Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have dined on luxury prepared meals during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a secret £12,500 gourmet food supply provided by one of the most expensive food stores in Britain.
Daylesford, owned by the family of a billionaire Conservative Party donor, have delivered around 30 giant boxes of shopping and up to 100 prepared meals to Downing Street. A box of weekly shopping is delivered on Tuesdays and pre-prepared meals are dropped off at lunchtime on weekdays.
The organic farm store is favoured by celebrities including Hugh Grant and charges £50 for two pre-prepared meals and around £250 for each weekly shopping delivery.
In their determination to keep the deliveries a secret, Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds allowed the Daylesford boxes to bypass strict security checks at the Downing Street main entrance – instead opting for the boxes to be smuggled in via the rear entrance.
The upmarket deliveries mean that can continue to dine in style without needing to queue at supermarkets.