take home meals and online food delivery

Is There Restaurants and Cafes That Offer Take Home Meals And Online Food Delivery In Melbourne?

Melbourne’s restaurants, cafes and bars are closed to dine-in customers until September 2. We’ve reopened this live list for lockdown 6.0, so you can order takeaway and support your favourites.

As always, we’ll continue updating this list daily throughout lockdown – however long that might be. This is the definitive guide to who’s selling what, from heat-and-serve meals to pre-mixed cocktails.

Getting low on essentials? Whether working from home or in the office, it’s never been easier to keep the fridge fully stocked. Browse the pickup and online delivery options at these foodie hotspots, and you’ll never go hungry.

Restaurants that offer take-home meals and online food delivery

These Melbourne Eateries Are Offering Takeaway and Pick-Up Options to Help You Eat Well at Home.

The result of this head-spinning feat is that bars, cafes and restaurants across the city are already offering takeaway food and delivery meals. So, you can put down that fifth can of tuna — or give up on your most recent attempt at making sourdough — and pick up the phone, knowing you'll be doing a local business while also getting to eat a tasty, fancy, succulent meal.

Here are all the restaurant-quality eats where you can order takeaway or have it delivered to your doorstep.

Venues Offering Takeaway And Delivery

  • Babajan (Carlton North): This Middle Eastern spot is offering takeaway for pick up and delivery, including the likes of moussaka, borek, bottles of wine and gift hampers. You can order online — there's a $15 fee for deliveries within 15 kilometres, with a minimum order of $100.
  • Baby Pizza (Richmond): Pizzas, pasta, desserts and wine are all available daily for pick up and delivery from this Richmond restaurant. Order and enjoy the free delivery if you live within five kilometres.
  • Burch & Purchase (South Yarra): Need a sugar fix? You'll find this sweet studio's usual lineup of dreamy dessert creations available for in-store pick-up, as well as delivery to select suburbs. What's more, from August 8–15, it's hosting Cheesecake Week, with a limited-edition menu of tasty cheesecake varieties also on offer. 
  • Cannoleria by That's Amore (various locations): You can now get Cannoleria's small, large and gluten-free cannoli, as well as DIY cannoli kits delivered across most of metro Melbourne for a $5 fee (on purchases over $23).
  • Capitano (Carlton): This corner pizza joint is offering takeaway and delivery once again, with vodka sauce tortiglioni, square pizzas, tiramisu and bottled cocktails all available to order. To capture yours, call 9134 8555 or head to the website.
  • Chin Chin (CBD and Richmond): The Flinders Lane restaurant again offers takeaway and delivery of its signature dishes, such as massaman curry and twice-cooked beef short rib. Also on the menu: beers, wine and a coconut panna cotta dessert. Order and enjoy free delivery within five kilometres of Chin Chin or its sibling kitchen in Richmond. As a bonus, Chin Chin's also sling batched cocktail packs and finish-at-home dinner kits, with the latter available for delivery only this Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14.
  • ari Korean Cafe (CBD): This Korean cafe is doing bulgogi burgers, fat toasties, pumpkin pie shakes, fusion cocktails (plus much more) for takeaway and delivery — with a cheeky 10 per cent discount, no less. 
  • David's (CBD): Hot pot at home? Yep, you can order it from David's. The CBD restaurant has two different set menus available for delivery, with zero delivery fees for those within 20 kilometres of the CBD. Order by shooting them an Instagram DM or calling.
  • Estelle (Northcote): You can pick up meals — such as chicken and coriander spring rolls, a two-person fish pie and strawberry gum profiteroles — nightly from 4.45–8 pm. Or, try Estelle's selection of finish-at-home dishes, delivered via Providore.
  • Green Acre (Brunswick): This low-waste pizzeria is whipping up its much-loved pies for pick up, as well as delivering locally via Mr Yum. Jump online to place an order, and you might even spy some weekly specials.
