Latest update: Sunday 17th January 2021
A happy new year and happy new lockdown?! This guide has been live on my blog for almost a year now and every time a lockdown rolls around I give it an update… I didn’t really anticipate another full lockdown in January, but here we go again! This is a guide to the independent food vendors, restaurants and cafés that are continuing to offer takeaway or delivery throughout lockdown.
The guide has had a total facelift since the last update, with new places added, new categories and new images. I’ve featured as many places as I can, so if I’ve missed any, let me know and I’ll update the lists at the bottom of each section.
MK Food Guide: Independent Takeaway & Deliveries
- Burgers & Wings
- Indian & Sri Lankan
- Turkish & Greek
- Cafés & Lunch ideas
- Fine Dining
- Everything Else
Akasaka is my favourite Japanese restaurant in Milton Keynes. I absolutely love the takoyaki (octopus dumplings) and nasu dengaku (miso aubergine), and their sushi offering is brilliant. Akasaka Central Milton Keynes is currently for delivery and takeaway and delivery within 3 miles of CMK. Visit www.akasaka.co.uk to order and for the most up to date opening hours.
We discovered this little gem of a Vietnamese café near Bletchley during the last lockdown and it’s now a firm favourite. I recommend the special Banh Mi or the noodle soups and salads. Café Sen is now offering delivery within a certain radius (fees and minimum order apply) as well as takeaway. It’s open weekdays and Saturdays, 9:30am – 2:30pm. Pre-order online via www.cafesen.uk.
Mii & U
Mii & U is one of my favourite Asian restaurants in MK and is a firm favourite for many of you too! They are offering takeaway from their venue in Stacey Bushes. Try the Pad Thai, Chicken Laksa or the bao buns. For the latest opening hours and information, visit their website: www.miiandu.com
Pin Petch Thai Restaurant
Pin Petch is a good option for Thai in Newport Pagnell that has great vegan options as well as meat. I’d recommend the Paeng Red Ped Yang red roast duck curry and the crispy chicken with mango salad. The delivery radius is within 3.5 miles of Newport Pagnell and you can order via the website, Just Eat or their app. Please see their website for the most up to date opening hours and information: www.pinpetchthairestaurant.co.uk
Sushi Club launched in 2020 and I highly recommend it! Based in Oxley Park, they deliver fresh sushi across Milton Keynes. It’s fantastic value, high quality and great customer service. They are getting very busy though, so pre-ordering is recommended. They’re open daily and delivery is within 5 miles of Oxley Park. To order and find menus, visit www.sushiclubmk.com.
A great destination for Dim Sum and a very popular traditional Chinese restaurant based in the theatre district in Central Milton Keynes. For the latest opening hours and delivery information, visit their website: www.taipan-mk.co.uk. You can also pre-order via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 331883.
Thai Home Cooking
This is a recent discovery for us, and one I wholeheartedly recommend. Thai Home Cooking is a takeaway based in Broughton offering weekly set menus for delivery on Fridays and Saturdays. At £24.50 for a menu for two, it’s excellent value, and one of the most authentic Thai meals I’ve had locally. Follow Thai Home Cooking on Facebook to see the menus and order.
Another great destination for Thai food is Thai Modern. It’s based in Witan Studios and offers some gorgeous dishes. They are open for takeaway. For the latest information and opening hours, visit www.thaimodern.co.uk.
More Asian takeaways:
- King Sushi, Leighton Buzzard
- Mo’s Kitchen, Broughton
- Royal Thai, Stony Stratford
- Royal Wok
- The Good Friend, Furzton
Read the food guide: Amazing Asian Restaurants to try in Milton Keynes
Burgers & Wings
Byte MK is a new addition to the growing gourmet burger scene in MK and it’s an excellent offering. It’s based next to MK Bowl, opposite Furzton, but don’t let appearences put you off. These burgers mean business! It’s a ‘build your own’ concept so you can choose your patty, bun and fillings to make it your own. I recommend the Wagyu beef burger with cheese and bacon. Oh, and try the wings too, they’re fab. At the moment, delivery is only available via GrabNow, but you can also order for collection.
A very good burger destination in Peartree Bridge. Five Ahkis’ burgers mean business. I’d recommend trying the Juicy Lucy or the Big Ahki if you don’t mind something sweeter. The wings from here are also pretty good – try the Chipotle & Lime or Honey & Garlic. Five Ahki’s is open from 2pm daily and you can order via JustEat for delivery or collection.
