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Shut for diners but this creative lot are are now offering take away and delivery services. Make sure you keep us updated and we'll pop you on the list.

These are difficult and uncertain times for all of us. If we can, it’s great to support some of our favourite local eateries. Many have adapted and are offering deliveries or ‘non contact’ collections.

Please bear in mind that the situation is constantly evolving and we have tried to keep our list as up-to-date as possible – please double check the website for each listing!

Do let us know of any of your local restaurants / cafe’s / farm shops that offer local delivery or collection?


One of our absolutely favourite local eateries, The Curious Eatery, run by two talented sisters in Boughton Monchelsea, have launched their own BBQ Boxes available to order now – to pick up this Saturday. We are in! (In every sense of the word). Enjoy delicious packs of marinated meats and colourful salads to treat yourself in the garden at home. They have a variety of boxes available, for Box 1 which is £30, you can get 2 x 200g steak mince burgers, 4 x Cumberland sausages and soft rolls with gem lettuce and tomatoes. To see all their boxes, click here. Arrange a no contact collection from the eatery garden. To place your order, give them a ring on: 07884 439789.


The King’s Head is offering a new takeaway menu from Monday to Saturday 12pm till 9pm. On-line ordering is coming soon and will include pizzas, online payment and local delivery. Please call 01233 812418 to order.


Galapagos is offering a takeaway and delivery service. Orders can be placed and paid for over the phone and you can collect or they can deliver to your doorstep. Please either email or call 01892 782271 – also get 20% off!


Family-run Taywell Ice Cream are still open for business and offering free home delivery for a minimum order of £15. They have over 100 flavours in stock in various sizes so plenty to keep the whole family happy! For all enquires/orders please call on 01892 835555 or email


Muddy favourites, The Vineyard, The Great House, The Pig and Sty, The Farm House, The Chaser Inn, The Mark Cross and The Potting Shed are all offering a takeaway service between 12 and 9pm. Non contact delivery or collection within the local area (FREE deliveries for over 70’s). They will also be offering a hamper of essentials in partnership with David Catt & Sons, a fresh fruit supplier, for just £25. Call 01732 920430 to order yours today. See their menu here:


Experience a taste of The Small Holding from your own home, order their ready-made hampers of local Kent and Sussex cheese, chutney and crackers, house made charcuterie, freshly made bread and local wines and beers. Or have a take away – three-course meal including fresh and exciting dishes we all know and love from award-winning chef Will Devlin. Collection only with zero contact.

Plus they’ve got a pop-up farm shop which is now open for essentials. Mon – Sun, 8am-8pm, they’ve got fresh veg readily available from both their farm and trusted suppliers. They’re also offering £25 veg boxes full of essentials to enjoy at home, including milks, eggs and butter too. Collection only with zero contact.


Get the Macknade experience straight to your door! They are now offering a local delivery service. Choose from the Macknade essentials box (approximate price £50), hand-selected by their team, or supply them with your own bespoke grocery list. With Easter around the corner, they still have plenty of sweet treats – Easter eggs and Colomba cakes that can be added to your order. Macknade’s are also offering a Click & Collect service for those who can still access them, but would prefer minimum contact.

Call them on 01795 534497 to place an order for delivery. Minimum order is £30.


Verdigris has just launched its takeaway bakery service. They’re open everyday from 8-11am, selling baked goods from fresh bread, Lemon Meringue and Cherry Bakewell tarts even Hot Cross Buns and cookies! Wash it all down with a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Pop in and collect your order!


The award-winning Ambrette has launched a “no contact” home delivery service, available Wed to Sun 11am to 10pm. Fabulous signature dishes can be delivered to Canterbury and Margate and the surrounding areas. Order by phone from Margate 01843 231504 or Canterbury 01227 200777 or online.


Chart Farm are offering free delivery of meat on all orders over £100 if you live within 10 miles of Chart Farm. Delivery every Friday. Orders must be placed the Thursday before.


The fabulous team at Ottos have set up a new online store and are putting together ‘bare necessities’ boxes of essential food items including fresh fruit and veg, milk, grains and sourdough. The boxes are available for collection from Otto’s Coffeehouse Riverhill, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RR. Delivery costs £5 or is free for spends over £100.


Sushi lunch takeaway? Order online for a contactless Collection or delivery services – you chose! Go to their new ordering site:


The Hopbine is well-known for their Wood-fired pizzas and now offer these and other dishes from the menu for either takeaway or delivery services from Tues – Sat, 4pm – 9pm. Delivery areas include Matfield, Brenchley, Horsmonden and Paddock Wood. All takeaway orders must be phoned in and paid for over the phone. 25% off all drinks! Call: 01892 722561


Tibbles are still offering all their delicious homemade cakes and superb cakes for takeaway! Plus a takeaway sandwich menu, No-contact collection only Mon – Sat, order by 10am to pick up 12pm. They’ve also got a range of Bundles, Breakfast Bundle is £25 including homemade granola, banana loaf, freshly baked sourdough loaf and free range eggs, Sweet Treat Bundle is £20 and a Savoury Selection Bundle for £22. Just call 01892 783146 to arrange.


The Lemon Tree are offering free home delivery! They have a range of sandwiches and baguettes plus hot main meals and desserts. Phone in your orders by 12 noon and get delivery between 3-6pm. Pay over the phone and receive your receipt with your order. They will also collect dirty plates the next day or with your next order. Minimum order is £10. Call them on: 01580 763381 to arrange.


The family-run rural tearoom are delivering meals to the vulnerable and over 70s in Bridge, Bishopsbourne, Kingston, Pett Bottom and Upper Hardres. They’re offering Lamb Casserole, Shepherds Pie and Mushroom Soup, all completely FREE! Or if you’d just like to make an order for your family, Beef or Lamb Stew is £7.50, Cottage Pie is £5 and Soups are £3.50. You can even add on a Chocolate Brownie (£2) or Flapjack! (£1.80).

They are taken orders and payment over the phone for delivery between 10am and 1pm; Thurs, Fri and Sat. Please call Vanessa to arrange yours: 07976433593 or email:

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