Epi-cures: distance dining

Let your favourite local restaurant come to you with our guide to the best of London's social distancing takeaway and delivery offerings

Food and Drink 20 Apr 2020

Angelina's interesting ingredient boxes
Whole Cotswolds chicken from Coal Rooms
Order pasta from Ombra

Angelina Alimentari

Angelia, a Japanese-Italian restaurant in east London, has just launched an ingredient delivery box. Every Thursday to anyone within the M25, Angelina will deliver an exciting box full of fabulous and harder-to-find Japanese and Italian produce. It’s an excellent choice for more ambitious chefs or anyone who wants some new inspiration for their home cooking. The boxes include an exciting mix of vegetables, fruit, grains along with ingredients and delicacies such as dashi, smoked ricotta, daikon pickles and gyoza skins. Each box includes recipe cards to help customers cook some of Angelina’s favourite dishes at home, including chicken karaage, focaccia or kakuni pork. Customers can also add extra-special ingredients to each box such as Italian cheese and charcuterie, or sashimi-grade tuna. Angelina has also partnered with cookery school and charity Made in Hackney to provide 500 meals a day for the vulnerable in Hackney. The restaurant is also offering takeaways every Friday night for people within a 2.5-mile radius of Angelia. 

For more information, and to order, go to angelina.london

The Grill At The Dorchester's beef wellington
The Grill At The Dorchester’s beef wellington

The Dorchester At Home

The London grand dame is launching a selection of at-home delivery services for those craving a slice of luxury and culinary excellence. From 3 June, from Wednesday to Sunday, customers will be able to order make-it-yourself beef wellington hamper from The Grill at The Dorchester. The hamper is £100 for two people and includes a part-prepared beef wellington with instructions and ingredients to finish the dish included

From 10 June, from Wednesday to Sunday, you will also be able to order chef Tom Booton’s signature lobster thermidor tart, a pineapple tarte tatin and a selection of other delicious options. Perfectly matched wines selected by sommelier Christopher Delalonde will also be available for delivery. 

From 1 June The Dorchester’s famous and beloved afternoon tea will also be available for home delivery for £50 per person, or £60 per person to include a 375ml bottle of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut NV. 

A portion of proceeds will be donated to Manorfield Primary school in Tower Hamlets, with whom The Dorchester has a long-standing social responsibility partnership. 

The Dorchester at Home will be available to book online thedorchesterathome.slerp.com


Lucky west Londoners will be able to order the finest Italian meats, fruit, vegetables, cheese and pantry ingredients from Casa Costa from June. CasaCosta comes from Robert Costa, the restaurateur known from bringing respected steakhouse and butchers, Macellaio RC, to London. Produce and ingredients from CasaCosta are sourced directly from producers across Italy, including coveted Piemontese Fassona beef, Gragono dried pasta and Frantolo di Sant’Agata d’Oneglia olive oil. Produce is packaged in innovative Woolcool insulation, made from biodegradable and compostable wool fibres and which keeps food at the right temperature and safely cossetted during transport.  

CastaCosta will be available for delivery first in the following postcodes: W6, W14, W11, W8, SW6, SW5, SW7, SW10, SW3, SW11, SW8, SE11, SE1, SE17. Orders from 1 June at casacosta.co.uk. From 1st-14th June, customers will receive £10 off their first order (free delivery on orders over £40).

Ormer Mayfair's signature apple crumble
Ormer Mayfair’s signature apple crumble

Ormer At Home

The acclaimed Mayfair restaurant is launching a collection and delivery service. Executive chef Kerth Gumbs has devised an a la carte menu of reimagined British favourites for delivery to Londoners with Supper and Deliveroo within a three-mile radius of Ormer Mayfair. The menu features the finest UK produce and includes a Sunday Special roast chicken with perfect Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings for two people to share. Other highlights include Dover sole with smoked salmon mousse, caperberry, leek and roe; beef tartare with smoked mayonnaise and cured egg yolk; and Jersey crab with apple and gingerbread. For dessert Gumbs’ signature apple crumble is available for order as is a dark chocolate brownie with salted caramel popcorn. A selection of beers, wines and champagne can be delivered from the restaurant; as well as signature cocktails from Ormer’s adjoining bar, Manetta.

Deliveries are available from 27 May on Wednesday to Saturday 12pm – 9pm and Sundays from 12pm – 7pm, ormermayfair.com

Read Brummell’s interview with Ormer’s Kerth Gumbs here.