  • Hanoi Hannah Vol. II (Elsternwick) and Express Lane (Windsor): Jump online to order vermicelli bowls, rice paper rolls and warming bowls of pho for pick-up from either of these Hanoi Hannah stores. Deliveroo and UberEats delivery are also available. And for something new, try the deliciously messy Drip Drop Banh Mi, loaded with chicken and lemongrass sauce and served with a side of warm pho-inspired gravy.
  • Hawker Hall (Windsor): This hawker-style eatery has chicken and potato curry puffs, dumplings aplenty, goods, vino and beer available for pick up and delivery daily. You can order over at the website.
  • Horn Please (Fitzroy North): Available from 4.30 pm daily, Horn Please takeaway menu of curries and rice is 30 per cent off the usual price if you order direct and pick it up. You can order via the website or by calling. Otherwise, get the full offering of non-traditional Indian fare delivered straight to your door via Deliveroo or Uber Eats.
  • Ichi Ni Nana (Fitzroy) and Ichi Ni Izakaya (St Kilda): A menu of Japanese classics and loaded bento boxes are now being whipped up for takeaway by the Ichi Ni kitchen in St Kilda from 5–9 pm. You can pick it up in-store or have your meal dropped to your door by one of five delivery partners.
  • Indu (CBD): This modern Sri Lankan restaurant has finish-at-home dinner boxes for two — as well as add-ons like a slow-cooked lamb rain — available to order via the website for both pick up and delivery. Find them. For this week (August 9–15), $10 jugs of takeaway sangria are also on offer until sold out each day.
  • Kickin'Inn (Port Melbourne): Fancy diving into a deliciously messy mixed seafood feast at home? Well, you're in luck because this Port Melbourne newcomer is offering its Cajun-inspired menu of ocean-fresh goodies for takeaway and (free) delivery via Menulog. Right now, you'll also score 10 per cent off mixed bags and Kickin Licious products if you mention the deal upon ordering — place your order.
  • King and Godfree (Carlton): Offering delivery to a hefty list of Melbourne suburbs, King and Godfree's menu features everything from vacuum-sealed pizzas and loaded antipasto boxes to pasta night packs and giant eggplant parmigiana. And plenty of vino, of course.
  • Lagoon Dining (Carlton): You can enjoy a range of clever mod-Chinese eats from this Lygon Street diner, available for pick up (Wednesday to Saturday), as well as for delivery via Providore (Wednesday to Sunday). Place your Provider order, or jump to pre-order for in-store collection.
  • Little Prince Wine (St Kilda): The Prince Hotel's Euro-inspired wine bar, food store and bottle shop have lots of goodies available daily for takeaway — including coffees, sandwiches and salads, cheese, charcuterie, ready-to-eat meals and top-notch wines. You'll also find a selection of snack platters, deli goods and booze offered via Providore.
  • Maker & Monger (South Yarra): One word: cheese. Maker & Monger is selling the stuff to-go, delivering cheese in both 150-gram and 250-gram wedges, along with other cheese platter essentials and four of its cult-favourite cheese toasties, which you can finish off at home (so they're extra hot, not soggy).
  • ejico (CBD): Hankering for some Mexican eats? This CBD spot is slinging plates like brisket empanadas, salt-baked trout tacos and margarita cheesecakes for pick up six days a week. Order, or jump to the website to organise a finish-at-home dinner kit for delivery instead.
  • Mister Bianco (Kew): This Kew restaurant is back to offering its Italian Job finish-at-home meal boxes for pick up and delivery (August 11–14 —. It's also got a menu of ready-to-eat fare, including dishes like the famed duck pappardelle and gnocchi osso buco — ordered from that lineup, Thursday–Saturday.
  • New Shanghai (various locations): Get your dumpling fix courtesy of this legendary restaurant group's impressive take-home and delivery menu. Order everything from xiao long bao to kung pao chicken and wonton soup by calling the Emporium or Chadstone store.
  • Panda Hot Pot (Carlton): This Carlton spot's signature Sichuan hot pot is now available to enjoy at home. Choose your spice level, then order for pick-up or delivery. Minimum order varies depending on your delivery location.
  • Palermo (CBD): Palermo might be closed, but it's still offering finish-at-home meals, including empanadas, beef short ribs and loaded date night dinner boxes for delivery via Providore.

