For contemporary, bistro bites…
What’s on the menu: Bring a bit of 21 Hospitality into the home with a creative, kerb-side collection service featuring all of your favourite 21 dishes. The weekly-changing menus will include homemade bread and olives and sharing starters, with a choice of signature main course and desserts.
Need to know: Head over to the new 21athome.co.uk website, check the calendar, choose a slot and make your order. Orders must be placed before 4pm the day before collection. Complete the experience with 21 at Home wine and beers. Prices vary. Dishes will come with detailed cooking instructions, so you can re-create your own 21 experience at home.
For punchy Punjabi flavours…
What’s on the menu: Add a bit of fire to your lockdown menus with Sachins’ new three-course ‘Heat and Eat’ experience. Enjoy everything from poppadoms and pickles to chicken tikka, lamb rogan josh, black eye beans and peshwari naan. All of your Punjabi favourites, enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.
Need to know: Pre-order by emailing your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The ‘Heat and Eat’ menu is available for collection from Thursday – Saturday from 4pm.
Elder & Wolf, Whitley Bay
For woodfired wonders…
What’s on the menu: Sometimes you just need a bit of pizza in your life. Elder & Wolf is Whitley Bay’s answer to all things woodfired – whether it’s their handmade pizzas, award-winning kebabs or oh-so tasty tacos, there’s plenty of lip-smackingly good foodie delights to bring a bit of fire to your dinner table.
Need to know: From Wednesday to Friday, Elder & Wolf are delivering the goods via contactless WhatsApp orders. Message the team on 07599 833 611 to book your delivery or collection slot.
The Patricia, Jesmond
For something special…
What’s on the menu: The Patricia At Home brings delicious weekly changing menus for two people, or for one person to eat over two days. Expect fresh bread, and some of the restaurant’s best-loved meat and veggie dishes. Extras include pasta sauces, anchovies and wine.
Need to know: The Patricia At Home menu will change weekly, so keep an eye out for your favourite dishes. Orders are available for collection only on Friday and Saturday between 4pm and 7pm. Orders are to be placed online on Monday and Tuesday between 12pm and 4pm.
Thai Bay, Sunderland
For tasty Thai dishes…
What’s on the menu: Serving some of the finest Thai food to Sunderland and surrounding areas, Thai Bay offers everything from soups and sharing platters, to curries, noodles and speciality dishes.
Need to know: Head over to the Thai Bay Sunderland website, select your dishes, pay online and the team will bring your sizzling supper to your doorstep. Tuesday – Sunday, 5pm – 10pm.
Blacks Corner, East Boldon
For cheese and wine…
What’s on the menu: Thursdays are the new Fridays at Blacks Corner. Celebrate that almost-weekend feeling with ‘click & collect’ cheese bundles – the perfect end of the week lockdown treat. New cheeses will be added to the offering, sometimes with wines to match.
Need to know: Head over to the Blacks Corner ‘Online Shop’ where you’ll be able to select your weekly cheese bundle for collection every Thursday.
Mumbai Silk, Sunderland
For authentic Indian food…
What’s on the menu: Looking for an authentic Indian takeaway? Mumbai Silk has got you covered. With everything from clay oven specials and grilled tandoori favourites, as well as fantastic ‘happy hour’ deals, there’s something for everyone.
Need to know: The ‘happy hour’ deal is available every night from 5pm til late, with all other dishes also available for delivery and collection. Open Monday – Sunday, 5pm – 11pm.
For an indulgent Italian feast…
What’s on the menu: Enjoy an indulgent Italian feast thanks to our friends at Fratelli Ryhope. The perfect lockdown dinner date includes everything from bruschetta and grilled octopus starters, to pizza, pasta, risotto and more.
Need to know: Call 0191 521 0666 to place an order. Opening times: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 4pm – 9pm. Friday and Saturday, 4pm – 10pm.
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The Bay Horse, Hurworth
For fine country dining…
What’s on the menu: Enjoy ‘Date Night At Home’ every Saturday with The Bay Horse, Hurworth. For just £50, foodies can enjoy 2 x three course meals with a bottle of wine. Dishes include ham, spinach and cheese soufflé, pot roasted chicken, beetroot and mozzarella wellington, white chocolate mousse and rice pudding, too name but a few, with weekly-changing specials. Seal the deal with a choice of specially-paired red or white wine.
