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Weathering the storm: Restaurants offering takeaway and delivery

Fish and chips at St Tudy Inn, Image: theheadthetail.com

In these uncertain times, many restaurants are pivoting to offer takeaway dishes for home delivery or collection. Here’s our round-up of GFG entries that are diversifying in order to keep the nation fed and - we hope - their businesses afloat

 

BERKSHIRE

The Beehive, White Waltham
This hugely popular country pub is offering ‘call and collect’ and local delivery on ready-made dishes to enjoy at home. 

The Blackbird, Bagnor
For the takeaway menu at his agreeable 17th-century inn, chef Dom Robinson has kept things beautifully simple. With only three choices for each course, you’ll still have a tough time deciding between, say, braised beef cheek with mashed potatoes or fresh pasta with wild mushrooms and truffle for mains. Sundays bring roasts - perhaps pork belly with all the trimmings. Call to place an order for local delivery or collection from noon to 7pm daily.  

 

BRISTOL

The Cauldron, Bristol
This lively fire-fuelled neighbourhood restaurant has launched an online store providing ‘provision boxespacked with meat, charcoal, veg and other goodies. It’s teamed up with a local taxi firm to offer contactless delivery.  

Flour & Ash, Bristol
You can now click and collect Steve Gale’s good-value pizzas topped with high-end seasonal ingredients. Simply order online from Thursday to Sunday; try the Aubergine Parmigiana topped with tomato, roasted aubergine and fior di latte with a side of truffle polenta chips. On collection you can add drinks and homemade ice cream from a tempting selection.  

Hart’s Bakery, Bristol
Order online by midnight for delivery or collection from Laura Hart’s much-loved bakery café. Alongside exemplary bread and sweet and savoury pastries, you’ll find take-home meals such as indulgent smoked ham hock and three cheese mac available from Thursday to Saturday.  

Root, Bristol
This shipping container eatery on Bristol’s waterfront has launched an at-home dining experience for Friday collection. Sticking to the restaurant’s ethos of serving mostly veg-based small plates, each week the team creates a menu of five sharing dishes using seasonal ingredients. Look forward to the likes of baba ghanoush, mushroom and miso spelt with chill, ginger and coriander, and elderflower jelly with poached apricots and strawberries.  

Wilsons, Bristol
You’ll have to be quick if you want to nab one of the interactive ingredient boxes available for collection each Friday from this hyper-seasonal modern bistro. Jan Ostle & Mary Wilson create a weekly menu using ingredients from their best suppliers as well as from their own farm. Customers receive an easy to follow recipe as well as access to a video cookery class led by Jan. The first boxes included beetroot plucked from the ground that morning to be served alongside duck and pommes Anna. Order by Thursday for collection between noon and 6pm the next day.

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Amélie, Cambridge
You needn’t miss out on crisp-edged flammekueche, or Alsatian flatbreads, just because Alex Crépy’s restaurant is temporarily closed. Call or email to have a flatpack box delivered throughout Cambridgeshire & Suffolk. Each one contains two large bases, your choice of tomato sauce or the signature seasoned crème fraîche, smoked bacon, sliced onions and Gruyère plus cooking instructions. Check Twitter for details. 

Fitzbillies, Cambridge
Get your fix of this Cambridge institution’s famed Chelsea buns by ordering online for nationwide delivery. If you’re lucky enough to live nearby, the Bridge Street site remains open for takeaway while the original Trumpington Street branch will reopen its doors on 18 June. 

House of Feasts, Eye Green
Damian Wawrzyniak has turned his attention to classic pierogi: his dedicated kiosk opens on 20 June on Bridge Street in Peterborough. Alongside the toothsome dumplings, you can pick up pastrami or pulled pork sandwiches and, of course, fries. And if you can’t get to Peterborough, there’s nationwide delivery on some deli items via the website.

