As you’re probably finding out, lots of London’s restaurants are temporarily closing for dine-in service. Things are changing quickly, but we do know that new restaurants are getting into collection and/or delivery, and others are offering new specials. Even though we might not be able to go to these restaurants and eat there, we can support them (and eat something great) by ordering their food. We’ll keep updating this guide with more information as we get it, so stay tuned, and stay well. Got a restaurant tip? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s something uniquely disappointing about homemade burgers. Or at least there is with ours. Which is why it’s an enormous relief to know that Four Legs are making their cheeseburger for delivery and collection from The Compton Arms. It’s available between 6pm - 10pm daily and if you’re in the delivery zone and want something meaty to your door, then slide into their DMs.
Wine bar and small plates spot Top Cuvée has rebranded itself as Shop Cuvée and is offering a range of different food and drink options on their website. There’s a set meal for two for £40, a load of beers and wine, and more.
Restaurante Trevi is a family run Italian in Highbury that serves hearty, tasty, and great value food, which can now be delivered straight to your door via the usual apps.
1251 have started a new delivery service called Around The Cluck, and they’re delivering their jerk chicken, cauliflower, and more. You can order online, or call 07934202269 for free delivery and 15% off if you’re elderly, self-isolating, or work in the public sector.
Trattoria N16 are now delivering their wood-fired pizzas, Italian small plates, and salads. Order via the app if you’re in the area.
The Cheese Bar are moving all over London in their cheese truck to deliver self-isolation selections of the good stuff, on top of wine if you want it as well. Visit their website to check out when they’ll be near you.
This neighbourhood cafe in Highbury is now takeaway or collection only. You can check out their menu here and call them on 0207 354 4830 to order.
Farang is a Thai restaurant in Highbury with excellent curries. They’re now offering no-contact collection of grocery boxes.
But First, Coffee is a little café in Harringay now serving its coffee and waffles for takeaway. If you’re planning to load up on waffles, then you need to bring your own plate.
This seasonal Italian restaurant in Stoke Newington has launched a new takeaway and delivery service. You can find changing menus on their Instagram, and call them on 0207 254 0364 to order. It’s minimum of £25 for delivery.
If you’re around Peckham, consider getting in touch with Mr Bao. They’re currently delivering packs of frozen dumplings to addresses within two miles of their Rye Lane restaurant. Order by calling 07732 866 270.
British restaurant Lupins in London Bridge is now offering a new takeaway and delivery menu. You can order by calling them on 02039085888 or checking out their website and spending a minimum of £60.
Peri-peri chicken specialists Casa Do Frango are now coming straight to you with their marinated half chicken, bacalao fritters, and hand cut fries. Delivery is available from both their London Bridge and Shoreditch locations.
Tooting Broadway’s favourite brunch hotspot is now delivering its sandwiches and buckwheat pancakes if you live nearby. Find the link in their Instagram bio.
Independent Neapolitan pizza specialists Made Of Dough are now delivering their chewy numbers to your door from their HQ in Peckham.
You can now get Abd El Wahab’s excellent Lebanese food delivered from Battersea. We’d go for the fattoush salad, hommos, and eggplant fatteh.
We’re big fans of Snackbar’s kimchi and stichelton toastie and for the moment, we’re still big fans of our sofa. Together, unstoppable. You can get it delivered straight to your door if you’re within a 3 mile radius of this Dalston spot, as well as their rice bowls, snacks, and some very casual fermented things. Simply head on over to their website and order.
Beigel Bake is London’s most famous beigel shop, and earlier this year they very quietly launched their own delivery app. Now’s the time to use it. That famous salt beef beigel (complete with a tear-inducing dollop of English mustard) can be delivered all over, as well as their plain beigels for 30p each. They’ve even got their full dessert and pastry selection too. And nobody can say no to that chocolate fudge brownie.
When we first discovered Pophams, we felt more at home there than we did in our actual homes. Mostly because we thought we’d have an in-house pastry chef by this point in our lives. But now that Pophams have a new takeaway and delivery service you can pretend that you do by placing an order via this link for the following week. If you live near either their Hackney or Islington spots then you can takeaway from there.
Lucky & Joy are delivering their 10/10 sesame noodles, big plate chicken, grilled aubergine, and more to east London. There are also rice bowls for under £10, and it’s 50% off for NHS workers, and free delivery anyone over 55.
