A BOOK which focuses on ethical and sustainable restaurants has highlighted two Hereford eateries.

The Times restaurant critic and columnist Giles Coren has released a book called Truth, Love and Clean Cutlery.

It's a guide to "the world’s truly exemplary, organic, sustainable, and ethical restaurants."

And it features The Bookshop and The Burger Shop in Aubrey Street, Hereford.

Both restaurants are run by The Rule of Tum with brothers Edwin and Dorian Kirk at the helm.

They are currently raising £400,000 to buy their Hereford sites and expand further.

Dorian said: "This whole book [by Giles Coren] is about ethical sustainability-focused places, which we promote with our restaurants and the Indie Food Festival.

"We can carry on focusing on this if we reach our crowdfunding target. We are overwhelmed with the support we have had so far."

They are 78 per cent of the way to their target to raise £400,000. They need to reach their target by November 23.

Mr Coren describes The Bookshop, which sells steaks, as "a passion-project focused on crafting honest food using locally sourced seasonal ingredients."

While he says The Burger Shop is "a passion-project focused on inspiring change in the food industry."

The Rule of Tum's mission is to be a successful and profitable restaurant brand that delivers exceptional food experiences, with a vision of becoming one of the most highly regarded and sustainably led group of restaurants in the UK.

A Rule of Tum turned over £1.6m during the last financial year and the company is offering people the chance to invest in their business.

They want to expand The Bookshop and refurbish The Burger Shop. They also want to have a butchers shop at the site.

To invest in a Rule of Tum go to crowdcube.com/blackcardinvestment.