Parker’s Tavern, Cambridge
Tristan Welch’s British brasserie has turned its gaze towards Italy with a short menu of sourdough pizzas for collection, perfect for eating on neighbouring Parker’s Piece (don’t forget your picnic rug). Top-quality ingredients such as San Marzano tomatoes, homemade spicy lamb sausage and Wiltshire truffle are used to top Welch’s signature sourdough crust. Simply order online, choose your time and collect from the table at the entrance. 

Vanderlyle, Cambridge
This largely plant-based newcomer is offering meal boxes for delivery. Using the fabulous produce from its local supply base, typical contents might include smoked yellow pea houmous with sourdough focaccia, vegetable lasagne and a lime and basil tart. Order via Tock.   

 

CHESHIRE

Joseph Benjamin, Chester
A previous regional winner of our Best Local Restaurant competition, Joe and Ben Wright’s lively operation has launched JB at Home, a short menu of ready-to-eat and reheatable dishes for collection. Call to order by noon on Wednesday for collection on Friday. The food has a Spanish accent so think Iberico cured meats and classic paella Valenciana, available to order from 17 June. Sunday’s menu might include 13-hour roast Welsh beef brisket with Yorkshire pudding (collect from 2pm on Saturday). Check Twitter for updates.

Sticky Walnut, Chester
Gary Usher’s beloved neighbourhood bistro and its siblings across Merseyside and Greater Manchester have launched Elite at Home offering nationwide Friday delivery of signature dishes. Expect the likes of pre-prepped lamb rump with biber salçasi, Wye valley asparagus and saffron sauce or sumac-roasted cauliflower with butterbean mash, salted lemon and green chilli dressing. Easy-to-follow video instructions from Gary will ensure your dinner is cooked – and presented – to perfection. Check Instagram for updates. Now form an orderly virtual queue.  

 

CORNWALL

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw
At his award-winning restaurant, Nathan Outlaw and his team take superlative ingredients and handle them with respectful lightness and the Outlaw’s to Go takeaway service is no different. There’s a simple menu of dishes made from freshly landed Cornish seafood available for collection from Thursday to Saturday. Try smoked mackerel pâté followed by curried market fish with cumin and chickpeas before rounding off with a rhubarb and custard sticky bun. Now form an orderly virtual queue. 

St Tudy Inn, St Tudy
From 8 April, the Old Bar at this ‘lovely pub’ is turning into a supply store offering provisions, oven-to-table dishes, cakes, puddings and much else. Friday evenings mean fish and chips, which is just as well as the St Tudy version has been described as ‘a cut above the norm’. View the menu and place an order here.

Tremenheere Kitchen, Gulval, Cornwall
Set within the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, this popular modern restaurant has opened a takeaway hut serving simple lunches, drinks and kids meals Wednesday to Sunday. Try avocado on sourdough toast with bloody mary relish or a sandwich of fish goujons made from the local catch. Pre-order a Sunday roast for collection: get in early for the likes of Cornish pork shoulder or almond, parsnip and lentil nut roast.

 

CUMBRIA

Rogan & Co, Cartmel
Simon Rogan’s ambitious restaurant has turned its attention to preparing home meals for the surrounding Cartmel community. Not only will £5 buy you the likes of game ragout with pearl barley or a butterbean cassoulet, but a proportion of proceeds goes to providing meals for vulnerable locals. 

 

DEVON

The Elephant, Torquay
Chef proprietor Simon Hulstone is offering a takeaway service three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) from his high-end seaside venue. Recent dishes have included wild garlic chicken kiev with spring vegetable slaw and fillet of Brixham hake with hand-rolled gnocchi. It’s great value at £17 for two courses. Order in advance and collect on the day between 1pm and 3pm.  

Salutation Inn, Topsham
Place an order by Friday evening for Saturday or Sunday collection and you could be indulging in afternoon tea for two or feasting on a whole lobster or dressed crab from one of a selection of fish boxes. From Thursday to Sunday, Tom's Table is a community shop selling Brixham seafood alongside a small range of essentials. You can even pick up from the car park for a contactless service.

