Great restaurant experiences to try at home during lockdown

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Great restaurant experiences to try at home during lockdown

Restaurants have certainly taken a hit during the last few weeks of lockdown and to counter this, many of them have reinvented their menus to offer similar dining experiences at home.

In a bid to support their staff, chefs have adapted their businesses to offer us the restaurant experience at home. From build-you-own pizza boxes to multi-course fine dining menus, here’s a list of some of the most exciting things to order right now – most of which, you won’t find on a delivery app. This list is a work in progress. If you know of someone we’ve missed, please leave a comment.

Cape Town
West Coast and Winelands
Johannesburg
Pretoria
Durban

Cape Town

7 Colours Eatery


Nolu Dube Cele’s stall can normally be found at the St George’s Market in the Cape Town CBD, where she’s got a cult following for her outrageously delicious traditional South African dishes.

What’s on offer: create your own Seven colour experience by choosing from their menu of meat (think lamb ulusu, slow-cooked beef stew, umleqwa or tangy chicken sosaties with amasi dressing), sides (spinach with onions and peppers, mashed butternut, pickled beets, Nolu’s bean chakalaka, umngqusho omhlophe), veg staples (umfino, baked lentil bobotie, red sorghum with roasted onion, peppers, chickpeas and sundried tomatoes,) and home-made breads (amagwinya, amarostile and ujeqe).

How to order: WhatsApp 083 729 7816 and check out specials on Instagram: @sevencolours_eatery

Seven Colour samp salad. Photo by Marianne Bellstedt

Bao Down

This Gardens spot has a reputation for their incredibly tasty bao menu. Chef Graham Oldfield and wife Philippa have reopened, to offer the menu for pick-up.

What’s on offer: Pork belly bao, stellar prawn toast, and fried chicken bao. Order a double-helping of the umami-packed gochujang aubergine skewers and the lemon miso tart for pudding.

How to order: WhatsApp 066 022 1165 for same day pick-up between 4pm and 8pm. Check out their most recent menu on Instagram (@baodownrestaurant).

Between Us

Twin sister duo Jesse and Jamie Friedberg have opened up an online deli and store for their moreish mains and stellar pantry goods.

What’s on offer: The online delicatessen is stocked with everything from blackberry geranium jam to grapefruit curd. There are also main dishes such as pappardelle and oxtail ragu and beef brisket, along with scones, pistachio cake and all manner of other sweet treats.

How to order: Place your order on the website, for delivery every Tuesday and Friday. (Orders cut off on Sundays and Wednesdays at 10pm).

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

The partnership between Ivor Jones and Liam Tomlin has seen this Constantia restaurant go from strength to strength.

What’s on offer: Tapas for two is back with Beau Pick up and Go! New menus will be announced each Monday, but might include the likes of smoked dry aged sirloin tataki, Thai yellowtail sashimi, coal-seared tuna and rolled and stuffed lamb shoulder. Secret sauces and sambals are also available to add to your order.

The price: R800 for tapas for two

How to order: Book a pick-up time by emailing cw@beauconstantia.com. Collections run Thursday to Sunday, 12pm to 7pm

Den Anker

Located in the V&A Waterfront, Den Anker is famous for their Belgian beer collection and pub-style dishes that range from South African favourites to great seafood.

What’s in the box: Try your hand at cooking some of Den Anker’s most popular dishes with their DIY boxes. You will get all the ingredients you need as well as a recipe card. Dishes include mussels with all the trimming, wagyu beef burgers gambas pili pili. Belgian waffles are included in all boxes. Delivery is available across Cape Town.

The price: R265 – R325

How to order: denanker.co.za

Emma Hofmans

Private chef and consultant Emma Hofmans, formerly of Hallelujah fame, is delivering  wholesome home-cooked heat-and-eat dishes right to your door.

What’s on offer: From prawns with sake-steamed mussels and black urad dhal, to chicken yakitori and, of course, her famous bao, you are quite literally spoiled for choice with Emma’s ever-changing menu. Follow her on Instagram to see what’s cooking.

How to order: via Whatsapp to 0766025422

El Burro

This Green Point restaurant is famous for their delicious (and most authentic) tacos, quesadillas and churros.

