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The top London restaurants doing home delivery

Many of London’s best restaurants are offering home delivery for the very first time. Time in has never tasted so good

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Time Out London Food & Drink
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London's restaurants are in a tough spot right now, which is all the more reason to help them out by ordering loads of their food. One of the few upsides of lockdown has been the huge number of top-quality eateries now doing home delivery. Up until a year ago you had to actually put trousers on to visit these places. Now you can eat their food semi-naked. So don't let anyone tell you it's been all bad.

Companies like Deliveroo are offering a no-contact drop-off service, and lots of London’s best restaurants are even selling DIY kits so you can make their dishes at home (obvioulsy, we have tried them all). From pizza to Indian, here’s everything you need if you fancy eating in style while self-isolating. Just remember that details change all the time, so always check with the venues’ websites and social channels for the latest info.

The best London restaurants doing home delivery

  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Angel
  • price 3 of 4

They say: ‘So, this is something that has been in the background for a while now, and wasn’t expecting to launch in these uncertain times. Around the Cluck is a delivery service by Chef James Cochran, focusing on his famous buttermilk Jamaican jerk chicken. As well as chicken, we have vegetarian options, amazing sides and of course our famous scotch bonnet jam.’

Order via 
1251.slerp.com (3.5 mile radius), Deliveroo (2 mile radius), Uber Eats (2 mile radius). Open Thursday and Friday.

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Fitzrovia

An eastern Mediterranean-inspired restaurant on the former site of Señor Ceviche. Famous for its grill, so get on that sea bream if it's available. Order on Deliveroo.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Global
  • Dalston
  • price 2 of 4

Forget loading up on curry or piling in on the pizzas – Lockdown 2 is a more sophisticated creature. For example, Dalston’s Angelina is sending out tasting menus to those in a 2.5 mile radius. Get a bargainous eight-dish menu delivered to your door for £34 per person. Pre-order for Thursday, Friday and Saturday drop-off via the restaurant’s own website.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Peckham
  • price 2 of 4

Peckham’s pasta dons are manfully ploughing onwards through you know what, offering home delivery as they put it ‘between the South Circular and the river’. It’s currently available Thursday to Sunday, but they promise a five-day-a-week service soon. Stick that ‘use by Dec 2017’ value spaghetti back where you found it, and order some decent carbs. Order online here.

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ASAP Pizza
Asap Pizza

ASAP Pizza

A pizza brand from the team behind the Michelin-starred Lyle’s and Borough Market wine bar and bakery Flor, ASAP Pizza is predictably high-end stuff, with posh pies such as a Hawaiian with pickled scotch bonnet, grilled pineapple and cured pig’s cheek, and the allium-inating ‘On and On’ with green onions, new season garlic, wild garlic and wild marjoram. There are also desserts like tiramisu and ice cream sandwiches from east London’s Happy Endings.  

ASAP Pizza will operate from the Flor kitchen in Borough Market and from Lyle’s HQ in Shoreditch via Click & Collect and Deliveroo.

Details on their site. 

Atcha

Run out of their Hackney kitchen, Aadit Shankar and Rajat Berry's Atchat focuses on the lighter side of Indian cooking. Could even work for one of those WFH lunches, perhaps? Popular items include the paneer lunchbox and vindaloo-style pulled pork on cabbage. Order from their site.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Dalston

You probably haven’t even had a chance to visit Dalston Punjabi Attawa, since it first opened its doors in the small gap in 2020 when hospitality venues were allowed to welcome diners. So show your support in a tough launch year via delivery Just Eat for lockdown.   

  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Honor Oak

This popular Indian restaurant has been thrilling locals with its creative cooking since 1985. It’s shut up shop for now, but continues to offer delivery on two tiers. You can either order from its regular takeaway, or go posh with dishes from its excellent restaurant menu. Find both here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Coffeeshops
  • Stoke Newington

Smashing local joint by Rectory Road station doing breakfast and brunch staples: eggs, burgers, melts and more. It’s pick-up and delivery (via Deliveroo and Uber Eats) for now. Check its website for up-to-date details.

  • Restaurants
  • Portuguese
  • Southwark

Flat Iron Square’s Portuguese specialists are now doing a delivery service of their inventive menu. There are croquetas, ham, and aubergine pastries, plus garlic-punched potatoes,  classic gambas à la guilho, grilled octopus, a piri-piri chicken sandwich with blistered peppers, and black pig cheeks with cauliflower. Also on hand are craft beers, wines and DIY versions of their trademark port & tonics.

It’s all available via Deliveroo.

