London may be gripped by a gastronomic renaissance, but the city’s takeaways seem to have been lagging behind – until now. Online service Supper is tackling this quandary with an innovative restaurant-to-door approach to logistics and a roster of the capital’s best eateries.
Londoners can dine in on the Michelin-starred Indian cuisine of Mayfair’s Tamarind (most mouth-watering is its Peshwari Champen (£40), tender lamb chops marinated with raw papaya, fennel and yoghurt); or enjoy Benares’ Paneer Tikka Masala (£20). The new multifaceted M Restaurants, which serve up sushi and steak in the City, are also on board, so you could order, say, a Blackmore Wagyu Rump (£70) to your dining-room table. If, perhaps, seafood is more your style, Soho establishment Randall & Aubin will provide dressed crab (£17.75) or lobster (£38).
There’s also a wine list, curated by Supper’s in-house sommelier. A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label (£39.10) would work well with pancakes and sturgeon caviar (£75) from Russian restaurant Mari Vanna, while those who prefer red wine can try the Bourgogne Pinot Noir from Domaine Alain Michelot (£38.25).
Dinner is delivered by a crisply attired Supper driver, who takes on city traffic in a specially crafted Japanese scooter (pictured). Meanwhile, the secret to maintaining restaurant-quality food lies in the bespoke, thermally lined delivery boxes, which keep their contents at a constant temperature – altered to suit each individual dish. The finishing touch is the option to set up a regular, personalised delivery schedule; Friday-night takeaways just got a whole lot better.