- Lifestyle & Sports
- 09 Feb 21
From DIY wonton kits and self-assembly tacos to heat and serve Michelin starred feasts and ready to flip burgers, Hot Press' resident team of foodies have a smorgasbord of great meal ideas from innovative eateries around the country!
6 Cathedral Rd, BT617QX, Armagh.
Award-winning bistro Mulberry is situated opposite the iconic St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh City, and has reopened for business this week - with booking in advance essential. The family-owned business pride themselves in offering a warm and relaxed atmosphere, kind staff, and generous dishes that will leave you feeling sated and happy. Thankfully for the locals, Mulberry is still open for takeaway on Sundays between the hours of 9am and 3pm, with lunch from 12pm midday onwards.
The bistro's most recent Sunday lunch featured their 5oz Sirloin Steak Sandwich Served on Ciabatta Bread with Chips, Caramelised Onions and Peppered Sauce. A main roast dinner is sold for just £8.50, or you can get two courses (starter or dessert with dinner) for £11 or three courses for £14. It's a worthy bargain.
Email [email protected] or call +44 28 37510128 to order your Sunday lunch.
Saint Anne's Square, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.
Tony and Andrea from Belfast’s Coppi Restaurant were offering ‘At Home With Coppi’ meals while their doors remain closed during lockdown, but are now reopened for business. For those of you unable to secure a table but missing your Coppi fix, the business are happy to offer their entire menu as a Hot Food Takeaway Service available during opening hours at 15% discounted prices.
Their signature Duck Ragu, Prawn Ravioli and Butternut Squash Tortellini are among the most mouth-watering recent list of options. Coppi's current opening hours include Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, Sunday from 1pm to 8pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm to 9pm.
Mourne Seafood Bar At Home
34-36 Bank St, Belfast
Belfast’s Mourne Seafood Bar is a perennially popular haunt for those with a passion for locally caught fish. Their menu of excellent grub offered at reasonable prices has pleased the tastebuds and wallets of many punters over the years including Ed Sheeran and his Game Of Thrones colleagues.
Luckily for the population of Belfast, Mourne are offering collection and takeaway meals for at-home dining on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - once you make your choice by 10am on the day. Delivery takes place on Friday nights only, with a £20 minimum spend plus £5 for delivery. The restaurant in Belfast is open for dining, while Dundrum is operating their takeaway and at home services.
From Paella, Salt and Chilli Squid, Tuscan Prawns, Chowder and their salty Lobster Burger to Mourne’s Basque-style Mussels, Fish Pie and Seabass Fillet; customers have a truly wonderful world of seafood options to choose from.
+44 28 9024 8544
Lennon's @ VISUAL At Home
Old Dublin Rd, Graigue, Carlow
Dynamic, eclectic food is served in this contemporary style restaurant located in the VISUAL Arts Centre in the surroundings of Carlow College. Lennon's are now offering their At Home dishes for the duration of lockdown on Fridays from 4pm until 7pm and Saturdays from 10am until 12.30pm.
All of Lennon’s At Home dishes are pre-cooked, served chilled and simply require reheating after collection. Past favourites include Pork & Fennel Meatballs, Poached Haddock & Red Tail Prawn Gratin; Lamb Rogan Josh Curry; Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder & Chorizo Casserole; Roast Sweet Potato, Aubergine & Puy Lentil Moussaka; Lennon’s Beef Lasagne with Garlic Ciabatta and Meylers Natural Smoked Haddock & Cod Gratin.
Henry’s Bistro At Home
Market Street, Clonroad Beg, Ennis. Clare
If you’re looking for a hearty dinner, this elegant Banner County bistro and wine bar always comes up trumps. The cooking has an emphasis on local produce and is packed with flavour - despite occasionally only including three or four ingredients. Henry’s are offering takeaway meals every Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 8.15pm - with a selection of excellent wines and craft beers also available.
Choose between Fish and Chips, Scampi and Chips or Calamari and Chips with Tartare Sauce or try out Henry’s Confit Duck Leg, Cheese and Bacon Burger or Chicken Fillet Burger. They won’t leave you high and dry if you have a sweet tooth - with Chocolate Cake and Bread & Butter Pudding also on the Henry’s At Home menu.
