These Edinburgh eateries are still doing delivery and takeaway amid coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus lockdown continues, many hospitality businesses are adapting to delivery and collection services.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 6:27 pm
A number of restaurants and bars have started offering takeaway and delivery services amid coronavirus concerns. Picture: Shutterstock

With the current measures in place to combat the coronavirus outbreak continuing, many Scottish bars and restaurants are offering takeaway and delivery services.

With restaurants and bars having been closed for weeks now, many are now offering collection services or delivery, some of which weren’t available before.

Here is some information on a range of these Edinburgh cafes, restaurants and bars, which are now doing takeaway and delivery.

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Leftfield

(12 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 4HP)

Leftfield has recently launched Leftfield at Home, which offers a click and collect service every Friday and Saturday.

More information and how to order can be found here.

Stac Polly

(29-33 Dublin St, Edinburgh EH3 6NL)

The team at this Scottish restaurant and wine bar are now offering a home delivery service. Writing on their Facebook, they said: “Why not treat yourself while in ‘social-isolation’. Our chef has created a special menu to deliver.

“We greatly appreciate your support and we want to support you at home. Call today to place your orders - we are open between 5pm - 9pm.”

George Bower Butchers

(75 Raeburn Pl, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1JG)

George Bower remains open for business but is also offering free home deliveries all over Edinburgh and Midlothian for orders over £30. All customers need to do is call the shop to place their order.

If visiting the shop the team will only allow one customer inside at any one time and ask that social distancing is adhered to when queueing.

Twelve Triangles

( 90 Brunswick St, Edinburgh EH7 5HU)

Bakers Rachel Morgan and Emily Cuddeford, owners of Edinburgh’s Twelve Triangles, have set up an online shop for all local sourdough, pastry and store cupboard essentials.

The popular bakery is offering their signature slow-fermentation sourdough varieties including wholemeal, seeded, charcoal and white as well as a range of pastries such as hot cross buns and bear claws.

Each of the items are available to buy individually or as part of a daily-run mystery box, priced at £15.

Twelve Triangles are also working with local quality producers to offer a core range of staples to help with demand such as Puddledub Bacon, Mossgiel Organic Milk, Corrie Mains Farm Free-Range Eggs and St Andrews Farmhouse cheese. Store cupboard essentials will also be available to buy, from coffee and sea salt to rapeseed oil, chickpeas and tinned tomatoes; Twelve Triangles’ homemade sweet chilli jam, ketchup and pots of whey caramel sauce is also in the shop.

Orders must be placed by 10pm and delivery will be made between 10am – 5.30pm the following day.

Wedgwood The Restaurant

(267 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ)

Customers at Wedgwood the Restaurant will be able to enjoy a choice of a starter course, a main course and a dessert from the award-winning restaurant.

The menu will be priced at £20 for three courses or courses can be ordered individually, and all items will be packaged in reusable plastic containers.

Paul Wedgwood said: “Like others in the restaurant and hospitality industry we’re experiencing an unnerving future at the moment.

“We’ve built up the restaurant’s reputation for the very best flavours and skilled cooking using ingredients with integrity. It will be a first for us, but we are starting to offer a takeaway service, this should be a great option for those who’d prefer to stay at home but still want to enjoy a special meal.

“We completely understand that the safety of our guests and staff comes first. We are also looking into developing a delivery strategy that may launch in a couple of weeks, to cater for those who are self isolating.”

Wedgwood also offers a bespoke picnic service and a Wedgwood at Home with Paul cooking at customers’ homes.

Customers can order their meal online or by calling the restaurant on 0131 558 8737.

Harajuku Kitchen

(10 Gillespie Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HS)

The popular Capital restaurant reopened for takeaway and delivery on 23 April.

Posting on their social media, the team a Harajuku Kitchen said: “We can finally announce our opening day. Call to collect/delivery ——THURSDAY 23rd

“Thank you everyone for your encouraging messages and we are so overwhelmed by your support to re-open again.

“We’ve been busy preparing the shop for safety measures to re-open we are ready to roll the sushi!”

