The message from the capital's innovative hospitality industry is clear: if you can't come to us, we’ll come to you
27 November 2020
Recently launched just in time for the second lockdown, Sketch at Home is a new click and collect and delivery service from one of London’s prettiest restaurants. Available to order seven days a week, Sketch at Home includes an aperitif menu, a four-course menu with an alternative vegetarian option and a two-course Sunday lunch menu for two people. Each menu comes complete with wine pairings, along with two-step instructions with advise on how to heat and present each dish.
Mmmm menu & Mmmm vegetarian menu, both £75 per person; Mmmm Sunday lunch menu, £120 for two people, shop.sketch.london
Jean-Georges at The Connaught, Mayfair
During the first national lockdown, Jean-Georges at The Connaught launched its famed, truffle-topped pizzas on the fine dining app Supper. The restaurant is once again tossing dough for delivery, as well as serving soy glazed beef short ribs, truffle cheeseburger and a choice of decadent desserts.
The Wolseley, Mayfair
Corbin & King’s flagship restaurant is now delivering its signature dishes – including its wiener schnitzel, Soutine's coq au riesling, and zédel’s mousse au chocolat – direct to your door. Meals arrive refrigerated, can be stored for three days and are able to be oven heated or microwaved. Once Covid restrictions are relaxed, the restaurant is also able to cater to larger groups through its ‘Home Entertainment’ offering, designed for dinner parties. Choose between a whole beef Wellington, a seven-hour shoulder of lamb or a salmon coulibiac. To assist with topping up staff wages, 100 per cent of the profits from The Wolseley’s Home Dining offer will go directly to its employees.
Hakkasan at Home allows you to sample the restaurant's Michelin-starred menu from the comfort of your living room. 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 Cantonese specials such as roasted chicken in satay sauce and langoustine har gau with Prunier caviar.
Fried chicken at Claridge's, Mayfair
For London's poshest bucket of fried chicken, place your order at Claridge's. Priced at £45, the dish is served with a selection of complementing sides including broad bean hummus with pickled beets and potato salad. For the ultimate family feast, try the whole roast chicken stuffed with black truffle, foie gras and brioche, which serves up to four guests and is priced at £145.
Available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays either by delivery or for pick-up from Claridge’s, daviesandbrooktogo.slerp.com/order
Six by Nico, Fitzrovia
Inspired by his restaurants Six by Nico in Glasglow, Manchester and London, which offer a revolving six-course menu that changes theme every six weeks, Glasweigian chef Nico Simone has launched Home by Nico, a new delivery service. Available across the UK, the dine-at-home experience includes a themed four-course menu for two people, which will change each month. The first theme is ‘Cooking Bangkok’, a Thai menu inspired by the capital’s famous street food scene. On the menu is a starter of Tom Yum soup and dumplings, a main course of Panang red curry and crispy pork Pad Thai, a cheese course, and a dessert of cardamom and toasted coconut rice pudding. There is also a vegetarian option. The menu will be accompanied by a bottle of Cave de L'Ormarine.
£60 for two people, including delivery across the UK, home-x.com
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 weekly changing menu from head chef Ollie Dabbous. Dishes that travel well include roast lamb with red cabbage, violet mustard and homemade black pudding, Cornish monkfish in smoked butter with warm celeriac broth and sea truffle, and a deliciously decadent blackcurrant and liquorice baked Alaska. 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.
Park Chinois, Mayfair
Park Chinois in Mayfair may have closed its velvet curtains for now, but you can still sample its menu of classic Chinese dishes include tiers of dim sum, dumplings, Wagyu short ribs and king crab with homemade rice noodles. A decadent highlight is the duck de chine, roasted and rested for more than 72 hours and served with homemade pancakes. As ever, the restaurant is not doing things by halves – create a real sense of occasion with the ultimate feasting Dynasty Menu, a lavish family spread priced at £440.
