An independent, eco-friendly and sustainable restaurant has opened in East Molesey.

Named after Henry VIII, Henry’s Kitchen was officially opened by the mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Mike Bennison, on Thursday, May 15.

The Bridge Road restaurant, which serves traditional British dishes as well as European cuisine, is part of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA).

Among the sustainable features are interior walls made from reclaimed timber, menus printed on recycled paper and all light fittings holding energy-saving LEDs bulbs.

Owner Reza Amini, owner of Henry’s Kitchen, said: “It’s important that everyone does what they can to save the planet, so I wanted to create a sustainable restaurant.

“This means that not only will we use local ingredients, but we will include many sustainable features such as using rainwater to flush the lavatories.”

Henry’s Kitchen is also supporting Princess Alice Hospice by donating 50p from each starter of wild mushroom and goats cheese tart and baked cod main course.