The team are also fundraising with homeless charity Social Bite to help them in their mission to provide 4000 meals a day to those most in need.

Royal Bar & Restaurant

(34 High St, Penicuik EH26 8HU)

This Penicuik pub is offering a takeaway and delivery service for locals who fancy classic pub grub at home.

Menus are available on the pub’s social media and everything apart from steak, fajitas and ice cream is available to order.

Mums

(4A Forrest Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2QN)

Edinburgh’s comfort food restaurant Mums will temporarily close to sit-in diners from Sunday 22 March but will be offering takeaway via Deliveroo.

Pizza Geeks

(19 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2BQ)

Pizza Geeks are offering delivery and collection across the Capital. Posting on their Facebook, the team said: “We’re trying to feed as many of you as we can so we’re trialling a sneaky wee expansion to the delivery zone this weekend! Collection is also available, please order via the app. When collecting we can only allow two customers in the shop at once, so please wait outside until your order is called. Open at 5pm”

Merienda

(30 N W Circus Pl, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 6TP)

Working in partnership with chef-patron Campbell Mickel’s catering company Exec Chef Cuisine, the Bib Gourmand restaurant will be delivering some of its award-winning food to fill people’s freezers.

Merienda – which means snack in Spanish – say the menu will cater for allergies where possible and will also involve the optional extra of wine too.

Speaking about the new service, Campbel explained that all customers have to do is download the menu slip, which includes soups, their themed small plates (in serving sizes from one through to four people) and even desserts, fill it in, pay and send it back.

The kitchen will then start preparing your meal, which Campbell says will feature the freshest ingredients and be given the same care and attention they give to all of their dishes in the restaurant, before sending a three-hour delivery window for the following day.

A curbside drop-off/collection and no-contact service, the Merienda founder said they aim to remove the need for direct contact for both parties.

Cater Edinburgh

Private events chef, Barry Bryson, is now offering a food delivery service. Posting on his instagram, Barry said: "I’ve decided that from next week that will be my focus for the time being,

"I will be working completely solo from my kitchen and like everybody else isolating at home so can’t undertake too much but the plan is a mix of 3-5 different dishes in 5 x 2 large portion serves meaning you can keep chilled or freeze so in total I deliver 30-50 serves at once but this can be stored chilled for days and frozen for 6 months."

To book or find out more please email [email protected] or visit the Cater Edinburgh website.

East Coast Cured

(3 Restalrig Rd, Edinburgh EH6 8BB)

Edinburgh’s East Coast Cured’s online shop is still open for business as well as offering free deliveries for postcodes EH1 to EH17.

Products include long shelf-life products as well as essentials such as flour, eggs and milk.

Thistly Cross Cider

(The Works, Implement Rd, West Barns, Dunbar EH42 1UN)

Scottish cider producers Thistly Cross are open for drinks delivery – meaning cider fans can still get their favourite flavours from the Dunbar-based company.

Cafe MILK

(232 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EA)

Milk Cafe are offering delivery or pick up of homemade food to those in Edinburgh – and promise no contact for both.

The team said: “Stock up on healthy freshly prepared food for your fridge or freezer. Comes with re-heating instructions where required. We only use compostible packaging.”

Anyone interested should order by – Wednesday 3pm for delivery Friday between 4pm-8pm and Sunday 3pm for delivery Tuesday between 4pm-8pm – a £30 minimum is required for delivery orders.

Pick up is available on Tuesday’s and Fridays between 2-3pm at MILK , 232 Morrison St, EH3 8EA – with no minimum spend.

Mimi’s Bakehouse

(63 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RA)

Edinburgh favourite Mimi's Bakehouse is also offering a delivery and takeaway service across Edinburgh.

As well as cakes and scones, care packages are available for delivery from Mimi's delivery truck.

Cream tea deliveries are proving popular – these are available for delivery across Edinburgh and are ordered a week in advance.

For more information and to order, please visit Mimi’s Bakehouse website.

Tables at Bennet’s

(32 Valleyfield St Edinburgh EH3 9LR)

Tables at Bennet’s is offering home delivery everyday from 12pm via Deliveroo and Ubereats.