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  • Restaurants
  • Taiwanese
  • Soho
  • price 1 of 4

Watch out for Bao’s new home delivery (and takeaway) service, Rice Error. Buns, fried daikon, fried chickem and, perhaps the pick of the bunch, a 40-day aged Angus steak black peppercorn rice platter. Keep tabs via their Instagram

  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Peckham

Peckham favourite and Thai sensation Begging Bowl has been doing the takeaway thing for a while, but those out of reach of Bellenden Road can now take advantage of its fiery feasts via Big Night. While there are a couple of set menu options available, you can also order individual main courses, including the restaurant’s famous deep fried sea bass with tamarind chilli dressing.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Mayfair

If you live in Mayfair but inexplicably don’t have your own personal curry chef, avail yourself of the services of Berkeley Square’s fine-dining Benares. The poshed-up curry house is now doing delivery of its fantastic food, and for every meal you order, they are donating one to an NHS frontline worker. Good on ’em. I’ll have a phall, please. No, really. Order details here.

  • Restaurants
  • Middle Eastern
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

Berenjak is restarting service with a load of new sites across London. It’s a smart move for London’s prince of Persia. It will be delivering its signature koobideh and jujeh kababs, and a selection of mazeh including its mast o khiar and kashk e bademjoom.

Berenjak East Delivery covers Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, The City, Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Bethnal Green (launches May 15)

Berenjak Battersea Delivery covers Wandsworth, Clapham, Balham, Fulham and Chelsea (launches May 21)

Berenjak Swiss Cottage Delivery covers St John’s Wood, Camden, Belsize Park, Kilburn and Hampstead (launches May 27)

Berenjak Whitechapel Delivery covers Bethnal Green, Mile End, Spitalfields, Wapping and Limehouse (launches May 28)

Berenjak King’s Cross Delivery covers King’s Cross, Islington, Highbury, Lower Holloway, Camden, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury and Primrose Hill (launches June 3)

Berenjak Soho Delivery covers Mayfair, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Euston and Fitzrovia (launches June 4)

All available via Deliveroo

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Holloway Road
  • price 2 of 4

Berto specialises in hearty (read: huge), hand-cut pasta dishes, with a smattering of antipasti and homemade desserts. Freshly made and rolled out daily in the open kitchen, there’s a plethora of pasta to pick from: traditional egg-and-flour, wholewheat, gluten-free, potato gnocchi, plus a vegan option.

It’s on Deliveroo right now for a comforting carby hug.

Bone Daddies
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Old Street
  • price 2 of 4
The cult Japanese restaurant group has launched its #BoneAtHome delivery and collection menu, from its Bermondsey and Old Street ramen bars. The menu features a selection of its signature ramens including Bone Daddies’ tonkotsu, T22, vegetarian mushroom ramen, plus its Korean fried chicken wings, sweet spicy pigs’ bones and tofu poke. You can order and collect, or there is delivery via Deliveroo within a mile of both sites. Orders can be placed from 5pm Monday-Friday, and from 11.30am on Saturday and Sunday, with last orders 10pm each day. Everything you need is right here.
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  • Things to do
  • Borough

Is it a restaurant? No. But we thought it would be remiss to not stick the Borough Market guys in here. Their food delivery service is currently confined to a 3.5 mile radius of the market, owing to demand. Contact-free doorstep delivery are mandatory. Order meat, cheese, oil and more using the GoodSixty service.

  • Restaurants
  • Lebanese
  • Southfields

The excellent Lebanese restaurant in Southfields is carrying on through the crisis with deliveries to selected postcodes. Order via its website

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Brigadiers
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Bank
  • price 3 of 4

Brigadiers is reopening its kitchen to deliver Indian barbecue classics to the hungry masses. Okay, not the masses. The select few. Still, if you want a well-posh curry, you could do a LOT worse. Its delivery menu features the return of the Brigadiers original BBQ butter chicken wings and the Brigadiers mixed grill, while fresh Indian Mangoes, currently in season, will be available for dessert.  

Areas covered include Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, The City, Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Bethnal Green, from May 15 via Deliveroo.

  • Restaurants
  • Vietnamese
  • Surrey Quays

Run by members of the same family who own Café East, the menu has stayed true to the original; as its name suggests, pho (noodle soup) is a mainstay. The noodle dishes can be meals in themselves and portion sizes in general are very large. Douse it all in a sweetly piquant nuoc cham dressing for a real thrill.

It’s currently offering delivery to Deptford only (sorry, non-Deptfordites).

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Bermondsey

The third spinoff of Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred Murano is now doing home-delivery and click & collect pasta kits to get you carbed up in style. 

Order via Slerp.

  • Restaurants
  • Portuguese
  • Bankside

This chicken restaurant is still doing piri-piri chicken, plus Portuguese pastries and other stuff via Deliveroo from both its sites (Borough and Shoreditch). Also, they are giving free meals to NHS staff. Nice one.

More details on its site.

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The Cheese Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Street food
  • Camden Market
  • price 2 of 4

Manna for the chattering classes left high and dry by Covid-19. This street-food outfit is putting together self-isolation survival kits (cheese, wine and charcuterie), which it’s dispatching to destinations across London (check website for daily-changing locations). Order directly from their site.

Pre-orders only (order by 9pm for the next day).

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Mayfair

The fancy collection of upmarket, Italian-influenced nosheries has launched a delivery service from its Westbourne Grove and Belgravia kitchens. Call Chucs Belgravia on 020 3827 3000 to place an order. It’s also doing provision boxes, which can be ordered via orders@chucsrestaurants.com (minimum value £40), plus quality wine at 50 percent off restaurant prices.   

