The Next Generation of Donut

Reviewed & written by Mollie Kent

Urban Legend has launched a new guilt-free donut shop, allowing us all to indulge responsibly!

I got the opportunity to savour what puts the ‘legend’ into this new pop-up and how they have flourished and tapped into an audience of tastebud enthusiasts who enjoy sweet-tasting treats without worrying about unhealthy options. To put this into perspective, one of their donuts has the same amount of calories as a slice of buttered toast.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s all down to science as the team set out to make outrageously good donuts using all-natural ingredients and colours.
The creators at Urban Legend set about turning the tide on sugar and fat, using natural ingredients found in melons, pears, roots and leaves as alternatives to sugar, with donuts steamed. The bold colours are taken from plant and vegetable extracts – purple from beetroot, yellow from safflower etc. Every product is free from artificial preservatives, colours or flavours.

I visited the launch of their shop in BOXPARK Croydon, which was shortly followed by another store at Clapham Junction. These following the successful launch of their first shop in Brighton!
Being located right outside Croydon BOXPARK, this is the perfect stop on date night when you’re craving some guilt-free dessert. I won’t give away all the flavours, but there is something for everyone. Whether that be the fruity ‘Berry Unbelievable’, with ripe blackberries and raspberries and a dark chocolate cookie crumble, which almost looks too pretty to eat. Or the ‘Choc Party’, with all the drizzles and a chocolatey cookie crumb confetti.

Overall, I loved the idea of enjoying a guilt-free treat and expect this will become a favourite with the rest of the Travel Dine Relax office. The donut experts have your sweet hit covered! Grab one iced donut for £1.95, or opt for a box of three (£5.65), six (£9.95), or twelve (£14.95) to share the love with friends, as the perfect accompaniment for get togethers as we come into party season.

Burger & Lobster x Tony Singh MBE

Tis the sea-son to indulge, and as we head into colder climes, a winter warming feast fit for a king wouldn’t go amiss – that’s where Burger & Lobster comes in. The surf & turf specialists have teamed up with legendary Scottish chef and restaurateur Tony Singh MBE on a limited-edition sharing Punjabi Spiced Lobster dish, available up to the 31st December, at all nine Burger & Lobster London restaurants.

Tony Singh’s fishing trip with Burger & Lobster chef Ken Tyrrell

As one of the UK’s most celebrated TV chefs, Tony will showcase his culinary prowess coupled with provenance, fusing two whole pot-roasted native lobsters sourced from the UK’s shores, dressed with bold Indian flavours and aromatic spices. Generously serving two people with a side of fluffy steamed rice, elevate your client lunches and evening plans with this ultimate Christmas cracker.

Tony Singh MBE comments: “It’s been a pleasure to work alongside the chefs at Burger & Lobster to develop this winter warming dish. Burger & Lobster’s ethos of sourcing the best lobster, treating them with respect and having fun along the way rings true with traditional Punjabi cultural values as a means of bringing people closer together. It’s a recipe we’re really proud of, and we can’t wait for people to experience it – bring on the good times!”

Burger & Lobster’s Punjabi Lobster Curry is priced at £75 (based on two people sharing), and £1 from each dish will be donated to StreetSmart, a London-based charity working with the hospitality industry to tackle homelessness on our city streets.

With turkey shortages hitting our headlines, this is the perfect year to throw out the turkey, scrap the stuffing and raise a toast to a festive lobster centrepiece!

Looking to get your festive fix at home this year? Burger & Lobster have a range of DIY kits for nationwide delivery.

Food & Drink Black Friday Offers

If you’re anything like the TDR team, then food and treats to savour at home are top of the list. We look at our top five foodie favourite’s that are sure to get the taste buds tingling without breaking the budget this Black Friday!


PLEESECAKES – Up to 30% off
The Pllesecake cheesecake wizards are helping to make Black Friday that bit sweeter with 15% off across nationwide products, including the world’s first scoopable frozen cheesecake, Freezecakes; best-selling Mini Cheesecake Bundles; and Chuffles, the moreish cheesecake truffles – perfect for gifting, and can be stored in the freezer for up to three months (offer excludes limited-edition Baileys Chuffles). Pleesecakes are also offering 30% off their range of large cakes for collection only. Offer runs from 26th – 29th November 2021. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY at the checkout, nationwide delivery. Collection from Pleesecakes, 17 Trowers Way, Holmethorpe, Redhill RH1 2LH. Purchase at

