors in food choices.

Anyone with an interest in nutrition is welcome to attend this course.

To book a place email or telephone 01707 357 242