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London's food delivery scene improved in leaps and bounds. Here are the restaurants delivering the most impressive meals right now. All are either delivered complete or just need a little finishing off before you put them on the table pretending you rustled up dinner yourself.

 

Adam Handling's HameAdam Handling's Hame

In a nutshell: Adam Handling signature dishes delivered

Adam Handling has brought much of his signature dishes from The Frog into his delivery service. So the chicken butter and his cheese doughnuts both make an appearance alongside bigger dishes like wellingtons and roasts. Some require more effort than others, but it all hangs together to really bring the restaurant experience home. Some unique cocktails are available too. Read our Test Drive.

Follow them on Instagram: @adamhandling.

Delivery Range: Nationwide

How to order: On their website

 

 

The Ambassador General StoreThe Ambassador General Store

In a nutshell: Gymkhana and friends

This delivery store is a Best of... experience, bringing together dishes from Gymkhana, Trishna and Brigadiers. There's a selection of ready to cook family feast experiences and finish-at-home signature dishes. To go with all that, the Daru Shop meets all drinks needs with collaboration beers and wines, as well as ready to drink cocktails, spirits and more. Also, it's worth a look at Cash & Kari - the sister store that looks after Hoppers. 

Follow them on Instagram: @ambassadorgeneralstore

Delivery Range: Nationwide

How to order: On their website

 

Bocca di LupoBocca di Lupo

In a nutshell: Jacob Kenedy's Soho Italian

Bocca di Lupo is a Soho mainstay and consistently rated as one of the best in the area. They've introduced a monthly-changing menu, each with three new meals, delivered across London. Those meals are a combination of antipasti, mains and pasta. Dishes at the time of writing included Mozzarella in Carozza, Spaghetti alle vongole and Burnt ricotta pie. Vegetarian versions are also available.

Follow them on Instagram: @bocca_di_lupo

Delivery Range: Nationwide

How to order: On their website

 

Comfort & Joy by JikoniComfort & Joy by Jikoni

In a nutshell: Ravinder Bhogal delivers joy to vegetarian Londoners

Ravinder Bhogal's Jikoni has garnered much praise and the same can be said for the restaurant's delivery service, Comfort and Joy. It's all about delivering sustainable, vegetarian meals across London - with meal boxes that change on a bi-weekly basis.

Follow them on Instagram: @comfortandjoybyjikoni

Delivery Range: 5 miles from Marylebone (see here)

How to order: On the website.

 

Corbin and King at HomeCorbin & King at Home

In a nutshell: The best of The Wolseley, Zedel, Soutine and more...

Corbin & King's At Home service is essentially a greatest hits menu, delivering a signature dish or two from all of their restaurants. So you can order schnitzel from The Wolseley and finish off with dessert from Brasserie Zedel. All the profits from the delivery service go to the staff, another good reason to order. Read our Test Drive.

Delivery Range: 8 miles from Colbert (SW1W 8AX)

How to order: On the website.

 

DishoomDishoom

In a nutshell: Hugely popular Indian street food

If you can't make it to a reopened Dishoom, then they'll bring some of their best dishes to you, via Deliveroo. The menu features curries, biryani, small plates and more. And yes, the famed house black daal is also available. The menu doesn't include the bacon naan, but you can always get that delivered as a DIY kit. 

Follow them on Instagram: @dishoom.

Delivery Range: Deliveroo range from restaurants, bacon naan kits deliver nationwide

How to order: On the website.

 

Galvin at HomeGalvin at Home

In a nutshell: The Galvin Brothers deliver

Brothers Chris & Jeff are sending out a weekly changing three-course menu - choose a fish, meat or vegetarian option with dishes including lasagne of Dorset crab with beurre Nantais & pea shoots and an apple tart Tatin & Normandy creme fraiche to finish. There are even video tutorials by Jeff Galvin showing how to finish the preparation of the dishes perfectly. Read our Test Drive

Follow them on Instagram: @galvinrestaurants

Delivery Range: Nationwide

How to order: On the website.

 

HawksmoorHawksmoor

In a nutshell: Masters of steak

Hawksmoor have two delivery arms. There’s the Hawksmoor At Home meat box, which usually comprises of a cut of steak, sides, cocktails and wine. Plus there’s Hawksmoor At Home Local which is more about dishes to finish off at home - like their roast bone marrow or lobster with garlic butter. They also offer a range of bottled and canned cocktails.

