WE'RE now into our third lockdown, and if you've had your fill of the local takeaways then a DIY restaurant kit might be for you.
With many of the UK's top restaurants now offering DIY kits, they're perfect if you're looking to celebrate indoors, or just something new to do this weekend.
Whether it's Indian, burgers, pizza, Italian, fried chicken or even tapas, the following kits are available for nationwide delivery.
Favourites including Dishoom, Honest Burger, are all available to order nationwide and to enjoy from the comfort of your living room.
In most cases you'll only need a couple of store cupboard essentials to finish off the meal kits, and some will come with everything you need.
So if you're looking for something a bit different, or a special treat these are the best restaurant kits to order now and enjoy at home.
1. Dishoom Bacon Naan Kit
Dishoom's first ever 'at-home' cookery kit, the hit Indian restaurant based the old Bombay cafes, was always going to be a hit.
The kit includes everything you need to created their iconic Bacon Naan Rolls in your own kitchen, with each kit also including everything you need to make their much loved Masala Chai to go with it.
Breakfast and tea for two for £16 isn't too bad now?
They'll also donate a meal to Magic Breakfast; a charity who provide nourishing free meals to schools, for every kit bought.
- The Bacon Naan Kit is available for nationwide delivery here.
2. Pizza Punks
Based in Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast, Pizza Punks has launch two options for pizza pans.
Slice saviours can choose from their Bake at Home pizza, as well as the Dough-I-Y Kit which are both available nationwide.
Both are priced from £16 for two pizzas, with a number of interesting toppings to make it your own.
There's even the option to add Take and Shake Cocktails.
- Bake at Home with Pizza Punks is available nationwide here.
3. Honest Burger
Honest Burger have sites across London, Cardiff, Manchester and more, but their 'Honest at Home' burger kits are available for delivery nationwide.
The kits will cost £30 including delivery and include everything you need to make their signature Honest burger at home including:
- 4x chopped British chuck steak and rib cap patties from the Honest Butchery
- 4x British Cheddar slices
- 4x dry cured smoked bacon rashers
- 4x Burger buns from Honest’s friends at The Bread Factory (gluten free also available)
- Honest Kitchen red onion relish
- Honest Kitchen pickles
- Rosemary salt seasoning
- An Honest tote bag
After a successful first launch, the kits have now expanded to include their Tribute Burger DIY Kit and their Plant Based DIY Kit.
- You can buy Honest Burger's Burger at Home Kits here.
4. Island Poke
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Looking for something a bit healthier? Why not try Island Poke.
Thanks to Island Poke's DIY kits you can put together your own Poke bowl with ease.
There's the original, 4 bowl kit with both Salmon and Tuna and everything you need to make our house favourites- Yuzu Lomi Lomi Salmon and Classic Ahi Tuna. Or you can get all Salmon or all Tuna, kits with 2 bowls.
There's also a vegan option with Miso Tofu.
Be warned, Island Poke's kits are only available within the M25.
- You can buy Island Poke's DIY kits here.
5. Mother Clucker
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Sometimes only fried chicken will do.
Enter Mother Clucker's whose at home kits are available from greatfood2u.co.uk to enjoy in the comfort of your own home anywhere in the UK.
You can choose between D-I-Fry Strip Kits, sandwiches or Halloumi.
Mother Clucker started serving their tea brined, buttermilk soaked, twice battered, halal fried chicken from an old US Army ambulance in 2013, and the rest is history.
The Meal Kits includesfull instructions on getting the perfect fry (even if you don’t have a deep fryer), and you can check out top tips on their official instagram page to watch some of the team D-I-Fry at home.
All you need is rapeseed or sunflower oil, a pan, and £2.50 from every order of the four person D-I-Fry box will go to Brixton Soup Kitchen.
- Order Mother Clucker anywhere in the UK here
6. Pizza Pilgrims
Thought you needed a pizza oven for proper pizza? Think again.
Pizza Pilgrims has perfected the art of the frying pan pizza with their own at home pizza kits.
