Sydney's Best Restaurants at home
Think takeaway, and pizza and souvlaki might come to mind. But with people being asked to stay home to control the spread of COVID-19, some of Sydney's best restaurants and cafes are getting into the takeaway and delivery game.
Eating restaurant food at home requires a change of mindset, from enjoying the entire atmospheric experience of dining out to simply appreciating the food in our own surrounds.
Long Chim Sydney
From 7am to 3pm, Long Chim is offering hot-as Thai food, beers, wines and spirits from its hatch on the corner of Angel Place and Pitt Street. Coffee and jaffles are also available. Pick up or delivery via Ritual and Uber Eats.
Long Chim SydneyCorner of Pitt Street &, Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Ho Jiak Town Hall
Ho Jiak restaurants have launched a new menu available for take away and delivery on Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Dubbed the "survival menu", dishes such as char kway teow, Indomee goreng and Hainanese chicken rice are just $10
Ho Jiak Town Hall125 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Martin Boetz, who is usually delivering produce to chefs and hosting events, is now preparing meals for a weekly drive-through pick up. Meals are handed over cold, ready to heat and eat or to go into the freezer. Think curries, beef ragu and braised Angus beef with fennel olives and tomato, along with loaves of sourdough. All meals serve two generously
Cooks Co-Op2 W Portland Rd, Sackville NSW 2756, Australia
Head to the Young Henrys Tasting Bar to pick up six-packs of beer, cases and growlers. Available for takeaway only. 9519 0048
Young Henrys76 Wilford St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Cornelius Australia Pty Ltd
From an approachable cheese platter to fondue and raclette, Cornelius is delivering cheese boxes to enjoy at home. They even have a "Just BRIEcause" pack – perfect for sending to someone whose spirit needs lifting. Packs start at $49.95 with free delivery to Melbourne and $10 to regional Victoria, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Hobart, Brisbane and Canberra
Cornelius Australia Pty Ltd15 Sheridan Cl, Milperra NSW 2214, Australia
The Unicorn Hotel
Some of Sydney's best pub grub is coming to you thanks to The Unicorn delivery. Whether you're craving the Unicorn meat pie floater, the Mary's signature burger and cheeseburger, or classics such as steak sandwiches, parmas and chicken schnitzels, the only thing that's missing is the NRL. Order with Deliveroo, or if you swing by in person, you can take away booze, too.
The Unicorn Hotel106 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Although closed, nel. restaurant is offering produce boxes to support local farmers and suppliers. The nel. box is a weekly food delivery service curated by chef Nelly Robinson with fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood direct from the people who grow, harvest, catch and process it. They're priced between $45 and $130 and delivered on Tuesday and Thursday to the Sydney metropolitan area
nel. Restaurant75 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Elva has introduced take-home-and-cook restaurant-quality Italian meals, such as handmade pastas and sauces starting at $7. If you don't want to cook, the full menu is available for takeaway as usual.
Elva277 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
The entire Mary's menu is now available for delivery. That means the signature Mary's burger, cheeseburger, mushroom burger, fried chicken (half, full or double up) and mash 'n' gravy. Order via Deliveroo or text NEWTOWN to 0451 154 210.
Mary's Newtown6 Mary St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Don't Tell Aunty
Don't Tell Aunty is open for pick up and delivery to surrounding suburbs from 5pm. Preorder dishes such as hung yoghurt croquettes, gol gappa semolina puffs with homemade chutney, tandoor dishes and curries by calling 0437 442 001 or the restaurant. Takeaway orders are 30 per cent off.
Don't Tell Aunty414 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
Whether you prefer you pizza as a regular 30cm pie, or want to go all out with a massive 56cm monster, Epic's three stores are open for takeaway and delivery, with 10 per cent off when you order direct through the website
Epic Pizza192 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia
Porch and Parlour
Customers can now order the full menu through the Hey You app, avoiding queues and close contact with others. Pick up dishes including green pea pancakes and take-home meals using ingredients currently on hand to avoid waste and unnecessary trips to the shop.
Porch and Parlour17-18/110 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Fine Japanese dining is now available on your couch. Pick up or take advantage of free delivery within close proximity to Chifley Tower (minimum order $30 or more) between 11am and 8pm during the week. Try sashimi and sushi platters, wagyu and other bento boxes and sukiyaki hot pot sets starting at $120
Azuma2 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Essential Kitchen Sydney
Family catering company, Pen Catering, lost all its orders when corporates moved to working from home. To continue supporting their 25 staff, they've launched Essential Kitchen Sydney in their Neutral Bay kitchen, transforming the sandwich production area into a grocery store with essentials such as meat, bread, pasta, sauces, eggs and milk. They're also offering chef-made meals for $12, home delivered between 9am and 5pm daily, along with grocery boxes. There's no delivery charge for those in Neutral Bay, Mosman and Cremorne, but they deliver further afield as well.
Essential Kitchen SydneyLevel 1/129-133 Military Rd, Neutral Bay NSW 2089, Australia
This family business is keeping self-isolation sweet, with handmade chocolate and Easter eggs delivered to doors across NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. Highlights include their freckled eggs, raspberry lollies egg and marshmallow eggs (think Wagon Wheels, but better).
COCO88 Chocolate44/2-4 Picrite Cl, Pemulwuy NSW 2145, Australia
Uyen Vietnamese Restaurant
This family-run Vietnamese restaurant has been in operation for more than 20 years, and they don't plan to stop now. Takeaway is available, as is local delivery to Waverley, Bondi Junction, Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly. Help support them by ordering over the phone from Tuesday to Sunday, 5.30pm to 10pm (last orders 9.30pm).
Uyen Vietnamese Restaurant27 Albion St, Waverley NSW 2024, Australia
64 Enmore Rd
If you need some booze to get you through self-isolation, P&V has an online menu. Available for takeaway and delivery, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number below between 10am to 9pm
64 Enmore Rd64 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Continental Deli Bar Bistro
Continental Deli made cans cool before corona. They've switched to a takeaway shop and general store selling tins of soup alongside hearty ciabatta filled with cold cuts. The "mar-tinny" has been rebranded the "quaran-tinny" for what Continental hopes is a very limited time.
Continental Deli Bar Bistro210 Australia St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Institution Chat Thai is delivering food via Menulog, with 25 percent off the first order and 15 percent off orders after that. Beer and wine are also available for takeaway or delivery alongside authentic and flavor-packed Thai food.