What can you tell us about The Ninth?
It's the Fitzrovia home for chef Jun Tanaka, who has been winning much praise over the years for this Michelin-starred restaurant (not least from us). As the restaurant is closed to dine-in customers (although it opens once again on 20 August) the team have taken the opportunity to launch a delivery service - and that's what we're trying out here.
What kind of delivery service is it?
They've teamed up with Supper, so it's all ready-to-eat, with the exception of a wonderful truffle dish (and we'll get to that in a bit). There may be the odd finishing off here and there - but in general, you'll be able to eat everything as soon as it arrives.
And what kind of food can we expect?
It's as similar as possible to what you'd expect in the restaurant itself (but making sure that everything travels well, of course). So that's a French style of cooking with some Mediterranean influences. As for Tanaka himself, you may have seen him on the odd Saturday Kitchen, and he's been a mainstay of the UK dining scene for 20+ years.
Everything we received was carefully "plated" in the reheatable cartons, so it did all look lovely. By the time you get to some courses, they will need a little reheating in the oven, so best to keep that on during the meal. Here's what we had in our delivery:
And how about the pasta?
If you're really pushing the boat out, then you'll want the truffle pasta dish. It's not cheap at £38 but it does come with a little packet of black truffle shavings, so that's why.
The Ninth's menu has made an impressive move to delivery - and it's one that doesn't require too much cooking at home either. The dishes are all presented with great attention to detail and, most importantly, it all tastes wonderful. The pasta and pain perdu were highlights for us, but overall it's an impressive performance.
More about The Ninth
Where is it? 22 Charlotte St, London W1T 2NB
How to order: From the Supper website
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @theninthlondon.
Hot Dinners received this delivery courtesy of The NInth. Prices are correct at the time of writing.
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