There's a number of pizzas to choose from including Margerita, Nduha, Double Pepperoni and Spicy Honey, and Mushroom and Truffle.
The Kits are priced from £13.95 and include dough, mozzarella, toppings, cheeses, and caputo flour for dusting and stretching.
- You can order your Pizza Pilgrims in the Post here
7. Vurger Co.
This ones for the vegans! With restaurants in Brighton and London, Vurger Co. specialises in vegan burgers.
Their Vurger Meal Kits are available for nationwide delivery, and will set you back £18.95.
There's everythingyou need for two burgers and chips, and there's even the option for gluten free buns.
- You can order Vurger Co. for nationwide delivery here.
If you're looking for something a bit different then Hoppers Cash and Kari is for you.
The Shi Lankan and South Indian inspired restaurant but their Cash and Kari kits are available nationwide.
Spice fans can choose from the delicious Kalupol Chicken Meal Kit, the Lamb Kothu Roti Meal Kit, and the Ultimate Hoppers Meal Kit, with kits priced from £45.
Each kit comes ready for you to finish at home, and you can add extras such as their own Hoppers X Camden Town Brewery Tropical Lager on the website too.
- You can order Hoppers Cash and Kari here
9. Chotto Matte
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Chotto Matte is one for special occasions, so if you're wondering how to celebrate a special lockdown birthday, Valentine's Day or anything else,this is the one for you.
A Japanese and Peruvian fusion restaurant based in London's Soho with restaurants in Toronto and Miami, their at home kit is sure to impress.
You can choose from their signature restaurant box, with seven dishes including sashimi, black cod and slow cooked BBQ beef which is £70 for two; or go all out with their party kit which includes booze and is £170 (for very special occasions)
- Order Chotto Matte's at home kits here.
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BAO specialises in Taiwanese dishes, and their at home Bao kits are out of this world.
Bao fans can currently choose from a number of Made-By-You Kits including Classic Pork, Vegetarian Faikon, and Xinjing Lamb.
Each kit contains dix baos, and easily cooked and assembled ingredients.
They're designed for two and priced from £24, but we won't tell anyone if you don't share.
You can order Bao's Made-By-You Kit's for nationwide delivery here.
11. Rosa's Thai
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Rosa's Thai currently has location across London, Manchester and Liverpool, but their at home kits are available from greatfood2u.co.uk.
Rosa's fans have the choice between four dishes; a Green Chicken Curry, a Green Tofu Curry, a Prawn Pad Thai and Tofu Pad Thai.
Priced at £40, they're perfect if you're looking for something a little different.
- Order Rosa's Thai for nationwide delivery here.
12. Club Mexicana
Another option for Vegans, Club Mexicana's at home Taco Kits are sure to be a hit with Mexican and taco fans.
You can choose from The Megabox Taco Kit (£50), Full Loaded Nachos (£20), Al Pastor Taco Kit (£27.50),t he BBQ Short Rib Taco Kit (£27.50), and the Cheezeburger Taco Kit (£27.50)
All the kits are vegan and available for delivery nationwide.
- Order Club Mexicana for nationwide delivery here.
If falafel is your thing, then Arabica is worth checking out.
Usually based in London's Borough market, it's a must try for any fan of middle eastern cuisine.
They're offering nationwide delivery on DIY Falafel Kits (only £25) and includible finish at home feasts such as the Middle Easdtern Vegan Feast, and the Vegetarian Meze Selection.
They're available to order nationwide through Arabica's website.
- Order Arabica for nationwide delivery here.
If you love Steak then you must have heard of Hawksmoor, with locations across London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
And to satisfy the carnivores stuck at home they've announced they're launching a number of Hawksmoor at Home boxes.
They appear to change monthly, with January offering a Rib Eye, or Porterhouse Box.
They're priced from £95, which may not be cheap, but for that you'll get enough meat for two, everything you need for bone marrow gravy, Matt Brown’s Ultimate oven chips and sides such as creamed spinach and macaroni cheese.