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  • Restaurants
  • Vegan
  • Soho

Fiesta time! Club Mex’s famous vegan tacos are flying around the capital now they’ve landed on Uber Eats. They also have you covered with nachos, burritos, fries and sides – all fully vegan and fully packed with Mexcian flavour. Out of the delivery range? Check out their taco meal kits, available nationwide.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Global
  • Peckham
  • price 2 of 4

Peckham’s smoky small-plates joint in the former ticket office of Peckham Rye station is still knocking out ace Sunday roasts for delivery within a three-mile radius. There’s a choice of 40-day aged belted Galloway rumps (£44), whole Cotswold chicken for two (£35) and Welsh lamb saddle for two (£39) - all served with beef dripping potatoes, carrots, January King cabbage, leeks and yorkshire pudding. 

Order on its website. Also check out its new venture, Fat Boy BBQ (below).

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  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Seven Dials
  • price 4 of 4

Firmdale Hotels, including the Covent Garden Hotel in Seven Dials are launching recipe boxes based on favourite dishes from their London restaurants to prepare at home (ie, you can be a bit drunk and don’t have to worry about dressing up fancy or owt).

Choose from ‘The Dinner Party’, including a lobster cocktail and côte de boeuf with hand-cut chips, or ‘The Weekend Brunch’, with poached eggs, crab and avocado on sourdough. You can also choose wines to pair them with (go mad on Sunday morning).

Delivery is available to London postcodes except W4, W6, W10 and W12. 

More details here.

  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • Piccadilly
  • price 3 of 4
Coya Mayfair has launched a lunch and dinner delivery service. The Coya en Casa menu includes a wagyu bun with beef wagyu, mushroom and rocket; Chilean sea bass with rice, lime, chilli and Papa Seca; grilled Argentinian prawn with quinoa, asparagus and peas; caramel con chocolate; and DIY cocktails available in three different sizes.
Delivery available daily 12.30pm-9.30pm, within 2.5 miles of Coya Mayfair with Supper LondonUber Eats and Deliveroo. Collection also offered.
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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Chelsea
  • price 3 of 4

A godsend for fans of healthy, free-range and organic food, Daylesford is keeping eco-friendly locals supplied with store-cupboard staples and is also offering a range of freshly made seasonal meals for home delivery. Its Daylesford Delivered service is available from Daylesford Farm Shops in Notting Hill, Marylebone, Pimlico and Brompton Cross. 

Delivery £8.50 for first two miles, £3 per mile thereafter.

Dishoom
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • King’s Cross

Dishoom is doing great business at the minute, delivering from its branches in King’s Cross, Shoreditch and Kensington. They promise many of the café favourites, including street-food staple vada pau, chilli chicken and keema pau, plus hearty fodder like biryanis, chicken ruby, mattar paneer and Dishoom’s legendary house black daal. Plus, there are drinks, including the Thums Up, Limca and Pallonji’s Raspberry Soda. Everything will be available for delivery via Deliveroo from 11.30am to 10.30pm. As in the restaurants, Dishoom is donating a charity meal with every order. 

Dishoom to Your Door is available via Deliveroo now.

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  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Mayfair

For a trad tapas feast, hit up Deliveroo. On there, Mayfair’s favourite Spanish restaurant is serving up jamón, papas bravas, arroz negro and more meatballs than you can shake a red cape at.   

Farang
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Highbury
  • price 2 of 4

They say: ‘As it’s just Sebby in the kitchen until the crisis is over we have changed our offering so that he can still provide the local community with a taste of Farang. Farang Larder provides a taste of Farang through store cupboard meal parcels so you can enjoy the flavours of the restaurant from the comfort and safety of your own homes. Choose from a range of Thai recipe kits, ready meals, Thai groceries, meat & fish from our suppliers, snacks & sweet treats, and beers and wines.’

Order through its website.

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Farmacy
  • Restaurants
  • Global
  • Notting Hill

They say: ‘Farmacy, the Notting Hill plant-based organic restaurant, is offering delivery of its nutritionally curated seasonal and local menu. Farmacy followers can choose from over 15 of their most popular dishes and desserts, to be enjoyed while staying at home. Every dish is made to order, cooked in the London kitchen, with produce delivered by electric van fresh from the Farmacy Farm in Kent. The delivery is offered to Londoners in Zones 1-3, with a minimum order of £30.’

Order from their website

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Soho

None of us is going anywhere near the South of France anytime soon, but here's the next best thing: home delivery of Riviera-influenced staples from Golden Square’s sexy Parisian brasserie, Folie. Head chef Christophe Marleix and his team will rustle you up staples like confit lamb shoulder and its mighty Côte de bœuf and send it your way, probably with a large number of frites.

Delivery Tuesday to Saturday (12-3pm and 6-10.30pm). Order online here.