(065) 689 9393
Ali’s Kitchen at Home
Rory Gallagher Place, Paul St, Centre, Cork
This hugely popular city centre brunching and lunching institution has adapted to the Covid-19 times perfectly. The café-restaurant is offering Finish at Home Brunch Boxes full of delicious treats. Open as a deli, don’t miss their prized Cinnamon Buns every Friday and Saturday mornings from 9.30am-3pm, or Sunday from 11.30-2pm - they’re a People’s Republic favourite. Presided over by chef Ali Honour, the place regularly showcases local produce.
To pre-order your At Home brunch box via email: [email protected] (24 hours notice required), with payment on collection.
(021) 239 0681)
Pompeii Pizza at the Franciscan Well Brewery Bar, Cork
Renowned for creating some of the best authentic, wood-fired pizza in Cork city, Pompeii Pizza at the 'Fran Well' are are now open for outdoor dining and for pizza collection. Their Cork outdoor dining is available from 3pm to 10pm daily with click & collect from 3pm to 9pm daily. Kerry's Pompeii Pizza is open from 5pm to 9pm on Wednesdays to Sundays.
With vegan choices and a wide range of sides, you can't go wrong. You won’t have long to wait in the collection area – once your pizza goes in the oven, it cooks in under two minutes.
Tel: 087 656 8246
Cask Cork At Home
48 MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork.
This art deco addition to the Hotel Isaacs family offers gastro eats to go with its extensive wine and cocktail lists. With the uncertainty of the current times, why not allow yourself to have your pick of flavour-filled options this weekend? Black Kale Tempura, Tonkatsu Prawns, Bulgogi, Cod Croquettes, Quesadilla de Carne, Tortilla de Patatas Y Setas have all been previous tasty dishes on offer - with a dessert of Chocolate Tarte - or a vegetarian option is available with Quesadilla de Patatas, Mushroom Bulgogi and Tonkatsu Asparagus.
Cask are now open for outdoor dining, with an extensive cocktail and eats menu, but takeaway for collection is still on offer (Thank God!).
Email [email protected]
Chestnut Restaurant’s ‘Sticks & Twigs’ Takeaway
The Chestnut Tree, Staball Hill, Ballydehob, Cork.
Schull native Rob Krawczyk has struck gold with this intimate restaurant housed inside an old village pub, which now offers an ever-evolving ‘Sticks & Twigs’ At Home menu. The Michelin people like the place so much they gave the newcomer a star at the first time of asking. The take out menu consists of local produce which reflects the current season, with three course meal options changing every couple of weeks.
Hot Press previously tasted Rob’s Kohlrabi with Young Buck, Squid Cracker & Dill and Beef with Quails Egg & Tapioca - and the results were incredible. Food is to be pre-ordered in advance, with individual collection times being allocated to each order to ensure social distancing. Phone orders are accepted on Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm to 4pm, with collection times offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Krawczyk is currently offering a set 3-course meal for two at the price of €72. His restaurant officially reopens on July 7th, get yourself a booking ASAP!
Elbow Lane Feast At Home
Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
For barbeque fans looking to go to heaven, this lively Brew & Smoke House serves up some of the best wood-grilled steaks in town. They also brew their own beers with the 4.4% Angel Stout giving Murphy’s and Beamish a serious run for their money. Thankfully, Elbow Lane have created an amazing takeaway offer for their local fans, available for click and collect or walk up orders on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm until 8.30pm. They've reopened their restaurant for outdoor dining too.
Their delicious menu has previously included Rosscarbery Pork Belly Rib, Ballinwillin Goat Sausage, Skeaghanore Duck Leg with Szechuan Rub, Low Smoked Brisket Roll with Rojak Sauce, Smoked Potato Salad, Bread & Butter Pickled Fennel, Mixed leaf Salad, Smoked Pigtail Braised Beans, beer Battered Butternut Squash, Grilled Flatbread and Angel Stout.
