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Doubles from Roti Joupa in Clapham Common
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Eater’s Recommended Restaurants for Takeaway and Delivery

Lunch, dinner, snacks, wine, and coffee all over London

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Doubles from Roti Joupa in Clapham Common
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This list includes many of those which were on the Eater London 38 pre-pandemic, plus those which have featured on past iterations. There are also notable additions from exciting restaurants which have continued — through enormous, unrelenting uncertainty — to cook, create, and serve their local neighbourhoods. This list will be continue to be updated on a regular basis, even as restaurants get on the long road to reopening post-lockdown.

London’s restaurants, pubs, cafes, and bars have reopened for outdoor service from 12 April, with the rule of six in place. Customers can check with individual venues to determine their availability and Covid-secure measures before deciding to visit, either for dine-in or takeaway.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Etles Uyghur Restaurant

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235 Hoe St, Walthamstow
London E17 9PP, UK
020 3620 6978

Mukaddes Yadikar’s acclaimed Uyghur restaurant, is Walthamstow’s finest neighbourhood restaurant. It remains open for takeaway and is delivering through Deliveroo. A great option both for smaller and larger households with dishes such as chaomian, a stir-fry of short, cut lengths of noodle wokked with chunks of of beef, spring onion and tomato; and the trademark da pan ji (‘big plate chicken’): a remarkably deep, savoury, and spicy chicken and potato stew, teeming with Sichuan peppercorns, served with flat hand-pulled noodles.

London’s most interesting restaurants of 2018: Etles in Walthamstow Andrew Leitch/Eater London

2. Balady

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750 Finchley Rd
London NW11 7TH, UK

The Temple Fortune sabich slinger opened its second restaurant, Alaesh next door mere weeks before the previous lockdown. It’s taken it in its stride, with that sabich, one of the best sandwiches in the city, flying out alongside tubs of mafioso-smooth hummus and top-tier chips. Call for takeaway or order through the apps.

London’s best sandwiches: sabich at Balady Micaela Filippo/Instagram

3. Roti Joupa Finsbury Park

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20 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park
London N4 3EA, UK

The only one of London’s famous Trinidadian roti specialist’s three branches still open — for takeaway only. Doubles: sandwiched fried barra filled with spiced chickpeas plus hot, sweet, and sour condiments are never not a good snack. For something more substantial, grab a dhalpuri (spiced lentil) roti, filled with curried goat or chicken; or that same, moreish chickpea curry which fortifies the doubles.

The best Trinidadian roti and Caribbean food in London: Fried baras filled with chickpea curry from Roti Joupa on Clapham Common, London Adam Coghlan/Eater London

4. Singburi

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593 High Rd Leytonstone, Leytonstone
London E11 4PA, UK
020 8281 4801

Chef Sirichai Kularbwong is still cooking, takeaway only. Menu staples such as phad thai, wok-fried morning glory with garlic and fish sauce, and fiery, acidic tom yums will no doubt be available, but look to the blackboard menu for the restaurant’s hits — and never miss the moo krob.

Moo krob at Singburi restaurant, one of the top London standbys of 2019
Moo krob at Singburi restauran
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5. Top Cuvée

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177B Blackstock Rd, Highbury
London N5 2LL, UK

A relative newcomer to north London’s new-wave clique has fully pivoted to wine and grocery store. Shop Cuvee — “born out necessity” — offers ready meals (terrines, soups, pastas, salads, and tarts) designed for different party sizes, a massive selection of low-intervention wine, cocktails, spirits, Vichy Catalan sparkling water, and deli items, such as tins of La Morena’s chipotle peppers in adobo.

The interior of a wine shop and deli, with clear wine fridges, pink t-shirts hanging at the back, and an island with crisps, tinned fish, and jars of beans, tomatoes, and other deli goods Shop Cuveé [Official Photo]

6. Esters

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55 Kynaston Rd, Stoke Newington
London N16 0EB, UK

Esters is a cafe and a brunch location that does not serve avocado, out of principle. In other words, it’s a cafe — which verges into restaurant territory — with a little more ambition. Such ambition has been curtailed by this crisis but Esters is still offering coffee, cake, and ambitious sandwiches to local customers for takeaway.

7. Xi'an Impression London

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117 Benwell Rd
London N7 7BW, UK

One of London’s most well-known Xi’an restaurants remains open for delivery and collection. Find some of the city’s best biang biang noodle dishes, liang pi, wood ear fungus salads, salt and pepper squid, and Chinese hamburgers.

