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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top image: Capitano by Kate Shanasy.
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Published on July 09, 2020 by Concrete Playground