Bocca di Lupo at Home
Jacob Kenedy's acclaimed Soho restaurant Bocca di Lupo has continued with its at home meal kits beyond the lifting of lockdown. Its latest offering is a BBQ Feast Box in anticipation of the summer months and customers firing up their barbecues at home (although everthing can be cooked on stove top as well). Starters are roast peppers marinated in garlic, chilli and wild herbs served with burrata; and smoked ricotta with grilled aubergines marinated with roast tomatoes, chilli and mint, followed by mains such as a whole brined spring chicken; veal and pork sausage with lemon zest, bay leaves, cinnamon and cloves; a hefty 28-day aged ex-dairy cow sirloin steak; or octopus with gremolata and Sorrento lemon. For those looking for something less meaty, there's a spring vegetable panzella with grilled asparagus, tropea onions served on broad bean puree. The box finishes in style with Bocca di Lupo’s signature tiramisu.
Roka Finish at Home
Roka has created a range of finish at home kits in time for Easter. Customers can build their own kits from a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes as well as new ones developed especially for finishing at home. These include baby back pork ribs with sesame glaze, sansho cashew nuts and lime; lamb cutlets with Korean spices and Japanese mushroom; truffle rice, with mountain vegetable and shiso; salmon fillet teriyaki with sansho salt and lemon; and marinated black cod with yuzu miso and pickled radish. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Wednesdays for that week’s delivery. Deliveries cost £15 and there is no minimum order.
Black Axe Mangal
Dishes from Lee Tiernan’s Islington restaurant are now available through meal kit delivery platform Big Night across the country. Tiernan will be offering monthly-changing skit featuring a number of BAM cult classics, such as lamb offal flat bread; and mapo tofu, rice noodles and pickles, with the debut menu also featuring a cream egg chocolate cookie with sour cream and Luxardo cherries. Kits also include bespoke BUZZ sour cherry cola sweets, four Jameson whiskey cocktails, and brunch for the morning after in the form of a reuben flatbread with Russian dressing and a combination of Ogleshield cheese and Montgomery cheddar.
Le Swine Butty Box
People looking to get their weekend bacon butty fix without having to leave their house can now order one to their door thanks to Le Swine. The bacon butty expert has created a DIY kit for two people (£14) that includes four middle bacon rashers, bacon butter, milk and onion buns, fresh sage and homemade chipotle and mushroom ketchups. For Easter it has teamed up with pastry chef and Puff the Bakery co-founder Nicola Lamb for a hot cross bacon bun meal kit (£15) that swaps out the milk buns for giant hot cross buns and features roast fennel and Aleppo chilli ketchup.
Indian restaurant Gunpowder’s Empire Biryani has gone nationwide following a successful trial of the delivery service in the capital. Empire Biryani will feature a menu centred on the Northern Indian tradition of dum biryani, main with either lamb shank, or shahi mushroom. For families there is also a sharing-sized biryani which feeds up to four people. Sides designed to accompany the biryani are also available, including masala chana aloo chaat; achari aloo gobi; pepper chicken fry; and beef boti kebab as well as Hyderabadi egg curry; paneer butter masala and boondi and kachumber raita. Completing the menu is a triple chocolate brownie served with cardamom custard.
Yuu Kitchen Bao Boxes
Ex-Nobu head chef Jon de Villa has launched his Yuu Kitchen bao boxes nationwide - with customers able to personalise their baos with their own image. The kits offer a choice of three menus priced from £50 for two with two boxes focused on bao and a third that includes both bao and rice wraps. All boxes also include the signature dessert Shichimi chilli chocolate mousse. The Classic menu includes 7UP braised pork belly bao with bbq sauce, cucumber pickles, bubu arare and yuzu miso salmon bao while the vegetarian menu includes shiitake hoisin bao and miso aubergine bao. The third box, The Chicken Chicken, contans both bao and turmeric rice paper wraps with ‘brick chicken’ with pickled red cabbage and Thai aromats. Its complimentary Face On Bao service works by customers submitting a photograph by email which is then printed onto edible paper using edible ink and which can then be applied by the customer during final steam of the bao buns at home.
Asma Khan has created a seven-course dine-at-home experience which is available for nationwide delivery in partnership with BigNight app. Khan’s ‘with love, from me to you’ menu for two (£98.00) is a veritable feast featuring street food such as puchkas and channa chaat as well dishes from the royal banquets of the Mughals - Calcutta chicken chaap, served with square Parathas - and the subcontinental soul food dish of lamb tamatar gosht, served with muttar pulao. For those looking for something slightly smaller, Darjeeling Express biryanis are also available to order in either chicken or vegetable (£49.50 and £42.50 respectively) options, with each serving two people.
The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms
Available nationwide in time for Easter, The Whitebrook chef-patron Chris Harrod’s weekly home delivery features foraged feasts made with Wye Valley produce. Menus change on a weekly basis and have include dishes such as confit duck leg with duck fat potatoes, chicory marmalade and garden vegetables; and rhubarb, meadowsweet and hazelnut millefeuille. For Easter weekend Harrod has created a special menu kit of organic heritage grain, local stout and apple treacle sourdough; cod brandade with celeriac, buttermilk, alexander and smoked eel; roast Lamb with salt baked turnip, young leeks, shallot puree and ramsons; chocolate cake with salted caramel mousse; and hot cross bun loaf with meadowsweet butter.
