We may not be able to dine in at our favourite restaurants right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy their delicious food from the comfort of our own homes. Many places have quickly pivoted to food delivery and takeaway, packaging up all the dishes you know and love or creating new menus optimised for the journey to your place.
Restaurants, cafés and bars are all getting in on the game, and there’s a bevvy of offers on the table – from free delivery, gift vouchers and pick up discounts to pantry boxes and bulk meals to stock up on, these are the best restaurant deals in Sydney.
BEST RESTAURANT DEALS IN SYDNEY
Fratelli Fresh has launched a Gourmet Grocer & Home Chef service that will deliver ready-made meals and pasta sauces and a range of fresh, dry, and tinned grocery items, and essentials to Sydney households.
Fresh meals prepared to order by Fratelli Fresh chefs include four-person serves of beef lasagne and vegetarian lasagne, pumpkin soup, chicken and vegetable soup, pork and beef Bolognese sauce, pesto, lamb ragu, and Napolitana tomato sauce. Pizza packs are also available, enabling customers to build, top and cook pizzas at home. Over and above the delicious ready-made meals, will be able to pick up a range of dry goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Pick up- Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney, Tenancy 2/14 Darling Drive, Sydney
The delectable A1 Canteen in Chippendale has made their menu available for takeaway. Amongst the social distancing laws and regulations, you will still be able to dine on their wholesome eats from the comfort of your home. To help support the business, you can pick up some fantastic merch and gift cards too.
Ground 2/10 Kensington Street, Chippendale
In light of the current COVID-19 climate and amongst all the restaurant deals in Sydney, Matteo Double Bay will be offering a takeaway menu. You will be able to sample their signature Italian fair and keep at a good social distance.
Call (02) 9327 8015 to order
Pick up only (Prepayment required over the phone)
29 Bay Street, Double Bay
Local Manlysiders won't have to forgo their favourite Italian bites, as Busta offer up a range of their authentic eats delivered to your door. Curating a changing menu, based off available fresh produce, you can head online and order their cook-at-home pasta packs of bolognese and ragu, alongside lasagne, eggplant parmigiana and their infamous tiramisu.
2-10 Pittwater Road, Manly
Inspired by the bustling izakayas of Seoul and Tokyo, TOKKI in Sydney’s Surry Hills serves up a menu inspired by traditional Japanese and Korean flavours. While the venue has a core focus on creating a dine-in atmospheric experience, TOKKI now remains focused on servicing their local community and ensuring there is delicious food on the table in these uncertain times.
As such, the Owners, David Bae and Tony, will be hand delivering themselves to their customers. The exclusive ‘social distancing’ menu includes their famous fried chicken options, kimchi or mushroom fried rice only, as to ensure they can cater to all efficiently.
Call the restaurant on (02) 9280 3637
Deliver within a 1km radius of the restaurant (Pay over the phone or cash upon delivery)
44A Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
With Elva’s local Bondi community at the forefront of their minds, they are now offering a take-home menu that allows people to experience Elva quality meals, even if they are choosing to stay at home. Pasta-lovers will be able to take their pick from five traditional pastas and sauces, plus Elva’s signature lasagna, arancini and focaccia all made daily.
Customers will be able to prepare the meal themselves at home, with instructions included on the packet by Elva. In under an hour, they can be feasting on lamb shank, duck or mushroom ragu, or Italian classics like spaghetti and meatballs or bolognese.
Call the restaurant on (02) 9130 1501, 30 minutes ahead of your preferred pick-up time
277 Bondi Road, Bondi
Devon Surry Hills will be operating a sneaky ‘dark kitchen’ pop-up by the team’s new venue Dopa Don and Milk Bar. Get Executive chef Zacharay Tan’s all-day dining menu inspired by the streets of Tokyo. More than twenty variations of Japanese donburi (rice bowls) are the heroes of food. All available for pick-up and delivery through Easi, Uber Eats and Deliveroo. If you need your caffeine fix the team at Surry Hills are still roasting up a storm with 250g packets available for $16.
76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
Chargrill Charlie's is hands down, serving up one of the best restaurant deals in Sydney. Upping the game of the local chicken shop, you can pair your bbq chook with their gourmet salads and decadent sides. Although they’re a takeaway food chain, they have put in further measures to keep everyone at a safe distance, like contactless pick up, cashless payment and handwash stations.
14 locations across Sydney
The best restaurant deal in Sydney? A classic local favourite. Wharfy is trading as normal and to help do their bit they have launched a takeaway menu to keep the Manly locals well fed. There are a number of daily specials that won’t break the bank as well as the classic menu up for grabs. Think, beer-battered fish and chips; parmis; nachos; burgers; seafood grills; and of course, all the sides and kids options. Come in a little earlier to sit back to enjoy the view with a cheeky beverage while you wait (they’ve got plenty of sanitiser).
Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
Bathers’ Pavilion is launching a Bathers’ at Home menu. Customers will be able to pre-order menu items to be pick up from the kiosk or delivered straight to your car boot. Menu items include, freshly made pasta, roast chicken and homemade apple pie. Delicious!
Call the restaurant on (02) 8350 5873
Orders can be placed between 12pm and 8pm (Family meals must be ordered by 2 pm, for pick up between 4 pm and 6 pm)
4 The Esplanade, Mosman
RESTAURANT GIFT VOUCHERS
Over and above taking up the best restaurant deals in Sydney, plan ahead and help out your local restaurants and cafés by purchasing a gift voucher to be redeemed at a later date. Some of our top picks:
Aria - Options range between $10 to $999
Automata-Options range between $240 to $480
Barangaroo House - Options range between $10 to $999
Bodhi Restaurant & Bar - Pick your own amount
Chiswick - Options range between $10 to $999
North Bondi Fish - Options range between $10 to $999
Opera Bar - Options range between $10 to $999
Prince of York - Pick your own amount
Three Blue Ducks- Options range between $50 to $500
Launching this week in a passionate drive to help save the many small businesses around Australia that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform aims to provide some cash flow to small businesses to help support them financially until they can resume as usual.
Community members are able to pre-purchase a gift card starting at $10 to redeem later, giving small businesses money to cover fixed costs in the short term until business can resume as usual.
In response to the crippling effects of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, a collective of coffee-lovers have launched a platform to make it easy for people to support their local cafés and restaurants during the challenging months ahead.
With Australia in quarantine and the hospitality industry in shutdown, people can’t get out about to support their local venues. The Pay Now Enjoy Later program Keep Your Cafe works by letting people chip in now to support their local café or restaurant, to then receive a gift voucher to enjoy later when they’re back in their usual routine.