With tier three restrictions sweeping more than 68% of the UK this week, including our beloved capital city of London, it’s more important than ever to show our support for our favourite restaurants and bars.
Whether its delivery services or DIY kits, we’ve rounded up a few ways you can show your love for London’s foodie scene this holiday season. Because just as we’ve relied on these truly wonderful places to delight our taste buds over the years, they are now relying on us and our community of food-lovers to help them weather the COVID-19 storm.
Hakkasan at Home emerged as a true lockdown favourite this year and its new delivery service ‘Hosted by Hakkasan’ is certainly taking delivery services to new heights.
Hosted by Hakkasan delivers a complete Michelin-star experience straight to your doorstep. The service even includes personalised chef and sommelier recommendations, printed menus, floral arrangements, and even a member of staff if you require. You can also enjoy the Hosted by Hakkasan experience across multiple households – perfect for a socially-distanced Christmas celebration.
Soho staple 10 Greek Street has partnered with feast-box delivery service Dishpatch to offer an incredible Christmas Beef Banquet, which can be delivered just in time for Christmas Day.
The minimal preparation kit is perfect for kitchen novices looking to impress your festive support bubble this season. It includes a Goldstein Smoked Salmon starter, Welsh black ribeye and short rib pie for mains, a trio of potato gratin, brusselsprouts, chestnuts & lardon for sides. For pudds, there is the date & treacle pudding, butterscotch & Chinotto mascarpone and Tunworth cheese with fig chutney and chocolate Florentines.
Six by Nico London may have only opened in 2020, but it has quickly become one of the city’s most innovative foodie spots. The Christmas by Nico boxes from Home-X offers a mouth-watering five course-feast that includes a traditional Turkey Ballotine, with a selection of delicious sides and Christmas spiced Toffee pudding.
It also comes with a curated selection of paired wines. The whole Six by Nico Christmas feast takes about 100 minutes to prepare and is perfect for those looking to test their culinary skills this holiday season (without having to sacrifice the whole day to do so).
One of our favourite Fitzrovia haunts, The Riding House Café, has released a line of Christmas and New Year Boxes, offering plenty of festive dining options no matter what you fancy. The Christmas Feast Box offers Norfolk Bronze turkey with delicious apple & raisin stuffing, sumptuous goose fast roast potatoes and glazed sprouts with kale. Extra indulgent add-ons include the restaurant’s signature Truffle Mac and Cheese and a Taittinger Champagne punch!