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These Melbourne Restaurants Are Offering Takeaway Options to Help You Eat Well at Home

Eateries across the city are reverting back to takeaway and delivery as metropolitan Melbourne enters a second lockdown.
By Concrete Playground
July 09, 2020
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These Melbourne Restaurants Are Offering Takeaway Options to Help You Eat Well at Home

Eateries across the city are reverting back to takeaway and delivery as metropolitan Melbourne enters a second lockdown.
By Concrete Playground
July 09, 2020
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As COVID-19 cases in Victoria have spiked once again, metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have entered lockdown (again). This means, restaurants in the 32 local government areas must close to dine-in service and focus on takeaway and delivery. Luckily, this isn't their first rodeo, so many of them have been able to pivot (fast).

A result of this head-spinning feat is that bars, cafes and restaurants across the city are already offering takeaway food and delivery meals. So, you can put down that fifth can of tuna — or give up on your attempt at making sourdough — 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 are all the restaurant-quality eats you can order takeaway or have delivered to your doorstep.

To find out exactly what you can and can't do during lockdown 2.0, head to the DHHS website.

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Capitano by Kate Shanasy

Albert Park Hotel (Albert Park)
This historic pub only just reopened before lockdown 2.0 hit. But now it's offering takeaway dim sum, peking duck pancakes, XO pipis and more from its restaurant Happy Valley, as well as takeaway booze. Order over here.

Asado (Southbank)
The San Telmo group is offering takeaway food, meal boxes and wine from all of its venues. At Asado, the former includes empanadas, choripan and alfajores for dessert. Order over here.

Attica (Ripponlea)
Ben Shewry's fancy fine-diner has a range of takeaway and delivery options available, including steam-at-home Vegemite scrolls and date night-appropriate tasting menus for $95 for two. You can order over here.

Babajan (Carlton North)
This Middle Eastern spot is offering takeaway, for pick up and delivery, including the likes of moussaka, borek and pasticcio. You can order online.

Baby Pizza (Richmond)
Pizzas, pastas, desserts and cocktails (all around $10 per 100-millilitre serve) are all available for pick up and delivery from this Richmond spot. Order here.

Bar Carolina (South Yarra)
This Italian diner has unveiled a new menu of takeaway dishes and DIY meal packs, available alongside options from sibling venues Marameo, Il Bacaro and Tetto di Carolina. Pick up in-store or opt for contactless delivery, by ordering online here.

Bistro Gitan (South Yarra)
To celebrate Bastille Day, Bistro Gitan is selling hampers filled with the likes of gougères, duck à l'orange and crème caramels. Order here.

Cannoleria by That's Amore (various locations)
You can now get small, large and gluten-free cannoli, as well as DIY cannoli kits delivered within five kilometres of each Cannoleria store. Order here.

Capitano (Carlton)
This corner pizza joint is offering takeaway and delivery once again, with rigatoni with vodka sauce, tiramisu and bottled cocktails also available to order. To order, call 9134 8555 or head to the website.

Casa N.O.M (Prahran)
Choripan, carne asada tacos and loaded chilaquiles are all available takeaway from this Latin American favourite. Order Tuesday through Sunday by calling (03) 8394 5358 or see the website.

Chin Chin (CBD and Richmond)
The Flinders Lane restaurant is once again offering takeaway and delivery of its signature dishes, such as massaman curry and twice-cooked beef short rib. Also on the menu: half-litres of cocktails, including a coconut espresso martini for $40. Order over here.

Dari Korean Cafe by Julia Sansone

Dari Korean Cafe (CBD)
This Korean cafe is bulgogi burgers, rice cake toast and red bean shakes (among much more) for takeaway and delivery. You can order over here.

David's (CBD)
Hot pot at home? Yep, you can order it from David's. You can also buy a range of pots and accessories to complete the experience to. You can order it all via Uber Eats.

Estelle (Northcote)
You can either pick up meals — such as roasted rump cap, potato gratin and Basque cheesecake — nightly from 5–8pm, or have them delivered via Providoor.

Firebird (Windsor)
This Windsor spot is now offering its Might Duck — a Vietnamese take on the French duck à l'orange — to-go. Preorder over here.

Hanoi Hannah Vol. II (Elsternwick) and New Quarter (Richmond)
You can order vermicelli bowls and warming bowls of pho from both these Hanoi Hannah stores. Find more info over here.

Hawker Hall (Windsor)
This hawker-style eatery has butter chicken curry puffs, dumplings aplenty, cocktails and beer available for pick up and delivery. You can order over at the website.

Horn Please (Fitzroy North)
Available from 4pm seven days a week, Horn Please's takeaway menu is 20 percent off the usual price. You can order via the website or by calling (03) 9497 8101.

Howler (Brunswick)
Live music is off the menu at Brunswick's Howler for the next little while, but in the meantime, you can get the venue's signature burgers and decadent sides delivered to your door, or available to pick up. Order by heading here.

Humble Rays (Carlton)
Check out this Carlton cafe's new menu of inventive fusion brunch fare, available for takeaway and delivery via the Line app. Download it and order your crab scramble-filled croissants over here.

Ichi Ni Nana (Fitzroy) and Ichi Ni Izakaya (St Kilda)
A menu of Japanese classics and loaded bento boxes are now being whipped up for takeaway by the Ichi Ni kitchens in St Kilda and Fitzroy. Pick up in-store, or have your meal dropped to your door by one of four delivery partners. Order here for Fitzroy or here for St Kilda.