Crispin Stores

The beloved Spitalfields restaurant is known for its changing weekly menu and guest chef programme. Now you can bring its innovative cuisine home with Crispin Stores, which features a ‘ready meal’ dinner created by chef Nazmul Hassan to assemble at home. The menu will change regularly depending on the produce available and will include dishes such as burrata, courgette, elderflower and breadcrumbs to start followed by tagliatelle with slow-cooked beef ragu, or a vegetarian option of cavatelli with vegan wild garlic pesto for main. The Dinner Feast Box For Two includes a snack, starter, main and dessert for two people for £38, or £58 to include a bottle of wine. Crispin has also launched an online grocery store available for same-day delivery for locals selling cupboard staples including olives, anchovies, eggs, butter, pickles and more. 

Visit crispinstores.com to find out more and place an order. 

The Michelin-starred east London favourite is offering a new service: the cutely named Homing Pidgin. Homing Pidgin will be serving a changing weekly set menu that can be picked up from the restaurant or delivered in an Uber to be heated and devoured at home. This week’s menu includes cold smoked mackerel with charred asparagus and yuzu kosho buttermilk dressing and crispy fried pork pavé with a Thai-style Waldorf salad with fermented black bean and sour cherry sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Homing Pidgin also delivers wines paired to the menu as well as negronis for the perfect date night chez vous.

Arros QD is offering home delivery of its famous paella
Arros QD is offering home delivery of its famous paella

Arros QD

The Valencian restaurant from three-Michelin-starred chef Quique Dacosta is known for serving the best paella in London. Arros QD has just announced that it’s offering citywide delivery of its irresistible paella as well as a range of other exquisite Spanish dishes. The restaurant’s paellas are usually made to share but Arros QD is offering single portions for the first time for delivery. Arros QD has also created paella kits for those who would like to try creating their own version at home. Deliveries are available via Deliveroo and Supper and collection is also possible from the restaurant. See the Arros QD website for details.

Cocktails at Home by Bacardi and Deliveroo Editions

Bacardi has joined forces with Deliveroo Editions to create Cocktails At Home, delivering cocktails from some of London’s best bars to your door. Deliveroo Editions is the concept from the delivery service that brings together smaller restaurants in centralised hubs to help them reach new audiences. Cocktails at Home is the first virtual bar Deliveroo Editions has ever tried and will soon be delivering freshly crafted concoctions straight to the doors of thirsty Londoners. The cocktails on offer include Callooh Callay’s Mr Rumtastic, made with Bacardi rum, Kitchen Cocktail’s Elderflower Garden Party with Bombay Sapphire gin and St-Germain elderflower liqueur, Artesian’s Rosy Life with Patrón tequila, Grind’s Espresso Martini with Grey Goose vodka, Milroy’s Le Golden Highball with Aberfeldy Dewar’s whisky and St-Germain, Kwānt’s Cubano with Bacardi Och, and Mr Fogg’s Mechanical Mixologist Negroni with Martini and Bombay Sapphire. The menu of Cocktails at Home will be updated every two weeks for the next two months with new libations on offer. The initiative is part of Bacardi’s #RaiseYourSpirits campaign to help bars and bartenders generate income through the coronavirus crisis. All profits from sales of Cocktails at Home go to the bars involved and their teams. To order, click on the link for Bermondsey or Whitechapel or search the Deliveroo app for the ‘Cocktails At Home’ virtual bar

Brunswick House at Home

The treasure-laden space at Brunswick House is one of the most graceful and Instagrammable dining rooms in London and the exquisite menu from chef of the moment Jackson Boxer is just as effortless. Now the fine-dining restaurant has launched its thrilling Brunswick House at Home service, delivering from 12-9pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Order some of the restaurant’s best-loved dishes from its At home menu including braised squid, chickpeas and saffron aioli, 12-hour brazed lamb shoulder, rose and pistachio dukkah or select the vegetarian set menu for £26. Diners can also choose from the restaurants generous wine and beer list for a libation to accompany the delicious fare. Visit brunswickhouse.london to view the menu and place an order.

Gunpowder’s signature Old Monk rum bread and butter pudding with vanilla custard

Gunpowder, Spitalfields

Indian kitchen Gunpowder in Spitalfields has launched a refined takeaway offering, serving a generous selection of its favourite dishes designed for sharing at home, with some adapted for delivery by founder Harneet Baweja and his team. The menu features classics such as Nagaland House crispy pork ribs with spicy tamarind sauce and organic tandoor baby chicken served in a rich butter masala sauce, while the restaurant’s signature Maa’s Kashmiri lamb chops dish will be served in the form of a spiced curry. The dessert offering is Gunpowder’s signature Old Monk rum bread and butter pudding with vanilla custard, and craft drinks will also be available for customers picking up their dishes. The service kicks off on Saturday 23 May, then every Thursday and Friday from 4-8pm and every Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm.
Delivery will be available through Slerp and Deliveroo; pick up from Gunpowder Spitalfields, 11 White’s Row, E1 7NF, gunpowderlondon.com


