Horti at Home, as the team here like to call it, offers diners the chance to experience the small plate action we’ve come to know Horticulture for from your own kitchen. The premise is simple. Choose from two menu options, which each include a starter, five small plates and a dessert for two. Choose the veggie-based Land option for dishes like cauli steak and sweet potato curry or the Land, Earth and Sea, for juicy lamb rump and sea bream. All that’s left to do is pop in collect your vac-packed meals, before taking them home to heat and plate up following the horti guidelines included.
Although this Darlington-based brunch hang out only opened its doors at the end of last year, they have really come into their own during lockdown. Now, SALT better known for their outrageously indulgent street food from bao buns to burritos, but namely their burgers which are notoriously difficult to get your hands on. Try the tripple patty with bacon and cheese, we think you'll agree it's worth the wait.
This new Whitley Bay pizza spot are slinging out authentic Naples-style pizzas, with a family sourdough twist. Their toppings and combos are quality-driven and imaginative. We’re big fans of the Orange Pie – that’s butternut squash base, nduja, roasted sweet potato, basil, fior di latte and black pepper oil – and their truffle and thyme woodfired potatoes are simply divine.
Jonny Bird’s cosy restaurant in the heart of Amble typically serves a menu of sophisticated dishes inspired by international cuisine – with a focus on fresh seafood, of course. Their takeaway offering is no exception. Indulge in lobster mac and cheese, beef sliders topped with soft shell crab, wild mushroom ramen or our personal fave: sticky black pepper crab claws.
Shaun Hurrell’s taco residence in Durham had only recently opened its doors pre-pandemic, so we were pretty sad to see them close. But, following a brief hiatus to work out their logistics they’re back, and boy are we glad. We know what you’re thinking, Durham is a long way to travel for a takeaway, that’s why Barrio have launched their taco drops – at-home kits with everything you need to enjoy the flavours of Mexico from home. Although, if you live locally to their taqueria you can always swing by and collect your taco order hot and ready to eat at home.
Put simply, Neil Bentick’s SKOSH is an upscale place for small plates influenced by the flavours of Japan and the Middle East, and his latest at-home concept, bokkusu by SKOSH, is an extension of that. The set menu for two features a range of dishes designed for sharing – things kick off with house sourdough, smoked haddock and poached and cured sea trout, but there’s barbecued pork collar and chilli noodles, and dessert to get stuck into too.
Phezeroo is The Pheasant’s way of bringing Peter Neville’s top quality cooking right home to you. And, as far as takeout menus go, this is one of the most extensive we’ve seen. You’ll have the choice of starters – although truffle and brie risotto makes choosing easy for us – and seven main courses, which include everything from North Sea fish pie to roasted lamb rump, via a hearty mac and cheese, plus classic fish and chips on Fridays. Those of you digging out your barbecues should make the most of their Sizzling BBQ Box which include everything you need for an al fresco feast – Black Angus beef burgers, chicken drumsticks, salads, sauces, smoked cheese and buns.
Celebrating something? This one is for you. Jöro is a forward-thinking, Michellin Bib Gourmand- and three AA Rosette-awarded spot in Sheffield headed up by chef Luke French, who believes in meals built of many small plates. Their hamper for two has been designed to bring that very concept home to you. It’s a pricier option, coming in at £100 for two, but it's packed with all of the seasonal, quality ingredients Jöro are renowned for – like ready-to-eat Highland Wagu brisket pastrami – and even includes gin and vodka miniatures from Ramsbury Distillery.