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8 Scottish businesses offering Christmas and New Year meal delivery

Enjoy a restaurant quality meal at home this Christmas with one of these festive meal kits.

Published: December 21, 2021
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It is, once again, going to be a Christmas and New Year under Covid restrictions, with many of us choosing to have smaller celebrations or go out less.

With this in mind, a number of restaurants are offering cook at home kits. With easy to make festive dishes, these are an ideal way to celebrate the season without any extra stress.

Christmas by Six by Nico

Six by Nico is offering a five course Christmas box with a starter of Scottish smoked salmon. For mains there’s a bacon wrapped turkey ballotine with freekeh, apricot and pine nut stuffing.

On the side you will receive pigs in blankets, spiced red cabbage, potato and truffle gratin and sprouts. This box is also available in a vegetarian option. You can buy here

Delivery Date: Wednesday, 22nd December and Thursday, 23rd December

How much: £100 for two people.

The Loveable Rouge

This four course Christmas box meal box includes a spiced parsnip veloute soup with roast hazelnut, pear and sourdough loaf.

There’s beef wellington and sides of garlic roast potatoes, honey carrots and parsnips, pigs and blankets. A sticky date pudding with clotted cream is also available as a dessert, and the meal comes with a bottle of wine.

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The Lovable Rouge also delivers a vegetarian option and you can order now here

Delivery Date: Up until Saturday, 25th December 2021

How much: £140 for two people

Thyme 2 Dine

This box for two includes canapés, sides, bread, dessert and a bottle of Prosecco.

The Smiddy BBQ in Edinburgh is holding a special post-Christmas event with eight types of rib and bourbon

You will receive sourdough bread and aged balsamic, haggis bon bon’s, Catalan smoked paprika alioli, dunked hot smoked salmon, and a trio of mini quiches.

Sides include garlic and chive mash, pea purée and braised red cabbage. And dessert is a sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce and Bailey’s crème fraiche. You can order now here

Delivery Date: You can choose your delivery date upon checkout.

How much: £79.50 excluding extras

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Five March

This popular west end restaurant, which is also running a pop-up at SWG3’s Acid Bar, has a meat and veggie option for two this Christmas.

On the menu for carnivores is:

  • Freedom bakery, sourdough, butter, sea salt
  • Crayfish cocktail, marie rose, cos lettuce, sweet red pepper
  • Smoked salmon, gravlax sauce, crackers
  • Turkey roulade, chipolatas, french onion gravy, prune and pork stuffing
  • Maple roasted carrots, puff daddies, pistachio cream
  • Charred sprouts, soy glazed chestnuts, Chinese five spice
  • Five March spuds, rosemary and garlic aioli
  • Chocolate parfait, maple, raspberry, peanut butter granola
  • Scottish cheese, oatcakes, chutney

While vegetarians can tuck into:

  • Freedom bakery sourdough, butter, sea salt
  • Beetroot tartare, cornichons, capers, hazelnut bread sauce, vinaigrette
  • Charred leeks, romesco, parmesan, almond crumb
  • Stuffed pumpkin, apple, fennel, chilli, pecans
  • Maple roasted carrots, puff daddies, pistachio cream
  • Charred sprouts, soy glazed chestnuts, Chinese five spice
  • Five March spuds, rosemary and garlic aioli
  • Chocolate parfait, maple, raspberry, peanut butter granola
  • Scottish cheese, oatcakes, chutney

Delivery date: Orders will be available for collection on 24 December.

How much: The meat box is £120 for two and the veggie option is £90 for two. Find out more and order here.

Anchor Line

This Glasgow city centre restaurant and bar has Christmas meal kits available to order now for two. Everything is pre-cooked, dishes just need to be heated up and assembled by following the easy instructions.

On the menu there’s bread and olives, smoked salmon and king prawns, turkey with all the trimmings, and dessert of sticky toffee pudding.

Delivery date: Customers can collect on Christmas eve from Anchor Line.

How much: £85 for two. Find out more and order here.

Leftfield

Leftfield in Edinburgh has a range of Christmas and Hogmanay feasts available for one or more people.

There's seafood platters for Christmas and a Hogmanay feast which includes: chicken liver pate, housemade chutney and focaccia; rib roast of Borders beef, roast tatties, honeyed root veggies, creamed savoy cabbage followed by Mellis cheese, housemade chutney and crackers.

Dessert is plum pavlova, raspberries, pistachio, caramelised white chocolate and a wee dram to pour over.

Delivery date: Hogmanay meals can be collected from 12 noon and 2pm on Friday 31 December.

How much: From £40, find out more here.

Contini

Contini at home has a range of Christmas a home packages, with or without wine.

Dishes include: Heatherfield Smoked salmon with Amalfi lemon puree and Katy Rodger’s creme fraiche; celeriac veloute with spiced roasted honey walnuts; turkey with all the trimmings; Christmas pudding and mince pies.

Delivery date: Available for collection from 103 George Street or Edinburgh delivery only.

How much: £110 for two guests or £125 to include a bottle of Victor & Carina Contini Prosecco. Find out more here.

Ballintaggart at Home

Ballintaggart are offering a cook at home Hogmanay meal kit, for those staying in this year.

On the menu there's starters of shellfish ravioli, pickled cucumber, spiced bisque or butternut squash and crowdie ravioli, brown butter, sage followed by Atholl Estate beef Wellington, Isle of Mull Cheddar cauliflower, honey glazed root vegetables, elderberry jus or salt baked celeriac, Isle of Mull cheddar cauliflower, honey glazed root vegetables, elderberry jus.

Dessert is a salted caramel custard tart, pickled brambles, Katy Rodger’s creme fraiche.

Delivery date: The meal kits can be delivered to Edinburgh. Collection is available from Aberfeldy.

How much: £55 and available to order here.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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