IMPORTANT LOCKDOWN UPDATE: If you’re looking at our list of local shops offering delivery and collection, bear in mind that things have now probably changed for some, possibly many, of them so check carefully.

Also, here’s a link to LBRuT’s new community hub page:


What times we are living in all of a sudden!  As we enter a strange limbo-land where we’re all supposed to be working together to ease pressure on the NHS and help save lives by sitting around gazing into the social distance, others opt to stampede to the shops to buy enough food to feed a small army.  It’s hard to know where we all stand… or sit.  One thing we do know is that we know about four things:

  1. Wash your hands a lot but don’t get sucked in to buying hand sanitiser for £15 a bottle
  2. Keep your mother flippin’ social distance
  3. Self-isolate if you or your fellow house occupier show symptoms of Covid19.
  4. Some locals are finding it hard to get out to get essentials and some businesses are finding it hard to keep serving their customers. Some have already closed.

And hey presto, that’s what this is all about.  We are keeping a list of local businesses that are providing services to help residents who are finding things tough during this partial lockdown. We hope it will be useful for the elderly, vulnerable and indeed any other locals who are self-isolating indoors or simply trying to avoid going out.  We’ve listed what we can and will add to it. Where possible we’ve focused on those businesses or organisations who are doing things for the most at risk groups but we will try to list everything.

Before we do, please note that:

  • We are not making any recommendations here unless we specifically say “recommended”.
  • We make no claims or judgement as to quality of service etc. Needless to say we hope they’re all great.
  • As far as we know, all your favourite take-aways are still doing exactly that so we won’t list out what you already know.

And very importantly, Richmond Council aka LBRuT aka El Brute has a dedicated web page for those wishing to volunteer help and for those who might need it. Please check that for ‘official’ council information.



Waitrose, M&S Food and Iceland are among the local supermarkets that are trying to give early access to elderly and vulnerable customers. Check each stores’ opening times online but, as of the time of writing:

Waitrose, London Road – first hour reserved for elderly and NHS (c7.30 to 8.30)

M&S Food, Heath Road – first hour reserved for elderly

Iceland, King Street – first hour reserved for elderly

Lidl, Sixth Cross Road (newly opened) – tbc

Tesco Extra, by Twickenham Stadium hence good if you like a scrum – tbc

Other food stores offering home deliveries and a great way to shop local:

Sandys Fishmonger, King Street Twickenham.  Will deliver locally. Not just fresh fish but also fish pies and eggs. Call 020 8892 5788.

Ralph’s Wine Cellar, Whitton. Wine, long life deli goods, pasta. Will deliver locally. Call 020 8894 0510 (leave a message & a number for them to call you back)

Teddington Cheese – Free delivery within two mile radius, which just about covers Twickenham. Call 020 8977 6868



Needless to say there is already a wide range of restaurants which offer take away services locally. However, here are some which are new to the party in response to recent events or which you may not have considered. Most have easy to find websites and/or social media accounts so we’ve generally just included phone numbers below.

Corto Italian Deli, Church Street. Serving take away food and deli ingredients for home cooking. Planning to organise meals for delivery too. Call 020 8892 9013

AJs Proper Pies, Twickenham’s finest piemaker. Delivery free on orders over £25.  Or collect from The Prince of Wales pub. Pies can be frozen so you can order and then eat as and when.

Ches’s Trattoria, Italian restaurant  on Crown Road in St Margarets now doing take away food, including family portions. Call 020 8892 4615

Osteria Pulcinella, Italian restaurant on Church Street. Take away service. Call 020 8892 5854

[UPDATE: no longer doing this] The Sussex Arms, Staines Road are serving meals and of course beer and wine for take away collection.  Including Sunday roasts and also a special £5 hot meal of the day for elderly & vulnerable customers. Call 020 8894 7468

Cafe Pera, Staines Rd. Order in advance for collection. Call 07834 376203 / 07982 835163.

Heavenly Dish, Colne Rd – free local delivery for dish of the day Mon – Fri lunchtimes. Email

Umi, Japanese restaurant on York Street is now doing take aways. Call 020 8892 2976 [UPDATE: looks completely closed for the moment]

Wags n Tales, new café and bar on Richmond Road, TW1 now offering meals to take away and for heating up at home. Free delivery within 5 miles on orders over £20.  Call 020 8404 4440

Le Salon Prive, Crown Road, St Margarets. Offering a daily menu at affordable prices. Can be heated up at home or stored. Will deliver. Call 020 8892 0602

Masaniello, Church Street, TW1 are now doing takeaways and deliveries through Deliveroo (Thursday to Sunday). Call 020 8891 5777

St Margarets Tavern are doing food for collection or delivery. Call 020 8892 2369


Twickenham Fine Ales brewery. Sales continue direct from brewery but now with home deliveries too. Call: 020 8241 1825

Brewery Market, Church Street. Wide range of craft beers including on tap, now available for delivery. Call 020 3601 9494

Real Ale Co, East Twickenham. Free delivery to local postcodes (min qty applies) for beers and wine. Call 020 8892 3710 (website says closed but are apparently doing deliveries)

Ricardo’s Cellar, Church Street. Wines and beers for delivery either same day or next day. Contact Ricardo 020 88921149 (1:30 – 9:30PM



Meet & Deep newsagents. Hampton Road. Twickenham’s friendliest newsagent will deliver where they can. Newspapers, magazines, confectionary, booze and some groceries.

Chapmans, Twickenham, TW1. Will deliver locally for certain orders (good for pet supplies and plants). Call 020 8892 0665.

RV Tass paint & DIY shop in East Twickenham can deliver supplies.  Call and collect. Will deliver locally. Is also looking to make deliveries from chemist to locals in need. Call 0208 892 3643

Eel Pie Records. Church Street. Will deliver locally for all your vinyl and CD purchases.

Moores Cycles, London Road, Twickenham – free local delivery on bikes and scooters.

Sleeve Notes Records, Richmond Hill, store is closed but will deliver your vinyl purchases to you.

Starprint Stationers & Artists Supplies, Heath Road.  Free deliveries on orders over £25 in the local area. Think paper, artists materials, printer cartridges, pens, other stationery. Call 020 8892 2426

The Bloomery, florist in Church Street now has online ordering.

Sempervirens Nursery (Gardening), Hospital Bridge Rd, TW2 offering to deliver much smaller quantities to locals. Good time to do the garden? There is still a minimum spend. Call 020 8898 7131


eCommerce for small businesses:  Sean Douglas has tweeted that “If any small local restaurants/cafe want an online ordering system with card payments so all they need to do is hand over the goods – my wife and I can help – we’ll do it at cost”. His twitter is


And finally: If you want this as a document of some kind, say so and we’ll add it to Google Docs or something like that.

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Moody skies over the Thames
[image courtesy of Michele Whitby]