The team are now also taking special requests and said: “If you want something that isn’t on the menu please just ask and we’ll do what we can, taking card payments over the phone where necessary.

“This might include a simple sandwich or lunch item, soft drinks or any sealed alcoholic products, we may even be able to nip across the road and pick up a pint of milk, or some loo roll to add to the order…!”

More info and how to order can be found here.

Victor Hugo

(29 Melville Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1LP)

Victor Hugo Deli are offering a takeaway and home delivery service for the local area following the recent government guidelines relating to Covid 19.

This means that customers can still enjoy all their Victor Hugo favourites, including the Grilled Pastrami on Rye, delicious syrup topped waffles and their signature freshly brewed coffee, with delivery direct to their door.

The menu can be viewed on the deli's website where customers can place their order and is currently available daily, 9.00am until 5.15pm, with the last delivery at 4.30pm.

A mobile app is also available to download from their website, whilst the addition of a special offers section will showcase produce from local suppliers, helping to support them at this tough time.

The takeaway service is available from Melville Terrace (George Street is closed temporarily) and customers can call and pay for their order ahead of collection where the team will only allow three customers inside at any one time and ask that social distancing is adhered to when queuing.

Keen to support their local community, cupboard essentials will be available including fresh vegetables, bread, non-dairy milk, free range eggs, freshly squeezed orange and much more.

In addition to this, in partnership with Edinburgh Tea & Coffee and Bonally Farm Dairies, Victor Hugo are showing their support for the NHS with free coffee daily for all Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital staff.

Spry Wines

(1 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AE)

The newly opened wine bar is offering a selection of deli items for delivery, as well as deliveries of wine.

The team said: “The list includes meats, cheeses and essentials, along with some pickles and preserves made by us. The menus are up on our story highlights, get your orders in before 4pm to receive your supplies the same day.

“Thank you for all the wine orders so far, your support is keeping people in jobs and keeping our little shop afloat.”

Fhior

(36 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3SB)

The team at Fhior are bringing their suppliers goods to the people of Edinburgh, in their root to market campaign.

Posting on their website the team said: “Supermarkets are either running out of stock or impossible to get into. Meanwhile, our small local suppliers can’t get their produce out because all the restaurants are closed. Many of them wither see their businesses collapsing or are overwhelmed with individual retail requests.

“The obvious answer to us is to help get our suppliers’ produce to you.”

More information at their website and @FhiorRestaurant on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Bross Bagels

(165a Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DG)

Edinburgh favourite Bross Bagels has announced it will be removing all of the seating within its venues and officially launching an extended delivery service which includes new isolation packages in face of coronavirus outbreaks.

In partnership with Just Eat and Deliveroo, the popular bagel maker will be offering its food to more people and areas across the capital to ensure bagel fans can get their fix during the recent coronavirus enforced social distancing measures.

Owner of Bross Bagels, Larah Bross who is lauded for bringing her Montreal style bagels to Edinburgh, said they will also be offering 15 per cent off to all NHS workers who present their cards.

They’ve also recently launched a deli delivery service of bagels and a selection of fillings – for delivery in Edinburgh.

Find out more on their website.

Drinkly

An-demand delivery service, Drinkly, is extending a helping hand to those in self-isolation in Edinburgh and West Lothian by offering free daytime delivery on all convenience goods such as toilet roll, paracetamol and hand wash (this is subject to individual retailer’s minimum spend policy).

'Bringing the local store to your door’, Drinkly is an online marketplace that connects consumers to quality convenience stores in their area, enabling them to shop their entire product range online with guaranteed delivery in under one hour.

John Robertson, founder and CEO of Drinkly, said: “Modern technology is absolutely critical to the way we go about our lives as this crisis escalates, whether it’s accessing virtual office systems, taking part in live online exercise classes, or simply buying what we need to keep our households running as smoothly as possible, without leaving our homes.

“There will be many people out there who don’t have a network of friends or family nearby that they can call upon to help with things like grocery shopping – equally there will be others home alone during the day who can’t venture out to pick up something urgent, so we hope that we’re relieving a little bit of the pressure by offering free daytime deliveries.”

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