 

DORSET

Brassica, Beaminster
It doesn’t get more comforting than spicy dhal soup, beef shin with polenta or vanilla rice pudding. This 2020 Best Local Restaurant regional winner is offering local Saturday delivery on a range of classic dishes. Order by midnight on Wednesday. 

Roots, Bournemouth
Jan Bretschneider has adapted his high-end modern restaurant to create Grocery Roots  selling veg boxes plus a few essential ingredients. Check Facebook for details and to arrange a staggered collection. 

 

ESSEX

Food by John Lawson, Leigh-on-Sea
Let chef John Lawson’s Pick Up Menu take the strain off endless home cooking. From Wednesday to Sunday, he’s offering lunch (order by 11am) and dinner (order by 3.30pm) for collection. Saturday means locally caught fish and chips (the batter is gluten-free) with pickles and sourdough, while Sundays usher in a three-course roast with vegan and vegetarian options and free delivery. Check Instagram for the latest menus.

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Churchill Arms, Paxford
Nick Deverell-Smith’s 17th-century Cotswold stone inn is offering a selection of diners’ favourite dishes to take away, either to freeze or enjoy the same day, for collection Thursday to Sunday. How about smoked haddock soufflé, pork belly and mash and lemon posset? Splash out on ‘date night dinner’ for two, or pre-order a special Sunday roast (order 48 hours ahead). Check Instagram for updates.  

The Old Butchers, Stow-on-the-Wold
This stylish restaurant in a former butcher’s shop is offering takeaway for same-day collection from Friday to Sunday. Call or email before 3pm to order the likes of Cornish crab thermidor tart,  whole Dover sole with chips and treacle tart with clotted cream. You can even throw in a frozen Cotswolds G&T. Check Instagram for the latest menus.  

The Wheatsheaf, Northleach
The terraced garden of this stone-built former coaching inn is home to a wood-fired oven now turning out fabulous handmade pizzas to take away from Wednesday to Sunday. Moreish toppings include spicy Paddock Farm Italian-style sausage, Tenderstem broccoli and mozzarella or pea purée, artichoke, courgette, pesto and rocket. There are gluten-free bases and kids’ portions too. Check the menu here and call to order for collection between 5pm and 9pm from the garden. 

 

GREATER MANCHESTER

Lily’s Vegetarian Indian Cuisine, Ashton-under-Lyne
The vibrant flavours of this hugely popular plant-based canteen can now be enjoyed for home delivery. What’s more, NHS staff can get a 20% discount on collection orders over £15. 

Baratxuri, Ramsbottom
Enjoy a taste of northern Spain in the comfort of your own casa with a weekend delivery of Baratxuri’s trademark pintxos. Cooked fresh each week and frozen, they’re delivered on Fridays so you can thaw them ready to eat on Saturday. Think roasted chicken thighs with lemon and almond salsa, salt cod croquetas or Andalusian pork meatballs. Check Twitter for the latest menus. 

Kala, Manchester and Hispi, Didsbury
Gary Usher’s beloved neighbourhood bistros and their siblings across Merseyside and Cheshire have launched Elite at Home offering nationwide Friday delivery of signature dishes. Expect the likes of pre-prepped lamb rump with biber salçasi, Wye valley asparagus and saffron sauce or sumac-roasted cauliflower with butterbean mash, salted lemon and green chilli dressing. Easy-to-follow video instructions from Gary will ensure your dinner is cooked – and presented – to perfection. Check Instagram for updates. Now form an orderly virtual queue.  

 

HAMPSHIRE & THE ISLE OF WIGHT

The Elderflower, Lymington
Andrew du Bourg may have shut up shop temporarily, but you can still order from the takeaway menu menu to eat at home. Think fish soup followed by herb-crusted rack of lamb or classic fish and chips. If the sun is shining, order barbecue favourites including harissa tiger prawns or a rack of sticky ribs.  

Thompson’s, Newport, Isle of Wight
Chef and owner Robert Thompson has always made the most of the local larder and his three takeaway menus are no different: whether you’re after the three-course Weekend Treat, two-course Easter Sunday Session, or the laidback RT Midweek for two, you can expect dishes that showcase island produce including asparagus, tomatoes and wild garlic. Menus are released on Sunday; order by 6pm on Tuesday at 6pm for Saturday or Sunday delivery. You’ll even find online videos to show you how to finish off and serve the dishes so you can pass them off as your own. 