Tel: (021) 239 0479
The Glass Curtain - At Home
Thompson House, MacCurtain St, Cork
The Old Thompson’s Bakery was once a culinary institution and part of Cork’s DNA since 1826, but is now home to gorgeous restaurant The Glass Curtain. Chef-proprietor Brian Murray’s two-person taster meals are an affordable weekend takeaway option with delicious results - but their final edition is upcoming. Including vegetarian options on their ever-changing menus, The Glass Curtain also sells wine and Cotton Ball craft beers to go.
The last weekend of The Glass Curtain At Home is coming towards us fast ahead of their official reopening, don't miss out on the The Final Weekend With Miso Aubergine: Black sesame milk buns, smoked ricotta Tandoori carrots, labneh, toasted bulgur Miso aubergine, oyster mushrooms, yuzu cream sauce, Hispi cabbage gratin, crispy potato terrine, celeriac and green apple puree White chocolate and kaffir lime mousse, Bushby’s strawberries Chocolate chip cookies and salted caramel sauce for €65.
Toast Food Truck
The Olde Faery Trail, Ballinlough Park, Cork
Not content with being a trained windsurfing and white water kayaking instructor, lifeguard, hen party coordinator, artist and actor who played Michael Collins in Rebellion, multitasking Leesider Sebastian Thommen has bagged himself a Credit Union loan and converted a 1960s horsebox trailer into the Toast food truck.
Currently residing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm on the Old Faery Trail in Cork’s Ballinlough Park, his artisan ingredient list includes Toonsbridge Dairy smoked scamorza, Macroom buffalo mozzarella, Gubbeen, Ardsallagh goats feta, Declan Ryan’s Arbutus Bread, Tom Durcan spiced beef, his own roasted garlic mayo and Ballymaloe Relish.
His range of Stone Valley Roasters coffees are served in compostable cups, and he’s looking post-pandemic to operate as a wedding snack and champagne/Pimms bar.
Fisk Donegal To Go
The Harbour Bar, Downings, Donegal
Housed in a historic old man’s bar and boasting stunning views of the extremely wild Atlantic, Tony Richardson and Lina Reppert have a Midas touch when it comes to all things briny. The picturesque postcard village setting paired with the unforgettable taste of their food makes Fisk a special place - and now they’ve got takeaway options. Voted Best Newcomer in Donegal in 2019, don’t miss out on their Scarpello Sourdough Toast and Smoked Haddock Soup.
On their main menu, Fisk’s special Fish and Chips, Donegal Oysters (x6) and Fish Tacos with coleslaw and fries should quench any seafood cravings imaginable. Their side menu has included deliciously Crispy Squid, Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes, Seafood Springrools, Spiced Butter Prawns, McBrides Crab Claws and Mullroy Bay Mussels – all for under €15.
Walk-ins only, with takeout on Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 8pm.
36 The Parade, Donaghadee, Down
Pier 36 beside the picturesque harbour at Donaghadee are currently running their wide-ranging menu To Go, offering some of the freshest seafood on the island on their 'pubs on the pier' app.
Pre-order their Sunday Roast from just £10 by calling after 8pm any weekday, or choose from their small plates, chicken favourites or juicy grilled steaks. Starting with the finest Northern Irish reared reef, Pier 36 dry-age the loins for a minimum of four to five weeks for tenderness and flavour in their noteworthy steak dishes.
(028) 9188 4466
The Poacher’s Pocket at Home
181 Killinchy Road, Comber, Down
A gastropub that’s received plaudits from the Michelin Guide, The Poacher’s Pocket is known for outstanding fresh seafood, dry-aged steaks and gastropub fare. During lockdown, the restaurant is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm-8.30pm for collection only - offering their soft sourdough pizzas and more at great VFM prices. The Poacher's Pocket is now open for indoor dining, too.
Their Gastropub At Home range recently included Spicy Chicken Wings; Crispy Crumbled Brie and Seafood Chowder for reheating at home as well as Blood Orange and Vanilla Cheesecake; Apple, Plum and Hazelnut Crumble and many more options for those with a sweet tooth.
Tel: (028) 9754 1589
AlltaBox by Allta
101 Setanta Pl, Dublin 2
The hugely popular Alltabox from Niall Davidson’s city centre ‘listening bar’ restaurant has returned after a well-earned break. The subscription box, priced at €80 including a wine pairing (which will feed two hungry people very generously!) can be signed up to for a specific period or as an ongoing service. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a stunning, restaurant-grade meal at home. Our mouths are already watering. The menu is subject to frequent change, so make sure you check out their website for their most recent box offerings!
