the best last-minute finish-at-home deliveries for easter
Easter’s not just about chocolate, you know. We’ve rounded up the best local finish-at-home deliveries you can still get your hands on for the bank holiday weekend featuring all those spring goodies like lamb, fresh asparagus, wild garlic and crispy Jersey Royals.
This is The Set‘s finish-at-home-box last hurrah and, as you’d expect, they’re going out with a fine-dining bang. There’s a beef fat Bloody Mary with gherkin and caviar salt to get your tastebuds tingling, followed by tuna sashimi with tomato ponzu and grapefruit, fried chicken, bacon and truffle sandwich, 50-day dry-aged ex-dairy sirloin with béarnaise sauce, Ogleshield cheese croquettes with kim-chi and chicken skin, miso tiramisu and cereal milk, as always accompanied by a perfectly curated playlist. You won’t have to do without them for too long though as they’re launching a 15-seat evening residency at Café Rust on Brighton’s Preston Road on 19th May.
£125 for two; email firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Monday, 29th March to order; for collection or delivery (+£5) on Wednesday, 31st March
Pale Green Dot
You’re probably familiar with their fantastic weekly fresh veg boxes, but for Easter, they’ve got a whole other type of box on offer. And if you tried their Valentine’s offering, you know you’re in for a treat. This time around, they’ve teamed up with 2* Michelin chef, Hervé Deville to offer a three-course Easter lamb meal kit using the best of their fresh produce. You’ll get English asparagus and ricotta tarts, loin of Kentish free-range lamb in a minted chicken mousseline, wrapped in puff pastry and served with homemade lamb gravy, sprouting broccoli with chilli oil and glazed Chantenay carrots in a tangerine reduction. The finishing touch comes in the form of an organic dark chocolate fondant tart with fresh raspberries and a sprinkling of pistachios. Bon app!
£80 for two (as each kit is made to order, you can request it for 3 or 4 people, too); for delivery on Friday, 2nd or Saturday, 3rd April
The exciting Mediterranean feasts – veggie, vegan and meat/fish – created by the Kemptown culinary couple behind Arissy Kitchen (Ari and Isy!) bring all the flavours to the table (check out the deliciousness we devoured last weekend). And we particularly love that equal attention is given to each of the dietary options – there’s no half-arsed veggie or vegan dishes here. And their Easter menu is no exception, with a whole host of flavoursome options to choose from, including Ortiz smoked anchovy, fried aubergine with date molasses and feta yoghurt, lamb albondigas with spiced tomato sauce and crispy Jersey Royals, and artichoke and spring green filo pie. We’d recommend squeezing a pud in, too – this week, there’s a double-chocolate délice with cherry compote and honeycomb; kataifi pastry with custard, cream and pistachio; or spiced caramel pineapple with coconut yoghurt and crumble. And, happily, you’ll be able to eat their food in an actual restaurant soon as they’ll be in residence at Café Rust in Hove from 29th April.
From £20 per person, including delivery; for delivery Saturday, 3rd April; email email@example.com to order, giving at least 12 hours’ notice
Over in Worthing? We won’t hold it against you. You lucky lot living your story on the West side get to get your hands on the tasty goods that come out of Kenny Tutt’s Pitch kitchen. They’ve been putting out some pretty fantastic finish-at-home boxes and their Easter Feast package is no exception. There’s Perello gordal olives, chicken and pistachio terrine with house-made apricot chutney and focaccia, spring lamb rump marinated in herbs and garlic with Jersey royals with cultured butter, purple sprouting broccoli, pea and mint ketchup and lamb jus. Dessert is a rhubarb, elderflower and toasted almond trifle. We particularly like the fact that they include plating instructions, so you can recreate that MasterChef experience at home! The half bottle of Bernard Rémy Carte Blanche Brut Champagne that’s included will help you feel that way too. Cheers!