What’s in the box: El Burro’s Taco kits have everything you need to assemble your favourite tacos. You get hand-pressed corn tortillas, sauces, salsas and your choice of fillings ranging from spicy beans to fried fish. They also have vegan cheese and sour cream. Deliveries are done across Cape Town and to Stellenbosch/Somerset West on Fridays. You can also collect orders at 81 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town or at New Church St & Kloof Nek Rd, Tamboerskloof.

The price: R250 – R750, Delivery fee ranges from R15 to R50

How to order: Whatsapp 076 896 6666 to place your order.

Essentials by Ryan Cole

The Salsify chef offers a 3-course box delivery, plus a range of pantry goods from aioli to passionfruit curd and brioche bread.

What’s in the box: The changing menu might include roasted baby beetroots, goat’s cheese and sherry mousse, a coconut chicken curry and apple and almond cake.

The price: R395 for 2 people, R50 delivery

How to order: essentialsbyryancole@gmail.com

Foxcroft

The Constantia eatery is bringing their delicious food to your door in the form of curated at-home meal boxes.

What’s on offer: The menu changes weekly so keep an eye on their Instagram page, but you can expect to see things like tuna ceviche, pork belly with aged kimchi and banana cake with caramel and creameaux.

How to order: via their website.

FYN

Known for its Kaiseki-style dining and innovative dishes, this city bowl restaurant is one of the top fine-dining eateries in the country.

What’s in the box: Based on local, seasonal ingredients, the FYN at Home experience consists of five courses. Expect dishes like gamefish tataki & tartare, chestnut mushroom ragout and camembert cheesecake. Heating and plating instructions are included and the menu changes seasonally.

The price: R595 (You can also do a Caviar Experience for R1200, tuck into Lockdown Nigiri for R320 or add a cocktail to your order for R90.)

How to order: Call 021 286 2733, Whatsapp  071 559 0304, email orders@fynrestaurant.com or visit fynrestaurant.com/shop.  Deliveries and collections are done the day after ordering. Collect at Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament St, Cape Town City Centre

Good to Gather

Jess Shepherd and Luke Grant, formerly of The Table at De Meye fame are offering curated boxes of homemade treats and farm produce.

What’s on offer: The weekly box changes depending on the veggies Jess gets hold of but they’ll often include things like yoghurt from Gay’s dairy, fresh eggs, sourdough, cultured butter, farm fresh fruit and veggies, as well as pies and chocolate chip cookie dough and even salted caramel.

How to order: via their website.

Grub and Vine

Matt Manning’s Bree Street restaurant has gone virtual. A five-course DIY menu is available for delivery or collection from Thursday to Saturday. The interactive bit comes in when you need to make your own starter and main following Matt’s video tutorial.

What’s in the box: The changing menu might include canapes, chicken liver parfait amuse bouche, a pan-roast hake for starters, grass-fed sirloin for mains and a dark chocolate torte for dessert.

The price: R625 per person

How to order: online http://www.mattmanningchef.com/virtual-dining/

Janse & Co

Offering casual fine-dining at its best, chef Arno Janse van Rensburg’s Janse & Co normally offers tasting menus that celebrate fresh, local & seasonal ingredients.

What’s in the box: Janse at Home offers artisanal food bags filled with delicious deli items for you to snack on and a curated veggie boxes with prepared ingredients and a suggested recipe. Deliveries are done between 4 pm – 6:30 pm. Collections at 75 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

The price: R210 – R600, Delivery R30 – R50

How to order: Order at janseco.com.

La Colombe

This Constantia fine dining spot is Eat Out’s current number 1 restaurant in the country.

What’s on offer: a nine-course fine-dining menu including highlights like the signature tuna “La Colombe”, Karoo lamb with salsa verde and Jerusalem artichoke and individual garden to end each meal.

The price: R750 per person, with the option to add a R100 donation to the staff.

How to order: Place an order on the website for pick-up or delivery.

La Tete

Giles Edwards’ Bree Street restaurant is known for turning nose-to-tail food into something we crave, and has made Eat Out’s Top 20 list.