01 617 0988
Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dublin 16
These past months have seen head chef Karan Mittal and his team keeping up Ananda’s high-end Indian cuisine standards with a specially curated ‘Dine at Home’ menu. From their Old Delhi Chaat Platter and Goat Seafood Curry to Kashmiri Lamb Shank and Murgh Jardaloo, it's all insanely good! Also offering a selection of cocktails!
(01) 296 0099
Back To Dine
San Lorenzo’s, South Great Georges Street & Bresson, Monkstown.
The new collaborative project between high-end chefs is set to elevate the dine-at-home-box, straight to your table. Drawing from the award-winning talent of brilliant chefs, using excellent local ingredients and years of expertise – Back To Dine brings quality and a unique food experience into homes across Dublin.
The business are running a delivery or click and collect service for its Dublin locals, providing high-quality meals for every occasion. The Back To Dine 8-Course Set Menu for Two is priced at €99.95.
email [email protected] for delivery details before ordering your box.
Bang Wine Bar
11 Merrion Row, Dublin
This Merrion Row wine bar offers a regular click and collect selection of snacks along with their extensive wine list, but they are also offering hot food delivery of high-end selections like Côte De Boeuf for two and Roast Hake with dauphinoise potatoes. Spice it up a little with their cocktails to-go – we recommend the strawberry margaritas!
Click and collect and delivery options Fridays & Saturdays
(01) 400 4229
Bowls By Kwanghi Chan
56 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
Along with a full range of takeout dishes, Virgin Media regular Kwanghi Chan has put together ingenious DIY kits that allows you to follow in his TV chefly footsteps. A damn sight easier to assemble than one of its IKEA counterparts, the meal box has a scannable link to a 'how to' video, which means in under an hour you will be feasting on Pork & Prawn Sichuan Style Wontons. While most of the ingredients are carefully measured out, you get enough to attempt further explorations into the type of food he grew up scoffing in Hong Kong and then brought with him to first Donegal and then Dublin.
The deal is further sweetened by the inclusion of four bottles of roaringly good Tiger Beer. Check their website for details of their other equally delicious meal boxes.
Closes at 9pm
01 547 6567
The Butcher Grill
92 Main St, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
The trendy south Dublin steakhouse and grill is diversifying its takeaway menu, offering everything from DIY steak dinners for two to a 3-course pork dinner set menu.
If you fancy yourself a wannabe chef, opt for their cook-it-at-home boxes. The restaurant does all of the prep for you, but it’s your job to cook the steak at home. Choose between two different cuts of meat, sides, starters, desserts (or an Irish cheese selection, yum!), wine, beer, cocktails, or a Champagne gift set. Heavenly.
01 498 1805
Circa Restaurant At Home
90 Terenure Rd N, Terenure, Dublin 6W
Since opening their doors in March 2019, this fine Terenure hub has expressed its love of food, local ingredients and quality dining with ease and finesse. Circa have now made their famous brunches available every Friday and Saturday for collection, as well as a dinner option. Menus are released every Monday evening for the week ahead, with each dish as eye-catching and flavour-filled as the next.
Also on offer from 5pm until 9pm every Friday and Saturday is their set menu for one or two people. Their set menus feature a choice of three courses, including sides for two people and a bottle of house wine for €80 - worth it, in our option.
Tel: (01) 534 2644
208 Harold’s Cross Road, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6
This funky Harold’s Cross restaurant - whose mantra is ‘Seasonal and Irish’ - has just launched its new Craft At Home venture. Very reasonably priced at €70 for two, recent mains have included slow cooked beef with runner beans and shitake mushrooms, and spinach and ricotta cannelloni with violet artichoke, pea, and hazelnut pesto. The wine-list is equally as inspired.
Collection from 5pm-8.30pm, Friday and Saturday
(01) 497 8632
18 Merrion Row, Dublin
Offering decadent set menus for one and two (plus vegetarian-friendly options) that change weekly, this Dublin-based hotspot has everything from cote de boeuf to halibut. Alongside an inspired wine list, you can choose from set menus priced at a reasonable €33 for a meal for one, and €64 for a meal for two.