From top left: pot-sticker dumplings, ‘cold skin’ noodles, and biang biang noodles at Xi’an Impression, a Xi’an Chinese restaurant in Islington Emma Hughes/Eater London

8. P. Franco

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107 Clapton Road
London, Greater London
+44 20 8533 4660
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Over the last four years, the carousel of rotating chefs at this Hackney wine bar and shop have been responsible for some of the capital’s most arresting gourmet artistry. Though an early pivot to food via delivery from across the P. Franco portfolio looked promising, the business decided it was unable to continue safely. Now, all the restaurant’s wines can be ordered for delivery online or can be collected from Bright, its sister restaurant in London Fields, which continues to put out squid sandwiches and the like on weekends.

The interior of Lower Clapton wine bar and restaurant P. Franco, that forms part of the best 24 hour restaurant travel itinerary for London — where to eat with one day in the city Ola Smit/Eater London

9. Pidgin

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52 Wilton Way, Hackney
London E8 1BG, UK

One of Hackney’s smallest and most charming dining rooms has moved back into full “at home” mode, with Homing Pidgin: Home meal kits for pre-ordered collection are announced on Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. for the following and need to be snapped up fast. This week’s will include the likes of roasted Jerusalem artichokes, chili con carne, and sheep’s milk yogurt mousse. Wine pairings are suggested, too, with the restaurant’s list available for takeaway, too.

10. THATTUKADA

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229 High St N, East Ham
London E6 1JG, UK

East Ham is home to London’s largest Kerala community, and its greatest concentration of south Indian restaurants. The pick of them might be Thattukada, run by Biju and Preeti Gopinath. It remains open with a limited menu, in part because of the recent inability to receive specialist ingredients for spice blends from India. Still, call 020 8548 8239 ahead to see what’s available for collection. There’s still an extensive selection of curries, some of its famous fries, and biriyani parotta.

Vegetable thali at Thattukada in East Ham, one of London’s best-value restaurants Tomas Jivanda/Eater London

11. Sonora Taquería

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13-23 Westgate St, Hackney
London E8 3RL, UK

The best tacos in London right now, available for takeaway on Fridays and Saturdays.

Two flour tortilla tacos, with pulled chile verde beef, salsa, coriander, onion, and a lime wedge James Hansen/Eater London

12. OMBRA

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1 Vyner St
London E2 9DG, UK

Chef Mitshel Ibrahim’s Vyner Street trattoria is again a collection point and distributor hub for fresh pasta, fresh southern Italian fruit and vegetables, lots more of that low-intervention wine, pre-made negronis, and deli items, such as flour, yeast, eggs, olive oil, and some very nice tinned tomatoes. Good merch here, too; full details here.

The pasta production process that hasn’t stopped at Ombra since March Michaël Protin/Eater London

13. Delhi Grill

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21 Chapel Market, Islington
London N1 9EZ, UK

Islington stalwart which for a decade has offered a fun take on the street food-style snacks of Delhi and Punjab, Delhi Grill is available for takeaway. There’s also a Diwali offer throughout November: 20 percent discount on the total bill. Chaats, samosas, lamb chops, and tikkas, and a selection of curries make for one of the most reliable bets in N1 right now. It also serves one of the best murgh makhanis (butter chicken) in the city. Try it. Check website for details.

Butter chicken, chicken fry and chutneys at Delhi Grill in Chapel Market, one of the best restaurants in Islington Ola Smit

14. The Laughing Heart

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277 Hackney Rd, London, E2 8NA, London
Hackney E2 8NA, UK

One of Hackney’s best new-wave wine bars and restaurants will offer a new takeaway menu delivered by Big Night. Keep an eye on their website.

Laughing Heart’s recent Greek spread for home delivery
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15. Roti King

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40 Doric Way, Somers Town
London NW1 1LH, UK

The area around Euston station is replete with no-frills, delicious places to eat. This little Malaysian basement setup from chef Sugen Gopal on Doric Way may be the best. Two pieces of freshly made, high-moisture roti canai — eat in or take-away — are best served with curry dhal. That speciality costs only £4.50, and is available for takeaway. Roti King is also listed on the Dishpatch platform.