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Gunpowder
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Spitalfields
  • price 2 of 4

Gunpowder has a new menu designed for sharing at home, including crispy pork ribs with tamarind sauce, organic tandoor baby chicken and fried Karwari soft shell crab. It’s also adapted some of its most popular dishes for takeaway. Maa’s Kashmiri lamb chops have been transformed into a more carry-out-friendly spiced curry and there are new weekly specials using cuts from the restaurant’s local meat supplier. There’s also dessert in the form of Gunpowder’s Old Monk rum pudding with custard, plus booze and stuff.

Gunpowder’s new menu is available Thu-Fri, 4pm-8pm and Sat-Sun, noon-6pm. Collection from Gunpowder Spitalfields. Delivery through Slerp and Deliveroo. 

Gymkhana
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Mayfair

The Michelin-starred Gymkhana is doing delivery for the first time, serving its tandoori masala lamb chops, butter chicken masala and wild muntjac biryani. There’s also a bespoke feast menu for two. 

Delivery radius including Marylebone, Mayfair, Paddington, Knightsbridge, Victoria, Sloane Square, St John’s Wood, Available on Supper.

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Hakkasan Mayfair
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Mayfair
  • price 4 of 4

Eating at Hakkasan in Mayfair is pretty fancy-pants at the best of times. Getting a takeaway delivered from there is whole next-level decadent ridiculousness, but hey. If you have the wherewithal and live in the frankly niche delivery catchment area, the very finest Michelin-starred soups and dim sum can be yours via Supper. Enjoy.

Hankies
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Marylebone

The posh westside curry merchant has created a temporary new home in Westbourne Terrace, serving up popular dishes such as bhindi bhel (crispy rice puffs with okra, sweet chutney, and fresh coriander), lamb chops marinated in Kashmiri chillies and griddled seabass with chilli and garlic. It’s also recruited chef Gareth Drew (Nobu, Gilgamesh), so you can also try an array of pan-Asian delights such as beef rendang, Thai green curry and Pandan grilled salmon. 

For every order received, Hankies will donate a meal to support the NHS and other front-line workers in the local area. 

Order via Deliveroo.

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  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • South Bank
  • price 1 of 4

The top-notch Japanese restaurant on the South Bank is still open for collections and takeaways (via Deliveroo). Highlights include charcoal-grilled miso-marinated salmon, Iberico pressa katsu don, prawn tempura and sea bream rice. There’s 50 percent off for collection and 20 percent off for deliveries.

More details on its site and on Deliveroo.

Hanoi Café
  • Restaurants
  • Vietnamese
  • Hoxton
  • price 1 of 4

In its owners’ own words, Hanoi Café offers ‘homemade Vietnamese cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere’, which is a pretty accurate description of this charming ‘mom and pop’ restaurant. Although it’s currently closed, it’s on Deliveroo, or email hello@hanoicafe.co.uk or WhatsApp (+971544452798) for collection. 

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

Hoppers has extended its delivery radius to cover new locations across Islington, Camden, King’s Cross, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Whitechapel. The menu features some of the Sri Lankan restaurant’s most celebrated dishes, including its bone marrow varuval with roti, devilled chilli paneer, mutton kothu roti and a selection of seasonal karis.

Hoppers King’s Cross Delivery covers King’s Cross, Islington, Highbury, Lower Holloway, Camden, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury and Primrose Hill.

Hoppers Soho Delivery covers Mayfair, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Euston and Fitzrovia.

Hoppers East Delivery Covers Clerkenwell, Hoxton, The City, Shoreditch, Whitechapel and Bethnal Green.

Order via Deliveroo.

 

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Hot Stone
  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Angel

For obvious reasons, Angel’s great cook-at-the-table steak and sushi joint is closed for now. However, it’s introduced not one but two fresh new delivery concepts: Makiboom and Momo Club London. The former does cutesy sushi in the shape of pandas and whatnot, and latter supplies delish Nepalese dumplings. They are also donating 10 percent of all sales to the NHS. Bravo!

Order via Deliveroo and Uber Eats.   

  • Restaurants
  • Marylebone
  • price 2 of 4

Award-winning restaurant Jikoni in Marylebone has launched a new sister brand, Comfort & Joy, a vegetarian home delivery service. There’s a globally inspired menu of six inventive meal boxes, available to order on a biweekly rotation. The meal boxes are available for either one or two people. The menus will change seasonally.

Delivery is available Monday to Sunday within a five-mile radius of the restaurant. Boxes for one will be priced at £20 for ready to eat (£18 for cold boxes to heat at home). Boxes for two will be priced at £38 for ready to eat (£32 for heat at home).

Details on the website.

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Juliets Quality Food
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Tooting
  • price 1 of 4

Formerly known as M1lk Teeth, Juliets Quality Food in Tooting is still doing superior breakfast/brunch/lunches, 9am-3pm for pick up and delivery via Slerp and Deliveroo. Sweetcorn fritters, eggs in various formats, croques monsieurs and other lovely stuff. Check its Insta for updates.

