Unexpectedly stuck at home? Many of London’s restaurants are offering Christmas dinner deliveries. Fancy, convenient, and rapidly running out – order soon!
Lead image: OXO Tower Restaurant and Brasserie’s Christmas Meal Kit
OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie (South Bank)
Enjoy the luxury of fine dining at home this festive season with an exclusive dinner box from OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie. The dedicated chefs have put together easy-to-follow instructions to cook a six-course meal with all the trimmings, from the comfort of your own home. Celebrate both Christmas and New Year in style with a choice of two dine-at-home festive feasts – traditional turkey or beetroot Wellington with starters, desserts and a cheese course, all for £80 per person, plus £15 for National Delivery. OXO also offers a selection of cocktail kits with all the ingredients you need to make your favourite cocktails at home, as well as a selection of bottled cocktails either as single portions or 70cl bottles. Meal kits will be delivered on Thursday 24 December. Last date to order is 6pm on Monday 21 December. Same-day delivery is available within a four-mile radius of Barge House Street SE1.
Townsend’s Christmas Feast (Whitechapel)
Townsend’s Christmas Feast Box has everything you could need for a Christmas dinner blow out, with portions available to order for 2-10 people. For just £70 for two people, you will get a selection of starters, like treacle-cured salmon, soda bread and Glastonbury butter, and Paddock Farm pork and prune terrine with pickles and mustard; a turkey, Porchetta or root veg and truffle tray bake with all the trimmings (potatoes, carrots, stuffing et al, including condiments; as well as dessert like sticky toffee pudding, Christmas pudding or spiced poached pears. Available for nationwide delivery with all orders delivered on 22 or 23 December.
Levan’s Luxe Christmas Delivery (Peckham)
Levan’s Luxe Christmas dinner delivery will offer something a little different to the standard Christmas dinner and takes almost all the effort out of Christmas Day cooking. Featuring a selection of starters and a Duck En Croute to share for main, the intricate pastry work rivals even the most notable of pie chefs and only needs to be popped in the oven for a short while before it’s ready to go. The box can also be ordered for New Year’s Eve, with deliveries available on 23 & 30 December (must be ordered the Sunday before). Priced £159 and feeds two to four. Available for London delivery only.
HIDE at HOME (Mayfair)
Michelin-starred HIDE is offering its Hide at Home Christmas Menu for delivery until 31 December from £58pp. The innovative seasonal menu showcases the very best of HIDE, with dishes including potted shrimp and smoked salmon with warm malted blinis (and the option of Exmoor caviar for a £15 supplement), stuffed roast turkey with crispy potatoes, red wine gravy, roast winter vegetables and brioche and clove sauce, and a HIDE Yule log. Chef Ollie Dabbous is also creating a series of three-course Weekend Set Menus, available 26-27 December and 2-3 January to elevate your at home dining experience. Note that HIDE at Home will not be delivering on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.
MyLahore Festive Sharing Boxes (Barking)
MyLahore, the nation’s favourite British Asian Kitchen with locations across the UK from London to Yorkshire, has created four new Festive Sharing Boxes to be enjoyed at home. Choose from Festive Sharing Box 1 (full of festive delights including a whole Roasted Turkey alongside Tandoori Sprouts, Roasted Veg, Butter Squash, Lemon Rice and Gravy, as well as Chocolate Sponge) or Festive Sharing Box 2 (with Roasted Leg of Lamb, Parsley Potatoes, Crispy Vegetable parcels, Vegetable Pilau Rice and Sticky Toffee Pudding), both £74.99 and serving five people generously. For Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve, there’s also Mix Starter Box 1 or Mix Starter Box 2, both £29.99 and serving five people with sharing party dishes such as Chicken Malai Tikka, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Chana Chaat, Chicken Drumsticks and Papri Chaat). All boxes are provided cooked, chilled, and ready to heat. Plus, for every sharing box bought between December and February, MyLahore will donate five meals to those in need.
Aquavit London (St James’s)
Michelin-starred Aquavit London has launched a DIY Christmas Kit, delivering a Nordic feast straight to your door. Head Chef Jorjon Colazo has created an exciting seasonal sharing menu that you just need to heat, plate and eat! Priced at £160 and designed for two to share, the feasting menu offers dishes such as gravlax with mustard and dill sauce, shrimp Skagen, Julsinka (a Swedish Christmas ham), Houghton Springs Trout and Swedish meatballs with lingonberries and pickled cucumber, as well as side like roasted Brussels sprouts and braised red cabbage, plus a Kladdkaka chocolate cake with whipped cream and lingonberries for dessert, or a selection of cheese and crackers. Fine wines, beers and inventive soft drinks are also available to order. Orders will be sent out each Thursday to arrive on Friday.
Order online from aquavitrestaurants.com or via Slerp
Hakkasan at Home (Mayfair)
Hakkasan at Home has been a favourite during lockdowns this year, and for December the Hosted by Hakkasan experience takes the traditional delivery service to the next level. Bringing the Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant into your home, Hosted by Hakkasan offers personalised chef and sommelier consultations, printed menus, table place cards, incense and floral arrangements. The Hakkasan kitchens, whether located in the restaurant or the standalone kitchen in Hampstead, are overseen by the Executive Head Chef, meaning you can enjoy world-class Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine at home, from crispy Peking duck to the signature Hakka noodles, available across a wide delivery area. Hakkasan can even arrange delivery across multiple households, at the same time, so you can celebrate with friends virtually.
