Dishpatch meal kits heat up with £10m investment for expansion

Angela Hartnett

A finish-at-home meal-kit service used by restaurants including Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano has raised £10 million for expansion.

Dishpatch, founded in the first lockdown last year, obtained the funds from venture firms Andreessen Horowitz and LocalGlobe. Entrepreneurs including Bloom & Wild boss Aron Gelbard and Trouva co-founder Mandeep Singh also invested. Ex-Farfetch operating chief Andrew Robb will join the board.

Founded by Peter Butler, 33, and James Terry, 23, Dishpatch works with London restaurants to create meal kits that can be posted anywhere in the UK.

Restaurants prepare the food, while Dishpatch handles logistics, delivery and customer service. The kits, shipped weekly, come with detailed instructions for customers to heat and finish the meals at home.

Since starting, Dishpatch has delivered more than 75,000 boxes, which range in price from £40 to £70 for a two-person meal. The funds raised will be used to add 20 restaurants to the 25 now available via the platform, as well as expand Dishpatch’s 17-strong team.