The Spanish temple to gastronomy has just opened an online shop offering the finest produce and wine for delivery or collection for people in London. Ibérica’s shop offers delivery of fresh and cured meat, including the essential ibérico jamón by the leg or 100g portion, as well as cheeses and store-cupboard staples such as olives, roasted piquillo peppers and boquerones. Also available for delivery is a broad cellar of Spanish wines and sherry. Ibérica is also running a series of live online talks and events, starting with a tasting and talk from Vilarnau cava producers, find out more and get your ticket here. The restaurant is also planning to launch takeaway meals from its a la carte menu with Deliveroo shortly, register your interest here for an offer on your first order. Visit the ibericarestaurants.com to order.

East London Liquor Company

The craft distillers have just opened an online shop and nationwide delivery service to bring its range of award-winning spirits straight to your door. The East London Liquor Company (ELLCo) is also offering responsible, socially distant pick-ups from its Bow distillery of its gins, vodkas, whiskies, rums, tasting packs and its new creation, limited edition botanical bitters Changeling. ELLCo will also be running a series of cocktail-making classes and virtual tastings to keep home mixologists busy during lockdown. Order at eastlondonliquorcompany.com/shop

Adam Handling's beef wellington
Adam Handling’s beef wellington

Hame by Adam Handling

The award-winning chef has just launched Hame, a delivery and collection service of his restaurant food nationwide. Hame is the Scottish word for “home”, and the delivery service includes Adam Handling’s best-loved and most comforting dishes from his restaurants plus some the chef has developed during lockdown. You can now order Handling’s signature cheese doughnuts, plus fried chicken, whole lobster and beef Wellington to share. Unlike most delivery services, Hame dishes arrive at your door ready to be cooked and plated along with step-by-step instructions. “I’ve been asked on countless occasions to launch a food delivery service and I’ve replied in the same way every time, ’I would honestly love to but my food just won’t travel well’,” Handling says “So, we’ve come up with a way that I think is going to work perfectly.” You can also order matching wine and cocktails. Hame is now available across the UK or by pre-arranged collection from Frog by Adam Handling, WC2E 7HG . Visit adamhandling.co.uk to find out more

The pasta at this Venetian bacaro beside the canal in Hackney is the stuff of legend. Chef Mitshel Ibrahim (formerly of Clove Club, Dairy Group and St John) is offering a DIY pasta takeaway (available for collection and delivery) with daily changing sauces, for those living within a one-mile radius of the restaurant. Antipasti and wines will also be available. Visit the restaurant’s Instagram page @ombrarestaurant for video tips on how to prepare your pasta, from tagliatelle with wild garlic pesto to rigatoni with beef ragu.
See the menu here and order via Whatsapp on +447495 110935.

Coal Rooms
To help those in isolation, the delectable Sunday Roasts at Peckham’s Coal Rooms are now available for takeaway. Available to for collection, or delivery within a three-mile radius, enjoy 40-day aged belted Galloway rumps (£44), whole cotswold chicken for 2 (£35) or Welsh lamb saddle for 2 (£39), all served with beef dripping, potatoes, carrots, January King cabbage, leeks and Yorkshire pudding.
Customers can order online via the restaurant’s website homepage here: coalroomspeckham.com

Hide at Home is offering delivery of its award-winning food to your door a
Hide at Home is offering delivery of its award-winning food to your door a

The Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant from Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism Wines is offering takeaway as well as an innovative delivery service over the phone, through email, via social media and on the Supper London app. Hide is offering everything from breakfast viennoiseries to main dishes delivered to your door as well as bottles from Hedonism Wines for the most salubrious quarantine meal imaginable. Find out more on Hide’s Instagram.
Hide, 85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB; hide.co.uk

Mei Mei
Head online to Kaizen House, where Michelin-starred chef Elizabeth Haigh has created a selection of recipe videos so you can recreate your favourite dishes from Borough Market’s popular Singaporean takeaway in the comfort of your own kitchen. Keep an eye out for the site’s up and coming live streamed recipe class.
Mei Mei, Unit 52, Borough Market Kitchen, Jubilee Place, London SE1 9AG; meimei.uk

The Chucs Restaurant and Café Collection has just launched Chucs at Home, delivering delicious meals and groceries from its kitchen in Belgravia. Customers who live within a mile of Chucs, can order Italian comfort food including ricotta and black truffle tortellini, freshly made pizzas and tiramisu. Alternatively, if you’d rather fill the larder, Chucs are selling customisable boxes of groceries including fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, organic meat, cheese and dairy, and cupboard essentials including pasta, rice, olive oil, flour and passata. Customers can also add wine by the bottle to their deliveries at 50% of the restaurant rate. Chucs’ head sommelier, Stefano Barbarino, has also curated cases of high-end vintages for those looking to expand their palette while in isolation.
Orders can be placed on the day by calling Chucs Belgravia on 020 3827 3000. See the chucsrestaurants.com for more details.

