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Providoor Is the New Food Service Bringing Some of Melbourne's Best Restaurants to Your Home

Lobster rolls from Supernormal, Tipo 00's famed duck pappardelle or even some beef bourguignon courtesy of Estelle are all at your fingertips.
By Libby Curran
July 14, 2020
By Libby Curran
July 14, 2020

Melbourne's restaurant scene was just weeks into its tentative reopening phase when the city was shuttled back into lockdown once again. And with five more weeks stretched out ahead of us, those dining-out withdrawals are really hitting hard.

But, you can bank on some sweet relief in the form of Providoor. An innovative new meal delivery platform that's working with some of the city's best dining institutions, it's stepped up the takeout game by dropping high-end dishes to your doorstep. The brainchild of Maha Chef-Owner Shane Delia, the service launched back on June 1, but it's about to face its baptism of fire as all of metropolitan Melbourne enters lockdown 2.0.

With a lineup of venues that already includes the likes of Flower Drum, Cumulus Inc, Sunda, Bar Margaux, Tipo 00 and Hazel, Providoor delivers its chef-prepared meals via cold-freight to addresses within a 35-kilometre radius of Melbourne's CBD.

Tipo 00's tiramisu

Once the dish is in your kitchen, you'll follow the supplied instructions to add the finishing touches: heating up a red pepper sauce, perhaps, popping some brisket in the oven for its final minutes of cooking or getting crafty with the plating up process. And then, voila — the end result is a pretty close replica of what might arrive at your restaurant table, hot off the pass. No soggy dumplings or lukewarm potato in sight.

You can choose from a New England lobster roll from Supernormal, a serve of Tipo 00's famed duck pappardelle or even some classic beef bourguignon courtesy of Estelle, all without leaving your house. And Providoor's stable of dinner options is only growing by the week.

Also on the platform, you'll find a selection of groceries and fresh produce from the likes of Meatsmith, sweet treats from cafe favourites like Lux Bite and Brunetti, and boozy delights from The Everleigh Bottling Co and The Ugly Duckling.

Providoor's delivery service is available within a 35-kilometre radius of Melbourne CBD, with a $16.50 flat-rate delivery fee for all orders. 

Published on July 14, 2020 by Libby Curran


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