These Brisbane Restaurants Are Offering New Takeaway Options to Help You Eat Well at Home
Eateries across the city are adapting because of COVID-19 concerns, and are now offering oysters, barbecued meats, chilli crab pasta and craft brews via takeaway.
In an attempt to contain COVID-19, the Australian government has announced the mass closure of indoor venues — a move that comes after stacks of events across the country have been axed, restrictions have been placed on non-essential outdoor and indoor events, international travel has effectively been suspended, domestic travel is strongly recommended against and large cultural institutions are temporarily shutting. It's all part of the government's efforts to encourage social distancing and, unsurprisingly, there's been a spike in the number of people now spending more time at home.
As a result, bars, cafes and restaurants are now required to shut their doors to dine-in customers — so they're adapting by beefing up their takeaway options, launching new delivery meals and even creating boozy care packages. That means that you can put down that fifth can of Aldi tuna and pick up the phone, knowing you'll be doing a local business a solid while also getting to eating a tasty, fancy, succulent meal.
Here, we'll keep you updated on all the restaurant-quality eats you can order takeaway, or have delivered to your doorstep.
PICK UP AND DELIVERY
Eagle Street's Alchemy has implemented an 'Alchemy to You' takeaway and office delivery service, with menu items that include jumbo quail with Asian salad ($15), lemon pepper chicken ($20), and the restaurant's lasagne with pork and veal mince sauce ($26). It's also selling grocery items via 'Alchemy Gourmet Grocery' — check out the full list of available supplies online, place your order and then pick it up in-store 24 hours later.
Ballistic Beer Co (Salisbury, West End and Springfield)
For folks who live within five kilometres of Ballistic Beer Co's Salisbury and Springfield breweries, the booze-loving outfit will deliver its beverages to your home for orders over $70. At all three of its venues, takeaway options are also available.
Billykart (West End)
Billykart's West End restaurant is doing takeaway orders, with its full menu available by calling the eatery. It has also launched a reduced 'Billykart at Home' range via UberEats.
BrewDog DogTap Brisbane (Murarrie)
Perched next to the Brisbane river, BrewDog's first Australian base is scrapping all person-to-person contact — but still selling takeaway brews, wine and food via drive-through. On the menu: burgers and fries (from $19.50), pizzas (from $18) and craft beers (from $4), with orders taken via BrewDog's BrewDog HopDrop app for iOS and Android. Fancy dropping by in your boat? You can even pull up at the jetty and get your order brought to your vessel. Beer is currently available for delivery, too, and food delivery via Deliveroo and UberEats will start on Thursday, March 26.
E'cco Bistro (Newstead)
E'cco Bistro has launched a new takeaway menu, allowing customers to enjoy its a la carte dishes — such as parmesan and fior di latte arancini ($10 for four), gorgonzola potato gnocchi ($25) and 12-hour braised beef cheek with sautéed mushrooms and truffled mashed potatoes ($25) — at home. Call the restaurant to order, with meals available Wednesday–Saturday from 12–3pm and 5.30–8.30pm. You can either opt to collect it yourself — and call E'cco again when you get there so they can bring it out to your car — or make a delivery order via Deliveroo, with UberEats orders launching soon.
Florence Cafe (Camp Hill) and Felix for Goodness (CBD)
The folks at these two cafes are adapting their menu, offering takeaways and deliveries with a 'build your own menu' approach. Order via 11am, and it'll be available the same day — to pick up between 12–2pm and for delivery between 4–6pm.
Gusto da Gianni (Hamilton)
You can't enjoy the riverside view, but you can still tuck into Gusto da Gianni's Italian eats. The Portside restaurant has made its entire menu available for takeaway, and for delivery via UberEats and Deliveroo.
Jumbo Thai (CBD)
Edward Street's Jumbo Thai has started a new delivery and takeaway offering, spanning bao, curries, stir fries, noodles and rice.
Paw Paw Asian Kitchen (Balmoral)
Expanding its existing takeaway option, Balmoral's Paw Paw Asian Kitchen is now providing patrons with a drive-through service as well. Place your order in advance as usual, then pull up outside the Riding Road restaurant, give them a call and a staff member will bring your food out to your car. You can also order Paw Paw's dishes for delivery, too.
Phat Boy (CBD)
Brisbane Quarter's resident Thai joint is doing takeaways as well as deliveries — via UberEats and Deliveroo — for lunch Monday–Friday and dinner Monday –Saturday.