Liberation Cocktails

LIBERATION COCKTAILS – 20% off entire range
Hosting friends and short on time, or looking for the perfect present for a cocktail connoisseur? Liberation Cocktails has you covered with a special 20% off the entire range this Black Friday. Get ready to drink cocktail giftsets, pre-mixed bottles and party kegs for a steal. Usually £99, the Liberation Cocktail party kegs containing 33 servings will be available for just £79.80 across Black Friday weekend, available in Espresso Martini, Strawberry Daiquiri and more delicious flavours.  Offer runs from 26th – 29th November 2021. Enter code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. Purchase at


CARLUCCIO’S – At least 20% off the entire festive range + over 50% off cases of wine
Visit any Carluccio’s store or go online to enjoy a generous 20% off all shop items across the full Carluccio’s range, including gift cards. And that’s not all! This year, some of the Carluccio’s favourites will be available at an even better discount – buono deals to have on your radar include the refreshing Sicilian white wine selection, with a case of six bottles of award-winning Planeta Alastro available at just £39 (RRP £89.70), and the Delizia Gin Limone Hamper – complete with a bottle of Malfy gin con limone, two cocktail glasses and a premium citrus chopping board, Davide Barbero Limoncello Chocolates and Baci al Limone – priced at just £50 (usually £69). Offer runs from 26th – 29th November 2021. Purchase at

PAUL Bakery

PAUL BAKERY – 20% off online orders over £35 (delivery + collection)
Leading French artisan bakery, PAUL, is offering 20% off all online orders over £35, available for delivery and collection. Why not plan ahead for Christmas and pre-order a festive yule log, for the ultimate dessert centrepiece? Or, delight in French classics such as a Chocolate & Caramel Layer Cake or a signature Fraisier Cake as well as Nationwide products including a Home Bread Maker Kit with 2kg Flour or a PAUL Coffee & Hot Chocolate Kit. Offer runs from 25th – 28th November 2021. Enter code PAULGIFT20 at checkout. Purchase at


SEARCYS – Share the love with Searcys gift vouchers and Champagne
This Black Friday, treat yourself and your loved ones to one of Searcys memorable experiences, ranging from traditional afternoon tea, lunch, and dinner with breath-taking views, to exclusive Champagne gift sets. Get 10% credit to your gift monetary voucher to spend on dining experiences at Searcys’ iconic restaurants and bars, as well as free UK-wide delivery for Searcys exclusive Champagne gift boxes (starting from 2 bottles). A free Searcys 1847 Club membership (worth £19) is included with every purchase of any Searcys Champagne gift boxes. Offers available on 26th November only. Purchase at


Francesco Mazzei’s Radici launches weekly Giro Pizza Club, from Tuesday 9th November

Radici, the Islington trattoria from acclaimed chef Francesco Mazzei, is launching Giro Pizza Club from Tuesday 9th November. Every Tuesday from 5pm for the fixed price of £15, diners can enjoy as many slices of pizza as they like from a menu of classics and revel in the Italian tradition of ‘Giro Pizza’, a common pastime to gather with friends in a local pizzeria and enjoy rounds of freshly made, delicious pizza.

Image courtesy of Radici

Pizzas will include the newly created Troppo Forte – blue cheese, ‘nduja and honey as well as classics such as Margherita and Tropeana – tuna, red onions. And the value won’t stop there, cheerful drinks menu will include the Negroni “del Mazzei” – Tanqueray Gin, Roslio, Cocchi Americano, Olives (£10) and Il Piccante – Absolut Vodka Citron, Elderflower Cordial, Honey, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Chilli (£10).

The perfect destination for a post-work or post-school mid-week treat, Radici’s Giro Pizza Club is an opportunity for guests to sample the variety of beloved and delicious pizzas on offer.

Every Tuesday from 5pm
Address: 30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD

Taste East Devon Launch Nine-Day Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 11th September – Sunday 19th September

A passionate community of award-winning venues, producers, chefs and restaurants throughout East Devon have joined forces to create the Taste East Devon Festival; an initiative to celebrate the incredible food and drink on offer in the region. Venues will open their doors to visitors with a series of food and drink events over the nine day festival. Some events will be ticketed, some will be open days.

The festival is a true ‘field to fork’ experience with founding members from Darts Farm, THE PIG-at Combe, River Cottage, Deer Park Country House, East Devon AONB, Mazzard Farm, Jack in the Green, Otter Brewery, Lympstone Manor and the Donkey Sanctuary.