They'll even chuck in booze in the form of a bottle of red, and two cocktails.
We think it's perfect for the ultimate lockdown date night?
- Order Hawksmoor at home for nationwide delivery here.
15. The Real Greek
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The Real Greek is one of the UK's most popular Greek chains, and it's now easier than ever to enjoy them at home thanks to their at home Souvlaki kits.
Souvlaki, Greece’s most beloved street food, there’s a dedicated Athenian Souvlaki menu, featuring flatbread wraps filled with chips, homemade tzatziki and a choice of chicken or halloumi, which you can experience with the Souvlaki at home kits!
They can be ordered nationwide from greatfood2u.co.uk, and you can choose from Chicken and Halloumi Souvlaki for two; priced from £13.50.
- Order The Real Greek at home for nationwide delivery here
Michelin star at home? We bet you didn't think it was possible.
Well thanks to Sabor London's nationwide delivery restaurant kits it is.
Meaning 'flavour' in Spanish, Sabor is a Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair and to help us through lockdown they've released their Menu Boxes so we can enjoy excellent tapas at home.
The Sabor en Casa Box with Estrella Galicia box includes an eight course Spanish tapas feast with accompanying Estrella Galicia beers for two this Valentine’s Day.
The box includes some of Sabor’s best-selling dishes, including Ham Croquetas – deep fried croquettes filled with Spanish ham; Tortilla – a potato-based Spanish omelette; Gambas al Ajillo – prawns in a garlic oil; Pulpo a la Gallega – a traditional Galician dish of sliced, paprika-dusted octopus atop a bed of potatoes; Arroz Negro – a traditional Spanish dish created using rice and squid ink; Iberian Pig’s Cheeks; Beetroot Salad with Horseradish Cream and a Basque Cheesecake to finish.
It's priced at £96, and is a real treat for two.
- Order Sabor for nationwide delivery here.
17. Patty and Bun
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Another popular chain that's doing restaurant kits is Patty and Bun.
With chains across London and Brighton, the burger superstars are offering a number of options of meal kits including a Vegan kit, a Meat Kit, a mixed Kit and even options with booze included.
You can get your hands on them from £15, and their Lockdown DIY kits areavailable nationwide from their website.
- Order Patty and Bun's DIY Lockdown Kits for delivery nationwide here.
18. Where The Pancakes Are
Fancy something sweet? Where The Pancakes Are have launched two special kits for pancake day and Valentines; as well as superb quality everyday Pancake Essentials through their online shop – all delivered across the UK from February 1st, but can pre-ordered now.
The Valentine's Breakfast Kit includes pancake mix (or gluten free mix), 100 per cent Canadian maple syrup, Prosecco Rose DOC, and love poems for £37.50.
The Pancake Day Meal Kit includes Organic flour buttermilk pancake mix, buttermilk, butter, St Ewe’s eggs, and the option of bacon blueberries and maple syrup (£45), Banana and salted caramel (£39.50), and Lemons and Panela sugar (£39.50).
There's also a vegan option!
- Order Where The Pancakes Are – click here
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London pasta institution Padella is used to having queues out the door, and their pasta kits are sure to be as popular.
Available for nationwide delivery, the kits are priced from £14, with extras including Burrata from £3, and Fennel Salami at £5.50.
You can choose from the delicious sounding Stracci with Gorgonzola Fonduta and Sweet Onion, Pici with Tamworth Sausage, Fennel, Chilli and Black Peppercorn, or Pappardelle with 8- Hour Long Horn Beef Shin Ragu amongst many other tasty options.
- You can order them online at Padella – buy here
Calling all ramen fans, Shoryu's at home ramen kits are a must try.
Available from japancentre.co.uk, the DIY Ramen kits include everything you need.
Each kit includes 12 hour tonkotsu soup, original ramen noodles, char siu BBQ pork belly, beni shoga red ginger, and spring onion and kikurage mushroom garnish to top the ramen.
They're priced from £20, and include enough for two servings.
