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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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