If you don’t fancy cooking you can still get food from your fave restaurants brought to you. If you’re dining on demand (and you don’t just want produce delivered) here’s a handy guide to our favourite South London restaurant deliveries. We’ve also got the best Central, North, East and West deliveries listed too.
The Omni Collective – Plant-based pop-up The Omni Collective is undertaking a residency at South-East spot Louie Louie with delivery via Deliveroo & Uber Eats. With the chef’s previous stints at Ottolenghi, NOPI, and Duck Soup, expect flavours and inspo from around the world like charred brussel sprouts with wasabi creme fraiche & pickled onions; crispy teriyaki broccoli and ‘Firecracker’ cauliflower. Why Omni though? They believe that whether or not you’re vegan, Muslim, halal, whatever, they encourage everyone to sit down, share and bring people together.
Levan – Treat yourself to a three course meal from Levan right in the comfort of your own home. Nicholas Balfe has launched Levan To Go, offering a seasonal set menu of small plates, a sharing main and a tarte tatin. And it’s minimal effort to put it all together – opening the oven door really is about as it difficult as it gets, and that’s our kinda cooking.
Kricket – you can get a delivery of Kricket faves like Keralan fried chicken, vegetable samosa chaat, king prawn moilee and pork cheek vindaloo, or you can call & collect from the Brixton restaurant.
Rice Error – this is the new delivery service from Bao, running from Borough, which centres around Taiwanese rice boxes topped with the likes of cha shao pork belly, mapo omelette, and roasted yellow chilli chicken leg. You can also get fried chicken and bao meal deals, peanut and Horlicks ice cream tubs and booze.
MEATLiquor – East Dulwich and Battersea are running takeaways meaning South Londoners can get Dead Hippies, buffalo wings, deep-fried mac & cheese and hard shakes delivered.
Salon – After doing it with Levan, Nicholas Balfe has now got a takeaway menu for Salon up and running too, with a seasonal three-course set menu for two featuring some of the restaurant’s classics. For £59 you get a selection of starters like sourdough with whipped butter & cheese custard and pork & prune terrine; a sharing main, like braised venison & potato pie with seasonal greens; and chocolate ganache & coffee mousse. You can also add on Neal’s Yard cheese and bottles from the Salon Wine Store to make it a real feast.
Tonkotsu – the Peckham 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 in luck.
Dishoom – Dishoom has opened a delivery-only kitchen in Battersea with a radius covering Battersea, Clapham, Stockwell, Brixton, Streatham, Balham and Wandsworth. 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.
Nanban – the Brixton-based restaurant has launched Little Nanban, delivering Japanese treats, including chicken karaage and their signature ramen.
Patty and Bun – the London Bridge 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.
Cookout Club – chef Philip Britten, who received Michelin stars during his time at both Chez Nico and the Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge, is back doing fine dining but this time from a delivery-only ‘dark kitchen’ in Battersea. His concept, Cookout Club, is aiming to elevate takeaway food to restaurant standards whilst still providing value for money – a two-course meal comes in under £20 a head.