A vegan option is also, which consists of their unique tonyu vegan broth made with soy milk, miso, konbu & shiitake mushroom, original ramen noodles, atsuage fried tofu, spring onion, menma bamboo shoots and kikurage mushrooms.
If you're feeling thirsty you can also order a cocktail to go with your ramen, with choices including Cedroni, Dirty Lychee, Tiki Passion and Yuzu Jasmine Tea.
- Order Shoryu DIY Ramen Kits – click here
21. Rick Stein at Home
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Seafood fans will love the Stein's at home menu boxes, which bring fresh Cornish seafood and Rick's classic dishes straight to your front door.
They're available for nationwide delivery across the UK every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Each box serves two and includes a starter, main and desert, with most of the preparation done so you'll just need to finish the dish off at home.
Prices range from £40 to £100, with a number of boxes to choose from.
There's currently seven boxes to choose from including the Hake box, the Sea Bass box, the Lobster Box and more.
- Order Rick Stein at Home Menu Boxes -click here
22. Bar Douro
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Bar Douro is a real treat; a London favourite, it's now available as an at-home kit too.
Drawing inspiration from the traditional cervejarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto, it's perfect for a special occasion at home.
Their Bar Douro Feast serves two, and is £60; it includes four classes, with snacks, sea, land and dessert all accounted for.
You can order it from RestoKit here.
- Order Bar Douro at Home – click here
23. Riding House Cafe
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The Riding House Cafe has a number of options for at home delivery.
Riding House at Home has a number of options for foodies to choose from, from their Soul Ride Roast Box, which is £60 and includes a soulful twist on the classic roast dinner, for you to finish off at home.
Those looking to go big, should check out the Soul Ride Weekender, £120; and has everything you need for a decadent weekend in, with brunches, suppers and everything in between.
You can see all the options here.
- Order Riding House at Home – click here
24. La Nonna in Casa
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La Nonna's Pasta DIY Kits include everything for two people; including fresh pasta, homemade sauce and cheese.
Reasonably priced from £14, food fans can choose from Oxtail Ragu, Creamy Mushroom and Truffle, Carbonara, Cacio E Pepe and specials including White Ragu.
You can even add Buratta and Tiramisu as sides, for a proper Italian night in.
You can't go wrong with pasta!
- Order La Nonna in Casa – click here
Carluccios Dine at Home gives foodies three of their most popular dishes to choose from.
Priced from £29 for two, and from £48 for four; they can easily feed the whole family; making it perfect for a birthday.
You can choose from Zuppa Di Funghi and Risotto al Funghi, Penne Giardiniara and Focaccia and Olives, and Caserecce Piccante and Focaccia, Burrata and Nduja Kits.
You can even add on wine to your box; with premium red, white and fizz to choose from.
- Order Carluccios at Home – click here
26. Flesh and Buns
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We love Bao buns, and Flesh and Buns Baos are some of our favourites .
Foodies can choose from Crispy Piglet Belly, Japanese Fried Chicken, both priced at £27.50 for two – for £35 they'll even chuck in a bamboo bun steamer, or Miso Aubergine, £22 and if you pay £29 you can get a steamer.
There's nationwide delivery, and if you'll need to order on Restaurant Kits by 11am for delivery two days later.
If you fancy something a little different this is it.
- Order Flesh and Buns – click here
27. Berber and Q
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A vegetarian option that is out of this world, Berber and Q's Cauliflower Shawarna Kit with Hummus has our mouth watering.
There's enough for three people, and it can be ordered from Restaurant Kits here.
You'll get a "whole cauliflower, roasted in shawarma-spiced butter, drizzled with tehina, pomegranate molasses, topped with green chilli, pine nuts,
pomegranate seeds, chopped parsley and sprinkled with rose petals. Served with our signature hummus, spicy zhoug, crispy chickpeas and some warmed pita bread."
It's available nationwide, and is perfect if you're looking for something a little different.
- Order Berber and Q – click here
Calling all curry fans, you can't go wrong with Kricket.
