So, here we are again, staring right down the barrel of another lockdown. There are at least two weeks ahead of too much Playstation, too much Netflix and too much time with your housemates, family or significant other. But there ways to make the most of the downtime; instead of panic buying a week’s worth of sub-par pasta, why not support your local and order in.
It’s really a win-win situation here. You’ll be helping small business put their ingredients and produce to use that would otherwise go to waste, and your roomies won’t have to stomach another of your bolognese house special. Take a look at some of Melbourne’s favourite diners, restaurants and cafes doing takeaway and delivery during lockdown, and settle in for a feast fit for royalty.
We'll continue to update the list over the coming days, and we'll be sharing the love on Instagram, too. If we've missed your local, let us know at email@example.com and we’ll add them straight in.
As iconic as the street it resides on, Chapel Street's Mr Miyagi will be open for takeaway from Friday and Saturday evening. Preorders via their website are a good way to go if you want to ensure you get your fix, but Mr M is also on preferred delivery partner apps if you're feeling lazy—and yep, the duck taco is back on the menu.
Goldieboy x Two Wrongs
Goldieboy Cheeseburgers have been quickly making a name for themselves across the city at various pop-ups, private gigs and events. This Saturday, they're popping up again at South Yarra's Two Wrongs at midday for takeaway burgs and cocktails (yep, you gotta take them home before consuming).
Those who'd prefer to make their own can order up on a DIY Goldieboy pack—just make sure you stack it with at least two patties.
The northside burger joint is quickly becoming a big vibe around Brunswick East and surrounds, and for good reason. Owner Frank Scardamaglia spent years touring America learning the art of the humble burger and now it’s available to you; get some of the best burgers north of the river direct via the Meat Frankie website for pick up or deliver, or via Uber Eats.
Plant-based haven, Lona Misa, is spreading the good vibes with their ‘Lona Misa At Home’ offering. The heavily Latin-inspired menu includes belters like their peri-peri cauliflower and patatas bravas—which are covered in a smoked tomato and fermented chilli sauce. Order up here.
South Yarra mainstay, Bar Carolina, is serving up a lockdown menu to keep you very comfy this weekend. Expect the likes of rabbit papardelle, smoked saffron and bone marrow risotto and a barramundi in crosta just to name a few. Orders in here for 12:30pm pick up and 5pm onwards for delivery.
CBD and Toorak
Another stalwart of Italian cuisine in Melbourne, +39 Pizzeria, is keeping you content during lockdown with their Naples-style wood-fired pizza and pasta. Share their family recipes with you and yours via your preferred delivery partner or for pick up here.
Asado are doing things a little different for lockdown and letting you build your own box of premium Argentinian fare. Don't miss the La Boqueria chorizo, the beef and chorizo empanadas and the O'Connor's premium eye fillet here.
Not far off 30 years in the game, Cosi know a thing or two about Italian, and they're taking it takeaway this weekend. Their calamari is some of the best in the biz, but you shouldn't take our word for it—explore the menu in full here.
Robata has made quite the splash since its (very) recent opening. And for good reason. Their yakitori is truly something to behold and you can try it in all its glory via their meal box heroing the stuff.
Prefer pork katsu? There's a meal box for that too. Order here before 5pm for next day delivery over the weekend.
The B.East Of Brunswick Street
The legends at The B.East Of Brunswick St are slinging their famed burgers throughout lockdown. Treat yourself and order the poutine, too. It doesn't disappoint. More here.
Ishizuka is basically your one stop shop for opulence during lockdown. Take your pick from an A5 Wagyu set, a premium sashimi set or even a $135 bento consisting of that incredible A5 wagyu, fresh seafood and other high-end delights. Place your orders here.
Southside sensation, Deeds Brewing, has proven very popular since they opened their Glen Iris Brew Pub, and for good reason.
In great news, you can now take Deeds home with you. Their almost already famous Southern Fried Chicken served with a rustic mash truly slaps, and you can get it for delivery or take-away along with plenty of great beer via Mr Yum.
