The message from the capital's innovative hospitality industry is clear: if you can't come to us, we’ll come to you
22 March 2020
Founder of Islington-based 12:51 James Cochran has launched Around the Cluck, a home delivery service that will bring the cook’s signature buttermilk jerk chicken to the doors of hungry Londoners. A sample of 12:51’s menu, inspired by Cochran’s Scottish and Caribbean heritage, will be available to order for those that live in the N1 postcode. Delivery is free of charge for orders over £10, and there’s a 15 per cent discount for workers in the public sector.
Top Cuvée, Highbury
Top Cuvée in Highbury has temporarily rebranded as Shop Cuvèe, selling wine and store cupboard essentials, as well as a ‘Top Night In’ menu of dishes for you to heat at home. Bicycle couriers will pedal over a three-course meal — complete with wine — wherever you are in London. Choose from dishes such as octopus terrine and parsley mayo, tagliatelle pasta with beef ragout, and sticky toffee pudding.
Pophams Bakery, Islington/Hackney
Pophams Bakery is delivering its fresh pasta, sauces, breads, pastries, cheese and biscuits to local customers within a one mile radius of its Islington or Hackney bakeries. Simply place your order by 5pm on Saturday for a delivery the following week. Ten per cent of proceeds from all orders will be donated to Made in Hackney, which is helping to feed vulnerable people during the crisis.
La Fromagerie, Highbury/Marylebone/Bloomsbury
Turophiles needn’t miss out on a slice of their favourite cheddar — cheesemonger La Fromagerie is delivering from all three of its shops in Marylebone, Highbury and Bloomsbury to select postcodes, as well as through Deliveroo. In addition to its impressive selection of cheese (specially-curated cheese boards are available for those feeling overwhelmed with the choice) there are a range of fresh soups, broths, pasta sauces and baked goods.
Coal Rooms, Peckham
Organise to have one of London's best Sunday roasts delivered to your door on Sunday, from Peckham’s Coal Rooms restaurant. If you live in a three-mile radius of their Peckham restaurant, you can collect the roast or have it dropped off. Pick between 40-day aged belted Galloway rumps, a whole chicken or Welsh lamb saddle, all of which come with beef dripping, roast potatoes, vegetables and Yorkshire puddings.
Kricket, Brixton/White City/Soho
All three of Kricket’s restaurants are closed to the public, but the team are offering a bespoke delivery service via Deliveroo, where they have designed ‘feasts’ for one or two people, as well as individual dishes such as their signature bhel puri (a crispy salad of sev and raw mango) and veggie samosas. Want to help more? For every £250 gift voucher you buy, they will add an extra 20% of the amount purchased for future spending.
Japanese restaurant Nanban has launched ‘Little Nanban’, with a cheaper, faster menu designed to be delivered. The restaurant has remained open until now with precautions in place, but if you want your fix from a safe distance, it’s available via Deliveroo. They also do premium Japanese sake, spirits and liqueurs, so you can drown your sorrows alongside a serve of Brixton’s freshest soul food.
The Farmer’s Mistress, Battersea
With a minimum spend of £30, SW11 postcodes can order their favourite dishes from The Farmer’s Mistress. Choose from pre-built packages such as the ‘naughty day in for two’ which includes a bottle of wine and one dish from each of the five categories. From a granola breakfast with apple and rhubarb compote to fresh soup with sourdough and a supper of sausages and mash, it’s a sweet deal that gives you the day off cooking duties. Plus, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Hospitality Action which is supporting those in the Hospitality Industry that find themselves in trouble.
Loyal Tavern, Bermondsey
Duck and Waffle alumni chef Tom Cenci posted yesterday that Loyal Tavern will serve as a deli to its local community, rather than focus on a delivery service. If you know someone vulnerable who could do with a hand, why not put them in touch? Cenci and his team will pack grocery boxes for the elderly, and help spread produce such as egg, pasta, loo roll, vegetables, charcuterie and wine among locals.
The Camberwell Arms, Camberwell
Lambeth’s Camberwell Arms has been transformed into a grocery store and delivery service. Signature dishes and daily essentials – including fresh pasta, Focaccia and seasonal fruit pastries – are available for delivery and collection between Wednesday and Sunday. The pub has also launched Hampers for Heroes, an initiative where you can ‘buy one, give one’. If you select this option you will receive a Camberwell Arms Essentials Food Hamper, stocked with the help of local suppliers, and the pub will provide one to the NHS, covering the delivery cost for every hamper sent to hospitals.
Housed in a former strip club in Shoreditch, Michelin-starred Brat is the first solo restaurant from Welsh chef Tomos Parry. In light of the current climate, the restaurant is launching Brat Farm, Grill and Wine Shop. Enjoy fresh produce spanning cured meat, cheeses and bread, daily-changing dishes and an expert selection of delicious wines, delivered direct to your door. You can also order fresh crates of vegetables, sustainably caught fish and chunky rib-eye steaks. Try the signature burnt cheesecake for an indulgently sweet pick-me-up.
