After just two weeks of trading, the new tier three restrictions mean that London restaurants have shut their doors again. But with the advent of make it at home meal kits and the prominence of takeaway services, you can still support your favourite London eateries over the festive season. We’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants, new and old, offering something tasty to sink your teeth into over the holidays.
Santo Remedio is offering up the tastes and smells of Mexico to be enjoyed from the safety of home. Located in London Bridge, this modern Mexican restaurant usually serves dishes from a variety of regions in Mexico, with Tequila and mezcal cocktails for a refreshing sip on the side.
Its £45 finish at home Remedy Kits, with nationwide delivery, are centred around three slow-cooked meats – bone-in short rib, duck carnitas and barbeque lamb shank – and come with corn tortillas made in-house, sides and garnishes. All that there’s left to do is heat and assemble.
Pied à Terre
Offering up the best vegan cuisine on the market, Pied à Terre has come out with a three-course delivery menu at £50 for two people, created by head chef Asimakis Chaniotis. Dishes change weekly and arrive chilled to be easily heated up at home, and this week include carrot, radicchio and shallot salad with maple dressing to start, with leek, brussels sprout, cauliflower and sage risotto as a main.
Pied à Terre is the longest-standing independent Michelin star restaurant in London, and was founded by David Moore in 1991. It was recently awarded the prize for number one vegan tasting experience in the UK.
Originally launched in 1926, the UK’s oldest Indian restaurant is now doing home delivery for the first time in its almost 100-year existence. Serving dishes like lamb handi gola kebab and roast duck vindaloo, Veeraswamy has teamed up with Deliveroo for either collection or delivery.
The restaurant has held onto its Michelin star since being awarded it in 2016, when it celebrated its 90th anniversary. A condensed version of the à la carte menu is on offer to enjoy straight away with no further cooking needed, including appetizers, mains, sides and vegetarian options.
Additionally, Veeraswamy is offering meat-based or vegetarian meals for two (£85), which include a starter, a curry, vegetable sides with rice and naan, as well as a dessert. There is also the option of the Grand Meal, which feeds six with a whole host of dishes for £285.
Comfort and Joy by Jikoni
Jikoni, located in Marylebone, is an award-winning restaurant with cuisine inspired by immigrant cultures and the flavours of South Asia and the Far East, the Middle East and East Africa.
The venue is now offering customers fresh vegetarian and vegan meal boxes delivered to your door with their latest venture called Comfort and Joy. This latest offering includes The Zen Box, filled with Asian fusion dishes made with Sichuan peppercorns and Chinkiang black vinegar.
Koya in Soho has adapted to the current situation by bringing out Big Night finish at home boxes for all your udon needs, with noodle dishes and seasonal sides to complete the meal. Boxes include homemade pickles, Jerusalem artichokes and crystal chicken udon.
And for those who dread having to assemble at home, Koya is also providing delivery of all its classic udon dishes via deliveroo.
Anna’s Bistro by Myrtle
Anna’s Bistro is a new delivery only restaurant experience brought out by Myrtle restaurant and chef Anna Haugh. Inspired by her time living in Paris while training as a chef, Haugh’s sample menu includes dishes like pork croquettes and a vegan burger. There is also the option for a dinner for two meal deal priced at £85, which includes two starters, mains, sides and sweet treats along with a bottle of wine.
The River Café
The River Cafe is an iconic Italian restaurant founded back in 1987 by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray. With the restaurant currently shuttered, the café has taken to selling its wares, both edible and not, on an online shop. With everything from borlotti beans slow cooked in sage and garlic to butterflied leg of lamb, you can pack your virtual shopping cart with all the goodies needed for the perfect Italian feast.
Spanish tapas may not be the first thing you think of when you consider foods fit for travel, but at José Pizarro co-owners José and Peter have taken some of their most loved tapas dishes and made them easy to assemble at home.
Forget Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals, these dishes take just 12 minutes to rustle up and come with a video made by the couple taking you through the process step by step.
Master Wei Xi’an by Xi’an Impressions
If you’ve never experienced the deliciousness of Xi’an Impressions in Highbury, you are missing out. But luckily the restaurant’s co-owner chef Guirong Wei has brought out Master Wei Xi’an cuisine to enjoy at home. Using its signature biang biang noodles, meat and veggie varieties are available via Deliveroo.