Our top gourmet dinner delivery services in London are making meal times nutritious, delicious and convenient
For the most part, takeaways are a guilty affair. A result of potent cravings, hectic schedules and candid convenience. But a recent influx in high-quality dinner delivery services has shaken up the capital’s perceptions. Such services are offering nourishing and artisanal meals, curated by exceptional chefs and delivered of the highest standard.
This new era of nutritional integrity confirms that ordering-in doesn’t have to be deemed unhealthy anymore. Have a browse through our top foodie services delivering fine-tuned cuisine, and also have a look at our round-up of DIY restaurant meal kits.
With a rotating monthly line-up of restaurants, delivery platform Dishpatch helps you discover new and exciting dishes from some of the UK’s top chefs. This month participating eateries include Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, Filipino-inspired Bongbong’s Manila Kanteen, and the Borough Market taqueria Tacos Padre. It allows you to taste the flavours of the world from your very own home. Menus range in price from £40 to £59 per two people.
The Cookout Club
After a 20 year hiatus from the restaurant industry, celebrated chef Philip Britten is back with a new concept delivering gourmet cuisine direct to door. Available across areas of southwest London including Battersea and Clapham, a Michelin-quality two-course meal is just £20 a head, giving Deliveroo a run for its money.
This recipe box lets you select a dish by a top chef, like Richard Galli’s spiced glazed duck breast with orange-braised fennel, and they will deliver every single ingredient you need, plus instructions on how to make it. Some things come pre-measured but you learn how to prep and cook a Michelin-quality meal at home. The result is delicious — definitely one for foodies looking to up their culinary skills. £70 with wine pairing.
One Fine Dine
If you’ve ever had the privilege of flying in a private jet, you may have been catered by On Air Dining. Now the leaders in elite aviation food have launched delivery of Michelin-quality meals that arrive neatly packaged with instructions on how to reheat. The duck and chicken liver parfait is exquisite, and the line-caught wild seabass delicate and delicious. You can also hire one of their private chefs for an evening to remember. Mains from £29.95
From #MeatFreeMonday to Veganuary, never has a food movement gained more traction, more quickly than veganism. Good news for those adopting the diet, never has plant-based eating been easier. allplants will deliver healthy, plant-based meals to your door, frozen, ready to eat and made by a talented team of chefs and health-savvy foodies. It’s your answer to ensuring you’ve got delicious, energy-boosting meals to enjoy throughout a busy day. What’s more, all packaging is 100% recyclable, partly compostable and mostly reusable.
Another dinner delivery service in London to be reckoned with, Supper delivers sublime meals from London’s top restaurants: think Hakkasan, SUSHISAMBA and Nobu. With aims to replicate fine-dining in the home, dishes are carefully packaged with artistic care to ensure they are of the highest, and most delectable, quality.
Paying homage to a British love for the classic Indian takeaway is Motu, a name derived from the affectionate Hindi term for “Fat Man”. Their indulgent and exceptionally-crafted dishes vary from a less permissive main and side, to a luxurious and mighty “feast box”, each dish redolent of a high-quality and authentic Indian essence. Motu currently has locations in Battersea, Canary Wharf, Islington, Crouch End, Swiss Cottage, Whitechapel and Bermondsey.
Mindful Chef aims to democratise gourmet food and propose a sense of convenience to time-stricken individuals. With a certified motto of fridge to fork in less than 30 minutes, there’s no excuse not to be healthy, especially if you’re short of time. Choose from an imaginative list and their team of cooks will deliver the specified ingredients and supporting recipes, thus requiring little-to-no brainpower in compiling your own nourishing meal.
You’ve probably heard of Circolo Popolare and Gloria, also known as two of London’s most popular (and Instagrammable) Italian restaurants, and now the team behind them has started a delivery-only restaurant. Napoli Gang has six locations including Fitzrovia, Kentish Town and Bethnal Green, serving super-delicious and high quality pizzas, pastas and antipasti (if you’re a truffle fan, don’t miss the conchiglie). You can also order cocktails, wine and beer, and for dessert the giant lemon meringue pie is a must.
This environmentally conscious London recipe box plants a tree with every order and contains almost no plastic packaging. Designed by chef and founder Wil Hopson, the dishes are packed with seasonal goodness and super easy to make. All the ingredients come measured out and ready to cook, so all you need to do is follow the recipe card’s instructions. We particularly love the Soy chicken with shredded cabbage and Schezuan rice — like a healthy, gourmet Chinese takeaway!
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