What’s in the box: The menu changes weekly, but might include chicken liver pate with sourdough bread, a chicken-and-leek pie and almond raspberry tarts. Keep an eye on @giles.edwards on Instagram for the week’s menu. Deliveries are currently Thursdays and Fridays, but there are plans to expand.

How to order: Contact Giles on Instagram.

Luke Dale-Roberts Gourmet Hamper

The force behind The Test Kitchen, Pot Luck Club and Salsify at the Roundhouse, Luke Dale-Roberts is one of the country’s most decorated and celebrated chefs and now you can recreate the magic of the Test Kitchen group at home with a range of hampers.

What’s on offer: Rather than a single, multi-course meal, these luxury hampers contain goods for multiple meals. These include options like chicken liver and porcini mushroom parfait, beef bourguignon and salt-baked celeriac and truffle salad. The hampers change weekly and are available in Cape Town and Joburg. Cape Town deliveries are done two days after orders are placed. Joburg deliveries are done on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Price: Hamper A: R1 800 | Hamper B: R3 000 | Hamper C: R4 500 | Hamper D (vegetarian): R1 500 | Hamper E (pescatarian) R3 500 (There is also deli shop where you can build your own box and buy selected items that you would like to try. Lukedalerobertsdeli.com)

Delivery: Cape Town: R100 – R250 | Joburg: R750

How to order: lukedaleroberts.com/hampers

Pitso’s Kitchen

Pitso Monate’s traditional African food used to have a home in Long Street, but now you can find it at the Old Biscuit Mill.

What’s on offer: A changing menu of traditional dishes, including oxtail, tripe, chicken feet, pork, trotters with samp, steamed bread and chakalaka. Check out the menu on Instagram: @pitsos_kitchenza.

How to order: Place an order the day before via WhatsApp on 061 495 8668

Publik Wine Bar

David Cope’s trendy wine bar has rebranded temporarily as a fried chicken and wine merchant.

What’s on offer: Fried chicken sandwiches on Jason Bakery brioche or fried cauli sandwiches, for the vegetarians. There are also sides and a double-choc chunk cookie. The spectacular wine list is also available at retail prices for delivery with your order.

The price: R85 for the fried chicken or fried cauli sarmies.

How to order: Call 079 284 2975 from 12 pm, for delivery or collection from Wednesday to Saturday 3pm to 8pm.
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Randles & Son

The Commissary may have closed, but power couple Juliet and Wes Randles have created Randles & Son, a consulting and private dining company that shares their expertise and passion for food.

What’s in the box: The three-course menu changes weekly. Past dishes include slow-roast pork shoulder, wild rosemary focaccia, burnt leeks and herb leaf salad and lemon polenta torte. Deliveries are done on Thursday in Cape Town CBD and surrounds and on Fridays in Constantia and neighbouring suburbs.

The price: R370 – R450 per 2 people. Delivery R30 for CBD and Surrounds, free delivery in Constantia

How to order: Email juliet@randlesandson.com

Sepial’s Kitchen

You’re spoiled for choice here as you can either recreate Sepial’s delicious Korean food at home with her clever cooking kits, or you can let the professionals do the cooking with her curated takeaway menu.

What’s on offer: Anything from an easy-to-DIY Korean-fried chicken kit, or sushi kit, or ready-to-cook bao buns. Follow her on Instagram to keep up.

How to order: via the website.

The General Store

This Bree Street cafe may have a tiny space, but Colette Robert and her team have developed a cult following for their Ottolenghi-style salads, home-cooked meat dishes and glorious chocolate brownies.

What’s on offer: A selection of pies and bakes – from beef lasagne to butternut, cauliflower and chickpea curry, as well as provisions such as the famous brownies, pecan choc chip cookie dough and pork sausage rolls.

The price: R130-R185 for main meals for two to three people

How to order: Email info@the-generalstore.co.za before 5pm on Wednesdays for collection on Thursdays and Fridays between 12pm and 2pm

The Shop

This cosy neighbourhood bistro has made their comforting dishes available for takeaway, as well as some exciting extras.

What’s on offer: As with their regular modus operandi, the menu here changes often, depending on what’s in season, but you can look forward to enjoy their famous chicken schnitzel, beef burgers and gnocchi at home, as well as ramen and even fried chicken. They’ve also set up a tidy deli and pantry menu that includes frozen soups and cassoulet, and hot sauces, mayos and chutneys too. Follow them on Instagram for their most recent menus.

