D&D London 'at home' kits
High-end group D&D London has launched a series of 'at home' meal kits inspired by some of its most popular UK restaurants, which are all available with nationwide delivery. The inaugural kits include The Bluebird at home feast; Sartoria at home; the 'ultimate' German Gymnasium experience; Orrery at home; and the 'ultimate' Klosterhaus experience kit. Each kit features a variety of courses, with prices ranging from £40 to £60 per person. The German Gymnasium experience (£40pp) includes prawn cocktail with Marie Rose sauce; Vienna schnitzel with potato salad and lingonberry compote; and stollen. Meanwhile, the Santoria at home kit (£60pp) features garlic focaccina with herbs and nocellara olives; vitello tonnato, veal with tuna sauce and pickled vegetables; fettuccine with Welsh lamb ragout, ‘nduja and parmesan; home-cured black cod with liquorice, red tropea onion jam, olive oil crushed potatoes and cavolo nero; and pistachio cake with mascarpone, vanilla cream and raspberry sauce.
Japes' DIY #DeepDishAtHome kits
Soho ‘deep dish’ pizza stalwarts Japes has launched meal kits for its pepperoni or veggie pizzas, both of which are available for nationwide delivery. Each kit comes with at least two pizzas and includes the tin foils and Japes’ ‘secret tomato sauce’, plus all the cheese and toppings too. Customers will get everything they need to make the pizzas, which are designed to be assembled in minutes and will take about 15 minutes to cook in a hot oven.
Lyle's provisions and meal kits
James Lowe's Michelin-starred restaurant Lyle’s has launched its provisions boxes and meal kits with delivery available across the country. Available to pre-order from today (11 November), with the first boxes arriving on the 20 November, options include provisions boxes filled with cheese, jars of preserves, and slices of homemade terrine as well as a mince pie kit, with enough mince meat and pastry for six or 12 pies. There’s also the Lyle’s Menu box (£140), for two people, with sourdough loaf and butter; pumpkin and whey soup with chestnuts and pumpkin seed oil; crab and barley porridge; fore-rib Dexter beef with beetroot, beetroot sauce, and a pot of beef fat to be rendered and spooned over the meat. For pudding, quince sponge is served with vanilla custard and Lyle’s brown butter cakes and caramel chocolates to finish. There is also the option of a game box.
Club Mexicana taco boxes
Vegan restaurant Club Mexicana has launched DIY taco boxes and cocktail kits through its Club Mexicana at Home service. Kits include the Al Pastor Taco DIY kit, for four people, which includes al pastor seitan accompanied by corn tortillas, caramelised pineapple and salsa verde; and Loaded Nachos topped with soy mince, jalapeno cheeze sauce, pickled pink onions, fresh jalapenos and coriander. Cocktails, meanwhile, include the Electric Margarita made with tequila, orange liqueurs, lemon and lime; the Yucatan Punch with rum, tequila, banana, pineapple, mango and lime, and the classic Tommy’s Margarita, with each cocktail arriving with a paper straw, umbrella and playful cocktail charms.
Simon Rogan At Home
Simon Rogan has made his popular ‘at home’ meal kits available nationwide following the success of the service locally during the first lockdown. Made in Rogan’s kitchens in Cartmel in The Lake District, dishes feature produce grown on his farm in the Cartmel Valley as well as suppliers from across the region with weekly-changing seasonal three-course meals available, as well as a five-course festive feast. Dishes include ham hock terrine with celery oil and a mustard emulsion; Guinea hen with roasted hen of the wood and a creamy mushroom sauce; and a verbena posset alongside preserved blackberry and camomile cake. On the festive menu dishes include truffle pudding; Norfolk Black turkey with all the trimmings; or a salt baked celeriac with glazed apple and wild garlic flowers as a non-meat alternative; with a classic Christmas pudding to finish.
Six by Nico chef Nico Simeone has launched e-commerce platform HOME-X. Initially incorporating six new food and drink brands - Home by Nico, STEM wine club, Chateau-X, The Cheese Club, vegan offering 24 Carrot and E.Eatery - options include vegan tasting dishes, artisan cheeses, wines, and pre-prepared Chateaubriand and include all the elements needed to create each meal. The dine at home experience follows a similar format to the Six by Nico restaurants - with an ever changing four-course tasting menu, themed around memories or places, with each Home by Nico kit designed for two people.
