The Cornish Arms Takeaway Pop-Up
Grab classic or vegan pub grub, plus cocktails, vino and tap beer to-go.
When it comes to pub grub, there aren't too many Melbourne boozers with as broad appeal as The Cornish Arms Hotel. The Brunswick pub's menu is famous for giving just as much love to the classics as to creative vegan alternatives, with plant-based bangers sitting happily alongside favourites like chicken parmas and cheeseburgers.
During lockdown, you can get your fix of either lineup each weekend, thanks to the venue's new takeaway pop-up series. Roll past every Friday (2–8pm), Saturday (12–8pm) and Sunday (12–5pm) to find a tasty selection of pub grub, wine, beer and cocktails to-go. Eats range from a classic parma and the fried chicken burger, to a plant-based souva filled with spiced seitan and garlic sauce. If you're lucky, specials might include the likes of the legendary vegan HSP or a loaded lamb souvlaki.
Meanwhile, you can bring along your growler to fill with anything from the full range of tap beers, or opt for one of four different spritz varieties. The bar's also pouring a handful of classic cocktails, a couple of bloody mary concoctions, and both frozen and regular margaritas. Just be sure to stick to the current restrictions and social distancing guidelines — the pub's reminding punters to "come hungry, don't linger, be safe".