How to order: Whatsapp on 0837825240.

Tjing Tjing

Owner Ilse Koekemoer and chef Christi Semczyszyn’s love of Japan and Japanese cuisine comes through in some magnificent Asian dishes.

What’s on offer: Think incredible boxes of omakase, chicken katsu and Teriyaki fish donburi, uncooked mushroom gyoza, omakase boxes and cheesecake. Also on sale: wine, sake and bottled cocktails.

The price: Varies from R230 for an 18-piece omakase box to R95 for an 8-piece mochi box.

How to order: Call  on 021 422 4920 from 12pm to order and arrange a pick-up time for same day pick-up Monday to Friday, or, if you’re based in the City Bowl or Atlantic Seaboard, order delivery on their website. You can also reach the team on orders@tjingtjing.co.za.

Upper Bloem

The eatery known for their modern Cape tapas has pivoted to create UBtoGo, a curation of their existing menu available for takeaway and delivery.

What’s on offer: This week’s menu includes a coconut chicken curry, Andre’s rotis, a warm winter salad and sweet treats. Keep an eye on their Instagram page for more menus.

How to order: via their website.

West Coast and Winelands

Chef’s Warehouse at Maison

Liam Tomlin’s Franschhoek outpost is normally known for its tapas-for-two concept, but right now, they’ve got other plans.

What’s on offer: On Thursdays and Fridays, Maison Marketplace will be operating for you to shop from their deli. Choose from farm-made charcuterie, butters, salts and spices, pickles, preserves, local cheeses and chocolates. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can come and pick up take-home meals cooked outside on the open flames. Think lamb on the spit, oxtail nachos and spicy steak sandwiches. You can also pick lemons from the trees and herbs from our growing garden. Coffees and fresh bakery items will be on offer, as well as fresh vegetables from our favourite local and organic suppliers. Safety protocols and social distancing rules will apply. Maison is also part of an auction with Franschhoek Culinaire to help raise funds for Isabelo’s feeding scheme, as well as restaurants in the area. Visit their site to find out more.

How to order: To shop the deli, visit Maison Estate, from 10am to 4pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Take out meals are available from 11:30am on Saturdays and Sundays. Email cw.maison@gmail.com for any queries.

Gåte at Quoin Rock

Molecular gastronomy is the name of the game at Gåte restaurant at Quoin Rock wine estate, where head chef Nicole Loubser offers a fine-dining experience with dishes from across the globe.

What’s on offer: Enjoy a three-course meal consisting of international dishes, including Borscht, beef wellington, Oryx Wellington and cheesecake. The menu changes every two weeks and can be found on Gåte’s Instagram @gate_at_quoin_rock

The price: R400 per person (minimum order for two people). R50 delivery fee for Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. R100 delivery fee for Cape Town City Bowl and surrounds.

How to order: Whatsapp 082 499 5101

Jordan Restaurant

George Jardine is the award-winning chef behind Jordan Restaurant and Restaurant Jardine in Stellenbosch. He and his team are offering two options – Jardine at Home and the Jordan Sunday lunch.

Jardine at Home (Wed to Saturday)

Deliveries within 20km radius of Stellenbosch, Northern suburbs, CT and Southern Suburbs on Thursday.

The changing menu might include ashed ciabatta, Tiger prawn and parsley risotto, a choice of mains (think herb-crusted hake, pork cheek or brown mushroom tart), sides including broccoli with anchovy dressing, potato rosti, Jordan salad and a pavlova with Dalsig lemon curd for pudding.

The price: Around R275 per person

How to order: email info@restaurantjardine.co.za

Jordan Sunday Lunch

Deliveries to winelands and greater Cape Town

The changing menu might include ashed ciabatta, Saldanha Bay mussels, coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger and garlic, beef Wellington with mushroom duxelle and red wine plus and sides including roast sweet potato with honey butter, green bean salad with crispy garlic and Jordan salad, followed by Valrhona chocolate and hazelnut royaltine.

The price: Around R350 per person

How to order: email info@restaurantjardine.co.za

 

Leopard’s Leap

Enjoy the winery’s famous rotisserie and harvest table from the comfort of your own home.

