So what's the deal?
Top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta (he has a three Michelin-starred restaurant in Denia) opened Arros QD in London's Fitzrovia last year. Now his is one of the city's first top-end restaurants leading the way in deliveries during the lockdown.
Where do they deliver?
Well, that depends on what you are after. They've split their offering into three distinct services. At the most basic level, they'll deliver their DIY paella kits across the country. Those are available from their shop and feature both the ingredients and the equipment to cook it in.
The next tier is up is the Rice and Fire Deliveroo service - that's a shorter menu with a range of starters, four of their signature paellas and wine chosen from the more affordable part of the restaurant's cellar.
The top tier is the full Selections Supper menu from central London delivery service Supper. That covers a much wider range of their more intricate dishes and a considerably bigger selection of wine.
Here's what we had:
What about wine?
The selection on offer depends on whether you're going for the Deliveroo or Supper option. A large selection of Arros QD's famous wines are also available through Supper. All the main courses via Supper come with a recommended wine, so our paella was matched with the sommelier's selection of a bottle of 2015 Cabrida Grenache from Montsant (£45).
Splitting the type of dishes and wines on offer, depending on the delivery service, is a pretty interesting approach. This makes Arros QD the first we've seen to try this in London. It allows them to go further afield with dishes designed to travel better, but stick closer to home when delivering more delicate food. So you can have a casual paella night in or go all out with more fancy fare if you're in the Supper delivery zone.
Sold. So where do they deliver?
On Deliveroo their areas are Fitzrovia, Mayfair, Marylebone, Bloomsbury, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, Covent Garden, Paddington, Regents Park, Notting Hill, Kensington, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Pimlico and Westminster.
If you're going for the Supper option, they offer delivery within a 2.5-mile radius of the restaurant in Fitzrovia.
More about Arros QD
Where is it? 64 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8NQ
Hot Dinners received this delivery courtesy of Arros QD