Hospitality gives back

"As lots of us sit in our bunkers, tracking the ways the businesses we love are adapting to the current crisis and wondering how we can continue to help, Hospitality Delivers feels like a terrific idea; a clear, vital resource that‘s just the beam of positivity needed to get us through the uncertainty and over to the other side."
~ Jimi Famurewa, ES Magazine Restaurant Critic

Below is our roll call of hotels, restaurants, bars, chefs and charities who are making it their mission to give back – whether it’s to the NHS, the emergency services or the disadvantaged. Where possible we have included donation details so you can help with their efforts. If you are involved in anything similar, we’d love to champion you too. Please let us know at

Hotels, venues & members' clubs giving back

Furloughed staff at Andaz London Liverpool Street are using their time to give back to their local communities. Among them is Wedding & Social Events Manager Hannah Jeal who has been masterminding activities for her neighbours’ children and making baked goods for a number of local hospitals.
London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel is donating £10 to Hospitality Action for every direct booking using the B2Cares Rate and encouraging those who are not planning a stay with them to donate to their Justgiving page in support of the Hospitality Action Emergency Appeal.
Selected Bespoke Hotels properties across the UK are distributing perishable foods to local charities and care homes.
Chelsea Football Club has made the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available for NHS staff.
citizenM hotels in London, together with its Parisian siblings, has donated 800 iPads to hospitals, helping keep patients connected with their friends and family.
Claridge’s hotel is providing free overnight accommodation for up to 40 workers from St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, with The Berkeley and The Connaught set to follow suit soon.
The Intercontinental Hotels Group has donated 300 hotel rooms to London’s homeless.
Rockliffe Hall has donated hundreds of toiletries to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
The team at Rosewood London hotel in Holborn are cooking and delivering food to the NHS staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Strand Palace is delivering 600 free meals daily to the London Ambulance Service. The hotel has also opened its doors to key workers.
Soho House teams around the world are getting together to support their local communities. Soho House UK is prepping and delivering 1,000+ meals daily to frontline workers in London by the team at White City House and 300 meals daily from Soho Farmhouse are being delivered to John Radcliffe Hospital.
Staff at The Hari Hotel in Belgravia have set up a delivery service of food, necessities and medication to the local community.
The St Pancras Hotel Group is offering rooms at its three London properties - the Gyle, the California and the Megaro - to NHS staff.

