London’s best restaurants offering takeaway and delivery services for lockdown.
But, although we can’t go out for a lovely meal at our favourite restaurants, we can still enjoy some of their iconic dishes from home. In fact, some of the best restaurants all over the city are putting on special menus, signing up to delivery services or updating their processes to give the people of London what they want: incredible food in the comfort of their own homes.
From Harrods’ legendary food and dining halls to Hakkasan’s Michelin-starred dishes, the best of the best are rising to the lockdown challenge this month with takeaway as you’ve never tasted.
BrewDog is all about rolling up your sleeves and plunging head first into gloriously indulgent food, alongside expertly picked drinks choices and a relaxed atmosphere, of course.
While although BrewDog’s many venues across London aren’t open at the moment, you can still recreate some of this Friday night magic at home by ordering in.
The BrewDog Now app has a mouthwatering selection of dishes (we particularly love the generously stacked burgers) and lots of drinks options, too, which you can pair with your meal to get the whole experience.
Plus, to help spread the love in these difficult times, BrewDog has introduced an ‘Invisible Chips’ function which allows you to make a one-off donation of £3.95 or more to Hospitality Action, which is a charity supporting those whose hospitality jobs are disappearing in the wake of lockdown.
Download the BrewDog Now app to make your order.
If lockdown is preventing you from celebrating a special occasion as you would have liked, HIDE’s delivery service is one thing you can still get excited about.
This Mayfair-based restaurant is rightfully surrounded by a lot of buzz. Its location is second-to-none and the brand’s natural aesthetic is well-honed, but it’s the innovative food that will have you going back for more. After all, it has earned a Michellin star.
The takeaway menu may not be reflective of the restaurant’s usual offering (so be sure to visit when you can), but it’s much more expansive than most. You’ll find a range of set menus to choose from as well as grazing options, starters, mains and desserts. Highlights include roast Herdwick lamb, red cabbage with violet mustard, homemade black pudding and parsley root alongside homemade icecream with blue oolong, blueberries and lemon balm.
As HIDE is co-owned by both chef Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism Wines the alcohol offering is impressive, too. Think Aperol spritz packs, ready-to-serve cocktails and a long, long wine list.
You can order via the website.
Après Food Co.
Après Food Co. is the kind of honest, independent eatery that everyone wishes was right around the corner from them. Well, now, it kind of can be.
Après Food Co. will be delivering right across London for lockdown, giving everyone the chance to try their nourishing, gluten and refined sugar-free dishes. But, although co-owner, chef and nutritionist Catherine Sharman ensures that the menu focuses on food that will help you feel good, there’s no compromise on taste or variety of dishes.
For example, how about trying a free-range pork, beef caramelised onion and apple burger with sweet potatoes chips or sticky toffee cake?
Order with Après Food Co. directly through the restaurant’s website.
Fallow is a firm foodie favourite. Located on Heddon Street in central London, it’s known for its delicious, sustainably-minded menu.
This November the restaurant will be offering a home delivery service on a host of their signatures dishes. On the menu will be their much-loved corn ribs, burgers including their tasty ex-dairy cow burger, and kombu fries. Don’t forget to order some of their homemade sriracha sauce on the side, you won’t regret it.
You’ll find the restaurant’s profile on Deliveroo.
Napoli Gang is the new, delivery-only restaurant from the team at Big Mamma who brought us cult favourites Gloria Trattoria and Circolo Popolare.
In time for lockdown, Napoli Gang is expanding its delivery area and will now be accessible for those living in south London postcodes from 9 November, too.
Get ready for some extra fluffy pizza, burratas and miniature tiramisus from the comfort of your own home.
You can order directly from the restaurant.
Bluebird’s Chelsea and White City venues are offering delivery services throughout lockdown, with menus brimming with dishes such as a whole rotisserie Lancashire chicken, traditional fish and chips, truffle and focaccia filled with delights like parmesan cream with beef carpaccio.
Simply head to Deliveroo to check if your postcode is within the catchment area.
Hakkasan at Home
The ultimate way to celebrate a special occasion in lockdown, Hakkasan’s Michelin-starred a la carte menu as well as signature set menus will available for delivery over the next four weeks.
The service is being called Hakkasan at Home and is now available in central and north London, currently serving Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Hampstead and beyond.
For a taste of Cantonese classics, try the Hakkasan ‘dragon menu’ with highlights including the crispy duck salad, rib eye with lily bulb and black bean sauce and a selection of dim sum and wok dishes. While Hakkasan’s celebratory ‘supreme’ menu, features the iconic Hakkasan peking duck with Prunier caviar, paired with a selection from the Hakkasan wine menu, perfect for an intimate evening at home.
You can order directly from Hakkasan.
Oblix at The Shard
Oblix at the Shard will be offering three of the restaurant’s signature dishes available to order from its sister restaurant Zuma’s dedicated app.
The delivery menu includes whole burrata with olives and datterini tomatoes, 200g wagyu burger from the grill in a brioche bun with truffle fries and matured cheddar, and the New York cheesecake with blackberries and hazelnut.
Download the Zuma app to put in your order.
Harrods Food and Dining hall
World-famous luxury department store Harrods has partnered with food delivery app SUPPER to supply its customers with delicacies from the dining and food halls.
The service will offer local residents within a 2.5-mile radius to Harrods’ Knightsbridge store the opportunity to dine on bespoke meals. Customers looking for either ‘ready-to-eat’ or ‘ready-to-heat’ will be offered a selection of 60 options, all cooked by Harrods chefs and delivered directly to their door.
There are two menus which include The Pasta Bar’s velvety Rigatoni cacio e pepe, served with pecorino and kampot pepper, to the fan-favourite chicken Caesar pasta salad from The Salad Bar, or a fresh portion of the classic fish and chips from The Fish Bar. A selection of Harrods wine, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available to order on the Harrods Food Halls online.
Download the SUPPER app to order.
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