DINE ON DEMAND | OUR FAVOURITE EAST LONDON RESTAURANT DELIVERIES
Many restaurants are staying open but only in a takeaway capacity and we’re all staying in as much as possible, meaning your local delivery drivers are probably going to be working overtime. There are ways to support your fave restaurants and bars whilst at home, but if you’re dining on demand (and you don’t just want produce delivered) here’s a handy guide to our favourite East London restaurant deliveries. We’ve also got the best North, South, West and Central deliveries listed too.
Gunpowder– Much-loved Indian restaurant Gunpowder is back up and running takeaway and delivery from their original Spitalfields site. Highlights of the menu include the nicely spiced soft shell crab – great for the gram and pretty unique, egg curry masala and the naga ribs. Perfect for a Saturday night with a couple of cold, crisp beers.
Mamapen– Cambodian kitchen Mamapen took up residency at The Prince Arthur in Dalston just before lockdown hit and with the pub now operating as a takeaway, they’re still cooking – call ahead to order here. The BBQ half chicken comes with this insane sweet and sticky glaze but the Phnom Penh braised beef and the sour pineapple curry are where it’s at – get jasmine rice AND the garlic & chicken fat flatbread to mop up all of the saucy goodness.
Issho-Ni– the Japanese joint on Bethnal Green Road has launched the Issho-Ni at Home delivery service and they’ve got all your cravings covered. You can order sushi, sashimi (including that excellent butterfish with truffle ponzu) and hot dishes like katsu curry, squid ink yaki soba and fiery squid tempura. They’re also doing miso black cod, chicken teriyaki and wagyu beef bento boxes, sushi platters and an omakase set menu for two, which would be perfect for a lockdown birthday dinner. Throw in some sake or one of their pre-mixed cocktails and you’ve got a party.
Royale– this is the new delivery brand from the Leroy team and it’s all about comfort food, aka rotisserie roast chicken. The chicken, seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, comes in half and whole portions, with potatoes, mixed leaf salad, whipped cod’s roe, wild garlic pesto and roast chicken aioli available as sides.
Sutton & Sons – One of the best chippies in London, we’re hugely relieved that Sutton & Sons is still open for business, delivering from Hackney Central via Deliveroo. There’s the full menu including fresh sustainable haddock and cod, cooked to perfection in a light crispy batter. We had it delivered for a Friday night fish supper, with piles of proper chunky fish shop chips, pickled gherkins and onions, curry sauce, mushy peas, AND a side of scampi for good measure. Sutton & Sons have a decent drinks selection too, with beers from Crate Brewery as well as wines and Prosecco. For vegans, there’s a dedicated vegan menu too, which isn’t something you see too often and London chippies! If you live near a S&S, we can highly recommend a lockdown delivery treat – check out the menu on Deliveroo here.
Officina 00 – we were big fans of Officina when we visited the newly opened spot in September 2019. It’s great to see them switching to delivery for the time being as they are responsible for some of the best fresh pasta in the city. They’ve got a decent sized menu available to order via Slerp, including lasagne, corzetti with wild mushrooms, charcuterie, and other antipasti. Whatever you do, don’t miss the profiteroles for dessert either; they are seriously good.
Poppies– the Spitalfields branch of Poppies is open once again, with takeaway, click & collect and delivery options up and running. That means you can get fish, chips, pies, battered sausages, mushy peas and more, all wrapped up in their edible-inked recyclable newspaper.
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta– both the Aldgate and St Kat’s Docks branches of Emilia’s Crafted Pasta are running collection and delivery. As well as antipasti like burrata and bresaola, you can choose from signature pastas like pappardelle Béchamel Bolognese and casarecce with homemade Genovese pesto. Emilia’s has added more flavours of gelato onto the dessert section but if you want something sweet, go for the amaretto tiramisu – it’s nice and boozy.
Jidori– the Kingsland Road restaurant is open again, running via Deliveroo or pick-up, with a range of rice-based dishes including yakitori-don, katsu curry, chicken teriyaki, salmon sashimi-don and karage-don plus a range of sides like that katsu curry scotch egg. There’s also a range of beers, wines and refreshing house softies on offer too.
