Takeaway or delivery – these restaurant take-home boxes are serving up for the Sydney 2021 lockdown.
Whoever knew that at-home dining could ever be so delicious? These 10 Sydney restaurants and cafes surely do!
Want to experience restaurant quality food in the comfort of your own home? Unsure on how to spruce up your cooking? Then look no further as we’ve got all the answers here for you.
As a result of the recent events, hospitality venues across New South Wales have had to close their doors with lockdown restrictions. Now, in steps to maintain business, a range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars across Sydney have designed take-home boxes which allow customers to become the chef for the night, serving restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your own kitchen – minus the stress of leaving the home and searching for the items on our empty shelves.
So sit back, order and wait, as we’ve got something new for your plate with Sydney’s 10 best restaurant take-home boxes for the 2021 lockdown.
Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Which is why Barbetta is still open and operating during Sydney’s 2021 lockdown for takeaway and delivery. Order Barbetta menu favourites including the likes of Gnocchi Alla Genovese ($25), homemade bolognese lasagne and salads. Or, if your pantry needs some restocking, you can now purchase goods from Barbetta’s online shop which can be sent straight to your door. With everything from pasta to chocolate, sauces, coffee beans, playing cards, passata, limoncello, cookbooks and pasta-making tools, Barbetta is every Sydneysiders one-stop-shop this 2021 COVID lockdown.
Bennett St Dairy
Life is like a box of chocolates – but with Bennett St Dairy, you know exactly what you’re going to get. And, the first word that comes to mind is amazing. Based in Bondi, for this 2021 lockdown, Bennett St Dairy is delivering their legendary cookie dough for Sydneysiders. Delivering straight to your front door, cookie lovers can opt between classic choc chip and white chocolate with macadamia – all you need to do is bake! Making eight small or one giant cookie (you know you want to), Bennett St Dairy is also offering free delivery for orders over $45. Plus, they ship all the way out to Penrith and Narellan, score!
Black Bar & Grill
Sydney, don’t compromise on flavour and experience this lockdown. Instead, plate-up your dinnertime with a taste of extravagance thanks to Black Bar & Grill. For Sydney’s 2021 lockdown, Black Bar’s executive chef Dany Karam has designed a five-course seasonal ready-made menu available for pick-up and delivery within five kilometres of The Star Sydney. Expect wagyu beef jerky, king prawn salad, roasted scallops, Cape Grim short rib and, to finish, tiramisu with mascarpone and crispy brown butter.
Din Tai Fung
Home to Australia’s tastiest and best dumplings, Din Tai Fung saves Sydneysiders once again. Whether you want to make a delicious working-from-home snack or pre-plan a quick and easy meal for the family, Din Tai Fung is the go-to. Now, just in time for Sydney’s 2021 lockdown, you can purchase hot food to pick up and enjoy at home, or you can have some of Din Tai Fung’s favourites delivered straight to your door frozen. Complete with cooking instructions, all you need to do is order ahead, wait for your delivery to arrive, cook and enjoy – it’s that easy!
Italian cuisine is like a love language. And Sydney’s favourite pasta shop, Fabbrica, is ensuring that your passion for all things pasta is fed during lockdown. How, you ask? Despite being closed, Fabbrica is now offering pick up, delivery through UberEats and same-day delivery straight to your with some of their favourites. Delivering within a seven kilometre radius to the King Street venue, Fabbrica has everything from pasta packs, sauces, fresh pasta, bread, antipasti, tinned seafood, truffles, other staples and wine available. Impress your special someone with a home cooked meal all secretly thanks to Fabbrica.
Gumshara Ready for some ramen Sydney? For the 2021 lockdown, Gumshara has switched to frozen, ready-made ramen boxes for delivery. All handmade and handpacked, each ramen box comes with noodles, meat, soup and toppings. All you have to do is order, sign for your package and follow Gumshara’s cooking directions before you enjoy a warm bowl of ramen. Delivering within the Sydney metropolitan area (35 kilometres from Parramatta CBD), Gumshara also delivers to Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong.
Based in Sydney’s Haymarket, if you’re looking for some of the best ramen around town, then Iiko Mazesoba is the ultimate choice. Now that Australia is introducing heavy social distancing, Iiko Mazesoba is catering to the change with its Home Delivery Menu. Choose between the At-Home Family Pack or the vegan alternative ($55 each) which comes with noodles, signature sauce, nori, bamboo shoots and all the toppings (serves six). If you’re feeling peckish you can also have frozen gyoza, extra noodles, Truffle Tiramisu ($15), Truffle Basque Cheesecake ($15) and dog-friendly ramen delivered straight to your door.
Merivale At Home
To support local farmers, fishermen, winegrowers and producers, leading Australian hospitality group, Merivale, is relaunching their lockdown masterpiece, Merivale at Home, allowing diners to enjoy some of Sydney’s most renowned restaurants all from the comfort of their own home. Take your pick from Mr. Wong, Tottis, Jimmy’s Falafel, Ms. G’s, Queen Chow, The Chicken Shop, The Paddington, Fred’s and even takeaway coffee from Coogee Pavilion. Simply just browse from their menus online, order, pick-up and enjoy at home. Select from menu favourites including ready-made kits and cocktails, and pair it all with a tipple from The Bottle Shop which can be picked-up or delivered straight to your door.
The Stinking Bishops
No matter the occasion, there’s always time for a cheese platter – now more than ever (cheese, wine and Netflix – name a more perfect night in?). Thanks to this Newtown-based boutique cheese bar, The Stinking Bishops, Sydneysiders can now order a range of delectable cheeses to be picked up and taken home to enjoy. Starting from $65, opt between the 3 Cheese Hamper or the Ultimate Hamper ($110) including everything from a range of both Australian and international cheeses – perfect as a gift, for an upcoming dinner party or even just for yourself on your night in. The hardest part? Stopping yourself from eating all the cheese in one go. Pick up and free delivery is available.
Name something better than a ready-made meal. With basic cooking instructions like heating up, tossing to combine and sometimes just plating-up, we do prefer restaurant quality meals rather than our countless failed attempts. This is why Darlinghurst’s A Tavola has started up A Tavola At Home. With pick-up and delivery available, Sydneysiders can choose between fresh pasta, homemade sauces, wine, dessert, salads, soups and more. Just order, checkout, pick-up or wait for your delivery to arrive. It will taste as if you’re actually there, trust us.
Love to cook at home but you miss your favourite Sydney restaurants? Why not try making SoCal’s Baja Fish Taco or Chilli and Snapper Mexican Ceviche recipe? Or, you can head to our recipe section for some more inspiration. If you’re looking to shake-up your night in, why not have a happy hour at home thanks to these 10 Sydney Bars with Ready-Made Cocktails for Takeaway and Delivery.
Editor’s Note: Do you know of any Sydney based bars, restaurants or eateries that are now offering takeaway or pickup? We’d love to hear from you! Contact the Hunter and Bligh editorial team at [email protected]