What’s on offer: Depending on the week  you can look forward to slow-cooked lamb with generous sides, as well as the option to add breads, fudge or chocolate mousse.

How to order: via their website.

Overture

Award-winning chef Bertus Basson creates modern South African cuisine with a global twist at his celebrated restaurants, including Overture, Eike, Spek en Bone and De Vrije Burger.

What’s in the box: Bertus is offering two different 3-course boxes: Bertus se Huiskos and Overture. The menu changes weekly and you can expect dishes like slow-cooked beef short rib, smoked pork loin and Eike pear and almond cake. Delivery is available to the Northern Suburbs on Wednesdays and Saturday and to the Southern Suburbs and CBD on Thursdays and Saturdays.

The price: +\- R480 for 2 (prices fluctuate slightly depending on menu). Delivery is R50

How to order: Email info@dineatoverture.co.za for Overture and info@bertusbasson.com for Bertus se Huiskos boxes. Whatsapp 076 377 5270 for both offerings.

Pierneef à La Motte

Enjoy Chef Eric Bulpitt’s menu with a choice of a meat or vegetarian main course, seasonal sides and salads and decadent desserts at your own dinner table.

What’s on offer: Choose between roast free-range chicken with an onion glaze or the vegetarian celeriac “pastrami” with Jerusalem artichoke velouté and pickled celeriac. Sides include an organic Lowerland grain salad, grandma’s pumpkin tart, baby gem and Parmesan salad and La Motte’s famed rosemary focaccia with tomato hummus. Add your choice of a traditional dessert or pantry treat, kiddies meals and La Motte wines.

How to order:  via their website.

Wolfgat

Named Best Restaurant in the World at 2019 The World Restaurant Awards, Kobus van der Merwe’s Paternoster restaurant is famous for its foraged West Coast produce.

What’s in the box: Enjoy homemade bread and butter, seasonal snacks and three courses including mussel soup, Verlorenvlei lamb and a DIY dessert. As a treat, chef-patron Kobus van der Merve includes a limited edition print of one of his paintings of the Wolfgat view and a music playlist to help recreate the restaurant atmosphere at home. Available for delivery in the West Coast and Cape Town.

The price: R900 – Delivery to Cape Town R150

How to order: Visit wolfgat.co.za or email diewolfgat@gmail.com

Johannesburg

Aurum

This Sandton restaurant has reimagined their refined menu in the form of clever picnic boxes that are available for delivery.

What’s on offer: In addition to an a la carte menu, Aurum is offering home picnics. Choose from a selection of breads, patés, crudités, dips, cheese, charcuterie, preserves, sweet treats and drinks

The price: varies, depending on order. Minimum order value R100 if within 15km of Sandton, or R250 within 25km, delivery R50.

How to order: visit aurumrestaurant.co.za

Bambanani

This kid-friendly restaurant is selling a family dish of the day as well as frozen kids meals, cakes and desserts – plus you can order craft and toy supplies from them too, to keep your kids busy during lockdown.

What’s on offer: Family dishes might include cottage pie, while the kids’ menu includes frozen pizza, mac and cheese and chicken and rice pilaf. Toys include a sand art pack, puzzles and memory game

The price: R120 – R160 for the family meal of the day

How to order: visit their site for all information. Orders for the ‘family dish of the day’ must be placed by 15h00 the day before.

Bellagio Illovo

Look forward to restaurant-quality meals at home with Bellagio’s delivery menu.

What’s on offer: A carefully selected menu is available for order, with dishes such as French onion soup, oxtail and red wine stew and linguine with bacon, chicken and pesto. Find their full menu on their Facebook page.

How to order: Whatsapp or phone 084 250 0817.

Coalition Pizza

This Rosebank restaurant is known for their Neopolitan-style pizzas

What’s on offer: In addition to hot ready-made pizzas, and frozen pizzas, Coalition is offering DIY pizza kits. The kit includes dough, crushed italian tomatoes, mozzarella and your choice of fresh toppings.

How to order: Call Parkwood (010 900 4987), Sandton (078 230 5708) or Blairgowrie (065 862 7675) to place your order, or order on UberEats.