The Henley-on-Thames restaurant sells meal kits for one via its community shop. Its Easter offer comprises sourdough with salted butter and honey; Orkney scallop with bacon, black pudding, pea, and watercress; slow-roasted shoulder of Cotswold lamb with wild garlic. Jersey Royals, purple sprouting broccoli and carrot; and lemon drizzle with curd, chocolate, creme fraiche, and pecan nuts - with a selection of macaroons to finish things off. The cut off date for ordering the menu is Sunday 28 March at 8pm for nationwide deliveries and Wednesday 31 March at 8pm for local deliveries and collection.
The Clove Club
Shoreditch’s renowned The Clove Club has joined entered the makeaway fray with The Clove Club at Home. The move follows the success of its sister restaurant Luca's at home offer. Delivered weekly nationwide, the menu is priced at £95 per person and includes house made bread and house churned butter, snacks to begin, five courses including dessert and then three sweets to finish. The menu will change monthly, with the launch menu including cold smoked and cured Wiltshire trout with almond milk, braised kombu and prune kernel oil; XL Orkney scallops baked in brioche with jus gras, ramsons and elderberry capers; and glazed Dartmoor beef with jerusalem artichoke and potato puree, pickled walnut and horseradish. "We think it’s in a really exciting place with just enough interactivity to make it fun, but not too daunting," says co-founder and chef Isaac McHale.
Antona at Home
Following the success of offering at home meals from his Simpsons and The Cross restaurants, Birmingham-based chef restaurateur Andreas Antona has launched an eponymous nationwide meal delivery service. Antona at Home is billed as having high welfare, sustainability and provenance at the centre of its philosophy and offers some dishes from Antona’s restaurants and some inspired by his Greek Cypriot roots. “We used to only know the customers who walked through our doors but the last few months have made us challenge everything that went before,” he says. “Now we are discovering new markets that we want to reach and ways to adapt to this uncertain landscape." Sample dishes include Jerusalem artichoke soup, hazelnut, rocket and truffle pesto and sourdough croutons; slow cooked lamb shoulder, ras el hanout, apricot, cracked wheat, yoghurt and sprouting broccoli; and spiced honey cake with apple, ginger crème anglaise. A three course set menu costs £45 per head while a three course beef Wellington menu is priced at £110 for two.
Chick ‘n’ Sours
'Next level' fried chicken chain Chick ‘n’ Sours have launched their own DIY kits, which feature everything needed to recreate the Chick ‘n’ Sours experience at home, including signature dishes, cocktails, and a 24-hour music playlist. Founders David Wolanski and Carl Clarke have spent months ensuring that each dish replicates the flavours and textures of the restaurant dishes as closely as possible, without home cooks having to master tricky kitchen techniques. Available nationwide, the kits arrive with most of the hard, messy work already done, leaving the customer to just finish cooking the chicken (either by shallow or deep frying), and then assemble the burgers and sides. The 'All In' kit costs £50 and includes burger, wings, tenders, dips, slaw and salads. An 'All In + Sours' kit is also available and costs £75.
JKS-backed Persian restaurant Berenjak has launched a virtual bazaar featuring a range of meal kits, retail products, drinks and accessories. Meal kits range from £25 to £45 in price and include a pre-marinated kabab kit (£30) featuring lamb koobideh; chicken thigh jujeh; metal skewers for grilling; tomatoes; red onions to be prepared with somagh, parsley and lemon; mast-o-musir; and clay-baked lavash bread. Retail products, meanwhile, include a range of raw ingredients to help create a Persian feast from scratch, including saffron; lighvan cheese; pomegranate molasses; and Arganic argan oil. Delivery is available nationwide.
Dodo Pub Co Homebake Pizzas
Independent pub group Dodo Pub Co is bringing a taste of its pubs to people's homes with the launch of its Homebake Pizzas nationwide. Its Neapolitan pizzas, loved by Dodo's pub goers, are hand made with the dough allowed to rise for 48 hours before being placed in a wood-fired oven to almost cook the base. They are then cooled rapidly to avoid the twice-cooked taste with toppings then added before the pizzas are vacuum sealed for freshness. All customers need then do is cook them in the oven for six to eight minutes (they can be frozen for up to three months). The available range is comprehensive, with pizza options including Margherita; Chorizo Picante; Truffle Funghi; Vegan Margherita; and a Vegan No’duja made with Dodo head chef Tom’s vegan alternative to the Calabrian sausage. As a special Mother's Day offer, Dodo has collaborated with Barefoot Bakery for a box that includes any homebake pizza and a raspberry and rose blondie for £10.
'Climate-positive' burger brand GROUND, created by The Ethical Butcher’s Farshad Kazemian and STAKEhaus founder Lily Bovey, has launched a DIY kit that's designed to show that 'burgers don’t have to be bad for the planet'. By using The Ethical Butcher’s network of UK farmers, all of which use regenerative agriculture methods, plus meticulously sourced ingredients for every element of the burger, GROUND delivers a premium product for the planet-conscious meat eater. GROUND's burgers are made from made from dry-aged, pasture-fed beef (absolutely no soy or grain feeds are used), with other ingredients - which includes brioche buns, cheddar cheese and green chillies - in the burgers sourced from companies that share the brand's commitment to sustainable, environmentally positive food production. The burger kit costs £37 (plus P&P) and contains all the ingredients needed to make four burgers at home, plus oven-ready chips made from Pierre Koffmann potatoes.
