With the wave of Omnicron rippling through London, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air. Hopefully, we all make our original New Year’s Eve plans but if you’ve decided to stay at home instead, or even if that was always the plan, here are four restaurant meal kit delivery services that can get you top-notch nosh in time for the count down.
Dishpatch delivers restaurant meal kits from some of the finest kitchens in the UK. Order meal kits from the likes of Sri Lankan powerhouse Hoppers, Indian restaurant Gunpowder and purveyors of fine Spanish cuisine and tapas Jose Pizarro, as well as the delicious Thai restaurant Som Saa and contemporary Peruvian restaurant LIMA.
2 Mathura at Home
This is not a meal kit service, but more of a really fancy way to get home delivery. Atul Kochhar’s Mathura is plating up dishes from its a la carte menu which is then chauffeured to your door. Dishes include Aul‘s Murgh Tikka Pie – tandoor-smoked chicken tikka masala pie with a cranberry and raw mango chutney or Prawn Malai – King prawns simmered in traditional malai gravy. Alternatively, go for one of the two set menus available (£80/£110 for two) which include treats such as king prawns served with a coriander and mint chutney; Lamb Bhuna – aromatic Nawabi lamb in an onion and garam masala gravy and Gajjar Halwa – sweet carrots cooked along with milk and cardamom.
3 Big Night app
Big Night collates some of the best restaurant meal kits around, as well as dishes from independence start-ups across as variety of cuisines. For New Year feasting, Soho Italian restaurant Bocca di Lupo, has as banquet for two (£145) which includes dips, radish, celeriac and truffle salad, salumi, angnolotti del plin, tiramisu and a bottle of prosecco. You can also get less decadent, but still pretty indulgent meals, as well.
4 Ambassador General Store
This service brings together favourite dishes and and feasts from top Indian restaurants Gymkhana, Trishna, and Brigadiers. Choose from DIY kits or ready-to-eat dishes from feasting menus such as the Tandoori Chicken Feast, Vegetarian Experience or the Lamb Raan Feast. You can also pick popular dishes from the a la carte menu such as Gymkhana chicken butter masala, makai palak and tandoori chicken.