Restaurant reopening

  • Din Tai Fung returns to Covent Garden, delivering dumplings, noodles and more...

    Din Tai Fung returns to Covent Garden, delivering dumplings, noodles and more...

    We are seeing rather a lot of restaurants making their return to London right now. And next up are the hugely popular Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden.

    It's delivery only, of course, so you won't be able to see the artists at work creating the xiao long bao dumplings (it's so soothing - we could watch that for ages) and indeed, it doesn't seem that the soup dumplings available at

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  • Ottolenghi is back - starting with Notting Hill and Islington

    Ottolenghi is back - starting in Notting Hill and Islington

    Have you missed that whole wandering past an Ottolenghi, being tempted by the cake displays in the window, and then popping in to order as much as you could carry thing? Well, that chance is coming back with the news that two of the stores are getting ready to reopen. 

    It all starts with Notting Hill today, with Islington to follow on Friday. They're starting slowly - first with a reduced "essentials"

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  • Honest Burgers are open for delivery again across London

    Honest Burgers are open for delivery again across London

    The latest to come back all guns blazing after lockdown is Honest Burgers. If you've been missing their rosemary fries, then you'll be very pleased to know that they're slowly reopening all their restaurants across the country (delivery only, of course). 

    Here are the London Honests that are open now:

    • Borough
    • Brixton
    • Canary
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  • The Connaught is serving up black truffle pizzas to go

    jean george at the connaught hotel delivery menu

    During lockdown, the Maybourne Hotel group - The Berkeley, The Connaught and Claridge's - have been busy supporting London's key workers with drive-through coffee stations and accommodation. But their bars and restaurants have been closed off to the rest of us.

    Now, things are changing. Over at The Connaught, they've just launched one of their restaurants on the premium delivery service, Supper. Jean-Georges at The

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  • Test Driving the Clipstone shop - delivering a little Fitzrovian magic to your door

    clipstone restaurant at home delivery service review

    Even if you're happy cooking at home every day, sometimes you just need a bit of inspiration and Clipstone's selection of meals and snacks turns out to be just the ticket.

  • Adam Handling launches Hame - his home delivery service and yes, the cheese doughnuts are included

    Adam Handling launches Hame - his home delivery service, cheese doughnuts included

    The Adam Handling restaurants may be closed, but the chef has just launched his new "at home" service called "Hame" in case you're suffering from chicken butter withdrawal symptoms (we love his chicken butter - you can see it above). 

    it won't be served hot - but everything will be fully prepared and ready to cook, with full instructions (including videos) on how to finish

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  • Gunpowder Spitalfields are starting a delivery service with some of their greatest hits

    Gunpowder Spitalfields are starting a delivery service with some of their greatest hits

    They've been closed since Lockdown but the much-loved Gunpowder is making a return to Spitalfields for a new delivery and collection service. They've reformatted some of their best dishes for delivery, including the Karawari soft shell crab and their lamb chops are being repurposed into a curry. Alongside these will be some weekly specials and drinks will also be available for

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  • Leroy in Shoreditch is now all about chicken with their delivery service Royale

    Leroy in Shoreditch is now all about chicken with Royale

    Over the past few weeks, we've seen the return of restaurants to London (albeit in collection or delivery form) turn from a slow trickle into something of a torrent. And as restaurants have worked out what they're able to do - a couple of distinct camps are appearing. Either they try to deliver as close to the restaurant experience as possible - or they pivot to something else during the lockdown. 

    Leroy in

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  • Jolene returns to Newington Green and is launching Jo to Go set meals

    Jolene returns to Newington Green and is launching Jo to Go set meals

    Next up on the comeback trail is Newington Green's Jolene (sister restaurant to Primeur and Westerns Laundry). The restaurant is opening in phases starting from Wednesday 20 May, kicking off with "breads, pastries, soups, pastas, savoury pastries, wine" and more added as they get into things. So if you're in the area and have been missing their lovely bread - this will be very pleasing news to

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  • Selfridges' Brass Rail restaurant reopens for takeaway

    Selfridges Brass Rail restaurant reopens for takeaway

    Following the reopening of Selfridges Food Hall two weeks ago, probably the most-asked question was, "But when is The Brass Rail reopening?"

    The restaurant, which first opened way back in 1966, has been serving New York-style sarnies for over 50 years. So its many fans will be pleased to hear that it's now

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  • MEATliquor is back, delivering burgers to London

    MEATliquor is back, opening for delivery in East Dulwich

    We're writing more and more about restaurants that are slowly reopening after the initial pandemic shutdown and the latest to join them are burger merchants MEATliquor. 

  • Homeslice are back, serving up pizza for delivery from Marylebone and Shoreditch

    Homeslice are back, serving up pizza for delivery from Marylebone 

    13/5/19 - updated with Shoreditch details.

    The next restaurant to return from lockdown is Homeslice pizza - starting with Marylebone and following up with Shoreditch. They're open for both delivery and collection, setting up shop on Supper and Deliveroo.

    It's a limited menu as they've adapted for social distancing rules - so here's what you can expect:

    • Margherita -
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  • Yes, it's true. McDonald's is finally reopening...

    mcdonalds is starting to reopen its uk restaurants

    Updated 13 May 2020 with Drive-Thru news

    It's the news that a lot of folk have been waiting for. McDonald's today confirmed that it will be reopening its first UK restaurants within the next two weeks.

    In a statement, the fast-food giant said it would reopen 15 restaurants on 13 May. They would be serving up a limited menu (no breakfast to start with for anyone craving a sausage and egg McMuffin) and

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  • Clipstone has reopened, preparing meals for Fitzrovia (and delivery too)

    Clipstone has reopened, preparing meals for Fitzrovia (and delivery too)

    The Woodhead Group are already having big success with the Quality Chop House delivery service (even though we're experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms from going so long without one of their pork pies). Now the same group have reopened another restaurant - Clipstone in Fitzrovia. 

    They're both open as an online shop, but also as a shop providing food for the locals. If you're nearby,

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  • Gymkhana is reopening for delivery (alongside Hoppers, Trishna and Brigadiers)

    Gymkhana is reopening for delivery 

    Returning triumphantly in February after recovering from a major fire, the revamped Gymkhana was open for just over a month before being closed again due to the lockdown. But no more - one of the best Indian restaurants in town is gearing up for another reopening. 

    Like many central London restaurants, they'll be appearing on the Supper website/app and all their classic dishes should be available for home delivery. So if

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