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After multiple lockdowns, more and more food delivery services and kitchens are starting to appear. Here's where we'll be gathering them together in a continually updated guide.

 

The Red DuckThe Red Duck

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood Chinese in Balham

Delivery range: Local area

This Balham Chinese restaurant has a strong focus on sourcing along with celebrating the very best in Chinese cooking (with a view to training more chefs in the techniques too). 

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JapanifiedJapanified

In a nutshell: Japanese buns and tacos

Delivery range: Wimbledon (Stockwell soon)

Broadly inspired by the cuisine of Osaka, the team behind Sugoi JPN have taken international cuisine and - as they say - have "Japanified" it.

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Core by Clare SmythCore by Clare Smyth

In a nutshell: 2-Michelin-starred delivery

Delivery range: Nationwide

Core by Clare Smyth is one of the very few two-Michelin starred restaurants in London and they're now sending restaurant boxes out. The Core at Home menu features many of the restaurant's signatures dishes.

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Hiden curryHiden Curry Lab

In a nutshell: Japanese curry and rice

Delivery range: Zones 1-3

With foot traffic through King's Cross and Coal Drops Yard much reduced, this two dish hole in the wall curry spot has taken to offering delivery instead. Making a decision will be easy - there's only two options, beef or vegan curry.

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BubieBubie

In a nutshell: Pared-down spinoff of Bubala

Delivery range: 2-2.5 miles from Kentish Town

Like the popular Bubala in Spitalfields, Bubie has a menu of vegetarian, Middle Eastern dishes with a focus around their amazing Iraqi laffa bread, along with various bowls and dips. 

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ArrostoArrosto

In a nutshell: Quality Wines does chicken

Delivery range: TBC

Quality Wines (next to Quality Chop House) has changed its delivery service to the Italian-inspired Arrosto. Rotisserie chicken is at the heart of the menu by chef Nick Bramham - whole, skewers or even as chicken fat potatoes (and there are some great sounding sandwiches too). 

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Sidechick kits from HG WalterSidechick kits from HG Walter

In a nutshell: Patty & Bun’s chicken sister brand

Delivery range: Across London

Patty & Bun’s sister brand Sidechick have teamed up with top butchers HG Walter for a range of three DIY kits. Choose from Za’atar, Piri Piri or Butter and Herb and they'll send you a pre-marinated, boneless chicken that's ready to cook along with Herb Yoghurt and Hot Pepper Sauce to enjoy on the side. 

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Goila Butter ChickenGoila Butter Chicken

In a nutshell: Famed butter chicken

Delivery range: Central London

Chef Saransh Goila’s Goila Butter Chicken is MASSIVE in India. Following a sell-out residency at Carousel, he’s now doing deliveries of the dish that made him famous. Using free range Yorkshire chicken, the meal offering is simple - butter chicken, dal makhani, jeera rice, sourdough naan, pickled shallots and coriander chutney.

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Tacos El ReyTacos El Rey

In a nutshell: Breddos team launch delivery venture

Delivery range: Around Hammersmith and Bethnal Green

This new delivery offering from Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney along with restaurateur Jonny Boud focuses on taco boxes and burritos with fillings like Cochinita Pibil and Chicken Tinga alongside feasting options for families or larger groups.

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Darjeeling ExpressDarjeeling Express

In a nutshell: Asma Khan’s deli delivery

Delivery range: Five miles from their Covent Garden restaurant

Having opened, oh-so-briefly before lockdown, Asma Khan’s new Covent Garden iteration is now doing deliveries from its deli arm. Order keema mutton toasties or kati rolls and tamarind dahl plus desserts and their amazing masala chai to go.

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AquavitAquavit

In a nutshell: Nordic meat, fish and veg boxes

Delivery range: Nationwide

While his St James restaurant remains closed, Aquavit Head Chef Jorjon Colazo has come up with three box kits. Meat (£80) includes Swedish meatballs and black pudding with lardo. Pescatarian (£90) has gravlax and Icelandic cod papillote with langoustine bao buns and the Vegetarian box (£60) has all manner of pickled and fermented veg, along with kroppkakor - Swedish potato dumplings.

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BlacklockBlacklock

In a nutshell: Everyone’s favourite chop shop does delivery

Delivery range: Now nationwide

Blacklock are now delivering nationwide. There are four meat fests available - the All-In, Steak Night, Big Chop and Sunday Roast. All feature a selection of meats and sides and you can head to the Bar Refreshments section if you fancy adding in cocktails, wine or beer to your order. 

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Giz & GreenGiz & Green

In a nutshell: Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green’s pizza pie takeaway

Delivery range: Around Hammersmith or Bethnal Gree

Gizzi Erskine and Professor Green’s "‘Giz & Green’s Monday Night Fakeaway was a product of the first Lockdown that spawned a popup and now a fully-fledged delivery business. Think stuffed crust pizzas and a proper salad bar experience.

Order from Hammersmith or Bethnal Green.

 

Taka-wayTaka-way

In a nutshell: Japanese with strong British suppliers

Delivery range: 2.5 miles from Marylebone

Taka’s delivery menu from their new restaurant is pretty extensive, covering everything from their stellar sushi to their £50 wagyu sando. There’s a decent dessert section, wines and sakes available and you can go low rent with tempura scraps as an add-on or high end with a tin of Exmoor caviar.

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And also see...

Corbin and King - if you've been out of London and missing out on the delivery service that features the best of all their restaurants - they're now delivering them nationwide. 

Bar Douro (Nationwide) - As well as local takeaway and delivery, they now have a Portuguese feast kit for two, which delivers nationwide. 

Akira (Kensington) - The Japanese fine dining restaurant in Kensington has launched Akira at Home with assortments of sushi, sashimi and robata dishes available locally on Uber Eats.

Cakes & Bubbles (Mayfair) - Albert Adria has launched the ultimate at-home afternoon tea experience and yes, it does feature that amazing "Cheese Cake" that combines Baron Bigod cheese, hazelnut and white chocolate.

Dirty Wings (Kensington) - this is the new spin-off from Dirty Bones - all about chicken wings, of course. It's delivery-only to start with.   

Bisushima (Charing Cross) - This Japanese restaurant opened two days before lockdown 2.0 hit. Until they can reopen, they've just launched a delivery service with dishes including Wild seabass sashimi with shisho and Tosazu shiso dressing, Grilled live fresh Water eel kabayaki donburi and Matcha and white chocolate terrine. 

Chuku's (Tottenham) - known for their Chop, Chat, Chill events (which went virtual during the lockdown) they're now doing new kits, featuring some of the best of their Nigerian tapas.  That includes Jollof Quinoa, wraps of beef/chicken/tofu, their sauces - and you can also add Cassava Fries, cinnamon-sprinkled Dodo (Fried Plantain) and their Chin Chin cheesecake. Order to collect at the restaurant.

Quo Vadis (Soho) - You can finally get a Jeremy Lee meal delivered to you (and that includes his pie). 

Hawksmoor (Air St) - the steak emporium has launched a London local at-home service with a much bigger menu than before. 

The Marksman (Hackney) - Pies and buns (some of the best in London) are back on offer (and you can freeze them too). They've also brought back Sunday roasts (prepared by them, cooked by you).  

 

 

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