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As with the previous lockdown, restaurants are finding new and inventive ways to help them survive Lockdown 2.0. Some of them are converting their restaurants to shops where you can get the very best provisions and a meal or two to take away. Here are some of the highlights:


Augustine Kitchen

63 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, London SW11 3AU

For lockdown, this Battersea restaurant has turned itself into the "ultimate French deli". There'll be traiteur style dishes to take home along and plenty of wines from the restaurant's list along with fresh cheese and classic French patisserie.

Follow them on Instagram: @augustinesw11

Find out more about Augustine Kitchen


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3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms, London SW11 7AY

Lockdown 2.0 sees the return of Darby's hatch which means they'll be selling everything from Natoora veg, and Estate Dairy milk, through to truffled Baron Bigod and chef Dean Parker's sourdough. They also do meals to take away along with pasta, sauces and more.

Follow them on Instagram: @darbyslondon

Find out more about Darby's




72 Highbury Park, Highbury East, London N5 2XE

In the first Lockdown, Seb Holmes' Highbury restaurant transformed itself into London's first Thai deli and what a joy it is. You can pick up ready to heat meals from Farang along with all manner of Thai spices, condiments and provisions. While you're browsing (just the SMELL of this store is enough to make you hungry) you can also pick up cocktails-to-go and there's a reasonably priced wine selection. 

Follow them on Instagram: @farangldn

Find out more about Farang


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The Hunter's Moon

86 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6HR

On the Fulham Road, this gastropub has been completely transformed into a one-stop lockdown shop and deli. They're selling everything from ready-to-eat dishes through to freshly baked breads, Wright Brothers fish, Macken Brothers meat and La Fromagerie cheese as well as homemade pre-bottled cocktails, fresh fruit and veg and household essentials.

Follow them on Instagram: @huntersmoonsw3

Find out more about The Hunter's Moon




194 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3TQ

Jose's Bermondsey restaurant Pizarro has switched up to a Spanish deli for lockdown. In addition to being able to pick up take away dishes here, there's also a range of restaurant wines at retail prices along with those amazing Torres crisps, olive oil and tinned fish.

Follow Jose on Instagram: @jose_pizarro

Find out more about Pizarro


Plaquemine Lock

Plaquemine Lock

139 Graham St, The Angel, London N1 8LB

For lockdown, this Islington pub has switched to become Plaquemine Provisions. Here you'll find fresh produce from Natoora, cheese from Neal's Yard, Monmouth coffee, E5 Bakehouse bread and more. Pop along to browse or check their site to preorder your shopping.

Follow them on Instagram: @plaqueminelock

Find out more about Plaquemine Lock


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The Drunken Butler

20 Rosebery Ave, Farringdon, London EC1R 4SX

Clerkenwell's The Drunken Butler has turned itself into a supermarket and wine shop. For the latter, they've partnered with Newcomer Wines and will be selling over 80 natural wines. On the food front, they're stocking items from Gourmet House, Belazu, Workshop Coffee, Coalition Beer, and La Fromagerie. So whatever you're after - caviar, cheese, balik salmon - you should find something nice here.

Follow them on Instagram: @thedrunkenbutler

Find out more about The Drunken Butler


Joy at Portobello

Joy at Portobello

Portobello Dock, 344 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5BU

Grocery shopping was a key element at Stevie Parle's Joy when it opened at Portobello Dock in the summer. But for lockdown, that part of it has been expanded. They're selling Kentish produce and cheese, freshly baked bread and pastries, Cobble Lane cured meats, hand-rolled fresh pasta and pasta sauces from Pastaio plus other larder essentials, wine, plants and more.

Follow them on Instagram: @joy_at_portobello

Find out more about Joy


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Westerns Laundry

34 Drayton Park, Highbury East, London N5 1PB

Westerns Laundry is currently turning its courtyard into a covered mini-mart. There'll be fresh veg, eggs and flowers along with hot spiced cider and a range of sausage rolls, sandwiches, sourdough, baguettes, pastries, coffee and cakes from Big Jo and Jolene. Opens Friday 13 November 2020. 

Follow them on Instagram: @westernslaundry.

Find out more about Westerns Laundry


See also: 

In Elephant & Castle, Paladar is doing off-licence sales of Latin American wines, beers and spirits from the restaurant at retail prices.

Dalston Bar Three Sheets has turned itself into a takeaway place for coffee and toasties 

Bermondsey restaurant Sollip is taking pre-orders for meals, bread and pastries and other groceries.


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