Image courtesy of Taste East Devon

The nine-day festival will launch on Saturday 11th September and will encompass a selection of events for food lovers. From an evening with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage to a Darts Farm River Exe extravaganza cycling trail. Various restaurants in the area will create special menus and experiences throughout the week including a seafood tasting experience at The Salutation Inn and a ‘Totally East Devon’ menu at The Jack and The Green. The Donkey Sanctuary will be hosting a vegetarian afternoon and beer lovers may book a tour and BBQ at Otter Brewery. And for the big finale… this will be held at THE PIG-at Combe.

Taste East Devon Festival Chair and owner of Mazzard Farm holiday cottages, Ruud Jansen Venneboer comments: “East Devon has such a strong food community and is home to some of the most incredible names in the country; Michael Caines and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. We are a world class food destination and it’s time we started shouting about it!

Michael Dart, Director, Darts Farm comments: At Darts Farm we have always championed our amazing local artisan producers and now being able to work with other businesses that share our values to showcase East Devon is an incredible privilege. We are planning a whole host of events, from cooking demos and meet-the makers, to a ‘Mini Food Festival and Farm Feast’, down in our tipis with open wood fires cooking food and live music.

More information can be found over on their social media platforms or by visiting

James Martin’s Cookery School at Chewton Glen

At Hampshire’s award-winning hotel, Chewton Glen, James Martin’s Kitchen Cookery School is now open! Complete with a packed schedule of varied classes for all levels, all classes are led by jolly Chef Tutor, Steve Bulmer (Yorkshireman with over 20 years’ experience at Michelin level restaurants and cookery schools including Belmond Le Manor and Swinton Park).

This Spring / Summer there are over 45 different classes, including:

  • Pasta ProntoExhausted the Pasta Evangelists menu? This class goes back to basics teaching you how to make fresh pasta, filled ravioli, and simple sauces from a classic pesto to a quick Pomodoro (June 30th)
  • A Bird in The HandWaste not want not, this class teaches you how to use every part of a chicken to make delicious meals from stock to sauté and spicy wings (June 2nd)
  • Afternoon Tea Party: Learn to perfect the classic scone, dainty finger sandwiches and classic cakes. After a morning in the kitchen, settle down on the alfresco terrace with a glass of fizz and enjoy your creations (June 2nd / Aug 18th)
  • No Smoke Without Fire: Perfect your BBQ skills in time for summer with this grilling experience. Alongside classic BBQ favourites, this class is about succulent salads, delicious dips and mouth-watering marinades (date TBC)
  • Tour of ProvenceItalian Road Trip andGreek Odyssey each teach you how to cook the classics from these Mediterranean favourites, from meze platters and bouillabaisse to tangy tomato sauces and arancini (June 11th / July 17th / July 7th)
  • Alfresco Dinners: Teaches you how to prepare a menu ahead of time and cook multiple portions together, enabling you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests, outside in the sunshine! (June 25th / July 8th)
  • For KidsNot forgetting budding chefs, The Kitchen offers junior and teen classes in the summer holidays with themes including cakes & decorating, fish, and how to use spice (throughout school holidays)
  • Cook with James Martin: Coming soon! 

Full calendar of classes >

Prices: Evening (£89pp) / half day (£110pp) / full day (£190pp) / kids (£55pp)

Top 10 tips for barbecuing like a pro from Cornish chef James Strawbridge

With National Barbecue week around the corner (July 2nd – 11th) and the changeable weather taking a break (for now), many of us will be digging out our BBQs ready for a summer of gastronomy. While many of us will profess to be masters of the grill, some will be looking to avoid serving up burnt offerings or, worse still, undercooked health hazards. With that in mind, talented Cornish chef James Strawbridge has partnered up with online farm shop 44 Foods to share his top tips to ensure you’re barbecuing to perfection this summer. When James is not developing new recipes or directing photoshoots, he can be found foraging for wild food with his family or out at sea gig-rowing for his local club or painting the Cornish countryside.

Tip 1:

Cook over embers, not flames – be patient and wait for charcoal or wood to really burn down to achieve a strong constant heat to cook with. Once you have hot embers, it reduces the chance of flare-ups and gives you much more control on the grill.

Tip 2:

Veg power – try grilling vegetables over embers as the star of the show rather than just serving salads and veg kebabs on the side. Spring greens work really well, cauliflower steaks, radishes or peas in the pod can all be cooked in a grill basket.

