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diningroomThe fried chicken - buttermilk fried chicken tenders with a chilli lime yoghurt and a pot of spice mix for sprinkling. You'll need to pop this in the oven to warm it up. Heaven-sent chicken and the spice mix, whatever it has in it, is amazing.

Remind us about Davies and Brook and Daniel Humm...

Humm is chef-patron of Eleven Madison Park (three Michelin stars, topped the World's 50 Best list) and Nomad in New York. Just before Christmas, he opened his first restaurant in the UK - Davies and Brook - at Claridge's. But with barely three months service under its belt it, like every other restaurant in London, closed its doors in March for the lockdown.

So they're now doing delivery?

Yes, but with quite a different focus. When the restaurant opened it also featured its own separate bar and it's the bar food menu from there that's the kicking-off point for the new 'To Go' box.

Did someone say fried chicken?

Humm's CFC or Claridge's Fried Chicken was an immediate hit on the bar menu and they've parlayed that into an operation that works well for delivery.

So what do you get?

Think of this as the poshest bucket of fried chicken you're ever likely to get. The box is delivered in two layers - a bucket of fried chicken and then on top of that, sides and desserts. Here's what it all looks like.

diningroomWhat a five-star food delivery looks like...

claridge's hotel's new restaurant davies and brook does fried chicken deliveryAll the sides - you'll get a selection of potato and celery salad, the BEST marinated aubergine (with pickled aubergine and aubergine puree too), house pickles, broad bean hummus with pickled beets and the prettiest parker house roll to go with it.

claridge's hotel's new restaurant davies and brook does fried chicken deliveryDessert is a raspberry cheesecake made with English raspberries, meringue balls and vanilla.

Anything to drink with it?

Of course. You can choose from two of the bar's signature summer cocktails. They also have a suggested playlist they've put up on YouTube to bring the Davies and Brook vibes into your home.

claridge's hotel's new restaurant davies and brook does fried chicken deliveryThe bar team at Davies and Brook have come up with two summery drinks to choose from - a Strawberry Milk Punch or this lovey Elderflower Cooler for £9 each.

OK, I want it. How much is it?

The box is £35 and while they say it's for one, we thought at least the chicken was a generous serving which would stretch to two people.

Overall thoughts: 

You'd expect a chef like Daniel Humm to go above and beyond when it came to moving into food-to-go and this more than delivers. Fine dining meets the joys of a fried chicken bucket. What could be better?

 

More about the Davies and Brook To Go Box

Where is it? Claridge’s, Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR

When does it start? Available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from Thursday 4 June 2020

How to order itPre-order here and pick up from a special Davies and Brook pick up point at the front of Claridge’s on Brook Street. Alternatively, you can get the box delivered through Slerp.

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @daviesandbrook

 

Hot Dinners were sent this delivery as a gift from Davies and Brook. Prices correct at time of publication.

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