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The Marksman in Hackney offers delivery and takeaway pies and provisions

The latest restaurant to move into the takeaway business has been Hackney's The Marksman. From yesterday, they started out with bacon and sausage baps, with roasts and pies too. And the aim is to continue that this coming week, adding provisions. 

They're also launching a provisions service - offering a selection of fruit & veg boxes, which can also include eggs, butter, milk - as well a…

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Legare in Shad Thames is offering cook at home pasta meals

Newish pasta spot Legare in Tower Bridge is among the many London businesses pivoting to a new way of doing business in the wake of the Covid crisis. They're now open as a collection and takeaway-only spot, with plans to offer delivery soon.

Taking a quick look at their new streamlined menu, seems there's plenty to keep SE1 residents happy. You can order ribollita, salumi platters and gorgeous-so…

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All restaurants, cafes and bars in the UK ordered to close (but can still offer takeout)

Well, there we have it. After days of uncertainty over the status of the hospitality industry, the Prime Minister came down firmly in today's Covid briefing. All restaurants, bar and cafes are to close as soon as possible today and they are not to reopen.

Anyone tempted to go out tonight one last time was urged not to: "You may think you're invincible but there's no guarantee you'll get mild symp…

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Brat in Shoreditch converts to a farm, grill and wine shop

If you've been keeping track of our page that covers how restaurants are changing as a result of Coronavirus, you'll have seen - where possible - a great shift towards takeaway and delivery. 

Latest to reveal full details of their plans are Brat, one of our Top 40 restaurants in London, who have just reopened as a farm, grill and wine shop. The restaurant has been retooled as a market counte…

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Borough Market has launched an online grocery delivery service - updated

Updated 20/3/20 with new delivery area

If you love the idea of buying your weekly groceries at Borough Market, but the reality of wading through the tourist-heavy throng not so much, then we have the answer.

The market has just announced the launch of its online shopping service - it's apparently the first produce market in the country to do so. They've teamed up with Bath based company Good Sixt…

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Signature Brew are using musicians to deliver a pub in a box to your home

Already missing enjoying a beer down your local? As social distancing and pub avoiding kicks in, one London brewery has come up with a solution.

Walthamstow's Signature Brew has decided that it'll "bring the pub to you". Their Pub In A Box features a selection of their award-winning beers, with glassware, snacks, a music quiz and exclusive playlists curated by music journalists to accompany the b…

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Bread Ahead launch online baking tutorials - and they're free!

This is a genius move. If you're stuck at home and thinking maybe now's the time to break out a new skill, then Bread Ahead has come to the rescue.

Bread Ahead’s founder and master baker Matthew Jones is going to be online every day, live on Instagram, offering free baking tutorials. The series kicks off today with a guide on how to make their amazing filled doughnuts (which Hot Dinners can…

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In search of comfort food? How about Wotsit Mac n Cheese, delivered?

 

In these current times, comfort food is needed more than ever, and we think this new offering is almost the very definition of that. Wotsits have just teamed up with Uber Eats to release Wotsit Mac n Cheese.

It's the brainchild of Twisted London which has created a dish that is a cheddar and mozzarella sauce, infused with fresh thyme and chopped garlic, with halved and whole Reall…

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Natoora announce plans to expand their food delivery app to all Londoners

Their shops are always the place to pick up the pefect blood orange or tropea onions direct from Calabria, but now Natoora's going digital.

Up till now their online delivery app has only been available to those in the hospitality industry. But in a post on Instagram this week, they announced their decision to open the delivery servic to all.

"As delivery slots become scarcer and getting food home…

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The Chancellor offers new government support for restaurants, pubs and the hospitality industry

A day on from announcing that everyone should avoid going to pubs, clubs and other hospitality industry (which left the people responsible for those restaurants justifiably angry), the Prime Minister and Chancellor have been back at their podiums for a second day's briefing.

Today London's restaurants and bars were on tenterhooks waiting to find out what economic aid they'd be getting from t…

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Government advice to avoid pubs and

Yesterday, the government stepped up its plans for dealing with coronavirus. In his first daily briefing, the Prime Minister said it was now time to avoid non-essential contact and travel and that the British (Londoners, in particular, are weeks ahead of the rest of the country in the pandemic curve) "should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues".

This was a far cry from the cl…

Read more: Government advice to avoid pubs and "social spaces" could have a dire effect on the hospitality industry

Test Driving Chuku's - the Nigerian tapas restaurant settles down in Tottenham

They proved their mettle in a series of pop-ups and now Chuku's have found a permanent home for their Nigerian tapas. We went to Tottenham to check them out.…

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Mamapen sets up a Cambodian residency at Dalston's Prince Arthur

In these times of restricted flight policies, know that you can taste the food of Cambodia much closer to home: specifically, at the recently resurrected The Prince Arthur pub in London Fields. During the pub’s year of closure, it consulted with its neighbours as to what exactly residents wanted and has relaunched with the desired focus on community gatherings and independent, yet traditional pub…

Read more: Mamapen sets up a Cambodian residency at Dalston's Prince Arthur

Little Orange Door cocktail bar to open in Clapham Common

Clapham Common is about to be the latest in a string of slightly eccentric, ‘fictitious-flatshare’- inspired cocktail bars from The Little Door Co. The aim is to feel like you’ve wandered into someone’s home: to embrace the house-party vibe, try some experimental cocktails, perhaps ad-lib some poetry, and wind up as a regular with a set of keys and your own personalised mug.…

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Pali Hill & Bandra Bhai come to Fitzrovia, with seasonal small plates and cocktails in the old Gaylord space

Taking over the site that once held classic Indian restaurant Gaylord is a pair of new openings. There's Pali Hill, serving up Indian seasonal dishes and Bandra Bhai, a basement cocktail bar that's inspired by a smuggling den. …

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