Thursday to Saturday, 3-7pm
20 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2
We love this ultra-modern eatery, which offers poshed-up versions of Chinese street food. Choose from their absolutely massive selection of gourmet takeaway items, which caters to both meat lovers and vegetarians (we recommend the cote de boeuf for two, and the dirty curried rice with sprout tops, lemongrass mayo and coriander).
They also have specials ranging from €55 for a family meal deal to a €140 for a party size cocktail and four signature shots with your choice of four starters and four mains with rice.
(01) 545 8888
Happy Endings Street Food
Dorset Lounge, Dorset Street Lower, Rotunda, Dublin 1.
One of Dublin's finest fried chicken joints features flavours inspired by different street food around the world. With an ever-changing menu available for delivery or collection, Happy Endings has become even more popular with its Dublin 1 and Dublin 15 followers. Options include the Kentucky Burger, Bahn Mi Burger, The Cheezus, The Gravy Train Burger, The Jimmy Burger, Chicken Tenders, Ramen Poutine Fries, Vegan Burger options and more, it's no wonder their meals are flying out the door.
(01) 878 1552
Blackpitts, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.
Offering Asian-inspired takeaway, Hen's Teeth – lifestyle store and café – have some of the best takeaway services in the city. The Dublin 8 hotspot are also serving natural wines and coffee. Lunch is served 12-4pm, Weds-Sun and coffees, snacks & treats are served 10:30-6 Weds-Sat & 12-5 on Sundays.
(01) 561 3036
71 Mespil Rd, Dublin 4.
Located in the leafy suburb of Ballsbridge and overlooking the Grand Canal, Keshk specialises in Middle Eastern and Egyptian cuisine. The business' main courses focus on delicately charcoal-grilled meats and fish, with guests choosing from a variety of different cuts of fresh lamb, beef and chicken; but there are plenty of options for vegetarians.
Open from Monday to Friday, 12pm to 10pm, and Saturday from 12:30pm to 10pm; Keshk's delicious food is available to order online for pick up or delivery.
(01) 667 3002
52 Capel Street, Dublin 1
For folks looking for a more casual dining experience without compromising on interest or taste, this Nawleans joint specialises in south of the Mason-Dixon line classics. There are also joints (of the meaty kind) for sharing and lunchtime Po’Boy sandwiches. Try their Krewe To You Dirt Bird Box for two to six people, which includes Jambalaya, Hot Fire Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Hot Wings, House Slaw, Shoestring Fries, Tub Mac & Cheese and Dips, and can be pre-ordered online.
(01) 532 8845
5 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin
Before we go any further, let us just say this: Dublin was absolutely missing out on the Macaroni and Cheese craze before MacDaddy opened. This Temple Bar takeaway boasts an insanely delicious menu that concentrates on vamping up traditional macaroni and cheese pasta dishes (we recommend the Shroomer). An easy, quick option with a wide menu selection.
57 Deerpark Road, Mount Merrion, Dublin
Michael’s boasts some of the best seafood in Dublin, and luckily you won’t have to wait until the lockdown lifts to try their seafood platter for two, Irish black sole, moules frites, or local lobster. The Mount Merrion restaurant offers a rotating menu from Thursday through Sunday, along with a wide selection of wines to pair effortlessly with your meal.
(01) 278 0377
76 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin
This Temple Bar institution combines traditional Greek food with the freshest of ingredients "from land and sea" in their delightful and authentic menu. Mykonos Taverna is your one-stop-shop for a taste of the Mediterranean in Dublin, and their set takeaway menu boasts Greek staples like Gyro platters (ours is chicken, thanks!), pita wraps, baklava and spanakopita. Pro-tip: order a few containers of their Tzatziki – it's to-die-for!
Tel: (01) 561 3745
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4
Chef Hugh Hyland serves up a constantly changing weekly special as well as some fan-favourites on their click and collect menu. Specialising in local ingredients, the bistro boasts Dublin Bay Prawn Scampi, Irish Hereford Beef with peppercorn sauce, and the Roly's Fresh Fish Pie (to name a few dishes)! This one is certainly not to be missed.
