Sydney is in lockdown for another week! Here are some restaurant and retailer offerings to get you through lockdown!


There will be a special menu created for each day that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home! The NOMAD At Home packs ($120) will be available to pre-order and pick-up (Covid Safe) between 12 and 5pm, Monday – Saturday.

Exec Chef Jacqui Challinor alongside her team will prepare 100 packs, so it’s first in best fed. The menu will change daily, pending available produce. Dishes include house-made focaccia with wattleseed and Persian lime za’atar; green split pea hummus, and crispy spiced chickpeas; Vanella burrata, with fennel jam; and Manjimup black truffle & three cheese croquettes.

The main dishes will frequently change, this weekend kicking off with the Margra lamb neck pie with golden raisin & caper salsa, soft herb salad; or Pork & veal meatballs, wood roasted tomato, this weekend. And finish off dinner with the Valrhona dulcey, burnt butter & macadamia cookie dough.

Wine from the cellar is also available for purchase in-store at NOMAD.

Order now, via NOMAD AT HOME 




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 out

Mr. Wong: Menu here
Swing by Mr Wong in the CBD to pick up a Cantonese feast of their specialty steam dim sum platter,
honey glazed pork, king crab rice and Peking duck pancakes.

Totti’s Bondi: Menu here
No need to just dream of that famous Totti’s wood-fired bread and the pappardelle with lamb ragu. Order a feast online and pick-up it up with some pre-batched cocktails from The Bottle Shop while you’re at it.

Jimmy’s Falafel: Menu here
Enjoy a taste of the Middle-East from Jimmy’s Falafel, with a predominantly vegetarian takeaway menu with Sydney’s best falafel, flavour-packed pitas, delicious plates and moreish sides.

Ms G’s: Menu here

Potts Point favourite, Ms G’s, will be keeping locals well fed with favourites including tom yum fried rice, soy-glazed chicken wings and those famous cheeseburger spring rolls.

Coogee Pavilion: Menu here
Coogee Pavilion’s extensive menu is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. With all the classics covered, parents and kids alike can take away from Vinnie’s Pizza, as well as burgers, pasta and schnitties.

Queen Chow Enmore: Menu here
Get your Cantonese hit at Queen Chow Enmore with a side of nostalgia with a range of delicious classic dishes and diverse dim sum, sweet and sour pork, prawn toast and salt ‘n’ pepper squid.

Queen Chow Manly: Menu here
For those in the North, Queen Chow Manly’s menu will hit every craving, with favourites such as honey prawns, sweet ‘n’ sour pork, roast duck, salt ‘n’ pepper everything, and deep-fried ice cream.

The Paddington: Menu here
The team at The Paddington are taking the guesswork out of dinner with great family meals including their famous rotisserie roast chicken, chicken and mushroom pie, whole fried chicken and juicy lamb rump.

The Chicken Shop: Menu here
This neighbourhood gem is dishing up a selection of sandwiches, salads and burgers that are easy to pick up for takeaway from the hole-in-the-wall on Oxford Street.

The Bottle Shop online and takeaway: Order here
The Bottle shops at The Royal, The Newport and Allawah Hotel are open for pick up and take away and guests can also order from Merivale’s online Bottle Shop and an extensive range of wine, cocktails and
spirits chosen by Merivale’s drink experts, delivered to their door.

Tequila Mockingbird


Last lockdown, Paddington favourite Tequila Mockingbird sold a whopping 19,000 Patron glass bottled take away cocktails over the 2 months, helping to ease our COVID blues! For lockdown 2.0 they’re at it again, helping locals and those further afield get their favourite Latin American food and drink fix.

Enjoy freshly-shaken cocktails made to order by Tequila Mockingbird’s expert bartenders. Choose from the likes of a Classic Margarita $15, Coconut & Passionfruit Margarita $15, Espresso Martini $15 and more… check out the full takeaway cocktail menu and T&Cs HERE.

Tequila Mockingbird’s kitchen team has designed a unique and diverse home delivery menu showcasing their signature flavours and fusions, serving as street style bites to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Dishes include; Ceviche taco, Kingfish Curado, 700g Slow Roasted NSW Lamb Shoulder, Fire Roasted Cauliflower, Fried Kipfler Potatoes and more. View the full food menu HERE.

Why not be a little extra and order their $99 Fiesta Box (serves 4) for your own family or friend lockdown bubble dinner party, which includes; Whole Charcoal Chicken a La Brasa, 700g Slow Roasted NSW Lamb Shoulder, Fried Kipfler Potatoes and Chargrilled broccolini.

Tequila Mockingbird will deliver cocktails anywhere within a 15km radius. North – as far as Frenchs Forest. West – as far as Lidcombe. South – as far as Ramsgate. East – the entire Eastern suburbs! (*For a minimum spend of $200 and during the day. RSA rules apply).



Renowned laneway Mexican restaurant and bar Esteban launches carefully designed home set menus and shake-at-home cocktails. Each offering showcases a varied selection of Esteban’s favourite Mexican inspired dishes, portioned for two and served to share.

The ‘At Home’ menu features existing dishes from their signature dine-in menu meaning you can enjoy their usual restaurant quality, from the comfort of your dining table.


Order / view the full set menus details HERE.

Shake-At-Home Cocktails will also be on offer from Esteban – for $15 each, or as a six serve for $90 each. Just shake & pour for the ultimate 5 o’clock tipple (or 2 o clock in lockdown hey!)… view the full cocktail menu and T&Cs HERE.

Esteban will deliver anywhere within a 5km radius from the restaurant in the CBD. (Minimum order fees apply / delivery fees apply depending on where the customer lives).