DW Eleven-13

This Dunkeld West restaurant is known for fine dining cuisine where head chef Marthinus Ferreira blurs the lines between experimental and nostalgic.

What’s on offer: Rather than creating a takeaway menu, Dw eleven-13 are prepping full meals that serve between two and four people. These include dishes like duck cassoulet, Cajun prawn broil and roast beef with all the trimmings. The menu changes weekly and they do deliveries and kerbside collection at Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Jan Smuts & Bompas Str, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg

How to order: visit their website for all information on menus and to place an order

Farro

The resilient Illovo eatery might have shut their doors, but they’re not done yet. The husband-and-wife duo is now delivering takeaway versions of their famous menu.

What’s on offer: The boxes can include a bruschetta kit, beef Bourguignon with mash and chocolate mousse, as well ready-to-bake cookie dough and Negronis as add ons.

How to order: WhatsApp 0716184352.

Food I love you

Run by ex-ad agency account manager Mpho Phalane, Food I love you is an experiential catering company and pop-up restaurant in Victoria Yards. Under lockdown, they’re offering Sunday feast menus.

What’s in the box: The menu changes weekly, but is designed with an arrangement of bread, dips, grain salads and stews, with meat dishes as an optional add on. The dishes are rooted in African cuisine with influences from around Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Past dishes have included slow-cooked brisket, a coconut chicken curry with sweet potato dumplings, as well as lavash and cucumber kimchi, chargrilled been, avo and black-eyed bean salad.

The price: Varies depending on protein choices, but ranges from R465 to R980 for a family of 4

How to order: Whatsapp Mpho on 081 835 011

Food I love you

Il Contadino

James Diack’s farm-to-table restaurant is offering deli items from his farm, Brightside, and frozen meals, in addition to their takeaway options on UberEats.

What’s on offer: Order some of Brightside Farm’s pork or lamb bangers, seasonal chutneys and organic eggs, or a frozen lasagne, chicken pie, or shepherd’s pie.

How to order: Check out their full menu on Instagram and call 010 900 1363 to order.

La Boqueria

The small plates eatery is now making their famous dishes available to enjoy at home.

What’s on offer: Weekly ‘feasts’ are available, such as oxtail stew, complete with corn on the cob, bacon-wrapped dates and green salad. Visit their website for each week’s menu.

How to order: Contact them via their website

Les Creatifs

Wandile Mabaso’s Sandton restaurant is offering their inventive food for delivery.

What’s on offer: Think grilled chicken like you’ve never had it before with potato salad and a baguette, or 24 hour braised oxtail with black truffle mash, beetroot and ricotta. Check out their full menu on their website.

How to order: Via their website.

Malie’s ice cream

Founded by Dr Tracy Nelwamondo, this plant-focused, dairy and gluten-free ice cream celebrates indigenous African ingredients.

What’s on offer: Think flavours like marula shake, marula nut butter, chocolate, berry, caramel and mint chocolate.

The price: R270, plus R20 delivery. Payment via EFT only.

How to order: DM @maliesicecream on Instagram or WhatsApp 082 055 5731.

Onside Events

This well-loved catering company has expanded into delivering authentic, tasteful heat-and-eat cuisine to your door.

What’s on offer: The menu changes regularly, so it’s advised to follow them on Facebook. Their hearty fare includes chicken and mushroom pies, Moroccan-style lamb tagines and tikka chicken  bunny chows.

How to order: email colette@onsideevents.co.za or WhatsApp 071 610 4994.

Pomodoro

A family-friendly restaurant, Pomodoro offers traditional Italian food and has a deli where you can get take-ways and deli goods

What’s in the box: Rather than just ordering a pizza, Pomodoro is offering pizza kits with everything you need to make your favourite at home. Most of their regular pizzas are available as kits and include instructions on how to make a perfect pizza and all the packaging used is biodegradable and compostable. Find the menu at pomodororestaurant.co.za

The Price: R46 – R135, Delivery R25 – R50

How to order: Call 011 883 1854  WhatsApp 067 396 6306

Publik Wine Bar Joburg

Created for wine lovers, Publik stocks an impressive array of lesser-known and unusual wines.