Tel: (01) 668 2611
1-2 Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Craving a gourmet pizza but don't have access to a professional chef? Sano, located in Dublin's Temple Bar area, is famed for their classic Neapolitan-style pizzas, and to add a bit of extra fun to Lockdown 3.0, the stylish restaurant is getting its customers in on the action with a make-it-yourself pizza kit.
Starting at €10 – which will get you enough materials for two people – you can assemble and bake your own pizza, with Sano's delicious tomato sauces, signature dough, and dips. For €22, you'll get enough for the whole family, plus some spicy salami. Their website also has a handy instructional video to teach you how to make the perfect pizza. Affordable and tasty.
01 445 3344
9a Abbey Street Lower, North City, Dublin
This chic Abbey Street café/restaurant are keeping us fed and watered from their Dawson Street location, with their wide range of dinner boxes and selections of wine and juices. Starting from €22, you can choose between vegan, chicken, or lamb kofta boxes for one and two. The menu is subject to change, so be sure to keep checking their website.
Click and collection available every Friday & Saturday from 2pm-4pm
Tel: (01) 873 3672
The Vintage Kitchen
7 Poolbeg St, Dublin 2
The Vintage Kitchen specialises in local ingredients, so naturally their Leisurely Weekend click and collect service is centred around seasonal dishes and street food/guerilla dining. With options for vegetarians and vegans, as well as the meat-lovers out there, you'll never be stuck.
4pm-7pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Tel: (01) 679 8705
51 Lower Dominick Street, Galway
Aniar’s next-door neighbour is our first choice in the City of the Tribes when it comes to super-fresh fish and seafood, but their brunch is also one of a kind. With their own farm in Moycullen, they are kept in fresh veg and eggs for much of the year. The restaurant is currently doing their Curbside Collection every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm for their Galway army of loyal customers who rave about their meals. Their two-course menu for €23 and three-course meal for €28 is excellent value, given the superb quality of their ingredients.
Tel: (091) 449 252
49 Dominick St Lower, Galway
Rory McCormack and his best mate Cathal set up Handsome Burger after Rory broke his leg and London and decided to return to his home in Galway. A number of successful burger pop-ups later, the pair opened up the first Handsome Burger restaurant on Dominic Street. The loyal favourite was later voted ‘Best Burger in Ireland’ by over 22,000 people in 2019, building up a cult following in a short amount of time.
Handsome at Home allows Galway customers to create their juicy burgers during lockdown, supplying a delivery box of goodies. Each box consists of six Handsome patties, pickles, brioche buns, cheddar cheese, one tub of Handsome sauce as well as a cooking information sheet. You can also add four beers, red wine or white wine to the order, if an alcoholic beverage tickles your burger fancy.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday to serve all your tasty Handsome burger needs.
Email [email protected]
(091) 533 992
The Sea Hare Café
Moomeen, Cleggan, Connemara, Galway
Noticing how many vats of it their customers were getting through when they popped up recently in Cleggan, Connemara, the Sea Hare Café has launched its Tamarind Sauce into 80 independent food emporia nationwide.
Yum with everything from bao buns and pizza to beans on toast and cheese toasties, it’s €6.50 a jar and worth every cent.
Find out where to find it at theseahare.ie/tamarind-sauce.
The same address also has details of their Sunday and Wednesday Pick Up Menu, which should be ordered no less than 48 hours in advance and includes such delights as Connemara Lamb, Black Bean and (natch!) Tamarind Chilli, Whole Poached Salmon, Fish Pie with Leek Mash and Veggie Katsu Curry, all for six people who we assure you will all be delighted. Make sure to order a takeaway 48 hours in advance.
Tel: 087 227 2686
Lizzie’s Little Kitchen
40 Church Street, Listowel, Kerry
This gorgeous local gem is offering some of the best takeaway boxes in the region, and they’re selling out at lightning speed. They're also open for outdoor dining at their new location, having moved from 12 William Street down the road.