Nobu @ Home
Fancify your lockdown dinner with Nobu@Home, the high-end Japanese fine diner is bringing back its home-delivered goodness. Each box has been carefully curated straight from the minds of the NOBU kitchen, expect to see menu highlights like the Black Cod Miso and Wagyu Tacos. The NOBU experience is available for pick-up, and delivery if you reside within 25km of their location at Crown Melbourne.
Nobu one night, Bistro Guillaume the next. When in lockdown... For this lockdown, they'll be serving up several crowd-pleasers, but can you really go past their Stirling Caviar Service with Potato Blinis? Nope, we didn't think so. Get it takeaway along with signature Bistro Guillaume cocktails here.
Little Prince Wine
St Kilda’s favourite little wine and bottle shop Little Prince Wine will be slinging a range of their A grade goods, including cheese, charcuterie ingredients as well as pre-made meals from the chef team. As well as a range of French and Italian style Antipasto platters they’ll also have your favourite drops and plenty of new vino to sample.
Coe & Coe
Cremorne, Port Melbourne, Yarraville
Top notch coffee, stacked paninis and some of the friendliest hospo staff you’ll ever meet in Melbourne. Head in for your lockdown brunch and leave with new mates—Coe & Coe is serving takeaway across all three of their locations.
Hanoi Hannah Vol. II
Warming, hearty and full of flavour. There’s something comforting about a meal from any of the Hanoi Hannah venues, and let's be honest, we could all do with a little comforting right now. Order up on Providoor.
Hanoi Hannah Express Lane
Can you really go past a bowl of their chicken pho? Nope. Southsiders can get Hanoi Hannah Express Lane takeaway or delivered via Uber Eats and Deliveroo, as well as direct pick up.
New kid on the suburban block, Matteo’s Delicatessen, isn’t letting a lockdown stop them from opening up shop. Head on in for takeaway baguettes, hot coffee, and artisan grocer goods.
The gorgeous Agostino is serving up a charming meal for two featuring several all-stars from their winter menu including the likes prosciutto, salted persimmon and gnocco fritto, cured kingfish, and a showstopping wagyu rump cap 8+ with garlic and rosemary potatoes Now that's a mouthful, and we're all about it—or up here.
Nico’s Sandwich Deli has quickly become sandwich royalty in Melbourne. They’ll be slinging their classics like the king brown sub, the meatball sub and that bonkers chicken sandwich during lockdown from their bright blue roller door in Fitzroy.
Brunswick East, Eastland
Award-winning pizza veterans are of course on board the takeaway train for lockdown. Order up directly from 400 Gradi for pick up or delivery, or via Uber Eats.
Scott Pickett’s northside charmer Estelle is helping you make lockdown that little bit more special with a contemporary Australian a la carte menu available every day during lockdown. Orders open at 10am for same-day pick up between 5pm and 8pm. Head to their Instagram for more details or order up here.
A charmer of a feed for a charmer of a suburb. Amaru is offering up a selection of menu favourites—like their Shark Bay Scallop and Aged Quail—for this Friday and Saturday only. Orders here.
Preston And Abbotsford
Both Moon Dog locations are converting into a bottle-o for the weekend in lockdown. Pick up some old and new favourites, like a slab of Old Mate brew, or Melbourne's favourite seltzer, the Fizzer.
Scott Pickett is keeping both sides of the river satiated with a select menu from the fire-driven Matilda. This weekend, there's plenty happening for Dad's Day—don't miss out on a very special tarte tatin for the old fella along with several other Matilda favourites here.
LUCAS Group Room Service is back, which means you can get takeaway or free delivery within 5km of the CBD or free delivery within 5km from Richmond or the CBD. Order from one of Melbourne’s most iconic restaurants, Chin Chin. between 4pm and 9pm daily here.