Tip 3:

Low n Slow – have a go at a slow-cooked recipe this summer with some wood chips for a smokey flavour. Try your own beef brisket hot smoked down at 120˚C with an internal temp of 94˚C for 5-6 hours for an authentic tasting BBQ.

Tip 4:

Get down and dirty – try onions thrown straight onto the hot coals and cooked in their skins for 45 mins. Once blackened, slice in half to remove the sweet, tender onions from their charred outer layers and toss with parsley and butter.

Tip 5:

Chimney lighting – to avoid waiting till sundown to tuck into your BBQ, get efficient and buy a chimney to light your charcoal. They are really quick and easy to use and massively reduce the set-up time before you can start cooking.

Tip 6:

Don’t forget the mop – to avoid your food drying out, remember to baste, glaze or mop with a tasty BBQ sauce. Also, try adding a bowl of water into your BBQ oven if indirect grilling to keep your meat moist.

Tip 7:

Ole smoky – Add a handful of wood chips to your BBQ for a woody aroma and deep smoke ring. Try using apple, oak, hickory and cherry shavings.

Tip 8:

Probe safety – invest in a meat probe to keep an eye on the internal temperature of your food. They are really easy to use and help to understand what’s going on inside the BBQ.

Tip 9:

Burn baby burn – buy sustainably sourced charcoal to cook over rather than imported briquettes.

Tip 10:

Keep smiling – if you’re not smiling, then you are doing it all wrong! Enjoy cooking over fire this summer and be creative with your recipes.
To take the confusion out of choosing the right foods for your barbecue, James recommends trying a dedicated BBQ box from 44Foods

Philanthropic Pizzeria – Share A Slice

For each pizza bought, they donate one to those in need

South-London based pizzeria, Share A Slice, is a social enterprise restaurant, aiming to combat hunger suffered as a result of growing poverty across London. For each of their delicious pizzas purchased, Share A Slice donate one to those in need via their charity partners and weekly food drives. 

Share A Slice pride themselves on their authentic Neapolitan pizzas, using only the freshest of ingredients imported weekly from Italy, transporting your tastebuds to sunny Naples. Share A Slice was founded by Raj and Sandeep, following their extensive training in Naples, where they learnt to make high-quality, authentic pizzas under the watchful eye of Master Pizzaiolo, Enzo Coccia at Pizzeria La Notizia.

Founders Raj and Sandeep say ‘At Share A Slice, we think everyone deserves to have access to a hot meal, which is why our one for one model is at the very core of our brand ethos. Living in a pandemic for the past year has hit vulnerable groups hardest and stressed the importance of giving back to the local community. Buy a delicious pizza for yourself and give one to someone in need at the same time, it’s a win-win situation!’

The dynamic duo set up the philanthropic pizzeria following a conversation with a homeless man outside Old Street which highlighted the need for more sources of warm food for the community. This inspired their one for one model, donating one of their mouth-watering pizzas for each one purchased at either of their locations. Since opening in 2019 Share A Slice have donated 10,650 pizzas to various different charities.

Whether you’re looking to tuck into something tasty whilst surveying the city atop the famous Bussey building or down at Pop Brixton with your mates, Share A Slice have got you covered at their South London branches.  

By buying a delicious pizza for yourself, you’re ensuring someone who really needs it receives a hot meal at no extra cost. Share A Slice serve up delicious, authentic pizzas with a social conscience – it tastes good and does good.

National Meatball Day – 9th March

Eat like Tony Soprano with Frankie & Benny’s ‘Sopranos Special Meal Deal’

Tuesday, March 9 marks National Meatball Day and to celebrate the occasion in true Italian-American style, Frankie & Benny’s is offering an all-new, meal deal – the ‘Sopranos Special Meal Deal’ – giving customers a chance to dine like a don. 

Everyone’s favourite Italian-American restaurant has partnered with everyone’s favourite Italian-American TV franchise and is offering customers the chance to have the ultimate Sopranos night in, and save a massive £18.

Image courtesy of Frankie & Benny’s ‘Celebrate the Sopranos’

To extend the National Meatball Day celebrations, the ‘Sopranos Special Meal Deal’ offer will be available for click & collect at all Frankie & Benny’s restaurant sites across the UK from March 8 – March 31 and will include two Spaghetti & Meatball main dishes, garlic bread and two drinks, all for just £19.99 (saving £12.08).