Award-winning gastropub and National Restaurant Awards stalwart Parkers Arms is now delivering its incredible pies nationwide via its Parkers Pantry. Options in its previous pie boxes for two have included a layered potato and Lancashire cheese pie, accompanied by cheese sauce, seasonal Lancashire spring greens and creamed mash; Bowland beef and mushroom pie in beef fat pastry with seasonal greens, creamed mash, beef and red wine sauce; as well as confit Lancaster mushroom and lemon parfait with sourdough; and a super-rich and delicious Valrhona chocolate and peanut butter slice. Available at the moment is its Mother’s Day box for two, comprising starters of either rhubarb cured Scottish mackerel, roasted rhubarb, horseradish cream and sourdough focaccia or smoked beetroot and za’atar salad with sourdough focaccia; and mains of either roast lamb with all the trimmings or roasted cauliflower with whipped garlic tahini, spring greens, rapeseed oil roasties, with dessert a Valrhona 70% dark chocolate tart. Boxes tend to go quickly, so order early to avoid missing out.
Burro e Salvia
Shoreditch-based Italian trattoria Burro e Salvia has launched a 'limited edition' meal kit created in collaboration with flour purveyor Wildfarmed Grain. The Burro e Salvia X Wildfarmed Grain kit, which is available for nationwide delivery via the Big Night app, will feature Burro e Salvia’s famous fresh handmade pasta, rolled in-house by head chef Mitchell Damota and his team of pasta makers using Wildfarmed Grain’s wholemeal flour, in a choice of dishes including tagliatelle with braised leeks and parmigiano; strozzapreti with sausage and saffron ragu; and artichoke and pecorino tortelli with butter and sage. Available from Monday 15 March, each pasta kit comes complete with its own sauce alongside step-by-step cooking instructions, feeding two people and priced from £16.
Robin Gill's recently opened Bermondsey restaurant is now serving new and familiar creations from the years of The Dairy (the precursor to Bermondesy Larder) via meal kits that are available for pick-up and delivery. Kits start with a Bermondsey Larder Americano aperitivo made with Vault Vermouth and finish with a bay leaf panna cotta with poached Yorkshire rhubarb to rev up the palate followed by snacks of homemade sourdough, smoked bone marrow butter, chicken liver mousse and charcuterie; followed by agnolotti with Delica pumpkin, cashew blue and cavolo nero. For mains diners can choose between salt baked celeriac, with wild mushrooms and pickled walnut vinaigrette; or beef short rib, served with celeriac gratin. Also available are a vegetarian meal kit for one and a cheese course add-on of truffled Baron Bigod, fig and walnut toast and honey.
Le Deli Robuchon
Mayfair restaurant and deli Le Deli Robuchon is this Friday (26 February) launching an online shop selling acollection of the food and drink products from across France, England, Spain and Italy, many of which chef Joël Robuchon chose and championed himself. La Selection Robuchon includes: Merit raw honey; Stéphan Perrotte jams; Paglione tomato sauces; Le Roy René nougat; and Cartwright & Butler Shortbread alongside premium teas, freshly baked breads and pastries, pickles, olive oils, cheeses and charcuterie.
Le Deli Robuchon
Knightsbridge-based Dinings' izakaya-style of cooking, incorporating authentic Japanese and European cuisines, has been a hit since the restaurant opened in 2017 and now people beyond the SW3 postcode can get a taste of executive chef Masaki Sugisaki's cooking. The restaurant has now extended delivery of its meal kits beyond London with the help of websites Restokit and Restaurant Box with options that include sushi and sashimi dishes as well as hot and cold specialities (main pic). Dishes on the current menu incuden Yuzu kosho cured line caught sea bass ceviche; wagyu beef carpaccio; potted native lobster buns; and salmon teriyaki with cavolo nero; and a celebration kit that features dishes such as truffle tamago-sando steamed buns with Oscietra caviar; and half native lobster with spiced miso.
Rotunda @ Home
Green & Fortune has added a St. Patrick’s Day special to its Rotunda @ Home delivery service. Its special five-course menu features a make your own soda bread kit with pink peppercorn chive and smoked sea salt butter; home-cured salmon, celery root remoulade, wild garlic dressing; slow-cooked bacon chop with colcannon, grilled hispi cabbage, and gravy; a warm apple cake with Baileys cream; and shamrock macarons (£95 for two people). Sales from the boxes will include donations to two charities – The Clink Charity and The London Irish Centre.
Koya's famed udon noodles are now available nationwide with the launch of a meal kit that fits through letterboxes. Delivered by ‘Koya Mail’, the Omiyage box contains two vacuum-packed portions of dashi broth and udon noodles that have been handmade the day before dispatch. Each box comes with a recipe card from Koya head chef and co-owner Shuko Oda that will change monthly. Boxes costs £14 including delivery.
