The current lockdown in NSW has seen restaurants pivot to offer takeaway menus and goods again. Here are some from around Sydney:
Three Blue Ducks, Bronte
Three Blue Ducks has launched new ‘Weekend Feast’ boxes for $75, serving two, which are prepped and ready for pick-up from the Bronte cafe to finish at home. Meat, pescatarian and vegetarian variants are available (including highlights such as roasted cauliflower with labneh, pickled grapes, hazelnut, herbs, and sumac; Provenir beef short rib massaman curry with potatoes, peanuts, bean shoot salad and coconut rice; and Mark LaBrooy’s tiramisu with savoiardi biscuits, Brookie’s Mac, mascarpone and chocolate shavings to finish). This is in addition to a range of rotating breakfast items, which will be available to takeaway on weekends (this week, specials include bacon & egg roll, Ducks OG corn fritters and slow-cooked spit roast lamb kebab with house-made pita, garlic sauce, fermented chilli, tomatoes, beef fat Dutch cream potatoes, onions and sumac). Three Blue Ducks is open 7 days a week from 7am for takeaway coffee and pantry essentials including wine & beer.
This Saturday, 17 July, a selection of premium raw cuts from the Moran Family Farm will be available to take-away from Chiswick, accompanied by a Matt Moran recipe card to recreate the perfect steak at home. Chiswick has also introduced new pescatarian and vegetarian bake-at-home specials including a fish pie + spinach, preserved lemon and feta filo pie, available in limited numbers to order ahead and collect in-venue on Saturdays. This is in addition to the ‘Chiswick at home’ menu, available from Tuesday to Sunday. Menu highlights include the ‘Winter Lamb’ and ‘Winter Chicken’ packages (each serve 3–4), plus a bake-at-home strawberry and apple crumble to finish.
Alibi Bar & Kitchen
Alibi Bar & Kitchen is offering its full plant-based ‘Dirty Greens’ bar menu for takeaway and delivery every day, in addition to its plant-based high tea takeaway for two. Menu highlights include the Alt Meat Co cheeseburger, fysh and chips, and kelp noodle cacio e pepe.
Bentley Group has brought back its weekend market, operating out of Ria on Saturday and Sunday from 10am–5pm. The store includes produce boxes, baked goods, wine, cocktails, pizzas and more. Ria’s menu is also available for pick-up and delivery from 5pm–9:30pm.
Drake Eatery, Bondi
Drake Eatery in Bondi is offering its full lunch and dinner menus (including favourite dishes such as duck lasagne) and takeaway wine and cocktails from the Curlewis Street window.
Efendy has brought back its soup and pide cart, serving free lentil soup and pide bread from 4pm daily, for as long as stock allows. The cart, first launched during the initial wave of lockdowns in 2020, is designed to feed those in the local community doing it tough, support staff by keeping them in work and provide free meals to hospitality workers. An honesty box is in place for gold coin donations from those who can help.
Why soup and pide? Owner Somer Sivrioglu explains: “My nanna was the inspiration for this. She experienced political, cultural and economic turmoil but was still able to create delicious food with the little that she had. She has always been an inspiration for me, as I truly believe that through hardship, determination and community, beautiful things can be created.”
Efendy also has a Turkish feast available for takeaway daily 4pm–9pm, with homemade Turkish bread, dips, mixed meat and vegetable pides and baklava. Additionally, Efendy is offering a range of wine, beers, raki and non-alcoholic beverages.
Kepos Street Kitchen, Redfern
Kepos Street Kitchen is offering takeaway breakfast and lunch dishes, daily from 8am to 3pm. Alongside the takeaway menu, the deli fridge will be stocked with Kepos favourites, including hummus, eggplant dip, shakshuka sauce, marinated chickens and vegetarian moussaka.
NOMAD, Surry Hills
NOMAD is offering its ‘NOMAD At Home’ takeaway packs for two, available Monday to Saturday until sold out. The menu is updated daily, pending produce available, and released via Instagram and the restaurant’s newsletter each morning. Limited packs available, so it’s first come, first served.
Wines from the cellar are also available for purchase upon pick-up.
Pre-order up to one day in advance, with pick-up available from 12pm–5pm, Monday to Saturday.
North Bondi Nami
North Bondi Nami (which has popped-up at North Bondi Fish for winter) is offering an abridged takeaway menu of warming meals and snacks, including Tonkotsu ramen, daily market sashimi, gyoza and soba noodle salads, as well as a ‘Nami Package’ (prawn gyoza, two ramen dishes and one Big Mood Cocktail 500ml) for $88.
Single O is serving up a limited takeaway menu via its Surry Hills café, including new plant-based favourites as part of their shift to a 50% plant-predominant menu.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Bekya is offering Egyptian takeaway, via pick-up or delivery. Hero menu items include breakfast wraps, beef and lamb shawarma wraps, halloumi wraps, falafel and vegetarian plates, salads, vegan dishes as well as drinks and Egyptian beer.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm, North’s Sandwiches is offering gourmet sandwiches along with burgers and healthy salads.
Pepper Seeds Thai
Open daily for lunch and dinner, Pepper Seeds Thai is available via pick-up or delivery. Hero menu items include Massaman lamb shank curry, salt & pepper squid and prawns and pad thai.
Matt Whiley’s zero-waste bar, Re is offering takeaway bottled cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. Bottled cocktails are available in 100ml and 500ml bottles and include cocktails such as a Koji & Co Old Fashioned, Melon Negroni, Orchard Gimlet, Saint Peter Martini and Yuzu Margarita. Available for delivery (Thursday to Saturday) and pick-up (Monday to Saturday) from Shop 8, 2 Locomotive Street, South Eveleigh.
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, Sushi Hon is available via pick-up or delivery. Hero menu items include sushi, udon, sashimi and donburi.
Open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 4pm, locals can get their early coffee fix. Serving ONA coffee, Yoho Loco is also offering a range of bagels, toasted sandwiches and salad bowls. Available for pick-up or delivery via Hey You.
Two Good Co.
Social enterprise Two Good Co. will continue providing much needed meals for shelters throughout lockdown, feeding women with lived experience of domestic violence and homelessness. Find out more and support a good cause by donating here.
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