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Butter chicken, chicken fry and chutneys at Delhi Grill in Chapel Market, one of the best restaurants in Islington
Butter chicken, chicken fry and chutneys at Delhi Grill in Chapel Market
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Where to Order Takeaway and Delivery in North London

Where to order in the N postcodes through lockdown

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Butter chicken, chicken fry and chutneys at Delhi Grill in Chapel Market
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Get ready for the novel coronavirus pandemic trilogy: lockdown 3.0. The U.K. government has officially ordered to close all cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants in England for the next month until Wednesday 31st March.

Once again turning the restaurant and bar industry upside down, but at least this time everyone’s a bit more prepared and knows what to expect. London’s restaurants, cafes, and bars are pivoting back to delivery or takeaway options. Many are offering pickup on-site, orders via phone, text or social media, while others are using third-party delivery services, as well as restaurant meal kits and premium at-home restaurant experiences. London’s hospitality lives to fight on. Many are still open and ready to serve hungry Londoners stuck inside.

Here’s the pick of restaurants in north London.

Note: Due to the changing nature of the coronavirus pandemic this list will be updated continually. Have a tip, on your own restaurant or another? Email london@eater.com, or use the Eater London tipline.

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Chu Chin Chow

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Unearth Oakleigh Park’s hidden treasure on Just Eat and lucky locals can get food hand-delivered by the boss lady owner, Cantonese-Malay restaurant Chu Chin Chow. Expect bestsellers char kuay teow, mee goreng and rendang on the menu, as well as set meals for larger groups. All orders will be delivered contact-free with a 100 percent contact-free cash payment.

Luminary Bakery

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In need of a coffee and cake pick-me-up? Luminary Bakery will remain open in both Camden and Stoke Newington sites, operating as takeaway-only for fresh coffee, cakes and bakes. Its letterbox brownie service will still be running, with the chewy, chocolatey trays available to be delivered UK-wide, so sugar fiends can still rejoice.

The Cheese Bar - Camden

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Curd nerds are still able to get their cheese fix with The Cheese Bar. The Camden and Seven Dials restaurant sites are closed for now, but the company has opened a new cheese and wine shop called Funk on Columbia Road in Shoreditch. It’s working with small-scale cheesemakers to bring Londoners cheese, wines and cheese board gift boxes, and if they can’t make it down? Everything will be available to order for UK-wide delivery online.

Sweet Handz Ghanaian Restaurant

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Lunch and dinner are in good hands with Sweet Handz. The Arsenal-based Ghanian restaurant is operating as a takeaway and delivery service on Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Choose from a fluffy jollof rice, comforting mutton stew, or a range of traditional West African soups and add on a selection of Ghanian beers. Look out for lunchtime deals from Tuesday to Friday, available within a 4-mile radius of the restaurant.

Rice and stew at Sweet Handz, one of the best value restaurants in north London Sweet Handz [Official Photo]

Delhi Grill

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Order a sumptuous Punjabi feast from informal canteen on Chapel Market, an Indian street food that combines the rich flavours of Delhi with the sumptuous portion sizes of a British bar and grill. Think: chicken tikka, dhai sev puri, dhaba chicken and fresh homemade chutneys. For the lucky locals, there’s currently a Diwali celebration promotion where hungry Londoners can get 15 percent off total bill for collection only throughout January. Open 7-days a week for collection and order via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats, deliveries operate a 2-mile radius of the restaurant.

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Westerns Laundry

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The natural wine and Anglo-European small-plates restaurant has converted the courtyard and transformed it into a covered outdoor mini market. The ‘Look Up Lockdown’ mini-market will open weekends only and be back in action from 8 January, serving the hits from neighbourhood sister sites: coffees, pastries, breads, savouries and cakes from Jolene, pizza and sandwiches from Big Jo Bakery and rillettes, pates and quiches from Primeur. The gang’s all here.

12:51/Around the Cluck

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Chef James Cochran is once again slinging his signature buttermilk fried chicken from his Upper Street site. Available for collection, and on Deliveroo and Uber Eats, the menu is chicken-heavy (there are veggie options, too) with a range of glazed chicken wings, fried chicken burgers, hearty sides and a selection of dips. Actually finger lickin’ good, this.