The Cinnamon Club
Chef Vivek Singh has craeted Feast at Home kits that enable people to make signature dishes from his Indian restaurant The Cinnamon Club in their own kitchens. Three different menus are available for nationwide delivery: from the Shaan – E – Raan, serving five at £200 which includes a whole slow-braised Mughal style Kentish lamb leg; a four-course Feast at £60 per person that includes lamb shank Roganjosh and Vivek’s famous garam masala sticky toffee and nutmeg custard; and the Delhi Style Butter Chicken dinner at £120. A vegan meal kit is also available, and features grilled aubergine with sesame tamarind crumble and chargrilled cauliflower with spinach, nutmeg, curry leaf and lime crumble.
Aquavit head chef Jorjon Colazo has created three Scandi meal kit options for nationwide delivery. Designed for two to share, options include the Meat box (£80), Pescatarian box (£90) and Vegetarian box (£60), each featuring a number of of the restaurant's dishes, with options including meatballs and mash; gravalax; and langoustine or venison bao buns. A selection of wines, beers and inventive soft drinks are also available to order. Orders can be made from www.aquavitrestaurants.com or via Slerp.
Goila Butter Chicken
Chef Saransh Goila's Goila Butter Chicken originally came to London through a sell-out pop up at Carousel in Marylebone, but Goila has always wanted to make his recipe accessible to as mnay people as possible. Now he has with the dish - made with chicken cooked over eco-friendly charcoal and using over 15 different spices - now available nationwide in meal kit form. The kit comes with dal makhani, sourdough naan, pickled shallots, coriander chutney and jeera rice and is priced at £39.50 plus delivery.
Musette by Tom Aikens
Tom Aikens’ newly minted Michelin star restaurant Muse has created a meal kit offshoot with the help of the recently-launched Finish & Feast platform. Two meals have initially been created by the top chef, the first featuring a starter of housemade ricotta and balsamic pickled wild; a main of 24-hour braised short rib with mis, honey, soy, onion tatin and salt baked beets; and dark chocolate mousse with chantilly cream and caramelised pistachios to finish. The second box includes seven-hour slow cooked shoulder of lamb and spring onion mashed potato and the same dessert.
Soul Ride by Riding House at Home
From the team behind London’s Riding House Café, Soul Ride by Riding House at Home Is inspired by executive chef Henry Omereye’s love of the Caribbean and its cuisine. On offer (main picture) are brunch, weekender and Sunday roast boxes that feature dishes such as curry mutton, pumpkin, mushroom and mozzarella mac; jerk chicken burgers; and a 500g 32-day aged pimento-marinated côte de boeuf, alongside crispy new potatoes. Also available are a variety of snacks, homemade cocktails and sticky date and spiced rum pudding. Nationwide deliveries will be made each Thursday.
10 Greek Street
Soho restaurant 10 Greek Street has created a range of seasonal menus that are available via meal kit delivery platform Dishpatch. Designed by head chef and co-owner Cameron Emirali the latest offer is a winter duck pie option with a winter salad of gorgonzola, balsamic-glazed beetroot, pickled red onion and vinaigrette; followed by a pie served with spiced sweet potato mash, braised red cabbage and redcurrant. Dessert is a chocolate and peanut butter fondant with quince jam, crème fraîche and salted peanuts. The kit costs £60 and serves two people 2 and is available here https://dishpatch.co.uk/feasts/winter-duck-pie
Borough Market-based taqueria Tacos Padre is bringing its range of tacos into people’s homes thanks to its new range of DIY Taco Kits. There are four kits available priced between £27 and £32 - – short-rib suadero with aged beef tatemada salsa; lamb barbacoa with avocado and jalapeño salsa; cauliflower al pastor with Mexican crispy chilli oil; and cochinita pibil pork with habanero pickled red onions. Each pack serves two people and comes with tortillas, lime, onion, coriander, super hot habanero guacachile salsa and one special salsa specific to each pack. Kits can be ordered at https://www.tacospadre.com/onlineshop with deliveries going out every Friday from 29 January.
Gaucho at Home
Argentine steakhouse group Gaucho has developed a Gaucho at Home range of meal kits that are available for delivery anywhere in the UK from 28 January. Options include the Gaucho Pie Box (£55 for two people) with customers able to select their choice of starter including a cured salmon, beetroot tartare, pickled cucumber and horseradish cream; or spiced butternut squash soup; followed by a selection of handmade Gaucho-style pies including beef and Malbec; and chicken and chorizo as well as a vegetarian option of burrata and spinach. Dessert is a flourless chocolate cake with espresso cream and dulce de leche. Also available is a beef wellington box (£70 for two) with the main coming with oven roasted carrots, parsnips and squash with garlic and thyme and whipped Provolone potatoes.
Rudy's Vegan Diner
Vegan diner and butchers Rudy’s has made its plant-based DIY kits available nationwide. Each kit is designed to feed four people with the must-try option either its ‘you won’t believe it’s vegan’ Rudy’s Reuben; or four-patty signature Dirty Burger DIY box. The kits are priced at £36 for four, with £1 from each box sold donated to Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary.
MasterChef 2020 champion Thomas Frake has developed a range of meal kits that are available on the Finish & Feast platform. Dishes on his current offer include monkfish scampi with fennel pickle and dill tartare; stout ox cheek with horseradish potato; and porter fondant with bourbon butterscotch and cème fraiche.
