Nothing beats the joy of a familiar restaurant in full swing on a warm summer evening, or the thrill of a night out at that new, bustling spot. But we also know that the value of restaurants goes beyond the physical dining room. Restaurants are vital parts of our lives, our communities, our neighbourhoods. Now, they need our support. So whether that means enjoying your favourite sushi from the friendly confines of your couch, or splurging for a special occasion bottle of wine from the nearby pizzeria, this is a great time to discover restaurants to love — at home.
Remember What You Love About Restaurants
If you’re the way we are here at Resy, you’ve been spending the past weeks thinking every day about your favourite London restaurants. What do we miss most about restaurants? What are we most looking forward to returning to, as they begin to fully reopen for dining? These are a few of our favourite things.
Order Takeaway and Delivery
So, how to recreate the restaurant experience at home? Many restaurants across the country are trying to stay open through delivery and takeaway services.
Updated weekly, these curated lists are designed to provide a little inspiration for your week of eating — whether that means new offerings from a favourite place that just came back online, a weekly special you haven’t heard about, or simply some ideas for takeaway night.
We’ve compiled an up-to-date map-based list across London’s neighbourhoods of all Resy restaurants that have shifted to takeaway and delivery options.
Enjoy Other Restaurant Touches at Home
Many of London’s favourite restaurants have also pivoted to stocking your cupboards. So whether you’re looking for staples like restaurant-quality produce from independent farmers, or hoping to pop a few restaurant-made lasagnas in the freezer for those nights when you just can’t cook, they’ve got you covered. Here’s where to get groceries:
Don’t Forget the Wine, Either
We entrust our favourite London restaurants to know our tastes when it comes to wine, and it’s safe to say that we gravitate to those same establishments that strike gold time and again. The good news is that there has never been a better — or easier — time to buy a few bottles from your favourite restaurant alongside your takeaway or delivery order.
Keep Up To Date With Your Favourite Restaurants
Whether switching to gift cards, takeaway, or delivery, restaurants have adapted to the times with incredible speed. We’ve had the opportunity to speak with a few chefs, owners, and restaurant workers about what it’s like on the front lines, how they’ve responded to the challenges, and what they envision for the future of dining out.
- Facing Hardship, Fallow Have Hustled to Keep Their Dream Alive
- What If Restaurants Opened Next Month? How One is Planning For a Post-Covid London
- This Restaurant Owner Set Up a Non-Profit to Create a Lifeline For His Team
- What Happens When Your Restaurant Opens the Week Before a Pandemic?
- One Worker’s Experience After COVID-19 Shut Everything Down
Above All, Help Your Favourite Restaurants — Right Now
Now is the time to support the restaurants you love. Nearly all small businesses are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic — diners, bistros, taquerias, five-star destinations, bakeries, izakayas, breweries. Restaurants have always been there for you; it’s now time to rally for them. Here are some ways to do that.