Top Cuvée

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This Highbury wine bar is offering wine and store cupboard essentials for delivery within the hour by bike or nationwide delivery. It’s currently put a pause on its “cook in your home” £35 set menu option. However, the shop next door means the team have upped their deli supplies, food gifts and natural wine subscription.

Currently operating as ‘The Farang Larder,’ Seb Holmes’ restaurant is offering a selection of Thai deli items, at home ready meals or hot takeaway, which will be back in full swing from 13 January. Expect a wide selection of homemade curries ranging from green curry with fresh Cornish pollock to red chicken curry, as well as plenty of vegan and gluten-free options available too. The restaurant uses its own delivery driver in the evenings, which offer same-day delivery within an 8-mile radius; it’s best to call in and pre-order to arrange delivery.

Trangallán

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Say hola to Spanish restaurant Trangallan in Newington Green, again operating as an essentials shop filled with seasonal fruits, vegetables, Spanish wines and deli goods. It’ll re-open up its Galician tapas menu for takeaway and delivery via Slerp towards the middle of the month. Order small dishes such as traditional tortilla, Padron peppers, a selection of cold meats, cheese and a heavy rotation of different hot mains like bean stew and Iberico pork with collard greens shoots — depending on availability with suppliers.

Skip the stressful supermarket trip and get high-quality essentials at Esters with its newly set-up grocery service for dry store goods and other essentials in stock such as eggs, nuts, house-made yoghurt and preserves. It’ll also be serving an all-day menu for collection, including breakfast sandwiches, lamb meatballs with polenta and cheese toasties. Delivery and wider catchment area are still in development, so watch this space.

Wine & Rind

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For all the indoor picnics and cheesy nights in, owner Holly Chaves will crack up the cheese during the January lockdown. Holcombe Market is currently closed, but she’ll still be offering local British cheeses, family-size sourdough loaves, DIY cheese board and raclette at-home boxes, natural and independent matching wines online for delivery via Uber Eats and next-day delivery in North London.

Bake Street

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The family-run brunch joint will be operating on a slimmed down menu of coffee, bakes and toasties, as well as homemade ice cream available to take away. Depending on how things develop in the coming weeks, it may open fully for an evening menu on Deliveroo and Uber Eats, so watch this space.

Bold Cafe & Restaurant

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Known for being ‘the Fleabag cafe’, but also known for the use of organic ingredients and comforting dishes from Turkey and the Middle East. Find a weekly changing menu including the likes of menemen, chicken tagine with preserved lemons and beetroot borani topped with feta cheese. To order for Friday deliveries Whatsapp the cafe on: 07759860500 or order via Deliveroo where there’s 10% off the entire menu. 

Chu Chin Chow

Unearth Oakleigh Park’s hidden treasure on Just Eat and lucky locals can get food hand-delivered by the boss lady owner, Cantonese-Malay restaurant Chu Chin Chow. Expect bestsellers char kuay teow, mee goreng and rendang on the menu, as well as set meals for larger groups. All orders will be delivered contact-free with a 100 percent contact-free cash payment.

Luminary Bakery

In need of a coffee and cake pick-me-up? Luminary Bakery will remain open in both Camden and Stoke Newington sites, operating as takeaway-only for fresh coffee, cakes and bakes. Its letterbox brownie service will still be running, with the chewy, chocolatey trays available to be delivered UK-wide, so sugar fiends can still rejoice.

The Cheese Bar - Camden

Curd nerds are still able to get their cheese fix with The Cheese Bar. The Camden and Seven Dials restaurant sites are closed for now, but the company has opened a new cheese and wine shop called Funk on Columbia Road in Shoreditch. It’s working with small-scale cheesemakers to bring Londoners cheese, wines and cheese board gift boxes, and if they can’t make it down? Everything will be available to order for UK-wide delivery online.

Sweet Handz Ghanaian Restaurant

Rice and stew at Sweet Handz, one of the best value restaurants in north London Sweet Handz [Official Photo]

Lunch and dinner are in good hands with Sweet Handz. The Arsenal-based Ghanian restaurant is operating as a takeaway and delivery service on Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Choose from a fluffy jollof rice, comforting mutton stew, or a range of traditional West African soups and add on a selection of Ghanian beers. Look out for lunchtime deals from Tuesday to Friday, available within a 4-mile radius of the restaurant.

