There’s only one place you can drink right now: Your home. But if you’re anything like us, the only drinks you have indoors include a six-pack of Fosters someone brought to your housewarming party last January, and a bottle of WKD whose origin story is unknown.
So here are places that can stock your bar via delivery. Even though you can’t go drink at these restaurants and bars, you can still support them (and drink something great) by ordering from them. We’ll keep updating this guide with more information - so stay tuned, and stay well.
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DELIVERY ACROSS LONDON
This little Italian wine bar and shop on Leonard Street in Shoreditch have launched a new #wineonwheels service. In true Italian fashion they’re delivering across London on their trusty Vespa, with countless independent bottles to choose from. You can also get involved in their £25 aperitivo pack with artisanal cheese and ham.
Hacha is home to our favourite margarita in London. We once referred to it as ‘an astonishing delicious feat of alcohol alchemy’ and now you can get their crystal clear mirror margarita delivered to your front door. Each 500ml bottle is priced at £35 but you’ll need to get two bottles to qualify for delivery.
Fun fact: P. Franco is one of our highest rated restaurants in London. Here’s another: they’re now delivering their wines across London from their online shop. Look out for their mixed 6 wine selection for £77.
Part of the P. Franco family, Bright are not only delivering their menu of excellent wines across London, they’re also available for collection if you’re a London Fields local. Hit up their website to see the full wine list and place an order.
Quality Wines has a special place in our heart. We regularly hit up this excellent wine shop and grocery for our lunch, a bottle of something nice for the weekend, or several slices of ginger loaf. Now, you can get curated cases of wine delivered every Friday. Plus, they’re holding regular virtual wine tastings.
St. John, a restaurant that we’d usually visit for any and every occasion, has got any and every one of your home wine needs covered with delivery throughout the UK. Their mixed cases range from the rosé-focused pink set to the classic St John 12 bottle collection for £215, and you can also order their surprisingly affordable boxed wines that start at £38 for three litres.
The Sun Tavern is part of the same family of drinking dens as our East End favourite Discount Suit Company and you can now hit up their online shop for everything from big bottled cocktails to a ‘lucky dip’ box of beers. Their Quarantini Kit for £30 comes with 4 large cocktail serves of either negroni, boulevardier, or old fashioned. The best part is they’re doing free same day delivery too.
Whisky, whisky, and more whisky. If you like the sound of that then place an order with old school whisky shop Milroys. This Soho spot is not only delivering across London, but also across the UK so it’s worth keeping in mind whether you’re after a highland malt for your Friday night in or something special from the ’90s to send as a gift.
BOTHYBEATS might sound like the Tik Tok dance you spent hours attempting to master last night but it’s actually the code that will get you 15% off at Mountgrove Bothy’s online wine shop. This neighbourhood wine bar in Highbury is currently expanding their delivery selection but for now you can find a great mixed three-pack of wine for £40, as well as a 24-pack of craft beer for £50.
We’re already missing Crate Brewery’s sourdough pizzas but thanks to their website there’s no need to miss their craft beers. Everything from their core lagers to limited edition flavoured beers are available online, with their 20-bottle case options falling around the £40 mark.
For the first time ever, you can now buy London Shell Co’s own-brand sparkling white wine to enjoy at home. A full case is available for £117 on this website, using the password Duch3ss-sTar - very cryptic, we know. Put on that old fancy dress hat you pretend you don’t own, cook a nice piece of fish, get your flatmate to make questionable river noises, and your Wednesday night at sea is sorted.
Bar Douro is a little Portuguese restaurant in the City that we’d usually recommend for a laidback, romantic date. Now, we’re recommending them for Portuguese wines delivered straight to your front door. You can pick anything from their curated wine list to collect, or go for a six-bottle case with free delivery. Plus, for every bottle purchased they’re donating £1 to Hospitality Action.
Rock Leopard very well might sound like our dads’ inevitable Def Leppard cover band, but it’s actually a craft beer company based in South East London. If you happen to live in Bexley, Greenwich, or Dartford you can get quick, local delivery. But don’t worry, they’re also delivering across London and the rest of the UK from their online shop.
Aptly named Bottle Apostle have shops in Victoria Park Village, Crouch End, Clapham, and Primrose Hill. If you happen to live in any of the above then you can swing by to pick them up between 11 and 6pm, or simply order in from delivery apps.
The spot provides craft beer for some of our favourite London restaurants, including St John, Blacklock, Hoppers, and Brigadiers. Now, at their online store you’ll find big, mixed cases full of beers from independent breweries, and even the odd bottled cocktail. London delivery is also free.
Vins is a little neighbourhood wine bar that, thanks to their low-intervention wines and comfortable feel, we have a proper soft spot for. You can order everything from a fruity pinot noir to a chenin blanc that’s perfect for sipping over a slice of cheese. And yes, you can also get their 18-month comte delivered.
Holloway Road’s #1 wine and cheese hangout is delivering all over London. Email email@example.com or hit this link to get wine, cheese, charcuterie - the lot - straight to your door.
