Cook describes itself as “the alternative to home cooking” and I completely agree. This is WAY better than home cooking: amazingly flavoured dishes, no preparation, no washing up, no fiddling around with complicated recipes trying to get them right. As much as I love cooking, sometimes it’s just far too much effort after a long day at work. Cook, halfway between a (very high class) ready meal and a takeaway, seems like the perfect solution.
Every season, Cook publish “The Cook Book” which is a beautifully presented menu of all the dishes they have on offer: traditional English dishes, curries, party food, puddings, immense-looking salads… all looking to incredibly delicious you’ll want to eat everything. In one go.
We popped in here yesterday and sampled their ‘daily taster’ Chicken Laksa, an amazing Thai-style lemony, coconutty, creamy curry, which was so completely delicious that I can’t wait to go back and grab myself an entire portion. At £3.75 for a one-person portion and £6.75 for a two-person sized meal, this offers way better value (and much better taste) than your average takeaway and is also far healthier and tastier. A massive double portion of rice to go with it will only set you back £1.95.
Another great thing about this place is that all the dishes are clearly labelled with a ‘V’ for vegetarian or a ‘GF’ for gluten-free. The shop assistant was also incredibly helpful, she even printed off a list for me of all the gluten-free meals on offer.
If you love delicious food but don’t have the time to put in the required effort at home, then this place may well be a life-saver.