Jones & Sons, Dalston
While Jones & Sons in Dalston may have temporarily closed its doors, you can still order dishes for delivery or pick-up. Start with Korean fried chicken, gnocchi and crispy miso aubergine, followed by whole grilled beam and rib-eye steak, with lobster mac and cheese on the side. The bestselling Sunday roast menu includes pork belly, lamb, veggie Wellington and whole roast chicken, served with all of the trimmings.
Angelina harmoniously brings together Japanese and Italian dishes on one menu, similar to Sumosan Twiga, but set in the heart of Dalston. While mozzarella and miso may sound like unlikely bedfellows, the split menu allows you to order both ramen and risotto, as well as platters of fritto misto, including stuffed olives, croquettes and crispy Japanese-fried chicken. You can also add wine and vacuum-packed cocktails – we recommend the negroni in a bag.
Load up on fresh provisions from the Albion's little grocery on Redchurch Street, or order bread, eggs, pasta and grains direct to your door. A reduced menu from the Albion café is also available via Deliveroo, from a full English breakfast to the bestselling buttermilk fried chicken burger. There is also a thoughtfully curated menu of vegan wines and locally brewed beer.
Dabbadrop, Hackney / Leyton / Tower Hamlets
Dabbadrop opened in January as London’s first plastic-free, vegan takeaway, delivering dishes in metal ‘dabba’ boxes, which are similar to a tiffin carrier. Billed as ‘convenience with a conscience,’ the Asian menu specialises in plant-based meals, including colourful curries and the signature slow-cooked daal, as well as punchy extras like rich aloo chaat and avocado raita. Diners sign up in advance to a weekly subscription service from £32, available in Hackney, Leyton and Tower Hamlets.
Daylesford, South Kensington / Notting Hill / Pimlico / Marylebone
Lady Carole Bamford's ultra-glossy London farm shops are restocked daily with organic eggs, fresh meat and vegetables, direct from the Bamford farm in the Cotswolds. There is a home delivery service available, but it is currently facing high demand. You can however order hot and cold dishes via Deliveroo, including full vegan breakfasts, fresh smoothies, warm salads and comforting spiced chicken tagine or lamb casserole.
San Pietro, Kensington
For those looking for Italian seafood done properly look no further than San Pietro, located in a quiet neighbourhood area off High Street Kensington. You’ll be served prawns so fresh, you’ll actually want to eat the meaty insides of the head. A constantly rotating menu reflects the fresh produce that is flown in direct from Italy, and the restaurant has even opened up a picturesque seafood stall during the quarantine. Alongside classic seafood staples like Risotto nero di Seppia (delightfully sprinkled with lemon) and Spaghetti gamberi e calamari, they also do pizza for a quick bite. But let's be honest, there are fewer delights to be had in summer than ordering a bucketful of prawns and an oven-baked bass.
Sumosan Twiga, Knightsbridge
Supper, the capital’s fine-dining answer to Deliveroo, is offering Londoners the chance to experience food from the city’s best restaurants in the comfort of their own homes. The latest big-name restaurant to sign-up to the app is Knightsbridge’s Sumosan Twiga, the east-meets-west gourmet-party venue from hospitality powerhouse Flavio Briatore. A mashup of menus from Japanese favourite Sumosan (by Janina Wolkow) and Briatore’s nightclub-restaurant Twiga, the Sloane Street venue serves upmarket sushi and sashimi alongside traditional Italian dishes. Choose from home-made burrata and winter black truffle ravioli to crispy rice with salmon tartare. Other highlights include wild mushroom risotto with black truffle, paccheri with lobster, grilled Angus tenderloin and Alaskan marinated miso black cod. If you can’t go to the party, let the party come to you.
Farmacy, Notting Hill
Farmacy, Notting Hill's popular plant-based restaurant, has launched a home delivery menu, available to Londoners in zones 1-3. Select from a menu of 15 dishes, including the bestselling Got No Beef Burger, vegan Mac n Cheese and chocolate chip cookies. Farmacy lays claim to its own certified plot of land in Kent, where they grow biodynamic vegetables, fruits and herbs for a sustainable farm-to-plate model.
The Westbourne Grove restaurant has also reopened as a Farm Shop, selling fresh vegetables, as well as ‘grow at home’ kits. Part of a new ‘dig for victory’ initiative, each branded wooden kit box contains vegetable and herb seeds and biodynamic soil, as well as recipes and growing tips.
