The UK’s best restaurants offering takeaway/delivery

June 11, 2020

Missing going out to eat? Then check out how some of the best restaurants in the UK are bringing their top quality cooking directly to your door

Bright – Hackney, London

The Hackney restaurant has collated its wine list with its sister ventures Noble Fine Liquor and Peg and made the extensive offer available to everyone. There’s also have a range of food provisions available including tinned anchovy fillets, Belted Galloway sirloin steaks, salted Marcona almonds and 21-month aged Comte. The food and wines are available to purchase both online at noblefineliquor.co.uk and from the restaurant, with shipping nationwide.

Address: 1 Westgate St, Hackney, London E8 3RL
Website: www.brightrestaurant.co.uk


The Quality Chop House – Farringdon, London

Quality Chop House at Home, as the name suggests, sees restaurant dishes delivered to your door, including its black pudding and pork and chestnut terrine starters, bell heather honey cheesecake and even a whole Brixham brill. There’s also ingredient boxes on offer, such as the ‘steak night’, where QCH butcher Ritchie puts together a meaty meal for two – options include two bavette steaks or a hulking bone-in sirloin – accompanied by a portion of its dangerously delicious confit potatoes and a bottle of red wine. A snip at £30.

Address: 88-94 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London, EC1R 3EA
Website: shop.thequalitychophouse.co.uk


The Laughing Heart – Hackney, London

You can get a taste of what this restaurant is all about either through its limited range of deli items, meal kits or weekly changing takeaway menu. Owners Charlie and Tom have been teaming up with chefs for its takeaway offer, with recent collaborations with food stylist and cook book author Olia Hercules and Nuno Mendes sharing their recipes. Every week there’s something completely different on offer – it has also done a US style buttermilk and waffle meal, a Greek-inspired feast and a Malaysian banquet – so there’s plenty for all tastes. Hot food delivery is available from Thursday to Saturday from 5pm to 11pm and 2pm to 10pm on Sunday.

Address: 277 Hackney Road London, E2 8N
Website: thelaughingheartlondon.com


Padella

The less formal, nimbler sibling of Trullo now does cook-at-home pasta kits for delivery within parts of London. Choose from two of its most popular dishes: pappardelle beef shin ragu; and tagliarini tomato sauce, which can be cooked at home in less than 5 minutes.

Address: 6 Southwark St, London SE1 1TQ
Website: www.padella.co


40 Maltby Street – Bermondsey, London

The restaurant-wine bar is doing a line is veg boxes, with a selection of seasonal organic vegetables from suppliers Sarah Green and Langridge Organic available to buy from its archway address on online (delivery restrictions apply). Chef Steve Williams has also made a pantry of good available to buy, including sweet and flaky pastry, brown butter cake and cheese straws.

Address: 40 Maltby Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3PA
Website: 40maltbystreet.com 


ASAP Pizza – London Bridge, London

The duo behind Lyle’s are operating New York-inspired ASAP Pizza from the ground floor of their Borough Market wine bar and bakery Flor. ASAP Pizza is the duo’s take on sourdough pizzas made with heritage British wheat with a menu that features both red and white based pizzas, with options including a take on a ‘Hawaiian’ (pickled scotch bonnet, red onion, grilled pineapple, cured pig’s cheek), a ‘Prosciutto’ featuring a homemade prosciutto cotto from Gothelney Farm down in Cornwall and the London-centric ‘On and On’ made with green onions, new season garlic, wild garlic, wild marjoram. There is also a tight range of small plate dishes including burrata, asparagus and preserved lemon; plus desserts like a classic tiramisu and ice cream sandwiches from east London’s Happy Endings.

Address: 1 Bedale St, SE1 9AL London
Website: asap.pizza


The Hinds Head

The Fat Duck’s more casual neighbour in Bray is running a Hinds Head at Home service, offering three-course meat or fish menus (£80 for two including a bottle of wine). Wines from The Fat Duck cellar are also available if you fancied something posher with which to wash your meal down. Also available are winter truffles, a number of its spice rubs and coffee served at The Fat Duck.

Address: High St, Bray SL6 2AB
Website: hindsheadbray.com


The Harwood Arms – Fulham, London

The Harwood Arms is well known for its stellar Sunday roast, and now you can get all its elements  delivered to your door on Saturday (if you order the Wednesday). The Harwood Arms Roast Box is available for home delivery across London and includes a ready to cook 500g piece of sirloin, the exact cut and size which is roasted to order when you eat at the Fulham pub. To accompany it, head chef Sally Abe and team are cooking sides such as their bone marrow and braised beef gravy; part-cooked potatoes which come with beef fat to be roasted at home; carrots baked in hay; and Yorkshire puddings. All come in their own containers ready to put into the oven with one box serving two people (£70) although a larger box for four is also available. But hold your horsess: it’s available from 20 June 20 onwards.

Address: Walham Grove, Fulham, London, SW6 1QP
Website: harwoodarms.com


Hide – Mayfair, London

Mayfair restaurant Hide has created what must be one of the most comprehensive delivery services, with a regularly changing weekend set menu, weekend brunch and working lunch menu as well as a children’s menu and a large range of grazing, starters, mains and desserts to also choose from. The range on offer is impressive, from various charcuetrie and soft-shell crab tempura with Thai basil and green peppercorns; to fresh egg pasta with Cornish crab, garlic and parsley; roast Iberico pork with black pudding, mango chutney and fennel slaw; and baked aubergines with olive oil, tomato, smoked mozzarella and parmesan. Dishes range from £4, bread; olives, to £36 for its roast seven year dry-aged beef sirloin, crispy potato cake and red wine gravy.

