Big Night popped up last year in spring, as a low-key but super-credible alternative to Deliveroo and Uber Eats. A Phoebe Bridgers to their Dua Lipas, if you will. A culinary Wes Anderson in a world of problematic Michael Bays. Launched by the very personable former opera singer Charlie Mellor (who runs The Laughing Heart in Hackney), Big Night offers access to independent restaurant food but, more importantly, low commission rates for its partners.
Highly-rated indie gems like Darjeeling Express, Luca, Berry Bros. & Rudd and Legare all signed up to be part of Big Night, with the only downside being a slightly limited catchment area for delivery. Friends: That. Changes. Now.
Big Night is now offering an astonishing nationwide delivery service, which means you can order Tacos Padres’ famous short rib suadero whether you’re in Deptford or Dumfries. It doesn't cover all of their 28 restaurants, but there’s certainly something there for everyone. Hey, and maybe that ‘something’ could be the all-new ‘exclusive biryani’, a recipe designed by Netflix’s ‘Chef's Table’ star (and friend of Time Out) Asma Khan? You can order it vegan or with chicken, and it looks banging.
If you give even half a damn about London’s indie restaurant scene then Big Night is well worth supporting. A network of like-minded little guys, the whole thing smacks of class.
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