When the country was plunged into the first lockdown in March, one of the only things we could treat ourselves to (aside from an essential shop and our daily exercise) was a good takeaway. But even then, our choices were limited.
Luckily, many restaurants have since adapted and can now provide our favourite foods to either click and collect or be delivered straight to our doors.
Our friends over at The Manc have partnered with Deliveroo to help local restaurants deliver during lockdown. Working alongside Deliveroo, The Manc will ensure all restaurants on the service will get the amplification they need across its social platforms.
To those who aren’t on Deliveroo, you can still use the #StillServingMCR hashtag on your socials so that The Manc and its audience can find you.
Below, we’ve highlighted ten of these local restaurants that are continuing to deliver during lockdown 2.0.
While you might not be able to get a snap for the ‘gram in one of their photogenic pink restaurants during lockdown, you can still get your hands on their equally as good-looking burgers and shakes!
Archie’s patties are handmade fresh to order with 100% ground beef and smashed for a crispy finish, all available to either click and collect or delivery via Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Head to Archie’s website to check out the full menu.
Bundobust serves some of the best Indian street food in Manchester. It was born from a collaboration between two Bradford-based award-winning establishments, Prashnad (a finalist on Gordon Ramsay’s “Best Restaurants” in 2010) and The Sparrow Bier Café, voted one of “The Top 10 UK Craft Beers Bars” by The Guardian in 2013.
With such a great collaboration, the food and drink on offer is, naturally, outstanding. Bundobust’s lockdown Deliveroo hours are Thursday – Sat, 4pm – 9.30pm and Sundays from 4pm – 8pm. Click and collect orders can be made via their website.
Rosa’s Thai Café is located in a beautifully-restored Grade II listed building on the corner of Deansgate and Hardman street. Outside of lockdown, the restaurant can seat up to 60 people. Throughout lockdown, you can still get your hands on some of Rosa’s most popular dishes via click and collect and Deliveroo, including its popular Pad Thai and Butternut Red Curry.
Rosa’s is also offering cook-at-home Pad Thai and Green Curry kits. They include all the ingredients you need to prepare the signature dishes at home. Head here to secure your box today!
San Carlo provides the very best of true Italian cuisine in Manchester. Their restaurant on King Street is known across the city for its elegant décor, delicious food, superb service and a unique atmosphere. While its doors are currently closed, you can still get your hands on San Carlo’s Italian cuisine by either placing your order on the website and collecting from the restaurant, or visiting Deliveroo and ordering online
If you find yourself craving some of V-Revs delicious burgers or seitan ‘chicken’ wings this lockdown, you’re in luck! Manchester’s finest vegan junk-food jaunt is offering takeaway this time around. You can order through Deliveroo or click and collect between 5-8 Monday and Friday and 12-8 on weekends. Check out their website for more information.
This is one of Curry Mile’s most popular restaurants, nominated for ‘Best British Takeaway’ by Andrew Flintoff in the British Takeaway Awards and for ‘Best Restaurant Takeaway Adaptation’ in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards. Have Mughli’s Indian soul food delivered to the comfort of your own home via Deliveroo, or click and collect from the restaurant by ordering online.
This restaurant was described by Guardian restaurant critic Jay Rayner as ‘a glorious carb-fest.’ The Sparrows has only recently moved to the Green Quarter before having to close its doors once more. But have no fear, The Sparrows is still cooking your favourite spätzle, lasagne and parmigiana to enjoy in takeout boxes. Check out the website for daily specials, offers and collection/delivery times and instructions.
As the Ancoats restaurant’s name suggests, Sugo is ridiculously passionate about pasta and obsessive about making Italian food exciting once again. Sugo draws from its deep-rooted Southern Italian heritage and creativity to put soul, mind and character on to each and every plate it serves. And Sugo is now serving these plates straight to your door from 4pm, Tuesday-Sunday. The full menu can be viewed on their website.
No need to miss your fish and chip supper during lockdown 2.0. The Corner Plaice in Hulme was voted the best chippy in Manchester by I Love Manchester, and remains open for collection and deliveries on UberEats and Deliveroo. Check out their website to learn more about delivery options. We can already smell the vinegar-soaked newspaper.
If it’s pizza you’re after, Rudy’s is the one for you. Fans of the Neapolitan restaurants can rejoice in the fact that both the Peter Street and Ancoats sites remain open for delivery and collection. If you’d like a bit of flexibility, Rudy’s also offers partially cooked, vacuum sealed versions of its pizza that you can finish off at home and order from their website.