This Christmas it’s all about welcoming the flavours of the bars and restaurants into our homes. Whether you’re in search of an alternative to shake up your festive feasting from Breakfast En Bread, the tools and ingredients to learn how to whip up your go-to Dirty Bones burger from Plateaway, or gain access to a curated collection of the best British brands with Barbury Hill; here is our selection of the brands championing at-home food and drink this December.
Festive Feasting: Brands Championing At-home Food and Drink
Breakfast En Bread
If you’re looking to order something in that you may not have come across before, then turn your attention to Breakfast En Bread: the low-effort, high-impact offering who have just launched their ‘Festive Edition’ in time for Christmas. Intrigued?… Breakfast En Bread are championing what they call ‘loaded loaves’ – sourdough loaves packed full of flavour.
This December dive in with their exclusive festive special, packed to the brim with the flavours of Christmas. Stuffed with braised red cabbage, shredded sprouts, honey roasted parsnips, Chantenay carrots, pigs in blankets, chestnut and apricot stuffing, the jewel on top is a whole roasted quail, nestled in with melted cheese. Drizzled in cranberry sauce and complete with red wine gravy: this truly is a festive feast for kings.
Meanwhile their ‘The Christmas Nut-Ball’ is ideal for vegetarians. This veggie special features Breakfast En Bread’s signature sourdough packed with layers of festive vegetables including braised red cabbage, shredded sprouts, honey roasted parsnips, Chantenay carrots. Topped off with a ball of Christmas Nut Roast in melted cheese, chestnuts, walnuts, apricots. The finished loaf is drizzled in cranberry sauce and completed with red wine gravy – delicious!
Breakfast En Bread’s festive specials are priced from £18 and will be available for delivery from 1st-23rd December.
Halfway between takeaway food and your favourite restaurant dishes is Plateaway, where at-home foodies can order ingredients from over 30 of the UK’s best-loved restaurants straight to their door. From Shoryu Ramen, to Shake Shack, Homeslice and Dirty Bones, with recipes on how to create dishes at home how the chefs do, Plateaway offers a great compromise.
A revolutionary new DIY meal kit delivery service, Plateaway, also has a library of interactive video guides featured on their website. This Christmas why not try pigs in blankets’ bucatini with a sage butter sauce from the Little Pasta Company. Plateaway will deliver to you Bucatini pasta, sage butter sauce, crumbled sausage and crispy pancetta and some Grana Padano cheese.
The Cocktail Club
Bring the bar to your living room this Christmas with The Cocktail Club. With an increasing number of Brits having turned to Google this year in an attempt to recreate their favourite bar orders, The Cocktail Club has stepped in to satisfy the increase in demand.
Identifying there was a gap in the market to bring mixologist-approved, quality cocktails direct to your door, and at a reasonable price point, The Cocktail Club is a new brand developed by The Cocktail Service: the UK’s leading mobile bar and cocktail bartender hire company.
Launching with four ready-to-drink bottled cocktails, each is available to buy individually or in a presentation gift box of two 500ml or four 200ml cocktails. Choose from Salted Caramel Espresso Martini, Smokey Old Fashioned, Oak Aged Sloe Negroni and Coconut & Kaffir Lime Leaf Daiquiri.
The Cocktail Club have also been developing their Ultimate Cocktail Kits. These kits each contain all the ingredients and equipment needed along with a clever QR code that links to a masterclass presented by the drinks brands The Cocktail Service is teaming up with. A few of these include Chase Vodka, Plantation Rum, VII Hills Gin and Buffalo Trace Whisky among others.
A British brand born in lockdown, Barbury Hill a place to eat in London is a new online destination that unites the best independent food and drink producers that are not readily available on the high street. With UK nationwide delivery, and no middleman, orders are dispatched directly from the producers to ensure that packaging, airmiles and third-party commissions are kept to a minimum, protecting both the brands and the environment.
Showcasing a myriad of edible and drinkable delights from delicate English still and sparkling wines, to Monmouthshire mead, organic charcuterie, British beer and ciders, small batch cheeses and home baked treats, Barbury Hill is your one-stop-shop for foodie gifts and treats this Christmas. Highlights include, a Tadinka nougat festive feasting deluxe box, Slab Bakery gluten free & vegan Christmas pudding and the Festive Weekender Hamper from the Bath Soft Cheese Company.
Husband and wife duo James and Rebecca are true pasta aficionados. Dedicated to delivering the freshest variety of pasta and sauces to your door that is ready to cook and eat in under five minutes, they hand make their pasta each morning. Each of Nonna Tonda’s dishes includes fresh pasta, a delicious homemade sauce and parmesan to be savoured by pasta lovers all over London.
Inspired by their travels around Italy where they learnt first-hand how to make the finest, freshest pasta, their family run company now recreates what they learnt for their customers. Their pasta is made from delicious St Ewe eggs from Cornwall and the finest Italian flours personally sourced, whilst all of their sauces to pair are made using the best seasonal British produce.
Drake & Morgan
One of London’s most beloved restaurant groups (The Folly, The Refinery, The Anthologist) has jumped on the feasting bandwagon with the launch of their ‘at home’ kits festive feasting kits, released on 1st December. Available to Londoners within the M25, the group have launched a variety of three options including ‘The Merry Weekender Brunch Box’ (£35 for two), filled with Burford Brown eggs, bacon, avocado and sourdough, and four pre-batched cocktails. The second is the ‘Christmas Day in a Box’ (£65 for two).
This suitably indulgent delivery features everything and more. From smoked salmon with soda bread and piccalilli, to duck liver parfait with pear chutney and brioche, free-range turkey breast sits alongside pigs in blankets, pork and apricot stuffing, goose fat roast potatoes, bread sauce and more…finishing up with Christmas pudding, brownies, mince pies and boozy brandy butter.
Should you really want to push the boat out, the third is their ‘Ultimate Festive Feast’ (£130 for two) with the addition of table decorations (crackers, candles, centrepiece foliage, name cards & napkins), this upgraded at-home kit comes complete with a bottle of Prosecco and Malbec plus two tasty post-dinner Espresso Martinis. With those all-important extra touches, each Festive Feasting is packed with a Christmas playlist and video cook-a-long (QR links); tree and room decorating tips, recipe cards and some iconic Quality Street chocolates.
Order by 11:59pm on 16th December for delivery on the 23rd December.