The Covid-19 lockdown has once again prompted the hospitality industry to pivot to take away, including some of the inner west’s best restaurants.
We may not be able to dine out, but we certainly can dine in, at home, in style.
Here’s a round up of some of the places with a new takeaway offering for lockdown, some of which can be delivered. Enjoy a date night around the dinner table, or a fancy meal in with the kids, all while supporting a local business in an industry hit hard by the pandemic.
For a comprehensive guide to the local businesses selling takeaway this lockdown, visit this list being put together by Inner West Council. And check back here next time you’re ordering in. We’ll be adding to the list as we hear of new local offerings.
This Turkish restaurant in Enmore is cooking up takeaway banquets featuring the likes of fried cauliflower with tahini sauce and chicken Iskender, for $38 per person. Choose from their standard banquet or the vegetarian option. Take away is available Thursday to Saturday, from 5pm to 7.30pm, pick-up only. Pre-order via email or phone (line opens at 4.30pm) or order via Bopple. You can add on a pide too for $10.
135 Enmore Road, Enmore, 8624 3132, stanbuli.com.au
Last lockdown Stanmore’s three hat fine diner turned its considerable talents to baked goods with the Sixpenny General Store. It’s back with offerings ranging from Russian honey and black truffle cake to bacon and egg rolls. The General Store opens Friday to Sunday, from 9am to 3pm. Its amazing sourdough bread can be pre-ordered, as can whole cakes. For the rest, you have to try your luck, and possibly queue. Keep an eye on their Instagram stories for the following day’s menu.
83 Percival Road, Stanmore, 9572 6666, sixpenny.com.au
Sushi-lovers living within a 5 kilometre radius of Pyrmont are in luck. Acclaimed Japanese restaurant Sokyo will deliver a date night feast for two. Choose from the $65 sushi box or the $140 six-course banquet. There’s an option to pick-up too, for those who live further afield. Other restaurants in the Star complex with ‘table for two’ meal offers are: Black Bar & Grill, Fat Noodle, Cucina Porto. Pizza, wine, beer and cocktails can also be ordered. Available 7 days from 12pm to 10pm.
Sokyo at Star Sydney, Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, star.com.au/sydney/eat-and-drink/signature-dining/sokyo
This Newtown favourite isn’t just serving up food, but cocktails too. Start with a yabby and truffle wood fired jaffle, followed by a whole barramundi with curry butter, while sipping on a maple old fashioned or negroni. Its take away offering is available every night of the week, from 6pm to 8pm.
33 Enmore Road, Newtown, 8068 1473, hartsyard.com.au/takeaway/
Bring back the Sunday roast, but let the team at Continental Deli cook it! They’ve got roast chicken with vadouvan sauce and lentils on the at-home bistro menu. Plus sandwiches, deli items, and their trademark cocktails in a tin. Take away and home delivery (via the Bopple app) are available.
210 Australia Street, Newtown, 8624 3131, continentaldelicatessen.com.au
Fancy some ceviche delivered to your door? Or how about barbecued chicken served with salsa verde? Marrickville’s Peruvian eatery Pepitos will deliver to the local area, or pop by and pick up take away. Open from 12pm to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. There are sliders on the menu too!
276 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, 8668 5479, pepitos.com.au
Glebe Point Diner
This popular local bistro is a good choice for a family meal. They’ll be roasting whole chooks from Wednesday to Sunday, as well as their usual lockdown takeaway menu. This includes slow roasted beef cheeks, pumpkin and ricotta tortellini and sticky date pudding. There are two kids meals on the takeaway menu too. The restaurant is open for take away seven days, from 5.30pm – 7.30pm Monday to Thursday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm Friday and Saturday, and 12pm – 2pm on Sunday. Call 9660 2646 to order.
407 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, glebepointdiner.com.au
This Marrickville diner is serving up comfort food classics just right for the times. We’re talking chocolate cream pie, fried chicken on a pototo rolls with mash, greens and gravy, and egg and cheese on an English muffin. Owned by the crew behind Grumpy’s Donuts in Camperdown, there’s bound to be a good selection of these sweet treats for sale as well. Open 7am to 3pm, Monday to Sunday.
132 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, Instagram: @valentinassyd
Rising Sun Workshop
This popular motorcycle workshop/Japanese restaurant hybrid is selling Ramen at Home kits as part of its General Store lockdown offering. Grab a kit for two, a bottle of vino, a bag of coffee beans or…a roll of toilet paper! Lockdown essentials, for sure! Open 11am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday. Order take away for pick up or home delivery via the Bopple app. Pictured at top of page, their breakfast ramen, in pre-Covid days.
1C Whatley Street, Newtown, 9550 3891, risingsunworkshop.com
This Balmain favourite is open for take away AND delivering to various locations across Sydney. In addition to their usual gluten free doughnuts, sweet treats and vegetarian fare, next week they’re selling four course date night packs of German dishes.
13 Beattie Street, Balmain, nutie.com.au