Need to know: Orders must be placed via Facebook Messenger and new menus will be announced at 7pm the Saturday before. A collection slot will assigned between 3pm and 6pm. All food is prepared on site for you to heat up and enjoy at home.
The Cellar Door, Durham
For a delicious mix…
What’s on the menu: Riverside favourite, The Cellar Door, has pivoted to provide a foodie service to the people Durham. From microwavable meals and Sunday roasts, to salads, desserts, drinks and afternoon tea boxes, there’s something for every homebound celebration.
Need to know: Open for delivery Monday to Saturday, 4pm – 9pm and Sunday, 12pm – 4pm. All meals must be pre-ordered the day before delivery. Payment will be made over the phone and deliveries will be made with no contact.
Stable Hearth, Darlington
For tasting toppings…
What’s on the menu: Fancy something fired up? There’s simply no better place for pizza-lovers to get a slice of the good stuff. They’re doing their bit to lift spirits during lockdown with doughy goodies galore! Start with a bit of Italian antipasti before tucking into tasty toppings. Pastas, salads and seasonal sides are also available.
Need to know: Open Thursday to Saturday, 4pm – 10pm and Sunday, 4pm – 9pm. Keep your eyes peeled on the Facebook page for weekly specials. Order from 10.30am on Thursdays at: 01325 730400.
For comfort food…
What’s on the menu: Craving comfort food? Tango Durham is here to give you your fix. Choose from their fine selection of flavour-packed burgers, nachos and loaded fries. The perfect lockdown feast for an evening in front of the TV. See the weekend out in style with their hearty Sunday roast with all the trimmings.
Need to know: ‘Tango To Go’ is available every day from 4pm – 9pm. Payment is taken by card over the phone and deliveries will be left on your doorstep. Minimum spend £25, delivery free within 5 miles.
Five Houses Farm Shop, Crathorne
For fresh, Friday treats…
What’s on the menu: Get the weekend underway with a Friday treat from the guys at Five Houses Farm Shop & Kitchen. Choose from a couple of tasty takeaway specials including fish and chips and Kitson’s steak pie. Delicious.
Need to know: Five Houses Friday takeaway service is available between 4pm – 7pm. Collection only. Call the team on 01642 700333 for your Five Houses Friday feast!
The Bay Horse, Great Broughton
For British bistro favourites…
What’s on the menu: The Bay Horse Great Broughton is serving its best-loved traditional British pub food to your door thanks to its new ‘Bay Takeaway’ service. Bay favourites include chicken and pork parmesans, lasagne, burgers, beer battered fish and chips and salmon fishcakes, to name but a few.
Need to know: Serving from Thursday to Saturday, 5pm – 8pm, with orders taken from 4.30pm. Sunday lunch is served 12pm – 3pm, with orders taken from 11.30am. For more information and to order, call: 01642 712319.
Fourteen Drops, Yarm
For drinks and nibbles…
What’s on the menu: Whether it’s cheese, charcuterie, takeaway nibbles or wine, Fourteen Drops has you covered. The shop is open 12pm – 4pm for all of your weekend essentials. Fancy getting creative with your next wine order? Why not join one of Fourteen Drops’ virtual tasting sessions. Head over to their Facebook page for more information.
Need to know: The shop is open from 12pm – 4pm, with wine deliveries also available. Head over to the Fourteen Drops Facebook page for more information.
Coco & Rum, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
For Thai fusion…
What’s on the menu: Thai fusion restaurant, Coco & Rum, is a Saltburn-by-the-Sea favourite, delivering to the doors this spring. From street food to home comforts, you can expect all of your Thai favourites with a handful of bistro favourites thrown in for good measure.
Need to know: Coco & Rum’s Thai takeaway service is available seven days a week from 5pm. Pre-orders from 4pm Friday and Saturday. Collection customers get 20% discount. Free delivery (minimum £25 spend) to Saltburn, Redcar, Skelton, Brotton, Marks and New Marske. NHS 30% off Sunday – Wednesday. Head online or call 01287 622333 to order.