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Bancone is launching pasta-at-home kits and a new delivery service

Top Soho pasta restaurant Bancone is back and, like other pasta bars, has realised that the best way to deliver is through a set of pasta kits, alongside some antipasti. Alas, there's no sign of their famous "silk handkerchiefs" but we're going to imagine that was a little hard to transport. 

Here's what's on the menu: 

  • Burrata with kale, marinated beetroot & chive oil
  • Broccolini w…

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Poppies Spitalfields is back doing chip butties and battered sausages

Is today a bit of a fish & chips revival day? Not only has Toff's just started back up in Muswell Hill, but in Spitalfields Poppies reopens for business today, doing takeaway, click and collect, and delivery.

All the old favourites will be back on the menu - so if you're planning a park snack, pick up a portion of battered haddock or sausage or - our choice - a fat chip butty.

 

Mor…

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Dishoom is back delivering keema pau and black daal to Londoners

We can guess that there are plenty of Londoners out there who've been viewing the news about restaurants reopening thinking impatiently, 'Yes, yes - but what about Dishoom?" Well, the wait is over.

From today the restaurants at King’s Cross, Shoreditch and Kensington will be back on Deliveroo with a menu of everyone's favourite Dishoom dishes.

Fans of the Vada Pau, Keema Pau, Chicken Ruby and - c…

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Lima starts delivering and adds the new, more casual, Barranco by Lima

Lima, the Peruvian restaurant in Fitzrovia, is the latest restaurant in town to kick off a delivery service - but not just one. They're launching two different offerings at the same time. 

First up is Lima at Home. As you can imagine, that's offering up signature Lima dishes to eat... at home. So the menu will feature sea bream or scallop ceviche or slow-braised suckling pig with parsnip &am…

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Gary Usher launches Elite Bistro At Home - Londoners can now order his food

Here in London, foodies have been worrying about whether they'll be within the right delivery zone for their favourite restaurants. But we hadn't even considered that the rise in delivery might mean we can try food from restaurants outside the City.

For a while now, top chef Gary Usher has been talking about opening a bistro in London. But while that is still to materialise it looks like we'll be…

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Test Driving Davies and Brook To Go - fried chicken buckets from Claridge's

With Eleven Madison Park and Nomad closed in New York, the new Davies and Brook 'To Go' box from Claridge's is the only way to eat chef Daniel Humm's food during the lockdown. We gave it a go.…

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BAO are delivering bao kits all over London (and soon, nationwide)

If you've been longing for a hit of Bao, but live outside the Rice Error delivery range - this is the story for you. BAO are introducing a series of kits - and they're delivering to anyone within the M25 (with nationwide delivery to follow),

There will be two options. First up is the classic bao - 12-hour braised pork, fermented greens and peanut dust. Then there's the vegetarian option - wi…

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Nori To Go sees Alex Craciun popping up with amazing looking temaki in Shoreditch

News of Alex Craciun's new pop-up managed to escape us last week, but his Nori to Go pop-up continues into next weekend, serving out very impressive temaki from Smokestak in Shoreditch. 

Cracuin was executive chef at Jason Atherton's Sosharu and has been developing his Nori to Go takeout boxes over the past few weeks and they all look quite amazing. You'll get a set of five for £20 and they…

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Soho street festival campaign wants to pedestrianise Soho for the summer

How will London's restaurant scene survive Covid? Actually, will it survive Covid? That's the question being asked by more and more restaurant, bar and pub operators, as the prospect of opening with a potential 2m social distancing rule looms.

But rather than buckle under the weight of such restrictions, one London area has decided to fight for its future. The Soho Summer Street Festival campaign…

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The St John Bakery, and their amazing doughnuts, is back

Have you been missing St John's amazing custard doughnuts? Or maybe there aren't enough Eccles cakes in your life right now? Well, the wait is nearly over as this week sees the return of the St John Bakery.

They're starting things off with the main bakery on Druid Street in Bermondsey and we're promised the return of fresh doughnuts, pastries, sourdoughs, raisin loaves, wine and more. Quotin…

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Claude Bosi's Oyster Bar at Bibendum starts a weekend delivery menu

We're still a little way off from London's Michelin-starred restaurants being reopened, but in South Kensington Claude Bosi isn't hanging around. While his two Michelin-starred restaurant upstairs in the Michelin building will have to wait - right now he's concentrating on the downstairs oyster bar. 

From this week, they'll have a new set menu every day for collection - running from Thursday…

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ASAP Pizza sees the Lyle's and Flor team launching a pizza delivery restaurant

Updated 11/6/20 with more menu details

They've just reopened Flor in Borough and now the team behind that restaurant, as well as the Michelin-starred Lyle's, are getting into the pizza business (running from the same kitchen as Flor). 

They're launching ASAP Pizza, which will be all about sourdough pizzas made with heritage British wheats. In charge of things is Pam Yung, who's been inv…

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Highgate's The Red Lion & Sun bosses lockdown with deliveries starting to local parks

It's always interesting to see how some businesses have adapted to the trying commercial circumstances they find themselves working under during lockdown. One place that seems to have adapted particularly well is the award-winning North London gastropub, The Red Lion and Sun.

From the word go, they diversified into a bottle and keg shop run from the front garden of the Highgate pub. They're also…

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St John and Cub chefs join forces for Hot 4 U, delivering across London

One of the few positives of being forced into lockdown is that we're seeing a new streak of inventiveness in some of London's most talented chefs. That certainly seems the case with the launch of brand new delivery kitchen Hot 4 U.

It's been set up by Matthew Scott, head chef of Cub, and Eddy Tejada, previously at St John and Silo - and it's the first time the two have cooked together.…

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