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The Best Takeaway in Sydney: Restaurant Food at Your Fingertips

When the couch is calling your name and you can’t be bothered to cook, these are the takeaway food joints you need to know about

With the current state of play, we are making the most of feasting indoors. After all, nothing beats an Uber Eats delivery to wind down after a busy day at work. In the couch v. kitchen battle, the sofa is always going to win. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, pasta, dumplings or fried chicken, Sydney has a bunch of restaurants to meet every mood and budget. And they do it quickly, so you can hurry on home as soon as you’ve ordered – which basically means you get more precious time to sprawl out on your sofa. 

So to help, we’ve taste-tested our way through the best takeaway in Sydney, so you know which restaurant to have on speed dial. These are the tastiest takeaway restaurants in Sydney, for the ultimate guide in takeaway food.

Best Takeaway Sydney

Grill'd

Setting up its own direct delivery service, Grill'd are ensuring fans can continue to satiate their burger cravings without having to leave the safety and comfort of their own home. To celebrate, Grill’d will ‘Meat You in the Middle’, offering 50% off the first order and free delivery on all orders between 1st-12th April. Customers simply need to sign up for free to the Grill’d Relish loyalty program via the website or app to be instantly eligible. 

20 locations across Sydney

Totti's

Totti’s, Merivale’s much-loved Bondi local, has launched takeaway, available to pick-up from The Bottle Shop, 5-10pm every night. Serving up Totti’s classic bread, pasta and meats ready to eat from the safety and comfort of home, ‘Pick Up at Totti’s’ is available for a limited time only.  

283 Bondi Road, Bondi

Upper East Side

Bondi hotspot Upper East Side is now offering their signatures eats delivered straight to your door. With delivery partners including Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Menu Log, foodie lovers can still enjoy everything Upper East Side has to offer.

Having just launched a brand new menu, a delicious fusion of Japanese cuisine married with flavours of Latin America, diners are invited to enjoy the new flavours through their various takeaway food options also including pick up daily for both lunch and dinner. 

To spread the good vibes throughout this time, Upper East Side are also offering all of those over the age of 60 to avoid the shops and enjoy 25% off for an unlimited time. Bonus!

14-16 O'Brien Street, Bondi

Manly Wharf Hotel

The best takeaway 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


Chargrill Charlie's

Chargrill Charlie's is hands down, one of Sydney's best takeaway joints. 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 Grounds of Alexandria
The Grounds

The ultimate mash-up, The Grounds is a fresh produce market, florist, café, restaurant, bar and bakery all rolled into one pretty package. To skip the queue, you can pre-order your breakfast or lunch online and pick it up at the designated takeaway food window. The ‘to-go’ menu is almost identical to the usual one, with wholesome meals, plus coffee and chilled drinks.

Shop 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Lucio Pizzeria

Chef Lucio de Falco has a soft spot for the city fringe. His pizzeria has outposts in both Darlinghurst and Zetland. This isn’t just ordinary pizza – Lucio is a proud member of the AVPN (Italy’s pizza police), and every slice sails out of the woodfired oven with a thin base and perfectly bubbly crust. While you’re there, grab the crab pasta for tomorrow’s lunch… Can you think of a better takeaway in Sydney?

Darlinghurst and Zetland

Salmon and Bear

Seafood is the unofficial cuisine of Sydney, and this sustainable eatery serves up some of the best. Pop online and pre-order the daily catch or some good ol' fashion fish and chips, and pick it up at their Alaskan-inspired log cabin, which the chefs cook over charcoal. If you’re craving something light and fresh, go for the salmon, tuna or sweet prawn poke bowl on a bed of salad or rice. Hands down, one the best takeaway Sydney has to offer. 

6 Defries Avenue, Zetland

Mamak

We don’t know what we love the most about Mamak: the mouth-wateringly good Malaysian food, the cheap-as-chips prices, or the fact that their entire menu is available for takeaway. Call ahead to get your fix of their mouth-watering roti, fried chicken or spicy curries, you’ll know it’s worth the wait.

Chatswood and Haymarket

Zeus Street Greek
Zeus Street Greek

Some of the best takeaway in Sydney is actually the cheapest, but what Zueus lacks in price, it makes up for in flavour. When your tummy’s growling, Zeus Street Greek, which has locations all across the city, is the place to be. Be warned, you’ll want to order everything, and there’s zero judgement in that. Leave with a feast of spanakopita, halloumi chips and feta filo fingers drizzled with honey and sesame, or load up on the souvlaki. It comes in chicken, lamb, pork and vegetarian varieties. 

Balgowlah, Broadway, Drummoyne, Dulwich Hill,  Gladesville, Rosebery and Sydney CBD

Spice I Am

If you can handle the heat, Spice I Am offer pick up or delivery for lunch or dinner. Takeaway in Sydney doesn't come much better than this. Chef Sujet Saenkham is famous for his authentic Thai menu, and for growing much of the restaurant’s produce on his farm in the Kangaroo Valley. As the name suggests, most dishes are on the spicy side – but the Thai iced tea or fresh coconut juice will cool you down!

90 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

Da Mario

The star of this industrial-chic restaurant is the bright red pizza oven, a three-tonne masterpiece shipped over from Naples. Da Mario has the AVPN’s seal of approval, and the pizzaiolos flip woodfired pizzas like the pros they are, topping them with a range of fresh ingredients. They’re all available for takeaway, along with handmade pastas, antipasti and salads. B

36 Morley Avenue, Rosebery


Loving our best takeaway in Sydney? Want to know how you can recreate a foodie feast at home? Head over to our Entertaining section to check out our selection of delicious recipes from our favourite chefs.

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