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Takeaways are made easy at Cafe Coho, Hove. Customers don’t even need to enter the venue to get their hands on this cafe’s yummy treats. Workers passing by can grab their Bacon sarnies and morning coffees on the fly, as they’re served through the hatch on the Medina Villas side of the venue.
“Say it with charcuterie” – The Great British Charcuterie specialises in artisanal meats, cheese, preserves, wines and beers from small producers many local to Sussex. Ready-made gift hampers, subscriptions and one-off purchases can all be made for next day delivery.
This traditional country pub near the famous Knepp Estate has turned its menu of lovingly homemade classics into finish at home dishes. Make a day of it with a trip to the famous rewilded conservation site and pick up a classic country dinner that just needs a few finishing steps to bring it to life.
Also serving finish at home Sunday lunch.
Curds and Whey in Hove is the combined efforts of local wine champion, L’Atelier du Vin and The Great British Charcuterie. During lockdown, you can enjoy this epic coming together of Britain’s best cheese and charcuterie and fine wine from around the world with virtual tasting sessions or just exceptional hampers of quality to enjoy at your leisure.
Both the food and the booze at The Freemasons in Hove can be delivered to your door. So when Hove feels too far for your feet to fetch you, then you’ll find comfort in having the Freemasons experience at home. American smokehouse flavours from Bluegrass Fire & Smoke are available via the deliveroo app and the beer to wash it down with can be ordered directly from the Laine Brew Co website. In truth, after a meal of this size, the sofa is probably the best place for you!
Vegan pub, The Roundhill is serving takeaway burgers, wings, loaded fries and devilishly good desserts available from Deliveroo every Thursday to Saturday. Complete the experience with some locally brewed beers and ales, all also 100% vegan.
Also serving finish at home Sunday roasts.
Note: Pre-order takeaway available at The Roundhill.
Smorl’s are keeping it real with their mission to deliver old-school, wholefood vegan fare that is as delicious as it is good for you. At the centre of everything they do is their amazing houmous which will spoil you forever for the inferior supermarket stuff. Falafel pittas, salad boxes and falafel bolognese are staples on the menu.
Want value, quality and downright delicious meals to-go? Then The Gardener cafe in North Laine is for you. Run by the acclaimed team behind The Real Junk Food Project and reflecting their fantastic reputation for kitchen wizardry, this cafe offers to Pay as You Feel (PAYF) dishes for dine-in or takeaway. Meals are exclusively vegetarian or vegan, packed with flavour and healthy ingredients that would have otherwise ended their life in a landfill.
Best Cafe Winner in the 2020 BRAVOs has turned its culinary prowess to delicious heat at-home meals. The local community has always been important to Starfish and Coffee and local proprietor Tony delivers these fresh homecooked meals himself – with a changing vegan and meat option available each week.
The Longman Pub in Patcham serves authentic Thai food which is available for takeaway during lockdown. All mains are under £10, with a choice of meat, fish and vegan options on most dishes. This is an easy, tasty and every-day affordable option for when you just don’t fancy cooking.
Fancy something a little French? Julien Plumart may be famous for his macrons but his café delivers a great deal more. Treat yourself to a luxury brunch box or a romantic brunch box to share. Classic French light-lunches are also available like savoury stuffed croissants and Croque Monsieurs. And of course, patisseries, cakes and macrons in abundant quantities.
Local favourite The Cleveland Arms provide a ‘chip shop’ menu every Friday night from 4 – 8pm. Harvey’s Beer battered cod, halloumi or saverloy with triple cooked chips showcase what The Cleveland Arms does best – classic fare made with quality ingredients and cooked well.
The Cleveland Arms also serve Sunday roasts at home.
Going for a picnic and don’t quite know what to buy to make it super special? Try a Grand Picnic. They are being described as ‘no average lunch’ and once you see what’s inside this hamper you’ll understand why. They contain dishes to supply you with a veritable midday feast of savoury wraps, pastries, quiche and sweet cakes to enjoy al fresco or back at your home office. At £19 pp and the additional option of adding your favourite tipple, be that bubbles, beer or cocktails, we see great value in this perfect picnic pack.
The cafe offers chocolatey treats for you to drink in or takeaway, they also have a healthy spread of patisserie treats on offer, which include: croissants, macaroons, brownies and many more. Knoops Brighton, set in The Lanes, boasts the perfect positioning for you to purchase a delicious chocolate drink to keep you warm on your stroll along the beach and refreshed as you peruse the hidden twittens of The Lanes. Being affiliated with Paper Round they’re as eco-conscious as they are innovative. They’re also generous, if you bring your reusable cup, you’ll receive a whopping 50p off your purchase!
Morley’s Bistro in Hurstpierpoint serves a modern French-inspired menu with takeaway available Thursday-Saturday. The a la carte menu has a good mix of meat and vegetarian options with the freedom to build up a meal to your liking, just like being in a restaurant.
Also serving Sunday roasts at home.
Fine fish and seafood from one of the city’s most successful fish restaurants. Riddle and Finns are offering a finish at home selection of top quality luxury items with a set menu and a la carte options including lobster Thermidor, Carlingford oysters and Cornish caviar. Delve into the Riddle and Finns cellar for delivery of a bottle of something equally classy to go with your food.
While Brighton is still waiting on its own Dishoom, fans of the Irani inspired cafe can enjoy a selection of their meals as home delivery. Dishoom’s takeaway only offers dishes that can abide a little travel, so you get the same great quality as you would in the cafes themselves. Authentic flavour and excellent quality, delivered daily from 12 – 10.30pm.
Brought to you by the team behind Lost in the Lanes, Tide is a new concept in elevated takeaway inspired by the flavours of Southern America and the harvest of the South Coast. This modern take of seafood takeaway is available for click and collect from central Brighton or local delivery Friday and Saturday evenings.
Curry Leaf Cafe is now offering local and national delivery on its award-winning Indian street food. Offering both finish at home and hot takeaways and free local delivery, with an extensive menu that caters extremely well for all dietary types.
One of Brighton’s most popular restaurants, Moshimo, has long been offering takeaway. Moshimo is renowned not only for its fantastic Japanese cuisine but for its highly sustainable approach to running a restaurant. As well as fresh delicious sushi you’ll find lots of vegan options, including fish substitutes that are super convincing.
Longrain Thai on St James’ Street is a family run modern Thai. The kitchen is run by chef, Chandra, former chef at Food for Friends. Longrain is as affordable as it is delicious – a perfect any day dinner packed with exotic warmth and flavour. Available on Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat.
House on the hill now houses former Bust Stop chef Danny O’Shea. Danny serves home cooked Caribbean food full of feel-good flavours as ‘bowl for your soul’ dishes available via Uber Eats.