Tipico to go is in on! This time around, the beloved southside Italian diner is doing a romantic dinner for two, and it's stacked with classics like Kingfish Crudo, Burrata, Pappardelle, Tortelli; Insalata Verde and Tiramisu. Order for takeaway here.
Treat someone special, even if that someone special is yourself, to Fitzroy's finest cocktails at the Everleigh for takeaway or delivery (and remember, that means take it away and take it home)—more details here.
Cult sandwich joint, Stan’s Deli, will be operating as per usual serving up some of the best sangas south of the river for breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Daughter In Law
One of restaurateur Jessi Singh's beloved 'unauthentic' Indian diners is offering up takeaway and delivery in the CBD. Scope out the hefty menu here.
Rice Paper Scissors
Some of Melbourne's favourite South-East Asian cuisine is being delivered across the city as part of a boozy brunch pack. Get yourself a classic RPS feed including the likes of Beef or Vegan Shiitake Mushroom Pho, tasty Pandan Pancakes or Bahn Mi along with a BIY bellini pack and a choice of two Vietnamese espresso martinis or a Chiang Mai Bloody Mary. Boozy. Into it. Order here.
The Fishmonger's Son
The Fishmonger's Son is quickly becoming an institution not just because of their incredibly fresh seafood on offer, but for their banging lunch rolls too. Grab yourself a prawn and cray roll one day, and a lobster the next.
find out everything you need to know here.
Frankie’s Tortas and Tacos
Everyone’s favourite taco caravan, Frankie’s, is keeping Smith Street abuzz with their signature tortas and tacos. Catch them in action for breakfast and lunch over the weekend.
They’d be known for their name if the falafels weren’t so damn incredible. Just Falafs will be operating takeaway only, seven days a week from 11am until 9pm. Nice one.
Northside’s purveyor of fresh pasta, Pasta Poetry, is sorting you out for all your fresh pasta needs. Order click and collect here.
Ichi Ni Izakaya
Southsiders wanting their Ichi Ni fix are in luck. They'll be serving up a favourites-style menu from 5pm to 9pmover the weekend. Pick up or deliver via your preffered delivery partner.
The recently opened, and already loved, INDU is serving up their warming Sri Lankan cuisine for pick up and delivery during lockdown here. They also have several meal boxes which have been lovingly pre-prepared and ready to go for the next seven days. Order here.
King & Godfree
Babajan made a permanent pivot last lockdown to focus on takeaway, so it’s business as usual for the Middle Eastern, brunch spot, grocer and coffee stop.
Some of the finest Japanese about town is taking it takeaway—and delivery for that matter. Scope out their take-home menu here and make sure you order some of their Wagyu.
Mr Bianco, the longstanding Italian stalwart of Melbourne is doing several make-at-home boxes. Take some of the best home with you and order up here.
Vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine at its finest. Tahina is doing a meal for two-pack and a family pack of their all-star dishes available for pick up at both of their northside locations. Order via their website.
Preston's friendly neighbourhood bar and eatery is offering up several take-home packs. You can't go wrong with any of the three, but what you can't miss is their loaded sourdough. Scope out the details here.
Fine wine and artisinal produce purveyors is bringing the finer things to your life in lockdown, those things specifically being fine French and Aussie wines. Check out their packs and get in on free same-day delivery within 10km of South Melbourne.
Beggs & Acon
The name may be playful but they take their eggs and bacon very seriously. Bonafide breakfast artisans, Beggs & Acon, will be serving up the goods—like their bacon and egg donut—from 8am daily.
Good Times Milk Bar
Good Times Milk Bar has earned a loyal following, and for good reason. You can order the entire menu for takeaway here—don’t miss their chilli scramble.
All the fresh food and grocery stores will be trading as usual at the much-loved southside market. Stores like the Sweet Greek will also be offering up takeaway meals and goods.
Queen Victoria Market
Stock up on fresh produce from your favourite grocery stalls in the market, or, order online and even have it delivered—details here.