What to eat in lockdown

As we all adjust to a new way of living, socialising and shopping, our favourite producers, restaurants and food businesses are thinking up wonderful ways to bring their products and services into our homes.

From producer maps, apps and food deliveries to digital cookalongs, here is a round-up of some our favourite local foodie initiatives

Sussex Food & Drink Safe Shopping Map

The team behind the Sussex Food & Drink Awards have created a wonderful map to help you find some of the finest locally-produced items available for home delivery and producers offering “safe-shopping”. Including the brilliant Brighton Express Meats‘ that offer fabulous meat or fruit & veg packs delivered next day in the Brighton & surrounding area.

Humble Kitchen

Offering their signature classics for collection or delivered directly to your door. But what we’re really excited about is that their gorgeous Sunday lunches can now be enjoyed at home! Honestly, the truffled cauliflower cheese is the stuff of dreams.

Cairovan at The Bull, Ditchling 

If you’re local to Ditchling, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy Monem’s famous Haloumi fries and a gorgeous Ditchling Lamb flatbread wrap available every Thursday-Saturday evening (you can even pick up a bottle of Ridgeview to wash it down with!). The Bull is offering delivery and collection, but we recommend getting your order in early to avoid disappointment.

Jeremy’s Fine Dining at Home

Available from Wednesday through Sunday, Jeremy’s are offering a gorgeous 3-course fine dining menu for collection from their Borde Hill restaurant. Menus change weekly and there are even options for the little ones.

Butlers Wine Cellars

When you need something other than sparkling wine to satisfy your needs, our wonderful friends at Butlers Wines are working very hard to keep the community in supply of their fabulous range of local wines and others from the across the world.

Piglets Pantry

Local suppliers of brilliant pastries, normally found at Brighton & Hove Albion games, offering fantastic packages to your door including gorgeous scotch eggs and even afternoon tea!

The Red Lion and Sun

Voted best pub in the country 2018, this wonderful London pub in Highgate has quickly adapted their offerings into a brilliant take away menu including a great wine list with Ridgeview featured. Also one of the funniest lock-down Instagram accounts we follow: @theredlionandsun.


If you aren’t  Sussex based, check out LOCAL to see which of your favourite local gastropubs and restaurants are offering their delicious food, beer and wine to takeaway.

Or why not check out some of our favourite chefs and food accounts on Instagram, offering cookalongs, tutorials, tips, Q&As and more…

@_jasonatherton – We’re loving Jason’s Social Kitchen Isolation, serving up a selection of his restaurant favourites alongside classic home cooking.

@pastagrannies – This wholesome account does exactly what it says on the tin. Italian Nonnas making authentic Italian pasta.

@ravneeteats – Follow the fabulous pastry chef Ravneet for cookie cookalongs and other sweet treats.

@thechillipickle – Local Indian food specialists Alun and Dawn are cooking up a storm direct from their home kitchen.

We hope that these help to get you through however, the best support is going to be when all the wonderful restaurants and shops open up their doors again and we make our way back in!

And don’t forget when in need of a little sparkle we now offer complimentary next day delivery at Ridgeview on all orders, no minimum quantity with £2 for every bottle until the end of May going to the brilliant Hospitality Action!