Here we go again, lockdown 2.0 – internal groan. But fear not, as long gone are the days of the only takeaway option being a local Pizza Hut. Since we were last stuck indoors, restaurants have evolved to become pros at prepping food to go, so you can still get everything from fancy dinners to luscious lunches. As it’s not always obvious which places offer take-home grub, here's our list of Sydney restaurants offering takeaway and delivery.
Chin Chin: Looking for the best takeaway in Sydney's CBD? Luckily for us, Chin Chin are still open for collection, serving up moreish stir fries, curries, BBQ bites and desserts to go.
Mr Wong: This Cantonese hotspot offers steamed dim sum, delicious seafood and noodles. Plus, you can treat yourself to a tipple at home with one of their premade cocktails with this Merivale delivery.
Fabricca: If you're hungry for fresh pasta, head over to Fabricca where you can pick up bags by the gram alongside sauces and Italian wines.
Mamak: As Malaysian food aficionados, Mamak is igniting senses with saucy satay and rich, buttery roti, as well as dreamy noodle and curry creations.
Dutch Smuggler: Boasting bougie avo toast, bacon and egg rolls, as well as signature sando ‘Magic Mi Goreng’ (an Indonesian noodle toastie, yes - you read that right), this is a top spot for a pick-me-up.
678: Have a craving for Korean food? Tuck into the five spice pork knuckle and spicy bulgogi taco or warm up with one of their umami soups, all available for food delivery in Sydney's CBD.
NOMAD: This Middle Eastern favourite is supplying Sydneysiders with a limited number of daily changing specials. Thirsty? Complement your meal with a purchase from their wine cellar.
Bastardo: If you're missing handcrafted pasta, then you're in luck as these guys are still dishing it up to go. Just pop by sister venue Humble, the bakery next door, from 8am to claim your meal pack.
Baccomatto Osteria: This eatery offers fine dining delivery in Sydney, and oh boy – do they deliver. With handmade gnocchi alla norma and fresh pappardelle cradled in duck ragu, these guys are pasta perfectionists.
Bad Hombres: Serving up plant-based burritos, tacos and more, this Mexican haunt will help you stave off hunger. Choose to pick your order up or get it delivered via Uber Eats.
Henrietta: These charcoal chicken connoisseurs serve up deliciously-bronzed birds alongside colourful sides of Lebanese tabouleh and fattoush.
Rosie Campbell’s: Surry Hill residents can tuck into set menus of jerk chicken, kingfish ceviche and more. All pick-ups come with a free bottle of Red Stripe or Bacardi Daiquiri.
Single O: Binge on beautiful brunches from Single O. Highlights include Korean fried tofu, bacon and egg BAE rolls and eggplant katsu, as well as delicious cups of joe.
Coogee Pavilion: Have you heard of Merivale at Home? Some of the luxe group's best restaurants are still open for takeaway, including Coogee Pavilion. Pop over and choose from pizzas, burgers, salads and more.
Peppe’s: For a delicious restaurant delivery in Sydney, order from Peppe's. All of their usual spaghetti, gnocchi and antipasti plates are available via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and DoorDash.
CicciaBella: With grub inspired by the gorgeous flavours of southern Italy, this is a great choice for those of you with a hankering for quality pizzas and fresh bowls of pasta.
Bonditony’s: This rock n’ roll joint is boxing up an American-style menu of towering burgers, onion rings, chicken wings and fries.
Drake Eatery: Enjoy a ‘Drake away’ from this neighbourhood favourite. The Bondi hangout will be serving up all of their usual fare, as well as wine and cocktails, all from their street-side window.
Fish Shop: This lunchtime staple offers burgers, fish 'n' chips and calamari, as well as boxes of grilled ocean trout, snapper, swordfish and Ora King salmon.
Porch and Parlour: For brunch bites of pea pancakes, smash + hash and seared steak sandwiches, make your way over to this local legend.
Beach Burrito: If you’re looking for some of the best tacos in town, as well as quesadilla, bowls and fajitas, then grab an order from this Mexican eatery on Bondi Beach.