From 9am until 2pm, Lizzie has been selling Crispy Chicken Schnitzel, Homemade Seafood Chowder, Chickpea Spinach, Soup of the Day, Madras Style Chicken Curry, Healthy Beef Ragu with Linguine and Garlic Bread, Baked Flaked Salmon, Open Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich, Homemade Seafood Chowder; Chickpea, Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry as well as her breakfast menu of Pancakes, Poached Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Rolls, Breakfast Muffins, Scones and Bircher Muesli.
Lizzie’s gluten-free desserts are also raved about - deservedly so.
Place your order by Facebook DM, text or call 087 3907133.
The Mogul Emperor
1 Henry Street, Limerick
One of the most noteworthy and longest-running Indian restaurants in Limerick, the Mogul Emperor has continued its takeaway service throughout lockdown. Their lengthy menu has something for everyone, with their Duck Jalfrezi and house special Pomfret Masala confirming this as one of the best traditional curry houses in the country. The institution’s vibrant dishes, layered with flavour and spice, will transport you in every bite.
Known for its excellent customer service, you won’t be waiting long for your appetising Indian treat, whatever day of the week it may be. Beautiful vegan and vegetarian options are abundant, with rich ingredients and local Irish meat produce. Running from Monday to Saturday between 12pm and 10pm and Sunday from 5pm to 8.30pm, the Mogul Emperor has a delivery service alongside its collection option.
Tel: (061) 419 499
Abbey Street, Naas, Kildare
This Naas hub offers a wonderful fusion of only the best Pan Asian cuisine. Located in the heart of the town, Lemongrass Fusion's delicacies are hand prepared by Asian chefs in the restaurant to ensure the highest quality and taste experience. Opened in 2013, their traditional form of culinary preparation means that no preservatives or artificial colours are involved in the preparation of their dishes. Lemongrass Fusion also happy to boast a wide variety of both vegetarian and gluten free menu options.
Monday to Thursday 3pm to 9pm and Friday to Sunday 1pm to 9pm
Call: 045 881004 / 045 881005 or WhatsApp your order by text: 083 4809514
Slane Food Truck
Slanecastle Demesne, Slane, Meath
While Lord Henry & Co. wait to reopen their distillery to the public and perhaps sneak in a celebration of it being forty years since they started running gigs there, Slane Castle has polished up it gleaming silver Airstream food truck, which will be parked up on the estate and open to all every Thursday through Sunday from 10am-4pm.
You’re welcome to stay for as long as you want during those hours to savour the food and the surroundings.
Furry friends on a lead are welcome too, and will doubtless try cadging one of Slane’s legendary sausage rolls off you.
We got to try some of their other nibbles when we were down by the Boyne for their Thumper and Damien Dempsey St. Patrick’s Day special – see below – and they were all delish.
The Blue Apron
Harbour Street, Tullamore
Kenan Pehlivan’s menu - who has worked in kitchens on two continents - is full of life, and Offaly residents are over the moon that the restaurant is now offering takeaway options on Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 9pm and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm. While there’s an unmistakable French panache and international flourishes to the dishes, the overriding theme is modern Irish cooking at its very best.
The Blue Apron West Coast Crab & Celeriac Remoulade, Chicken & Brie Spring Roll, Poached Spiced Pear & Cashel Blue Salad, Pan Fried Roulade of Salmon, Slow Roasted Shoulder of Grennan’s Lamb, 10oz Dry Aged Grennan's Rib-Eye Steak, Homemade Pavlova, Banana & Chocolate Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding are all previous options available for takeaway, alongside many gorgeous others. Order a perfect two-course choice for just €22 or three-course meal for €26.
Tel: (057) 936 0106
The Purple Onion
Tarmonbarry Village, Tarmonbarry
A traditional Irish pub that likes to throw the odd curveball, The Purple Onion's Covid-19 ring and collect menu is full of big local flavours and changes by the week. Recently, the place has served up Seared Thornhill Duck Breast, Rump of Lamb, Slow Braised Pork Ribs with BBQ sauce, Roast Vegetables with Pasta in creamy tomato sauce, Marinated Cajun Chicken, Deep Fried Fish and Chips and Grilled John Stone Cheeseburger as their popular main courses. Their Toblerone Cheesecake should be world famous by now...