Restaurants, food & drink brands giving back

Adam Handling Restaurant Group has joined Open Kitchens, pledging to cook 1,000 meals a week for those in need.
The Antonio Carluccio Foundation will make grants of up to £500,000 this year to support hospitality businesses hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bacardi is partnering with Deliveroo Editions on an initiative which will enable independent bars to deliver cocktails to local customers in London and Manchester.
Mayfair’s Benares has launched its Benares @ Home offering on delivery platform Supper, pledging to match every meal ordered on the service with one donated to NHS workers.
Beau Mange, which offers live cooking masterclasses with the best celebrity chefs from around the globe and with all ingredients delivered to the door, is donating all profits to Hospitality Action.
Middle Eastern barbecue restaurant Berber & Q has launched its Berber & You campaign, aiming to deliver free meals to NHS staff via a Go Fund Me page.
Camden Town Brewery has launched the Camden Bre.www.ery bar, a virtual pub in partnership with Hospitality Action to help raise money for the charity’s Covid-19 emergency fund.
Piri-piri chicken specialist Casa Do Frango is offering free meals to all NHS staff.
Caprice Holdings have opened the kitchens at Annabel’s, The Ivy Collection, Le Caprice and Bill’s restaurants across the UK and Ireland where they are cooking and delivering over 50,000 meals a week. Help them continue this work here.
Club Mexicana (who make banging vegan tacos) are donating thousands of meals to the NHS and raising additional funds through the sale of hoodies and t-shirts by Sports Banger.
Coal Office, the food venture from designer Tom Dixon and chef Assaf Granit, is cooking a short menu each day. 50% discount to NHS workers and any unsold food boxes donated to charity.
Comfort Cookbook is a digital cookbook created by Cornwall Content, The Maverick Guide & Ali Green Photography. Recipes from top chefs such as Nathan Outlaw, Jude Kereama and Michael Caines will give a snapshot of the unique and diverse food and drink culture of the South West. Available on a ‘pay what you can afford’ basis from their JustGiving page. All proceeds for to Hospitality Action.
Restaurant group D&D London has launched an online platform to provide support and guidance for its employees. It is also preparing 2,000 meals a day for front line workers at West Middlesex, St Barts and University College hospitals in London as well as St John’s Ambulance service and Manchester’s Royal Infirmary.
The Initiative has turned its Deli Cat & Sons site in London’s Broken Wharf into a food and drink delivery service and online grocery with £1 per order donated to a food bank. It is also donating 500 survival packs a week to hospitality workers in need.
Deliveroo has pledged to provide 500,000 free meals to NHS hospitals. It has added an option on its website for customers to donate.
Dominique​ Ansel Bakery is offering NHS workers a free tea or coffee plus 50% off all items.
Contract caterer Fooditude has reopened its kitchen with a small group of volunteers to serve the vulnerable and self-isolating in London's Southwark. Donations can be made here.
Scottish-based hospitality group G1 is delivering grocery parcels to NHS workers at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Key workers will also receive a 20% food discount. The group has promised to throw a huge free party for QEUH workers once the crisis is over.
HIDE is preparing and delivering meals to the NHS each day.
James & Cranwell have teamed up with some of the biggest names in hospitality to launch Hospitality for Heroes, a not-for-profit grass roots initiative which uses local skilled chefs to supply NHS staff with free, healthy meals using quality produce purchased from local suppliers.
Itsu has opened the kitchens at its King’s Road and Regents Place branches to deliver hundreds of hot veggie gyoza udon meals to UCLH, Chelsea & Westminster, St Thomas’ and St Mary’s hospitals.
Pop up restaurant specialists Jimmy’s is delivering food to those in need whilst saving jobs within hospitality with their #DonateADinner campaign. Donate here.
Takeaway giant Just Eat is offering all NHS staff a 25% discount on any order.
Michelin-starred chef Larry Jayasekara and a team of 20 chefs at Pont de la Tour are making 1,000 lunches a day for health workers at University College Hospital.
All Las Iguanas’ restaurants that are currently open are offering 50% off all hot takeaways or call-and-collect food for both NHS and supermarket workers.
Healthy fast food chain Leon has launched its Feed Britain service. A range of meals and provisions boxes can be ordered for delivery, with 100% of the profits supporting NHS staff, providing them with one hot and healthy meal every day.
M and Gaucho Restaurants are partnering with the Hildon Foundation and Deliveroo to deliver 1,000 meals each week to Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the new Nightingale hospital. On 28th September, M Threadneedle Street will host a fully complimentary ‘Appreciation Dinner’ for 200 NHS front line doctors and nurses and their partners. They will also invite those partners who have lost their loved ones as NHS Front Line Heroes.
Mariage Freres, Covent Garden’s iconic tea emporium, has donated over 1,500 teabags to St Thomas’ Hospital to be placed in staff room kitchens.
London's first authentic Xi'an restaurant Murger Han is offering free meals to workers across the emergency services and the NHS at its Euston and Mayfair locations.
Meals For The NHS is a team of tech entrepreneurs who have come together to help currently closed restaurants cook and deliver meals to NHS staff. Donations can be made here.
Independent vegetarian and vegan restaurant group Mildred’s is delivering 400 meals every week to NHS staff at Whipps Cross, Whittington, Barnet and Whitechapel hospitals. Donations can be made here.
Romulo Café & Restaurant in Kensington is offering 20% discount to all NHS staff, now and forever. Details here. It is also part of Blue Card Light, offering 20% discount to all other first responders and social carers.
SalutetheNHS is a not-for-profit initiative launched by Ron Dennis CBE and Nigel Harris, owner of hospitality provider Absolute Taste, which aims to serve a million meals over three months to the NHS frontline. Donations can be made here.
Novikov’s garden at Brent Eleigh in Suffolk is donating seasonal produce to a local charity which provides meals for homeless and vulnerable people.
Each day Holborn restaurant Otto’s cooks and delivers food to the ICU staff at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Donations can be made here.
PAUL bakery has been delivering thousands of freshly baked items each day to London hospitals. They have also re-opened 10 bakeries for delivery and takeaway only (Canary Wharf, Chelsea, Earls Court, Hampstead, Holland Park, Islington, South Kensington, Hammersmith, Marble Arch and Wimbledon), offering free coffee and tea to NHS staff.
Pret A Manger has reopened 10 shops near hospitals in London to support NHS workers, offering them 50% discount. It will also be donating 7,000 extra meals a week to its homeless charity partners.
Punjab restaurant in Covent Garden is cooking 2,500 meals a week for Under One Sky and Sikh charity, Nishkam Swat. Owner Amrit Maan is also giving a 50% discount on all collections to key workers.
rhubarb is cooking and delivering thousands of meals a week to five NHS hospitals - St Bartholomew’s, Royal London Hospital, Newham Hospital, Mile End Hospital and Whips Cross Hospital - for the foreseeable future.
Small Beer, a South-Bermondsey based brewery, is pledging 50 cases of beer for winning nominees who have shown Small Acts of Kindness.
Chef entrepreneur Simon Boyle’s charity Beyond Food Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Support Line to match unused food with charities and organisations that are supporting the vulnerable across London. Donations can be made here.
Produce from chef patron Simon Rogan’s Cumbria farm is being used to make simple meals for locals that can be heated up at home, with a proportion offered to the vulnerable and elderly for free.
Sticky Walnut, Chef's Table and Joseph Benjamin are taking it in turns to provide meals for Soul Kitchen Chester, which provides hot food and drinks, clothing, shower facilities and support to those in need.
Thornbridge Brewery and JKS Restaurants are donating £2 from every case of their collaboration beer, 4th Rifles pale ale, to Hospitality Action. Order here.
All branches of The Athenian are offering 50% off their menu for delivery to any NHS hospital, surgery, clinic or care home, via City Pantry.
The Landesberg Family behind the Arts Club, AOK Kitchen and JAB has set up The Corona Care Challenge to help provide the elderly, single parents, those with disabilities, high risk people and NHS staff across the capital with care packages. Donations can be made here.
The Yard Sale Pizza team has been feeding staff at its local London hospitals - Homerton, Whipps Cross, and the Royal London. A donation page can be found here.
Chef Tom Kerridge and a group from Marlow are providing 750 free meals a day to healthcare workers, other frontline workers and deserving people within the local community. Donations can be made here.
UKHospitality, jobs board and charity Hospitality Action have created a new jobs hub for hospitality workers featuring thousands of short-term roles in other sectors. To see more, visit
Taxi food delivery service Uber Eats is offering 100,000 vouchers with a value of £10 each to NHS staff.
Whitbread PLC has donated over 27 tonnes of food to charity, most of which will be redistributed through FareShare’s nationwide network of thousands of frontline charities.