8 posh takeaways
Desperate to sink your teeth into some fine dining at home? At your service, the fanciest takeaways Bucks & Oxon has to offer - dig in!
Native Feasts, Thame & up to 15 miles
Supper club extraordinaires Native Feasts are bringing the experience to your door with a delicious three course set menu conjured up each week and delivered on Fridays. It’s from £25.50 per person, plus you can add on artisan wine or 12 pack from local brewery Tap Social. Tickets are released on Saturdays for the following week (be quick, they go like the clappers), plus you can pre-book now for the Christmas Eve Feast including Oxfordshire lamb and mincemeat tart – yum!
Pompette, North Oxford
Ooh la la! This excellent French restaurant offers a small yet perfectly formed takeaway menu that you can pick up form the restaurant’s deli Thurs – Sat. Every meal is cooked by chef Pascal but you’ll need to reheat and add the finishing bits at home (don’t worry, dishes come with detailed instructions!). Dishes on offer include delica pumpkin & chestnut risotto, rabbit leg cacciatore, pork belly, plus a sharing Whole Vacherin Mont d’Or.
Poshest Indian takeaway ever? We think so! Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar’s 2 AA Rosette restaurant has an excellent selection of Pan Indian dishes to order individually or there are serval one person set menus to choose from. Food can be collected or delivered locally (it’s £3.50 within 5 miles).
Oli’s Thai, Oxford
Undoubtedly one of the best Thai places in Oxfordshire (it’s got a Michelin Bib Gourmand to prove it) this tiny restaurant packs big flavour dishes and offers curated takeaway menu, released on Instagram each week. Head’s up – tables here are like gold dust so no doubt the takeaway slots fill up quick. Collection Wed – Fri. Its sister restaurant Arbequina also offers a tasty tapas takeaway (try saying that 10 times over) available Thurs – Sat.
La Table d’Alix, Great Haseley
La Table d’Alix at The Plough in Great Haseley (the same team who were previously at The Swan at Tetsworth) has a totally indulgent French takeaway menu with an excellent wine list, available Wed – Sun. Dishes are served cold for you to heat up at home, but nothing takes more than 15 mins so just pop the oven on to warm whilst you go and collect the goods. Wildly popular locally – reports are excellent.
215 Kitchen & Drinks, North Oxford
The Oxford Kitchen (the city’s only Michelin starred restaurant), under chef Paul Welburn, realised early in lockdown that would have to pivot to survive so now it has a new name – 215 Kitchen & Drinks – a less rarefied menu (it now describes itself as a ‘contemporary neighbourhood restaurant’) and takeaway. At £20 per person for two courses or £25 for three, with wine and cocktails as add-ons, it’s brilliant value and apart from the slight faff of having to warm up bits and bobs on the hob or oven – no way around that unless you want food congealed by the time it gets to you – it’s a fun way to enjoy superior food in a home setting. Read the Muddy review here.
The Grocer Shops, Amersham
Anything with wine gets our vote! On Fri & Sat The Grocer offers a Wine & Dine menu for excellent value (£25 for two, £32 if you want to add dessert, plus you can add a chosen wine for £14.95). The menu changes weekly but you can expect dishes like roasted butternut squash and pan-fried chicken breast – all made with super-fresh ingredients. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Magdalen Arms, Oxford
This popular gastropub (which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand) is offering a limited menu, cocktails and wine for collection Fri – Sun. Date night plans? Each main course serves at least two people with options including homemade pasta, steak and ale pie, or go large with a family-sized slow cooked lamb for £70. Meals have to be reheated at home.
Fancy a posh cocktail?
New Henley fine dining haunt Crockers Henley has launched a drinks delivery service Crockers at Home with a tasty selection of beautifully bottle tipples delivered straight to your door including Espresso Martini and festive Gingerbread Sours – all available on The Indie Store!