The Farm Shop is open daily 12-7pm; minimum delivery order of £30, farmacylondon.com
Romulo Café, Kensington
Founded by Rowena Romulo, the granddaughter of the late General Carlos P Romulo, this Filipino gem in West London has been serving the real deal since 2016. Located on the quiet end of High Street Kensington, near the Design Museum, classic dishes include kare-kare, a Filipino festive favourite prepared with British top brisket and oxtail with aubergine, bok choy and green beans stewed in annatto and peanut sauce served wth sautéed shrimp paste on the side. The restaurant is offering free delivery for orders above £50 anywhere in Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith and limited areas in Westminster.
Sam's Riverside, Hammersmith
The riverfront restaurant is serving its classic Anglo-French menu direct to your door. Dishes at Riverside include diver-caught scallop ceviche, grilled octopus and oysters, as well as the likes of a venison chop, rabbit ragu and buttermilk chicken, with starters from £6.50 and main courses from £12. Don’t forget the wine.
Potage delivers fresh, sustainable and delicious meals to your door. In these current times, they have expanded their pantry section so you can now add eggs, seasonal fresh veg, granola, oats and spaghetti to your order. Then there are proper meals like beef goulash, chicken curry or lasagna that you can either eat straight away or freeze, plus brightening fresh salads and sharing platters. For someone sick or in need we love the sound of their Revive Hamper – for £55 it contains enough to get someone through a few days – with soup, a hot meal, salad, breakfast pots, fruit, chocolate brownies and comes with a handwritten card.
HIDE at Home has launched a delivery service now that we’re all, err, hiding at home. The Michelin star restaurant, famed for its elaborate wooden central staircase, has partnered with fine dining app Supper to offer a curated menu from head chef Ollie Dabbous. Dishes that travel well include suckling pig with mustard fruit puree, crushed turnip and black pudding, roast scallop with Jerusalem artichoke and black truffle, and Burrata with confit tamarillo, basil & olive oil. Wash dishes down with wine from Hedonism, co-operators of HIDE. Delivery is available to addresses within 2.5 miles of the restaurant’s Green Park-based restaurant.
Lina Stores, Soho/King’s Cross
If you can’t get to Italy, and you can’t get out, this is the next best thing. Central London’s best pasta pit-stop has created cook-at-home kits with a contact-free delivery option available. Lina Stores’ aubergine polpette and ravioli verde are melty mouthfuls of cheesy, truffley heaven – hop straight on that Deliveroo app and add antipasti, panini and dolci to your basket between midday and 3pm and 5pm-10pm daily.
Serving Londoners authentic Cantonese cuisine since 2001, Hakkasan is also the holder of a Michelin star. Arguably one of the most instantly recognisable restaurant names out there, the brand (of which there are two locations in London) is famed for expertly prepared dim-sum dishes and specials such as langoustine har gau with Prunier caviar. They are making their menu available via the apps Supper and Deliveroo.
Tredwells, Covent Garden
Marcus Wareing and Chantelle Nicholson’s Covent Garden-based Tredwells has launched Tredwells To Go, a delivery service offering the restaurant’s signature contemporary British cuisine for those within a five mile radius. Don your best apron and order one of Tredwells' meal kits, which feature all the ingredients and instructions you need to whip up your own culinary masterpiece at home. Think ready-to-bake chicken hot pot, chickpea pancakes and steak and chips. There is also a selection of ‘al desko’ lunch options for those still working nearby to the restaurant, along with a grocery service selling store staples, fresh produce and household items.
Wild by Tart, Belgravia
Belgravia’s Wild by Tart has joined the Deliveroo crowd, with a new name — Wild — and an exciting menu of delicious dishes. Smoky leek and rainbow chard pizzas, aubergine dal with crispy cauliflower, slow-cooked BBQ pulled pork and restorative shiitake mushroom broth are among the highlights. Four hampers stocked with treats from Wild by Tart’s deli — and a complimentary loo roll — are also available with nationwide delivery; choose from the Survival Hamper (£195), Breakfast Hamper (£62), Essentials Hamper (£85) and the Snack Hamper (£90).
Mac & Wild Online Butcher
Scottish sensations Mac & Wild have moved their much loved in-restaurant Butcher counter online. Continuing to provide the finest Scottish meat, game and their very own venison haggis, Mac & Wild are delivering to customers' front doors across the UK with produce direct from the Highlands, offering the Mac & Wild experience at home. Working alongside small independent, family-run producers from the Scottish Highlands, each cut of meat and game is sourced from producers the team trust and love in both the London restaurants and at home, leaving no one short of a good ol' Scottish feast. Sent directly from the producers in the Highlands, customers across the UK will be able to transport themselves to the Scottish Isles and enjoy a taste of Mac & Wild at home without leaving the comfort of their own homes.
Mac & Wild's online butcher can be found here