Going out to eat feels like a distant pastime.
Restaurants across the country closed their doors back in March to stop the spread of coronavirus – but now a handful of venues are reopening for delivery and one of London’s finest institutions is among those back in business.
The Harwood Arms – the capital’s only Michelin-starred pub – has announced it will be offering its famous Sunday roasts for delivery.
As of tomorrow, 13 June, head chef Sally Abe will be selling boxes with all the ingredients for the restaurant’s popular Sunday roast.
Each package is priced at £70 for two (the same as a sit down dinner at the venue) and includes a 500g piece of beef sirloin – which is the same cut as the one served at the restaurant.
The boxes will feature a plethora of sides, such as beef fat part-cooked potatoes, carrots baked in hay, cauliflower cheese, greens for blanching and a big Yorkshire pudding.
A roast wouldn’t be a roast without gravy, so the restaurant is also including its bone marrow and braised beef short-rib sauce.
Each box also features detailed instructions on how to make the pub’s signature roast at home.
It’s worth pointing out that the cut-off for weekend orders will be every week on Wednesday, before 4pm. So the boxes going on sale at 9am tomorrow will be for the following weekend (20 June).
Sadly, those looking to get the real-life experience at the Fulham pub may have to wait a little longer.
Sally Abe told Eater that the restaurant will not be able to reopen with current social distancing measures.
She said: ‘If [social distancing] is two metres, no business is going to manage that. Our kitchen is tiny — the logistics of that are crazy.’