Michelin-star restaurants are now making their creations available for home delivery. Here are the dishes to order:
The pan-Asian fare served up at this exclusive Mayfair basement won the restaurant a Michelin star within a year of its opening. Now that its doors are, temporarily, shut, Hakkasan has begun offering a delivery service across London through apps including Deliveroo, Supper and Uber Eats. You can also choose to drop by the restaurant – or the group’s other London outpost, Yauatcha City by Liverpool Street Station – to pick up your order.
The restaurant’s usual specialties are still available, including the smoked beef ribs infused with jasmine tea and the griddled honey sea bass.
There are also new treats to try, including the special Great Ormond Street set menu combining dishes from each of the group’s restaurants. For £120 you can enjoy sea bass sashimi, roasted truffle duck, a box of Yauatcha patisserie items and much more. All proceeds of this menu’s sales are donated to the hospital.
From your Sunday brunch to the mineral water on your table: no matter your lockdown needs HIDE has you covered.
The Michelin-starred eatery, which sits just opposite Green Park, is currently delivering up to a seven-mile radius; however for desperate diners willing to fork out for the transport, special arrangements can be made. One customer sent a taxi from west Hertfordshire to pick up their dinner.
Don’t miss HIDE’s signature soft shell crab tempura, black truffle flatbread or the Wagyu meatloaf. There’s also an incredible array of wines to pair with your meal: whether it’s a bottle of Bollinger to accompany a lazy weekend brunch or a sweet dessert wine to follow the – already boozy – rum baba. A main meal costs around £30. Email email@example.com to make an order.
The River Cafe
The brainchild of chef Ruth Rogers, The River Cafe has held a Michelin star for more than 20 years. Sitting in a sunny waterside patch just opposite Barnes wetland centre, it’s a lovely place to dine al fresco listening to the house martins and swifts.
Although that is out of the window for the moment, you can still enjoy the cafe’s Italian fare from home.
Rogers and her team are doing deliveries all across London of the restaurant’s signature tomato sauce and pasta along with fine Italian artichokes and courgettes. You can also buy cheeses and cured meats the chefs have aged in their own cold store and expertly cut joints of meat. Try the butterflied leg of lamb marinated in The River Cafe’s special rub. Another stand-out buy is the zucchini trifolati, smothered in garlic and olive oil.
Michelin-starred Gymkhana captures the flavours of high society dining in India. The restaurant will offer delivery for the first time, serving favourites such as its Tandoori Masala Lamb Chops, Butter Chicken Masala and Wild Muntjac Biryani. A bespoke Feast Menu for Two has been curated, and its four courses includes the likes of Gol Guppas & Aloo Papri Chaat and Kid Goat Methi Keema.
Its delivery radius includes Marylebone, Mayfair, Paddington, Knightsbridge, Victoria, Sloane Square, St John’s Wood, Camden and Primrose Hill. King’s Cross launches on the 22nd May via Supper.
Michelin-starred Trishna will resume delivery service from its Marylebone Village base, with its menu inspired by the south-west coast of India. Customers will be able to choose from old favourites including Hariyali Bream, Chicken Pepper Fry, and Seafood Biryani, as well as indulging in a choice of Feast menus. Delivery radius including Marylebone, Mayfair, Paddington, St John’s Wood, Fitzrova, Euston launches 22nd May via Deliveroo.
Up in the Lake District, Simon Rogan, a chef with two Michelin stars to his name, has been busy at work since lockdown, preparing and delivering meals for locals.
The dishes are made using fresh ingredients from Rogan’s own farm that would usually be put to use in the restaurant
Meals are mainly reserved for elderly and vulnerable residents around Cartmel, Cumbria and the surrounding area. For as little as £5 they can get a top-quality dinner; options depend on what fresh produce is available but have included confit chicken with creamed spinach and beef stew made with Rogan’s own homemade ale, brewed with water from the Lakes. The price covers the cost of the ingredients plus a little extra to go towards further meals to vulnerable locals.
Even if you don’t qualify for a meal you can purchase hampers of local cheese, home-baked baguette and fine wine from Rogan’s online shop – for local deliveries only.
A few honourable mentions
From Michelin-star winning chefs to Bib Gourmand winners…
On Air Dining
Aside from a global pandemic, the one other time the rich and famous are not able to dine out in a Michelin-star restaurant is when they’re travelling. On Air Dining has already found a solution to this problem: it provides up-market catering services for private jets using its own blast chilling technology to keep dishes fresher for longer. Most of the chefs have Michelin-star restaurants on their CV.
Since lockdown was announced, On Air has expanded its delivery from UK airports to households too via its sister brand: One Fine Dine.
You can order a kit to be delivered to your door which includes all the necessary ingredients and instructions on how to reheat and plate the dishes and finish them off with the gels and garnishes provided – in true Michelin-star chef style.
It costs £49.95 for two courses and £59.95 for three with specialities including the Sussex Wagyu Beef doused in red wine jus and North Atlantic miso cod with moorish shiitake broth. Some dishes come with a supplementary charge.
This is no ordinary Indian takeaway. In 2001 Atul Kochhar became the first Indian chef to win a Michelin star for his restaurant Tamarind. Since then he’s opened a scattering of fine-dining spots around London, including Kanishka, a relaxed, modern eatery by Oxford Circus.
Although currently starless, the restaurant’s eclectic take on north Indian cuisine has already attracted much attention.
After initially shutting its doors in March, Kanishka has just opened for delivery.
Those familiar with the restaurant will be pleased to see the famous chicken tikka pie, goat curry and rich black dahl on the menu.
At £52.50 for two people, the set menu provides good value with a selection of curries, starters and sides. Deliveries, which can be done directly or via Deliveroo, are available to those living within the M25.
Hit restaurant Hoppers was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016 and serves Dosas, Rice, Roast, Kothu & Arrack inspired by Sri Lanka and South India. It will be extending its delivery radius to cover Islington, Camden and King’s Cross, Soho and the West End, Shoreditch, Hoxton, and Whitechapel. The menu features the Sri Lankan dishes for which the restaurant is known for, including its Bone Marrow Varuval with Roti, Devilled Chilli Paneer, Mutton Kothu Roti, as well as a selection of seasonal Karis.
Another Bib Gourmand winner, Berenjak aims to bring innovative Iranian cuisine from Tehran to central London. It will restart service from a number of new sites, giving it an impressive delivery radius across the city. Dishes include the likes of Berenjak’s signature Koobideh and Jujeh Kababs, and a selection of Mazeh including its renowned Hummus, Mast O Khiar and Kashk E Bademjoom.
The team behind Michelin-starred Indian eateries Trishna and Gymkhana, Brigadiers will reopen its kitchen bringing Indian BBQ classics to homes across London. The menu features the return of the Brigadiers Original BBQ Butter Chicken Wings, and the Brigadiers Mixed Grill, while fresh Indian Mangoes, currently in season, will be available for dessert. During Ramadan, a Chef’s Special Iftar Feast will be served for a limited time, including a Multani Lamb Shank Nihari.
Delivery radius includes Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, City, Shoreditch NS Whitechapel and Bethnal Green.