Ten takeaways to eat out at home
Ten Takeaways to eat out at home
It has been a long time since we were able to enjoy the pleasures of a meal out, or afternoon tea in a cafe. Don’t despair, however. The good restaurateurs of south west London will deliver to you, or click and collect your food and drink takeaways.
The Earl Spencer Pub
Yearning for a good pub meal? The Earl Spencer pub in Earlsfield is doing takeaways. The T&L Food & Culture Awards 2019 Winner – Best Pub, and Runner Up – Best Restaurant, is offering starters, mains, grills and puddings with vegetarian options. For the full gastropub effect, add a bottle from the winelist and a Cohiba from the humidor. Not home delivery, but a 30 minute click and collect ordering service booked via the LovePubGrub.com website or app. Read the menu.
The Pickled Fork
They call them date night dinners but The Pickled Fork’s mouthwatering menu reads like ultra-posh street food made with local, seasonal ingredients. This private catering company in Streatham offers a different main course every night from Tuesday to Friday, such as Crispy Chilli Pork Belly (Crispy Chilli Cauliflower for vegetarians) with Sticky Rice, Papaya & Cashew Salad and Nam Jim. £25 for two people or £40 for four, starters and puddings £5, with free local delivery. Order by 10pm the night before. Menus posted weekly on Twitter.
The French Tarte
Patisserie and boulangerie from The French Tarte in Surbiton may be the closest we get to the authentic taste of France for months. This popular local cafe plans to reopen for takeaway for the first time since the lockdown started, on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May only from 9.30am to 2pm.
Firezza Pizza branches in Wimbledon and Battersea are offering a #StayAtHome lockdown lunch deal and a range of weekday discounts on their hand-stretched, stonebaked, Neapolitan-style pizza, sold by the length – a quarter of a metre serves two. Their latest special, a vegan pizza with a pumpkin base, is proving popular.
Newly opened (and promptly shut) London Stock restaurant in Wandsworth’s Ram’s Quarter has devised a Stock’d Up menu of lighter dishes to take away from 11.30am-8pm seven days a week. Short rib sandwiches on milk bread, Miso cod, glazed pork chops, triple cooked chips – perfect for a posh working lunch at home. If you live in the Ram’s Quarter, they’ll deliver to your door.
If you have a yen for Japanese food, Toroi Sushi in Putney offers freshly made sushi and sashimi, plus a range of Katsu curries and udon and ramen noodle dishes. Order for delivery in under an hour or pick-up 15-25 minutes. Post a picture of your order on Twitter with the hashtag #putneybignightin , for a chance to win £30 in takeaway vouchers from Positively Putney BID – the offer applies to all Putney restaurants offering lockdown takeaways.
Dip & Flip
They serve great burgers (that’s the flip), but Dip & Flip’s speciality is the dip sandwich: thinly sliced roast beef, lamb or chicken, smothered in gravy and stuffed in a fresh white roll with pickles and slaw, and extra gravy on the side. Wine too. Takeaways from its branches in Wimbledon and Battersea, courtesy of Deliveroo, from 5pm Mon-Fri and from noon at weekends.
Willow Bough Tea Rooms
Cupcakes? Scones with cream and jam? Rainbow-iced unicorn cookies? A special birthday gateau? Order cakes and afternoon tea boxes from Willow Bough Tea Rooms by lunchtime on Friday and the multi-talented baker and business owner Claire will deliver to you on Saturday within SW19 and SW20 postcodes.
One One Four
Order boutique gin and pre-mixed, lockdown cocktails for the bank holiday weekend from One One Four, Teddington. Just pour over ice, with a twist of citrus. Make mine a Good Life Barrel Aged Negroni, please. Order here for local delivery.
Wimbledon Wine Cellar
Wimbledon Wine Cellar has 38 vintages ready for delivery to your doorstep within 48 hours, such as Paladin Prosecco Frizzante Tappo Spago. “A chance to enjoy real Prosecco from the masters of Prosecco – Paladin. This is how it should taste! Treat yourself…” they urge. £84 a case. Put like that, it seems rude not to. They supply Nobu and The Ivy, you know.