Two menus - a winter meal kit and a vegan option - are now available from award-winning chef Marianne Lumb. Lumb’s creative vegan menu comprises and amuse bouche winter tomato consommé with aonori seaweed; a starter of slow roasted beetroot with rhubarb, sumac, horseradish and pickles; and a main of celeriac, artichoke and Bramley apple ratouille with kale salsa verde and pearled spelt. Dessert is a coconut and mango crème caramel with macadamia and manderin, while the other features dishes such as vitello tonnato and artichokes; and baked stone bass with blackened celeriac puree.
OXO at Home
OXO Tower head chef Jeremy Bloor has adapted some of the most popular dishes served at the OXO Tower restaurant. The restaurant is taking an a la carte approach with a extensive list of dishes from which to choose, including wild mushroom arancini with truffle cheese and quince aioli; hand dived scallops, 10-hour cooked pork belly and black cabbage; beetroot wellington; as well as a dry-aged chateaubriand served with truffle macaroni cheese. Each dish comes with simple directions and a link to a video guide showing you how it is prepared and plated. In addition, the restaurant’s head sommelier Diego has chosen a selection of champagnes and wines to accompany a meal. Customers are required to make a minimum order of three courses and can place an order through website Slerp.
& Home by James Knappett
The chef-patron of two Michelin starred restaurant Kitchen Table has designed a range of accessible tasting menus to be finished at home. Customers can choose between regular changing seven and eleven course menus (£150 and £250 respectively) with the option of adding wines and champagnes chosen by his wife Sandia Chang. Dishes on the current menu include white onion velouté, with confit roscoff, Isle of Mull cheddar and crispy onion breadcrumbs; hand dived Orkney Island scallops with smoked cream, olive oil and smoked scallop roe; and Cornish day boat fish en papillote with Amalfi lemon and roast fishbone sauce. https://jamesknappett.com
Haar by Dean Banks
MasterChef: The Professionals 2018 finalist Dean Banks is putting his seafood expertise to good use with his meal kit offer that features luxury lobster and crab as well as one featuring the best of the land and sea. The crustacean kit includes a dressed crab with spicy mango slaw and Asian dressing; and a native dressed lobster with mirin butter sauce with seaweed potatoes, seared sprouting broccoli and smoked mayonnaise; while land and sea also includes 32-day aged ribeye. There is also the option to add wine, champagne and cocktails to the order.
Wonderland At Home
Wonderland Restaurants is launching a premium meal kit service that ties in with stories and DC characters from the Justice League. Its first, which will be available for delivery between 15 April until 27 May, celebrates the global film release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on 18 March. The Justice League themed meal box includes kits to create a Big Belly Burger, one of the fast-food brands from the DC universe, drink Koul Brau beer and Jitters Coffee as well as make a Smallville-inspired dessert.
Paco at Home
Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’s Bristol-based Michelin-starred tapas restaurant Paco Tapas is delivering its home boxes nationwide, featuring 13 of the restaurant’s most-loved dishes to finish at home. Priced at £100 for two people for collection (or with an additional fee of £20 for nationwide delivery), items include Manzanilla olives; boquerones; jamón croqueta; octopus a la Gallega; stuffed quail; and chocolate mousse with olive oil and toast. Drink accompaniments can also be added as extras, including a sherry pairing (£30pp), cocktails; with the choice of a Negroni or Sherry Manhattan (£16 for two) or bottles of red or white wine (from £19) and sherry (£20).
BAO Made by You
Taiwanese bun specialist BAO has made an number of bun kits available for its customers to make for themselves in their own kitchens. These include classic pork; vegetarian daikon; and Xinjiang lamb as well as sweet version such as molten chocolate and cherry; slated egg custard; peach red bean; and plain gua bao.
Hawksmoor at Home
Steak specialist Hawksmoor provides some serious sustenance during the various lockdowns and the start of this year is no exception. For January it has made two boxes available (four if you count the ones that don’t contain booze): a rib-eye box and a porterhouse one. Boxes contain a properly dry-aged cut of meat as well as everything required to make bone marrow gravy; oven chips, creamed spinach; macaroni cheese and stick toffee pudding depending on which is ordered. There’s also a bottled cocktail for two, beers and a carefully selected bottle of wine to accompany each cut. In addition, Hawksmoor has a Cocktails at Home offer with a range of bottled and canned cocktails that includes a Dry Martini, Old Fashioned and Negroni. Each bottled cocktail serves two people, and will be priced between £12 and £14, or £48 for a set of all four, while the canned options are single serve and can only be purchased as a set of four for £28.
Joanna's at Home
South London restaurant Joanna's - a stalwart of the Crystal Palace high street for more than 40 years - has launched a three-course 'at home' kit that's available for delivery within the limits of the M25. Created by head chef Stephen Simon, the menu aims to replicate the hearty food and warm atmosphere the restaurant is known for. Starter options include Lebanese chicken flatbreads with hummus and pickled shallots; and marinated mackerel with compressed cucumber and horseradish crème fraiche. Mains, meanwhile, feature confit duck legs with braised lentils; cod, smoked haddock and prawn fish pie; and spinach and lentil lasagne - all served with buttered mixed greens. Three courses for two people costs £59 plus delivery, with all dishes coming with simple instructions for reheating.
