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Curry Club are bringing chefs together to cook for London's vulnerable

This is a lovely idea, guaranteed to warm the cockles of even the most frozen heart. A whole bunch of restaurant and food folk are coming together to cook food for vulnerable Londoners.

Curry Club was set up by Matt from Holloway shop Provisions along with Lizzie Parle and her team from Railroad in Hackney. They've brought together some impressive names who are aiming to send out 2000 free meals.…

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Empire Biryani is Gunpowder's new delivery service

On a grey day in February in Lockdown what better news could we bring you than the arrival of a new home delivery biryani service? Better still, it comes from the founders Harneet Baweja and Devina Seth, who gave us Indian restaurant Gunpowder.

This new delivery restaurant centres around Dum Biryani with a range of other dishes from Northern India. Made fresh every day, the signature biryani take…

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Panadera is a Kentish Town bakery from the people behind Mamasons

 

Mamasons are best known for their Filipino “dirty" ice cream stores (that's the nickname used to describe ice cream made in a steel drum with ice and salt). But now they're changing gear for their new place, a bakery in Kentish Town, Panadera, which has opened two doors down from their current spot.

Selling an array of Filipino baked goods, you can expect pandesal (Filipino bread…

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28-50's next wine bar will be in Chelsea

The next wine bar from 28-50 (the third in the group) will be on the King's Road. Expect European food alongside a strong selection of European wines - many of them available by the glass. …

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Great British menu judge Andi Oliver launches Wadadli delivery box

Last summer, GBM judge Andi Oliver joined forces with another TV face, First Dates' Fred Sirieix for her Wadadli One Love pop-up in Clapton. The residency was a celebration of Oliver's Caribbean and British heritage.

Now she's brought the kitchen team together again to offer Londoners a Caribbean feasting style delivery experience. “People can't come to visit us, so we have decided to send the lo…

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Pidgin are the new guest chefs at Mortimer House, delivering across London

In pre-lockdown times, Mortimer House Kitchen had a series of impressive guest chef pop-ups, including Elizabeth Haigh, Oli Brown, Luke Selby, Zoe Adjonyoh of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and more. And they're not letting a lockdown stop them either as they're next going to be hosting Pidgin - but this time for delivery only.  

For two months, James Ramsden, Sam Herlihy and the Pidgin&…

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Koya will be delivering udon and dashi through your letterbox

If you've only been getting junk mail and bills in the post recently, then wouldn't a delivery from Koya really cheer you up?

London's top tier noodle restaurant is about to start doing letterbox delivery of its two key ingredients - fresh dashi broth and udon noodles. Koya Mail will send out Omiyage boxes with enough for two generous portions of each made fresh on the day it's posted.

Each box c…

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Jolene Bakeries to open in Angel and Shoreditch

Jolene Bakery and its offshoot Big Jo have been a huge success story of the past few years - you only have to see the queues snaking down from both during lockdown to know that.

Over the weekend, the team behind them revealed their plans for what seem like London baking domination. First, they're expanding their customer base by launching an All Electric Jolene-Mobile. That, we're told, "will zoo…

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Hawksmoor team up with Ocado to deliver steaks

As well as being masters of steak, Hawksmoor have continued to be masters of lockdown, They've shifted what they do towards delivery, ensuring that we can still get their lovely steaks and cocktails and that they can continue to keep staff employed and support their suppliers. 

Their next pivot (we know, sorry!) is towards supermarkets - sort of. They've just teamed up with Ocado to deliver…

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Indian restaurant Heritage Dulwich launches as delivery-only

Coming from an ex-Tamarind chef, Heritage aims to cook "nostalgic family-taught dishes and unusual foods from lesser-known Indian regions and communities".…

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Poon's are popping up with a Chinese New Year wontoneria at Joy at Portobello

The return of legendary Chinese restaurant Poon's to London with a popup in 2018 was a huge success. Now they're back with a two day pop-up at Stevie Parle's Joy at Portobello Docks.

Amy Poon, daughter of Bill Poon, is planning to open her own permanent restaurant in London, but while those plans are currently in hiatus she's decided to hold a two-day wontoneria for Chinese New Year.

The idea is…

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The Breakfast Club are delivering

As we're in an age where it's sometimes hard to remember even what day it is, special events and public holidays can really creep up on you. One of those is Pancake Day, which is just around the corner (16 February). However, it hasn't escaped the notice of The Breakfast Club, who are getting ready to launch their first-ever delivery kit. 

The Little Yellow Beacons of Pancake-filled Hope (th…

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Yield N1 wine bar and shop is coming to Islington's St Paul's Road

 

We've been watching the development of a property on Islington's St Paul's Road with interest for a few weeks. Mainly because it's at the end of our road on the way to the shops and secondly because it was really shaping up into something food-related. And now we have the answer - Stoke Newington's Yield is opening a second location just off Highbury Corner. 

It's taking the place of a…

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Table@Vallebona teams up with Jacob Kenedy, Adam Byatt and more for recipe kits

Wimbledon village Italian deli Table@Vallebona is much-loved by (and also supplies) a number of top London chefs. So it's taken the next step and worked with them to create a number of special chef boxes during lockdown. Each box contains everything you need to make a recipe which is also included by the chef in question. 

To kick-off, there are four chef-led boxes:

  • Truffle and Lardo R…

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Gaucho launch at-home meal kits with Beef Wellington, pies and Sunday lunch

Latest to join the meal-delivery circuit are mini steak empire Gaucho, who have just kicked off a series of finish-at-home meal kits. While steak itself isn't on the menu, there are two main kits to choose from:

  • Beef Wellington (with whipped provolone potatoes)
  • Gaucho pies - choose from Beef and Malbec, Chicken, chorizo, tomato and white bean or Burrata, spinach and baked oni…

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