  • Restaurants
  • Sri Lankan
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

This awesome family-run Sri Lankan place is all set up for delivery and click & collect via Slerp. Some of its most celebrated dishes are available: fish cutlets, monkfish curry, jaggery beef and jackfruit curry. It’s a total joy. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Soho
  • price 1 of 4

Packet noodles, be gone! Everybody’s favourite udon spot is now doing delivery. Snap up slurpable feasts for two via Big Night from Thursday to Sunday, starting at £38.

Kricket
  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Brixton
  • price 2 of 4

Brixton and White City branches of Indian small plates restaurant Kricket are flinging out their fiery fare to Londoners via Deliveroo. Fried chicken and samosas sit alongside popular feasting menus that bundle up a main with pilau rice, papad, chutney and raita.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Belgravia
  • price 4 of 4

This Belgravia fixture has been dishing up classic French fare to well-heeled locals since 1962. It’s the kind of place that could feature in a Richard Curtis film as a casual neighbourhood joint, except that a dover sole main course is £34. That said, it’s a bit of a treat, and now it’s doing a select takeaway menu, to collect from the restaurant Wednesdays to Saturdays, noon to 5pm. The menu (which you can find on Supper) includes PaP staples such the ratatouille, the cheese quiche (£10), the onion tart and the boeuf bourguignon. The restaurant’s eponymous poule au pot will also feature, along with a tarte tatin and decadent mousse au chocolat (£5) for afters.

Sell a kidney and place your order 24 hours in advance either by phone (020 7730 7763) or by email (takeaway@pouleaupot.co.uk).

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Peckham

Not for the faint-hearted, Larry’s is serving up a menu of hefty comfort plates to suit the hibernation period. Get the likes of aubergine parm, pig’s head lasagne and schnitzel ‘sanga’ (that’s a sandwich, duh!) delivered to your door via Big Night.  

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Mayfair

The legacy of legendary chef Joël Robuchon continues into lockdown. Enjoy fancy French plates sent out from central London, within a 2.5 mile radius - via Deliveroo and Slerp, throughout the week. 

Levan
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Peckham
  • price 2 of 4

Head to Big Night for your fix of modern European eats from Peckham favourite Levan. It’s serving up sharing menus for two – one for meat eaters and the other for veggies – plus sides the likes of chicken liver parfait and caramelised onion brioche.

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The Laughing Heart
  • Restaurants
  • Global
  • Hackney Road

The Hackney Road stalwart is offering a pick-up and delivery service during lockdown. Delivery is within three and a half miles of E2 8NA. Order on its site.

Le Bab
  • Restaurants
  • Lebanese
  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4

Le Bab have started a new initiative, the London Restaurant Cooperative, to help those in the hospitality industry currently affected by loss of work. Chefs create two dishes a day (one meaty, one veggie) and they’re delivered to selected postcodes by unemployed waiting staff. Find more details here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Clapton
  • price 2 of 4

Clapton’s fun, kitschy Chinese is still doing deliveries. Phone 07830 070627 to order and keep an eye on its Insta for updates. 

 

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Crouch End

The Crouch End community favourite did takeaway and delivery in Lockdown 1 and transformed to a general store. Second time around, the restaurant is posting a daily menu and catches of the day to Instagram and asking for orders to be made prior to 6pm for same-day dinner delivery.

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  • Restaurants
  • Turkish
  • Dalston
  • price 1 of 4

This long-serving kebab specialist in Stoke Newington was opened by Turkish chef Ali Dirik, the founder of Mangal Ocakbasi (known as Mangal 1) down the road in Dalston. The décor over two floors is simple and neat, leaving the charcoal grill to take centre-stage. Capable chefs grill meat and seafood to compliment the meze starters, and there are plenty of options for veggies too. Order directly from their site.

 

  • Restaurants
  • Pie and mash shop
  • Peckham
  • price 1 of 4

M Manze is a classic pie-and-mash shop in Peckham, with two further outposts in Tower Bridge and Sutton. Its branches are delivering pie and mash across town via Just Eat and Deliveroo. Don’t forget the liquor, and maybe prepare a Chas & Dave playlist in anticipation. Gertcha!

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  • Restaurants
  • Polish
  • Waterloo
  • price 1 of 4

Long-running Polish restaurant and bar Mamuśka is sending out gut-busting portions of kielbasa and pierogi to see you through. They’re doing 50 percent off for NHS staff (hooray!) and run a pay-it-forward scheme so you can gift a meal to a frontline worker (do it!). Delivery is via Deliveroo and Uber Eats (more expensive) or their own bikes (cheaper but slower). Order via the website. Takeaway is available every day bar Monday.

The home-delivery brand from JKS Restaurants (Hoppers, Brigadiers) has added a new Crouch End kitchen. Motu’s menu includes the likes of samosas, lamb seekh kebabs, saag gosht, and biryanis, as well as Ramadan specials nihari, haleem, chapli kebabs and chargah chicken wings.  

