As Sydneysiders enter the second week of lockdown, more and more businesses are getting back on board the local takeaway train with a host of delicious delivery options. We’ve got another multitude of restaurants and hospitality venues to add to your list and take your stay at home dinners to the next level! For those of us who are lucky enough to be in Canberra, the nation’s capital, there’s an awesome new wine bar opening in your neck of the woods. So let’s get right into it, the only way we know-how. We’re Breaking down all you need to know in food in this edition of Monday Munchies.
Introducing Wakefields Wine Bar
Ainslie institution Edgar’s has opened a charming new wine bar, Wakefield’s Bar & Wine Room,
marking the latest expansion for the much loved Canberra local. Wakefield’s Bar & Wine Room will provide an intimate, warm-lit space for the Ainslie neighbourhood area, with a focus on Australian wines, local produce and suppliers, and live entertainment from across Canberra.
“With international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, we are also looking at Edgar’s to provide an experience worthy of a trip to Canberra and we would love to encourage visitors to stay longer and explore the capital” added owner Frank Condi.
Pouring a diverse range of over 100 Australian wines, Wakefield’s will showcase many local Canberra winemakers from across the region including Mada, Helm and Eden Road, along with stocking a variety of Aussie craft beers.
Head chef Steven Jacomos (ex- Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel Melbourne, Saint Crispin/Lupo and Qualia Resort), has created a succinct menu that champions Australia’s best seasonal produce. Think chargrilled lamb riblets, crumpets with smoked trout and bottarga, hand-rolled pasta, and finished off with apple tarte tatin for dessert.
Address: 1 Edgar Street, Ainslie
Hours: Wed-Sat 5:30pm-Late
The Star Opens ‘Table for 2’ Pick-Up & Delivery
The Star Sydney’s signature restaurants, Sokyo, BLACK Bar & Grill and The Fat Noodle are now open for pick-up and delivery with the venues new ‘Table for 2’ menu offerings. You can fine-dine from the comfort of your home with seasonally curated menus from renowned chefs, Chase Kojima, Dany Karam and Luke Nguyen including Sokyo’s miso-glazed toothfish, short ribs from BLACK Bar & Grill and seafood curry laksa from Fat Noodle.
The Star will also offer takeaway and delivery beverages from all your favourites, Negroni, Coconut Martini, Cosmopolitan and Margarita to bottled beer and a selection of wines. Pick up and delivery is available 7 days a week, from 12 pm – 10 pm. Delivery locations are within 5km of The Star Sydney in Pyrmont. Pick up is from ‘The Table for 2’ kiosk in The Star Sydney Grand Foyer (Porte Cochère).
Located in: The Star Sydney
Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Merivale Relaunches Pick-up and Takeaway
Some of Merivale’s most-loved restaurants are now open for pick-up and takeaway. Think Peking duck pancakes from Mr. Wong, wood-fired bread from Totti’s and The Paddington’s famous roast chicken. Check them out below!
- Mr. Wong – Order here
- Totti’s Bondi – Order here
- Jimmy’s Falafel – Order here
- Ms G’s – Order here
- Coogee Pavillion – Order here
- Queen Chow Enmore – Order here
- Queen Chow Manly – Order here
- The Paddington – Order here
- The Chicken Shop – Order here
- The Bottle Shop online and takeaway – Order here
Zero Waste Bar ‘Re-Up’ Opens Lockdown Bottle Shop
While Sydney is in lockdown, the world’s first zero-waste bar is transforming into the Re-Up Bottle Shop. For those craving a chance to check out this radical new bar, you can now enjoy a glass of Re at home and spice up your lockdown with sustainably delicious drinks made from excess, salvaged or foraged ingredients.
The Re-Up store includes drinks like their infamous Melon Negroni or refreshing Yuzu Margarita or if other cocktails, upcycled coffee liqueur and spirits are your jam, you can buy these bespoke items in a variety of sizes just in time for the weekend! Everything is served in glass bottles that if you bring back to Re, they’ll give it a new life and a cheeky discount for next time. Open from 4 – 9, or online order for collection.
Address: 2 Locomotive Street, Shop 8, Eveleigh, 2015 NSW Australia
Hours: Mon-Tue 12-5pm, Wed-Sat 12-8pm
Deliveries: Thur-Sat 2-8pm
More Sydney Restaurants Offering Delivery/ Takeaway
Chef-Owner Damian Krigstein has put together an epic five-course Italian hamper that will transport you to the trattorias of Italy in no time. Every Thursday and Friday, Bar Zini is offering a five-course hamper for 2 with a bottle of wine at an astounding $120. Pre-order over the phone and select a pickup time between 5 pm and 7.45 pm. Hampers are made to be served hot and ready.
