Melbourne Lockdown 2.0: Our Favourite Restaurants Offering Takeaway/Delivery


It is no secret that our Melbournian neighbours are struggling, Fairies. Businesses are well and truly impacted by the current implications of the city’s second lockdown, and they need us now – more than ever before…

We have gone ahead and compiled our favourite Melbourne restaurants that are currently offering takeaway and/or delivery, so you can support and enjoy their yummy meals from the comfort of your own home!

Here are our favourite takeaway and delivery-turned hotspots of Melbourne! 

The Left-Handed Chef

“Food is the fuel for your body and soul. In our eyes, the soul takes the majority of the focus. With a lot of thought and emphasis for nutritional, balanced meals for your body, it’s the love that goes into the dishes that will ‘talk’ to your soul. It will make your tummy happy like we say here at the LHC. All our food is made fresh, on site and always by the Left-Handed Chef himself. Every plate that leaves our kitchen has its own unique touch and personality. With influences spanning 8 years in the Melbourne cafe scene and years more from Israel (the chef’s home country), we are happy to bring you a hybrid of meals made with love and lots of passion.”

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SHOKUPAN

“Shokupan means “eating bread” in Japanese. It is characterised as a light and fluffy sandwich bread traditionally made from yeast. Only a handful of homemade bakers have succeeded at making a sourdough Shokupan, making our loaf the first Sourdough Shokupan available on the market. The dough is slowly mixed, long fermented and made without any nasty preservatives. We take pride in sourcing the best ingredients available and feeding our community in the most healthy and sustainable way.

Shokupan was born during the 2020 lockdown, after I received a wine delivery from ZigZag wines, I realised how nice it was to actually meet the winemaker. Not only was it important for me to meet my customers, it was also a way to build a community centred around good healthy food.”

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The Black Toro

“Drawing inspiration from the colourful eateries of Mexico and Latin-America, The Black Toro adds contemporary Melbourne flare to traditional flavours.”

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TIPICO

“Experience can be tasted, and when you dine at Tipico, this becomes clear. Run by a team who have done the hard yards — at DOC, The Lucas Group, Tokyo Tina and Ti Amo — a chef on the pans who has cooked in some of Europe’s most renowned restaurants and front of house staff who will explain the menu to you in a way that has you hanging off their every word, Tipico ticks many of the right boxes.”

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Pentolina

“Every day, we make fresh pasta by hand and transform it into delicious, heart-warming pasta dishes that honour our chefs’ Italian heritage and training but add in generous touches of creativity and playfulness. Head chef Gabriele Olivieri’s menu showcases a range of pasta types that you know and love like pappardelle and gnocchi, and a few you probably haven’t like strozzapreti and spoia lorda.

Our recipe for great food is simple: find fresh, seasonal, sustainable produce and make it the star of your meal. We make it a priority to choose small, local producers like SH Wilkinson (sustainably-sourced mussels and clams from Spring Bay, Tasmania), Cheznuts (Australian-grown chestnuts), Pane e Pizzico (sourdough bread, served complimentary with every meal) and Murrundindi Olive Grove (Frattali extra virgin olive oil).”

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ISHIZUKA

“Kaiseki represents the absolute pinnacle of Japanese haute cuisine and counts among the world’s finest food experiences. With a rich history dating back 600 years, this celebrated culinary art form derives from the ceremonial cooking practices of Zen monasteries, later adapted within the rarefied environment of the Japanese imperial court. Guided by a formal, multi-course structure, within which chefs may improvise according to their own creative passions and to reflect the change of seasons, Kaiseki emphasises the honest, authentic flavours of the finest natural ingredients.”

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Bar Lourinhã

“Hola. Each week we will creating a new menu that will take you to some of our favourite places. This week we have put together an assorted box of flavours from the Greek Island of Samos for you to enjoy over the weekend. The box is suitable for a meal for 2-3 people. We have done all the hard work now it’s time for you to enjoy and take all the credit. Ask us about dietary options and we should be able to cater to everyones needs.”

