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. Starting with bread and olive oil there’s also smoked Portuguese sausage croquetes with lemon mayo; black pig ham from Alentejo; grilled chicory, roast almond butter and orange; traditional octopus rice; braised beef cheeks, esparregado & root vegetable crisps; and almond cake with orange créme fraîche for dessert. A selection of sides dishes can be added such as cheese, olives and pata negra ham.
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.
There are six of Shoryu’s ramens available for delivery via online delivery website Restokit - ganso; piri piri tonkotsu; and white natural which each come in traditional and gluten free options. Each kit contains two portions and cost £20, 322 and £24 respectively with the gluten free ramens an additional £4 each.
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.