While a lot of restaurants are planning for reopening and meal kits are winding down, some have no outdoor space to work with, and others want to make up for the loss of capacity by keeping a certain number of meal kits going. Whether you've been unable to get a booking, can't face the crowds or don't want to book a babysitter, here's who's continuing with meal kits for June (or just very good takeaway)...
(s) - Special Occasion
(c) - Casual
(v) / (vg) Vegetarian/Vegan
(d) / (D) - Limited Dublin delivery / Dublinwide Delivery
(n) - Nationwide Delivery
(w) - Work involved
(f) - Family Friendly
(1) - Meals for one
1) Clanbrassil House (s) (v) (w) (1)
Clanbrassil House head chef Gráinne O'Keefe announced she was moving on at the start of April, and we don't know who's taking over from her yet, but a brand new menu is due to start soon, which will continue to be available for collection on Fridays and Saturdays. Once it's live you'll be able to order here.
2) Bastible (s) (v) (w) (1)
Bastible's meal kits are available for collection Thursday - Saturday from 1600 - 19:00, and the five course menu (plus bread and snacks) will definitely be worthy of your next special occasion. May's menu included new season asparagus with curd cheese, Salter's farm pork belly with sweet onions and mead, and brown butter and plum frangipane with honey cream. No word on June's menu's yet but it should be announced this week. Order here.
3) Boco (c) (v) (vg) (d) (w) (f)
Boco are the latest pizza restaurant to join the bake at home brigade. Bases come half-baked to be finished in the oven at home, with crushed tomato sauce, Fior di Latte cheese and the toppings for whichever ones you pick, as well as that all important woodfired garlic mayo. Delivery is available within 10km of the restaurant in Dublin 1 from Friday - Sunday and they get cheaper the more you order. Kits keep for three days and can be ordered on their website. They do their usual menu for takeaway too.
4) Asador/Prado (c) (d) (w) (f)
Sister restaurants Asador and Prado have six at home meal boxes available, with four designed for the barbecue. They've covered a lot of bases from a healthy Mediterranean box with piri piri chicken and halloumi sticks, to ultimate BBQ boxes. Available for collection or delivery Thursday - Sunday and they cover most of Dublin. Check out their boxes here.
5) Bia Rebel, Belfast (c) (v) (n) (w) (f) (1)
Belfast ramen mecca Bia Rebel have launched at home kits for nationwide delivery (ROI and UK) and this is one we can't wait to get our hands on. There's a vegetarian (£16) or a pork option (£20), each serving two people, and it comes with handmade noodles, miso broth and toppings. Delivery to the ROI is £6.50 and you can order here.
6) Grano, Stoneybatter (c) (v) (w) (f) (1)
Grano is keeping their collection menu going until they can reopen for indoor dining, with homemade pastas, sauces, cured meats and tiramisu for dessert. The OGs are still there, like the cacio e pepe and the amatriciana with black pig guanciale, but they're also doing weekly specials, like fresh egg pasta with truffle and a creamy sauce with salsiccia and parmesan. Collection is available Friday and Saturday from 13:00 - 18:30, and you can place an order here.
7) The Shelbourne, St. Stephen's Green (s) (v) (d) (w) (1)
The Shelbourne are keeping a few at home options going for June, including afternoon tea, beef wellington with all the sides, and excellent cocktails for €20 a bottle plus garnishes (two serves). Available for collection or delivery within 10km of the hotel (€10). See all the details here.
8) Craft, Harold's Cross (s) (v) (w) (1)
Craft's set menu is available for collection on Friday and Saturday nights and will continue until mid-June before they shut for renovations (including an expanded outdoor area). It's €35 for one and €70 for two and there's a choice of main courses including a vegetarian option. Order here.
9) Mister S, Camden Street (c) (D) (w) (f) (1)
Mister S are taking a break but will be back from the week of the 7th June with their heat at home options available for collection or delivery, with a three-course meal for two costing €49. There's also a ready to eat menu for collection only, from an à la carte menu. Order here.
10) Little Forest (c) (v) (vg) (f) (1)
The pizza master is back, and the reviews are better than ever. After parting ways with Pi last year, Reggie White has taken over the pizza oven at Little Forest in Blackrock, the third opening from John and Sandy Wyer, along with former 2IC Shane Windrum. The critics love it, the collection spots sell out every week, and they're mixing up the menu regularly - although we're still not over the fact that we missed the one with roast cauliflower, Taleggio, grapes and brown butter. Praying for a comeback. Orders go live every Monday at 10:00 for that week and you can book a collection slot (if you're fast) here.