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March Melbourne

“We have prepared a selection of classic IDES dishes for you to choose from and finish at home. If you prefer us to take the lead, The MARCH Menu is our four course, tasting menu offering. Keep an eye out for our One Day Sunday specials. O.D.S gives us the opportunity to reinvent our offering on a weekly basis. New menus go live at the beginning of each week.”

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Giro D’Italia

“Our Italian cuisine is enriched with vibrant flavours and a plethora of culinary influences from around the world. Even as we know it, the Italian cuisine is imitated all over the globe, however, it reflects the cultural variety of its regions and diverse history. In Italy, each area and province has its own proud specialities, primarily at a regional level. The seasonal freshness and distinct seasonal produce is what distinguishes the cuisine of Italy from all the imitations.”

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Oriental Teahouse

“Tea and yum cha are our thing, and nothing gives us more of a buzz than balancing authenticity with creativity. Sure, we offer all the classics, such as siu mai dumplings, but we’re not afraid to serve juicy parcels stuffed with chilli wagyu beef or even white chocolate.”

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Grossi Florentino

“The Grossi family has been delivering hospitality experiences to guests for three generations. Our world today has changed, how we live, how we work and how we interact socially. While we are not able to deliver our Italian hospitality in a traditional sense, we can still deliver it into your home. Our dishes are all hand made using high quality ingredients, designed for you to easily heat and serve in a few minutes, with minimal kitchen skills required. We want you and your family to enjoy genuine Italian spirit and food in the comfort of your home.”

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Mister Bianco

“Mister Bianco is Melbourne’s destination to experience authentic Italian flavours and southern Italian inspiration. An amazing blend of modern european and traditional Italian influences, all spanning from owner and chef Joseph Vargetto’s heritage, style and vision. Mister Bianco’s menu continues to evolve with the Melbourne’s eclectic seasonal food trends.”

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Burn City Smokers

“We’ll bring the BBQ to you. Feeding people is our thing. We’re delivering the best pre-cooked premium BBQ meat, vegetables and desserts, delivered right to your door. Our BBQ is also freezer-friendly. Simply put your order in the freezer when it arrives, and defrost slowly in the fridge when you’re ready.”

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That’s Amore Cheese

“In 2004 Giorgio Linguanti arrived on the shores of Port Phillip Bay. In only four years this young Sicilian went from not speaking a word of English to opening his own cheese shop and winning an award at the Royal Melbourne Show and has won numerous awards since. Giorgio says: “The key to cheesemaking is love. That’s true for everything you do, not just cheese. If you do it with love, the results are obvious – it’s got to be good. That’s why my company’s name, ‘That’s Amore’, means ‘That’s Love.’”

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When you think about comfort food it doesn't really get any better than a nice homemade lasagna, there is a reason why it has been declared the lockdown meal after all! 🤤 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We want to share with you our classic lasagna recipe 💙⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ingredients:⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ragù⠀ – Evo Oil ⠀ – 1 Onion, finely diced⠀ – 1 Carrot, finely diced⠀ – 1 Celery, finely diced⠀ – 250g Pork Mince⠀ – 250g Beef Mince⠀ – Salt & Peper, to taste⠀ – ½ glass White Wine ⠀ – 750mL Passata Sauce⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Béchamel⠀ – 100g Butter⠀ – 80g Flour⠀ – 1L Milk⠀ – 100g That’s Amore Grated Parmesan ⠀ – Salt & Pepper to taste⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lasagna ⠀ – 300g Lasagne Sheets⠀ – 250g Scamorza Bianca, cubed⠀ – 100g That’s Amore Grated Parmesan ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Method:⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ragù Sauce⠀ Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion, carrot and celery on low heat for 10 mins or until vegetables are soft.⠀ Add pork and beef mince and cook until browned. Use a wooden spoon to break up and mix mince as it cooks.⠀ Once meat is brown, add white wine. Cook while stirring until wine is evaporated.⠀ Add passata sauce, season and stir. Simmer for 1 hour or until thick. Stir occasionally.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Béchamel Sauce⠀ Heat butter in a saucepan over low heat.⠀ As butter melts, add flour and mix well until there are no clumps.⠀ Gradually add milk and bring to a gentle boil.⠀ Add parmesan and stir. Cook for 10 mins or until thick.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lasagna⠀ Pre heat oven to 180°.⠀ Coat bottom of baking dish with a layer of ragù.⠀ Cover first layer of ragù with an even layer lasagne sheets. Break sheets if required.⠀ Cover lasagne sheets with a ladle of ragù and béchamel. Scatter cubed scamorza bianca and a tbsp of grated parmesan.⠀ Repeat 4 or 5 times, finishing with béchamel sauce and cheese.⠀ Cover loosely with foil and bake 25 minutes.⠀ Remove foil and bake a further 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thatsamorecheese #ilovemozzarella #artisancheese #freshozzarella #eatpretthythings #makeitdelicious #lasagna #authenticitalian #gourmetraveller #scamorzabianca #scamorza #melbournefoodie #melbournefoodblogger #instarecipe #recipeoftheday #eatcaptureshare #goodfood #sbsfood #italianculture #eatprettythings #yum