Their Butter Chicken Curry Kit, is perfect if you like a bit os spices.
The Butter Chicken Curry Kits comprises Tandoori free-range chicken with a rich buttery makhani sauce, garnished with fenugreek and ginger, and served with a burnt garlic tarka dal, ghee pilau rice, black pepper papads and mango chutney.
It's priced from £30 for two, and £38 for four.
- Order Kricket – click here
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Flank London have created the Ribinator, a monster of a sandwich.
Tom Griffiths, founder of Flank, is the perfect meal kit for nostalgia-lovers, and is a soft glazed sub filled with layers of BBQ pork, inspired by the 80s classic McRib, and dressed with smoky ketchup, Korean glaze, crispy onions and sweet pickles.
It's priced at £25 for two, and frankly, it looks incredible.
- Order The Ribintor – click here
30. Mac & Wild
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Mac & Wild's famous Venimoo burgers are a must try, and now they're available at ome.
The kit includes everything you need to make Mac & Wild's famous Venimoo burgers at home – including venison patties, beef patties, onion, baby gem lettuce, gherkin, cheese, bernaise sauce, Red Jon sauce and brioche sesame burger buns.
It's priced at £24 for two, and £32 for four, and is the perfect weekend treat.
Mac & Wild also are selling the Big Mac & Wild Kit, with; you guessed it, two layers.
- Order Mac & Wild at home – click here
31. Souvlaki Street
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If you've ever been to Greece you'll know the wonders of Souvali, and food stall Souvlaki Streets Meal Kits are a great way to replicate the taste at home.
Their DIY Souvlaki Street Kit cost £25 and contain enough for four wraps.
You can choose between a Vegetarian kit with Halloumi, or the Meat Option with Pork and Chicken.
Orders go live every Friday at midday and last orders are the following Monday at 8pm – or when sold out.
- Order Souvlaki Street at Home – buy here
32. Japan Centre
Japan Centre, one of the largest and most influential Japanese food stores in the UK has launched a range of DIY Kits.
The four kits will let you create a range of authentic Japanese dishes and experiences at home.
Foodies can choose from:
- The DIY Sushi Roll Kit (£32, to serve 2) comes with freshly prepared ingredients to make two Salmon and Avocado and two Tuna & Avocado Sushi Rolls
- The DIY Salmon Poke Bowl (£23, to serve 2)which includes the following ingredients including rice, sushi vinegar, salmon cubes, poke sauce, mixed sesame, wakame salad, edamame, avocado and carrot.
- Cookie Dough (£12)which comes in the UK’s first Sakura Cherry Blossom cookie and authentic Matcha flavours ready to bake at home.
- DIY Sake Flights (£16, to serve 2), Japan’s national drink, which are available in three flavours.
The kits include everything you need to make the dishes, with high quality seafood, and tasty toppings.
- Order Japan Centre DIY Kits – click here
What are the best cocktails to make at home?
Keep it simple at home, you can't go wrong with a gin and tonic, or a prosecco cocktail so you don' have to buy too many ingredients.
If in doubt you can stock up here.
What is the best meal to cook for your partner?
It depends what they're into but when cooking for two, you can never go wrong with the classics, we love steak or Italian for extra romance.
How can you plan a romantic dinner at home?
If you want to plan a romantic dinner at home, then make sure to buy some candles, dim the lights and set the table.
Of course, try and keep it a surprise.
What are the best date night ideas?
The best date night ideas always depends on what your hobbies are, but during lockdown an evening watching your favourite show or film, cooking a meal together or playing a game is sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
What are the best shows to watch on Netflix right now?
Looking for something to watch whilst you have your date night? Check out our 100 best Netflix series to watch right away.
What wine should I drink with red meat?
If red meat is on the menu then you can never go wrong with red wine, as it'll perfectly complement the meal.
Why not try a Malbec, or a Tempranillo?
What food should I buy on a budget?
When on a budget it's wise to make the most out of your meals, buy ingredients that will go further than one meal, and try more vegetarian options to save a few pounds on your shop.
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