11) Michie Sushi (c) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
Michie services most of South Dublin for crispy salmon temaki, tuna maki and fire dragon rolls, alongside katsu currys, yaki soba and seaweed salads. Collection is available from their three branches in Ranelagh, Dun Laoghaire and Sandyford, with delivery charges ffrom €2.50 - €3.50. See their menu and order here.
12) Kakilang, Dublin 1 (c) (d) (f) (1)
Bubble tea and fried chicken house Kakilang had barely gotten off the ground before the lockdowns began, but buoyed by the response of their customers they've stayed open for takeaway throughout, and have started offering a delivery services to different parts of Dublin each day (you can check their weekly schedule on Instagram). Taiwanese chicken steak, chicken wings with Korean and Japanese sauces, and takoyaki (octopus balls) are the savoury options, with filled croissants, cheesecake and crêpe cakes for dessert. There are 25 different types of bubble tea, all customisable with fruit, tapioca and jelly toppings, and they do excellent value meal deals.
13) Michael's, Mount Merrion & Sutton (s) (w) (f) (1)
Michael's is planning to take on the day reservations for their few outdoor tables, but they're keeping the ready to eat meals and meal kits going from Michael's in Mount Merrion and Sutton. Collection slots for hot food will be available on their website.
14) The Dough Bros, Galway (c) (n) (w) (f)
Galway pizzeria The Dough Bros send their DIY pizza kits nationwide, containing 3 wood-fired pizza bases, roasted garlic dips and toppings of your choice. The kit is €35 and delivery is €3.50. Order here.
15) The Legal Eagle, Dublin 1 (s) (v) (D) (w) (1)
The Legal Eagle/Winding Stair is now available in the comfort of your own home, complete with treacle brown bread, bacon and cheese crisps, and bread and butter pudding with whiskey caramel sauce (epic is the word). For mains there's a choice of Châteaubriand, olive-fed pork belly, fish or vegetarian options, and the Toonsbridge goat's curd panna cotta with fresh figs, onion marmalade and hazelnuts is worth an order alone. Currently available Friday and Saturday and they're planning on keeping them going for June. Order here.
16) Uno Mas, Dublin 2 (s) (v) (D) (w) (1)
Uno Mas’ gildas, tortilla and flan de queso are on every Dublin food to-do list, and now you can have them delivered to your door – you can even buy the perfect tortilla making pan to make sure it’s just right. They don’t always feature in each week’s set menu (available for one or two people), but can be added on – and you really should add them on. Other optional extras include cured meats, tinned fish and olive oil, as well as sherry, wine and cocktails, so enough to set you up for a very nice weekend. They're keeping going until the end of June and are available for collection and delivery from Thursday - Saturday, costing €32 for one or €62 for two. Order here.
17) Etto, Dublin 2 (s) (v) (w) (1)
Etto's meal kits will be going until at least the end of June, with a set menu for two people costing €60. It includes olives, almonds, cured meats and sourdough, then a weekly changing starter, main and dessert. The food comes cold with minimal assembly at home, and collections are available from Thursday - Sunday. Menus and how to order should go live on their website soon.
18) Tang, Dublin 1 & 2 (s) (vg) (D) (w) (f) (1)
We love Tang’s healthy, Middle-Eastern vibe (and their nut butter, never forget the nut butter), and their dinner box for two is excellent value at €45. You get four nibbles, a main with three sides, and a dessert, and this week features lovely things like McNally Farm Crown Prince Pumpkin hummus, Sean Ring’s organic roast chicken with cardamom and caramelised onion, and a chocolate torte with sweet tahini. Deliveries Friday and Saturday. Order here.
19) Juniors, Dublin 4 (s) (v) (1)
20) Pickle, Dublin 2 (s) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
Pickle are doing takeaway from their Camden Street restaurant until they can reopen, including their kid goat mince curry, venison keema samosas, and takda dahl. It's available for collection or delivery and you'll need to book a slot on their website here.
21) Margadh, Howth (c) (v) (w) (f) (1)
Mamó in Howth have stopped their supper club menu so they can have a rest before looking towards reopening, but you can still get heat at home mains from the same kitchen team from their upmarket food shop Margadh a few doors down.
