By Talya Honebeek

We can’t go out for food right now, but there are some amazing nationwide meal kits to try at home.

From fresh Cornish seafood and Michelin star fine dining, to luxury afternoon teas delivered right to your door, here are some of our favourites.

All deliver across the UK, but some only take orders on certain days, so make sure you plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

Stein’s At Home

Credit: Stein’s At Home

TV chef Rick Stein launched his indulgent three-course meal kit, Stein’s at Home, during lockdown to great success.

Since then he has added even more delicious meals to the menu, all of which are available for nationwide delivery.

As well as the Lobster, Hake and Indonesian Curry, you can now order Sea Bass and Coq au Riesling boxes.

There is something to suit every taste and budget – and all meals come ready for you to simply finish off at home.

Prices start at £40 for a meal for two. Delivery every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Order from Stein’s at Home here


Credit: Pidgin/Dishpatch

Perhaps the best nationwide meal kits delivery platform, Dishpatch was founded in March 2020 as a way for restaurant suppliers to sell produce to the public instead of wasting it.

Now, they have partnered with some of the UK’s best restaurants to deliver exclusive menus each month, all of which are mutiple courses.

Some of January’s highlights include the Vietnamese Feasting Menu by Little Viet Kitchen, Mixed Meze by Bubala and the Winter Truffle Pie by All’s Well.

Prices start from £45 for two people. Delivery is on Fridays only.

Order from Dishpatch here

Simon Rogan at home

Simon Rogan at home Valentine's menu online food delivery
The Valentine’s menu. Credit: Simon Rogan at home

Simon Rogan’s two-Michelin star, L’Enclume, in Cartmel on the edge of the Lake District, was named the number one restaurant in the UK by The Good Food Guide in 2020.

And thanks to the launch of Simon Rogan at home, you can enjoy a three-course seasonal menu during lockdown, which changes weekly.

Recent menu highlights include Ham Hock Terrine, Guinea Fowl in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Lemon Verbena Posset. For an extra special night in add a British Cheese Selection (£20) or Wine Flight For Two (£40) to your order.

The January menu is so popular it has already sold out, but check out their Valentine’s Weekend options, starting from £85 per person.

Prices start from £45 per person. Delivery available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Order from Simon Rogan at home here

Home by Nico

Credit: Home by Nico

Home by Nico is another favourite for nationwide meal kits, and is the creation of Scottish chef Nico Simeone and the team behind the hugely successful chain of tasting menu restaurants, Six by Nico.

The four-course menus change monthly and aim to offer the very best in world cuisine by exploring a different city every month. Each box also includes a bottle of wine.

From Thai street food to the Taste of Burgundy box, this is definitely one to try if you like trying different flavours and cuisines. And they do a Chateau-X chateaubriand box for steak lovers.

If you want to learn how to plate your meals like a pro, check out the masterclass videos on their website.

Prices start from £60 for two people. Vegan menu is £55. Delivery available on a day of your choice.

Order a Home by Nico box here

Padella Pasta Kits

Padella Pasta Kit restaurant delivery
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If it’s pasta you are craving, you can’t go wrong with Padella.

Famous for their delicious hand-rolled pasta and lengthy queues outside their Borough Market venue in London, this much-loved Italian is now offering some of their most popular dishes for nationwide delivery.

Order the Pappardelle With 8-Hour Long Horn Beef Shin Ragu to see what all the fuss is about.

Prices start from £14 a portion for two people. Delivery available Tuesday-Friday up until 8pm.

Order a Padella Pasta Kit here


Afternoon Tea delivery UK
Credit: Chouxlicious

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, or (like us) are counting down the days until we can have afternoon teas again, Chouxlicious is offering a luxury version delivered right to your door.

Think thick cut finger sandwiches, traditional cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream. Choose from options including Cream Tea For Two, Sweet and Savoury, Luxury Afternoon Tea and The One Which Has It All.

Deliveries include a reusable cake stand so you can recreate the full afternoon tea experience at home. Orders even come with tea bags, so all you need to do is put the kettle on.

Prices start from start £25. Multiple delivery days available.

Order an Afternoon Tea from Chouxlicious here

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