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Sometimes there’s nothing better than getting into your joggers, putting some crap on telly and ordering a takeaway. In my house this normally happens on a Sunday night, when both of us have got bit of a hangover, and nothing else is going to fix it other than a lazy night and something a bit naughty to eat. But isn’t it annoying when you’ve got the craving for something in particular (and we all know that when you’ve got the craving it just has to be satisfied!) but the restaurant you want to order from just doesn’t do takeaway?
Well Food Couriers are here to sort that. Set up only recently in Bristol, the team behind Food Couriers are on a mission to provide quality gourmet food from restaurants who don’t normally offer takeaway.
We were invited to the launch of Food Couriers a couple of weeks ago, and whilst the food we tasted was excellent, and the restaurants on offer were some of Bristol’s best, I didn’t feel I could get a feel for it (or review it) until I’d tried it in ‘real life’. So on Sunday, which just so happened to be one of those aforementioned type of Sundays, we decided to give it a go.
All orders with Food Couriers are placed either online or via their mobile app, both of which are extremely user friendly. We settled on burgers from Warren’s Gourmet Burger Co, who are based in St Anne’s, partly because I’ve heard very good things about these guys, and also because there was little else other than a beast of a burger that was going to banish the remnants of the days hangover.
Once we’d placed the order online we received a very prompt phone call from Food Couriers to let us know our food would be with us in about an hour and a bit. So far, so good!
In retrospect I think burgers probably weren’t the best option to try, mainly because they don’t take all that well to being transported half way across town, as everything we received was a little bit cold. However, my Hogfather (pork, rosemary and bacon served with smoked cheddar) was seriously good, and Will’s American (beef, hash brown and bacon) was everything you’d expect a good beef burger to be-meaty, juicy and stacked with topping.
Regardless of the food being a little cold we’ll definitely be heading over to Warren’s to give then another try and the service from Food Couriers was faultless. Their list of participating restaurants is ever growing, but with some firm favourites such as Obento, Old India and The Lanes on their books, I think there’s plenty for us to get stuck into. Overall it’s a great concept, great service and great food-that’s a winner in my books!