Follow them on Instagram: @hawksmoorrestaurants

Delivery Range: 5 miles from Air St (or nationwide for At Home boxes)

How to order: Order on their website

 

HideHide

In a nutshell: Michelin kitchen does delivery

Hide was one of the first high-end restaurants to deliver during the lockdown, with the Ollie Dabbous-led kitchen aiming to translate the kind of cuisine you'd have in the restaurant into one which suits being sent out. Breakfast, brunch and dinner menus are available and yes, you can order their amazing birch sap croissants. Read our Test Drive

Follow them on Instagram: @hide_restaurant

Delivery Range: 7 miles from the restaurant in Mayfair

How to order: Order on their website

 

Honey & SpiceHoney & Co

In a nutshell: Middle Eastern cuisine

Honey & Co have put together weekly meals that you can pick up at their Honey & Spice deli. Recent dishes have included lamb shawarma, chicken tagine and even afternoon tea. The self-saucing chocolate cake sounds like a must too. 

Follow them on Instagram: @honeyandco

Delivery Range: Collection or local delivery from Fitzrovia

How to order: Order on their website

 

Jose PizarroJose Pizarro

In a nutshell: Top-notch tapas

Jose’s Yes Way Jose offers fans of the chef’s Spanish cooking a chance to either pick up hot tapas to go from his restaurants in Bermondsey and Surrey or delivered to finish off at home. We can attest to the greatness of the pan con tomate and croquetas and the prospect of his Basque cheesecake with lavender honey is impossible to resist. Read our Test Drive.

Follow them on Instagram: @jose_pizarro

Delivery Range: Locally for hot food, nationwide for finish-at-home tapas

How to order: Order online

 

Joy at PortobelloJoy at Portobello

In a nutshell: Stevie Parle to-go

In addition to being a generally useful grocery service, Joy at Home also delivers the best of FLORA restaurant. There's whole cooked lobster, chilled and served with aioli, American plum pie and pasta from Stevie Parle's Pastaio too.

Follow them on Instagram: @joy_at_portobello

Delivery Range: 3 miles from Ladbroke Grove

How to order: Order via their website

 

Kitchen Table (&home by James Knappett)Kitchen Table (&home by James Knappett)

In a nutshell: Two-Michelin starred delivery

If you're after the finest of fine dining experiences at home, & Home by James Knappett aims to bring his two-Michelin-starred restaurant into your kitchen. The accessible tasting menus are finished by you and consist of monthly changing seven and eleven-course menus. There's also a selection of sommelier-chosen wines and Champagnes. Read our Test Drive

Follow them on Instagram: @kitchentable1

Delivery Range: Nationwide

How to order: Order via their website

 

Kitty FishersKitty Fishers

In a nutshell: Supper boxes delivered

Having trialled it over the summer, the Kitty Fishers and Cora Pearl teams are now doing restaurant deliveries at home. The two supper boxes are four-course meals with snacks to start and chocolates to finish. They change on a monthly basis and include such delights as Kitty's Smoked Cod’s Roe, Radishes & Crackers and Cora's Banoffee and Almond Pot.

Follow them on Instagram: @kittyfishers

Delivery Range: About 3.5 miles from Mayfair but check website.

How to order: Order via their website

 

KoyaKoya

In a nutshell: Some of the best udon noodles in town

Fans of Koya can opt for two delivery options. Go to Big Night for a range of meals for two - with treats like Creamed Tofu with Jerusalem Artichoke, Chashu Pork and Plaice Sashimi. Alternatively, Deliveroo is sending out their best in class range of udon dishes.

Follow them on Instagram: @koyalondon

Delivery Range: Deliveroo range or circa 5 miles from Soho for the at-home box

How to order: Order online

 

The Laughing HeartThe Laughing Heart

In a nutshell: Big nights in

The folk at Laughing Heart - Hackney's wine cave and restaurant - say they were "inspired by our passion for Northern Chinese food & our beloved Late Night menu" to come up with their takeaway app Big Night. There's a choice of two menus - one is vegetarian - and the meal for two should be ready in minutes. They also supply wine and 'atmosphere' courtesy of candles, napery and glassware.

Follow them on Instagram: @thelaughingheart_london

Delivery Range: About 3.5 miles from Hackney but check website.

How to order: Order via their website

 

LevanLevan

In a nutshell: Casual Peckham spot with an interesting wine offering

Nicholas Balfe's Peckham restaurant Levan's To Go service brings you a complete three-course 'a la carte' at home with everything from snacks and starters to main courses and desserts. It changes on a monthly basis. There's a vegetarian option and right now the seasonal menu includes a heavenly-sounding potato, oyster mushroom & Vacherin pie. Read our Test Drive

Follow them on Instagram: @levanlondon

Delivery Range: About a 4km radius from Peckham

How to order: Order via their website

 

LucaLuca

In a nutshell: Italian from the Clove Club

The Clerkenwell Italian from the Clove Club stable has a weekly Feasting Menu featuring both Luca favourites as well as new dishes. There's also a Deli box with a chilled bottle of vintage Prosecco, salumi, bread and more. Order wines by the bottle or case to complete your night in.

