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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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Test Driving the Clipstone shop - delivering a little Fitzrovian magic to your door

Even if you're happy cooking at home every day, sometimes you just need a bit of inspiration and Clipstone's selection of meals and snacks turns out to be just the ticket.…

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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…

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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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Jolene returns to Newington Green and is launching Jo to Go set meals

Next up on the comeback trail is Newington Green's Jolene (sister restaurant to Primeur and Westerns Laundry). The restaurant is opening in phases starting from Wednesday 20 May, kicking off with "breads, pastries, soups, pastas, savoury pastries, wine" and more added as they get into things. So if you're in the area and have been missing their lovely bread - this will be very pleasing news to he…

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Chefs at home - what London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown (15 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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Le Relais De Venise launch a delivery steak & chips sarnie called La Baguette

When you've made your name by sticking to a tried and tested formula, it would take something pretty momentous to change that. But that's a pandemic for you.

For 60 years, Le Relais de Venise has really been a one-dish restaurant. They serve up a simple menu of salad, steak and frites and dessert. And that's it.

But these are trying times we're in and so the company have decided to bring in La Ba…

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The Fortnum's food and drink awards winners for 2020 are revealed

You aren't going to see many awards ceremonies this year, what with everything being closed and the whole social distancing thing. But that didn't deter Fortnum & Mason last night. Their awards are primarily about food writing, so this year they moved the ceremony online, presented by Claudia Winkleman as usual, and with a special guest appearance from Stephen Fry. 

So here's who won an…

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Jake Finn was about to open Lila - now he's delivering food to all of London

 

Obviously, the lockdown has meant big changes for many - not least the restaurants that were due to open in the last couple of months. One of those was to be Lila, a restaurant that's going to open in Notting Hill. It's by Jake Finn who was formerly at La Petite Maison, The Ritz, Coya, and Social Eating House. 

But as with many restaurants, he's moved to delivering instead - kicki…

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Selfridges' Brass Rail restaurant reopens for takeaway

Following the reopening of Selfridges Food Hall two weeks ago, probably the most-asked question was, "But when is The Brass Rail reopening?"

The restaurant, which first opened way back in 1966, has been serving New York-style sarnies for over 50 years. So its many fans will be pleased to hear that it's now back in business. The restaurant is now open and doing and offering of Hot Salt Beef S…

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Test Driving the Burger & Beyond Stay at Home burger kit

The new Burger & Beyond DIY kit aims to give you perfect restaurant-quality burgers in the comfort of your own home. We gave it a go.…

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