Motu Indian Kitchen Battersea Delivery covers Wandsworth, Clapham, Balham, Fulham and Chelsea (launches May 14)

Motu Indian Kitchen Canary Wharf Delivery covers Poplar, Bromley by Bow, Isle of Dogs, Canning Town and Limehouse (launches May 14)

Motu Indian Kitchen Swiss Cottage Delivery covers St  John’s Wood, Camden, Belsize Park, Kilburn and Hampstead (launches May 18)

Motu Indian Kitchen Whitechapel Delivery covers Bethnal Green, Mile End, Spitalfields, Wapping and Limehouse (launches May 21) 

Motu Indian Kitchen Islington Delivery covers Highbury, Barnsbury, Holloway, Caledonian Road and King’s Cross (launches May 26) 

Motu Indian Kitchen Crouch End Delivery covers Harringay, Stroud Green, Archway, Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, Wood Green and Highgate, (launches June 2)

All available via Deliveroo.

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Murger Hanhan
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Mayfair
  • price 2 of 4

Specialising in cuisine from the north-central Chinese city of Xi’an, this upmarket restaurant is named after a hot meat sandwich, or ‘murger’, whose clay-oven-baked bread’s recipe is believed to pre-date Christ. It’s still open for Deliveroo drops to selected postcodes.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Brixton

‘MasterChef’ winner Tim Anderson’s Brixton Japanese ‘soul food’ restaurant has been forced to shut (which is a real shame, considering how much anticipation there was about it opening, back in the day). HOWEVER (as Gregg Wallace says in every sentence), it’s still dishing out and delivering via Deliveroo. Plus, it’s launched Little Nanban, a kind of lockdown essentials range, based on rice bowls (also on Deliveroo). Quaintly, you can also order over the phone, like in history. Call ’em on 020 7346 0098.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Fulham
  • price 1 of 4

Nayaab has been a local Fulham favourite since 1981. A participant in the original Indian food revolution, it’s been serving high quality, gourmet Indian dishes for years, leading the way for the sophisticated tandoori restaurants now populating high streets everywhere. It’s doing takeaways and deliveries to selected postcodes during lockdown.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Fitzrovia
  • price 3 of 4

Indulge in Jun Tanaka’s complex yet harmonious dishes from the comfort of home – you can order sublime dish by dish or go in hard on one of the set menus for two, starting at £75. The likes of salted beef cheeks and Iberico pork presa probably have the edge over fish finger sarnies.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Old Street
  • price 2 of 4

They say: ‘The current situation doesn’t stop us doing what we love to do. Be Artisans! We now offer home delivery for most of our menu items. Our kitchen is run under strict health and safety routines and procedures.’ Order here.

Old Chang Kee
  • Restaurants
  • Singaporean
  • Covent Garden
  • price 1 of 4

The Singapore curry puff experts are in business doing their famous thing. You can get curry puffs – like a cornish pasty but nice – and hot curries via the usual suspects (Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Ritual etc) to selected locations, and frozen curries that serve two to reheat at home across London. A word of encouragement: none other than former Time Out columnist Giles Coren has called their output the ‘Best pastry in London. No question at all.’ Lol.

All details here: www.oldchangkee.co.uk

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  • Restaurants
  • Bethnal Green
  • price 2 of 4

The canalside trattoria of Cambridge Heath has been a lot of people's one-stop shop for fresh pasta and pizza since lockdown began. Good for a lunchtime mortadella sandwich, too. Order on their website.

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Dalston
  • price 2 of 4

Dalston’s cutesy Mediterranean joint is doing takeaway and delivery now, with a special self-proclaimed ‘home-style’ menu, perfect if you have a new extension, photogenic kids and a dog with its own Instagram account. You know who you are.

It arrives via Slerp

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Marylebone

While the white-tablecloth elegance is going to be hard to deliver, the chefs at Orrery have managed to find a way to package up their exquisite eats. You can have a three-course feast along with the amuse bouche delivered to your door. Then, all that's required is a little bit of reheating and assembly at the other end. The menu changes on the regs, but could include a plump raviolo submerged in lobster bisque or beef medallions with celeriac puree. If you’re missing fine dining, this one’s for you.

Pappa Ciccia
  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Fulham
  • price 1 of 4

All branches of the westside pizza chain are shut, of course, but they are doing deliveries (no takeaways) via their site.  

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Goodge Street
  • price 1 of 4

The pasta bar and wine shop is still pumping out its signature wares and delivering them across town. Check its Facebook for updates (and its website for an ASMR loop of an industrial pasta-making machine in action).

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Kentish Town

This brilliant local French restaurant has said ‘pourquoi pas?’ and adapted to a chic home delivery service with its delicious dishes freshly prepared and delivered (you still have to heat them up, peasants). They deliver all across London now (used to just be the north) and of course do wine and fizz too.