Gourmet Burger Joint
Gourmet Burger Joint is a brilliant burger destination in Newport Pagnell. The burgers are made from 21-day aged Angus beef and they’re pretty good. If you’re a big eater, try the ‘House Burger’ which features a beef AND chicken patty. It’s open daily and you can order via their website www.gourmetburgerjoint.co.uk, app or JustEat.
Kings Comfort Food
If you love southern comfort food, this is right up your street. Epic fried chicken, loaded fries, ribs and hearty sides like mac n’ cheese and Jambalaya. It’s a husband and wife run business and they are the loveliest people. Kings Comfort Food is open for Click & Collect (collection from Fishermead) Thursday – Saturday 4:30pm – 8:30pm. Order via their website: kingscomfortfood.square.site
Percy’s BBQ is a bit of a Milton Keynes staple. Their food has been great on the occasions I’ve ordered, but I know it can be a little hit and miss for some of you. I recommend the Porkwich and the wings – proper tasty food. Percy’s is open Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 10:30pm and delivers to most MK postcodes. You can order online: www.percysbbq.co.uk or call 01908 568007.
Read the food guide: Best Burgers in Milton Keynes
More burgers & wings takeaways:
The Cheeky Bhaji
The Cheeky Bhaji is a new Indian restaurant in Newport Pagnell offering takeaway. They opened in January 2021 and their menu is very different from your usual Indian, in that it features lots of street food! We loved the Samosa Chaat and the Pani Puri delivered a good kick. If you’re after something a bit different, this is a great option. The Cheeky Bhaji is open Tuesday – Sunday 5pm – 10:30pm. Delivery is available for Newport Pagnell and the surrounding area. Order online, by phone or via the app: www.thecheekybhaji.co.uk
Moza is a really good Indian restaurant in Newport Pagnell serving delicious Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. It’s great value and really tasty – They are even continuing to offer their Sunday Banquet menu which includes a starter, main, side, rice and naan for £14.95pp! Collections and deliveries are available, with 20% off orders over £15 on collection. Open daily for collection within a 4 mile radius of Newport Pagnell. Call 01908 617771 to order and see the menu via www.mozaindian.co.uk.
Read the review: Dinner at Moza Indian
The Nutmeg Kitchen
The Nutmeg Kitchen is a food vendor based in Woburn Sands serving up authentic vegan and vegetarian Indian dishes. They are continuing to offer takeaway nights on Fridays and Saturdays (collection from Woburn Sands). Follow them on Facebook to see their menus and order.
Indian Tapas restaurant, Papa J’s is open for takeaway and delivery. I’ve been to Papa J’s before and the food is really good – the vegetable Manchurian balls are delicious! It’s great if you love Indian food but fancy it in a slightly different format. Order via online and see the latest opening hours: www.papajs.co.uk.
The most delicious Punjabi food in Milton Keynes cooked with love! Saf runs curry nights for collection from her home in Wolverton. Follow her on Facebook to stay up to date with the next curry night. Expect street food nights, traditional curries and even Punjabi pies and burgers. Follow Saf on Facebook to see what’s coming up.
Sayan Sri is a family-run catering company based in Milton Keynes. Due to lockdown and cancelled events, they have diversified to offer delivery via JustEat and UberEats to MK1 – MK15. Sayan Sri has a range of South Indian and Sri Lankan dishes on the menu. I recommend the Koth Roti and the Devilled Paneer – so delicious! They’re open daily from 5pm.
Read the review: Takeaway from Sayan Sri
More Indian takeaways:
- Bollywood Junction, Oldbrook
- Maaya Indian Bar & Kitchen, The Hub
- Mowgli at The Bell Inn, Beachampton
- Namji, Wolverton
- Spice Moghuls, Crownhill
Fratelli Cucina Italiana
Fratelli’s is one of my favourite Italian restaurants in the area. Family-run and serving beautiful, traditional Italian dishes, it serves up traditional dishes from lasagne to freshly made pizzas. They are delivering within a 5-mile radius of Woburn or Ampthill For the latest opening hours and menus for Ampthill and Woburn, visit the online ordering system.
