Restaurant-worthy food need not be a distant memory. With both familiar favourites and new brands delivering at-home kits, this spring it’s worth getting your mitts on the wide variety on offer. Providing home deliveries in London and comfort during uncertain times, we’ve picked out some of the city’s best restaurant kits: from a taste of the mountains with at-home cheese fondue and raclette to some warming ramen noodles, Italian winter dishes from Angela Hartnett or part-baked wood-fired pizzas; each offering delicious moments of escapism.
Restaurants Providing Home Deliveries in London
Fondue & Raclette: Provisions Wine & Cheese
If you fancy a taste of the mountains delivered to your door within the day, then turn your attention to Provisions Wine & Cheese fondue and raclette kits. You may be missing out on your annual ski trip this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the most delicious elements of après at home. Available nationwide for two people, their fondue kit comes complete with the house fondue mix, 10cl of white wine, bread cubes, a garlic clove and a recipe card.
Meanwhile, if you fancy ramping up your evening with a raclette, the 600g kit of morbier cheeses comes along with 300g selection of fine, artisanal French and Italian cured meats. The next best alternative to being in the mountains this winter, you’ll be pleased to hear that no special equipment is needed, and you can simply use your regular pots and pans.
Fondue Kits available at £29.00, and the Raclette Kits at £25.00. For a boozy finish, there is also the option to add a bottle of Altesse by Yves Duport in Bugey from the Rhône-Alpes for a total of £45.
Weekend, Deli or Cheese boxes: Millfield Stores
Millfield Stores was born in the ashes of the 2020 summer lockdown by Ben Bohm-Duchen and Sophie Dutton. With a mission to provide comfort and joy in difficult times, the pair deliver seasonable, restaurant-quality vegetarian food to homes across London. Committed to contributing ten percent of profits to The Trussell Trust to support the vital work they do helping those most in need, they combine their passion for the arts with cooking by working with artists to create their dishes.
Having worked at The River Café, Carousel and Rochelle Canteen, restaurants in London Ben has teamed up with Sophie, an Art Director, Curator and Graphic Designer to champion a foodie brand with a creative soul.
The Weekend box includes items such as honey nut granola, Neal’s Yard yoghurt and a whole pear & almond tart, meanwhile, The Deli Box features charred aubergine with cumin and chilli slow-cooked tomato, labneh with sumac and pickled Turkish peppers. The
Cheese Box comes with three Neal’s Yard cheeses, spiced plum chutney, rosemary and sea salt crackers and bread + butter pickles. Additionally, you can choose to add to your box from their collection of jarred goods and objects.
The Weekend and Deli Boxes are available at £65, and The Cheese Box at £40. Order your box by midday on Tuesday for Friday delivery.
Ramen Kits: Shoryu Ramen
Going nuts without your noodle fix? Shoryu Ramen won’t let you go hungry with the recent launch of their DIY kits for two. Available to order from a places to eat in London Japan Centre, each kit includes everything you’ll need to create their popular Ganso Ramen at home. Inclusive of the 12-hour tonkotsu soup, original ramen noodles, char siu BBQ pork belly, beni shoga red ginger, a spring onion and kikurage mushroom garnish, each also comes with a guide to take you through each step. Ensuring everyone can satisfy their ramen cravings, vegan & gluten free kits are also available to order.
To wash your noodles down, Shoryu Ramen is also offering a collection of their cocktails delivered in clever chilled and reusable pouches. Shaken or stirred, test your at-home bar skills and add your own choice of garnishes. Choose from the Cedroni: a smooth Japanese twist on the classic Negroni, Dirty Lychee: a sweet, fruity and creamy cocktail with Bacardi gold rum, Tiki Passion: a tropical cocktail with a kick of Japanese rum or the Yuzu Jasmine Tea: a bright, non-alcohol iced tea bursting with citrus flavours.
Ramens kits are available at £20 and can be frozen for up to one month. Available to order from www.japancentre.com for delivery in England, Wales and parts of Scotland.
