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The best takeaways for delivery in London

From remarkable ramen to perfect pizza, here’s our pick of the best takeaways available for delivery in London

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If nothing makes you swoon quite as much as a lip-smacking food and drink parcel arriving at your doorstep – like a mouthwatering Romeo to an utterly insatiable Juliet – then you’re about to fall in love with this list. Whether you're after insatiable Indian or killer Korean dishes, we’ve rounded up some unbeatable eats from the best London restaurants that you can order as takeaways to be delivered right to your door. 

Hungry for more? Check out our list of the best restaurants doing home delivery in London.

Best Indian takeaways for delivery in London

  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Covent Garden
  • price 2 of 4

There’s so much to love about TCH – it’s basically a twist on what you’d get in an old-fashioned Brit ‘chop house’, only using Indo-Punjabi spices and swapping the grill for the tandoor. It’s all meaty, fiery and deliciously smoky. 

Order a takeaway from Tandoor Chop House by clicking here.

Trishna London
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Marylebone

Gaining its first Michelin star in 2012, Trishna London is a contemporary-looking eatery where equal prominence is given to meat and vegetarian dishes. The must-try items? The aloo chat and tender guinea fowl tikka.

Order a takeaway from Trishna by clicking here.

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Hoppers
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

Fashionable Sri-Lankan-slash-South-Indian spot serves up exotic cocktails and some recognisable calling cards: bone marrow varuval, jaffna beef rib fry and spiced baby squid. Talk about va-va-voom.

Order a takeaway from Hoppers by clicking here.

Best Italian takeaways for delivery in London

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Soho

The second London branch from the Neapolitan pizzaiolos on the former site of the original Patisserie Valerie. Choose between the menu list of perfect pizzas including all the usual suspects (margherita and more) or go for funghi, with the award-winning truffle mushroom pizza, a champion at the 2019 London pizza festival.

Order a takeaway from L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele by clicking here.

Leggero
  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

A total carb-fest, Leggero is also totally gluten-free. Ravioli, gnudi, carbonara and tiramisu – pretty much all the Italian wonders are here in all their glory. The menu includes small plates and starters to share, followed by larger pasta dishes and classic desserts. 

Order a takeaway from Leggero by clicking here.

Best Japanese takeaways for delivery in London

Chisou
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Knightsbridge

Cold dishes and top-notch shushi are Chisou’s strong suit. From the horenso salad to a range of perfect sashimi, inside-out rolls and more – it is absolutely worth the price. Splash out and go for the real deal.

Order a takeaway from Chisou by clicking here.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Soho
  • price 1 of 4

Order a warming traditional three-course Japanese meal kit from Koya. Centered around a steaming hot bowl of Koya's silky house-made Japanese chashu udon noodles, otsukemono (Japanese pickles), crab, winter tomato and sorrel surinagashi (soup) and pumpkin nanbanzuke (fried fishe slices with karashi tofu. 

Order a takeaway from Koya by clicking here.

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Shoryu Ramen Shoreditch
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Soho
  • price 1 of 4

There’s a reason Japan basically runs on ramen: when it’s good, it’s comforting, deeply flavourful and effing delicious. And at Shoryu, it is very good. The menu is extensive: as well as a host of tonkotsu variations (that is, ramen with a fatty, collagen-laced pork bone broth), there are crowd-pleasing sundries like shellfish tempura, karaage fried chicken, steamed bao and more.

Order a takeaway from Shoryu Ramen by clicking here.

Best Korean takeaways for delivery in London

Bibimbap
  • Restaurants
  • Korean
  • Fitzrovia

As the name suggests, Bibimbap’s big draw is the stone-bowl rice dish of the same name – served in ten varieties. Classics include beef, chilli chicken, spicy pork or seafood, but veggies are well catered for too with tofu, mushroom, or brown rice, ginseng and gingko versions on offer. 

Order a takeaway from Bibimbap by clicking here.

Best British takeaways for delivery in London

Mac & Wild
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Fitzrovia

A cosy Fitzrovia spot with a Scottish heart, Mac & Wild specialises in wild deer. Most of the meat comes from co-owner Andy Waugh’s father’s estate and the rest from other trusted Highland hunters.

Order a takeaway from Mac & Wild by clicking here.

  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Marylebone

In 2014 the Golden Hind celebrated 100 years of providing solid fish suppers. So if you’re peckish? Order the haddock with crisp, chunky chips and mushy peas for a total treat.

Order a takeaway from Golden Hind by clicking here.

Best Vietnamese takeaways for delivery in London

Le Hanoi
  • Restaurants
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinatown

The food at Vietnamese Le Hanoi packs a punch. Positively classy, the menu features everything from prawn summer rolls packed to moreish pork dumplings wrapped in crispy betel leaves. 

Order a takeaway from Le Hanoi by clicking here.

Best fried chicken for delivery in London

Chick ’n’ Sours
  • Restaurants
  • Chicken
  • Dalston

If the popularity of Chick ‘n’ Sours restaurant is anything to go by, you’ll want to be ordering a flavour of it to enjoy on your sofa, too. The chicks in question are marinated in buttermilk Southern-style and cooked in rapeseed oil. It’s gonna get messy, especially if you order the chicken in a bun. But that’s the beauty of takeaway – no audience.

Order a takeaway from Chick ’n’ Sours by clicking here.

  • Restaurants
  • Chicken
  • Clerkenwell
  • price 1 of 4

Brined in sweet tea for 24 hours, soaked in buttermilk and double-fried, MC’s delicious (halal) chook has a dark-brown peppery crumb – think Southern-style with half the grease and double the crunch. It’s pure poultry in motion.

