The Hexham Courant asked its readers to recommend their favourite takeaways still offering a delivery service during the coronavirus pandemic. Many took to Facebook to suggest the best chance in Tynedale, with the following takeaways coming in for particular praise.

Golden Dragon, Hexham

The Chinese restaurant, owned by Wil Cheung, is operating a contact free delivery and collection service from its base on Battle Hill. It has proved a big hit with customers, with Victoria Elliott declaring the service was ‘hassle free and lush’. Jen Knowles was similarly complimentary and said: “Golden Dragon were brilliant last week when they delivered to us. Payment over the phone, food arrived really quickly.” Meanwhile, Christine Pringle’s message was simple. She said: “Golden Dragon was spot on.”

Jill’s Catering, Catton

Jill’s Catering is providing takeaways to people living in rural areas on weekends, with a menu providing a range of options from hot and cold sandwiches to pies and pasties. Deserts, scones and drinks are also on the menu.

Rising Cafe, Hexham

The cafe on Beaumont Street, owned by charity Betel UK, has been a big hit since it opened last year. And it continues to be just as popular during lockdown through the cafe’s contact free delivery service, with burgers, toasties, deserts and salads being big scorers among its customers.

Stalida Greek Taverna, Hexham

The Greek restaurant on Battle Hill has been inundated with orders since starting its takeaway service, with weekend slots all being booked up. Full menus have remained running to give its customers plenty of food for thought when deciding what to have.

Balls of Prudhoe Fish and Chips

The delivery of fish and chips to people’s doors have put a smile on the people of Prudhoe’s faces during lockdown. The popular shop, on Front Street, have been praised for their service, which also includes items to put in the freezer, such as lasagne, liver and onions and mash and veg.

Oven and Grill, Hexham

A favourite eating place for many on a night out in Hexham, the takeaway also on Battle Hill is still remaining a hit with the public. Whether it is a kebab or a pizza, Oven and Grill have scored thumbs up with people who are collecting while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Other noteable suggestions

Redesdale Arms, Ridsdale; Hearth Cafe, Horsley; The Fryer, Haltwhistle; Cilantro, Hexham.