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Cannoleria by That’s Amore Cheese

“Cannoleria is a unique concept that specialises in the traditional Sicilian dessert, Cannoli. Cannoleria is a brand that celebrates the Sicilian treat by incorporating traditionally made That’s Amore ricotta with seasonal produce to create an endless variety of flavours. This makes our concept the first of its kind!”

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SalamaTea House

“When Hamed Allahyari first came to Australia from Iran as a refugee, he volunteered in the kitchen of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and then ran cooking classes with Free To Feed. Finally, he opened Cafe Sunshine & Salama Tea in Sunshine, a social enterprise cafe-restaurant that hires asylum seekers and gives them work and experience they so desperately need. Look out for their weekly meal packages and Persian banquet!” 

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Hemingway’s Wine Room

“The inspiration behind the food menu at Hemingway’s Wine Room is the New York Brasseries of the 1920s. Our kitchen team use refined French cooking techniques to create lighter and cleaner versions of classics.”

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Albert Park Hotel

“Set to open just before the pandemic hit, the brand new Albert Park Hotel was ready to reveal its modern Chinese restaurant Happy Valley. You can still order their flavour-packed favourites takeaway, like prawn toast, Peking duck pancakes, sweet and sour pork, XO pippies, or the fancy-sounding crispy Eugowra quail with Szechuan pepper salt!”

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Amaru

“Due to the current restrictions imposed by the Victorian Government our Dining Room is currently closed until further notice. However we will be offering our “Amaru at Home” dining options. We are now delivering to more locations in Melbourne.”

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Lee Ho Fook

“Lee Ho Fook is a showcase of Chinese techniques and flavours in a uniquely Melbourne creative landscape. We serve a tasting menu inspired by the rich cultural history and cuisine of China and celebrate the best Australian farmers, growers and producers. Our food takes the legacy of deliciousness given to us by generations of Chinese Australians and taking it to a highly personal and creative direction. We proudly and exclusively showcase Australian winemakers and artisans. A new style of Chinese cuisine.”

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Babajan

“Middle Eastern speciality chef Kirsty Chiaplias brings you Babajan, a Turkish-leaning bakery and cafe, which has taken over from Troy Kebab Corner on Nicholson Street in Carlton North. Kirsty has a Greek background and more than 20 years’ experience in professional kitchens, including working for Gordon Ramsay. She says fellow Chefs inspired her to learn to cook and work with Turkish food.”

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Chin Chin

“An Australian take on design, art and bold South-East Asian flavours, Chin Chin marches to the beat of its own drum.

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Hawker Hall

“Drawing inspiration from the vibrant Hawker Centres of Singapore and Malaysia.”

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We don’t know about you, Fairies, but our stomachs are rumbling!

Digital Content Coordinator: Zoe Kanlis

Featured Image: Oriental Teahouse

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