Follow them on Instagram: @luca.restaurant

Delivery Range: About a 4km radius from Clerkenwell

How to order: Order via their website

 

Lyle'sLyle's

In a nutshell: One of the best restaurants in the world delivers

For the full Lyle’s experience, they have a standard menu as well as a game box with dishes to finish off at home like crab & barley porridge made with Cornish crab meat, ready to be topped with fresh herbs or cep with wild mushrooms. barley, Jerusalem artichokes, vin jaune and milk bread croutons. And at weekends, both Lyle's and sister restaurant Flor are sending out ASAP Pizzas for delivery.

Follow them on Instagram: @lyleslondon

Delivery Range: Nationwide

How to order: Order online

 

Master WeiMaster Wei

In a nutshell: Xi'an cuisine

The first solo venture from Wei Guirong, co-owner of Xi'an Impressions, may be closed to the public, but its delivery arm seems to be working to pretty much the whole restaurant menu. Order the biang biang noodles that Grace Dent described as 'emotionally stirring' or the potsticker dumplings that Giles Coren called "excellent" in his review. 

Follow them on Instagram: @master.wei.3150

Delivery Range: Standard Deliveroo range from Bloomsbury

How to order: Order via Deliveroo

 

Myrtle (Anna's Bistro)Myrtle (Anna's Bistro)

In a nutshell: Anna Haugh's Chelsea home

Chef Anna Haugh has devised a lockdown delivery service, Anna’s Bistro, which features more of a Parisian menu than you’d find in her Irish-influenced King’s Road restaurant. So expect to find dishes like rich beef bourguignon, a Paris burger, pork croquettes and croque monsieur to go.

Follow them on Instagram: @myrtlerestaurant

Delivery Range: About 3.5 miles from Chelsea

How to order: Via Deliveroo, Uber Eats or Supper. Order via their website

 

NandineNandine

In a nutshell: Middle-Eastern food in Camberwell

Camberwell cafe Nandine is delivering its Middle Eastern dishes to fans who can’t get into enjoy their mezze in situ. There’s savoury borek, soup, a Kurdish burger and more to choose from and you can add in some baklava for a teatime treat.

Follow them on Instagram: @nandineuk

Delivery Range: Deliveroo range from Camberwell

How to order: Order via Deliveroo

 

Napoli GangNapoli Gang

In a nutshell: Big Mamma at home

This new delivery-only restaurant from the Big Mamma Group (Gloria/Circolo) serves up amazing pizzas alongside a range of high-quality antipasti, fritti, desserts and more. There’s also a short wine and cocktail list - it’s all on Uber Eats. Read our Test Drive.

Follow them on Instagram: @napoligang.uk

Delivery Range: Deliveroo range from various locations throughout London (check their site for the latest)

How to order: Check their website

 

The NinthThe Ninth

In a nutshell: Jun Tanaka cooks for you

Jun Tanaka's The Ninth has two methods of delivering. First there are finished dishes from the restaurant, either as set menus or a la carte alongside individual dishes like the amazing pain perdu. Alternatively, keep an eye out for the availability of their regular boxes - currently a Mediterranean box - which has a feast to be finished off at home. Read our Test Drive

Follow them on Instagram: @joy_at_portobello

Delivery Range: Dinners are delivered about 3 miles from Fitzrovia, boxes nationwide

How to order: Order via Supper or their website

 

PidginPidgin

In a nutshell: Weekly changing tasting menu delivered

The weekly Homing Pidgin menu for Thurs-Sunday goes live at 9pm on Sundays and is a four-course menu that changes every week (and differs from the eat-in menu) giving an at-home version of the restaurant experience. You'll always get their sourdough and brown butter, with a recent dish including "Panko fried smoked chicken thigh, mornay, broccoli with Shropshire blue & almond crumb, Israeli couscous cake". They'll also pair wines with each dish. 

Follow them on Instagram: @pidginlondon

Delivery Range: Collection-only from Hackney

How to order: Via their website 

 

pied a terrePied a Terre

In a nutshell: Vegan treats

It’s all about the vegan feast at Pied a Terre. The £50 three course delivery menu is the brainchild of the restaurant’s Head Chef Asimakis Chaniotis and dishes, which change weekly could include Broccoli & Black Garlic Veloute, Gnocchi with Romesco Sauce main or Tahitian Vanilla & Maple Syrup Pannacotta.

Follow them on Instagram: @piedaterrerestaurant

Delivery Range: collect from the restaurant or have it delivered nationwide.

How to order: Order online

 

Quality Chop HouseQuality Chop House

In a nutshell: The best potatoes in town (and much more).

Even before the lockdown, you could buy QCH's confit potatoes to go in their Farringdon deli - but the delivery arm for both that and their Fitzrovia restaurant Clipstone has branched out considerably with regularly changing menus and dishes. Most importantly, the confit potatoes, smoked cod's roe, Dexter mince and other signatures are all available. Look out for special meal boxes from time to time too.

