Cardiff could be welcoming a new eco-friendly restaurant to the area sometime soon. The beloved Dusty Knuckle has launched a Kickstarter to raise £40,000 by next month to open up a sustainable, outdoor restaurant complete with a rainwater recycling system and even a beehive on the roof - because who doesn’t enjoy fresh honey?
Already securing two permanent restaurants, hubby and wife duo Phill and Debs Lewis are hoping to lock down a third spot with the intention of it becoming one of the country’s “most sustainable, exciting independent restaurants”. If that wasn’t enough, they’re giving back to the community, scoring employment for disadvantaged groups and offering subsidised meals for families who would not otherwise be able to afford it.
There’s already plenty of hands-on-deck from the restaurant community as pop-up caterers Pasetti & Boote and EMBER have kindly donated gift vouchers that Kickstarter pledgers can cash in for some wicked dishes. Dusty Knuckle themselves have also got their own set of motivators in the form of merch, food festival tickets and even the chance to eat free for the rest of your life. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us.
The Dusty Knuckle aims to raise £40,000 by the 14th of April and hope to open their third restaurant by September 2019. Check out their website for details of how to pledge.