The site, which features no seats or front-of-house operation, has opened today (1 June) near Monument in London, and will deliver to homes and offices within a two-mile radius in under half an hour – including the districts of Clerkenwell, Islington, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel and Wapping.
The menu – inspired by the first Clockjack but adapted for the delivery market ‒ focuses on rotisserie (spit-roasted) chicken, including chicken salads and wraps, alongside sides and desserts. Prices start at £3.95.
Deliveries can be ordered at Deliveroo.co.uk or directly at Clockjack.co.uk, from 10am to 11pm Monday to Friday.
The venture, founded after the group could not find an affordable site big enough for sit-down diners in the City, is expected to be the first of a wider roll-out of delivery-only kitchens by Clockjack. It is the second for the brand, whose first restaurant – with 50 covers ‒ opened in Soho in 2012.
However, it comes ahead of a second restaurant site expected for the group, which plans to open a 75-cover site in Powis Street, Woolwich, in July.
Clockjack’s founders, Jerry Goldberg, former chief operating officer of Centre Parcs Europe and Fraser Duncan, a former managing director at private equity firm Terra Firma, stated: "This is a story about a small, innovative, independent restaurant leading the way. Our view is that specialisation is the key in this market. Deliveroo are the technology and transport specialists. Restaurants are the food specialists. A restaurant kitchen focused on delivery without a front-of-house operation is the ultimate example of this."
The news of the delivery-only service comes days after chain PizzaExpress announced it had signed a deal with Deliveroo to become its largest restaurant partner, offering fast delivery of its restaurant menu nationwide, although Clockjack claims that it is one of the first to launch a dedicated delivery-only kitchen.