22) The Cake Café, Dublin 2 (s) (v) (D) (f)
For some serious escapism, The Cake Café will deliver afternoon tea to your door, with prosecco cocktails as an optional add on. It costs €49.80 for two and includes mini sandwiches, cakes, scones and teas, and they deliver anywhere in Dublin for €10. Order here.
23) Bujo, Sandymount (c) (v) (vg) (n) (w) (f)
We have a lot of love for Bujo’s perfectly crafted burgers, and this is another one for the nationwide delivery list. Their masterpiece kit comes with everything you need to make four doubles and four singles, so you just need to round up some friends and family (if allowed), or commit to multiple days of eating burgers, which won’t be an issue. Kits are €40 and can be ordered here. Delivery is every Friday, with the cut off the day before at 12pm.
24) Mulberry Garden, Donnybrook (s) (v) (D) (w)
Mulberry Garden in Donnybrook are continuing a limited amount of dinner boxes for June. A three-course menu for two for €65 from Thursday - Sunday, with a weekly changing menu focusing on seasonal Irish produce. Collection only. Get involved here.
25) Uno Pizza, Rathmines (c) (v) (n) (w) (f)
Uno Pizza’s at home kits are probably the closest you’re going to get to wood-fired pizza made fresh at home. The clever frying pan/oven method produces a surprisingly good result, and they provide everything you need for a margarita or diavola. You can also add on prosecco, wine or beer. Order here.
26) Dax, Dublin 2 (s) (1)
If you've got something to celebrate, upmarket Dax is keeping their Friday and Saturday night dinners going. It's one of the pricier options in the city right now at €48 per person for three courses, but yellowfin tuna, smoked Challans duck and Dublin Bay prawn ravioli don't come cheap. See the menu here.
27) China Sichuan, Sandyford (s) (v) (vg) (w) (f) (1)
China Sichuan in Sandyford have started doing cook-at-home kits alongside their regular takeaway menu. Options include black pepper merlot beef and dan dan noodles, and they cost €22.50 and feed two. Or you can just save yourself the work and order some "Man & Wife" spicy beef slices and soft-shell crab to go. Reserve a collection spot via their website.
28) Bistro One, Foxrock (c) (v) (f) (1)
29) Woodruff, Stepaside (s) (v) (1)
Woodruff in Stepaside will be continuing their takeaway from an á la carte menu from Thursday - Saturday night for collection only. The menu might include charred line caught winter mackerel with beetroot kimchi, and white choocolate, clementine, lavender and pistachio mille feuille, and comes out at around €40 a head for snacks, three courses and sides, but you can order as much or as little as you want. There's also a pop up wine shop and Bar 1661 cocktails to take home. See the menu and book on their website.
30) Street By Sunil, Clonskeagh (c) (v) (vg) (f) (1)
Pickle's Sunil Ghai opened the more casual Street By Sunil in Clonskeagh a few months ago, and the critics have already been describing it as "sublime" and "beautiful food". The curries, kebab boxes and 36-hour black dahl are available for takeaway from Wednesday - Monday, with orders by phone or via their website.
31) Richmond, Portobello (s) (1)
Richmond have a weekly changing call and collect menu, with starters, mains, sides, desserts and wine, so a one-stop shop. They're operating from 17:00 - 21:00 Thursday and Friday, and from 14:00 - 21:00 on Saturday. Call them on 01 4788783 to order, and you can see the current menu on their website.
32) The Fumbally, Dublin 8 (c) (v) (vg) (w) (f) (1)
The Fumbally's Wednesday and Friday dinners are the calm we need in our lives right now. On Wednesday you'll get a main and a dessert for €18 (last week was tinga tacos and chocolate chilli brownies), and Friday is lasagne night (€13.50). Orders via their website, where you can also add on jars of Fumbally ferments, Harry's nutbutter and natural wines.
33) 3 Leaves, Blackrock (s) (v) (vg) (f) (1)
3 Leaves is doing takeaway from 12:00 - 15:00 Wednesday - Friday for their "taster thali", and 12:30 - 17:00 Saturday and Sunday for Indian street food and their special chicken biriyani. They're hoping to be open for dinner soon.
34) Gaillot et Gray, Dublin 8 (c) (v) (f) (1)
Bread and pizza mecca Gaillot et Gray is open for collections from 08:00 - 21:00 Wednesday - Saturday, with pizzas from 16:00, including their new special with roast aubergine, garlic, semi sun-dried tomato, caramelised red onion and Toulouse sausage. Call them on 01 4547781 to order.
35) Kinara Group (c) (v) (vg) (f) (1)
Kinara in Clontarf and Ranelagh, as well as Kajal in Malahide, are continuing with their limited takeout menu with 15% off menu prices, available Thursday - Sunday from 17:00 - 21:00. They're doing starters like Aloo Tiki and Behari Kebab (marinated beef tenderloin cooked over charcoal), and mains like Jalfrezi Jhinga and Bhuna Gosht. Orders can be made via whatsapp - full details here.
36) Nunki Tea House, Dun Laoghaire (s) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
Regional Chinese specialists Nunki Tea House in Dun Laoghaire are open for delivery or collection with a huge menu including specialties that need to be pre-booked 24 hours in advance. You can choose from stewed pork ribs with pickled cabbage; prawns with crab sticks, black fungi and wolfberries, or Nunki's special deep-fried milk custard. See the menu and how to order here.
37) Hang Dai Chinese, Dublin 2 (s) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
Modern Camden Street Chinese Hang Dai have a takeaway and delivery menu featuring favourites like their sesame prawn sourdough toast with yuzu mayo and mapo tofu with minced pork, along with their take on classic takeaway dishes like crispy, sticky sweet and sour pork with roasted pineapple and Kentucky fried kung pao chicken with peanuts and chilli. They're also doing a Hang Dai box set with a selection of dishes serving 2-3 people. To order call them on 01 5458888 or head to Deliveroo.
38) Nightmarket, Ranelagh (s) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
Thai restaurant Nightmarket is offering collection and delivery within a 7.5km radius of their Ranelagh restaurant. It's the same extensive (often spicy) menu and is availale from Wednesday - Sunday for the moment. See their menu and order here.
39) Riba, Stillorgan (c) (v) (d) (f) (1)
Stillorgan restaurant Riba are doing family style mains, grazing platters and an à la carte menu for delivery and collection. Spicy chicken wings, whole black sole and hand-rolled pappardelle with Italian sausage ragu and buffalo mozzarella are all on the menu, as well as trays of tiramisu and cannoli, and they're offering their wine list at wine shop prices. Open Wednesday - Sunday - see the menu and order here.
40) Cirillo's, Dublin 2 (c) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
Good news for Cirillo's fans (which seems to be all of you), their pizzas (and truffle aioli) are available for delivery or collection from the restaurant. We very much recommend the Calabra with tomato sauce, mozzarella, nduja, Young Buck blue cheese & basil, or you can't go wrong with their classic Margherita, and truffle aioli is non-negotiable. See their menu and how to order here.
41) One Society, Dublin 1 (c) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
One Society are doing pizzas and pastas for collection and delivery from Wednesday - Sunday. Pizzas include the 'Sizzling Garlic Prawn' with Toonsbridge mozzarella, parma ham and fresh chilli, and 'The Farmers Wife' with Toonsbridge mozzarella, red onion, parmesan and slow cooked pulled brisket from the owner's sister’s farm, and pastas are the usual suspects like arrabbiata and spaghetti bolognese. See the menu and order on their website.
42) Lobstar, Monkstown (s) (f) (1)
Lobstar are doing pretty much their full menu for collection from Tuesday - Sunday, and yes there's lobster - whole with garlic ginger butter and fries, and lobster rolls. There's also oysters, seafood linguine and steak, and you can see the menu and number to call here.
43) Ananda (s) (v) (vg) (f) (1)
Longtime ATF favourite Ananda have a dine at home menu featuring popular dishes like their Old Delhi chaat platter, Goan seafood curry and gulab jamun (warm, caramelised milk dumplings). There's also an early bird for €26, a tasting menu for €70 for two, and a children's menu. See all the details here.
44) Gursha, Phibsborough (c) (v) (vg) (d) (f) (1)
Ethiopian Gursha and doing collection or local delivery from their Phibsborough base, comprising of five mixed dishes or six vegan ones for €21. Extra injera (a spongy teff based pancake to mop everything up) is €3. Order and choose from the menu here.
45) Potager, Skerries (s) (v) (1)
46) Back 2 Dine (s) (D) (w)
47) The Butcher Grill (s) (c) (D) (n) (w) (f) (1)
The Butcher Grill in Ranelagh have quite a few options for food at home - a weekly three course set menu, a steak box, a hot food menu collected ready to eat, and a Sunday roast (also ready to eat). Delivery is available in Dublin south inside the M50, or collections can be made from the restaurant, and as of late April they're offering nationwide delivery for €9! See all of their menus and order here.