What’s on offer: Publik Joburg has a range of boxes that are filled with essentials. Choose from the produce box, deli box and pantry boxes that have top quality, artisanal items sourced from local suppliers. Boxes can be delivered or collected at 2 Bolton Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

The Price: R380 – R648

How to order: Whatsapp 073 899 4816

Roving Bantu Kitchen

Sifiso Ntuli’s Brixton restaurant opened up a soup kitchen to help feed their local community, and launched a Thundafund to support their staff, but you can also support them by ordering their food via delivery.

What’s on offer: Order your favourite dish – choose from lamb trotters, dombolo, slow-cooked beef, samp, mala mogodu, or carrot cake. Also available: CBD infused cordials. Plus, check out their Afro Freedom Bookclub, which now takes place via Zoom. For a full list, check out their Facebook page.

The price: Prices range from R75 to R95 per portion. Free delivery within a 6km radius, R100 for anywhere further afield.

How to order: Whatsapp 083 235 3076 or 072 223 2648 between 12 and 6pm to place your order.

Saigon Suzy

While they can’t offer you a place to sing karaoke, Saigon Suzy is making sure you won’t miss their food with delivery options as well as dim sum kits.

What’s on offer: Their dim sum kits come ready for cooking, along with instructions for either steaming them or turning them into potstickers. They’ve also got a condensed version of their menu available for takeaways.

How to order: via their website.

Sin + Tax

The speakeasy’s door might be closed, but the bar certainly isn’t as the team is making their famous cocktails available for enjoyment as home.

What’s on offer: Happy hour is about to get a lot more interesting with Sin +Tax’s range of perfectly blended bottled cocktails. Choose from four of their iconic tipples such as Leaf Litter, their take on a local G ‘n T, an Afrogroni – a negroni made using local ingredients, Cape Old Fashioned and dry Martini.

How to order: via email.

The Counter

The beloved Joburg-based catering company has changed gear and is now offering various curated food boxes.

What’s on offer: There are a number of different boxes, such as a brunch or burger box, a chicken pie kit or a simple produce box.

How to order: For a full list of their boxes and to place an order, pop them an email on eat@thecounter.co.za.

The Leopard

Andrea Burgenar’s famed 44 Stanley store is offering next-day delivery.

What’s on offer: From straight-up chicken pie, to vigour bowls and creamy cauliflower soup, the ready meals menu is a feast of comfort food. Also stock up on sweet treats – from super rich chocolate brownies to sugar-free lemon cheesecake, there’s something for everyone. While you’re there, pop into the online wine bar, and pick up some Dalewood brie or grass-fed milk for your fridge.

How to order: through the website or email admin@leopardfoodcompany.com.

WhyCook

Entrepreneurs Mathapelo Montsho and Yolanda Dlamini’s catering company offers quarantine solutions for tired cooks.

What’s on offer: The menu changes weekly, but might include bean and bone soup with fresh bread, mogodu with samp and beans, and roast veggie soup with fresh bread.

The price: R350 per person for 3-courses, R100-R150 for delivery

How to order: Place your order on their website.

Pretoria

The Black Bamboo

This upmarket Ashlea Gardens spot is open for pick-up and delivery once more.

What’s on offer: A three-course menu, changing weekly. Think grilled broccoli with marinated exotic mushrooms and bearnaise sauce, pork ramen with smoked pork belly and malva pudding with homemade custard.

The price: Depends on weekly menu, around R290 to R270 per person.

How to order: Phone or Whatsapp your order to 084 508 9752

Brasserie de Paris

This French fine dining spot in Waterkloof Ridge is offering takeaways of their classics. Order a la carte or opt for a three course menu experience.

What’s on offer: a choice of two three-course menus. Think French onion soup, slow-roast pork shoulder with caramelized apples and chocolate mousse.

The price: Varies based on menu choice – R495 for two, or R775 for two.

How to order: phone 012 460 35 83 or email info@labrasseriedp.co.za, or DM via social media. Delivery available 7 days a week 11h00-18h30 within a 20km radius.

Culture Club Tapas

This Hazelwood restaurant serves global tapas.

What’s on offer: a range of globally inspired dishes, from butter chicken and rice, Dhow boat calamari stew and Mexican mince nachos. There are also freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and home-baked roast chicken mushroom pies.