Italian Winter Supper Kit: Cafe Murano
Let Angela Hartnett teach you about what’s really in season in Italy over the winter months. Bringing into our home’s warm Italian flavours for cold winter nights, her comforting dishes have been inspired by her Italian grandmother and mother. The celeb name behind Cafe Murano, each are small neighbourhood brasseries that serve her sophisticated, well-loved Italian dishes.
Whilst we stay indoors, she has created the four-course Italian Winter Supper. Delivering her homegrown flavours of Italy to you, the four-course banquet for two is available for nationwide delivery and showcases a variety of classic Italian dishes that make the most of what’s in season. Kickstart with a selection of ‘cicchetti’ and focaccia, buffalo mozzarella with a lentil and walnut vinaigrette, followed by a centrepiece of braised ox cheek with parmesan polenta finished with Scotti chocolate caprese with crème fraiche.
Available at £70 for two people from Dishpatch. To be eaten within three days of delivery.
Take & Bake Pizza Kits: Homeslice
Feel like a pizza pro with freshly baked pizza from the experts at Homeslice. Part-baked in their wood-fired ovens for that authentic flavour finish, get your hands on their 12-inch signature base topped with selected ingredients of your choice. Atop their famous tomato sauce, your chosen ingredients are added before the pizza is wrapped up and ready for delivery or collection.
A wide choice of toppings and sauces are on offer to create your pizza of dreams. Along with familiar favourites, highlights include truffle glaze salami, Neal’s Yard four cheeses, tangy jalapeño salsa, a truffle creme fraiche, soy truffle glaze and the popular chilli oil.
Take & Bake pizzas start from £17.50 and can be delivered nationwide. Pizzas can be stored in your fridge or freezer until you’re ready to finish them off in your oven.
Vegetarian Pancake Kit: HAYA
For brunch lovers, Notting Hill’s HAYA has launched a new vegetarian pancake kit. Containing everything needed to make their Lahooh Pancake with the option to include a Bloody Mary cocktail, this kit is a colourful feast of flavours and the complete at-home brunch set up.
The Lahooh pancake base is pillowy-soft and is combined with chunky roast vegetables, silky smoked labaneh and green tahini with sweet pickled onions and pepper tapenade. Easy to put together, simply heat and build – each kit includes the pancake base, roasted vegetables, herb salad, smoked labaneh, green tahini, pepper tapenade, pickled red onions and pomegranate seeds to top.
The kit is available at £30 with a cocktail or £20 without. For delivery within London.
Wing kits: Wing Shack Co
Create restaurant-worthy chicken wings at home with WingShack Co’s two new meal kits. Each of comes inclusive of 1.5kg marinated raw chicken wings, a choice of Chang’s honey and sesame sauce or Jarv’s tangy buffalo sauce, chives, toasted white sesame seeds, spring onions, and to complete the look, four WingShack Co bibs.
Perfect for those hankering for a wing fix, WingShack Co ups the wing stakes. Leading with unique and distinct flavours used to create our very own unrivalled wings, with sauces which will not disappoint.
Kits for up to four people are available for £30 at greatfood2u.co.uk.
DIY delivery kits: Aquavit
Spruce up your kitchen table with some scandi-style Michelin dishes from Aquavit. Making sure we can savour their fresh, Nordic flavours safely at home, Head Chef Jorjon Colazo has created three DIY delivery kits for two people, with a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian feasts delivered straight to your door. The Meat box includes black pudding with lardo and pulled venison bao buns to start, Aquavit’s signature Swedish meatballs with lingonberries and pickled cucumber.
Whist the Fish kit gravlax with mustard and dill sauce, Houghton Springs trout with sandefjord sauce, Icelandic cod papillote with smoked mussels, and Atlantic prawns. The Veg kit meanwhile includes an array of Nordic classics of pickled and fermented vegetables, with smoked vegan cheese.
As a 2021 treat, those who make DIY Delivery Kit orders in January, will be in the chance of winning a set lunch for two for when the restaurant reopens for dine-in. Keep a lookout for a surprise gift card within your box!
The Meat kit is available at £80, the Pescatarian at £90 and the Vegetarian at £60. Orders will be sent out each Wednesday to arrive on Thursday. Orders must be placed before 11pm on Tuesday for Thursday delivery.