The Farmer’s Mistress
This independent eatery in Battersea has launched a few initiatives to help those self-isolating. The team will be putting together a selection of key produce such as milk, bread, eggs and meat for those who can’t get hold of the essentials, as well as batch cooking dishes in-house to deliver anywhere within the SW11 area. Anyone ordering via Uber Eats or Deliveroo will also receive 20% off their order.
Get in touch with the team via Instagram on @farmersmistress.

Arabica is delivering meze and Middle-Eastern delights every Friday
Arabica is delivering meze and Middle-Eastern delights every Friday

The Levantine favourite is launching a weekly meze delivery service, every Friday, to customers within a six-mile radius of its Camberwell kitchen. Place your order by 7pm on Wednesday evening and look forward to a Friday night filled with hummus, falafel, flatbreads and succulent grilled meats such as aubergine stuffed with lamb and chicken and pistachio shish. Set menus are available for up to five people and include vegetarian and vegan options, or customers can choose a la carte options. Arabica are also selling sweets, veg boxes, Middle-Eastern ingredients, wine, beer and even arak for delivery.
Check the arabicalondon.com website for details.

Lady of the Grapes
Championing wine produced by female winemakers, Lady of the Grapes has always been our first port of call for the ultimate wine, cheese and charcuterie combo. The good news is that after being closed for a couple of months, its grocery and wine shop has reopened from Monday to Saturday 12-6pm. Deliveries are still available via its online shop. Browse the selection of natural wines – from producers such as South Africa’s Women & Wolf 2018 and Mise du Printemps 2018 from Domaine Josmeyer, Alsace –and delicatessen foods such as salami, chorizo, cheese, pickles, almonds, pate and artisan jams and order for delivery anywhere with a half-mile radius of the restaurant.
16 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7NJ; ladyofthegrapes.com

Pasta Evangelists x Age UK partnership
Not only will these artisan pasta makers deliver fresh restaurant-quality pasta dishes to diners’ doors, in light of Covid-19 they have partnered with @age_uk to create a Pasta Care Package that has three quick, nutritious recipes that you can deliver straight to the door of elderly loved ones and friends you’re less able to visit, or simply as a kind (and delicious) gesture for anyone self-isolating. Each package includes pasta handmade in London, an authentic Italian sauce and garnishes. to top it off and £5 from each sale will be donated to Age UK. The menu of 10 dishes is updated weekly, and includes mouthwatering options such as wild boar and red wine ragu and pesto Trapanese. £25; pastaevangelists.com

Yunnan smashed cucumber from Lucky & Joy

Lucky & Joy
The Chinese pop-up had only just opened a permanent restaurant site before London went into lockdown. Luckily founders Ellen Parr and Peter Kelly are used to working nimbly and are now offering takeaway and delivery of delicious dishes including Yunnan smashed cucumber, sesame noodles, red braised pork belly and sweet potato wontons for Londoners fortunate to live within a two-mile radius of the Clapton restaurant. The restaurant is also offering a 50-per-cent discount and free delivery for NHS workers so ordering from them is almost a public service. Check Lucky & Joy’s Instagram for information and menus.
Lucky & Joy, 95 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP; luckyandjoy.co.uk

Love Yourself
This meal delivery service is dedicated to health and nutrition, serving up colourful plates that are both nourishing and tasty. Choose according to your dietary preference – including keto- or performance-based– and how many calories you want to consume and Love Yourself can deliver a whole day’s worth of gourmet fresh meals to enjoy.

Wild by Tart
The Belgravia restaurant and deli set up in a former power station just a stone’s throw from Victoria Coach Station will be offering up its nourishing seasonal fare for home delivery via Deliveroo from Monday 23 March, under the name ‘Wild’, or to share some quarantine home comforts there are now four newly created hampers stocked with various treats from Wild by Tart’s deli. These include, The Survival Hamper [£195 plus delivery], the Breakfast Hamper [£62 plus delivery], the Essentials Hamper [£85 plus delivery] and the Snack Hamper [£90 plus delivery]. Each hamper comes with a complimentary toilet roll included.
To order, email info@wildbytart.com; wildbytart.com

Kemp Kitchen
This enterprising events caterer has turned its hand working with brands such as Asos and Vivienne Westwood as well as providing a home delivery service of seasonal and delicious meals. Each day Kemp Kitchen is preparing healthy and freshly prepared meals for two and is delivering it to east Londoners. Included in the price of every order is the delivery of a meal to a vulnerable person or household nearby. Check out the daily menus on Kemp Kitchen’s Instagram.