10 Greek Street (Soho)
Soho favourite 10 Greek Street is continuing its collaboration with feast-box delivery service Dishpatch to offer nationwide delivery of its luxurious Christmas Beef Banquet – delivered in time for Christmas Day. The Christmas kit, which requires minimal preparation, starts with Goldstein smoked salmon and pickles, followed by Welsh Black ribeye of beef, short rib pie, sides of potato and truffle gratin, Brussel sprouts, chestnuts and lardons, and Horseradish creme fraîché. For dessert, there’s date and treacle pudding, butterscotch and Chinotto mascarpone, and Tunworth cheese with fig chutney and chocolate florentines to finish. Orders now open for delivery on 23 December.
10greekstreet.com / dishpatch.co.uk
Six by Nico (Fitzrovia)
As one of 2020’s most innovative openings, Six by Nico London has captured the imagination of London’s food community through a series of inventive six-course tasting menus this year. The Christmas by Nico boxes from Home-X offer a five-course feast featuring a traditional turkey Ballotine, with a series of sides, a roast celeriac and apple veloute with crisp ham hough croquettes, as well as a Christmas spiced sticky toffee pudding, along with paired wines. The Christmas by Nico box only takes 100 mins to prepare.
sixbynico.co.uk / home-x.com
Riding House Café (Fitzrovia)
The team behind Riding House Café have introduced a selection of Riding House at Home Christmas and New Year Boxes, with a Christmas Feast Box featuring Norfolk Bronze turkey, apple and raisin stuffing, goose fat roast potatoes, glazed sprouts and bacon, plus kale and port gravy. You can also upgrade to the luxury option with extravagant treats including Riding House’s famous truffled mac and cheese, a Taittinger Champagne punch and Mince Pie Martini cocktails. There’s also a New Year’s Eve box priced £140.
67 Pall Mall Christmas Feast Box (St James’s)
Fine wine club 67 Pall Mall have created a Christmas Feast Box to indulge in during this most difficult of Yuletide seasons. In keeping with the club’s philosophy that great wine deserves great food, they are bringing the club’s delicious Christmas lunch to Londoner’s homes. The 67 Pall Mall Christmas Feast Box will include Christmas crackers, menus for the table and recipe cards, Secret Smokehouse salmon and pumpernickel starters, mains of turkey Ballotine stuffed with sausage meat, sage and onion stuffing, and served with butcher’s pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce and chef’s recipe gravy, and dessert of traditional Christmas Pudding with brandy cream. Serves 8-10 and priced £675 for collection, plus an additional £20 delivery charge within a 9-mile radius of the club. The Turkey Ballotine can be ordered separately for collection for £295.
Le Deli Robuchon (Piccadilly)
Le Deli Robuchon, the all-day dining and retail destination on Piccadilly, has created a festive menu for Londoners to enjoy at home through platforms Supper London, Deliveroo, UberEats, Sevenrooms, City Pantry and Ritual. The menu includes a variety of breakfast, lunch, supper and snack options and an enticing selection of freshly baked patisserie and Christmas treats, including a Chocolate & Pear Mousse or Coconut & Exotic Fruits Mousse Bûche de Noël. Le Deli is also celebrating with a roast available for delivery, featuring a whole roast corn-fed chicken from Norfolk complete with carrot vichyssoise, onions and parsley, roasted potatoes and onions, coleslaw, and a choice of stuffing. Gluten-free options are also available. Available for delivery Monday to Sunday within a radius of approx 2.5 miles from the restaurant.
Order via Slerp
Lyle’s Provisions (Shoreditch)
While not strictly Christmas dinner boxes, Michelin-starred and Lyle’s restaurant in Shoreditch has been shipping out its Lyle’s Provisions boxes throughout lockdown, and they look delicious. The Provisions Boxes and Meal Kits are filled with seasonal treats – from British game shot in the Scottish Highlands to his signature Lyle’s mince pies – available for delivery to doorsteps up and down the country. How does 14-week hung Dexter rib with slow-cooked beetroot grab you? Or venison loin with pumpkin and Brussels tops. Priced £140 and serves two. Last delivery within the M25 or collection from Lyle’s on 23 December.
The Wolseley (St James’s)
The Wolseley, Corbin & King’s Piccadilly flagship restaurant, has launched a collection of at-home menus including a Christmas Day Feast. The parade of delicious dishes begins with a smoked salmon starter, followed by roast Norfolk bronze turkey or whole roast goose, both with all of the trimmings, and then there’s the traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard, as well as mince pies and a platter of cheese and biscuits to finish. Priced £375 for up to six people and available for delivery within an eight-mile driving distance of SW1W 8AX.
Hame by Adam Handling (Covent Garden)
Adam Handling is offering a Christmas menu for home delivery featuring the Chef of the Year 2019’s signature starters like sourdough with chicken butter and cheese doughnuts, followed by traditional Christmas Day main courses like stuffed turkey crown and beef Wellington, both with all the trimmings. For dessert, you can opt for Christmas pudding or spiced tarte tatin, then finish with a whole truffled Tunworth cheese, apricot and apple chutney and fruit and nut loaf. From £250 (serves 3-4 people). Orders need to be placed by midnight on Mondays for the coming week. Deliveries within a 10-mile radius of Frog by Adam Handling (WC2E 7HG) are subject to a £15 delivery charge. Beyond that, deliveries are subject to a £25 delivery charge. A New Year’s menu is also available.
Simon Rogan at Home (nationwide)
Simon Rogan of Soho’s Aulis London is offering a festive menu for nationwide delivery. The feast begins with Simon Rogan’s truffle pudding, followed by a roast onion broth with pickled onions and Westcombe cheddar. The choice of either confit trout with cauliflower puree, or Hen of Woods precedes a main course of Norfolk Black turkey with a classic Christmas pudding to finish. A meat-free alternative is also available, and you can also opt for homemade mulled wine, cider or a wine pairing. The five-course Festive menu is priced at £85pp, plus a single £10 delivery fee. Available for delivery from 18-23 December.