Elizabeth Haigh’s Borough Market chicken and rice place Mei Mei is now offering a range of DIY and ready-meal kits alongside a selection of feasting and produce boxes, with delivery available nationwide. All kits come with step-by-step instruction, pre-measured and packaged ingredients and wrapped up in sustainable and reusable packaging. Meal kits start at £20, with options including ‘signature’ dishes such as nasi lemak; chicken and potato curry; and bak chor mee. Feasting box options, meanwhile, include Hainanese chicken rice; and Singapore chilli crab (both priced at £60). A range of Mei Mei-branded pantry products, including spice mixes and sambal chilli pastes, is also available.
Made in Oldstead
You can try Tommy Banks’ brilliant cooking anywhere you are in the country with his Made in Oldstead food boxes available nationwide. Each box contains a three-course menu for two people, starting at £21 per person, with three different menus to choose from including a vegetarian option. Dishes include the likes of pork belly rillette with pikcle apple and rye bread; Jerusalem artichoke veloute with cep crouton and mushroom noisette; lemon verbena confit chicken; braised lamb shoulder; and glazed hispi cabbage with black garlic. Special occasions are also catered for, the next one being Valentine’s Day, with a six-course meal (vegetarian option also available) featuring smoked salmon with whipped buttermilk; salt aged beef wellington with duck fat potatoes; and rhubarb and raw milk pudding for £140. In addition to the boxes, you can order a range of pre-batched 500ml bottle cocktails including a damson sazerac, marigold martini and a rhubarb ‘Negroni’ produced by Tommy’s brother James.
Hame by Adam Handling
Chef Adam Handling was one of the first to make fine dining into a meal kit and Hame remains one of the best offers on the market. Consumer scan choose from individual dishes, such as his signature cheese doughnuts and chicken butter options; beef and caviare tartare, lobster tagliatelle or beef wellington or opt for one of Hame’s meal selections that have been put together for various different occasions. Alongside the Sunday lunch menu for two, which features a whole truffle stuffed roast chicken among other things - there’s the ‘dine in style’ menu for two (£200) with lobster tagliatelle; a half lamb shoulder with couscous, courgette and feta salad, and a tarte tatin; and a ‘who are you trying to impress?’ meal (£305) with wagyu and caviar tartare; ‘lobster wagyu’; beef wellington; tarte tatin; a whole truffled Tunworth cheese; and a bottle of English sparkling wine. Bottled cocktails are also available as is a temperature probe and chef’s apron fr people who really want to take it seriously.
Dishoom Naan Rolls
Indian restaurant group Dishoom has made its incredibly popular bacon naan rolls available for all to experience their greatness. The kit, which is priced at £16 for two people, is simple to execute and comes with smoked streaky bacon; three naan doughballs (enough for two plus a spare for experimentation); tomato-chilli jam; fresh coriander; and cream cheese as well as simple cooking instructions and a helpful video for first-timers. Each kit also contains loose-leaf Darjeeling tea, chai spices and fresh ginger slices for brewing copious amounts of masala chai. For every meal kit sold, Dishoom will donate a meal to Magic Breakfast, a charity that provides healthy and nourishing free meals to schools meaning that there is no better way to start your day. For vegans there is the option of a vegan sausage naan roll kit which can be delivered to most of the UK mainland, with some exclusions in Scotland due to the transit time required.
Honest Burger DIY Kit
Honest Burgers offers three DIY burger kits for nationwide delivery - its classic kit, a tribute kit and a plant burger option. The two meat-based ones come with chopped British chuck steak and rib cap patties; cheddar slices; dry cured smoked bacon rashers; and burger buns with a selection of sauces and toppings as well as a helping of it rosemary salt that customers can add to their chips.
Cash & Kari
This brilliantly titled enterprise is a spin-off from Sri Lankan restaurant group Hoppers (kari is the Sri Lankan word for curry). Owner JKS Restaurants has done a great job of taking its numerous brands virtual and Hoppers is no exception with a dedicated website and comprehensive selection of products. A surprising amount of the in-restaurant menu is available via meal kits designed to feed a crowd as well as individual portions of some favourites, including Hoppers’ famed mutton rolls. It’s accessibly priced too with a vegan meal kit for two costing £25 and the Ultimate Hoppers Meal Kit for four - which includes drinks - available for £100. Also on offer is a large selection of drinks - including whole bottles of arrack (a spirit made with the sap of coconut flowers), pre-mixed cocktails and beers - various curry powders and other specialist ingredients and merchandise.
Leon LOVe Burger At Home
Healthy fast food group Leon has just launched its first at home burger kit. Created in partnership with plant-based food brand Meatless Farm, the new kit contains everything required to make its popular vegan LOVe Burger, including a step-by-step guide. The kits are available nationwide for £18 (£19 for the gluten free box) plus £5 for delivery and are carbon neutral.