Proof BBQ & Booze (Windsor)
Get barbecued meats delivered to direct your door thanks to Proof BBQ & Booze's takeaway menu — or head by to pick up beef brisket, southern fried chicken, pulled pork, whole blackened fish and smoked hot links by the pound or half-pound.
Semi-Pro Brewing Co (East Brisbane)
With its taproom closed, Semi-Pro Brewing Co is doing takeaways and deliveries instead. From Wednesday–Sunday, you can stop by to pick up brews. And, if you'd like beer brought to your home without leaving your house, it's offering same-day delivery for full and half cartons.
Belle Epoque (South Bank)
Emporium's Belle Epoque has launched a pre-packaged 'grab and go' range, which spans both sweet and savoury goodies — including beef lasagne, Thai red chicken curry, cream of pumpkin soup, beef cheek ragu and Moroccan lamb tagine for $9.90 each; and its usual array of coffee, birthday cakes, tarts and other patisserie items. You can also order via phone, then pull up in the Emporium Hotel South Bank driveway and have your order brought to your car.
Burleigh Pavilion (Burleigh Heads)
For Brisbanites who find themselves a little further south, Burleigh Pavilion has launched a new takeaway menu. You can't order drinks, but you can nab items from its usual seafood, grills, burger and pizza range, as well as from its selection of sides, share plates and salads.
Gerard's Bistro (Fortitude Valley)
Significant changes are in effect over at Gerard's Bistro, with the Fortitude Valley restaurant merging with sibling venue Gerard's Bar for the time being. Together in their combined site, they're also offering a takeaway menu — including whole and half charcoal chickens ($25/15), cheese manoushe ($13) and fattoush salad ($10).
Il Molo (Bulimba)
Eastsiders can check out Il Molo's new takeaway menu, with offers a range of Italian-style fare — including arancini with pumpkin, sage and goats cheese ($15 for three), classic carbonara ($26) and five types of pizza ($20–27).
Montrachet (Bowen Hills)
From Monday, March 23, King Street's French fine diner is offering a selection of dishes in semi-prepared takeaway packs that can be collected from its Bowen Hills digs. Tuck into duck and cognac parfait ($15), French onion soup ($12), pressed pork belly ($30), opera cake with sauce anglaise ($10.50) and more. Orders must be made before 7pm for collection the next day.
Paddington's go-to for Middle Eastern cuisine has opened its whole menu up for takeaway orders, which can be booked by phone or via Facebook and Instagram DM, then picked up in-store. It is also doing 'Family Meal Kits', with options for two or four people ranging from $35–75.
Newstead Brewing Co (Newstead and Milton)
No matter which Newstead Brewing Co you're closest to — its original Newstead digs or its second site at Milton — you can take advantage of its new click and collect option. It applies across both brews and food, pairing four-packs from the brewery's core range with one of its pizzas. Just order online, include your beer and pizza preference in the notes, then pick it up 30 minutes later — with orders available from 12–8pm daily.
Nestled inside a cute old Queenslander in a leafy Coorparoo street, Perch'd has made its whole menu available for takeaway — with orders available from 4pm Wednesday–Friday and from 12pm on weekends.
Ristorante Tartufo (Fortitude Valley)
If your tastebuds are hankering for a hearty Italian meal, Fortitude Valley's Tartufo is now offering full takeaway service. Its classic-style pastas, risottos and pizzas are all available to order, as are its entrees, mains and desserts.
Same Same (Fortitude Valley)
Contact-free takeaway is now available at Same Same, available from 5.30pm Monday–Sunday and 12–3pm Friday–Sunday. Favourites such as the Longtime chicken burger ($5.50), red curry of Angus beef cheek ($30) and banana flower salad with grilled chicken and coconut ($23) are on the Fortitude Valley eatery's menu.
Portside's Sono is known for its luxe Japanese spread — think sashimi platters, soft shell crab with shiso salsa and black cod saiko yaki — which you can now order for takeaway by calling the venue.
Tetto Rooftop Bar, Comuna Cantina and Corbett & Claude (Everton Park)
This Everton Park trio are offering drive-through takeaway orders. Order online or via phone, then have your meal brought to your car when you arrive to pick it up.
Three Blue Ducks (CBD)
W Brisbane's resident restaurant is now doing takeaway lunch and dinner, with its full menu available for pick up — for lunch on weekends, and for dinner from seven days a week.
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Top image: Burleigh Pavilion
Published on March 23, 2020 by Sarah Ward