Six months ago, ordering food at your door three or four nights a week may have been viewed as “lazy”, “greedy” or “crazy”. No more. Now, by digging deeper and deeper into your overdrafts and ordering even more Tonkotsu broths from Bone Daddies, you are actually helping London’s struggling restaurant scene survive. It’s win-win baby
Then, prepare for two familiar additions to the delivery scene. First up is the Ambassador General Store, a kind of “best-of” service from London’s Indian food giants Gymkhana, Trishna and Brigadiers. The boxes have fairly high price tags but are designed for groups of people. So split the cost, will you?
The second is called Big Night and is an idea of the independent restaurateur Charlie Mellor (owner of the popular Hackney joint The Laughing Heart). It represents ten independent London restaurants (more to be added soon) and, aside from the excellent offerings, deserves your patronage as it pays its drivers better than its competitors and only charges a small commission to its restaurants. In terms of what to eat, think of Super Ya Ramen, think of Mangal 2, think of The Camberwell Arms, think of Sager + Wilde. It’s good. It is very good. And a lot is exclusive.
Restaurants have never needed your patronage again. If this sounds appealing, get involved.
Do you want to do it yourself? Here are our reviews of almost all of the DIY dinner kits.
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