Top South West restaurants are reinventing the takeaway and treating foodies to restaurant-style food to-go. Here are five exceptional experiences you shouldn’t miss
The Angel, Dartmouth
Doing all the decadent trimmings feels a tad extravagant when cooking Sunday lunch for two, so why not leave the hard work (and the washing up of the pots and pans) to the pros at The Angel in Dartmouth? Head chef and MasterChef finalist Elly Wentworth (pictured) crafts a weekly Sunday roast which you can collect from her harbourside restaurant. Choose between one, two or three decadent courses.
Starters such as beetroot tart with goat’s curd, relish and sorrel are followed by roast Devon beef or pork with yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich gravy. If you’ve room for dessert, the pastry chef’s creations include lemon tart with dressed raspberries.
Unless you’ve spent the whole of lockdown perfecting your confit technique, there are some dishes best left to professionals such as Goodfellows’ head chef Adam Fellows.
Adam’s smart European cooking and French patisserie skills have kept his Wells restaurant busy for over 15 years and now his takeaway service enables Goodfellows’ fans to recreate the experience at home.
Available Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the takeaway menu includes crowd-pleasing favourites such as confit duck with Chinese leaf, bok choi and sesame oil dressing, and lemon sole with tagliatelle and a white wine and dill cream sauce.
The team at Puro in Clevedon have put together the perfect date night menu to collect and feast on at home.
The four course line-up costs £30 per person (you can add a bottle of house wine for £10) and includes three choices for each course from talented head chef Nick Fenlon. Flavour-forward dishes include beef shin bourguignon with truffled mash and charred tenderstem broccoli, and charcoal risotto with parmesan, toasted nuts and seeds, and pickled shimeji mushrooms. Yum.
The Bunch of Grapes, Bradford-on-Avon
If you can’t bag a table at your favourite dining pub, consider bringing the experience home. The Bunch of Grapes in Bradford-on-Avon is offering its whole menu for take out – with a 15 per cent discount for those dining al kitchen table.
Head chef Tony Casey features a mix of fine dining and gastro pub dishes on his seasonal line up – mains include proper fish and chips with bashed peas and tartare; and brill with cockles, coconut broth, shitake and pak choi.
Rick Stein, Sandbanks
While most of Rick and Jill Stein’s Cornish restaurants have ended their takeaway offering, Sandbanks in Poole is still doing collection every day from 12pm-10pm.
Treat yourself to Rick’s famous Indonesian seafood curry with seabass, cod and prawns, or traditional moules frites with West Country mussel and thin-cut chips.