Available via Supper and Deliveroo; parkchinois.com
Purveryor of modern Anatolian cuisine Rüya has launched Rüya at Home, a delivery and click and collect service that allows you to sample the restaurant’s Turkish-inspired dishes from the comfort of your own abode. Meaning ‘dream’ in Turkish, Rüya is the brainchild of Istanbul restaurateur Umut Özkanca, and is overseen by chef patron Colin Clague. Available for delivery through Supper London and Deliveroo, and for click and collect via Rüya’s website, the restaurant offers a modern Anatolian menu including dishes such as Adana kebab with spicy minced lamb, and 24-hour slow-cooked short rib in a Turkish chilli BBQ glaze.
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).
10 Greek Street, Soho
Offering an ever-evolving menu, 10 Greek Street has been a firm favourite in the Soho scene ever since it opened its doors in 2012. Faced with a second lockdown, the restaurant has launched a takeaway and delivery service, offering its hearty pizzas, desserts and Baybrooke beers to postcodes within a 2.5 mile radius. For those who live further afield, there’s good news — the restaurant is offering a limited-edition autumn-themed meal kit, which can be delivered nationwide. Created by head chef and co-owner Cameron Emirali, the cook-at-home box includes slow-cooked short rib of beef with confit potatoes, carrots and parsnips, plus a poached quince, polenta and almond cake for dessert.
10 Greek Street is available for delivery from 12pm-10pm within 2.5 miles of 10 Greek Street, London, W1D, 10greekstreet.com. Meal kits are available via Dishpatch for nationwide delivery, £55, dishpatch.co.uk
Top Cuvée, Highbury
Top Cuvée in Highbury will remain open throughout November 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, cheese, biscuits and set menu kits to local customers within a three mile radius of its Islington or Hackney bakeries – simply place an order 24 hours before your desired delivery window. The pastries are the real star of the show, ranging from bacon and maple syrup to quince and mascarpone with pistachio and honey.
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 by 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.
The Camberwell Arms, Camberwell
The Camberwell Arms is one of the independent restaurants that has partnered with Big Night App, a restaurant delivery service launched during the summer by Charlie Mellor, owner of The Laughing Heart in Hackney. Try one of the pub's celebrated homemade pies or an overnight ham hock for two, and throw in a bottle of wine or pre-mixed cocktail for good measure.
Priced at £32 for for a sharing meal for two, thecamberwellarms.bignight.app
Launched by the team behind Brixton's popular Salon restaurant, Levan's contemporary sharing plates draw influence from Barcelona to Stockholm. Also available via the Big Night App, the Levan To Go menu offers a selection of the restaurant's greatest hits, including caramelised onion brioche, Hereford featherblade beef and the signature vegetarian Levan potato, oyster mushroom and vacherin pie. Leave room for the deliciously sticky tarte tatin – available as a whole or half dish.
Priced at £59 for a three-course sharing meal for two, levan.bignight.app
Kricket, Brixton/White City/Soho
All three of Kricket’s restaurants are closed to the public, but the team is 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.
The Farmer’s Mistress, Battersea
This lockdown, SW11 postcodes can order their favourite dishes from brunch favourite, The Farmer’s Mistress. Choose from pre-built packages such as the ‘breakfast celebrations hamper’ which includes a bottle of De Chanceny Cremant de Loire and a magnificent morning spread of pastries, granola and sourdough crumpets. You can also order veggie burgers, signature brunch dishes and pre-shaken Bloody Mary cocktails.
Launched by the team behind The Cheese Bar in Camden, Funk recently opened on Columbia Road as a specialist cheese and bottle shop, stocking more than 30 British cheeses. Throughout lockdown, customers can still load up on cheddar, Red Leicester and Stinking Bishop, and as well as ready-made cheeseboards, charcuterie and fondue kits.
Prices from £19.50 for the cheese boxes, £28 for fondue kit, available for collection or delivery
Angelina harmoniously brings together Japanese and Italian dishes on one menu, similar to Knightsbridge's 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. During lockdown, the restaurant is offering a set menu for £34 per person, which must be pre-ordered and is available for collection or delivery within a 2.5 mile radius.
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.