Not only can you and a friend enjoy the excellent value signature dish ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’, but you’ll also receive half-priced tickets to the international premiere of the critically acclaimed docufilm ‘Celebrate The Sopranos’, to watch whilst you dine.

The exclusive £6, 50% off tickets (usually £12) to watch the ground-breaking Sopranos triple feature are available to anyone who signs up to the Frankie & Benny’s database or is an existing member. Just visit

The partnership and offer falls exactly 15 years after the sixth and final season of The Sopranos premiered, with the triple-feature ‘Celebrate The Sopranos’ providing a remarkable insight into the HBO hit show. Scheduled to hit cinemas around the world this March, due to the ongoing pandemic producers are instead making it available online for a limited season.

Image courtesy of Frankie & Benny’s

Gabby Barysaite, Senior Brand Manager at Frankie & Benny’s said: “Meatballs are our signature dish so National Meatball Day is one of the biggest days of the year for us. We wanted to celebrate it like never before and partnering with ‘Celebrate The Sopranos’ to create the ‘Sopranos Special Meal Deal’ gives us and customers the perfect opportunity to do just that. What could be better than staying in, enjoying a freshly made Frankie & Benny’s and kicking back and watching this epic Sopranos docufilm? We hope our customers enjoy it as much as we do.”

The near three-hour ‘Celebrate The Sopranos’ experience consists of ‘My Dinner With Alan: A Sopranos Session’ as well as two BONUS films – ‘The Last Supper: A Sopranos Session’ and ‘David Chase: A Sopranos Session’ – and offers fans a unique insight into the hit show courtesy of the critics, leading cast members and a highly rare interview with mastermind creator, David Chase. 

Filling the void of The Sopranos prequel movie ‘The Many Saints of Newark’, which was again postponed from March to September, Sopranos fans can rejoice. The world exclusive screenings of these never-before-seen films will be available for three weeks starting on March 8.

To order the ‘Sopranos Special Meal Deal’ visit:

To stream ‘Celebrate the Sopranos’ visit:

Thousands of marmalade jars pour in from around the world for the Marmalade Awards, despite lockdowns, new regulations and winter storms

In spite of a difficult year, marmalade makers have proven their resilience. Entrants have posted thousands of jars to Dalemain ready for the 2021 Marmalade Awards. Marmalades have arrived from around the globe – Japan, Australia, Canada and the Czech Republic are now all regular entrants, but this year’s competition has also seen arrivals from Kuwait, Honduras, Brazil and Zambia.

Marmalade making is a very personal thing, and this has been especially evident this year. Entrants have included messages and notes, and one Japanese marmalade maker even sent a jar with heart-shaped peel inside, and the wish that ‘marmalade will connect everyone’s hearts.’ Organisers have also been delighted to unwrap marmalade with knitted woolly hats, hand drawn labels and even, in one case, its own horse and carriage!

More time spent in the kitchen has also allowed entrants to be to be especially inventive, with homemade marmalade makers adding all kinds of new ingredients. Knotweed, gorse flowers, rowan berries and star anise have all been added to the citrus preserve, in the hope of standing out from the competition.

The Rathbones First Timers category has seen staff from their Kendal office don chef hats and get slicing with their families, hopefully sparking lifelong marmalade making obsessions! This category has been hugely popular this year, following a quiet winter of being ‘locked down’. One such entry comes from a teenager who spent January making marmalade to his gran’s recipe, instead of going on his planned gap year.

The judging has been delayed until it is safe to recommence, and organisers hope to announce the award winners on 20th June at Dalemain, as part of their annual Plant Fair. The winning marmalade recipe will be replicated by award-winning producers Thursday Cottage and sold at Dalemain and Fortnum & Mason’s, in their famous Piccaddily store.

Awards founder Jane Hasell-McCosh says: ‘We just weren’t sure how the Awards would go this year, and we have been blown away by our entrants, who have sent jars from all over the world. It really does mean so much to them, and to us. We cannot wait to get back to the judging, and find our winner!’

The Awards take place with the generous support of Fortnum & Mason, Rathbones, Armstrong Watson, Thursday Cottage and Lycetts.

To find out more about the Awards, visit

Most expensive baking box of Christmas treats retails for £39,000

With just a month until Christmas, Britain Loves Baking, a direct-to-consumer baking box company which was established during the COVID pandemic, has unveiled the world’s most expensive baking box full of luxurious seasonal treats.