The Wellington Arms, Baughurst
'The Welli Deli' at this whitewashed country inn is open for takeaway meals and other goodies. Think twice-baked Cheddar soufflés with homegrown spinach and Parmesan or  Moroccan spiced chicken with chickpeas and butternut squash or classic cottage pie. You may even be lucky enough to pick up a bag of the pub’s homegrown salad leaves or freshly baked sourdough. Check Instagram for updates. 

 

HERTFORDSHIRE

The Cricketers, Weston
This 19th-century village pub has fired up its pizza ovens once more to bring grateful locals a taste of Napoli to take away from Wednesday to Sunday. The ‘Big Night In’ includes any pizza, two sides and a bottle of wine. Add in some some pork belly ribs made at sister venue Hermitage Road to make it a feast to remember. Advance phone orders only.

 

KENT

Chapter One, Locksbottom
Missing your Saturday night dinner date? Andrew McLeish’s well-established restaurant has got you covered. Order online by 3pm on Friday and you could be tucking into the likes of treacle-cured salmon, beef wellington and chocolate marquise the following evening. Chapter One’s famed Sunday roasts are also available to take away (order by 3pm on Friday for Saturday collection) and you can add in ready-to-heat meals for the freezer.

The Goods Shed, Canterbury
This renowned restaurant, based in the farmer’s market of the same name, is offering ready-to-eat meals to reheat or freeze from its kitchens in a former railway shed next to Canterbury West station. Check its Twitter feed @The_Goods_Shed for an up-to-date order form which might include the likes of seafood chowder or braised shoulder of lamb. 

The Small Holding, Kilndown
Will Devlin, our current ‘Chef to Watch’ isn’t resting on his laurels during lockdown. Lucky locals from Tunbridge Wells and surrounding postcodes can order veg boxes, hampers and more from the talented owner of this fiercely seasonal restaurant. Treat yourself to the likes of Will’s handmade wild garlic pesto, pickled eggs, sourdough bread and butter. The BBQ boxes offer a veritable feast for two and you can throw in some local ales while you’re at it. Order by Wednesday at 5pm for delivery on Friday or Saturday. 

 

LEICESTERSHIRE

Boboli, Kibworth Harcourt
A much-loved Local Gem, this village Italian is now offering pizzas and ‘heat to eat’ dishes to take away from Thursday to Saturday. Place your pizza order from 2pm for collection between 5pm and 8pm. A small selection of pre-prepared dishes includes veal and porcini lasagne, trofie al pesto and tiramisu; order by 10 on Wednesday for collection between 2pm and 5pm Thursday to Saturday.  

 

LONDON 

24 The Oval, Oval SW9
This handy neighbourhood restaurant has launched a ‘Call & Collect’ service (Weds to Sat) for some of its classic dishes. How about ox cheek croquettes with fermented wild garlic mayonnaise or vault mushroom and coolea wellington? Collection times are staggered and there’s also a community shop selling local produce and Oval Brewery beer with distancing measures in place. 

Artusi, Peckham SW15 & Marcella, Deptford SE8
This Bellenden ‘village’ favourite and its younger Deptford offshoot have joined forces to bring Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday home delivery to anyone living between the South Circular and the Thames. There’s fresh pasta and sauces - choose from classic pomodoro, puttanesca or beef shin ragu - plus rosemary foccacia and even tiramisu to round things off. See Instagram for details. 

Babur, Forest Hill SE23
This welcoming neighbourhood Indian is offering its flavour-packed dishes via Babur to Go. They’ll even coordinate multi-address delivery so if you have friends who live locally, you can use your favourite video calling app and dine together from the comfort of your respective homes.  