Stitch Coffee Broadway

Visit the brand new flagship cafe from Alexandria’s premium roasters to warm up with ethically-sourced beans, organic tea, matcha pods and spiced up sticky chai. If you’re feeling peckish, tuck into a selection of pastries including Portugese tarts, cinnamon scrolls, and almond croissants. You can pre-order your takeaways online and shop Stitch Coffee’s range of home brew essentials to collect while you’re there.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 2pm

Address: 80 Bay Street, Ultimo


Cavalier 1.0

It’s takeaway as usual for the team at Cavalier 1.0, who are serving specialty brews from a variety of roasters, plus their signature epic toasties, jam-packed deli rolls, and truffle cheesecake for dessert (’tis the season after all). Grab your decadence to go, because COVID kilos don’t count!

Hours: Open daily, 7am to 2pm

Address: 1/34 Oxley St, St Leonards



Black Market Coffee

Lockdown offer: Black Market Coffee were set to open their new coffee tasting bar in their warehouse in Marrickville, which is home to their roastery and training studio. Those plans have clearly changed. From July 1 st  (their original launch date), Black Market Coffee will operate a drive thru and takeaway tasting service, perfectly pairing speciality coffee and cakes – curb side.


Lockdown offer: Known for bringing the fire to any meal, Marrickville locals can enjoy woodfired pizzas for just $15. (Please note: this offer is only available at Firestone Marrickville location).


Lockdown offer: Known for their famous chimney shaped pastries and slab cakes sold by the weight, Kürtősh is offering every walk-in customer who spends $15 or more in one transaction, a tasty something extra. ⁣Customers may choose a palmier or one of their delicious chocolate balls or a kid’s cone (If you spend $30 or more in one transaction, you get two treats!).

Nanyang Malaya Café

Lockdown offer: Nanyang Malaya Café will transport you to British Malaya’s Kopitiam- inspired café to the streets Singapore, offering delicious fragrant curries, punchy rice dishes and noodles. Offering 10% off all takeaway orders through lockdown.

The new café on Smidmore Street is like the little sister to Nanyang Tea Club. Nanyang Malaya Cafe is the second collaboration between Billy Chong from Ipoh Town and Kaisern Ching from Chefs Gallery who have been long-time friends and business partners in the Nanyang restaurant concepts. This is a new concept and only launched to the public over a week ago.

Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen

Lockdown Offer: Motto Motto was born out of the kitchen of one of Australia’s most awarded Japanese restaurants, Sono. Motto Motto are offering all their delicious, premium meals for takeaway and free delivery through UberEATS.

Salt & Palm

Lockdown offer: Salt & Palm is known to transport guests to the sands of Bali with their leafy interior and delicious authentic Indonesian cuisine. Enjoy street vendor-style satays, Balinese-style pork, spicy tempeh, and sambals, all in the comfort of home. Salt & Palm will be dropping some exciting new menu packages (hint: High Tea at home + bundled food meal deals). Stay tuned for latest updates via Instagram.


Lockdown offer: Alma’s signature lockdown menu is back. A huge hit last year, who can say not to burritos, tacos & margs, all enjoyed in the comfort of home? Not us!

Cocktail Porter

The DIY cocktail kits, which are being delivered nationwide as of RIGHT NOW, come in two sizes: a mini kit creating 6 bar-style cocktails for just $85, and a large kit making 18 cocktails for just $149. Or for those who prefer to keep it steady, you can sign up to a subscription and have a kit delivered each month to your door and score a sweet discount. Each cocktail kit comes with all the premium ingredients you need to flex your mixologist skills.

Messina Dulce De Leche Espresso Martini 
Completely dominating the status quo of all Espresso Martinis that have been slung before, this decadent concoction is created with premium vodka, combined with coffee liqueur, premium cold drip coffee, Messina’s famous Dulce De Leche Topping, and shaken hard to create that infamous foamy top. Finished with Messina Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and shaved coconut. In the chronicles of cocktail-making, this contender is an all-around heavyweight champion. We definitely recommend refills.

What’s included in the Cocktail Kit:
Ketel One Vodka
Mr Black Liqueur
Cold Filter Coffee
Sugar Syrup
Messina Dulce De Leche Spread
Messina Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Shaved Coconut
Step-by-step method card – see the Messina cocktail kit here.

Other DIY cocktail kits available to add to your subscription are a Fairy Floss French Martini, Pink Grapefruit Margarita, Raspberry & Mint Mojito and Elderflower French 75. See the full list here.

Warm Up Inside “&” Out – Ampersand Lockdown Hoodie Special!

With Sydney plunging into a weeklong lockdown, and it being rather chiltly these days, your new heroes are Bondi-based business beverage lords Ampersand Projects – who make delicious, ready to drink, zero sugar, gin and vodka based drinks. They are showing Sydneysiders some serious lockdown love, with a limited time only deal that will warm you up on the outside, just as well as that gin and vodka warms you up on the inside.

Not only have they dropped the price to match the dropping temperatures, with cases of 16 bottles going for72.90 (RRP $79.90)….every case purchase receives a luciously warm, FREE hoodie! Choose from the Ampersand Projects colours – pink, black, or white – and choose your size when you order. Did we mention delivery is FREE too?

Choose from vodka soda & (regular or double strength), gin soda &, pink gin soda & (hint of wildberry), or ‘BL&CK’ (vodka soda with a dash of watermelon). The best part about these drinks is they’re super low cal, which is perfect for avoiding stacking on the booze kgs during lockdown. Plus, the bottles have a wide lid, so you can add whatever you want (there’s no added nasties in the bottles already – you choose what to add to the base ingredients of soda, and vodka/gin). A slice of lemon? A handful of blueberries? Some crushed mint? Cranberry juice? If only you had an entire weekend at home to experiment…

Head here to hoodie yourself up:

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