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The Good Egg are now doing a Bake Your Own Babka kit

Right up there among some of London's very best baked delights is the chocolate babka from Stoke Newington's The Good Egg. But if you've been missing your babka fix since the lockdown began, then The Good Egg have your backs. They've just launched a Bake Your Own Babka Kit to let you recreate it all at home. 

The kit comes with everything you need - flour, sugar, yeast, butter, egg, chocolat…

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Test Driving the Patty & Bun lockdown DIY burger kit

Have you been missing Patty & Bun? They've just released their DIY burger kit, so we took on the task of making the perfect Patty & Bun burger from home. …

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Chefs at home - London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown (11 April)

Looking for inspiration? With chefs self-isolating at home, many of them are showing just what's possible in your own kitchen. We've picked five of the best from the past week.  …

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Eat and cook with other Londoners at The Deli Cat - a virtual supper club

Online wine tastings, where you try wine (sent to you in advance) from the comfort of your own homes, have been around for years. But the current Lockdown has encouraged food and restaurant folk to try something similar.

The Initiative are a hospitality group behind various openings in London's burgeoning food market scene. Now they're running a weekly event where chefs and folk stuck at home can…

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Darby's in Nine Elms is opening its hatch as a bakery and deli

8/4/20 - Update - after temporarily closing, the Darby's hatch is now up and running again.

Down in Vauxhall, Robin Gill and his team at Darby's are opening their hatch, having turned the restaurant into a baker/butcher/deli and wine shop in response to the Covid crisis.

"We have wonderful ingredients that we do not want to go to waste," Gill wrote on Instagram, "given that the supermarket shelve…

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Leon has launched its new delivery service, Feed Britain

They may have closed all their London restaurants, but now Leon are back with a completely new service that delivers right across London. Called Feed Britain, they're looking to make it easier for people to order essentials, including ready-cooked meals, while also supporting the produce industry and the NHS. 

The new service covers three areas - essentials, fruit & veg and family meals…

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Côte launch Côte At Home - bringing their restaurants to your door

We've been talking a lot about what London's more independent and high-end restaurants are doing since the lockdown but, of course, the chains are finding it hard too. So it's interesting today to see how Cote is mixing things up. As first reported on Big Hospitality, they're about to launch Côte at Home.

The new side to the business "delivers high quality produce from our kitchen, cellar and but…

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Dominique Ansel Bakery extend their Cronut delivery range for Easter

In the past few weeks, we've seen more and more restaurants, cafes and bakeries open all over town, offering delivery for the first time. But every so often there's something that you really want but you just happen to be outside the delivery zone. Well, if a Cronut is what you crave, then Dominique Ansel Bakery is here to help.

For the Easter weekend, they're extending delivery to a much wider L…

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Mark Hix's restaurants go into administration

We all know how tough it is in the restaurant business right now, so we're sad to be reporting the demise of Mark Hix's restaurant empire.

The news was broken by The Telegraph over the weekend, which revealed that all of Hix's London restaurants would be closing, along with businesses of his outside the capital. That'll affect three London sites in total - Tramshed in Shoreditch, Hixter Bankside…

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The Feelgood Food Feed - cheery news during the coronovirus crisis

If you're looking for news stories to take your mind off the awfulness of the current coronovirus crisis, you've come to the right place. Here's what the food world are doing to make things just a little bit better.…

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Monty's Deli are running a salt beef bagel delivery service

 

We'll be honest, we completely missed this news when it was first announced - but if we didn't know, there's a good chance you didn't either. So think of this as a public service announcement.

Many restaurants are looking at various inventive ways of surviving during the current crisis, and we rather like the route that Monty's Deli has chosen.

Arguably they're best known for their salt bee…

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Luke Selby and his brothers are taking over at Evelyn's Table

Here's a story to go in the 'things we're looking forward to when the lockdown is lifted' pile. Over on the edges of Chinatown, Evelyn's Table is gearing up for a changeover of chefs that sounds very promising indeed.

The diminutive restaurant, tucked away in the basement of The Blue Posts won a slew of awards when it first opened two years ago (and we were among its fans). But now they've b…

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Get beer from your favourite London restaurants at home, including Bao, Salon and more

The latest lockdown version of "let the restaurant come to you" comes from delivery beer company Biercraft. They've teamed up with a pretty impressive list of restaurants, creating cases featuring the very beer that they used to serve in the restaurants they supplied pre lockdown. 

First up is the BAO collection - that features two of Biercraft's BAO Beer Oolong Lagers, as well as beer…

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Chefs at home - London's chefs are cooking for themselves in self-isolation (3 April)

Looking for inspiration? With chefs self-isolating at home, many of them are showing just what's possible in your own kitchen. We've picked five of the best from the past week.  …

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The Oystermen have launched a shop that delivers across London

We've already seen that many restaurants are becoming shops during the current lockdown, and the latest to join them is The Oystermen. They may be based right in the heart of London in Covent Garden - but they're delivering across the capital too. 

And it's quite the offering. There's a large range of fish, meat veg and quite the impressive deli and grocery range which includes everything fr…

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