Address: 78 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: 02 9660 5718
Offering their ‘NOMAD At Home’ takeaway packs for two, available Monday to Saturday until sold out. The menu is updated daily pending produce available, to which the team releases via their Instagram and newsletter each morning. Limited packs available, first come first served.
Address: 16 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Pickup: Available from 12-5pm Monday-Saturday
Harvey’s Hot Sandwiches
The New York Diner-style sandwich shop is also open for takeaway 7 days a week from 10:45 am – 8 pm. Sandwich and sub lovers can enjoy their signature Philly Cheesesteak – a long roll loaded with well-done steak, grilled onions, hot pepper sauce, and a tonne of cheese, or the ham and salad sub. They’re open for pickup via phone orders as well as regular delivery via Menulog.
Single O has launched the ‘Emergency Coffee’ initiative, keeping Sydney caffeinated during lockdown by dropping off 1,000 free coffee Parachutes around the city. Sydneysiders can visit their website (below) to nominate a friend whose local cafe may be temporarily shut during lockdown or simply in need of a boost during their workweek, and Single O will throw them a lifeline by delivering a sample parachute (pre-filled drip coffee bag) to their door. Both parties will then receive a 50% discount on their next order of parachutes, for convenient, café quality coffee at home.
Darlinghurst’s favourite tiny Japanese eatery, Sandoitchi, are offering takeout and delivery throughout the lockdown period. Fans will be able to order their local lunch favourite (katsu sandwich $10), + more online below for pickup and for delivery via Deliveroo.
Address: shop 3/113-115 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
GRAM Café & Pancakes
Famous for their three-tiered, souffle-style pancakes, GRAM are offering takeaway and delivery. Customers can then choose from varieties such as chocolate, pear, nutella hazelnut, strawberry, mandarin, matcha and of course original. The new Premium To Go Box, Mori Box consists of five flavours, made fresh every morning + can be stored in the fridge for 24 hours before consuming.
Located in: Chatswood Interchange
Address: Level 3, Chatswood Station, 67/436 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Merivale Opening Intimate Paddock-to-Plate Bistro
Merivale has announced that Elsa Marie and Julian May of Chez Dominique will take up a residency at The Whale Inn in Narooma later this month. An intimate paddock-to-plate bistro pop-up is in order as Chez Dominique at The Whale draws on humble French roots with creative seasonal cooking that celebrates local South Coast produce.
The French-Australian chef couple has built close relationships with local farmers, producers and artisans with whom they will create authentic, fuss-free dishes that let the ingredients speak for themselves. Vegetables will be the stars of the show, all picked from four local farms that the pair cherish along with growing and harvesting a variety of vegetables and herbs on site.
Vegetables will be accompanied by fresh, locally-caught whole fish and oysters from Narooma, grass-fed pork and beef raised and butchered by Ian and Rhys Martin of free-range Martin’s Ridge Farm, and duck from the regenerative farm, Tathra Place, in Taralga. Dairy is provided by Tilba and Bodalla farms, fresh eggs will come from the chefs’ chickens, Thelma and Louise, as well as Bega Valley free-range eggs. Sourdough will be baked daily in-house using all organic flours, grains, pulses and sugars. Fresh, fresh, fresh that’s all we have to say.
Address: 102 Wagonga St, Narooma NSW 2546
Roll’d Launch Delicious Fusion-style Soups
If you’re feeling deflated about having to cancel your annual mid-year Asian getaway have no fear, Roll’d Vietnamese are bringing the best sweet and spicy Vietnamese flavours to the dinner table, including two new fusion-style soups.
Feast on aromatic Chicken Curry soup, a rich flavourful Vietnamese-style chicken curry soup that lends itself hints of Indian, Thai and Malaysian cuisine. Featuring a highly pronounced coconut and lemongrass broth, alongside a generous amount of nuoc mam for saltiness, this hearty bowl is heavily influenced by the prominent French presence and will warm your soul through and through.
If you’re after a lux melange of barbecue pork and prawn dumpling soup, the Vietnamese x Chinese cross border combination, Prawn Dumpling & BBQ Pork noodle soup is what you’ve been waiting for with authentic prawn dumpling noodle soup, chewy egg noodles and topped with char siu pork and Chinese broccoli.