Order via its website.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Hackney
  • price 2 of 4

They say: ‘We’re scrounging and clawing to stay in existence and each day news updates inform what we both can and more importantly should do. So with that in mind we’ve pivoted and we’re launching Peg Pick-Me-Up Kiosk. Thursday-Sunday 4-9pm we’ll be down here cooking food & selling wine for you to take away.’ Follow their Insta for updates. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Hackney
  • price 3 of 4

Pidgin’s take on elegant seasonal European food has transmuted into Homing Pidgin (nice!) – like, Hackney’s swankiest food delivery service. Menus (Thursday-Sunday) are released for sale at 9pm on Sunday night, in a Glastonbury-style ticket frenzy. Unsurprisingly, they go fast, but the fastest-finger-first nonsense is well worth it (you’d only be on eBay cluttering up your flat otherwise). Hell, they even do Negronis. Delicious and fancy AF. Order on their site.

  • Restaurants
  • Haute cuisine
  • Fitzrovia

Celebrating something at home? Then maybe it’s worth marking the occasion with a Michelin Star feast. The £50 vegan menu packs in three courses on a menu designed for sharing and that changes each week – if you love it enough you can repeat your order throughout lockdown and really live it up. Visit Pied à Terre’s website to make a Friday or Saturday order.

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  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Spitalfields

Poppies three sites (Spitalfields, Soho and Camden) are now all open, all offering delivery and takeaway from noon to 8pm for takeaway, click and collect and delivery. The menu features the usual faves – battered haddock, pies, saveloy, battered sausage – all wrapped in Poppies’s quaint faux-newsprint, and all served with a portion of chips. Order on Deliveroo.

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  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Clerkenwell
  • price 3 of 4

QCH offshoot Quality Wines is offering a no-choice three-course menu for collection and delivery. It’s not cheap at £45 for two people, but it’s pretty fancy, with mains like venison-ragù pappardelle and desserts like chocolate torte. Chuck in one of their awesome bottles and staying in’s suddenly like going out. Available Wednesday to Saturday.

Collect from the Farringdon Road store, 5pm-7pm. Delivery available (£5) for postcodes within a three-mile radius of Farringdon Road, delivered between 5pm and 7pm that night.

More details on their site.

Quo Vadis
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Soho

Welcome a London icon to the delivery world. Soho staple Quo Vadis is now sending out its smart British plates to locals as part of a three-course dinner package for two. Stump up £95 and tuck into turkey pie, goose and pork rilletes and almond tart for afters. Or order a figgy pudding for instant Christmas vibes – yours for £25. Now on Big Night.

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Rice Error by BAO
Rice Error

Rice Error by BAO

Bao’s ace new delivery and pick-up service is operating from Fitzrovia and Hackney, bringing Taiwanese-inspired Chishang Biandang rice boxes, DIY Bao meals, Taiwanese fried chicken and legendary Horlicks ice cream.

Hackney residents are doubly blessed with the arrival of Cocktail Rescue, a weekend mixed-drinks delivery service.

Details on its website.

  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Regent Street

Within 3 miles of Heddon Street? Olé! Because banging Spanish restaurant Sabor has just launched a new delivery arm called ‘Rico! Rico!’. You can order up an Iberian feast from Thursday to Sunday via Deliveroo. Menu items include pan con tomate, croquetas, empanadillas and three different types of tapas feasts.

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  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Fitzrovia

Riding House’s online shop is stocked with restaurant-quality DIY dishes such as chicken, morel and truffle pie, Cornish lamb with spinach, and bake-at-home cookie dough. There are brunch dishes such as pancakes with clotted chantilly cream, topped with berry compote, and even a full english breakfast with Bloody Mary and Buck’s Fizz cocktails. 

There’s also a ready-to-drink cocktail offer, including Masako Martini with sake and lychee, and Planas Horchata with rum, almond, cinnamon and nutmeg, plus mini-kegs and punch pouches. 

Everything is available for collection or delivery within eight miles of the Fitzrovia store. Details on its website

  • Restaurants
  • Filipino
  • West Kensington
  • price 2 of 4

Straight out of the Philippines but now trading in Kensington, Romulo offers an extensive menu, with free local delivery on orders above £50. If you’re worried about running out of bread, the restaurant will also toss in a dozen freshly baked pandesal free of charge for all orders more than £50.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Hammersmith

Lobster rolls and steak tartare could be winging their way to yours if you’re within 1.5 miles of the smart Hammersmith brasserie, now delivering from Wednesday to Saturday. Orders can be placed here.

Santa Maria
  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Fulham

In London, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better, more traditional Neapolitan pizza than at Santa Maria, who have spearheaded a renaissance for the doughy staple from their base in Ealing for a few years now, picking up plenty of accolades along the way. Branches are now serving via Deliveroo for a decidedly upmarket cardboard box on your lap. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Tunisian
  • Ealing

Tunisian delights from this Ealing restaurant. Get a drop via Deliveroo or pick up a takeaway. Details on its site.

