THE Gallery in Barry has been named the Welsh "Food Made Good Champion" for the third year running.

The 2016 award marks the third year in a row that The Gallery have been recognised as the most sustainable restaurant in Wales - based on criteria such as ethical sourcing and the impact on society and the environment.

Chef Raymond Blanc OBE presented the award to owner Barnaby Hibbert at a gala lunch in London, hosted by the Food Made Good Awards’ organisers, the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

The Gallery, which is on Broad Street in Barry, has a menu dominated by dishes crafted from foraged and local ingredients, including fish caught by day boats off the nearby coast.

Mr Hibbert had the environment in mind before even opening The Gallery in 2013 - the restaurant was designed with a light atrium to negate the need for electric light in the day.

He continues to put sustainability at the forefront of The Gallery's operations.

"We're obviously delighted with the award," he said. "I just wish more restaurants would get involved. There's quite a low representation in Wales.

"I'm very passionate about our impact on society, in our waste and our food product. It just makes sense to me.

"We've won this award three years on the trot which is a testament to our convictions."

The Food Made Good Awards are run by the Sustainable Restaurant Association to celebrate everything British hospitality businesses, chefs and suppliers doing the who make food delicious, ethical and sustainable.

The awards are decided on the basis of the scores achieved in the Food Made Good rating during 2015. This assesses restaurants across the three pillars of sustainability; sourcing, society and environment and the awards recognise the achievements of the very best sustainable foodservice businesses in the UK and globally.