By Emily Gray
Yes, restaurants and bars are now closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but does that mean you have to stop eating their food? No. We may be living through unprecedented times, but we’re also living in a time of technology, of Deliveroo and Supper. With the hospitality industry needing our support more than ever, here’s some of London’s top restaurants who are offering delivery.
The Michelin-starred dim sum legend that is Hakkasan Mayfair is serving up the best Catonese dishes, over on Supper. Sure, you won’t get the service or the killer cocktails, but you can still order a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier (which, when the shops are clearing out of alcohol is reassuring). Dishes including grilled Chilean seabass in honey, and the Dragon menu for two which includes the likes of: classic steamed dim sum; stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef with Merlot and black truffle roasted duck with tea plant mushroom. Nice one.
The Cheese Truck
With their two restaurants now closed, The Cheese Truck is returning to its roots and are getting their trucks back on the road to deliver the most “essential” items, namely cheese, wine and charcuterie. Well, in times like these a little Driftwood goats cheese goes a long way: it boosts morale, helps out an independent restaurant and tastes pretty excellent too. The Cheese Truck will be delivering to certain areas on set days so check out their website to find out when they are near you.
HIDE at Home
Turn your midweek dinner into something much more sophisticated with an order from Michelin-starred restaurant HIDE, who have just launched HIDE at Home. You’ll find everything from roasted guinea fowl and poached Gigha halibut with olive oil and eucalyptus, to brunch dishes and a wide range of wines and sparkling wines from Hedonism. Eating home has just become an event in itself. Order through Supper.
100% plant-based restaurant by CHLOE is available on Supper for all of those looking for something a little more wholesome, because let’s be honest, the urge to give in to all temptations and forgo our diets is looking pretty appealing right now. Instead, make sure you get your daily fix of vegetables with the likes of spicy Thai salads, kale and artichoke dips and sea salted celery root.
Marcus Wareing and Chantelle Nicholson have launched Tredwells To Go, which not only provides meals that you can cook at home, but also groceries including the now elusive packets of pasta and even bottles of premade cocktails such as Negronis. It’s important to keep a sense of normality in these uncertain times, so let’s not forgo Friday night cocktails.
12:51 by Chef James Cochran
If you just need some comfort food in these stressful times then check out 12:51 by Chef James Cochran for the best buttermilk Jamaican jerk chicken. Around the Cluck is his new delivery service that has been in the pipeline, but has now debuted in these challenging times to make sure everyone can still get their fried chicken fill. You’ll also find a whole host of other dishes and sides including the Swine Time, which consists of glazed crisp pork belly, pineapple chutney, star anise salted cucumber, bacon powder, nduja crumb and a pork skin. Order direct from the website or Deliveroo.