Read the review: Dinner at Fratelli Cucina Italiana
Family-run Italian restaurant in Little Brickhill and is the home of the panzini! I’ve not tried La Collina yet, but it’s very much on the bucket list. For the latest information, I’d recommend following them on social media. You can find the menu on their website: www.thegeorgeinn.biz. I believe food is also available to order on JustEat and UberEats.
Murati’s is an Italian restaurant with locations in Wolverton, Olney and Newport Pagnell serving pizzas and pasta. They have lots of special offers on their takeaway menus and it’s a great family-friendly option. For the latest information, I’d recommend following them on social media. Newport Pagnell, Olney and Wolverton are all open for takeaway and delivery. Visit their website for menus: www.muratispizzeria.com
Read the review: Dinner at Murati’s, Newport Pagnell
One of my favourite foodie spots, Nonna’s is continuing to offer a ‘grab and go’ menu daily, open 9:30am – 4:30pm. I’d recommend stopping by before you go for a walk to Aspley Woods – perfect Sunday vibes. Sunday roasts are also available to order. For the latest updates and menus, follow Nonna’s on Facebook.
Turkish, Greek & Lebanese
A great Turkish restaurant based in Stony Stratford offering an array of grilled meats, mezze and more. They can deliver within a 3 mile radius of Stony Stratford. For the latest opening hours and menus, check their website: www.anatoliatr.co.uk
Eat is Greek
You guys know how much I adore the gyros from these guys! They are stationed at Bancroft Park (MK13 ORA) in the evenings for delivery and takeaway. You can find them there Wednesday – Sunday 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates.
Delicious Greek and Mediterranean food from this lovely restaurant in Stony. Gyros, grilled meat platters, fish and more. Open Tuesday – Saturday 4:30pm – 8:30pm. Order via email or call 01908 968688. Find the latest menus and information via www.greek-affaire.co.uk.
Enfes Turkish Restaurant
Pasha Turkish Grill
If you’re a big eater and lover of meat, you will LOVE Pasha. The platters are huge and feature succulent, delicious grilled meat and veg. It’s really easy to order – just head to their website where you can also find the latest opening hours and menus: www.pashamiltonkeynes.com. Delivery is currently MK1 – MK6.
More Turkish, Greek & Lebanese takeaways:
- Capadocia, Newport Pagnell (Turkish)
- Olive Tree, Central Milton Keynes (Turkish)
- Zouk Lounge, Wolverton (Lebanese)
The Greedy Pizza is The Greedy Italian’s little sister based in Bletchley. Offering traditional Neapolitan style pizzas, they offer collection or delivery. The Greedy Pizza has very long wait times for delivery, sometimes up to two hours, so make sure you order in advance if you can. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 4pm and deliver to MK1 – MK17, LU7, MK43. Order via JustEat or call 01908 379272. For more information, visit www.greedy-pizza.co.uk.
Made in Sud
Quite frankly, the best pizza in MK and maybe the best pizza that I’ve had outside of Italy. Made in Sud pizzas are truly delicious. My favourite is the Nduja – it’s the best value, best-tasting pizza in MK. Open Thursday – Sunday from 11am for collection from their van in Intu MK. They are also offering delivery if you order via UberEats. For the latest info and opening hours, visit: madeinsud.co.uk
This is our go-to local pizza delivery as it’s so great value and they deliver. Oleevo does great Neapolitan style pizzas with a variety of toppings, or you can build your own. Open Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 11pm and delivery up to 3 miles from MK10. Order online or via the app: www.oleevopizza.com.
More pizza takeaways:
- Amore Pizzeria, Leighton Buzzard and MK
- Romanelli’s, Watling Street
- Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, see website for locations
- A Pizza This, Willen Lake
Cafés & lunch ideas
Bogota Coffee Company
The best coffee in Milton Keynes! Bogota is open for takeaway 9am – 3pm during lockdown so you can still get your coffee fix. Strict social distancing guidelines apply with one person/household in the café at any one time. For the latest, visit: www.bogotacoffee.co.uk
Find out more: How Bogota became the best coffee spot in Milton Keynes
Eat Your Heart Out Café
Eat Your Heart Out is a family-run café based in Willen and they do cracking sandwiches and baguettes. Open for delivery and takeaway, Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm. You can pre-order but make sure your order is in by 10:30am that day. Order by calling 01908 677445 or email email@example.com. Menus are available online: www.eatyourheartout.uk.com
Read the review: Lunching our heart out at Eat Your Heart Out, Willen
Good Times Café
The purveyors of the best cheese toasties are Milton Keynes can be found at Stowe House & Gardens for the next few weeks, so if you’re out that way for your daily exercise, make sure you grab yourself a delish toastie and something sweet. You must book a timeslot for Stowe via The National Trust. Follow Good Times Café on Facebook for the latest updates.
