London restaurants that deliver straight to your door
As London’s dining out culture shifts to eating at home, city residents are still craving the comfort of their favourite local restaurants. Here, we present our pick of the London restaurants offering takeout and delivery
From Tomos Parry, the former head chef at Mayfair spot, Kitty Fischer’s, Brat has fast become a London favourite, thanks to its unfussy British cooking of fresh seasonal ingredients over an open wood-fired grill. Now, the Michelin-star restaurant has transformed into a weekend farm shop, offering favourites from whole grilled fish and pink fir potatoes to the signature burnt cheesecake, which can be picked up, or delivered straight to your door.
Dish to order: grilled whole brown crab
Casa do Frango
Londoners in need of their weekly Frango fix need not worry: Casa do Frango can bring a little slice of the Algarve straight to your door with its full menu on offer from the bacalhau and chickpea fritters to those piri-piri garlic prawns and sides like the African rice with crispy chicken skin, chorizo and plantain. To boot, the restaurant is offering free meals to all NHS staff.
Dish to order: Frango piri-piri
Tomorrow: The Fresh Food Hub from the Coal Office
The Coal Office – food and design playground from chef Assaf Granit and Tom Dixon Studio – is supporting the local community by providing a daily dish for delivery or takeaway with a new initiative called Tomorrow: The Fresh Food Hub. Each day, a new recipe – for TOMORROW – is released via the restaurant’s Instagram account, which can then either be purchased cooked, or as raw ingredients to throw together at home. Expect offerings like fattoush salad or Harira soup, made with smoked wheat, chickpeas and white carrots. All NHS workers get 50 per cent off the price and any unsold boxes will be donated Shelter from the Storm and the local food bank.
The award-winning restaurant in Hackney that has won a legion of fans thanks to its concise modern British food, Pidgin continues to provide with a three-course weekly changing menu available to book online to collect and re-heat at home. Expect the restaurant’s usual inventive dishes like crispy fried pork pavé, served alongside Thai-style Waldorf salad, potato gratin and topped with tom yum emulsion. There is also a recommended wine pairing as well as a vegetarian menu – just make sure to book quickly as it sells out fast.
Sager + Wilde
What began as a wine bar on Hackney road, has expanded to include two further restaurants, one just around the corner from Bethnal Green Station and the other on Old Street. The former is is offering a takeaway and delivery service, featuring a menu of delicious pastas – like the tagliatelle with brown butter, sage and parmesan – and nibbles including charcuterie and cheeses alongside the ever extensive wine list they are best known for.
Dish to order: Rigatoni with hare ragu and parmesan
Talking of wine, St. JOHN fans will unfortunately have to forgo the restaurant’s much-loved food, but the brand’s wine shop is still up and running, with their mixed case and the 10-litre Bag in Box flying off the shelves.
High-end British dining in the Whitechapel Gallery, Townsend is so newly opened, it hasn’t had a chance to strut its stuff. Luckily, Londoners can still get a taste of chef Joe Fox’s signature dishes in a simple ready-to-eat format, available for delivery or pick up. Expect dishes like the hearty potato dumplings topped with potted brown shrimps and sea purslane alongside a series of select wines. Also on offer are two supply boxes – Essentials and Seasonal – for those unable to do a supermarket shop.
Dish to order: Wild mushroom, egg yolk, Berkswell and winter truffle