Hands up: who’s sick and tired of cooking all their own meals? Who misses the joyful conviviality of the neighbourhood bistro, the subtle theatre of fine dining and the simple, unfettered delight of someone else doing the planning, shopping and cooking? (And, of course, the cleaning up afterwards.)

While the joy of breaking bread with family and friends across a restaurant table may still lie in the far-off neverland of level 1 lockdown, chefs across the country are dishing up delivery boxes and takeaways that will remind you just why eating out is such an unassailable pleasure. These are chefs who have been left without custom for more than two months and are hustling day and night to keep their kitchen lights on and staff employed. If we want those doors to still be open when the lockdown eases, they deserve our support...

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