Recreate food from your favourite Bristol restaurants this lockdown.
Crying out for your go-to restaurants to be open? Us too. We are all wanting to eat somewhere besides our dining table or lap and food that we haven’t made ourselves. Eating out was damn great. Especially as it is more exciting than the same old baked beans on toast or bland sandwich for lunch. Luckily, Bristol restaurants are bringing some of the their much-loved flavours and ambiance to our door in the form of kits and heat at home packages, that include everything to prepare their meals in our very own kitchens. Here are just some of the best lockdown kits you can get your hands on during lockdown in Bristol.
1. Mercado 44 for Bar 44
Experience the best dishes from this elegant tapas restaurant as well as some top quality Spanish ingredients and drinks. Mercado 44 have a number of dishes for you to either finish or simply serve at home like their own Spanish take on a Sunday roast for £30 which includes Manchego cauliflower cheese, giant chorizo Yorkshire pudding, steamed and chuffed roasties that come in jamon fat with rosemary, glazed roast carrots, seasonal greens and gravy. You can order from their online shop and collect from the restaurant at a designated time.
2. Paco Tapas
Another tapas fave in the city is Paco Tapas who are offering their very own chef’s menu boxes. Each lockdown kit includes step-by-step instructions to finish your tapas dishes at home, as well as sherry pairings, plus cocktails and a selection of wines are also available. Dishes include ham croquetas, garlic prawns, seared tuna and stuffed quail. The chef’s menu box costs £100 and serves two with collection from Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm – 6pm. There will be a limited amount of boxes available each day so Paco Tapas recommends getting your orders in at least 24 hours in advance to avoid disappointment. Call the restaurant to place your order.
3. The Ox
Bringing the experience home, fans of The Ox can now enjoy their food in the comfort of their own living rooms via Hyde and Co’s website. Choose from The Ox’s set menu for two which includes a salt pig curing charcuterie board, a 30 oz Buxton’s dry aged bone in rib steak to share with fries, leeks & greens with garlic herb oil and green peppercorn sauce, as well as a chocolate salt caramel delice with crème chantilly and walnut praline. Or you can order their Sunday roast as well as their famous mac and cheese, sticky ribs, and a selection of beef cuts. The set menu costs £65 for two, and you can add a bottle of wine or two to your cart as well.
Allowing customers to try their own hand at pizza making, Pizzarova is bringing DIY lockdown kits including ready-proofed dough, tomato sauce, cheese and, of course, the all important cooking instructions. It’s the perfect way to have the fresh-out-of-the-oven experience at home while the restaurant is closed – and you can take all the credit. Win-win. The kits make pizza for two, and can be ordered on Bristol Pantry for just £10.95.
Providing the opportunity to experience their infamous dumplings at home this lockdown, Eatchu has created bags of their very own dumplings for you to make from home. Plus, there’s no tricky folding involved! Choose from chicken, pork, triple mushroom or roasted broccoli gyozas which you can order via Bristol Pantry. All you need is some soy, hoisin or sweet chilli sauce to dip those dumplings in and you can replicate the restaurant experience in the comfort of our own homes.
6. Little Hollows Pasta
Bristol’s independent and artisan pasta makers, Little Hollows Pasta Co, will be serving up their very own lockdown kits – each packed with everything you need to make a delicious pasta dish. And it only takes five minutes! The menu includes a meat option to serve two which includes their weekly special meat sauce, fresh pasta, charcuterie and parmesan to finish (£14.75), and a vegetarian option of handmade yolk rich tagliatelle with a roast porcini, chestnut mushroom, tarragon and lemon cream sauce (£14.50)
7. Honest Burgers
The restaurant recently dropped 50 of these bad boys on November 10, so fans of Honest Burgers can experience the flavours at home, with two buns, two Honest patties, cheese, bacon, herbs, sauces and even a bottle of bourbon to wash it all down with. The lockdown kits cost £24, plus £6 postage, with three options to choose from and are available to purchase on their website.
[Featured Image: Honest Burgers]