The District Lockdown Index: Food

Words: Katie Gartland

We’ve compiled a list of lots of restaurants across Dublin that you can support during lockdown. Help these businesses out by buying vouchers, ordering their takeaway food and booking in for when they reopen. This list will be constantly updated so check back in for new additions.

Dublin City Centre:

Allta of Setanta Place currently have a website dedicated to delivery and takeaway boxes. The Alltabox changes regularly and offers a range of dishes and wine delivered to your door.

Photo: Allta on Instagram

As One are doing a click and collect service from City Quay. The restaurant and cafe is offering gorge brunch boxes alongside their usual dishes.

Photo: As One on Instagram

Barbecue restaurant Baste BBQ are doing takeaway boxes to cook at home and ready to eat. Pre-order to click and collect one of their meaty boxes.

Photo: Baste BBQ on Instagram

Tang is an old favourite for District when we’re in the office. They do a delicious range of Mediterranean flat breads and salads. Pick up one of their weekend picnic dinner boxes from Abbey Street or get it delivered to your home.

Photo: Tang on Instagram

The lads at District swear that Dash burgers are the best they’ve ever had. Try the gooey cheesy goodness by click and collect or delivery.

Photo: George Voronov

Deli 147 will have you positively sorted with their loaded sambos packed full of delicious goodness. Call down to their Parnell Street store to grab their weekly special.

Photo: Deli147 on Instagram

Etto are also ran by Liz Matthews and Simon Barret, owners of Uno Mas. They’re offering a similar service to their sister restaurant.

Photo: Etto on Instagram

M and L are a Szechuan Chinese restaurant tucked down Cathedral Street, just off O’Connell Street. Their dumplings are insane, an imperative starter with any dish, order them on JustEat.

Photo: M&L on Instagram

Mister S are offering a click and collect service from Thursdays to Saturdays from their restaurant on Camden Street. Their boxes are 90% prepared with clear instructions on how to reheat the food.

Photo: Mister S on Instagram

Pickle, arguably one of the best Indian restaurants in the city are continuing their takeaway service for collection and delivery. Absolutely treat yourself beside the fire with a bottle of wine and a dish from Pickle.

Photo: Pickle on Instagram

Uno Mas are offering a collection and delivery service with changing set menus. Check their website for their delivery times.

Photo: Uno Mas on Instagram

Vegan Sandwich Co. have recently opened their new shop in Smithfield. Their array of homemade vegan meat alternatives are dizzying. Pop into them or order from Deliveroo for your lunch this week.

Photo: Vegan Sandwich Co. on Instagram

777 are offering Mexican-inspired weekend meal kits complete with guac and tortilla chips. They are also doing take-home cocktail kits with premixed drinks so you don’t give yourself alcohol poisoning.

Photo: 777 on Instagram

North Dublin:

Drumcondra’s Brass Onion are doing a click and collect and delivery of their Spanish menu.

Photo: Brass Onion on Instagram

North Strand’s cosy spot Da Mimmo are doing a click and collect and delivery. Da Mimmo’s pizza is so delicious, a must try.

Photo: Le Petit Breton on Instagram

Le Petit Breton are doing deliveries of their classic French crepes and croques sandwiches. Feel like you’ve actually gone on holiday this year by ordering their light continental breakfast!

Photo: Le Petit Breton on Instagram

Old Street in Malahide are offering a weekend click and collect service for their usual luxurious menu.

Photo: Old Street on Instagram

Thank god Shouk’s Middle Eastern dishes are still available for delivery and collection from Drumcondra, shower yourself in hummus and falafel. Everything on their menu is immaculate and they have lots of veggie options!

Photo: Shouk on Instagram

One of the best brunch spots in Dublin, Two Boys Brew are offering click and collect from its cafe in Phibsboro.

Photo: Two Boys Brew on Instagram

South Dublin:

BuJo Burger was one of the OG take-home cooking kits of the pandemic. They’re still running their delicious click and collect service from Sandymount.

Photo: BuJo Burger on Instagram

Sandyford’s China Sichuan are offering are pre-ordered click and collect service of their authentic Chinese menu with matching wines.

Photo: China Sichuan on Instagram

Host in Ranelagh are doing a click and collect Host at Home service! The restaurant are offering set meals for two alongside other nibbles.

Photo: Host on Instagram

The Michelin Star restaurant Liath are offering to-go meals from their restaurant in Blackrock. Liath are reinventing their menu, using street food as an influence.

Photo: Liath on Instagram

Locks in Portobello are doing a range of hot meals and food to cook at home! Grab yourself a meal for two and a bottle of wine.

Photo: Locks on Instagram

Soup Ramen– Another sublime favourite of District’s. George swears it’s the best ramen he’s ever tasted. Soup Ramen also has beer snacks to die for, phone and collect from their spot in Dun Laoghaire.

Photo: Soup Ramen on Instagram