Smokestak barbecue restaurant is offering a weekend takeaway and delivery service throughout November. Order to your door if you live within a two-mile radius of the restaurant’s Sclater Street home, or pre-order and pick up from the restaurant if you’re further afield. Kick things off with crispy pigtails, smoked cod roe and potato skins and mushrooms on toast with beef dripping gravy. Mains include loaded pulled pork buns with ginger coleslaw, point-end beef brisket with pickled chilli, and smoked pastrami with mustard and dill. For those outside London, SMOKESTAK at Home will continue to deliver its signature smoked meats and DIY bun kits, with Christmas specials such as whole smoked turkey; treacle cured smoked gammon; and whole smoked Goosnargh duck, available from December.
Dabbadrop, Hackney / Leyton / Tower Hamlets
Dabbadrop is 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 South Asian menu specialises in plant-based meals, including colourful curries and the signature slow-cooked daal, as well as punchy extras like Punjabi-spiced potato samosas and avocado raita. Diners sign up in advance to a weekly or fortnightly subscription service from £28, available in Hackney, Islington, Walthamstow, Leyton, Tower Hamlets and now also some South London post-codes.
Daylesford, South Kensington / Notting Hill / Pimlico / Marylebone
Lady Carole Bamford's glossy London farm shops are restocked daily with organic eggs, fresh meat and vegetables, direct from the Bamford farm in the Cotswolds. In addition to a home delivery service, you can order hot and cold dishes via Deliveroo, including full vegan breakfasts, fresh smoothies, warm salads and comforting spiced chicken tagine or lamb casserole.
Sumosan Twiga, Knightsbridge
Sloane Street's Sumosan Twiga is 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 restaurant serves upmarket sushi and sashimi alongside traditional Italian dishes. Designed for two to share, both a Taste of Sumosan and a Taste of Twiga (both £100) showcase signature dishes from the restaurant’s two types of world cuisine. Alternatively, for £130, there’s the Sumosan & Twiga Ultimate Classics, which including Tuna Tartare and the Grilled Angus Tenderloin with Sweet Chilli Sauce. 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 signature Got No Beef Burger and vegan 'mac n cheese', as well as chocolate chip cookies and cakes. In addition to the delivery service, the Farmacy Market is open daily, serving fresh vegetables, warming soups and nutrient-packed juices.
The Farm Shop is open daily 12-8pm on weekends (11am-8pm Mon-Fri); minimum delivery order of £30, farmacylondon.com
While it may not come with the usual side of people watching for which the restaurant is renowned, Bluebird Chelsea is operating a takeaway and delivery menu throughout November. Tuck into whole rotisserie chickens, battered cod with chips, signature Bluebird burgers and tuna poke bowls, layered with avocado, edamame beans and wakame.
Available from Bluebird Chelsea and Bluebird White City, 12pm - 9pm, bluebird-restaurant.co.uk
Romulo Café, Kensington
Founded by Rowena Romulo, the granddaughter of the late General Carlos P Romulo, this Filipino gem in West London serves dishes include kare-kare – a Filipino favourite prepared with British top brisket and oxtail with aubergine, bok choy and green beans stewed in annatto, drizzled with peanut sauce served with sautéed shrimp paste on the side. The restaurant delivers across Kensington, Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith and limited areas in Westminster.
San Pietro, Kensington
For Italian seafood done properly look no further than San Pietro, located in a quiet neighbourhood area off High Street Kensington. A 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 and spaghetti gamberi e calamari, they also do pizza for a quick bite. Get in line for buckets full of prawns and oven-baked bass.
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 from £6 per serving, like beef goulash, chicken curry or lasagne that you can either eat straight away or freeze, plus brightening fresh salads and sharing platters.
Lina Stores pasta kits
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, available nationwide. 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.
Stein at Home delivery boxes
Mac & Wild online butcher
Scottish sensation Mac & Wild has moved its much loved in-restaurant Butcher counter online. Order hulking slabs of Scottish meat, game and their very own venison haggis, for a slice of the Scottish Highlands at home. You can also shop whisky, spirits and pre-mixed cocktails, or sign up for one of Mac & Wild's virtual cook alongs.
Meat boxes are priced from £28-£229, macandwilde.com