2021 has to be the year of food, right?

Who knows what 2021 will bring over the next 12 months, of course restaurants are still closed for sit down meals, but one thing that we can still look forward to is ordering some tasty food to be delivered or collected right here in Middlesbrough. Lots of your favourite restaurants, bars and cafes are still offering a takeaway service which is not only a great way to get your foodie fix, but you’ll be helping to support local businesses so that they can open their doors once more in the future. Oh and don’t feel bad about those New Year’s resolutions, you’ll probably be breaking them now anyway…

What’s on the menu?

Whether it’s a feast in front of your favourite new box set or a working-from-home lunch delivery, we’ve picked out some places that offer dishes from around the world so even though you can’t get away to sunnier climes, they can be brought to you. And of course we’ve given a mention to Teesside’s top dish. After all, who doesn’t need some gooey cheesy chicken in the winter months? Or any month really. There’s some great deals too that will save you some pennies (it’s January, we hear you), and if you’re wanting more of a health kick we’ve done some of the hard work for you and checked out some of the healthier options from their menus….

Copperstone Thai restaurant – Wanting cheap and cheerful? The team in the village are doing a pretty amazing lunchtime offer – any curry or stir fry dish for £5 plus rice and crackers for free.  View the lunch menu

Akbars (takeaway) – Now you can eat one of those giant naan breads in the comfort of your own home as Akbars are offering a takeaway service. Take me to Akbars

Delhi Lounge (takeaway)  – Delhi Lounge is one of Middlesbrough’s most popular and longest standing Indian restaurants, and you can order anything from their restaurant menu to try at home via Just Eat. You’re spoilt for choice with their special gourmet dishes, charcoal grill meats, or try a set meal for £24.99 for two people. Did somebody say Just Eat?

Olivellos (takeaway or delivery in partnership with Boro Taxis) – The restaurant will be reopening on 15th January and their Happy Hour is always a great choice. From 11am – 9pm you can get any starter with pasta or pizza for £8.95, or any starter with a chicken dish or burger for £10.95. View the menus

Persian Cottage (takeaway) – For a taste of authentic Persian cooking, such as kebabs, tabbouleh, and mixed grills, look no further than this gem in Linthorpe Village. Or go proper authentic and try the delicious Zareshk Pollo Ba Morgh or try their healthy salad options and smaller plates like fattoush or hummus awarma, which all cost around £5. Visit their website to order

Tipsy Cow (takeaway) – Their parmos are pretty fantastic, what more needs to be said. They have daily specials too. Check out their offers

Fellinis (takeaway) – Voted for by the people of Middlesbrough as ‘Middlesbrough’s Best Restaurant’ in September 2020, and recognised by no less than chef royalty Raymond Blanc for sourcing sustainable fish and supporting British fisheries at The City of London Awards, Fellinis is a Boro institution. Their takeaway menu includes pasta, pizza and chicken dishes and a special mention needs to go to their brilliant Children’s Meal Deal – for £4.95 you get a mini main meal, fruit shoot, Haribo bag, and pot of ice cream, sauce and marshmallows for a do-it-yourself sundae. Place your order

Central Park (takeaway) –  You can pick up some tasty dishes from Central Park’s popular 2 for £12 menu. See what’s on offer

The Bake 2 (takeaway) – A taste of home-made Lebanese cooking at reasonable prices, plus you get 10% off your first online order and every 11th order is totally free. Try a lebanese pastry dish (a bit like a pasty) topped with halloumi cheese and parsley for just £3.70, they also offer shawarma wraps from £3.50 and there’s plenty of salads and vegetarian options available too. Check it out

Barbs Italian Stonebaked pizza – Treat yourself to a barbs, you won’t regret it. They’ve got a new offer on for 2021 – get any pizza for £7.50 on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. All pizzas are cooked in their Italian stone-baked oven to give it that right amount of crispiness, plus there’s vegan and vegetarian options. Don’t miss their famous rosemary fries, and their list of tasty pizza dips just keeps on growing. Pick a pizza

The Chairman (takeaway) – They’ve got fajitas, pulled pork sandwich and burgers on their takeaway menu, and the ‘parmo chips’ are a bit naughty too. See the menu

Creams – And finally – a bit of something sweet. After all that savoury, get a sweet treat straight to your door with Just Eat. Order something sweet

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