Costing £39,000, the box was dreamed up by the ex-director of food of Harrods and Selfridges, Bruce Langlands, and Michelin trained chef and Britain Loves Baking founder, Greg Wixted. It includes the recipes for 10 occasions throughout the season, including the ingredients to create showstopping centrepieces for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve dinner parties, plus bakes for breakfast and treats, serving 6-8 to 12 portions per recipe.

The contents of each hand-crafted box includes everything required to create a real festive feast of decadent bakes, sweet treats, breads and desserts.

Some highlights include the South African coin the Krugerrand to add to your Christmas puddings instead of the traditional sixpence, a 40-year-old rare whiskey to soak your Christmas cake, and the ingredients for a Smoked Chocolate Whisky Cake using Rare Harvest New Zealand Manuka Honey which costs £1,200 per 250g.

To’ak chocolate is also included to craft your own chocolate Christmas house which sits atop of your Christmas Celebration cake (£900) and features a roof that hides mini Le Grand Louis XVI chocolates by Debauve and Gallais at £750 for 200g.

For breakfasts and lunches, there are all the steps to create Royal bread rolls using Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2008 champagne and hand-milled Andalusian flour which blends 250 mg of gold dust for a crusty Golden Loaf and afternoon tea donuts filled cherry truffle and To’ak El Nino Harvest 2016 chocolate and a filling made from Sato Nishiki Cherries.

Speaking about the baking box, Bruce Langlands commented, “This baking box is essential for anyone who is a self-confessed foodie and is looking to bring true decadence to their Christmas festivities.”

Boxes are hand-delivered to any UK address and all the recipes and guides are included on a dedicated streaming tablet that comes included. Plus, buyers get 10-day access to a pastry chef and baker for 12 hours a day who can provide tips and suggestions! For those who want to forego this option, it can reduce the cost by £6,000.

Gingerbread County House Estates – image courtesy of Britain Loves Baking

The crowning glory of the baking box is the Gingerbread County House Estates gingerbread house. Available in four designs, the house comes complete with blueprints and is created by top architects and designers including contemporary artist Laura Harold, home designer and architect Paul Lyon, and cake decorator Jackie de Broise.

Langlands said, “Gingerbread houses are such fun and offer a real experience, especially this year, whether you are looking for a family activity, using the finished item as a focal point for seasonal décor or as the perfect gift for a foodie. I can highly recommend whichever option you go for. Have fun!”

Britain Loves Baking has gingerbread houses available from £39 to £150 for those who don’t want to splash out on the full baking box.

Dishpatch Announces Christmas Feasts and Welcomes New Names Chishuru and Parsons

Feast-box delivery specialists Dishpatch have launched three very special, complete Christmas menus. On sale now, for delivery on Wednesday 23rd December in time for the big day, they are: 

  • The Turkey Feast by Andrew Edmunds, a classic turkey roast with all the trimmings, starters of Irish smoked salmon and beetroot & walnut pesto with chickpea pancake, sticky toffee pudding for dessert, and petits fours.
  • The Beef Banquet by 10 Greek Street, an indulgent feast of Christmas classics from Welsh ribeye to truffle gratin, with date & treacle pudding, Tunworth cheese and chocolate florentines to finish.
  • The Christmas Twist from Bubala, an entirely vegetarian festive feast inspired by the Middle-East. Ideal for those looking for something less traditional but still celebratory, it includes beetroot carpaccio, cauliflower Wellington, sprouts with Ras-el-Hanout walnuts and dates, and Bubala’s Christmas trifle. 

Dishpatch has also revealed menus from two new restaurant partners: a West African Feast from Chishuru, Joké Bakare’s acclaimed Brixton restaurant, featuring ekuru, beef ayamase, attasi rice, plantain and chocolate cake; and a Classic Fish Supper from Parsons, the elegant Covent Garden seafood restaurant, which includes flatbreads with seaweed butter, marinated octopus, fish pie, and chocolate mousse with toasted pistachios.

These new menus can be ordered for delivery on Friday 27th November and 4th, 11th or 18th December.

For every box ordered, Dishpatch will donate £1 to homelessness charity StreetSmart, whose annual fundraising campaign in restaurants in November and December, whereby a voluntary donation is added to diners’ bills, has been made impossible by lockdown. Kimberley Coke of StreetSmart says, “We are delighted with this partnership; Dishpatch have stepped up to help StreetSmart at a time when it’s needed most, as the pandemic has left many homeless and unemployed.”