Now, you probably weren’t expecting this, but Low Intervention wines deliver… Low Intervention Wines. There are countless bottles to choose from, whether you want to invest in some future classics for your cellar (cupboard) or a selection of rare rosés to sip on whilst you sit in the garden. Order before 1.30pm for next-day delivery.
The Proofing Room is a speakeasy-style basement bar from the people behind one of our favourite drinking spots, The Vault. You can now get a bunch of their cocktails delivered in batch, including a coconut butter old fashioned, their big highball, and a tequila and habanero fizz. Princes start at a tenner and if you happen to live within a three-mile radius of Commercial Street, same-day delivery is free.
The Vintner are an independent wine merchant that are not only delivering everything from chenin blancs to riojas across London, they’re also delivering nationwide - and the best part is that there are plenty of options around the £10 mark. Heads up, they’re also donating 100% of their profits to Hospitality Action if you order between now and Easter Day.
Cow. Goat. Soft. Ewe. No, we haven’t finally succumbed to our daily quarantine breakdown, we’re listing the types of cheese you can order along with Authentique’s excellent selection of wines. You can expect everything from natural reds to surprisingly affordable sparkling wines, and although they’re open from 10am to 8pm for collection, they’re also delivering locally around Tufnell Park.
La Fromagerie have been selling wine and cheese for over 25 years but their delivery service is brand new. Hit them up for their in-house wines, crackers, and a selection of seriously tasty cheese.
Scientists say that if you drink two bottles of wine on a Friday night but also order organic date and walnut spread, then you’re still a functioning grown-up. And when we say scientists, we mean us. This Camden spot specialises in artisanal food but they’ve also got wine, spirits, and beer available for next-day delivery. Heads up, they’re covering the following postcodes: NW1, N1, NW3, NW5, NW8, WC1.
Our inner student shed a tear when we first saw Bodega Rita’s new bagged negroni mix. Their £20 batched cocktails are available for delivery around King’s Cross from their new drop-off situation, Rita’s 4 U on the Slerp app. They also have plenty of natural wines and are launching ready-to-drink margaritas too.
The people behind this Kentish Town dive bar have hustled up a whole range of creative quarantini batched-cocktails, as well as classics like negronis, margaritas, and old fashioneds. For £32.50, you get five servings. Plus, they’ve also got a bunch of pressed juices, all of which you can order here.
Finsbury Park’s Oak N4 is usually a buzzing neighbourhood bar with lots of wine and lots of feel-good atmosphere. If you live within the three-mile radius, you can get three bottles delivered for £50 and take part in their virtual wine tasting on Saturday night.
See above, but you know, replace Farringdon with Deptford. Order before 5pm for same-day delivery.
Calling all wine drinkers that live within a one-mile radius of Elephant And Castle - Diogenes The Dog’s excellent collection of wines are now available to be delivered. You can also get their charcuterie to your door if you’re looking to make a night of it.
Goldfinch is a small Tooting bar serving big-deal cocktails. We’re fans of their white negroni and Clover Club classic, and all of their daily, creative specials we’ve tried have been top-notch. Although they’re only working with collection at the moment, you can buy their entire menu bottled to takeaway and as an added bonus they’re offering 25% off standard prices.
Lechevalier is a wine bar in Southwark that’s offering free delivery within a one or two mile radius on all of the best things: wine, cheese, charcuterie, and bread. If you’re not sure what you want, DM them. They seem very nice.
The Laughing Heart arguably sounds like the self-help book we all need right now, but it’s actually a cool, neighbourhood spot in Hackney that is super popular with locals thanks its eclectic menu and, importantly, its great selection of wines. Click here to see their reds, whites, fizz, rosé, spirits, and skin contact options that start from £19. They’re delivering in and around Hackney.
Forest Road brewed their first 60 litre batch of beer in a garden back in 2015. That might sound like the beginning of the next Hangover film, but it’s actually the beginning of you sipping on their craft beers from the comfort of your sofa. They’re doing next-day delivery - or same-day if you’re lucky - around Hackney, including their aptly named Posh Lager and a new Stay Home brew that will donate £1 to the NHS for every one sold.
200 wines will likely become the name of our memoir but for now, it’s also how many different bottles you can get delivered from Newcomer Wines. This little Dalston-based wine bar is delivering within a 3-mile radius through the Slerp app, but if you’re not in a rush or fall outside the catchment area you can still get their wines delivered in 2-3 days by placing an order on their website.
Nobody Asked Me is not only a statement relating to our lack of virtual party invites, it’s also a neighbourhood cocktail bar in Lower Clapton. They’re now delivering everything from lagers, to gin martinis, to wine, to big-deal spirits and mixers.
When all of this is over, you should know that Bar Tincture on Brick Lane makes a mean Sazerac. What you should know right now is that they’re delivering a limited number of their more creative zero-waste cocktails, including a rhubarb, kombucha, and tequila number.
Do you live within a two-mile radius of Farringdon? Well, congratulations, because you can now get a selection of the Winemaker’s Club’s wines delivered. You can order directly from their website and there are mixed case discounts with 5% off six bottles and 10% off 12 bottles.