The Handbook
The Handbook

Back in the olden days Michelin Star eating used to involve walking into gilded dining rooms, being shown to our seats by obsequious waiters and relaxing under the gaze of notable artworks or perhaps gazing at uninterrupted views across the capital. Now they tend to revolve around a bloke on a moped and your kitchen table.

And do you know what? That doesn’t matter because it’s all about the food, right? In fact, with the exception of the journey from kitchen to table being a mile or so more than you’d normally expect, this should be the perfect way to enjoy this standard of food, without any of the hype but marked simply on the presentation…

Here’s where you can put your tastebuds to the test, Michelin star restaurants delivering during lockdown…

Hakkasan

Normally these guides wax lyrical about the decor, indeed Hakkasan’s dark and alluring interior is one to write home about, but given we’re unable to assess the interior of your living room, we’ll skip straight to the best bit, the food…

Hakkasan at Home sees the restaurant deliver their signature dim sum and Cantonese cuisine via Deliveroo, Supper and Uber Eats or you’re welcome to collect from the Bruton Street restaurant.

www.hakkasan.com

Hide

Take away the view across Green Park, the knowledgable sommelier and buzz of dining at one of London’s most exciting restaurants  and you’ve still got a recipe for success. Or for glazed salmon.

Hide at Home lets you do exactly that, hiding while a bloke on a bike pedals from Green Park bearing Ollie Dabbous brilliant creations.

www.hide.co.uk

Gymkhana

An Indian takeaway might not sound like an out-of-the-ordinary event, but it is when it’s from Michelin-starred Gymkhana then it certainly is.

Delivering via Supper and launching on Friday 22nd May, there’s never been a better time to enjoy favourites including their Butter Chicken Masala or Wild Muntjac Biryani.

www.gymkhanalondon.com

Jean Georges at The Connaught

We might be longing to return to Jean Georges at The Connaught with its sweeping window and exquisite food, but how about a pizza instead?

Catering for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, as long as its pizza or burger (Truffle Cheese Burger, no less) the restaurant is still finding a way to offer Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s great food to punters who live close enough.

www.the-connaught.co.uk (the link’s about half way down the page)

Trishna

Indian food just delivers well. We all know it because we all order takeaway, but unlike fiddly food that requires perfect execution to get it from the kitchen to the table twenty feet away, you can pop an Indian dish on the back of a moped and it arrives tasting perfect.

Which is why there are so many Indian fine-dining restaurants continuing to deliver, and chief among the Indians is Marylebone’s Trishna. Bringing the tastes of South-West India to diners, deliveries start up on Friday 22nd May.

www.trishnalondon.com