Address: 85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NB
Website: hide.co.uk


Frog by Adam Handling – Covent Garden, London

Chef Adam Handling is doing ‘Hame’ delivery providing dishes that would usually be served at the chef’s London restaurants The Frog Hoxton, Frog by Adam Handling, and Adam Handling Chelsea. Named after the Scottish word for home, Hame’s offer includes the likes of The Frog’s legendary cheese doughnuts; Nanny Sophie’s fried chicken; and whole lobster with carrot and lemongrass; and a sharing plate of beef wellington served with clotted cream mash, spring greens, and roast carrots, with the majority of dishes ranging from £20 to £40 and larger sharing meals £75 to £150. It’s all very slick: dishes come chilled and fully prepared, with customers scanning a QR code on the recipe card to see a video of Handling demonstrating how to cook all the prepared components.

Address: 34-35 Southampton St, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7HG
Website: adamhandling.co.uk/hame


Brigadiers – The City, London

Brigadiers is bringing its Indian BBQ classic dishes to homes across London. The menu features kathi rolls and paos and also dishes from the tandoor, but we recommend the best bet is to go for one of its feasts. There are four to choose from, including its Classic Indian Thali Feast for one (£20) featuring Punjabi rarra gosht, butter chicken, Ssaag paneer served with rice, naan bread, kachumber salad and raita; and a vegetarian option. Meals are available via Deliveroo and the delivery radius includes Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, the City, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, and Bethnal Green.

Address: 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, The City, London, EC4N 8AR
Website: https://brigadierslondon.com/


Bibendum – Chelsea, London

OK, so the two-star first floor restaurant isn’t doing delivery (chef-patron Claude Bosi’s elaborate creations are really designed to travel) but the fare at his oyster bar downstairs certainly is. Bosi is offering a new set menu every day for collection (Thursday to Sunday) with previous dishes including  Cornish lobster with cocktail sauce; Brittany rabbit with mustard sauce; smoked salmon quiche, chives and horseradish cream fraiche; and Challand duck pie, with peas à la Française and ‘sauce à l’orange’. If you fancy a tipple while you’re there then its offering wine from its cellar, including a bottle of Krug Grand Cuvée 166th Edition, yours for only £295.

Address: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6RD
Website: claudebosi.com


Darby’s – Battersea, London

The team behind The Diary has transformed the hatch at their sister restaurant Darby’s into a deli, butchers and bakery featuring the best fresh produce from its favourite suppliers. There’s also a great selection of signature Darby’s dishes on offer that can be heated at home, such as salmon and smoked haddock fish pie; Dexter beer, wild garlic and confit potato pie; and pork and nduja ragu pasta sauce as well as its sourdough loaves and pastries. The hatch is open Wednesday to Saturday for collection and there is also a delivery option for people within selected SW and SE postcodes.

Address: 3 Viaduct Gardens Nine Elms, London, Sw11 7AY
Website: www.darbys-london.com


Cornerstone – Hackney, London

You’ll have to wait until next month at the very earliest to get a more comprehensive taste of Tom Browns cooking, but if you can’t wait that long then the chef is giving small tasters of what Cornerstone serves, including fish charcuterie such as his treacle cured hake ‘ham’; mackerel pate with cider jelly and treacle bread; and trout gravadlax. You can also get your hands on Cornerstone’s signature raw oysters with seaweed hot sauce.

Address: 3 Prince Edward Road Hackney Wick, E9 5LX
Website: www.cornerstonehackney.com


Elystan Street – Chelsea, London

Trialled over the past few weeks and now about to go fully live, E-Street @ Your Street sees three course meals of Howard’s refined modern French food delivered across the capital Thursday through to Saturday. The food arrives prepped and neatly arranged in eco-friendly packaging. Home cooks must channel their inner sous chef and cook and plate it themselves, but detailed instructions with pictures of how the food should look are included. The dishes themselves are a little more homely than that offered in the restaurant itself, such as pea and ham soup with little ham hock wraps; roast breast of chicken with parmesan gnocchi and a sauté of new season girolles; and ravioli of scallops, langoustines and salmon with asparagus. Food is delivered by the restaurant staff themselves in postcodes close to Elystan Street and its sister restaurants Kitchen W8 in Kensington and Church Road in Barnes. Alternatively you can pick up from the restaurant.

Address: 43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3NT
Website: www.elystanstreet.com


L’Enclume – Cartmel, Cumbria

You’ll need to be a local to take advantage of L’Enclume’s food delivery service – i.e live in or around Cartmel, Grange, Allithwaite, Lindale, Cark or Flookburgh – buy if you are then you can get simple, seasonal dishes dropped at your door. Chef-patron Simon Rogan isn’t doing food in the L’Enclume mould but more of its staff meals – so expect filling, hearty dishes rather than a procession of small plates as in the restaurant. Previous dishes ave include a red wine venison stew served with roasted carrot, celeriac and leeks; a spicy chorizo and butter bean slow-cooked casserole; and cauliflower ad chickpea curry. Dishes come frozen with reheating instructions provided.

Address:  Cavendish Street, Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 6PZ
Website: www.lenclume.co.uk