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Honest Burgers launches Honest Chicken, delivering from King's Cross

Last week, we heard the news that Honest Burgers have been reopening branches, and delivering burgers all over town. But that's not the only thing they've been getting ready for in lockdown - they've taken the opportunity to open a whole new operation - Honest Chicken. 

As you might have guessed - it's the chicken alternative to Honest, using Somerset chickens, sustainably raised and free-ra…

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The Goring gets ready to reopen with a new Secret Garden but no Nathan Outlaw

We've talked a lot about restaurants and bars being closed during lockdown, hotels - not so much. But an email received over the weekend reminded us that London's hotels have been busy behind the scenes, getting themselves ready for the time when they can receive guests again.

The Goring, just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, and a favourite dining spot of Her Majesty, has been using the…

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Bao's Rice Error and Cocktail Rescue Test Drive

The mighty BAO has entered the food delivery game, with a twist. We take the brand new Rice Error for a Test Drive.  …

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Wander in Stoke Newington starts delivering weekly banquets

When Wander in Stoke Newington closed at the beginning of the lockdown, there was some worry that it wouldn't return. But now it's back in its new delivery-only guise, with two new meal kits that look well worth your time.

The first is the Wander Banquet. That's five dishes of the kind previously served in Wander, with just a little finishing at home. To give you an idea, this week's meal include…

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Keeping track of London restaurant reopenings with deliveries, takeaway & more

We're keeping track of all the key London restaurants that are re-opening since the lockdown. Here's how they're responding, with new delivery and collection services. …

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BAO launch Cocktail Rescue alongside Rice Error in Hackney

BAO have been very busy of late. They've recently launched their new home-delivery service Rice Error in Borough and Fitzrovia (you can read more about that here - and look out for a Test Drive next week). Now they're getting ready to bring Rice Error to Hackney - but that's not all. 

Launching in Hackney today is Cocktail Rescue. It sees BAO team up with House of Suntory to launch the…

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Pascal Aussignac launches meals-to-go at Comptoir Gascon

Returning to the City today is Pascal Aussignac and his restaurant Comptoir Gascon, kicking off a new collection service. It's the first week Pascal's takeaway selection has been available since lockdown and, much like the restaurant, there's a very classic French feel about the dishes on offer with the chef's signature foie gras making an appearance.

Here's a selection of dishes:

  • Pan-fried…

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Chefs at home - what London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown

Looking for inspiration during lockdown? With chefs at home rather than in their restaurant kitchens, many of them are showing just what's possible to knock up in your own home. We've picked five of the best examples we've spotted on Instagram from the past week.  …

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Test Driving Top Cuvee's new park delivery service

In what's rapidly becoming the new normal, Londoners, unable to go to bars or restaurants, are switching their social lives to London's parks along with picnics and booze. So you've got to hand it to Highbury's Top Cuvee who have not only spotted the trend but hopped on board.

The restaurant, which had already done a stellar job of moving to delivery with their Shop Cuvee offering, yesterday star…

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Test Driving the AngloThai hot dog kit

AngloThai have teamed up with HG Walter and Tabasco to put their own stamp on a hot dog for this new kit. We gave it a try...…

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Pitt Cue is coming back - in box form

It's early days on this one, but we have a feeling that it will sell out pretty sharpish - so consider yourselves warned.

Since their restaurant closed, the mighty Pitt Cue have been popping up in various guises. Their latest is during lockdown with them putting together a box with Warren's Butchers (who are also behind the Blacklock box) and the Big Green Egg.

It's early days - you can only regi…

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Fortnum & Mason reopens its Piccadilly food halls today

Slowly but surely, London's department stores are beginning to emerge from Lockdown. A few weeks back we had Selfridges reopening their food hall. This morning it's the turn of Piccadilly's Fortnum & Mason.

The West End grocers will open the doors to the ground and basement first - allowing Piccadilly residents to shop at its fresh food halls. They'll test that out first with the intention of…

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Bar Douro is delivering Portuguese food to Londoners

Fancy getting some Portuguese food in? Well, Bar Douro have just returned to help you with that. 

From Friday they're returning, kicking off with delivery on Deliveroo. The menu will be similar to the restaurants, with sections for Petiscos (snacks), Horta (garden), Mar (sea) and Terra (land).…

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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 all (perhaps t…

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Ottolenghi is back - starting with 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 "e…

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