As London’s monthly restaurant round-up is on hiatus, Jo Aspin compiles her top London picks of restaurants and bars offering takeaways and deliveries:
London’s first 100% plant-based curry house is offering a number of its classic dishes for home delivery from their Walthamstow kitchen. Try Chick’n Tikka - with cooling raita, red onion salad and lime; Red Lentil Tarka Dhal - voted best dhal in Britain at the British Dhal Festival 2018, plus Chana Masala - a rich and earthy tomato-based chickpea curry.
London’s oldest Caribbean restaurant group has been marinating its chicken with its secret jerk blend since 1985. The original Camden site is now closed but you can still get your homemade curried mutton; crayfish & lobster mac & cheese; rice ‘n’ peas, festivals and dumplings and more – delivered to your door. Available on Uber Eats and Deliveroo.
Fine Dining at Home
Why not treat yourself to some Michelin-starred dim sum this weekend? Hakkasan Mayfair is offering its award-winning Cantonese food to your home via delivery service Supper. Sister-site Yauatcha is also hooked up with the service.
Or if red meat is calling, Gaucho steakhouses across town are still firing up their grills to deliver choice cuts of Black-Angus Argentinean beef, and for dessert, you can add sticky toffee pudding or dulce de leche cheesecake to your virtual cart (available through Deliveroo).
hakkasan.com (Available via Supper)
yauatcha.com , (Available via Supper)
Cheer up the kids big and small with a home burger delivery. Our faves in the capital include Haché Burgers; French hamberge brand Big Fernand (make sure you try their frites with melted Raclette cheese) and byChloe the plant-based eatery based in Covent Garden, Oxford Circus and Tower Bridge – we can’t get enough of their Guac Burger!
Over in Hackney, The Laughing Heart is delivering their wines and select dishes and some ready-meals to anyone in a 3-mile radius and Brat, the Michelin-starred restaurant from Tomos Parry, has turned itself into Brat Farm, Grill and Wine Shop – supporting the restaurant’s staff and its producers through the current crisis.
Meanwhile, in South London, Adam Byatt has turned his neighbourhood Bistro Union on Abeville Road, Clapham into a community store, where people can shop to go as well as pick up ready-made meals.
Plus Hacha in Dalston is bottling and selling its award-winning Mirror Margarita. Offered to all homes within 3 miles from the bar (or within 48 hours to further afield with 3rd party delivery) – we suggest ordering it in for a Friday night paired with a session on House Party – it’s the new Friday night norm!
Nb. All places were offering takeaway at time of writing but please check with restaurants for the latest before planning your meal
Chatting Food Contributor Jo Aspin
Half American / half (born and bred) Londoner, Jo Aspin is a food writer and established freelance food, drink and lifestyle PR. She’ll be reporting on all the latest restaurant openings and news from the capital. When she’s not eating her way around London, she’s planning her next trip abroad: Next stop Tamil Nadu.