Singburi
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Leytonstone
  • price 1 of 4

Singburi, a tiny family-run Thai café on a nondescript stretch of Leytonstone High Road, was constantly packed to the rafters with a discipleship of canny locals. Those same locals have prompted the venue (which is closed for now) to keep going with a takeaway menu revealed daily through the joint’s Instagram page. It’s like the internet never happened.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Shoreditch
  • price 1 of 4

Everybody’s favourite barbecue masters have also mastered the whole delivery thang in time for Lockdown 2. Those in a two-mile radius of the meaty mecca can have dishes delivered to their’s at weekends – and that also includes the restaurant’s signature sticky toffee pudding. Hit up Smokestak’s website if you’re already salivating.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Dalston
  • price 1 of 4

Delivery’s not just for dinner, you know. Dalston’s Snackbar is encouraging lunchtime self-isolating with deliveries of its rice bowls, toasties and more within a three-mile radius between 11am and 3pm. Have a power lunch.

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  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Covent Garden
  • price 4 of 4

In what has to be the most bougie home delivery service this side of the three wise men turning up bearing gifts, Sushisamba and Duck & Waffle in Covent Garden have teamed up to deliver the picks of their respective menu to selected postcodes via Supper. Hold on to your hatsies – options include a whole chicken for just south of 60 quid, and a kobe beef churrasco for £337 (and you still have to reheat it at home!). As they say in those adverts for cruises, create some memories…

  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Walthamstow
  • price 1 of 4

The owner of this enterprising Indian vegan spot was determined to keep the residents of E17 well fed and originally ran the delivery service as a one-woman show. Luckily Uber Eats has now taken over and increased the coverage.

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Choose from one of two ramen kits, and cook up your own bodacious bowl, with the help of this cult Hackney supper-club-turned-restaurant’s special oils and spices. 

Delivery: Orders taken Monday to Wednesday are delivered between Thursday and Friday. You better live somewhere between The City of London and Stoke Newington, though. Check the site for specifics. 

Updates via their Instagram.

Sutton and Sons
  • Restaurants
  • British
  • Stoke Newington

The award-winning fish ’n’ chip shop is still doing delivery and takeaway across its piscine and vegan menus. It advises you to ring direct: Stoke Newington: 020 7249 6444 Essex Rd: 020 7359 1210 Hackney: 020 3645 1801.

Keep up to date on its Twitter

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary Global
  • Deptford

The (relatively) new Deptford Broadway restaurant is doing a Tuesday-Sunday takeaway of a daily main. There are veggie options available Tuesday and Thursdays and a Sunday roast. The week’s menu is available on Tila’s Facebook page.

To order, email tiladeptford@gmail.com, then collect on the day at 5pm.

  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Newington Green

The upmarket Galician paella slingers (not literally) are now doing contact-free window pick-ups and local delivery on a daily-changing, ingredient-dependent menu.

Check its site and Insta for updates.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Marylebone

The Michelin-starred Trishna is now doing delivery from its Marylebone HQ with a menu inspired by the south-west coast of India. Choose from favourites such as hariyali bream, chicken pepper fry and seafood biryani. There are also feast menus if you’re pushing the boat (right) out.  

Delivery to Marylebone, Mayfair, Paddington, St John’s Wood, Fitzrovia and Euston from May 22.

Order via Deliveroo

Truffle Burger
Truffle Burger

Truffle Burger

Seven Dials Market trader Truffle has launched DIY burger kits for you to cook at home. Delivering every week, pick from the signature truffle burger, aged beef, veggie truffle burger and veggie aged burger. You can add mac ’n’ cheese on the side plus beer (you might need one). 

Kits for four are £25, with delivery inside the M25 (£5 per order). 

Order online here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Clapton
  • price 2 of 4

Clapton’s ace Japanese spot is doing a limited menu of delivery (sashimi, sushi, drinks and sides). Orders over £25 are delivered free within the borough of Hackney. Call 020 3302 4670.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Highbury
  • price 1 of 4
A pandemic-era delivery fixture for more than one Time Out staffer. Chef Wei Guirong uses this little restaurant at the foot of the Emirates Stadium to share dishes from her birthplace, Xi’an (best known as the home of the Terracotta Army). Ignore all the stuff you see on other Chinese menus and zero in on the Xi'an street food. Order on Deliveroo
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Yard Sale Pizza
  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Clapton

All branches of the pizza chain that once hosted Macaulay Culkin’s woeful VU ‘tribute’ the Pizza Underground are open for business, so they are now officially forgiven. It’s pick-up and contact-free delivery only, of course.

Order via its site.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Kensington
  • price 3 of 4

Tucked down a side road off Kensington High Street, Yashin’s exterior looks more like a smart French brasserie than a Japanese restaurant. Its sushi output is top-notch and is now available to pick up, or via Deliveroo (delivered by a rider who looks like a smart French brasserie). Details here. Voilà!

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Yatai
Yatai

Yatai

Yatai (‘shop stand’ in Japanese) is a new food delivery service created by Angelo Sato (Omoide). Previously operating in the West End’s market halls, it delivers traditional Japanese dishes, with a menu that features classic sushi bowls, donburis, katsu curries and Sato’s legendary sandos. 

It’s available around Battersea via Deliveroo

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