A Tavola Bondi: Tuck into Italian comfort classics from this chic Sydney stomping ground, with sustainable seafood, authentic pastas and more available for collection.
The Taphouse: Stuck in self-isolation, but fancy a cheeky pub feed? The Taphouse deliver English-inspired classics, including their famous Sunday roasts, as well as an impressive selection of craft beer.
The Mayflower: If you’re looking for jazzy brunches (we’re talking black truffle croque monsieur over here), as well as cured fish dishes and juicy burgers, this pretty little place will be happy to provide.
Casoni: Rustling up contemporary Italian food over on Bourke Street, Casoni is a top choice for a romantic dinner, with set menus, wine packages and so much more.
La Farmacia: Presenting the COVID taco truck. While not an actual truck, La Farmacia will be passing out tacos and margaritas from their front counter in the style of Guadalajara street vendors.
Dimitri’s Pizzeria: This Italian joint caters for hungry tums with signature slices, handmade pasta and delicious deli meats. To wash it down? Sip on one of their many, many craft beers.
Lankan Filling Station: Available for takeaway once again, this sustainable food outlet serves up vibrant Sri Lankan fare alongside jams, spices and more.
Fratelli Paradiso: Get your fill of quality Italian eats at this Potts Point eatery. Boasting takeout options that would make any nonna proud, you can scoff down delicious pasta plates, lasagnetta and salads.
Dear Sainte Eloise: Showcasing international wines and fusion eats, you’ll be smiling as you chomp away on dishes such as oysters with yuzu mignonette and lamb ragu paradelle.
Ezra: For a taste of Tel Aviv, grab an “Ezra at Home” for just $69 per box (serves two), which features whipped ricotta and brussel sprouts tabbouleh, lamb shoulder tagine and more.
Bistrot 916: If you're looking for restaurants doing takeaway, this snazzy Parisian bistro is slinging out just 50 burgers a day from 4pm until sold out, so you better get a move on if you want to snap one up.
Chester White: Offering their full spread during lockdown, you can feast on truffle cacio e pepe, braised beef cheek and more.
The Grounds: You can get your mitts on home comfort ready meals, including pies, enchiladas, moussaka, salmon fillets and more at this Alexandria eatery.
LP’s Quality Meats: The meaty aficionados over at this casual smokehouse are offering a limited number of meal packs from Friday to Sunday.
Simulation Senpai: Another top takeaway to add to your list, this Japanese joint serves only the finest sashimi and chirasi (sashimi over rice), made with premium fresh fish and wagyu beef.
Bellevue Cottage By Antoine: Dine at home with some of Chef Antoine’s French-inspired dishes. Highlights including the goats cheese quiche and cottage pie.
Pizza Madre: Grab wood-fired slices, vibrant salads and top notch desserts from this Marrickville pizza palace. There are plenty of cocktails and beers available too.
Little Lagos: With recipes passed down from generations, this bistro and bar touts top Nigerian nosh. You'll be happy to hear that everything on the menu is available to take away.
Maiz: Despite lockdown, this Mexican marvel is still serving up sopes, tortas, chilaquiles and more, all to go. You can even make it a ‘fiesta’ by adding one of their beers or wines to your order.
Rising Sun Workshop: This little gem is delivering ramen meal kits right to your door. Slurp on pork belly, chicken or shiitake mushroom noodle soups.
Sunset Sabi: Offering some of the best food delivery in Sydney, Sunset Sabi helps you get your sushi, sashimi and gyoza fix. The menu also features larger dishes, which include a robata lamb and pickled shitake salad.
Queen Chow: Grab yourself a platter of Cantonese dim sum, salt ‘n’ pepper specials, seafood sides, succulent BBQ delights and so much more, all without having to leave your sofa.
Chica Bonita: Get your taco fix over at this Manly favourite. You can also feast on burritos, bowls and more - just order via their website for pick-up.
Busta: Take home beef or mushroom lasagne to reheat at home, plus tiramisu, negronis and martinis.
Dreaming of dinners out? Discover the best restaurants in Sydney that you can visit once restrictions are lifted here.