Life in Lockdown: Bring the restaurant Experience to You

Bring The Restaurant Experience to You

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Although lockdown measures are now easing across the UK, it will still be a matter of weeks (or even months) before restaurants and eateries can welcome us back through their doors. For the foodies among us, almost twelve weeks without sitting down to an expertly prepared meal at our favourite restaurant has left us with a gaping hole in our hearts (and stomachs). While their doors may remain closed for customers wishing to dine in, many local restaurants and businesses are offering special meal deliveries to bring the dining out experience to you.

Light the candles, set the table and support these local eateries helping you to create the dining-out experience at home.


THE WATER HOUSE PROJECT

Based in Bethnal Green, this restaurant evolved from a supper club founded with a mission to make fine dining more accessible. With visitors no longer able to come to them, the Water House Project launched their WHP home delivery service. Arriving chilled with simple preparation instructions, the 6-course seasonal tasting menus come with expertly paired wines and can be delivered across London. Check out their website to see the full menu which features their famous Herdwick lamb doughnuts.

PIDGIN

To continue to serve their local fanbase who can’t get enough of this delicate and experimental approach to fine dining, Pidgin has launched ‘Homing Pidgin’. If you want to get involved, you’ll have to be quick. They sell out quickly so sign up to their mailing list for early bird access to order their meals which are available to book online for delivery the following week. This restaurant prides themselves on their weekly changing menu (they have never repeated a dish in over three years) and the tasting menus are focused around four central dishes. 

HIDE

For the first time, Green Park’s famous Hide restaurant is offering home delivery while they keep their doors closed due to lockdown. The Hide at Home menu is more flexible than the other menus featured on our list, allowing you to choose dishes and drinks as opposed to opting in for a full set tasting menu. Whether it’s weekend brunch food you’re after, or a delicious mid-week working lunch to keep you going, Hide has you covered. 

JIMMY’S ISOLATION HAMPERS 

If you’re celebrating the eased lockdown restrictions with some small outdoor gatherings, definitely consider one of Jimmy’s Isolation Hampers. Depending on the occasion, the website features a wide selection of different hampers that you can choose from – whether that’s a wine, cheese and charcuterie board to tuck into, a BBQ hamper for everything you’ll want to throw on the coals, or a big picnic box combining all your favourite British summer snacks. 

JONES AND SONS

Missing your weekly Sunday pub roast? Jones and Sons are here for you. With their delivery service, Jones at Home, they are delivering their gastropub menu from Wednesday to Saturday but the real jewel in their crown is their Sunday roast offering. Choose from a rib eye, leg of lamb, pork belly, chicken or vegetarian roast, all of which are served with the delicious trimmings you’d expect. The meals are carefully hand-delivered by the restaurant’s staff to your front door. 

FAT BOY BBQ at COAL ROOMS

Launched by Peckham’s Coal Rooms restaurant, Fat Boy BBQ is a delivery/takeaway menu specially designed by the team to bring American style slow-cooked meats and irresistible sides to you. From dirty burgers to sticky ribs, these dishes are the perfect weekend comfort food to tuck into after a long week. 

SUPPER

This isn’t a restaurant but it is your gateway to getting delivery from some of the best fine dining restaurants across London. Think of Supper as the luxury version of Deliveroo. This delivery website allows you to browse through a curated selection of top-quality restaurants in London including Yauatcha, Duck & Waffle, Roka and Koya – to name just a few. With Supper you can trust that your food will arrive just as the restaurant you’ve ordered from will have intended it to. No more tepid dishes or sauce-stained brown paper bags.