The price: R25 for delivery, within 8km of Brooklyn.

How to order: Email info@brunchstreet.co.za or WhatsApp 061 116 6122 to place your order. Order before 5pm the day before.

Fermier

Relive the magic of going out for date night with Fermier’s curated date night boxes.

What’s in the box: The boxes change weekly, so keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages for exact menus. Look forward to freshly baked breads and duck liver parfait, terrines and luscious bouillabaisse for mains, and rum baba or cheesecake for dessert.

How to order: You can Whatsapp your order through, via their website.

HL Culinary Experience

Run by chef Lebo Phala, HL Culinary Experience is supplying high-quality, wholesome meals for the whole family.

What’s on offer: Beautiful sandwiches on fresh crusty bread, crispy lemon chicken and hearty soups are just some of the delicious things on offer. Keep an eye on their Instagram page to see what they’re up to.

How to order: email hlculinary@icloud.com

The Three Ducks – Les Trois Canards

This upmarket Waterkloof restaurant is known for its French-inspired menu.

What’s on offer: A menu of magnificent French-inspired comfort food, from petit cassoulet to duck confit and bouillabaisse. There are also some steakhouse classics like fillet with mustard and brandy sauce and oxtail with red wine and mash.

How to order: Phone or email: 012 346 1458 / 078 800 8608  /manager@lestroiscanards.co.za. Check out their full menu online https://www.thethreeducks.com/deliverymenu

DURBAN

9th Avenue Waterside

This famous Durban restaurant are keeping things casual and downright delicious during lockdown.

What’s on offer: Fish ‘n chips and their signature pear salads are available during the week for collection and on weekends there will be various short menus for delivery. There is a small delivery charge that goes to the waiter. The menu will change each weekend. There will be a special meal hamper for Father’s Day. All the deliveries will be done by 9th Avenue waiters so they can earn an income. Deliveries are available: Morningside, Berea, Glenwood, Durban North, La Lucia, Umhlanga, Westville and the Bluff. The menu changes fairly often, so it’s best to keep an eye on their Instagram or Facebook pages.

How to order: Give them a call on 031 9404627.

LivingRoom at Summerhill Estate

This Pinetown eatery is known for its tasting menus and now you can have the magic at home.

What’s in the box: The LivingRoom basket includes a three-course meal with the option to add extras like kids’ meals and bread. Expect dishes like coq au vin, braised lamb tagine and a selection of soups.  The menu changes weekly and can be viewed on the restaurant’s Instagram and Facebook pages. Delivery available and contact-free collection can be done at Summerhill in Cowies Hill, 9 Belvedale Road, Durban.

The price: R520 for a basket for two, R1 020 for a basket for four.

How to order:  Email info@summerhillkzn.com or WhatsApp 063 529 1966

Lucky Shaker

The party doesn’t stop during lockdown, as the vibey bar now offers home cocktail kits.

What’s on offer: They’re offering a range of delicious prepared cocktails for home, which have been expertly mixed and ready to pour. They’ve also set up #TwoMinuteTastings, which are special selections of their 200-odd bottle whisk(e)y collection. These come in 5 x 50ml servings per tasting pack (selection of 5 different whiskies) and can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home whilst watching 2 minute video clip on all the important info & tasting notes for each whisk(e)y.

How to order: via their website.

Old Town Italy

This Italian restaurant boasts an artisanal bakery, a free-range butchery, a cheese counter and a deli.

What’s on offer: Enjoy traditional dishes Old Town Italy’s Italian meal kits. Choose from meatballs, gnocchi and the restaurants popular Angelo pasta. Burger night is also sorted with their burger kits. Each kit contains what is needed to create the meal plus instructions on how to make them.

The price: R160 – R210, Delivery R30

How to order: Visit oldtown.co.za or WhatsApp 079 282 4521

 

*Offers may change without our knowledge. Please contact the restaurants directly to confirm the offer on the day. This is a work-in-progress and we’d love to hear about more amazing boxes or restaurant experiences on offer. Please let us know in the comments!

**Additional reporting from Jess Spiro and Katharine Pope

Annzra Denita Article by: Annzra Denita

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