Doubling up as an art gallery, the location serves gorgeous tray bakes, jam jar cocktails and craft beers as well as hampers and much more. The outdoor dining restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 1pm until 9:15pm and Sunday from 1pm until 7:15pm.
Tel: 043 3359919
Main Street, Easkey
Dervla Conlon’s cosy café and bakery is famous throughout the county for its epic Victoria Sponge. The Pudding Row Comfort Kit containing seeded bagels, tea as well as a selection of homemade cakes is one of the reasons why the place has become bursting with popularity - and they’ve arguably been a god-sent in Sligo for takeaway treats. Pudding Row's Caramel Slices, Orange and Pistachio Brownies, Cookie Burgers, Coconut Macaroon Biscuits act as the ultimate sugary comforts.
Open seven days a week from 9.30am until 5pm, you can build your own 'Comfort Kit' box to be sent out on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week or order Dervla’s divine cakes online. Her selection of jars filled with every type of condiment (jam, honey, nut butter, syrup, mustard - you name it) are also worth grabbing for lockdown survival.
Tel: (096) 49794
Matt the Thresher
A 20-minute drive from Limerick City, this beautiful village pub has been winning fans since 1987. Matt the Thresher is offering an affordable takeaway service with contactless collection or delivery online for those lucky customers in their area - we recommend the Gourmet Steak Burger with House Cut Chips.
Their 8oz Fillet Steak with Onion Rings, Roasted Cherry Vine Tomatoes & Garlic Butter or Pan Fried Fillet of Plaice with Chilli & Lemon Butter, Fresh Market Vegetables and Boiled Baby Potatoes are especially irresistible. Now under new management since Easter, Matt the Thresher reopened on June 1st.
Tel: (061) 379 227
53 John Street, Waterford
Wood-fired pizzas and proper burgers are available for takeaway from this Waterford thoroughfare. The pizza options and burger combinations put spectacular comfort food to the fore, and the Buffalo Wings aren’t bad either.
Their new Kentucky Derby Burger With Smoked Bacon & Bourbon Jam and The Mexican Burger With Jalapeño & Chorizo Jam are sure to be a hit with locals. Burzza's Burgers are made daily to their secret recipe by Tom Kearney using the finest meat and nothing else, with vegetarian options available.
Open Friday and Saturday from 4:30pm until 8:30pm and Sunday from 3pm until 8pm for takeaway food, with delivery choices available.
Tel: (051) 844 969
20-26 Henrietta St, Ferrybank South, Wexford, Y35 EF8P
Wild Wexican was created to revitalise the dining experience within Wexford Town with head chef Fergal Dempsey offering ingredients-focused rotisserie chicken and Mexican dishes. Josie and Fergal are also proud owners of the multi-award winning ‘Wild & Native Seafood Restaurant’ in Rosslare Strand. After completing their fifth year in the restaurant business, the duo decided was time to branch out and and bring a slightly different option of ‘at home, at work, on a bench or wherever you want’ dining to Wexford.
The result is gorgeous burritos, mouthwatering salads and delicious, flavoursome quesadillas.
Based just a stone's throw away from the legendary Commodore Barry statue on the Crescent in Wexford Town; Wild Wexican is carrying out a takeaway service during COVID.
Tel: (053) 919 8547
The Wicklow Heather
Glendalough Road, Ballard, Laragh, Wicklow
Nominated for the Best Restaurant in the county, The Wicklow Heather is a family-run establishment in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains. The highly-regarded restaurant’s new takeaway truck will be open from 8.30am – 8.30pm serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee + delicious treats. The respected establishment are also opening our restaurant for takeaway from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.
The continental menu ranges from Wicklow lamb, Wild Venison, Irish Beef and Fish to Satay dishes, Cajun Chicken, and Tomato and Basil Arancini. It’s a shame that customers can’t sit among the polished wood, beautiful location and whiskey bar, but their stunning food as a takeaway option will still make your day a million times better.
Tel: (0404) 45157
And that's just for starters! We'll be updating our Food To Go list every week, so let us know what your restaurant is up to by mailing [email protected] with a hi-res pic of one of your culinary masterpiece!