The Real Greek's DIY souvlaki kit
Aegean restaurant chain The Real Greek has launched a range of DIY souvlaki kits. The kits, which are available nationwide through a collaboration with Great Food 2U, come with a set of easy instructions and all the ingredients needed to make two souvlakis, including homemade tzatziki, flatbreads, tomatoes, onion, and sweet paprika for seasoning. There are two to choose from: a chicken souvlaki kit for two priced at £14.00; and a halloumi souvlaki option priced at £13.50 for two (plus delivery charges).
Patty & Bun
Along with Pizza Pilgrims, burger brand Patty & Bun was among the first to make their restaurant dishes available across the country and has since expanded its range. Now available are its meal kits for either tow or four people with both meat and vegan options available as well as one that combines both. Its boxes contain all the ingredients its uses in restaurants to make the burgers, including HG Walter beef patties, brioche buns, pot of smokey P&B Mayo, cheese slices, home made pickles and smokey onions, save for a lettuce and a tomato.
Elite at Home
Elite at Home is a bit different to the majority of makeaways out there in that rather than ordering a set multi-course meal customers can pick and choose dishes more akin to a la carte. What’s more, the list is extensive, with everything from potted mackerel; sticky lamb neck; octopus; duck leg; 35-day aged sirloin steak; roast butternut squash; sumac roasted cauliflower and smoked ham hock available - as well as the restaurant group’s signature featherblade of beef. Cocktails, beers and wines are also available for delivery, which costs £12.95, and delivery is nationwide with the exception of some postcodes in Scotland. Elite is leading the way in the website stakes, with a picture of each dish as well as cooking instructions available online - meaning that customers are not at a loss if they happen to misplace the instructions - and a cook-along video to watch on Instagram also availabe for each dish.
The comfort food and cocktail concept has produced a number of DIY meal kits based on its most popular dishes. Each burger kit feeds for and includes classic, vegan chilli and Mac Daddy options, with a lamb fried kit for three to four people also available. The restaurant group has also partnered with Beyond Meat, the Los Angeles producer of plant-based meat products; Vida Bakery, London’s dairy free, egg free and gluten free bakery; and MEDA CBD Drinks to create its ‘Ultimate Vegan Kit’. The kit contains all the ingredients needed to make two ‘Vegan Chilli Cheeseburgers’ with fries. These are accompanied by a bottle of MEDA’s pre-mixed ‘Espresso Medatini’ cocktail and two MEDA CBD drinks. For dessert, the box includes a pack of Vida Bakery ready-to-bake cookies. The kit costs £42 and, according
Blacklock at Home
Chop champion Blacklock is now finally able to deliver nationwide with free delivery now included from Land’s End to John O’Groats and everywhere in between. Four meaty options are available: the ‘all in for two’ ‘steak night for two’, ‘big chop for two’ and ‘Sunday roast’ with ingredients including a selection of beef, lamb and pork skinny chops or two 55-day aged beef rump fillet steaks; beef dripping oven chips, kale and parmesan salad; and chop sauce as well as a heart portion of Blacklock’s peerless white chocolate cheesecake. The restaurant group is working with sustainable charity Ecologi and for every Blacklock at Home sold a tree is planted in its Blacklock Forest.
Sabor en Casa
Mayfair Spanish restaurant Sabor is delivering its delights across the country. It’s kept things simple with an offer that reflects the dual nature of the restaurant, that features a ground floor tapas bar and a first floor asador, with two boxes: counter and asador. The counter box contains some of the tapas bar’s signature dishes such as prawn croquetas; tortilla; and gambas al ajillo (serves two for £58) while the asador box serves two to three people (£90) with dishes including arroz negro; Iberian pig’s cheeks; and Basque cheesecake. The restaurant also makes a number of its dishes available to buy separately, including acorn-fed Iberian presa and mojo verde; arroz negro; and churrasco de cordero.
Galvin at Home
Chris and Jeff Galvin’s Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has launched ‘Galvin at home’, a three-course meal kit delivering across England and Wales Wednesday to Saturday. The menu changes weekly and is priced at £45 per person (£39 for the vegetarian menu), plus £15.95 for delivery. Menus include rosemary focaccia and Nocellara olives; a starter of duck liver parfait with toasted truffle brioche; seared pavé of wild seabass for the main course with crushed charlotte potato, pine nut, raisin and caper dressing; and a dessert of chocolate marquise, lime syrup and crème anglaise. Vegetarian options include a starter of a salad of candy beetroot, Sainte-Maure de Touraine cheese, apple and coriander; and a main of miso glazed aubergine, pea shoots and a vinaigrette of shiitake mushrooms. Galvin posts video tutorials each week demonstrating the steps required to complete the dishes.
Portuguese restaurant Bar Douro has made a feast for two people available to order through online delivery website Restokit. Priced at £60 and serving two people, the current seasonally-inspired menu includes bread & Bar Douro olive oil to start, followed by stand-out dishes including croquetes de alheira (smoked Portuguese sausage); Pata Negra ham; salt cod hash; and braised lamb shank chanfana with batatas a murro. For dessert there is toucinho do ceu, a traditional Portuguese almond cake made with pork fat, served with orange créme fraîche.
Pizza Pilgrims Frying Pan Pizza Kits
Pizza Pilgrims led the meal kit charge during the first nationwide lockdown with its frying pan pizza kits, quickly making them available nationwide with the exception of some parts of Scotland ad Ireland. It has since expanded its offer from the original margherita kit to include pizza options of nduja; double pepperoni and spiced honey; and mushroom and truffle. Dessert is also covered with a Nutella ring made using the same pizza base. Kits are priced from £13.95 to £17.95 (The Nutella ring is £4.95) and serve two people.