Peel Juice Bar
Peel Juice Bar is a café and juice bar based at MK train station. Peel creates delicious healthy juices and nourishing dishes such as salads and open wraps – try the open chicken or the vegan kebab open wrap with the fearless juice. It’s the perfect hump day lunch delivery! They’re open daily and deliver to most MK postcodes via UberEats and Deliveroo. Visit www.peeljuicebar.com for the latest opening hours and menus.
Wrap it & Run
Wrap It & Run is one of my favourite delivery services in Milton Keynes delivering the most amazing brunch and breakfast wraps. They are open Wednesday – Sunday 8:30am – 11:30am and deliver within 5 miles of Wolverton, or if you live in Wolverton, you can also order via the Starship app. Visit www.wrapitandrun.co.uk for menus.
More Cafés open for takeaway:
- Cornwall Place Kitchen, Buckingham
- Bar Bar Black Sheep, Wolverton
- Gordoni’s, Wolverton
- Kuku Coffee House, Broughton and Monkston Park
- The Quirk Space, Olney
The Brother’s Supper
The Brother’s Supper, run by local chefs and brothers, Shane and Aaron Clarke, is a great way to celebrate something special. They offer lockdown tasting menus which you finish cooking at home and are a great way to get a bit of a restaurant experience at home. To see the weekly menus and order, follow The Brother’s Supper on Facebook. Bespoke menus and requests also available 7 days a week.
Chef Hat Home
Aaron Johnson of Chef Hat Home has been getting a brilliant name for himself as a private chef in Milton Keynes. He has diversified his offering for Lockdown and will be offering menus for lockdown dining. Aaron also offers bespoke menus seven days a week for special occasions. Follow Chef Hat Home on Facebook for updates. You must order three days before your booking.
NOTE: Aaron is currently taking a break until 23rd January as he has a new baby.
A wonderful restaurant in Stony Stratford that has adapted brilliantly to the lockdown by offering takeaway tasting menus and afternoon teas. Follow French Affaire on Facebook for the latest menus and updates.
If you really want to push the boat out, Paris House at Home is the one! Offering set menus on selected weekends, you can bring this Michelin recommended restaurant to your dining table. Everything is frozen, and all that is left for you to do is heat it up and plate it up. See the latest menus and order via www.parishouse.co.uk. We had the New Year’s Eve tasting menu and it was absolutely brilliant – and check out our plating skills, I’m well chuffed…
- The Cross Keys, Woolstone (Sunday Roasts only)
- New Lowndes Arms, Whaddon
- The Three Trees, Bletchley
- The Wheatsheaf Pub & Grill, Bow Brickhill
House of Chicken
A brilliant alternative to a cheeky Nando’s. House of Chicken is a family-owned, traditional Portuguese restaurant in Bletchley. The food is so good! They are open Wednesday – Saturday and you can order via Uber Eats, Starship (local deliveries) or Deliveroo. Open Wednesday – Friday, 5pm – 9pm and Saturdays 12pm – 9pm.
Olé Tapas Bar
Olé Tapas Bar is currently closed for takeaway as the owners are taking a family break. Check their social media pages for an update soon!
Olé Tapas Bar will be back offering takeaway soon! You can order most of the tapas on the menu and if they need a refresh just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds. I recommend the croquetas, albondigas and chorizo. I’ll update this post with more information as soon as I have but in the meantime, follow Olé Tapas Bar on Facebook for the latest updates.
More takeaways and deliveries:
I’ll keep this guide updated, so just shout if you’re offering something and let me know if you hear of any more.
Which one of these takeaway options tickles your fancy? Stay safe, support local.
Other posts you might like:
- The Independent Milton Keynes Guide to Celebrating at Home During Lockdown
- Lockdown Life: Things you can do at home in Milton Keynes
- The Independent Milton Keynes Guide to Lockdown Shopping
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