Our top local Sydney restaurants keeping us fed without giving in to junk cravings.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is uncertain for all of us, however the hospitality industry is getting hit hard. From airlines being grounded to travel bans being enforced, hotels beds being untouched, social and corporate events being cancelled, to empty chairs in restaurants and bars.
The introduction of ‘social distancing’ nationwide to help slow the spread of the virus becoming in contact with the people you see regularly to those you haven’t met before (the general public). NOTE: This is different to’self-isolation’, that’s a whole different kettle of fish.
What do we do? Firstly, ‘calm the farm’ on panic buying. Secondly, don’t give up on socialising, just be inventive. Thirdly, support your friends where you can. That’s picking up the phone and saying hello, supporting friends with small business, bars and to your local restaurant.
What are restaurants and bars doing?
A LOT! Let’s start with the basics. Good food safety and hygiene is the foundation of any restaurant and bar. Now, operators are taking a proactive approach by providing hand sanitizers, lowering capacity, and providing delivery/take out options.
List of Sydney restaurants/services that are open for business with new takeout and delivery options.
A restaurant that not only inspires a village culture, but the flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine. From take-home curry box with rice for $15, to the menus Dosa & Hopper, Indu essentials to the Grills. Offer: 25% discount on the normal menu for pickup/takeaway or delivery. Delivery is 500m radius in the CBD. Ask about their $12 individual meals and for upcoming offers.
350 George Street, (entry via Angel Place), Sydney NSW 2000
Mon-Fri: 12pm til late | Sat: 5pm til late
T: +61 2 9223 0158 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern Japanese dining with punchy flavours and dishes. From the Izakaya snacks, mains, raw and sides. Offer: 25% discount on the takeaway menu for pickup or delivery. Delivery is 500m radius in the CBD.
17-19 Bridge Street (entry via Bridge Lane), Sydney NSW 2000
Mon-Fri: 12pm til late | Sat 5pm til late
T: +61 2 9241 1991 | E: email@example.com
Modern Mexican cuisine and serving authentic and bold flavours. From street snacks, market dishes, tacos, mains and desserts. Offer: 25% discount on the takeaway menu for pickup or delivery. Delivery is 500m radius in the CBD.
105 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Mon-Sat: 12pm til late
T: +61 9230 0119 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Vibrant eatery and late-night cocktail bar bringing new dimenions to the Vietnamese food scene. Offer: Delivery Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs. Deliver orders from 6pm-9pm, minimum of $20.
Basement, 24 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 2 8591 1620 | E: email@example.com
All of their gelato is made with their very own jersey milk from their farm in Numurkah, Country Victoria. Smashed up cheesecake, cookies, red velvet cake, caramel, honeycomb to name a few to help with the ‘work from home’. Contactless payment, using their Messina App or worst case, Deliveroo.
‘Meat you in the Middle’ and take 50% OFF the first order and free delivery on all orders between Wed 1 – Sun 12 April 2020! A ONE-TIME only offer to say thanks to Relish Members. Simply sign up for the free Grill’d Relish loyalty app to be eligible. Then all you need to do is order off their delicious menu.
Multiple locations around Australia – visit here to find your store.
‘Eat Contactless with Charlie’s’, using the Chargrill Charlie’s app for pickup (available for free download via the App Store or Google Play). Allowing customers to pre-order and pay for their meals before heading to a Chargrill Charlie’s store. You will be notified of a pickup time, with each store having a designated pick-up area.
Serving up Totti’s classic bread, pasta and meats ready to eat from the safety and comfort of home for a limited time. Available at The Bottle Shop. Pre-order from 12pm, open every night 5-10pm.
283 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2028
T: +61 2 9114 7371
Now delivering your favourite pasta dishes to you. Select from their menu – I would recommend the Tagliatelle Machiavelli served with king prawns, Gnocchi Gorgonzola or the mouth-watering Pappardelle Duck Ragu. For something different, why not purchase a Gourmet Hamper for four ($50) which includes an antipasto platter, savoury snack, pasta, pasta and dessert.
123 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000
T: 02 9299 3748 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Home to one of Bondi’s favourite cocktai bar with Japanese flavours. Now dishing out the food stuff, from daily ramen bowl specials ($19), Gyoza ($8), sides and extras. Can’t forget the DIY beverages – High Ball Kits ($8) & Cocktail Kits ($14). Check out their Menu.
Open from Tues-Sat 4:30pm till late
L103, 180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2028
T: 1800 411 774
Local CBD Italian Restaurant open for takeaway and delivery (within 500 metres) all day. Using part of the space, they have open Mcchiato Grocer. Where you will find a variety of meats, fruits, vegetables, milk, wine and their signature coffee blends (beans or pods). Check out their fruit bag ($20) to their fruit & veg box ($30) and maybe sneak a bite from their woodfire dessert donuts ($15).
Open daily: 7am-midnight
Shop 2/388 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 2 9262 9525
Australia’s premium online cocktail experience service, delivering handcrafted DIY cocktail kits & bar-worthy bottled cocktails straight to your door. DIY Cocktail Kits come complete with everything you need to shake bar worthy cocktails at home, including premium spirits, boutique ingredients and step by step instructions. The cocktail kits range includes; Raspberry Mint Mojito, Whisky Box 4 Ways and Mini Expresso Martini. Alternatively, those looking to make staying indoors more interesting, order from a range of bottled cocktails, crafted to perfection, such as ready-to-drink Blood Orange Negroni, Elderflower Gimlet, Salted Honey Old Fashioned or Gin Martini.
Prices start from: Bottled cocktails $19, Cocktail Kits $69.95. Offer: virtual happy hour, starting today from 4-6pm, with daily specials starting from $20 off. Use Code: HAPPYHOUR (limited time only)
The Tanqueray x Marley Spoon Ultimate dinner boxes curated by Matt Preston, is delivered straight to front doors, the boxes include everything required from the bottle of Tanqueray to all the delicious ingredients for a three course meal for you and 5 friends and family. All the ingredients come from a controlled environment in the Marley Spoon fulfillment centres. Marley Spoon is working closely with partner carriers to ensure these ingredients move from packing to shipping quickly and to ensure that they arrive safe, sealed, and delivered directly to your door.
Offer: Ultimate Dinner Party Box + Tanqueray Gin from $199 for the Tanqueray London Dry Gin and $229 with the Tanqueray Nº TEN.