Roti canai at Roti King, reopened in Euston Ola Smit/Eater London

16. Brawn

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49 Columbia Rd
London E2 7RG, UK

Ed Wilson’s hearty Franco-Italian menu is a showcase for his own personal love of food. To eat here is to share that passion, especially now with an increased emphasis on fresh pasta, and spectacular comfort food. Since last summer, Brawn has been operating as a grocer, provisioner, and traiteur, with takeaway dishes like cassoulet; celeriac, mushroom, spinach, spenwood pie; pork and ricotta meatballs; hot chicken sandwiches, and more.

Brawn, on Columbia Road, Hackney, one of London’s best restaurants

17. Kate's Cafe and Restaurant

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174 Balaam St
London E13 8RD, UK

Kate Armah’s outstanding Ghanaian restaurant remains open for takeaway from 9.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. A sharing platter that includes tsofi, chicken wings, kebabs, plantain, and more, is perfect for big meals at home. Other highlights include akonfem (guinea fowl), red red (fried plantain with black eye bean stew and gari foto), and any of the soups, which come served with either fufu, omutuo, banku, kenkey, kokonte, or rice. Also available is a limited delivery service within a 3 mile radius of the restaurant (Monday – Friday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

Kate’s Cafe [Official Photo]

18. The Quality Chop House

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88-94 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon
London EC1R 3EA, UK

A blend of prepared foods — including the quintessential comfort classic of mince on toast — meal kits, snacks, sweets, and staples from this Farringdon heavyweight, delivering nationwide.

Quintessential comfort food classic mince on dripping toast at Quality Chop House, one of 10 places to eat in a listed building in London Quality Chop House [Official Photo]

19. Beigel Bake

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159 Brick Ln, Shoreditch
London E1 6SB, UK
020 7729 0616

Beigel Bake is probably London’s most storied bagel shop, and given its reputation stems from chasteningly direct service as much as warm, salt beef-stuffed parcels, it’s fitting that it eschews the delivery juggernauts for its own app.

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20. Master Wei Xi'An

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13 Cosmo Pl, Holborn
London WC1N 3AP, UK
020 7209 6888

Master Wei, by London’s pre-eminent Xi’an Chinese chef Wei Guirong, is open for pre-order collection as well as delivery through multiple platforms: Biang biang noodle dishes, with vegetables or beef and hot chilli oil; fine liang pi, cold skin noodles with a cool, refreshing, umami rich dressing, and the chef’s inimitable “burgers” with a cumin-spiced beef or pork filling. It’s all available.

Biang biang noodles, smacked cucumbers, ou jia mo, and liang pi at Master Wei, Wei Guirong’s outstanding Xi’an Chinese restaurant in Bloomsbury central London
Biang biang noodles, smacked cucumbers, ou jia mo, and liang pi at Master Wei
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21. Café Deco

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43 Store St, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7DB, UK

In a most unpredictable year, it was striking that Anna Tobias’ debut restaurant — in partnership with 40 Maltby Street — was unilaterally predicted to be a hit. And so it has been, with this Bloomsbury restaurant’s gorgeous pastel tiles positively trampled by diners hungry for friable pissaladière whose sticky onions dissolve like vapour; wry, flawless sandwiches filled with coronation cauliflower fritters; and the textural perfection of a roast pork and harissa focaccia dressed with pickled fennel.

Cafe Deco, Anna Tobias’ new restaurant in Bloomsbury — in partnership with 40 Maltby Street, one of London’s best restaurants Michaël Protin/Eater London

22. Dumpling Shack

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Old Spitalfields Market, Brushfield St, Shadwell
London E1 6BG, UK

John Li’s Spitalfields Dumpling Shack — which spans the cuisines of Shanghai, Sichuan, and Hong Kong — offers some of the best and most consistent takeaway food available anywhere in the east end, if not the whole city. It is now up-and-running for delivery — sending out its trademark shengjianbao — pork and leek fried soup dumpling, hand-pulled noodles, and batches of chilli oil.

London’s best Chinese dumplings include sheng jian bao at Dumpling Shack Dumpling Shack [Official Photo]

23. Gelupo

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7 Archer St, West End
London W1D 7AU, UK

The iconic Soho gelateria is taking its ice cream to the streets, with flavours like ricotta with sour cherry and fresh mint stracciatella. A two tub minimum order makes the choosing less taxing, with delivery to all London postcodes available.

