The Handbook
The Handbook

If you’re like us, you’re really missing London’s restaurant scene. We miss being able to slip off into the night and discovering the best of London’s international flavours and having these vibrant tastes dotted on every street corner.

But not all is lost, we can cherish the best of London’s foodie scene from the comfort of our living room and pjs thanks to the good ol’ invention of the takeaway.

Forget greasy noodles and oily curries in tins, we’re talking fine dining in our living room. From Michelin-star restaurants bringing their flavours to your sofa to health bars fuelling you through the pandemic with nourishing wellness bowls, here’s 15 of our favourite restaurants opening their doors for delivery.

Nobu London

Nobu London set on the iconic Old Park Lane was the first European venture for the world renowned Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and today remains one of the top restaurants in the thriving London culinary scene serving up a new style of Japanese cuisine, where traditional Japanese techniques meet Peruvian flavours. While their restaurant is temporarily closed, you can find Nobu delivering all of your menu favourites.

Launching 6th May, Nobu will be bringing all of the Nobu classics that their loyal customers love so we can all still tuck into salmon sashimi; crispy rice with spicy tuna; and their infamous black cod coated in a sweet den miso sauce during lockdown. Open Wednesday-Sundays 5-8pm.

Casa Do Frango

If you like your takeaway experience filled with succulent chicken, rich flavours and a splash of spice, Casa Do Frango fulfills your desires in every sense. Portuguese grilled chicken connoisseurs, Casa Do Frango, can be found serving up their posh Nando’s antics to hunger Londoners. And, as they perfectly put it, it’s “a little slice of the Algarve, delivered to your door.”

Alexander Hotels Grocery Delivery

To fuel you through your days at home Alexander Hotels has set up a click and collect grocery service bursting with all of your essential necessities and more. Available at Alexander House, Barnett Hill, Great Fosters and Langshott Manor, all you need to do it order online your household favourites from store cupboard essentials to exquisite frozen ready meals, and one of their team will help you arrange a time for collection.

As it’s click and collect, follow the government guidelines surrounding driving to make essential trips only, but if you’re in near distance of these four locations, you’re in for a real treat.

Mac & Wild

We can always count on you, Mac & Wild. 

Hailing all of the way from the Scottish Highlands, Mac & Wild can be found bringing their beloved in-restaurant butcher counter onto the interweb and we couldn’t be more ecstatic. While you’re self-isolating indoors, you’ll be able to enjoy expertly cut meats, Scottish game and even Mac & Wild’s very own haggis in the comfort of your own home. If you’re looking to go all out and stock up on the good stuff for the next few months, there’s even the option to buy a ‘meat survival box’ bursting with all of your favourites, including 6 week dry age beef fillet steaks, Highland hill lamb chops, venison haggis, pork sausages and a wad of bacon rashers. Delicious.

Hide at Home

We couldn’t hide the fact that HIDE Restaurant is offering their showstopper of a menu for delivery now, could we? 

The Mayfair hotspot is headed by Hedonism Wines and Ollie Dabbous, and you can now get your favourite bites off the menu delivered to your door. If you fancy hiding at your home, we’d recommend getting your hands on the braised halibut with globe artichokes, spinach leaf and garlic oil, or the glazed guinea fowl with white miso, celeriac and kaffir lime. 

No. Fifty Cheyne

From daily groceries and delivery menus to bottled cocktails and specially infused spirits, No. Fifty Cheyne has raised the delivery game to the next level.

Head chef Iain Smith has created a menu filled with seven nourishing, seasonal and of course delicious meals every week. Expect dishes like their sautéed British asparagus with cauliflower couscous, nut crumble, pickled raisins and leek sauce; fillet of beef with salt-baked beetroot and truffled creamed potato; and apple tarte tatin with honey creme fraise. Who said just because you can’t dine out means you can’t dine in in style?

Their passionate bar team has also prepared a series of cocktails and liquor infusions that can also be delivered to your door. Perfect.

The Cheese Bar

If you like your takeaways with a side of cheese, you’ll fall head over heels for The Cheese Bar’s oozy offerings. Think macaroni cheese six ways. If we had to choose a favourite of the six, which is incredibly difficult, you’d find us rolling in the fon-do-me daddy. Expect triple cheese fondue with crispy onions.

BAO

Incoming… BAO may have had to close their doors temporarily but their tempting offerings will soon become available to enjoy at home. Information is a little limited at this stage but keep up to date over on @riceerror’s Instagram for impending updates. 

Keep up to date over on @riceerror’s Instagram for impending updates. 

Cocotte

Committed to the farm-to-table concept, Cocotte manages to add fresh and healthy alternatives to the brimming takeaway market available on Deliveroo. If you’re a local you’ll be able to order online and receive 10% off when you decide to click and collect your delicacies. Use your daily exercise the right way and head down to Cocotte.

Jak’s Mayfair

Expresso delivery! Jak’s Mayfair have teamed up with Deliveroo to allow you lucky lot to continue enjoying their delicious grilled meats, fishes and tempting veggie selections too. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast classic or a lunch-time pizza, Jak’s Mayfair has you covered.

atis

Helping to ensure we all stay on our spring health kicks is atis, who you’ll find serving up salad bowls bursting with grains, nutrients and fresh produce. Relatively new to the restaurant scene, this healthy eatery is doing its bit by fuelling Londoners with the freshest ingredients, powerful proteins and on-tap kombucha.

Japan Centre

Running low on supplies? Or, just fed up on trawling the empty shelves at the supermarket? Japan Centre’s online grocery store has your back with all of the essentials and treats you could ever dream of. Stock up on your basics or simply try something new.

Mao Chow / Dumplings 2000

While the restaurant may have closed its doors temporarily, you can still find this Hackney joint bringing you delicious frozen dumplings and other essentials straight to your door under their new branding ‘dumplings2000’. We’re itching to get our mitts on their tofu and ‘shroom dumplings and slather them with zhong dumpling sauce.

Hakkasan

If you’re missing your fine dining escapades, Hakkasan brings you Michelin star cuisine to your living room. Expect to be munching your way through high class cantonese cuisine courtesy of Supper, the new food delivery service app. Dim sum? More like dim yum! 

Except to be munching your way through Michelin star cantonese cuisine from your living room.

12:51

While we’re used to working 9am until 5pm, James Cochran and his team at 12:51 are busy working around the cluck to keep us peckish Londoners fuelled and satisfied with exceptional bites to eat. Lucky for us we can still get our chops around dishes like their buttermilk jerk spiced chicken that’s topped with scotch bonnet jam, corn nuts and coriander, and glazed crisp pork belly, pineapple chutney, star anise salted cucumber, bacon powder, nduja crumb and pork skin. We thank you 12:51 for fuelling us through these trying times.

Nightingale Pasta

There’s nothing better than a big bowl o’pasta, but rather than battling it out at the supermarket for the last packet, order in from Nightingale Pasta for the ultimate fresh pasta treat.

Set up by two chefs who found themselves out of work due to COVID-19, these two have been fuelling hungry Londoners who have been on the lookout for a packet of pasta which was become scarce since the virus panic set in. Order at lunchtime and you’ll receive your pasta to your door just in time for dinner. Perfect.

Peardrop

You might recognise Peardrop as the catering team behind your last work-do or party, but they’ve turned their hand at fuelling Londoners through this difficult period.

With their next delivery date set for Thursday 23rd April, get your orders in now and you’ll be tucking into pork, prune and caramelised red onion sausage rolls, confit chicken and truffled parsnip puree and creamy fish pie before you know it.

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