Have ready-to-drink cocktails delivered to your door from The Proofing Room
Have ready-to-drink cocktails delivered to your door from The Proofing Room

The Proofing Room
The team behind Soho’s renowned The Vault have recently opened a new site in Shoreditch and, from Friday 27 March, it is launching a new delivery service offering an imaginative menu of ready-to-drink cocktails from executive bars manager Chris Tanner for free same-day, no-contact delivery in east London and the City or across the UK within 48 hours (£8). Order one of the bar’s signature serves for two or more or keep it classic with a bottle of Hayman’s Gin and the mixer of your choice!
Orders can be made through The Proofing Room website from Friday, further details on delivery costs and radius can be found here

Passione Vino
Supplier to London’s top restaurants, Passione Vino, has just launched a wine on wheels service with its trusty Vespa. Choose a bottle from an independent producer at excellent value. Owner and legendary wine trader, Luca Dusi, is continuing to deliver and is looking to add special Italian packages to the offering. These will include items such as pasta, olive oil, freshly made pesto, parmesan and of course… wine!

One Fine Dine
One Fine Dine is a new food delivery service with a difference. Ideally suited to anyone who wants to serve meals of Michelin standard without necessarily having the skills of a Jason Atherton. One Fine Dine is the brainchild of Daniel Hulme of On Air Dining (experts in high-end catering to aviation clients) and it is offering delivery to your door of breakfast, lunch and dinner prepped by its team of highly trained chefs – ready just to be plated up by you. They even provide instructions to ensure your plates look as beautiful as the food tastes.

Taste along with wine producers with Humble Grape
Taste along with wine producers with Humble Grape

Humble Grape
The beloved group of independent wine bars is offering home delivery of carefully curated bottles, as well as 10 per cent off cases of six and 20 per cent off cases of 12. They are also offering 20 per cent off all vouchers of more than £100, the perfect self-isolating gift for any oenophile. Humble Grape is also hosting a weekly live wine chat with a producer from around the world on Instagram. Buy a curated box and taste along with the producer each Tuesday at 6:15pm. Find out more on Humble Grape’s Instagram and website.

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Berkmann Wine Cellars is one of the UK’s best independent wine wholesalers, supplying restaurants and retailers with award-winning bottles from the world’s best producers. Now for the first time, it is giving consumers direct access to its cellar to enjoy bottles from its portfolio at home. And Berkmann Wine Cellars has also just announced that in order to help support the struggling hospitality industry during the lockdown, it is donating 12.5 per cent of all online sales to its Help 4 Hospitality campaign. Customers can choose from a list of voucher codes to receive a five per cent discount for themselves and select a venue to donate to; or the donation will be split between two charities helping the hospitality industry: The Drinks Trust and Hospitality Action. See more on the Help 4 Hospitality section of Berkmann Wine Cellars’ website and the list of voucher codes here.

The famed Indian restaurant has partnered with Supper London to deliver its award-winning food from its kitchen in Mayfair to samosa-starved Londoners. Benares @ Home will also donate one meal to NHS workers for every one delivered. And for an extra treat, the restaurant can also deliver champagne to drink alongside your murg makhani. The kitchen is open from 12pm-9pm, Monday to Saturday.

Petersham Nurseries is offering home delivery of the finest quality groceries
Petersham Nurseries is offering home delivery of the finest quality groceries

Petersham Nurseries

For those lucky enough to live near Petersham Nurseries Richmond, the restaurant and garden shop is now offering a collection of the highest quality groceries for delivery and pick up. Locals can order delicious boxes of organic meat and charcuterie, seasonal vegetables and fruit, irresistible cheese and dairy products, cupboard staples including pasta and olive oil, teas, soft drinks, beers and wine from Petersham Cellar. Order now to make the most of a sunny Easter weekend. See the full selection and how to order on the Petersham Nurseries website.

Rosa’s Thai
Rosa’s is still delivering across London and is now offering 50 per cent off takeaway, and deliveries via Deliveroo for NHS workers. Head chef Saiphin Moore will also be hosting live cooking classes on Rosa’s Thai Instagram every week.