Bancone, Covent Garden WC2
The doors to this Theatreland pasta joint may be shut but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the likes of spicy pork & nduja ragu with mafalde or bucatini cacio e pepe from the new Bancone at Home service. Dishes are delivered within a five-mile radius of the Soho branch on Golden Square and come with simple instructions so you can have them on the table in minutes.

Bao, Borough and Fitzrovia
Bao’s trademark steamed buns may be off the menu, but you can order takeaway rice boxes using Taiwan’s award-winning chi shang grains for pickup from its outlets in Borough and Fitzrovia. There’s also home delivery if you’re lucky enough to live nearby. Favourites include cha shao pork belly and 40-day aged black pepper beef and there’s Taiwanese fried chicken, also available in kids’ portions. 

Benares, Mayfair W1
This contemporary Indian restaurant on Berkeley Square has teamed up with the Supper app and website to bring its accomplished cooking to your home. Order from a selection of street food dishes, including aloo tikki chaat, as well as curries and biryanis. Fellow Mayfair restaurants Hakkasan and Hide are also on the Supper app. 

Claude Bosi at Bibendum, South Kensington SW3
While his fine-dining restaurant is shut, Claude Bosi has turned his talents to producing a takeaway menu for the oyster bar on the ground floor of this iconic Art Deco building. Available Thursday to Sunday, the daily-changing three-course meal might include soupe de poissons, Cornish fish pie, bread from Hedone bakery and ice cream with seasonal berries. Call to place an order for pickup between 11.30am and 6pm.  

Bistro Union, Clapham SW4
Adam Byatt’s popular Abbeville ‘village’ restaurant has converted to a community shop selling freshly cooked meals alongside dried goods and essentials. There’s free and contactless delivery for the elderly and vulnerable. 

Bombay Brasserie, South Kensington SW3
Along with sister establishment Quilon in Westminster, this long-standing Indian restaurant near Gloucester Road tube station is offering a takeaway menu from Tuesday to Sunday for collection or delivery within a four-mile radius. How about Nilgiri seekh kebab followed by smoked aubergine bhurtha or prawn simla mirch? Don’t forget the naan. 

Brigadiers, City EC4
The biryanis, rotis and kebabs for which this Indian barbecue restaurant is known are now available for pickup or delivery. Same-day orders are dropped off within a three-mile radius, extended to eight miles for orders made at least 24 hours in advance. The Brigadiers Feast for two is a mouthwatering selection of signature favourites including Bombay vada pao, Calcutta lamb biryani, dal tadka, naan breads and much more. View the menu here

Cinnamon Club, Westminster SW1
While the doors to Vivek Singh’s smart new-wave Indian restaurant remain closed, his brigade of chefs has relocated to Cinnamon Kitchen in Battersea from where you can order a neat selection of dishes to click and collect. Regional favourites include Lahori chapli lamb kebab, Hyderabadi spiced baby aubergine curry and the Club’s Old Delhi-style butter chicken. 

Cinnamon Kitchen, City EC2 and Battersea SW11
Although Vivek Singh’s City and Battersea restaurants are closed to diners, you can order Cinnamon Kitchen’s trademark modern Indian dishes for either pickup or delivery from the Battersea site. Chicken and cheese filled naan, Kerala fish curry and karahi paneer are among the enticing selection on offer.  

Clipstone, Fitzrovia W1
This neighbourhood bistro is offering an extensive menu for pickup or delivery from Tuesday to Saturday. Start perhaps with a salad of Cornish new potatoes, pickled gherkins and ranch dressing before a whole kai yang chicken to share. The famed pithivier from sister restaurant Portland is also up for grabs think Dexter beef, potato & black truffle and there are date night and family packages. For daytime orders, delivery is within 6.5 miles (Weds to Sat), while dinner is delivered within 2.5 miles. Alternatively, order at least 48 hours in advance for collection. 

Coal Office, King’s Cross N1
‘Tomorrow’ is a fresh food hub bringing produce from farms in Dorset, Kent and Cornwall to north Londoners. Either pick up ingredients and follow the daily recipes, or pre-order the cooked version. Alongside Coal Office’s freshly baked bread, you’ll find daily changing soups, stews and salads plus fresh fruit and veg, all with 50% off for NHS staff. Order today for pickup - you guessed it - tomorrow.  