Order a takeaway from Mother Clucker by clicking here.

Best Chinese takeaways for delivery in London

BaoziInn
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Chinatown

It’s all about the buns at BaoziInn. Soft and fluffy on the outside; deliciously warm, sweet and sticky on the inside. Other highlights include a chilli pork steamed bun made of bright pink beetroot juice dough and the Chinese vegetable bun made of green spinach dough.

Order a takeaway from Baozi Inn by clicking here.

Master Wei
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Bloomsbury
  • price 2 of 4

Master Wei is a treasure. The menu focuses on dishes from the Shaanxi province of China, and the star of the show is the biang biang, or ‘wide belt’, noodles. At Master Wei, they’ll come with a killer topping – chunks of tender beef or melting lamb, say, plus chilli sauce and pieces of pak choi.

Order a takeaway from Master Wei by clicking here.

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Bun House
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Chinatown
  • price 1 of 4

Bun House sport Cantonese steamed buns prettily stamped with a Chinese character. These help to identify the bun’s filling, among them lamb, pork, beef, chicken, fish and veg. Because there are only so many buns one can eat, the small but well-though-out menu takes in a selection of small dishes and rice pots too.

Order a takeaway from Bun House by clicking here.

Best poké for delivery in London

Island Poke
  • Restaurants
  • Hawaiian
  • Soho

Island Poké’s raw fish salad bowls, Hawaiian in origin and here bastardised with Japanese and Californian embellishments are customisable. Choose a base (brown or sushi rice, or salad), a fish, and then a host of toppings, dressings, sprinkles and so on until you’ve got a sizeable mound of food, crucially occupying the middle ground between Instagrammable delicateness and sriracha-splattered taste explosion. 

Order a takeaway from Bun House by clicking here.

Best American takeaways for delivery in London

Passyunk Avenue
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Fitzrovia
  • price 2 of 4

A faithfully recreated American dive bar, cheesesteaks are the inevitable focus here, as well as other Philly classics like roast pork rolls.

Order a takeaway from Passyunk Avenue by clicking here.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Olympic Park

Flock to Hackney Wick canal to get a taste of the US of A. Take your pick from a selection of wings including BBQ-slathered Kansas, harissa-infused Casablanca with pomegranate seeds and the classic spicy buffalo chicken with blue cheese dip. 

Order a takeaway from Randy’s Wing Bar by clicking here.

Best cheese for delivery in London

La Fromagerie
  • Restaurants
  • Pâtisseries
  • Marylebone

There are cheeseboards and then there are La Fromagerie cheeseboards. We’d like to live in a world in which we were only ever served the latter – carefully sourced and themed by nation. And praise be: you can order one straight to your house, along with crackers and chutneys. 

Order a takeaway from La Fromagerie by clicking here.

Best baked goods for delivery in London

Aux Pains de Papy
  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Gray’s Inn Road

The next best thing to travelling to Paris on the Eurostar, this endearing little spot is full of patisserie and boulangerie. A French café experience, don’t forget the classics – éclairs, quiches, crusty baguettes and croissants. 

Order a takeaway from Aux Pains de Papy by clicking here.

Ole & Steen
  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • St James’s

Ole & Steen is legit-Scandi (chef-patrons Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebaek already have 50 outlets back home in Denmark) but the look here is sophisticated, not simple. As for the food, think open sandwiches, blueberry swirls, cinnamon buns, an unmissable cinnamon slice and more.

Order a takeaway from Ole & Steen by clicking here.

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Princi
  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Soho

Introduced to London by Alan Yau in 2008, this smart outpost of a Milanese bakery chain is varied enough to keep diners coming back for more: as well as cakes, pastries and breads, there’s a choice of filled focaccia, hot dishes, slices of pizza and lots of attractive salads.

Order a takeaway from Princi by clicking here.

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Seven Dials

A bakery in Neal’s Yard stocking St John's iconic doughnuts and sourdough.

Order a takeaway from St John Bakery by clicking here.

Sweet treats for delivery

Amorino
  • Restaurants
  • Ice-cream parlours
  • King’s Road

Delight in dairy at this London branch of a US chain, where your Italian ice-cream comes shaped like a flower. At least it does if you ask for a cone on which ice-cream slabs, rather than scoops, are formed into ‘petals’ atop a crispy waffle. 

Order a takeaway from Amorino by clicking here.

Yorica
  • Restaurants
  • Ice-cream parlours
  • Soho

Head straight for the outstanding vegan ice-cream at Yorica and you’ll be very pleasantly surprised. Everything in there is dairy-, egg-, gluten- and nut-free, which makes you wonder what exactly is in the WOW Butter to make it so creamy, indulgent and peanut-butter-like. 

Order a takeaway from Yorica by clicking here.

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Udderlicious
  • Restaurants
  • Ice-cream parlours
  • Seven Dials

The proof is in the pudding at Udderlicious. With 20-plus flavours on offer, you’re a bit spoilt for choice and if there’s nothing you fancy, then worry not – there’ll be a rejig in no time. Anyone for chocolate and Marmite?

Order a takeaway from Udderlicious by clicking here.

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Soho

Crosstown’s delightfully chewy sourdough doughnuts are handmade, fresh every day. Classic flavours such as chocolate truffle are presented alongside more creative additions, like rhubarb, raspberry and ginger – and a vegan’s delight: there are dairy-free offerings that have been perfected (so much so that Crosstown actually have a completely vegan shop in Marylebone).

Order a takeaway from Crosstown Doughnuts by clicking here.

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