Follow them on Instagram: @qualitychop

Delivery Range: 10km from Clerkenwell

How to order: Order via their website

 

Quo VadisQuo Vadis

In a nutshell: Jeremy Lee's Soho home

Think regional and seasonal for Quo Vadis’s finish-at-home offering. They’re serving up cocktails - including the club’s great martini - and a range of dishes, including one of chef Jeremy Lee’s legendary pies. Pair that with wine chosen by Robin Hart.

Follow them on Instagram: @quovadissoho

Delivery Range: About 5 miles from Soho

How to order: Order via their website

 

River CafeRiver Cafe

In a nutshell: High-end Italian

The River Cafe’s online shop has a small, but - as you might imagine - gloriously curated selection of antipasti on offer, along with the ingredients and sauces to make some of their pasta dishes too. You can shop for their oils, cookbooks and meat, cheeses and more from their super suppliers.

Follow them on Instagram: @therivercafelondon

Delivery Range: Within the M25

How to order: On their website

 

SaborSabor

In a nutshell: Nieves Barragan delivers top Basque tapas

Nieves Barragan's Sabor is one of our personal favourites, serving up excellent Basque cuisine in a counter setting. But while you can't currently sit around the counter, they have an inventive delivery menu that lets you get a taste of the food at home. Sabor classics are on the menu, and there's everything you need to create one of their heavenly tortillas. Read our Test Drive.

Follow them on Instagram: @sabor_ldn.

Delivery Range: Nationwide for Sabor En Casa (and see spinoff Rico Rico for local delivery)

How to order: Via their website.

 

Sambal ShiokSambal Shiok and NASI Economy Rice

In a nutshell: Malaysian laksa & more

Food from both of Mandy Yin’s North London restaurants can be enjoyed at home. Nasi Economy’s Malaysian rice boxes can be collected or ordered through Deliveroo or Uber Eats and if you’re not close enough to do the same with the laksa from Sambal Shiock, she’s also sending out kits too. A steaming bowl of those fat rice noodles with fried tofu puffs, bean sprouts and green beans would fix most ills.

Follow them on Instagram: @sambalshiok

Delivery Range: Up to 12km from Holloway

How to order: View order links on their website.

 

Santo RemedioSanto Remedio

In a nutshell: Mexican excellence

If you’re in the London Bridge area, Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes have thrown open their hatch for takeaways of their amazing guac and grasshoppers, short rib tacos and more. Further afield you can avail yourselves of their Remedy Kits - choose from Duck Carnitas, Bone-In Short Rib and Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank with all the dips and sides you need.

Follow them on Instagram: @santoremedio_uk

Delivery Range: Nationwide

How to order: Via their website.

 

SmokestakSmokestak

In a nutshell: Ultimate BBQ action

East Londoners can now order from SMOKESTAK’s weekend delivery and collection menu which includes (in addition to all the smoked meats) dishes like smoked cod roe and potato skins; crispy ox cheek with anchovy mayo; salt baked beetroot, goat cheese and hazelnut and their amazing sticky toffee pudding with clotted ice cream. They also do SMOKESTAK at Home smoked meats and DIY bun kits for a nationwide delivery.

Follow them on Instagram: @smokestakUK

Delivery Range: Local (East, North London) and Nationwide

How to order: Via their website.

 

Top CuveeTop Cuvee

In a nutshell: Highbury master of all trades

Take Cuvée is the meal delivery branch of this Highbury bar and restaurant's  lockdown-proof formula. Menus for the three course meals for two (think Coq au Vin or Winter Stew for mains) with sides change daily and there'll be rotating natural wine pairings to complement each menu. All dishes come with simple heating instructions. 

Follow them on Instagram: @topcuvee

How to order: Via their website.

 

 

Also see....

BAO - if you've been missing your fix of bao buns, their online store is stocked with loads of options. 

Bentley's is back delivering a seafood-focused lockdown menu 

Musette - Tom Aikens delivers a finish-at-home take on his cooking.

Orasay - Jackson Boxer's Notting Hill restaurant is delivering a range of sandwiches.

SOLA - the Soho restaurant has a Californian take on amazing bento boxes. 

Townsend - AKA "Town Send", delivers something that's closer to recipe boxes, but a lot of hard work is done already

 

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And for even more delivery ideas (including shops, coffee, booze, bakeries and more), check out our Staying in section

 

Food delivery in London, by area...

North: Islington, Highbury, Stoke Newington  |  King's Cross, Camden & Clerkenwell 

SouthBorough, London Bridge, Bermondsey |  Clapham, Brixton  |  Peckham, Camberwell, Dulwich

East: Hackney  |  Shoreditch and Spitalfields  |  Walthamstow and Leyton

West: Chelsea, Kensington & Belgravia  |  White City and Notting Hill

Central: Central London restaurant deliveries

 

  

 

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