Rice and stew at Sweet Handz, one of the best value restaurants in north London Sweet Handz [Official Photo]

Delhi Grill

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

Order a sumptuous Punjabi feast from informal canteen on Chapel Market, an Indian street food that combines the rich flavours of Delhi with the sumptuous portion sizes of a British bar and grill. Think: chicken tikka, dhai sev puri, dhaba chicken and fresh homemade chutneys. For the lucky locals, there’s currently a Diwali celebration promotion where hungry Londoners can get 15 percent off total bill for collection only throughout January. Open 7-days a week for collection and order via Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats, deliveries operate a 2-mile radius of the restaurant.

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

Westerns Laundry

The natural wine and Anglo-European small-plates restaurant has converted the courtyard and transformed it into a covered outdoor mini market. The ‘Look Up Lockdown’ mini-market will open weekends only and be back in action from 8 January, serving the hits from neighbourhood sister sites: coffees, pastries, breads, savouries and cakes from Jolene, pizza and sandwiches from Big Jo Bakery and rillettes, pates and quiches from Primeur. The gang’s all here.

12:51/Around the Cluck

Chef James Cochran is once again slinging his signature buttermilk fried chicken from his Upper Street site. Available for collection, and on Deliveroo and Uber Eats, the menu is chicken-heavy (there are veggie options, too) with a range of glazed chicken wings, fried chicken burgers, hearty sides and a selection of dips. Actually finger lickin’ good, this.

Top Cuvée

This Highbury wine bar is offering wine and store cupboard essentials for delivery within the hour by bike or nationwide delivery. It’s currently put a pause on its “cook in your home” £35 set menu option. However, the shop next door means the team have upped their deli supplies, food gifts and natural wine subscription.

Farang

Currently operating as ‘The Farang Larder,’ Seb Holmes’ restaurant is offering a selection of Thai deli items, at home ready meals or hot takeaway, which will be back in full swing from 13 January. Expect a wide selection of homemade curries ranging from green curry with fresh Cornish pollock to red chicken curry, as well as plenty of vegan and gluten-free options available too. The restaurant uses its own delivery driver in the evenings, which offer same-day delivery within an 8-mile radius; it’s best to call in and pre-order to arrange delivery.

Trangallán

Say hola to Spanish restaurant Trangallan in Newington Green, again operating as an essentials shop filled with seasonal fruits, vegetables, Spanish wines and deli goods. It’ll re-open up its Galician tapas menu for takeaway and delivery via Slerp towards the middle of the month. Order small dishes such as traditional tortilla, Padron peppers, a selection of cold meats, cheese and a heavy rotation of different hot mains like bean stew and Iberico pork with collard greens shoots — depending on availability with suppliers.

Esters

Skip the stressful supermarket trip and get high-quality essentials at Esters with its newly set-up grocery service for dry store goods and other essentials in stock such as eggs, nuts, house-made yoghurt and preserves. It’ll also be serving an all-day menu for collection, including breakfast sandwiches, lamb meatballs with polenta and cheese toasties. Delivery and wider catchment area are still in development, so watch this space.

Wine & Rind

For all the indoor picnics and cheesy nights in, owner Holly Chaves will crack up the cheese during the January lockdown. Holcombe Market is currently closed, but she’ll still be offering local British cheeses, family-size sourdough loaves, DIY cheese board and raclette at-home boxes, natural and independent matching wines online for delivery via Uber Eats and next-day delivery in North London.

Bake Street

The family-run brunch joint will be operating on a slimmed down menu of coffee, bakes and toasties, as well as homemade ice cream available to take away. Depending on how things develop in the coming weeks, it may open fully for an evening menu on Deliveroo and Uber Eats, so watch this space.

Bold Cafe & Restaurant

Known for being ‘the Fleabag cafe’, but also known for the use of organic ingredients and comforting dishes from Turkey and the Middle East. Find a weekly changing menu including the likes of menemen, chicken tagine with preserved lemons and beetroot borani topped with feta cheese. To order for Friday deliveries Whatsapp the cafe on: 07759860500 or order via Deliveroo where there’s 10% off the entire menu. 

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