Le Gavroche at Home
Michel Roux Jr has teamed up with supplier Lake District Farmers to bring dishes from his famous French restaurants to people's homes. Priced at £125 for two people, the launch menu includes sourdough rolls and Netherend Farm butter; salmon gravadlax wth horseradish dressing and beetroot tartare; braised venison haunch with red wine and medlar jus, mashed potato, ceps with garlic and parsley, roasted black cabbage; and a dark chocolate and praline indulgence. Deliveries are currently available in London zones one to six but will be nationwide from next week (starting 16 November) on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Smokestak at Home
Londoners might be the only people to benefit from BBQ supremo Smokestak’s takeaway and delivery service, but those outside London can still get a piece of festive action. The Shoreditch restaurant is delivering its signature smoked meats and DIY bun kits nationwide every Friday and has just introduced Christmas specials such as whole smoked turkey; treacle cured smoked gammon; and whole smoked Goosnargh duck, which are available from next month. All meat has been gently smoked being chilled and vacuum-packed and dispatched in a thermally insulated and recyclable box.
Arabica meal kits
Arabica’s Feast for Beirut meal kit and vegan meze meal kit are now available nationwide, alongside a ready-to-bake range. The meal kits contain a selection of meze favourites including baba ghanoush and tabbouleh, larger dishes, such as slow-cooked beef short rib stew with vermicelli rice, crispy onions and pickled barberries for meat eaters and slow-cooked Eqyptian rice with aubergine and cauliflower for vegetarians, as well as a dessert. Ready to bake items include lamb and potato (£16) or spinach and feta börek; and kunefe - a Middle-Eastern dessert comprising stretchy cheese sandwiched between layers of vermicelli-like strands
of filo, served with syrup, ground pistachios and rose petals, both of which are delivered frozen, ready to bake. The restaurant is also making its DIY falafel kits available nationwide every Friday.
Kolamba At Home
Independent Sri Lankan restaurant Kolamba has launched Kolamba At Home, delivering its feasting boxes across the country. Chicken or vegan options are available featuring dishes such as Ceylon chicken curry; basmati rice; dhal; beetroot curry; green bean curry; sambal; and date and lime chutney.
Cafe Murano Italian supper menu kits
Angela Hartnett has made her Cafe Murano Italian supper menu kits available nationwide. The Michelin-starred chef has designed a menu of classic Italian dishes, including antipasti; lamb neck stew; and vanilla panna cotta and poached plums.
Old Chang Kee
London-based Singaporean restaurant Old Chang Kee is making a number of its bestselling dishes available across England. Dishes such as its curry puffs and vegetable or chicken curries are cooked fresh and delivered chilled weekly nationwide. Dishes can also be frozen and reheated.
MEATliquor Kit and Cocktails @ Home
In addition to its offering takeaway and delivery through Uber Eats, MEATliquor has also just launched cocktail and meal kits at home. Available via meal box delivery company Great Food 2 U, options include beef chilli cheese dogs and vegan chilli cheese dogs; as well as cocktails such as its New Cross Negroni, Margaret Street Punch, and Space Gin Smash.
Peruvian restaurant Lima has launched the Lima Box, its restaurant-at-home dining experience that is delivered straight to customers' doors. Each box is created for two or four people to share and includes four Peruvian courses featuring a selection of Lima’s signature dishes, all of which are prepared in Lima London’s restaurant kitchen. Dishes include snacks of Peruvian bread with an acai berry pip; and toasted corn; starters of tuna tartar ‘acevichado’ with avocado mousse and mango tiger’s milk; and a main of short ribs with corn purée, aubergines, and criolla sauce. Desserts is pistachio cheesecake, and there is also the option of adding pisco sours to the order. Each box comes with easy to follow instructions and is available for nationwide delivery, with the box for two people priced at £75 and for four at £140.
Jason Atherton at Home
Also teaming up with Lake District Farmers, chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has created an At Home box of a weekly-changing menu of dishes. Kicking off the offer is a menu featuring Hedone bread and ampersand butter; cured Loch Duart Salmon with lemon gel, finger lime and ponzu dressing, cote du beouf with mac and cheese, beef fat carrots, truffle dressed beans and bone marrow sauce; and crème caramel, miso caramel, fruit garnish and cooked quince. The menu is priced at £140 for two people.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s restaurants including Rovi and Nopi as well as his delis might only be delivering food and menu kits within London, but the restaurateur isn’t letting the country miss out on his cooking. His Ottolenghi Ready concept delivers nationwide with dishes cooked in the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen and delivered chilled to the doorstep. The range includes pulled lamb tagine and ricotta meatballs; and braised spinach, paneer, herbs and lime.