Gelupo [Official Photo]

24. Old Chang Kee Covent Garden

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15a New Row, Charing Cross
London WC2N 4PD, UK

Old Chang Kee’s approach to closure has been simple: take a single, unimpeachable item, and get it around the country to as many people as possible. Its Singaporean curry puffs arrive frozen in four varieties — chicken, chicken without egg, potato curry, and beef rendang — ready to burn greedy mouths. Frozen curries are also available. Their Goodge Street branch is open for takeaway, and available for pickup from Monday to Friday. Check their Instagram for more details.

25. Gymkhana

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42 Albemarle St, Mayfair
London W1S 4JH, UK

Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana will deliver via apps, offering the likes of tandoori masala lamb chops, chicken butter masala, and its trademark wild muntjac biryani. It will also offer three types of feast menus for two, which includes the likes of Punjabi samosa, aloo chaat, and goat keema pao. Deliveries will cover a radius of up to 8 miles for pre-orders, or 3 miles for orders received with less than 24 hours notice. Click and collect takeaway is available in Mayfair. Gymkhana also introduces its online shop, Ambassador General Store, for cook-at-home family feast kits, signature dishes and drinks from sister restaurants Trishna and Brigadiers.

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26. Santa Maria Pizzeria

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15 St Mary's Rd
London, Greater London
+44 20 8759 1462
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Ealing’s homage to Naples and one of London’s pioneering Neapolitan pizzerias is still delivering from its original site (and from Chelsea and Fitzrovia, as well). Flash-cooking in a wood-fired oven blisters the crust of these excellent pizzas, while the interior remains chewy and yields spectacularly. Toppings are almost accessories, given the quality of the base, but there too, there’s quality — nduja, fior di latte, the tomatoes. There’s no such thing as a bad time for pizza, but right now there’s something extra special about the receipt of one of the city’s finest.

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27. Rice Error by BAO

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13 Stoney St
London SE1 9AD, UK

The inimitable Taiwanese restaurant brand that is Bao London fast-tracked the launch of a delivery service in May. Rice Error now operates out of Fitzrovia, Borough, Hackney sites, with the customary Bao union of careful, arresting branding and fine ingredients immaculately arranged. Choose from nine rice boxes, which use the award-winning Taiwanese chi shang variety: beef, chicken, pork belly, prawn, or tofu; and a selection of sides, including fried chicken, and sweet potato fries.

New London restaurants for 2019: Bao Borough Bao Borough [Official Photo]

28. Casa do Frango

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1st floor, 32 Southwark St
London SE1 1TU, UK

Some of London’s best grilled chicken is now available via delivery. Casa do Frango make peerless Algarvian-style piri piri chicken, served with excellent fries, and a good crunchy, green pepper, tomato, and oregano salad. Available from London Bridge and Shoreditch via Deliveroo.

Casa do Frango piri piri chicken restaurant is one of London’s best new restaurants Casa do Frango [Official Photo]

29. Tetote Factory

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12 S Ealing Rd, Ealing
London W5 4QA, UK

One of the city’s best (Japanese) bakeries remains partially open, for pre-booked customers who must call 0208 579 8391 a day ahead. Card payment only. Check the website for up-to-date three-hour opening slots. A limited menu includes baguette; loaves of plain, black sesame, or walnut bread; butter rolls (5 pcs); sausage rolls, and its famous sweet buns — melon, choco melon; or raspberry jam, custard cream, and azuki bean.

 

Custard and adzuki bean buns at Tetote Factory in west London Jonathan Nunn

30. 40 Maltby St

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40 Maltby St
Camberwell, Greater London
+44 20 7237 9247
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A treasure. Unmoved by the comings and goings of trends, Bermondsey’s 40 Maltby St is a 40-cover answer to the question, pejorative as it may often be: What is great British food? Chef Steve Williams’ usual mode of answering that question is on pause, but a selection of solid pantry items; treats from the kitchen (gingernut biscuits, cheese straws, pastry); provisions, sandwiches, and fresh fruit and veg from celebrated British suppliers; and Raef Hodgson’s Gergovie Wines’ full cellar are available. From 12-5pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

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31. Kaieteur Kitchen Original

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Castle Square, Elephant Rd, Elephant and Castle
London SE17 1EU, UK

Chef Faye Gomes’ outstanding Guyanese market stall has relocated to Castle Square following the controversial demolition of Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre next to which Gomes had traded for 17 years. For the chef’s trademark, long-prepared and slow-cooked traditional dishes like pepper pot, garlic pork, and cow foot souse, check in advance. Or go for a surprise and try dishes which draw on the many culinary influences and colonial legacies of Guyana: dal puri roti; phoulorie; fried fish with tomato; potato, green mango, okra, and coconut curry; stewed brown chicken which, like the pepper pot, is coloured and enriched with casareep, a liquid extraction from cassava root, as well as clove and cinnamon; and stew pumpkin. Check Gomes’ Instagram for the latest menu.