From £95 for two; order online; collect on Friday, 2nd April from the restaurant between 9.30am and 2pm or delivery to BN43, BN11, BN12 BN13, BN14. BN15, BN17, BN18. Deliveries are made between 9.30am – 1pm Friday, 2nd April
This intimate French restaurant has been putting out some pretty tasty, easy-to-finish dishes this lockdown and they’ve got some lovely options for Easter, too, with a meat or fish-based menu to choose from. Kick things off with seeded bread and Guérande sea-salt butter, followed by a start of quinoa and asparagus salad with cherry tomatoes, wild garlic, radishes and comté shavings or a clam chowder with garlic croutons and parsley oil. Mains include navarin of lamb with new potatoes, green beans, carrots, pearl onions, turnips and jus or cod fillet with horseradish and creamed puy lentils and crispy bacon. To finish, you’ve got the choice of a generous cheeseboard with crackers, grapes, almond and fig cake and chutney or a rhubarb and custard trifle.
£28 per person; order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, 1st April at midday for delivery (to BN1, 2 and 3; £3) or collection on Friday or Saturday (2nd and 3rd April)
New kid on the Hove block Ciaráns’ (no, that’s not an apostrophe error, there are two of them!) is already making a name for itself with its mouthwatering sandwiches (the Guinness braised beef shin and gorgonzola toastie is next-level delicious) and brunch options, not to mention their tasty finish-at-home offerings. For Easter Sunday, they’ve put together a tasty three-course menu of burrata, dressed garden peas and broad beans topped with a sourdough crumb, followed by lamb shoulder with salsa verde, minted Jersey Royals and purple sprouting broccoli, with a peach and almond tart with whipped Chantilly cream to finish.
£50 for two; order online by midday on Wednesday, 31st March and collect from Hove on Sunday 4th April at midday
Looking to do Easter with an Italian twist? Then you need Cin Cin. Get stuck in to one of their lasagnes (meat or veggie) or go all out on with their super-indulgent five-course chef’s box. The Easter box features rosemary focaccia, Italian cured meats (or artisan Italian and local cheeses in the veggie box), olives; basil and gorgonzola arancini with burrata and romesco sauce; strozzapreti, ragu of slow-roasted chicken (or Sussex leeks in the veggie box), wild garlic, mushrooms and mascarpone; almond-crusted salmon (or chickpea pancake rotolo stuffed with spinach and golden sultana soffrito in the veggie box), polenta, asparagus and tomato fondue, finishing up with an Averna banana chocolate pot. They also do a banging range of cocktails – we’d recommend the Cherry Martinez, but their Negronis are also spot on.
From £12; order by 4pm for next-day delivery; delivery day varies according to your postcode; or collect from their Hove restaurant
At Kindling, you can always be sure your dishes will be bursting with flavour and locally sourced ingredients. And we’re not alone in being big fans – they were included in this year’s Michelin Guide, too! For Easter, they’ve brought back their tasting menu, which happily features meat, fish and vegetarian options. It all kicks off with a chilled spring green velouté with smoked almonds and wild leek oil, followed by a poached Petworth egg with watercress and bacon hazelnut (veggie option is available). Next, you can pick from a main of plaice, monks beard, lemon and spring herbs; salt-baked beetroot, goat’s cheese and spring herbs; Saddlescombe lamb, Jersey Royal and wild garlic; or celeriac and Lord of the Hundreds cheese tart with Jersey Royals and wild garlic. And there’s double the deliciousness pudding-wise: Easter egg brownie (pictured) with blood orange and crème fraîche AND a walnut whip. Phew!
£50 per person; order by Wednesday, 31st March for collection or delivery (to BN1, 2 and 3) on Saturday, 3rd April
Wild Flor have been smashing the finish-at-home experience for almost a year now and their three-course Easter box ticks all the flavours we associate with the joys of spring. There’s freshly baked bread with green asparagus, wild garlic and coddled egg dressing, followed by lamb leg tonnato served with tuna sauce, a twist on the Piedmontese classic Vitello Tonnato (or spinach and marjoram gnudi for veggies) and Jersey Royal potatoes and salad leaves, finishing up with a lip-smacking hot cross bun bread with cream. You can also opt for the box with the wine pairing – a bottle of Muscadet de Cognettes – or another of their wines from their well-stocked cellar if you fancy an Easter tipple…
£30 per person; delivery on Friday, 2nd April or Saturday, 3rd April (depending on your postcode) or collect from Hove on the Saturday