NB: Last updated on 20th February 2022. This blog post was originally written during the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic and featured many restaurant meal kits, it has since been updated in 2022 to reflect restaurants that still offer ‘at home’ meal kits. Enjoy!
Bring the restaurant experience to your dinner table with restaurant meal kits where the chefs have done most of the cooking, and all you need to do is finish it off with some light cooking and plating up at home, following their step-by-step instructions.
One thing that the lockdowns in the Covid-19 pandemic taught us was that we don’t have to travel far to enjoy restaurant-standard meals. In fact, we can treat ourselves to an indulgent, multi-course, restaurant-standard meal at home from some of the best restaurants in the area!
Take a look at some of these fantastic restaurant meal kits from some amazing local restaurants.
Barrio Comida, Durham City Centre
Barrio Comida’s DIY taco kits are a fun and delicious way to enjoy their signature Barrio dinners in the comfort of your own home. The kits serve two, and are available in limited numbers to be collected daily from their restaurant – which I think is a major draw as a lot of other ‘At Home’ kits are available only on selected days throughout the week or month.
Finbarr’s Restaurant, Durham
Available Wednesday to Saturday for collection from the restaurant in Durham, Finbarr’s has a weekly changing menu where you can choose a three-course menu to tuck in to at home, as well as a steak night menu option which would be perfect for a cosy date night at home!
Heat & Eat, Sachins, Newcastle City Centre
This well-loved Indian restaurant found on the bank behind Newcastle Central Station has a Heat & Eat menu which changes weekly. It comes with starters, main courses, rice and naan bread, all freshly cooked – all you need to do is heat it at home!
The Patricia At Home, Jesmond
A fabulous set menu for two (or for one to eat across two days!), The Patricia At Home comes with bread, two starters to share, a main course and a dessert, with a vegetarian alternative available for the main.
Pizza Punks, Newcastle City Centre
Choose from the two pack or four pack Punk Bake At Home For Two and enjoy totally customisable restaurant-standard pizzas in the comfort of your own home. These pizzas from Pizza Punks in Newcastle come par-baked and all you need to do is finish them off in your oven.
This list is by no means complete, and I will continue to add to it when I can. If you know of any more local restaurant meal kits – simply fill in the comment box at the bottom of this blog post with the name and location of the restaurant.