During lockdown we’ve had the obvious delivered (pizzas, burgers etc) and the not-so-obvious – a full on afternoon tea from The Dorchester, for example, and one of our favourite lockdown meals, a tapas feast from Jose Pizarro. One thing which you might think doesn’t really lend itself to delivery however, is the Sunday roast. Part of it is the ritual, going out to a pub or restaurant, or cooking it yourself at home. A few people have got into the Sunday roast game but we remained skeptical until trying one of our local favourites, Madame Pigg in Dalston, which has just opened again for click and collect takeaway (Wednesday – Sunday).

We already knew that Madame Pigg did a banging roast but we were very impressed with how well the takeaway version turned out and how much effort chef Adam Hardiman had put into every element. Absolutely no corners cut here. We expect the menu will change every now and again, but for now there’s a choice of porchetta or half roast chicken, so we got one of each. Both came with proper crisp roast potatoes, carrots, cabbage, celeriac mash, Yorkshire pud and a big pot of gravy. YUM. There was also cauliflower cheese, leeks with romesco, and freshly baked focaccia. Don’t miss the salted caramel chocolate tart either.

For the full menu and to order for this Sunday, check out the Madame Pigg website.

480 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE