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