Guyanese meat and rice at Kaieteur Kitchen in Elephant and Castle, one of the best value restaurants in central London Tomas Jivanda/Eater London

32. La Barra

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147, Eagle Yard Arch, Walworth
London SE1 6SP, UK
020 7701 2188

Maria-Luisa Riascos Solis’s peerless pica pollo, Dominican fried chicken, is available from La Barra, under the arch in Eagles Yard, Elephant and Castle for takeaway through lockdown.

La Barra, a Colombian restaurant in Elephant and Castle, which serves outstanding Domincan fried chicken Michaël Protin

33. Alhaji SUYA (Greenwich) Open 7 days

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Uint 15 Angerstein Business Park, 12 Horn Ln, Charlton
London SE10 0RT, UK

“Indisputable king of suya in London” Abdullahi Maikano’s Peckham suya spot is closed, but his arrival in Greenwich was one of the success stories of the last lockdown, bringing his electric yaji a new, temporary home. Now he’s shipping his suya nationwide, alongside kilishi, a Hausaland dried beef snack dredged with even more of that yaji.

A spread of Hausa suya, grilled beef spiced with yaji, served on white plates with a salad of lettuce, tomato, and raw onion. Alhaji Suya/Uber Eats

34. Pho Thuy Tay Cafe

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899 Old Kent Rd
London SE15 1NL, UK
020 3105 6453

One of London’s most accomplished Vietnamese restaurants, Thuy Nguyen’s Pho Thuy Tay may now be without the hardcore Hanoi blackboard specials that attracted south-east London’s Vietnemse students, but there is still a huge amount to love about the main menu which is available to pick up or order via Deliveroo. The pho is the best in the city, in the Northern crystalline style, but the pho chien trung is something rarely seen in London’s Vietnamese restaurants: noodles shaped into little rosti style patties and stir fried with beef, egg and vegetables. Don’t miss the beef and mustard green rice, the raw beef salad, or the pork belly stew, replete with one perfect and still runny deep fried boiled egg. Thuy’s phone number is 0788102988 — order by text.

Chef Thuy Nguyen, of Pho Thuy Tay on Old Kent Road, London’s best Vietnamese restaurant

35. Nandine - Camberwell Church St

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45 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell
London SE5 8TR, UK

Nandine — “kitchen” in Kurdish — is run by Pary Baban, her husband Pola, and sons Rang and Raman. Its renowned mezze, including kubba (minced beef and rice patties), onion dolma, and qawarma, plus delicious, intricate pastries like borek — made with a Kurdish pastry called galgali — and baklava are available for collection or delivery via Deliveroo from Church Street and Vestry Road branches. Check Instagram for more details.

A Kurdish mezze platter at Nandine Nandine [Official Photo]

36. FLADDA Fish & Chips

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55 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell
London SE5 8TR, UK
020 8127 6297

Probably London’s best, if not sole, high-low chippie. As Jonathan Nunn puts it: “A good fish and chip shop has to understand what fish and chips is about. There is no point trying to gussy it up...Fladda in Camberwell gets this, but isn’t shy to make improvements and alterations. Anonymous ‘chip shop’ sausages and pert, scarlet saveloys sit alongside battered sausages from The Butchery; homemade steak and ale pies alongside Pukka; whole fish fillets alongside a £5 fish bites...”

London’s best seafood restaurants: Fish and chips at Fladda, one of five London restaurants to try this weekend Perin Tahsin/Facebook

37. Tasty Jerk

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88 Whitehorse Ln, South Norwood
London SE25 6RQ, UK

Possibly London’s best Jamaican jerk shop. On the edge of Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, a smoky aroma detectable from many hundred metres, this stark room is still dedicated to one thing: immaculately, judiciously seasoned protein grilled without remorse. The age of these oil drums and the time-honoured expertise of Murphy Lawrence and his team turn out jerked pork belly, chicken, goat, and even lobster, that is penetrated with smoke, and lifted by all spice, scotch bonnet, and salt. Intoxicatingly delicious. Open Monday — Saturday,

38. St. JOHN Bread and Wine

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94-96 Commercial St, Shadwell
London E1 6LZ, UK

Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver’s institution has bolstered its quick-to-sell-out nationwide deliveries with weekend offerings from its Spitalfields restaurant: perhaps an ox cheek or pork hash as big as a softball stuffed into a bap, or even a portable version of its most famous dish, roast bone marrow with parsley salad. Open Friday — Sunday.

St. John’s cassoulet is available through Dishpatch Sam A Harris/St. John

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1. Etles Uyghur Restaurant

235 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 9PP, UK
London’s most interesting restaurants of 2018: Etles in Walthamstow Andrew Leitch/Eater London

Mukaddes Yadikar’s acclaimed Uyghur restaurant, is Walthamstow’s finest neighbourhood restaurant. It remains open for takeaway and is delivering through Deliveroo. A great option both for smaller and larger households with dishes such as chaomian, a stir-fry of short, cut lengths of noodle wokked with chunks of of beef, spring onion and tomato; and the trademark da pan ji (‘big plate chicken’): a remarkably deep, savoury, and spicy chicken and potato stew, teeming with Sichuan peppercorns, served with flat hand-pulled noodles.

235 Hoe St, Walthamstow
London E17 9PP, UK

2. Balady

750 Finchley Rd, London NW11 7TH, UK
London’s best sandwiches: sabich at Balady Micaela Filippo/Instagram

The Temple Fortune sabich slinger opened its second restaurant, Alaesh next door mere weeks before the previous lockdown. It’s taken it in its stride, with that sabich, one of the best sandwiches in the city, flying out alongside tubs of mafioso-smooth hummus and top-tier chips. Call for takeaway or order through the apps.

750 Finchley Rd
London NW11 7TH, UK

3. Roti Joupa Finsbury Park

20 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EA, UK
The best Trinidadian roti and Caribbean food in London: Fried baras filled with chickpea curry from Roti Joupa on Clapham Common, London Adam Coghlan/Eater London

The only one of London’s famous Trinidadian roti specialist’s three branches still open — for takeaway only. Doubles: sandwiched fried barra filled with spiced chickpeas plus hot, sweet, and sour condiments are never not a good snack. For something more substantial, grab a dhalpuri (spiced lentil) roti, filled with curried goat or chicken; or that same, moreish chickpea curry which fortifies the doubles.

20 Stroud Green Rd, Finsbury Park
London N4 3EA, UK

4. Singburi

593 High Rd Leytonstone, Leytonstone, London E11 4PA, UK
Moo krob at Singburi restaurant, one of the top London standbys of 2019
Moo krob at Singburi restauran
Michaël Protin/Eater London

Chef Sirichai Kularbwong is still cooking, takeaway only. Menu staples such as phad thai, wok-fried morning glory with garlic and fish sauce, and fiery, acidic tom yums will no doubt be available, but look to the blackboard menu for the restaurant’s hits — and never miss the moo krob.

593 High Rd Leytonstone, Leytonstone
London E11 4PA, UK

5. Top Cuvée

177B Blackstock Rd, Highbury, London N5 2LL, UK
The interior of a wine shop and deli, with clear wine fridges, pink t-shirts hanging at the back, and an island with crisps, tinned fish, and jars of beans, tomatoes, and other deli goods Shop Cuveé [Official Photo]

A relative newcomer to north London’s new-wave clique has fully pivoted to wine and grocery store. Shop Cuvee — “born out necessity” — offers ready meals (terrines, soups, pastas, salads, and tarts) designed for different party sizes, a massive selection of low-intervention wine, cocktails, spirits, Vichy Catalan sparkling water, and deli items, such as tins of La Morena’s chipotle peppers in adobo.

177B Blackstock Rd, Highbury
London N5 2LL, UK

6. Esters

55 Kynaston Rd, Stoke Newington, London N16 0EB, UK

Esters is a cafe and a brunch location that does not serve avocado, out of principle. In other words, it’s a cafe — which verges into restaurant territory — with a little more ambition. Such ambition has been curtailed by this crisis but Esters is still offering coffee, cake, and ambitious sandwiches to local customers for takeaway.

55 Kynaston Rd, Stoke Newington
London N16 0EB, UK

7. Xi'an Impression London

117 Benwell Rd, London N7 7BW, UK