We are trialing a dedicated East Dulwich COVID-19 Area on the forum here - please keep it useful.

Forum Sponsors

http://www.ellyallen.com/

All Round Renovation

http://avakitchens.co.uk

Advertise here

The East Dulwich Forum
Coffee tastes best at... Blue Mountain? Caffe Nero? The East Dulwich Cafe?
messageBirthday dinner delivery
Posted by mancity68 May 19, 05:52PM

Birthday coming up and fancy having a nice dinner delivered. Looking for something a little fancier than pizza or Indian but it does need to be veggie. Pondering Persepolis. Any one got any other interesting ideas?

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by KidKruger May 19, 08:43PM

No ideas for you mancity68, but do Persepolis now prepare and deliver food !!?

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by mancity68 May 19, 08:53PM

Yep! Small selection but they do a dinner date for two with mezze, main course and dessert. Good value.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 20, 10:09am by mancity68.

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by KidKruger May 19, 09:00PM

Cheers - missus likes Persian food so will watch this thread with interest.

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by TheCat May 19, 10:24PM

It's Indian, but it's not your normal menu, and is definitley a few cuts above the normal....Babur....on deliveroo....

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by mancity68 May 20, 10:12AM

Wow! Thanks TheCat - looks great!

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by binkylilyput May 20, 11:58AM

Yeah Babur is the only place I can think of. There is the restaurant and the takeaway. The restaurant is the pricey, upmarket one. It is nicer than your average but is definitely better when eaten in (perhaps some dishes don't travel that well).

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by mancity68 May 20, 07:37PM

So, I went for Persepolis in the end and was not disappointed. £28 for dinner for two and it was an absolute feast with plenty leftover for tomorrow.

Babur will be saved for another day.

Two other fancy options I found. Artusi do a delivery, as does Cafe Murano in Bermondsey. Both are a bit more 'cook it yourself' but look good.

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by LJC56 May 20, 09:19PM

We had a celebration meal from Artusi and it was excellent. Easy to cook and large portions, plenty for the next day.

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by DulwichFox May 21, 08:10AM

LJC56 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> We had a celebration meal from Artusi and it was
> excellent. Easy to cook and large portions, plenty
> for the next day.

What is the point of ordering a meal that you have to cook yourself. ??

How does that work ??

Foxy

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by fishbiscuits May 21, 10:57AM

mancity68 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> So, I went for Persepolis in the end and was not
> disappointed. £28 for dinner for two and it was an
> absolute feast with plenty leftover for tomorrow.

I had a look on their website, it sounds amazing. Will have to give it a go.


DulwichFox Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> What is the point of ordering a meal that you have to cook yourself. ??

I suppose the logic is that it's nicer than something that was cooked half an hour ago and has been sitting in a plastic container and swished around by a delivery driver. But I too would be interested to hear how much cooking is involved.

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by LJC56 May 21, 07:36PM

Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> mancity68 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So, I went for Persepolis in the end and was
> not
> > disappointed. £28 for dinner for two and it was
> an
> > absolute feast with plenty leftover for
> tomorrow.
>
> I had a look on their website, it sounds amazing.
> Will have to give it a go.
>
>
> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What is the point of ordering a meal that you
> have to cook yourself. ??
>
> I suppose the logic is that it's nicer than
> something that was cooked half an hour ago and has
> been sitting in a plastic container and swished
> around by a delivery driver. But I too would be
> interested to hear how much cooking is involved.

So, what was delivered was a fully prepared meal ready to slip into the oven, and 40 minutes later, voila! Someone else therefore, had prepared the chicken, and the veg, added herbs and seasoning, made focaccia and also made a chocolate mousse. It is probably a moot point if what we had to do was ‘cooking’ but it wasn’t reheating so that is why I said cooking. Hope that helps. And just to say, as well as all the prep having been done, the most wonderful thing was eating something where I didn’t know how it was going to taste before sitting down to eat it, something I hadn’t done for any meal, for five weeks! However good a cook you are, if you taste as you go, for seasoning etc, you are always going to know what it will taste like. And bonus, we supported our favourite restaurant and can’t wait to be back there.

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by KrackersMaracas May 24, 10:18PM

Another vote for artusi (my birthday dinner of lockdown) - we had a delicious burrata with peas, cooked fresh pasta (4 mins in boiling water?) then drained and added the sauce as a stir through. For desert a delicious panna cotta and coulis with pistachio biscotti. It was wonderful, opened a nice bottle of red and said lots of “oh yum”s. Excellent as the nights are getting warmer too - I hope they keep it up post lockdown!!

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by Ruffler May 25, 08:05AM

Jay Rayner’s column in the Observer yesterday focused on takeaways including a few not far from ED. I particularly like the sound of Limett Bistrot In West Dulwich. [www.theguardian.com]

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by fishbiscuits May 25, 10:00AM

LJC56 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> So, what was delivered was a fully prepared meal
> ready to slip into the oven, and 40 minutes later,
> voila!

KrackersMaracas Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Another vote for artusi (my birthday dinner of
> lockdown)

Thanks both, sounds like just the ticket!

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by malumbu May 25, 03:12PM

Been to the Babur since the 90s and seen the popularity, quality and prices go up in that time. It is a treat but not a treat for my wallet! May stick my neck out some time and get some high quality takeaway from there but it will seem strange paying so much.

That said I don't eat meat and have not found a good takeaway in the area. The Indian stuff is slop. Chinese vegetarian an afterthought. Kebab shops exactly that - meat kababs. For a pizza may as well get a supermarket one.

I've done street food for lunch at various markets but not sure if any of the takeaways around here can match that eg even the falafels cannot compete. (shop bought ones even worse, but the dry mixes are great) Found this thread interesting and have yet to try Persepolis - was on my list for a bite to eat. And not done Ganesh yet. I wonder whether we are near enough to Tooting to try some of the places there and there will be other places eg Vietnamese and some fusion which could be good

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by edcam May 26, 02:39PM

Malumbu, have you tried Ganapatti? Their food is great and a good selection of non-meat dishes.

messageRe: Birthday dinner delivery
Posted by LJC56 May 26, 04:25PM

Ganapati closed for delivery for a few weeks but is now back, hooray. Thursday to Sunday only.


Back to top of page
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Donate                   Terms of use                  Help & FAQs                   Advertise               RSS rss feed               Copyright 2006 - 2018 East Dulwich Forum