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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 (22 May)

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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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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Honest Burgers are open for delivery again across London

The latest to come back all guns blazing after lockdown is Honest Burgers. If you've been missing their rosemary fries, then you'll be very pleased to know that they're slowly reopening all their restaurants across the country (delivery only, of course). 

Here are the London Honests that are open now:

  • Borough
  • Brixton
  • Canary Wharf
  • Chiswick
  • Clapham
  • Dalston
  • Ealing
  • Greenwich
  • Hammersmith
  • Old St…

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The Connaught is serving up black truffle pizzas to go

During lockdown, the Maybourne Hotel group - The Berkeley, The Connaught and Claridge's - have been busy supporting London's key workers with drive-through coffee stations and accommodation. But their bars and restaurants have been closed off to the rest of us.

Now, things are changing. Over at The Connaught, they've just launched one of their restaurants on the premium delivery service, Supper.…

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Carl Clarke is launching the Future Noodles delivery service

 

With hits like Chick N Sours and Chik'n in place - chef and restaurateur Carl Clarke is looking for his next venture - and this time it's all about pot noodles. 

Today, he's kicking off a Kickstarter campaign for Future Noodles. Delivered to your door, it's aiming to be "a nutritionally complete, natural plant-based instant noodle that is affordable, convenient, healthy". And on t…

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Adam Handling launches Hame - his home delivery service and yes, the cheese doughnuts are included

The Adam Handling restaurants may be closed, but the chef has just launched his new "at home" service called "Hame" in case you're suffering from chicken butter withdrawal symptoms (we love his chicken butter - you can see it above). 

it won't be served hot - but everything will be fully prepared and ready to cook, with full instructions (including videos) on how to finish everything off. So…

Read more: Adam Handling launches Hame - his home delivery service and yes, the cheese doughnuts are included

Simplicity Burgers are doing a limited drop of their vegan kits with Turner & George

Not all burger kits are created equal and you can expect the one dropping this morning to be an instant hit. In an interesting tie-up, chef Neil Rankin has joined forces with top London butchers Turner & George to sell a limited run of his Simplicity Vegan Burger Kits.

There will be just 100 kits on offer - each containing 4 x Simplicity Patties, 4 Sesame Vegan Burger Buns, Simplicity Burger…

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Gunpowder Spitalfields are starting a delivery service with some of their greatest hits

They've been closed since Lockdown but the much-loved Gunpowder is making a return to Spitalfields for a new delivery and collection service. They've reformatted some of their best dishes for delivery, including the Karawari soft shell crab and their lamb chops are being repurposed into a curry. Alongside these will be some weekly specials and drinks will also be available for collection. 

H…

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Leroy in Shoreditch is now all about chicken with their delivery service Royale

Over the past few weeks, we've seen the return of restaurants to London (albeit in collection or delivery form) turn from a slow trickle into something of a torrent. And as restaurants have worked out what they're able to do - a couple of distinct camps are appearing. Either they try to deliver as close to the restaurant experience as possible - or they pivot to something else during the lockdown…

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