Jamu Dining (Richmond)
This Richmond eatery's slinging a range of Asian-inspired takeaway dishes, as well as a $65pp set-menu feast that's primed for date-night. Order online for pick up or Uber Eats delivery.

King and Godfree (Carlton)
Offering delivery to more than 90 Melbourne suburbs, King and Godfree's menu features everything from vacuum-sealed pizzas to napoli sauce and giant eggplant parmigianas. Order online.

Kisumé (CBD)
This extremely fancy Japanese restaurant is keeping its sushi bar open for takeaway. Tuna boxes ($38), premium sushi and sashimi boxes ($88), chicken terriyaki don ($18.50) and more are available for pick up from the CBD store and Baby Pizza in Richmond. Order here.

Lagoon Dining (Carlton)
From Thursday to Sunday, you can enjoy a range of clever mod-Chinese eats from this Lygon Street diner, available for pick up or delivery. Place your order here.

Maker & Monger (South Yarra)
One word: cheese. Maker & Monger is selling it to-go and delivering 250-gram wedges for it, as well as four its cult-favourite cheese toasties, which you can finish off at home (so they're extra hot, not soggy). Order delivery over here.

Maker & Monger

Miznon (CBD)
This Israeli street food joint is offering delivery to within 20 kilometres of the CBD. You can order stuffed pitas, whole-roasted cauliflowers and shuk over here.

Mjolner (CBD)
At-home viking feasts are now a thing, thanks to Mjolner's new three-course, Nordic-inspired takeaway set menu ($70pp). Complete with optional add-ons like custom-made drinking horns. Pre-order here before 3pm for next day pick up or delivery.

Neptune (Windsor)
This Windsor bar and eatery is offering takeaway feeds for the first time ever, with mains like a two-person slow roasted lamb shoulder available alongside bottled cocktails, wine and dessert. Opt for pick up or delivery, Tuesday through Saturday — you can order here.

New Shanghai (various locations)
Get your dumpling fix courtesy of this legendary restaurant group's impressive take-home menu. Order everything from xiao long bao, to kung pao chicken and brand-new truffle-infused specials, by calling your local store.

Oster (Richmond)
This restaurant's elegant comfort food is now available via Oster-To-Go, along with bottles of wine and batched cocktails. Order 24 hours in advance, for delivery or pick up.

Panda Hot Pot (Carlton)
This Carlton spot's signature Sichuan hot pot is now available to enjoy at home. Choose your spice level, then order here for pick-up.

Pretzel (CBD, South Yarra and Doncaster)
Your go-to pretzel slingers are now offering click-and-collect orders from all three Melbourne stores. Jump online to grab some of the signature twisty treats and maybe even a pair of Pretzel-branded socks.

Rustica (CBD and South Yarra)
You can get bread, coffee and pastries delivered on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to a range of Melbourne suburbs. Minimum spend is $35 and you can order over here.

Palermo (CBD)
The San Telmo group is offering takeaway food, meal boxes and wine from all of its venues. At Palermo, the former includes slow-cooked lamb shoulder, fried potatoes with salsa verde and dulce de leche créme caramel for dessert. Order over here.

Pastuso (CBD)
This Peruvian restaurant is delivering cook-at-home meals for two, as well as ready-to-eat quinoa bowls and — wait for it — pisco sours. Order at the website.

Patient Wolf Distilling Co (Southbank)
This inner city distillery's bottle shop will remain open, but you can also get single-serve cocktails delivered to your door by heading over here.

Penny for Pound (Richmond)
You can get some of the city's finest croissants to-go at Penny for Pound. You can pre-order over here.

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Red Sparrow (Collingwood and Prahran)
Collingwood's plant-based pizzeria is still delivering its vegan slices, sides and desserts to your door via Doordash, Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

San Telmo (CBD)
The San Telmo group is offering takeaway food, meal boxes and wine from all of its venues. At San Telmo, the former includes spied black sausage, chargrilled chicken and alfajores for dessert. Order over here.

Sebastian (Williamstown)
You can get slow-roasted lamb shoulder, smoked chicken, Basque cheesecake and much more delivered from this Spanish-inflected spot. Order via the website.

Scoopy Milk Bar (CBD)
Just because you're in lockdown, doesn't mean you need to forego dessert. Scoopy Milk bar is offering its bingsu — a colourful Korean shaved ice dessert — every Wednesday–Sunday from 4pm. Check out its Instagram for more info.

Tipico (Windsor)
As well as lasagne, cannelloni and duck ragu, Tipico is serving date-night menus with focaccia, gnocchi, brussels sprouts and tiramisu for $75 and family boxes for $130. Pre-batched cocktails and wine are also on offer via the website.

Tokyo Tina (Windsor)
You can now order pork belly bao, karaage chicken, gyoza and other snacky Japanese dishes from Windsor's Tokyo Tina. Head over here to do just that.

Tulum (Balaclava)
From 3-7pm Tuesday–Saturday, Tulum is delivering a range of $45 meals across Melbourne. Choose from lamb, beef and vegetarian options, all served with flat bread smoked date butter and bulgur rice. Order here.

Zero Mode (Box Hill)
Warm up your winter with ready-made meals like wagyu rendang and seafood linguine, from this Box Hill eatery's new takeaway range. There's pantry staples and booze on offer, too — order for delivery or to pick up, by calling (03) 9939 2873.

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Top image: Capitano by Kate Shanasy.

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Published on July 09, 2020 by Concrete Playground

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