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Brakes Catering - free delivery to homes via their new website (Minimum spend £75)
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Brakes Catering - free delivery to homes via their new website (Minimum spend £75)

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Posted 23rd Apr

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Last week there was a useful post that Brakes, one of the major restaurant/catering suppliers, was allowing the public to click and collect. They are now delivering too which seems an even safer option, especially for those who shouldn't be leaving the house at all. As always
If you live near a Brakes depot, and there are quite a lot of them, they have now set up a delivery service using smaller vans, specifically for delivering to homes.
It's still very early days and I had to put the order in online and then they called me for payment and delivery confirmation the next day. But the website itself is very good, easy to use and order.
Delivery is free but there's a minimum order value of £75 and a maximum of £500.
The range of stock is huge. Basically everything restaurants etc might want. So some of it is bulk quantities, e.g. you can get 25kg flour bags and same for sugar. But for most of it the amounts are all available in reasonable sizes. Prices are variable. It feels like they've put them up on some products, but generally it was a little more than a supermarket shop but not painfully so, and they have everything in stock.
Given it's free delivery (ours was 7 days after ordering) we've used it to stock up on those things we've struggled to get from Tescos etc, flour, eggs, sugar and other dry goods mostly so that we can use our weekly shop to get the variable stuff for each week's meals.
I've been impressed so far but obviously haven't yet had it delivered. Definitely worth visiting to see if they deliver to your area, they say they want to expand, and with them getting no business from most of their customers it seems a smart move to start supplying the public. I hope it works well for them.
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Awesome, perfect timing to start up a back-yard chippy, battered saveloys and all!
no delivery for newcastle upon tyne but i work for a company that uses there food and its very good its the same food wetherspoons and stonegate ect use and sell.
i saw one of these vans delivering to a house in my street today, it was a very large lorry which made me look lol
Yeah, I guess they are still using the big lorries too, but they told me on the phone they've been getting smaller ones to make this feasible for smaller residential areas.
Nothing in Scotland
Edited by: "dwl99" 23rd Apr
Should this be under DISCUSSIONS rather than DEALS??
These trucks are delivering the Emergency food boxes provided by the Gov to those who have registered as extremely vulnerable (ones who have had a screening letter).
When ordering is it pack or case size that you get?
Bepto23/04/2020 17:54

These trucks are delivering the Emergency food boxes provided by the Gov …These trucks are delivering the Emergency food boxes provided by the Gov to those who have registered as extremely vulnerable (ones who have had a screening letter).


Yes, a relative of mine is a transplant patient and his details were registered with Brakes who had made some deliveries. I checked their website for private deliveries the other night but compared to my usual Sainsburys shop there is so much that isn't available or has to be bought in bulk
Handel7823/04/2020 19:15

Yes, a relative of mine is a transplant patient and his details were …Yes, a relative of mine is a transplant patient and his details were registered with Brakes who had made some deliveries. I checked their website for private deliveries the other night but compared to my usual Sainsburys shop there is so much that isn't available or has to be bought in bulk


2kg of gravy is perrrrrfffffeeeccccttttllly fine
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Bepto23/04/2020 17:54

These trucks are delivering the Emergency food boxes provided by the Gov …These trucks are delivering the Emergency food boxes provided by the Gov to those who have registered as extremely vulnerable (ones who have had a screening letter).


Thats correct. Whilst the Pubs/Restaurants are closed, Brakes are utilising the larger lorries to deliver the Government/ Defra food boxes. I delivered 44 myself today around Northampton. Although i wouldnt say it was "emergency" considering some of the houses i delivered to. However, all were very gratefull. Makes a change to deliver to happy people, rather than miserable kitchen staff.
Rich06923/04/2020 20:46

Thats correct. Whilst the Pubs/Restaurants are closed, Brakes are …Thats correct. Whilst the Pubs/Restaurants are closed, Brakes are utilising the larger lorries to deliver the Government/ Defra food boxes. I delivered 44 myself today around Northampton. Although i wouldnt say it was "emergency" considering some of the houses i delivered to. However, all were very gratefull. Makes a change to deliver to happy people, rather than miserable kitchen staff.


In my case my relative was using my address as a correspondence address, which meant when they registered as vulnerable the food parcels automatically started coming to my address. I managed to have them collect the first delivery, and turned away the second one. I felt a bit bad as the driver seemed to be hoping for a pleasant response but I came across as a bit abrupt. I'm in the process of getting these food parcels cancelled.
I instantly thought great I’ll get a home delivery but not in my area.
Handel7823/04/2020 22:48

In my case my relative was using my address as a correspondence address, …In my case my relative was using my address as a correspondence address, which meant when they registered as vulnerable the food parcels automatically started coming to my address. I managed to have them collect the first delivery, and turned away the second one. I felt a bit bad as the driver seemed to be hoping for a pleasant response but I came across as a bit abrupt. I'm in the process of getting these food parcels cancelled.


Im sure the driver wouldnt have been offended if you explained it. I have heard of some people just refusing them, and being quite angry, just on principle as it has come from the government. Its a good idea to cancel though, as im told it should be weekly. (And at a cost of £30 per box to the tax payer).
Rich06924/04/2020 13:14

Im sure the driver wouldnt have been offended if you explained it. I have …Im sure the driver wouldnt have been offended if you explained it. I have heard of some people just refusing them, and being quite angry, just on principle as it has come from the government. Its a good idea to cancel though, as im told it should be weekly. (And at a cost of £30 per box to the tax payer).



I contacted all sorts of government departments to get it cancelled and I was quite annoyed with my relative. The NHS are efficient at adding people to the list but not for giving a clear way to cancel.

Yes, when I explained to the driver he still wanted to leave the box. I get the impression the food could go to waste but I didn’t want to risk anyone thinking I had wrongly applied for it. The first box was here for two hours before the driver came back to get it. I was so tempted by the biscuits.
Handel7824/04/2020 17:02

I contacted all sorts of government departments to get it cancelled and I …I contacted all sorts of government departments to get it cancelled and I was quite annoyed with my relative. The NHS are efficient at adding people to the list but not for giving a clear way to cancel.Yes, when I explained to the driver he still wanted to leave the box. I get the impression the food could go to waste but I didn’t want to risk anyone thinking I had wrongly applied for it. The first box was here for two hours before the driver came back to get it. I was so tempted by the biscuits.


Sadly, Covid restrictions will probably mean it can’t be returned or reused. Most supermarkets aren’t taking returns from online deliveries for the same reason.
Handel7824/04/2020 17:02

I contacted all sorts of government departments to get it cancelled and I …I contacted all sorts of government departments to get it cancelled and I was quite annoyed with my relative. The NHS are efficient at adding people to the list but not for giving a clear way to cancel.Yes, when I explained to the driver he still wanted to leave the box. I get the impression the food could go to waste but I didn’t want to risk anyone thinking I had wrongly applied for it. The first box was here for two hours before the driver came back to get it. I was so tempted by the biscuits.


There should have been no reason to not return it, as long as it hadnt been inside. However, im surprised the driver came back. He shouldnt have. Our instructions are to leave it if no answer, and a card left. I wouldnt be too concerned if you cant cancel, just refuse and explain on doorstep.
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