London’s Fine Dining Delivery Options: Which Restaurants Deliver?
Say goodbye to disappointing tikka masalas and lukewarm pizzas: London has seriously upped its takeaway game over the past year. An unexpected upside of lockdown, many top eateries are now embracing delivery for the first time ever. From Michelin-starred dinners to Peruvian feasts, read on for our pick of the best restaurant delivery in London.
Best Restaurant Delivery in London
Berkeley in Bed
Fancy a taste of the suite life? If you’ve got an SW1X postcode, The Berkeley will whizz breakfast in bed over by bike – think fresh pastries, smoked salmon bagels, pressed juices and granola, bundled in with a daily newspaper and packaged in brown paper with personalised tags. Mimosas optional. the-berkeley.co.uk
Sketch in Mayfair boasts not only the most Instagrammable bathroom in town, but a stellar food menu – which you can now enjoy at home. Its new delivery service, sketch at home, offers either a four-course meal (with a vegetarian option) or a decadent Sunday roast, featuring a sharing côte de boeuf with all the trimmings. Each comes with instructions advising on how best to reheat and present the dish, plus paired wine. From £75pp, shop.sketch.london
Part of the pull of Golden Square-based Folie is its delicious interiors – but (considering they’re temporarily shut away for lockdown 3.0) luckily its delivery menu is equally sumptuous and exciting. Prepared by executive head chef Christophe Marleix, the on-the-go menu includes Riviera-style dishes like tuna sashimi, octopus, citrus, avocado and herbs, rich Italian classics like aubergine parmigiana and seared cod updated with a twist – hazlenut crust and heritage carrots. To finish it all off (and see away your waistband entirely) you won’t want to miss out on the all-new patisserie brand for dessert, Petite Folie – which brings classics to the table like vanilla mille-feuille and paris-brest. Available to order for lunch and dinner Tues – Sat through Supper, folie.london
Ambassador General Store
Curry night gets an upgrade with Ambassador General Store, which offers restaurant-prepared premium Indian meal boxes from Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna, as well as barbecue restaurant Brigadiers. Our top pick is the Gymkhana Tandoori Chicken Feast – think papad with mango chutney, aloo chokha and (of course) tandoori chicken. Order by midday on Sunday 19 December for nationwide delivery on Thursday 23 December for Christmas, or by midday on Sunday 26 December for delivery on Thursday 30 December for New Year’s Eve. ambassadorgeneralstore.com
Hakkasan is renowned for its exceptional Chinese cuisine, but the hospitality group has veered into new territory with its new virtual culinary pop-up Casa Calavera. The delivery-only service is a celebration of Mexican food, with authentic dishes given innovative twists. On the menu you’ll find a selection of small and large plates, tacos, salads and side dishes. Highlights include pork carnitas with fire-roasted salsa, chipotle beef brisket tacos, chicken quesadillas, grilled sweet potato with sour cream, and stuffed poblano peppers. All this pairs perfectly with one of their new bottled cocktails, created in partnership with Casamigos Tequila. Available to order on Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Supper, hakkasangroup.com
How does wagyu beef in your living room sound? Dinings SW3 has launched a new takeout range of premium bento boxes, a Japanese culinary staple which dates back more than 1000 years. This includes some of the Knightsbridge restaurant’s most popular dishes, such as the grilled black cod and line caught sea bass. Pair with a bottle Dinings SW3’s very own sake for the full experience. Box for two from £150, dinings.co.uk
You can now enjoy the magic of Nobu from the comfort of your home, thanks to a new takeaway menu featuring all the classics from the world-famous restaurant, available to order from the Old Park Lane branch. Deliveroo and SUPPER, noburestaurants.com
Transport yourself to Valencia with a delivery from Quique Dacosta’s restaurant Arros QD, which now offers a selection of its dishes for delivery including grills, tapas and their famous paella. Alternatively, make your own with their DIY paella kits, which can be purchased via their online shop. Deliveroo and SUPPER, arrosqd.com
The Red Duck
New Balham-based restaurant The Red Duck is poised to open its doors once the rules allow it, but in the meantime you can try its goods via takeaway. The menu offers a modern take on Chinese cooking, with a focus on well sourced ingredients – it took the team more than five months, for instance, to find its duck supplier as they needed someone who bred with the perfect flesh to fat to skin ratio. Highlights include the Hakka Paneer, which sees the Indian cheese flavoured with a black bean sauce, a melt-in-the-mouth Char Siu Pork dish, and some very moreish fried chicken wings. The crispy duck pancakes are also a must. Pair with a craft beer, a house-blended Asian tea or one of the bottled cocktails for the perfect night in. theredduck.co.uk
Bluebird Chelsea is legendary for a reason – and now South West Londoners can now feast on its signature rotisserie chicken, burgers, baguettes and sides at home. Deliveroo, bluebird-restaurant.co.uk
The Good Life Eatery
You’ll no doubt have seen The Good Life Eatery on your social feed at some point, thanks to its naturally Instagrammable health food dishes and drinks. Luckily, they taste pretty good too – especially the superfood salads and build-your-own bowls that are packed with goodness as well as exciting and different flavours. Lovers of a good breakfast will be eternally grateful for the skinny benedict and royale – a stroke of genius. Take advantage of working from home and treat yourself one lunchtime. Deliveroo, goodlifeeatery.com
Ottolenghi Notting Hill
Creative, bright, vegetable-based dishes: this is Ottolenghi at his best. If you live in Notting Hill, a Mediterranean feast is just one click away, with Deliveroo dishes from Ottolenghi’s eponymous restaurant including grilled salmon, aubergine bake and a selection of vibrant salads. A number of pantry goods are also available to order, such as spices, nuts and crackers, so you can stock up on those while you’re at it. Deliveroo, ottolenghi.co.uk
In the past, if you wanted Indian food in London you’d be met with two choices: curry house or fancy fine dining. Yet the past few years have seen an influx in mid-range Indian restaurants, inspired in part by the opening of the legendary Dishoom. One of these is Gunpowder, which first launched off Commercial Street in 2015, followed by a second branch in Tower Bridge. The Spitalfields venue offers delivery via Deliveroo – think classic Indian dishes reimagined: bhuna aubergine and crispy kale salad with goat’s cheese, seabass steamed in banana leaf, and spicy vension doughnuts all feature on the eclectic menu. Deliveroo, gunpowderlondon.com
The most extravagant Italian restaurant group in town, Big Mamma Group – which owns Gloria and Circolo Popolare – has launched a delivery-only restaurant. Think fluffy pizzas piled high with fresh Italian produce, a miniature version of their infamous lemon meringue pie and a whole host of cocktails: the perfect night in. napoligang.co.uk
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