Venetian specialists Ombra are offering a handmade pasta and sauce collection service for you to cook at home. At the moment it’s available if you’re near their restaurant in Cambridge Heath, but they’re looking to expand this into a delivery service ASAP.
Pidgin is a casual, cool fine dining spot in Hackney that you’d usually save for a special occasion. Now they’ve launched Homing Pigeon - a £25 a head, three-course collection service, with a daily changing menu. Book online by midday or call 020 7254 8311.
Dalston bakery the Dusty Knuckle will begin delivering their excellent sourdough, pastries, and sandwiches to east London locals. Find the link on their website or Instagram. (n.b. currently closed for improvements, they’re planning to reopen April 14)
East London’s favourite late-night wine bar is now delivering bread, frozen dumplings, charcuterie, as well as finish-at-home meals like parmigiana and beef shin stew.
Krapow is a restaurant in Clapton with some seriously tasty Thai-inspired food. They’re now delivering locally, so if you live nearby and you like the sound of saucy pork mince with chilli and tomato, then order the nam price ong.
Casa Fofó is a romantic spot in Hackney that’s now delivering bread on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as their house charcuterie, butter, and pastries. You can check their produce list on their website and order by texting 07526 850 369 before 10am on Mondays and Thursdays.
BunBunBun is a Vietnamese restaurant with two spots - one in Dalston and one in Hoxton. You can get their pho, bun, and summer rolls delivered from both, with the Hoxton location offering 20% off the whole menu.
Singburi is a popular Thai restaurant in Leytonstone that’s now open for takeaway and collection only. Check out their Instagram for the menu and call them on 0208 281 4801 to order and tell them what time you’d like to collect.
This spot in Hackney Wick has some great buffalo wings (with imaginative sauces), which you can now order online.
Tokyo Pizza is a restaurant in Maida Vale where you can get pizzas with Japanese inspired toppings, like kimchi and salami, and wagyu pizza. They’re now offering delivery so you can experiment with their pizza and sake at home.
Mixed sushi sets, spicy tuna rolls, yellowtail carpaccio, and salmon ikura donburi. Those are just some of the dishes you can now collect from Yashin, a high-end Japanese spot in South Kensington that we rate very highly. You can also pick up their creative sushi boxes daily from The Notting Hill Fish Shop.
This little wine bar in White City is delivering wine and food to local customers who spend a minimum of £120. They’re also open for take-away - you can find the menu on their website.
Saporitalia is a proper old school family-run Italian in Notting Hill that delivers pastas, pizzas, a couple lowkey salads, and your classic dolce. And yes, that tiramisu order is absolutely necessary.
Morso is a homemade pasta restaurant off Abbey Road, with some pretty lovely pasta. You can find their new home delivery menu here and order ingredients, or their ready-cooked meals. We’d recommend their polenta chips, and the cacio e pepe.
Greenspeares is a small deli in Chelsea, which is now delivering baked goods, coffee, and fruit and vegetable boxes. Call 0203 915 5990 to order.
Hide is a huge, fancy, three-story fine dining restaurant in Mayfair that’s created a streamlined menu of some of their most popular dishes, like their signature truffled eggs and plenty of other things you never thought you’d eat on your sofa. You can find them on the Supper app.
If there was ever a time to learn how to cook an entire skate wing at home, it’s now. Covent Garden seafood specialist, The Oystermen, are doing next-day delivery on a big range of their fresh fish as well as other produce like pork chops and a range of vegetables.
Yauatcha is a flash Chinese restaurant in Soho that serves delicious dim sum and desserts, which you can now get delivered to your home. The Venison puffs are a must-order.
This hand-made pasta spot in Victoria is now delivering fresh DIY pasta kits across London. Each kit has enough fresh pasta, sauce, and grated parmesan for two. Order from their website.
Dose Espresso is a small coffee shop between the Barbican and Farringdon, delivering retail coffee as well as filter paper if you’re local.
This Middle Eastern bakery in Covent Garden is now delivering its Lebanese flatbread, and offering group packages for 15% off. We’d go for the minced beef, lamb, and pomegranate manousheh.
Daylesford Organic is a farm shop and restaurant in Marylebone and Brompton Cross. You can now get fresh fruit, vegetables and other groceries delivered to your home.