What do our customers think?
"The Eau de Vie dispenser is very snazzy and the filters really improve the flavour of the mains water. It tastes at least as good as mineral water. We now offer customers a choice of tap, mineral or Eau de Vie. We've priced the Eau de Vie at £2 per bottle, whereas mineral is £3.25."
Ben Smithson, Aqua restaurant chain group in the West Country
"We've had such good feedback from our customers who tell us that receiving such high-quality, complimentary still and sparkling water is an unexpected added extra. Plus, it means that we don't have to buy bottles of water for the hotel rooms, which makes us more environmentally friendly."
Charles Campbell, Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham
"The key point is that the Eau de Vie bottle is very stylish in terms of the design and graphics. It fits in with the overall ambience of the restaurant and so customers are happy. Purified water is nothing new in itself, but from our point of view as operators, it has to send the right message about quality to customers."
The Eau de Vie system at Quo Vadis joins systems already in place at Fino and Barrafina: "It's definitely an environmentally friendly option. Across all three London restaurants we serve about 3,000 bottles a week, so that's almost 20,000 glass bottles a year which are not going into recycling."
Sam Hart, The Hart Group, which includes Quo Vadis
"What Eau de Vie delivers is a sustainable alternative to branded bottled water, with good product presentation, clarity and no after-taste. Eau de Vie has a lower impact on the environment and lowers our recycling costs, because we don't have the issue of handling waste bottles."
Stephen Mouser, Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen, London
"Firms such as Eau de Vie offer a cheaper, greener but still premium solution with packages that will purify, chill and carbonate tap water for serving in sealed, own-label designer bottles."
Caterer and Hotelkeeper, April 2012
"The on-site bottled water system turns mains water into a profitable and eco-friendly alternative to bottled mineral water."
|Bar Magazine, April 2012|