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Partnership feature with Portman Marylebone

Just because we’re all sat at home right now doesn’t mean there aren’t parts of London we’d love to visit. A walk through Hyde Park and an afternoon pottering around Portman Marylebone before dinner in one of London’s best restaurant districts is our idea of heaven, even if it’s only a fantasy for now.

But that doesn’t stop us visiting its culinary delights. Restaurants may be closed to visitors, but they’re still sending out meal kits, takeaways and even special Valentine’s dinners, bringing the best of food and flavour to your doorstep. And with some of the first-class cuisine on offer, you need look no further than Portman Marylebone. Not only is ordering from one of the brilliant restaurants there a great way to support the hospitality industry, but you can guarantee that you’re going to enjoy every single morsel.

VALENTINE’S DAY AT HOME KITS

If there’s one day that you want to impress your other half with cooking then its Valentine’s Day. This year all the pressure of finding a table at a posh restaurant has disappeared, all you need to do is tidy the sitting room and order in a kit. It’s the easiest Valentine’s you’ll ever experience…

Cubitt House (The Grazing Goat)

Give the gift of the pub this Valentine’s. And not any pub, gastropub The Grazing Goat. Normally bustling downstairs and brilliant up, The Grazing Goat are here to make sure we can re-live the unique experience of their restaurant this 14th February.

Cubitt House, owner of your favourite pub, The Grazing Goat have pre-prepared the perfect steak, accompanied with a guide to cooking from their Head of Food (veggies, fear not there’s plant-based options too).

Pre-order 48 hours in advance with delivery and collection available from Friday 12th February until Sunday 14th February. Last order cut off 4pm on Friday for Valentine’s. Available in London only within a six-mile radius of Marylebone and Belgravia.

Where: 6 New Quebec Street, Marylebone, W1H 7RQ
Website: www.cubitthouseathome.co.cuk

Vinoteca

Valentine’s Day, a celebration of being perfectly paired. And how better to demonstrate that you’re the Chablis to your partner’s oysters or the steak to their Shiraz, than with a Valentine’s pairing from Vinoteca.

Their Portman Marylebone wine shop is offering a Valentine’s meal box along with impeccably matched wine pairings for each dish, delivered to your doorstep.

Available in London and surrounding areas within the M25

Where: 15 Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 5BE
Website: www.vinoteca.co.uk

Jikoni

Jikoni fuses the tastes of South Asia and the Far East with the flavours of Britain and East Africa, and now they’re doing it in your kitchen.

Singles, couples and bubbles! Romantics, cynics and voyeurs! Their globally inspired Comfort and Joy Valentines Day meal boxes will arouse your appetites with a delectable South Indian inspired vegan and vegetarian feast this Valentine’s Day. Available 11th – 14th February

The boxes are available for pick up or delivery to your door, for lunch and dinner and are only available in London.

Where: 19-21 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 3DH
Website: www.jikonilondon.com

ZOILO

Modern Argentine grill ZOILO creates a menu that changes monthly, but as a special nod to Valentine’s Day Chef Patron Piego Jacquet has put together a special box for lovers to make at home.

Inside each Zoilo Valentine’s box is everything you’ll need to easily prepare a three course Argentine special, including a 300g rib eye and a 250g beef fillet to be served with chips and a freshly made Chimichurri sauce.

Website: 9 Duke Street, Marylebone, W1U 3EG
Website: www.zoilo.co.uk

AT HOME KITS

The closest that my cooking’s ever got to being compared to a Michelin Starred chef was when someone said my steak tasted like old tyres. But with home kits you can now cook nearly as well as Trishna’s Michelin Starred chef Karam Sethi simply by heating up his food! Here are some of the kits available in Portman Marylebone…

Donostia

Basque in unearned glory by cooking up one of Donostia’s meal boxes. Inspired by the team’s trips to San Sebastian in the Basque Country, the tapas box designed for two is crammed with the very finest pinxos and tapas.

The kit includes the unmissable Jamon Iberico and Donostia’s famous Basque cheesecake.

Delivery available every Friday and Saturday within an 8 mile radius of the restaurant. Order by 10am for delivery the following day.

Where: 10 Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 7ND
Website: www.lurra.co.uk

Lurra

The “Erretega”, traditional charcoal and wood grills that are found all over the Basque Country, comes to Portman Marylebone courtesy of Lurra.

The traditional method enhances the flavour and aromas of the food, and their at-home box brings brings food prepared in this ancient way into your home.

Lurra are delivering boxes for two or three people featuring its most popular dishes with a combo of vegetables, seafood and meat sharing dishes.

WHERE: 9 Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 5BA
WEBSITE: WWW.LURRA.CO.UK

Trishna

Awarded its Michelin Star in 2012, Trishna was is the forefront of the top class Indian restaurants that have proliferated in London over recent years, and it remains one of the very best.

Chef Karam Sethi’s contemporary take on Indian costal dishes are truly splendid, bringing to life cuisine from Mumbai down to Malabar.

Meal kits are available from The Ambassador General Store, which allows you to recreate cooking from Trishna as well as sister restaurants Gymkana and Brigadiers.

Where: 15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 3DG
Website:
www.ambassadorgeneralstore.com

TAKEAWAY OPTIONS

Of course, the idea of making your own meal may not appeal, after all there are so many wonderful restaurants offering takeaway options, many if not most who didn’t even have the facility for this pre-lockdown. If so then Portman Marylebone have you covered. For the full list, see the Portman Marylebone website, or try one of these lovely options…

Roti Chai

Indian restaurant Roti Chai have brought their modern Indian soul food to Portman Marylebone, and now they’re bringing it to your doorstep.

Drawing inspiration from the bustling railway stations and roadside cafes in India, they use traditional Indian home cooking methods and techniques to create authentic flavours and tastes of the Indian sub-continent.

Where: 3 Portman Mews South, Marylebone, W1H 6AY
Website:
www.rotichai.com

Chiltern Street Deli

A hamper for every mood is exactly the sort of credo we can sign up to. And at The Chiltern Street Deli they’ve taken that to its logical conclusion.

There’s the Netflix Hamper, Granny’s hamper, Aperitivo hamper and a Breakfast hamper, perfect as a gift for friends or family, or for keeping all to yourself!

They’ve also got a wide selection of fresh pastries, charcuterie, jams, wine and readymade cocktails, which can be delivered throughout London.

Where: 27 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7PJ
Website: www.chilternstreetdeli.slerp.com

A.O.K Kitchen

A.O.K is how you’ll be feeling after a takeaway from A.O.K. Kitchen.

The restaurant has reopened its kitchens and is rearing to go, with a focus on delicious and nourishing food, the takeaway menu is free from refined sugar and goes easy on the diary and gluten .

Their high quality Mediterranean cooking is perfect for enjoying in the comfort of your home.

WHERE: 52-55 Dorset Street, Marylebone, W1U 7NH
WEBSITE: www.aokkitchen.co.uk

Whether you’re ordering meal boxes, V-Day essentials or takeaway, find out more about Portman Marylebone here…


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