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Bleecker and BAO team up for a double-cheeseburger bao

Now, this is a DIY kit to get excited about. BAO is teaming up with the burger masters at Bleecker to delivery the BAO Bleecker kit, and they'll send it anywhere in the UK. 

It's a limited edition (but will be on sale until the end of November) and is a BAO bun crossed with a Bleecker double cheeseburger. So with each of the six BAO buns, you add hot sauce, burger sauce, cheese, onions and a…

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Café Spice Namaste launches fund as it prepares to leave its Whitechapel home of 25 years

It's a sad way to mark an anniversary. But, as Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala prepared to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Café Spice Namaste, they also had to contend with the fact that they were losing the restaurant's East London home.

Café Spice Namaste has been in its current address on Whitechapel's Prescot Street since 1995 which, when you consider the churn of the London restaurant scene, is…

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Stormzy's favourite chicken shop, Morley's, is opening in Finsbury Park and Brick Lane

If you're not a South Londoner, then news about Morley's may not mean a lot to you. But for people who live south of the river, this fried chicken chain is an gold-plated institution. Founded back in 1985, it's beloved of rappers like RAY BLK, Krept and Stormzy, who shot his Big for your Boots video in one. Fried Chicken YouTube reviewer, The Pengest Munch has reviewed multiple branches, declarin…

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The Duke Bakery at this Islington organic pub is raising funds for StreetSmart

If the onslaught of emosh Christmas ads has already got you sobbing into your laptop, then this story from a London pub may push you over the top.

The Duke of Cambridge organic pub in Islington is today launching an initiative to help StreetSmart - the UK charity for the homeless that normally gets its money from a donation added onto restaurant bills and whose funds have been decimated by the lo…

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Hawksmoor launch Hawksmoor at Home Local - ading a lot more than steak to the menu

They're already delivering Hawksmoor at Home boxes nationwide and have a pretty excellent selection of at-home cocktails - and now Hawksmoor is taking the next delivery step, launching Hawksmoor at Home Local.

While the previous boxes have been primarily supplying everything you need to cook a Hawksmoor meal yourself - this puts the hard work back in the hands of the chefs at the restaurants and…

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Creams Cafe are delivering a brand new doughnut range

Creams Cafe has a pretty big following in town but if the lockdown has made it harder for you to get to your nearest branch - they're now bringing something new to you. 

They've just launched two new doughnut boxes, being delivered by Deliveroo or Uber Eats, as part of a whole new doughnut range. 

First, there's the Creams "Playful Box" which includes a rainbow M&M, a blue…

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Quo Vadis comes to you with a new at-home box, pie included

If you've been missing the food of the great Jeremy Lee - either in the small Quo Vadis restaurant or if at the private club - then you're finally getting a chance to try his food at home. 

Together with head chef Doug Sims, the restaurant is delivering a regional, seasonal finish-at-home British menu. And yes, it does include one of Jeremy's pies, often a highlight of the restaurant me…

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Angela Hartnett's Murano has a decadent white truffle box for delivery

Cafe Murano has already launched deliveries and meal kits - but now Angela Hartnett's flagship, Michelin-starred restaurant, Murano, has also just launched a brand new at-home kit and it's going big on truffles. 

The kit, put together by Angela Hartnett and Murano chef Emily Brightman has some of the restaurant's classics as courses - but you can add on as much Umbrian white truffles fr…

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Virtual vinology - we sign up for the Online Wine Tasting Club

Taking wine tasting online, when people can't meet in person, proves to be a lot of fun. Here's how it actually works...…

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Harrods have started delivering ready meals to Knightsbridge folk

Plenty of London shops and restaurants seem more on it for Lockdown 2.0 with plans for delivery ready to spring into action. Step forward Harrods which is now delivering food from its Dining and Food Halls through the high-end delivery service, SUPPER.

If you are lucky enough to live within 2.5 miles of the Knightsbridge store (nope, us neither) there'll be a range of both ready to eat and ready…

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Rico! Rico! is Sabor's new casual delivery service

During the last lockdown, Nieves Barragan's Sabor restaurant launched Sabor En Casa - a full-on meal kit service bringing the key dishes from her Mayfair restaurant into Londoners' homes. And this week she follows that up with a more casual delivery option - a diffusion line if you will - called Rico! Rico!.

Inspired by the kind of food she was cooking herself during lockdown "sharing style plate…

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Jason Atherton and Michel Roux Jr's Le Gavroche are the next to launch meal boxes

Latest into the restaurant box fray are two heavyweights - Jason Atherton and Michel Roux Jr. They've teamed up with Lake District Farmers for two new meal boxes that they're preparing in their own restaurant kitchens. …

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Lyle's start delivering - with three new food boxes available nationwide

As the lockdown continues one of the (few) positives is that there are now many more opportunities to get meals from some of London's best restaurants sent right to your door - anywhere in the country. The latest to throw their hat into the ring is particularly interesting - as the Michelin-starred Lyle's gets ready to send out their own boxes. 

There are three boxes - the Provisions Box, Th…

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Levan at Home Test Drive - delivering one of the best pies in London

Levan has been a big success both in terms of the physical Peckham restaurant and with their at-home meals. We tested out a delivery of the vegetarian version of their delivery meals - including their signature potato, mushroom and vacherin pie.  …

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