Shoryu DIY Kits
There are three of Shoryu’s ramens available for delivery via the Japan Centre website to make at home - ganso; piri piri tonkotsu; and the vegan-friendly white natural. Each kit contains two portions and cost £23 for the ganso and £25 for the other two. In addition the Japanese restaurant group has made its bun kits available from the Japan Centre, including one for BBQ pork buns that contain everything required to make four char siu bbq pork belly buns with spicy Shoryu sauce. Bagged cocktails, including its Dirty Lychee and Tiki Passion, are also available on the site. For something a bit more unusual, Shoryu has teamed up with blue-haired virtual singing sensation Hatsune Miku for its Hatsune Miku at home DIY kit Miku x Shoryu. Available for a limited time only the kits feature Shoryu's signature 12-hour tonkotsu soup stock, original ramen noodles, char siu bbq pork belly, beni shoga red ginger, spring onion, kikurage mushrooms, nitamago egg marinade, nori seaweed and a Hatsune Miku skewer decoration as well as a bright green Matcha Detox cocktail made with matcha tea, pineapple juice, coconut syrup and fresh lime juice and Hatsune Miku turquoise cookies with white chocolate to finish things off (kits serve two people and cost £44).
Jose Pizarro Finish at Home
Jose Pizarro’s eponymous Spanish restaurant group has launched ‘finish at home’ meal kits with delivery available across the UK (delivery is free for orders over £99). The menu contains a selection of tapas dishes from Pizarro’s restaurants, the prices of which range from £4.50 for tortilla de patatas, to £22 for Ibérico ham. There are also mains, including a two-person seafood and chicken arroz for £18 that comes with its own paella pan. Dessert options include a £15 Basque cheesecake with lavender honey which comes with a terracotta serving dish. Tutorials showing how to assemble the meals can be found on the José Pizarro YouTube channel.
Warwickshire-based burger restaurant group Libertine has launched DIY kits for its most popular burger, the No. 4, which are available for nationwide delivery. Customers receive all the ingredients they need to make four burgers, including dry-aged patties; buns; American cheese, bacon and pickles; its ‘house spice blend’; ketchup and mustard; as well as branded greaseproof burger sheets. Vegan options including its ‘No. 111' will be available soon. The kits are priced at £25 and come with instructions explaining how to cook and assemble the burgers.
Corbin & King
Restaurant group Corbin & King, owner of The Wolesley, The Delaunay and more, has launched a home dining range including dishes from across its restaurant portfolio. Featuring classic European cuisine, the meals are available for nationwide delivery from Wednesday – Saturday. Dishes include mains of The Delaunay’s roast fillet of sea trout with salsify and wild mushrooms; Colbert’s duck confit with bean cassoulet; and Soutine’s coq au Riesling. Prices for mains range between £9-£15. There are also sides of French fries or mashed potato; and desserts of The Wolseley’s fruit crumble with crème anglaise; and Zédel’s mousse au chocolat (£6.50). Dishes can be oven heated or microwaved and each comes with a recommended wine pairing from the restaurants’ selection.
Trishna, Brigadiers and Gymkhana
Indian restaurants Brigadiers, Trishna and Gymkhana - which are operated by JKS Restaurants - have made their meal kits available on the Restokit website. Trishna is offering its seafood experience for two (£80), which contains jumbo tandoori mustard prawns; hariyali bream fillets; sahi salmon tikka fillet; garlic butter pepper crab; malabar parotta; and lemon rice, while Gymkhana offers its ‘club experience’ in either meat or vegetarian options with dishes including kid goat keema; tandoori masala lamb chops; and wild muntjac biryani. Brigadiers, meanwhile, is offering its mixed grill experience featuring a selection if tandoori lamb, chicken and prawn dishes.
Taco Party by el Pastor
London-based restaurant group El Pastor has launched ‘Taco Party’, a ‘finish-at-home’ meal kit service with delivery available nationwide. There are three customisable sharing menus, with prices at £45 for the ‘Mexican feast for 2’; £85 for the ‘Mexican feast for 4’; and £125 for the ‘Mexican feast for 6’. The options include chicken tinga tostadas and tuna tostadas for starters; and main courses of al pastor, cochinita pibil and short rib. These come with the option of esquites and frijoles refritos as sides. Al Pastor provides a guide demonstrating how to assemble the food. It also has a range of drinks on offer including beers, house Margarita and Mezcal.
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.
Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Delamia offers three restaurant kits based on the themes of earth, land and sea. Each serving two people, the earth kits include dishes of crispy spicy chickpeas; smokey aubergine, tahini and zhoug with pita; charred cauliflower, lemon-zest infused crème fraiche, pomegranate molasses and seeds; and crispy rosemary potatoes on garlic-infused yoghurt, while the land one features similar dishes with the addition of meat options such as beef koftas with aubergine and beetroot yoghurt with charcoaled onions; and shawarma with dates and pine nuts on grilled pita. Prices start at £48 and rise to £65 for the sea kits.