Coal Rooms, Peckham SE15
The kitchen of this modern grill restaurant has been adapted, the team retrained and the menu updated to bring American-style BBQ to south east London under the name ‘Fat Boy of Peckham’, serving Wednesday to Sunday. Expect slow-cooked short ribs, buttermilk-fried chicken wings, indulgent burgers, shakes and cocktails. Order via the website to click and collect, or check Deliveroo to see if you’re eligible for local delivery.  

Comptoir Gascon, Clerkenwell EC1
Savour a taste of south west France chez vous when you order from this Smithfield bistro and deli. There’s traditional cassoulet, crisp-skinned confit duck, classic gratin dauphinoise and slow-cooked piperade basquaise. Throw in a baguette and some artisan cheese and you’re all set. They offer local delivery or collection from Thursday to Saturday with at least 24 hours’ notice. For order details and to view the full menu, click here

Darby’s, Battersea SW11
The on-site bakery at Robin Gill’s vast restaurant in the shadows of the American Embassy is still producing its Insta-worthy sourdough. While you’re there, pick up the likes of Dexter beef pie or cacio e pepe pasta sauce to cook at home. Don’t miss the malted barley and Kahlua parfait for afters. Check Instagram for the day’s menu. 

Dishoom, Shoreditch E2, King’s Cross N1 and Kensington W8
The delightfully idiosyncratic chain based on the old Irani cafés of 20th-century Mumbai is now offering local delivery from its Shoreditch, King’s Cross and Kensington branches via Deliveroo.Choose from a cut-down menu of favourites including vada pau, jackfruit biryani, chilli chicken and black daal. Missing the bacon naan? You can order a kit with everything you need to assemble this now-famous breakfast at home.    

Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden WC2
Can’t wait to get your fix of those cheese doughnuts – the ones  worthy of their own Insta account? Well now you don’t have to as Scottish chef Adam Handling has launched Hame, a home delivery and collection service from his Southampton Street restaurant. With 48 hours’ notice (Thur to Sun) you can tuck into beef wellington or pheasant pot pie for four, served with clotted cream mash and veg. Delivery within 10 miles. 

Hill & Szrok, Hackney E8
This top-end butcher’s shop is offering a delivery or collection service on its quality, small herd meats as well as select pre-prepared dishes. Look out for the likes of confit duck or rib-sticking porchetta as well as fresh pasta from one of its restaurant neighbours, Ombra. See Instagram for the latest releases.

Honey & Co, Fitzrovia, W1
Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich’s tiny Middle Eastern restaurant is serving pickup dinners (collection 2pm to 7pm) and Saturday picnics (collection 11am to 4pm) while its doors remain shut to diners. How about Friday lamb shawarma for two with flatbreads, salad and pickles? Or order by 8am on Saturday for a lavish picnic spread which might include a frittata, boureka, dips and brownies. They’re also offering delivery within 12.5miles of their Warren Street base.  

La Fromagerie, Marylebone W1 
While the doors of this cheese shop par excellence may be closed, you can still place an email order for its fresh soups, oven dishes, pasta sauces and, bien sûr, its fromages. Order by 9am for at-the-door collection from its Marylebone or Highbury sites, or check the website to see if their vans deliver to your area. 

Levan, Peckham SE15
Fans of this small plates restaurant’s famed potato, mushroom and Vacherin pie needn’t miss out while the doors remain closed. The pie is just one of the dishes on its Levan to Go menu. Why not top and tail your meal with smoked cod’s roe with crudités and tarte tatin? Order by 2pm for a 15-minute collection slot between 5.30pm and 9pm. 

Lupins, Borough SE1
This modern European restaurant in Flat Iron Square has launched its ‘Women on Wheels’ delivery service, using mopeds to get its ‘sunshine food’ around the capital. How about a salad of roast beetroot, feta and quinoa with housemade pitta or beef meatballs in arrabiata sauce? Check the website for the menu then call or email to order.   

