If the word ‘takeaway’ conjures up images of cardboard pizza boxes and greasy chicken chow meins then quite frankly, you’re doing it wrong hunny. With London’s top restaurants stepping up to the plate to offer you Michelin-starred food (and even fancy silverware) in the comfort of your own living room, every night can now be a black-tie affair - if you’ve got the funds, that is. From delicate desserts washed down with vintage Champagne, to perfectly-cooked wagyu steaks and six-course tasting menus, these luxury deliveries are truly putting the ‘oo’ in Deliveroo.
Part of the oh-so-fancy Hotel Café Royal, Cakes & Bubbles is the brainchild of Albert Adrià, who just so happens to be the world’s greatest pastry chef (according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants). Available to order on UberEats and Supper, the menu here is made up of almost-too-pretty-to-eat sweet treats and bottles of vintage Champagne. Priced at £12, Adrià’s signature cheesecake is made with Baron Bigod cheese, hazelnut and white chocolate and is certifiably the stuff of after-dinner dreams.
Earning its first Michelin star over 17 years ago, Hakkasan is a mainstay on London’s fine dining scene. Serving a menu of top-quality Oriental cuisine, this Soho spot is a favourite amongst London’s well-heeled crowd and A-listers alike. And with signature dishes that include grilled wagyu beef and Peking duck adorned with caviar? It’s not hard to see why. While you may not be able to make the journey to the West End at the moment, you can still experience a slice of Hakkasan’s luxury, as they deliver their classic cuisine directly to your door. Found on both Deliveroo and Supper, you can now host your very own Asian-inspired dinner party (with people in your household, obviously). Their Dragon Menu is priced at £250 and includes all their classic dishes for four people.
Jean-Georges at The Connaught
Part of the luxury five-star hotel The Connaught, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant combines beloved British classics and exciting flavours from South-East Asia. The perfect treat for those who enjoy the finer things in life, the takeaway afternoon tea offering here includes a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, wholemeal scones and beautiful pastries - all you need to provide? The hot water for the tea. Or, if you’re looking for that extra slice of opulence to brighten up your lockdown lows, order yourself a portion of Imperial Beluga caviar, priced at a cool £440 for 30g, it’s some pretty precious cargo to be loading on to the back of a moped.
The menu at Hide is all about showcasing the very best in British produce. As much as possible is made in-house, from the bread and jams to juices and puddings, and a full list of suppliers can be found on their site for complete transparency. Whilst this high-quality cuisine can usually only be experienced in the treehouse-esque surroundings of the central London venue, it can now also be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Highlights from the delivery menu include wagyu meatloaf and roast Huntsham farm suckling pig with mustard fruit and black pudding. There’s also an extensive wine list courtesy of Hedonism, with over 9,000 bottles for you to choose from and a sommelier on hand to advise on pairings.
A relatively new addition on London’s luxury dining scene, FOLIE is the uber-chic restaurant inspired by the French Riveria. The perfect antidote for any cancelled holidays, they’re now offering to bring a taste of the fine dining experience to your own home, with everything from bespoke tableware to great music playlists and, of course, their signature dishes. Feast on Côte de bœuf or black truffle linguine whilst knocking back a selection of fine wines and cocktails, before heading to the hallway to dance the night away, you’ll even save money on the cab fare.
Wanting something a little more lowkey for your next Friday night treat? Check out our guide to the London restaurants that are now delivering here.