Three nationwide restaurant meal services to try in lockdown

Each week in lockdown, we’ll shine a light on three restaurant delivery services, either a ‘DIY kit’ or a takeaway meal service, we think look worth trying. Not only is it crucial to support our beloved restaurant industry, but it also stands to reason we continue to eat well. Here’s our pick for week one: seafood and burgers across the UK.

Stein’s at Home

“For a taste of Rick Stein’s famed seafood dishes at home, look no further than Stein’s at Home. Each box contains all you need to feed two people a delicious three course meal. All the preparation has been done by the Rick Stein team, all that’s needed from you is to cook and plate up the dishes. There are currently three boxes to choose from, The Hake Box, The Indonesian Curry Box, and The Lobster Box, priced from £40 per box.

Example dishes include starters of grilled scallops with a hazelnut and coriander butter, classic moules mariniere, and smoked mackerel pate; mains include grilled hake piperade, Indonesian seafood curry with pilau rice and a green bean and coconut salad, and a delicious lobster thermidor.

To round off the experience, why not add a bottle or two to the box, chosen by head of drinks and sommelier Charlie Stein?”

Honest Burgers

“Honest Burgers will continue to deliver its high-quality burgers using its very own butchery’s beef, homemade rosemary-salted chips and bacon gravy, alongside vegan and gluten-free options and sides, all delivered to the comfort of your own home.

A November special includes the ‘Chicago burger’, a nod to the classic American cheeseburger with an Honest beef patty and smoked bacon, topped with double American cheese, grilled onions, garlic mayo and a homemade Maker’s Mark Whisky steak sauce (£13.50).

Via Deliveroo and UberEats nationwide (London, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester, Reading)”

Dirty Bones

“Order DIY burger kits like their Mac Daddy and vegan chilli cheeseburger boxes, or get it hot and ready to roll via Deliveroo (London, Manchester, Oxford).

With a Dirty Bones kit, everything’s prepped, portioned and ready to assemble at home – easy! Kits serve 2-4 people, start at £25 and are perfect entertainment for a drizzly night in. Try the DIY mac daddy – beef patties layered with cheesy macaroni, pulled beef short rib with espresso spiked BBQ sauce – their DIY chilli cheeseburger, or a vegan chilli cheese kit, with jalapeno dressing, vegan American cheese slices and burger patties. Oh and you can order in dirty DIY Cocktails like an old skool fashioned and peach ice-T, beer, wine and sides of loaded crispy lamb fries.

For groups who want to DIY Dirty Bones together (the virtual office Christmas party perhaps!) Dirty Bones’ head chef will join you on Zoom for a demo and cook-along!

If you can’t be bothered to cook, they’ve got you covered too. Menus of with comfort-food classics available via Deliveroo include their signature Burgers, Deep fried mac balls and Crispy chicken with garlic ranch dipping sauce.”

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