Terrific takeaways: A native feast
Not quite ready to head back to pubs and restaurants - or maybe just feel like a super-posh takeaway? Muddy tries out Native Home, the delivery arm of Native Feasts. Let's tuck in.
It’s amazing that so many local restaurants and pubs are opening across Bucks & Oxon (hey, make sure you turn up, people!). But of course not everyone feels safe to venture out to eat just yet. Lucky then that fine dining takeaways are still going great guns.
If you’re yet to try one out, here’s a good place to start – Native Feasts is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Chris Godfrey and his sommelier sidekick Greg Jones, and I’ve been a massive fan of their pop up events over the years.
Like many other chefs/business owners who suddenly found themselves with zero income, Native Feasts created a home-delivery arm, and now you can order in the week for a Friday night three course meal, with wine (this Friday is sold out, but keep your eyes peeled here for next week).
So what can you expect? Firstly a delivery on Friday afternoon (I was out and only came back at 5pm but the food was chilled, so no problem).
Obviously you know what you’re getting but it’s still fun to open it up and get the big reveal.
So napkins tucked in, this is what I ate.
Mmmmm, feeling in the mood are we?! It’s all quite naughty isn’t it? It was predictably divine. I’ve tried a couple of fine dining menus over the last few months and the Native at Home version is one of the easier to put together and time correctly, and the portions are also super generous – £25.50 for three courses like this is great value. I’m hopeless at presentation so one thing I’d find really useful for all fine dining takeaways is to have a simple vid link that shows you how to present the meal – particularly if you’re thinking of having friends over (btw there’s a 6 person discount of £136 per box with these guys).
Native at Home delivers free in a 15 mile radius around Thame. Not near you? Not a problem – here are more of my fine dining takeaway picks for your elasticated-waisted delectation.