Three (more) 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 the restaurant trade, but it also stands to reason we continue to eat well. Here’s our pick for week two: premium boxes for special evenings


“Nutshell, the restaurant on St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden will launch their at home delivery service on November 9, which will celebrate the wealth of flavours and diversity of regional dishes of Iran. Delivery will be available every Thursday and Saturday nationwide from their website or for local London pick up and will offer a special home kit for two, featuring 7 dishes from their winter menu.

Starting the feast will be their famed Bazaar Bread with Zaytoun Barvedeh, an olive tapenade with pomegranate and walnut and their Mushroom Kotlets with barberry and burnt yoghurtFor mains, indulge in a choice between three Mazandarani Lamb (Halal) Halibut Mast, and the vegetarian option featuring vegan Kofte Tabrizi which all come withTahchin, a crispy saffron rice cake. For dessert, the kit will feature a warming toasted flour tart with pistachio and spiced clotted cream. with a selection of wine from their extensive wine list, 2 house cocktails, one mocktail or a house infused gins. 

– Meal for two with Lamb (£70 + delivery)
– Meal for two with Halibut (£70 + delivery)
– Meal for two with Kofte (£60 + delivery)”

Made in Oldstead (by Tommy Banks and team)

“Made In Oldstead is a premium, at-home dining experience from Tommy Banks and the team, offering three and five-course menus for delivery across the UK.

Choose between our Made In Oldstead Food Box, with the option of three different, three-course menus, or our Classic Weekend Food Box, which includes two different three-course menus, each serving two people. Alternatively, try our signature menu, a five-course menu and bottle of wine, perfect for extra-special occasions.

Prices start at £21 a head!”

Simon Rogan at Home

“Simon Rogan at home, the home delivery experience from the multi-Michelin star chef behind restaurants including L’Enclume, Rogan & Co and Aulis, is launching nationwide. Following the success of the Simon Rogan at home offering born out of lockdown and formerly only available in the Lakes, each menu will be accessible to diners across the UK.

Created in Simon’s kitchens in Cartmel in The Lake District, each menu will showcase seasonal twists on his signature style and dishes, whilst using produce harvested from his very own farm ‘Our Farm’ in the Cartmel Valley as well as from loyal suppliers from across the region. The ‘at home’ offering incorporates a three-course winter menu, available to order from today, as well as a five-course festive feast, which can be pre-ordered to arrive in the lead up to Christmas and New Year.

On the three-course winter ‘at home’ menu, which will change weekly, expect to see dishes such as Ham hock terrine with celery oil and a mustard emulsion, Guinea hen with roasted hen of the wood and a creamy mushroom sauce. The experience finishes with a Verbena posset alongside preserved blackberry and camomile cake.”

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