Restaurants’ innovative response to Coronavirus

A coffee bag and a mug. Restaurants' innovative response to Coronavirus
Grilled piri piri chicken and chips. Restaurants' innovative response to Coronavirus

As the UK prepares to face an incredibly tough few months, a number of restaurants, hotels, and hospitality businesses have been working around the clock to find imaginative ways to keep their businesses afloat, and to support their local communities. They may have had to close their doors for the foreseeable future in order to put the safety of customers, staff, suppliers and the general population first, but whether it’s delivery and take-away, vouchers, fundraising, charitable donations, or providing for NHS and key workers, below are just some of the ways our Gerber clients are doing their bit.

This list is correct at the time of sending, but we will be updating this page regularly as and when the situation changes. Please also follow  our instagram for updates.


Caravan Coffee Roasters: 

Stay caffeinated as you work from home with delicious coffee from Caravan. Buy freshly roasted coffee (in beans or ground), brewing kits and more online at Caravan Coffee. Take 25% off your coffee with ‘LOCKDOWNCOFFEE’. 



Casa do Frango:

Need that piri piri chicken fix? Casa do Frango has got you covered with takeaways and deliveries on Deliveroo from both its London Bridge and Shoreditch sites. Not only that, the purveyors of piri piri will also be offering free meals to all NHS staff, to thank them for their service and dedication. Currently this is only available for takeaways but the Casa do Frango team are working hard to find a delivery solution. 


Social Pantry:

Alex Head and her team at Social Pantry have created a special home delivery service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Social Pantry Supplier. Packages containing fresh vegetables, meat & vegetarian options as well as store cupboard essentials e.g. eggs, beetroot hummous, smoked salmon and frozen butterbean, kale and pepper spiced stew are now available to buy online. With your first five orders, the team will throw in four free packs of loo roll (whilst stocks last). Breakfast is priced at £30, and lunch and dinner at £35, all for two people, for three days’ worth of meals.

Order between 9am – 4pm, 7 days a week. Free delivery is available within a 6 mile radius of their Wandsworth HQ. 


Simon Rogan:

Nutritious take-home meals are being cooked up by Simon Rogan and team for the local community, namely the elderly and the most vulnerable residents of Cartmel and the surrounding area. Taking advantage of the fresh ingredients currently in surplus at Simon’s own Lake District farm, located a mile from the village, chefs from L’Enclume, and Rogan & Co are busy producing a stock of freezer-ready, comforting dishes to boost morale and combat the food shortage in supermarkets and local stores. 

Simon and the team are working with the local vicar at Cartmel Priory to identify individuals who are the most isolated or at risk, and will be delivering dishes free of charge.

Other residents will pay as little as £5 a dish, the cost of which will cover ingredients and allow for the donation of further meals to vulnerable locals in need. Meals can be collected or delivered.



Melrose & Morgan

Modern day-grocers, Melrose and Morgan are now offering a home delivery services, as well as takeaways from its Primrose Hill shop. Customers can choose from a range of groceries, sweet treats and baked goods, including its Sour cherry granola and its Parmesan and poppy seed rounds.  Perfect for a virtual dinner party.

The home delivery service is available to those who live in NW1, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6 and NW8. To place an order,  call 020 7722 0011.


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