London has a lot of restaurants and a lot of delivery options, which means that there are a lot of dishes being served at any one time. Throw in guest chef residencies, takeovers and restaurant collabs, it’s easy for some bangin’ specials to pass you by. Well not anymore because we’ve rounded up the best limited edition plates, aka one dish wonders, available for eat-in, delivery and takeaway in one place so you know where and when to get them.
Death Metal Burger at Tommi’s Burger Joint
What do you get when you cross an extreme metal band with an Icelandic burger brand? The Death Metal Burger obvs. Tommi’s Burger Joint has joined forces with metal band Calligram to create the special, which features a Black Angus patty, blow-torched blue cheese, grilled black pudding, shredded lettuce, Tommi’s VOLCANO sauce and jalapenos inside a charcoal bun, and for every burger sold, Tommi’s will donate £1 to Help Musicians.
Available until 31st October 2021
37 Berwick Street, London W1F 8RS
Vampire Slayer Ramen at Matsudai Ramen
Cardiff ramen joint Matsudai Ramen is popping up in London this autumn with bowls of iekei-inspired ramen, but for one week only you’ll also be able to slurp on their Halloween special, the Vampire Slayer ramen. The tonkotsu broth base is topped with shio tare, hakata noodles, black garlic oil, garlic chips, pork belly chashu, kikurage, spring onion and half an ajitama egg. Dracula could never.
Available 28th October – 5th November 2021
BFI Stephen Street, 21 Stephen St, London W1T 1LN
Crab and Black Pepper Ketchup Toastie at The Wigmore
The cheese toastie champs at The Wigmore have only gone and launched an entire guest chef series dedicated to our fave comfort food. And first up is Andrew Wong of two Michelin-starred A Wong with his crab and black pepper ketchup toastie. Make no mistake, this is no ordinary cheddar slapped between two white slices, with Michel Roux Jr behind it too you bet it’s as boujee as they come.
Available 19th October – 16th November 2021
15 Langham Pl, London W1B 3DE
Nigeria Burger from Honest Burgers x Chuku’s
For their next collab burger special Honest Burgers have teamed up with Nigerian tapas restaurant Chuku’s and boy is it a good’un. The Nigeria burger features an Honest beef patty topped with Fanta-candied bacon, cheddar, jollof sauce, plantain crisps, Chuku’s spicy mayo, red onion, spinach & pickles, and of course, Honest’s rosemary salted chips on the side. For the full experience, order an Eko Gold lager, brewed with Nigerian palm sugar, to go with it.
Available 5th October – 1st November 2021
All Honest Burgers locations and on Deliveroo
Halloween Steamed Buns at Bun House
Bun House’s Halloween buns are back and this year there are three different types to get your hands on. The classic Spiced Pumpkin bun, stuffed with roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, star anise & clove, is joined by the black sesame & tahini Mummy bun and the sticky toffee pudding cream Ghost bun, and they’re almost too cute to eat.
Mixed boxes available for pre-order from 1st October for collection on 20th & 27th October 2021
Single pumpkin buns available on 30th & 31st October 2021
26 – 27 Lisle Street, London, WC2H 7BA
CoppaFeel! Boob-rata at Napoli Gang
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so delivery brand Napoli Gang have turned their burrata into boob-rata thanks to the addition of beetroot hummus. It’s available for the whole month and for every burrata order, a donation will be made to breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! so think pink.
Available until 31st October 2021
Pumpkin Crumble at Humble Crumble
It’s autumn and that means one thing – pumpkin spice season is officially upon us. Sure you could down cup after cup of pumpkin spice lattes or you could take things up a notch with this pumpkin spice apple crumble from Humble Crumble, served out of an actual pumpkin. It’s just begging to be put on the ‘gram.
Available from 22nd September – 31st October 2021
Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW
Halloween Dough Bites at Crosstown
Doughnut legends Crosstown are celebrating spooky season with their Halloween dough bites, which also feature the return of their signature black cocoa sourdough to help get us in the mood. These little fellas will be filled with a homemade raspberry jam, topped with a dark berry glaze and finished with a bat or pumpkin decoration too. It’s a bloody good spesh this one (and suitable for the plant-based peeps).
Available to pre-order from 15th October 2021
Taco Party by El Pastor
To celebrate Mexican Independence Day, the taco legends El Pastor are teaming up with Dishpatch to host a taco party. The feast includes a big stack of authentic, corn tortillas with either spice-rubbed, braised short rib or slow-cooked, marinated pork shoulder. And you can also invite along the likes of guacamole, totopos and chicharrón; tuna tostadas; chicken tinga tostadas; esquites corn; refritos (slowly refried black beans); and more importantly a bottle of El Pastor’s mesquite and pine-smoked mezcal.
Available until 29th October 2021