Tonkotsu– the Haggerston branch of Tonkotsu is back open for delivery with a reduced menu, although you can still get the signature ramen, gyoza and chicken karaage. They’re also doing chicken katsu curry, which is normally only available at the Bankside restaurant, so you’re all in luck.
Burger & Beyond – this Shoreditch spot is flipping out top notch burgers, including bacon butter and Rice Krispie fried chicken creations, and loaded fries.
WTF!– if you want a fast-food fix minus the meat then new delivery brand WTF! is the one for you. It’s serving up a 100% plant-based menu featuring hot chick’n burgers, bacon cheeseburgers, dirty chilli fries and golden nugs, and it really hits the spot. They currently deliver from Bethnal Green but King’s Cross is coming soon so north and central London will also be covered.
Casa do Frango – you can get your piri piri chicken fix courtesy of Casa do Frango, who is running deliveries from both its Shoreditch and London Bridge kitchens, as well as doing free meals for NHS workers.
Oren – the Dalston restaurant is running Oren to Go, delivering the likes of challah, beef & lamb koftas, roast cauliflower, baharat roasted chicken and more within a 5-mile radius.
Pophams Bakery – Pophams Bakery is now doing delivery to locals within a one mile radius of either of their bakeries in Hackney and Islington. You can get artisan pasta, sauces, breads, and THOSE pastries. There is a £5 delivery charge for each daily delivery and 10% of all orders will be donated to Made In Hackney who are working to feed the vulnerable during this time.
Dishoom – Dishoom has opened a delivery-only kitchen in Whitechapel with a radius covering Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Mile End, Bow, Limehouse, Poplar and Shadwell. The menus are more limited than what you’d see in the restaurants but you can still get your fix of keema pau, house black daal, chicken ruby and jackfruit biryani as well as softies, beers and wine.
Baggio Burger – treat yourself to a Friday or Saturday night takeaway with Italian-inspired buns, like the Milano Melt or the Nduja Really Like It, from Baggio Burger, which is now delivering from its Walthamstow shop.
Lucky & Joy – get smashed cucumbers, sweet potato wontons, big plate chicken and more delivered if you’re within a 2-mile radius of Lucky & Joy, and NHS workers get 50% off too.
The Laughing Heart – the Hackney restaurant and wine bar is doing both hot food takeaway and ready meals to finish off at home, including frozen dumplings, and wine at retail prices.
Mao Chow – the vegan Chinese restaurant in London Fields is now doing takeway for collection and delivery so you can still get your dan dan noodle fix.
KraPow – East London peeps, KraPow is on hand to satisfy any Thai cravings with curries, soups and signature dishes like KraPow Moo and PowPow Wings.
Snackbar – if you’re within a 3-mile radius of this Dalston cafe you can get rice bowls, kimchi toasties, Snackmuffins and more delivered.
Yard Sale Pizza – if you’re lucky enough to live in a YS delivery area, our favourite London pizza crew will have you covered. 18” pizzas such as the Holy Pepperoni are exactly what we need in times like this. Plus as Yard Sale runs their own delivery team, they can ensure extremely high levels of service and product hygiene. The guys are going cashless temporarily and also offering ‘contact-free’ deliveries, where the pizza can be left on your doorstep if you prefer.
Patty and Bun
Patty and Bun– the Richmond Road site is back open for delivery orders so you can get in on the P&B action. If you’re a bit further afield and you fancy putting your cooking skills to the test, Patty & Bun is also doing Lockdown DIY Patty Kits, featuring all the bits you need to make the burgers at home.
Dabba Drop – this is curry with a conscience. Sign up for either one or two deliveries a month and you will be sent a regularly changing selection of veg curries, dal, rice and roti all made with fresh, quality ingredients. With your first delivery you’ll also get a reusable tiffin box for an extra £15 charge – each time you get a new delivery you just give back your old (clean!) tiffin box and keep swapping it out.
Dom’s Place – according to our Uber Eats account, Dom’s Place is our most ordered – by quite a long way. One for Clapton and Hackney residents, Dom’s does amazing falafel wraps, chicken and rice boxes, and salads all doused in their own homemade chilli sauce. We love it and it is kinda healthy-ish too.
Atis – only available for delivery in the Old Street / Shoreditch / City area at the moment but if that includes you and you want a health boosting salad, then check out our current favourite Atis.