The Oystermen, Covent Garden, WC2
Rob Hampton and Matt Lowell, aka The Oystermen, are using their fabulous supply base to deliver fresh fish, free range meat, fruit and veg all over London and slightly beyond if you happen to live in Matt’s corner of the world, Beaconsfield. Check their produce list here then call or email to place an order. 

Parlour, Kensal Green NW10
This foodie pub has transformed into Parlour’s Market Place, open daily from 10am to 4pm offering a selection of frozen meals, fresh produce and baked goods for collection. Budding home bakers can pick up a pot of sourdough starter and there’s cookie dough for the kids.  Sundays may bring roasts to eat at home, such as slow-cooked shoulder of lamb and gravy.

Sorella, Clapham SW4
Robin Gill’s easy-going neighbourhood Italian is now serving up a range of dishes to be heated up at home. Available to collect each day from Wednesday to Saturday, the menu includes the likes of rotolo with fresh ricotta and spring greens or cacio e pepe sauce. There’s even fresh sourdough if you’re quick enough. Check Instagram for the latest dishes.

Pidgin, Hackney
You can still expect top-notch seasonal ingredients from ‘Homing Pidgin’, the takeaway service from this London Fields favourite. There’s a weekly changing menu for £25 for three courses. Typical dishes might include cold-smoked mackerel with charred asparagus and a yuzu kosho buttermilk dressing or crispy fried cauliflower with a tom yum emulsion. 

 

GREATER LONDON

Petersham Nurseries Café, Richmond 
The famed garden centre ‘café’ has launched an online grocery service offering produce from varied suppliers as well as from its own organic farm in Devon. Don’t miss the chance to have freshly harvested British asparagus, bacon and beef delivered straight to your door (west and south-west London postcodes). 

 

MERSEYSIDE

Delifonseca Dockside, Liverpool
Though its restaurant may be shut, you can still order for delivery to central and south Liverpool from this dockside food hall. Order online to get deli goodies, fresh fruit and veg direct to your home within 48 hours. They’ve even put together an ‘isolation bundle’ containing five frozen meals. Choose from mutton and spinach curry or an aubergine and lentil moussaka, among others.  

Pinion, Prescot; Wreckfish, Liverpool; Burnt Truffle, Heswall
Gary Usher’s beloved neighbourhood bistros and their siblings across Greater Manchester and Cheshire have launched Elite at Home offering nationwide Friday delivery of signature dishes. Expect the likes of pre-prepped lamb rump with biber salçasi, Wye valley asparagus and saffron sauce or sumac-roasted cauliflower with butterbean mash, salted lemon and green chilli dressing. Easy-to-follow video instructions from Gary will ensure your dinner is cooked – and presented – to perfection. Check Instagram for updates. Now form an orderly virtual queue.  

 

NORFOLK

The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe
Crisp-edged stone-baked pizzas are back on the menu at this roadside spot, this time to take away. From Wednesday to Sunday, you can pre-order the likes of the Meaty Farmer (ham, pepperoni, chorizo and peppers) or The Jolly Goat (goat’s cheese, red onion marmalade, olives and rocket). Throw in a side of prawn toast and a bottle of ale from the local Brancaster Brewery and you’re all set. 

 

 

OXFORDSHIRE

The Eagle Tavern, Little Coxwell
Regulars of this late Victorian boozer will be delighted to know they can now get the must-have starter, Oxford Blue, to take away. This cross between a panna cotta and a savoury brûlée involving the namesake cheese is one of a small selection of dishes available to order online. Follow it with shoulder of lamb or mi goreng and finish with strudel. Pick up by 7pm.  

Orwells, Shiplake
Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman have turned their high-end modern restaurant near Henley-on-Thames into Orwells Community Shop selling ready meals, freshly baked bread and fresh produce for next day delivery or collection. Visit the website for more details and to place an order. 

The Star Inn, Sparsholt
This comfortable country inn is making the most of its fabulous local suppliers by offering a call and collect takeaway service. Try the market fish of the day with cauliflower and lentil saag aloo or go classic with beef stew and mash. There’s even fresh bread straight from the oven. 

 

SUFFOLK

The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
Locals needn’t miss out on Chris Lee’s robustly classic cooking as the chef is stocking the Bildeston Village stores with decadent dauphinoise potatoes, homely steak pies and delicious curries. On Saturday, there’s fresh pasta with traditional ragu. Check Instagram for updates.

 

WARWICKSHIRE

The Woodsman, Stratford upon Avon
If you’re lucky enough to live near the GFG’s Best New Entry UK, you can take advantage of The Woodsman at Home, a menu of delicious fully finished meals available for delivery within three miles of its Stratford base. There’s muntjac ragu with pappardelle and aged Parmesan, Norfolk chicken kiev and The Woodsman’s famous ‘dirty mash’. View the menu here then call 01789 331535 to place an order.   

 

WILTSHIRE

Pythouse Kitchen Garden, West Hatch
This delightful Local Gem is offering fresh produce and pre-cooked meals to heat at home or pop in the freezer. How about wild garlic and bay lasagne or sausage and butterbean cassoulet? You can even order one of their popular Pytfire Suppers every Friday during lockdown. They offer home delivery to the Shaftesbury and Tisbury areas or pick up from their ‘safe shop’ (distancing measures are in place) from 11am to 2pm Monday to Friday.  

 

YORKSHIRE

The Black Swan, Oldstead
Tommy Banks has launched his Made in Olstead food boxes for nationwide delivery after a local pilot scheme. Each one contains two freshly made three-course meals for two and there’s a five-course ‘Celebration’ version too. You’ll have to be quick to get your hands on the likes of glazed ‘Oldstead soy’ pork belly, salt-aged beef wellington or Dale End cheddar and senshu onion tart. Details of each week’s boxes are released on Saturday morning, for nationwide delivery on Fridays (or local collection between 5pm and 6pm on Fridays). 

Elder, Halifax
Order by 11am on Wednesday and you’ll be tucking into a taste of Elder at Home come Friday evening. How about mustard-glazed pork cheek followed by handmade gnocchi with a broad bean, watercress and garlic sauce? They’ve even got your weekend brunch sorted with a short menu of tempting favourites including a smoked haddock rarebit. Delivery is free for HX1 to HX3 postcodes with a small charge for the rest of the Halifax area.

Eric’s, Lindley
Eric Paxman's experience in kitchens across the globe has been put to good use in his innovative takeaway menus which might roam from France say orange, thyme and honey confit duck leg with buttered mash to Korea: spicy sticky chicken with kimchi stir fry noodles and gochujang sauce. Friday means fish and chips and Sundays usher in a choice of roasts. Call to order from Tuesday to Saturday for same-day collection or by 5pm on Saturday for Sunday collection.  

Grassington House, Grassington
John and Sue Rudden’s Dales restaurant has served as a valued community resource during lockdown, operating as a pop-up grocery store, pre-order butcher and fishmonger and, best of all, provider of takeaway meals. John’s handmade pies might include four cheese and onion, or beef shin and mushroom and there are free-range Yorkshire chicken kievs with wild garlic. Order by Wednesday at 5pm for collection between noon and 3.30pm Thursday to Saturday.

Host, Ilkley
A new entry to the GFG this year, this delightful restaurant is offering delicious ready meals  and freshly baked sourdough to take away with delivery via the Pronto Ilkley app. Check Instagram for the latest menus.

Jöro, Sheffield
Order one of this cutting-edge restaurant’s ‘Hampers at Home’ and you’ll receive a fabulous selection of tasty meals and snacks, mostly pre-prepared by owners Luke & Stacey using some of their favourite seasonal ingredients. There might be a Highland wagyu rump steak, slow-cooked Moss Valley pork belly, Konjö curry ketchup, fluffy bao buns and a wealth of fresh produce. Place your order by Wednesday for Friday collection (allocated times between noon and 6pm) or nationwide delivery.

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