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Venues Offering Pick-Up Only

  • Bar Romantica (Brunswick East): This popular late-night joint is whipping up pizzas, cannoli and other Italian delights for pick up. Along with a range of wine, they're available Wednesday to Saturday — Plus, from 12–3 pm each Saturday, the venue's doubling as a pop-up pizzetta shop, slinging a tidy lineup of limited-edition creations to-go.
  • Bellboy (Brunswick East): Not only is Bellboy's full brunch menu available to take away during the lockdown, but the cafe's also serving a special-edition brunch box for two. Each one comes stocked with a couple of loaded bagels, sourdough crumpets, coffees, chia pudding and crispy potato hash for $49. Pre-order from the full lineup.
  • Penny for Pound (Richmond): You can get some of the city's finest croissants to-go at Penny for Pound. Pop in, or be extra organised and pre-order over here the day before collection.
  • Pretzel (CBD, South Yarra and Doncaster): Your go-to pretzel slingers are now offering click-and-collect orders from three of their Melbourne stores. Jump online to grab some sweet and savoury versions of the signature twisty treats, and maybe even a drink to wash it down.
  • Rustica (South Yarra): The bakery's legendary bread, coffee and pastries are available to take away from the South Yarra outpost from 8 am daily. Check out the menu in advance.
  • Stray Neighbour (Preston): This popular Preston spot is keeping busy putting together breakfast boxes, aperitivo kits and two-person dinner packs, which you can pre-order for pick up by calling (03) 9471 1420. The venue's also open for takeaway — swing past to grab house-made bread, sourdough pizza slices, sweet treats and more.

Tulum (Balaclava): During a lockdown, Tulum is serving up a range of Turkish street food-to-go. Think Bosphorus-style fish sandwiches, house-made vegetarian boreks and simit (a Turkish riff on the bagel). Swing past the Carlisle Street site to see what's on today — the kitchen's cooking from 10 am until sold out.

FAQs About Melbourne Restaurants & Cafes

Tips to Improve Your Restaurant's Online Food Ordering And Delivery Sales

  • Use Technology To Accept Orders. 
  • Ensure Clear Communication. 
  • Create A Stellar Online Menu. 
  • Assign Orders and Track Deliveries With Technology. 
  • Provide Great Service. 
  • Outsource Delivery Drivers. 
  • Proper Address and Client Communication.
  • Focus On Packaging.

Benefits and Drawbacks of using home delivery service

  • Reduces non-essential expenditure. Grocery stores are designed in such a way as to maximise impulse buying. 
  • Easy access to online specials. 
  • Coupon convenience. 
  • Price. 
  • Select your stuff. 
  • Delivery can be challenging. 
  • Cannot get everything that is demanded.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Start a Food Delivery Business

  • Growing Demand for Food Delivery Businesses.
  • Find a Niche.
  • Define Your Target Audience.
  • Create a Website.
  • Curate a Mobile App.
  • Strong Delivery Network.
  • Obtain Licenses.
  • Market Your Website.

Let's know what your delivery management software should be able to do:

  • Find addresses and guide drivers to save time.
  • Easily assign tasks to drivers from the backend.
  • Use GPS tracking to track the driver's location.
  • Use planning and scheduling tools.
  • Seamless communication with customers and agents/fleets.

There are numerous benefits of the food delivery service — it expands your customer base, increases your revenue, gives your customers a variety of options, and offers unparalleled convenience. More than just a courier service, we can also give you the chance to venture into the food delivery service industry.

Some of the major problems reported by the customers surveyed revolved around late deliveries, incorrect orders being delivered, orders not being delivered at all, rude customer service, cold food being delivered, and the driver requiring a lot of guidance to find the delivery location.

Order and pick-up

Pasta rescue packs from Tipo00 and more

Running out of pasta? A group of Melbourne’s finest Italian eateries have come to the rescue, offering fresh pasta, sauce and ready meals to take home. Take your pick of delicious dishes from Trattoria EmiliaLello Pasta BarSPQR and Tipo00Lee Ho Fook‘s dan noodles are also on offer.

Argentinian and Peruvian flavours at home

The crew behind Argentinian favourites San Telmo, Asado and Palermo and Peruvian sister restaurant Pastuso, are launching new take-home menus for all four venues. To celebrate, all customers who order a pickup or delivery will receive a voucher for a complimentary bottle of wine redeemable on their next visit. All venues remain open with social distancing measures in place. The new menus launch on Tuesday 24 March.

Vegan and gluten-free groceries and meals from The Organic Food and Wine Deli

Pre-made meals are available for pick-up from The Organic Food and Wine Deli. Vegan and gluten-free diets are well catered for, with staples such as tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds, flours and grains also available to order. See the menu on their Instagram.

Caffe e Torta

Caffe e Torta in Royal Arcade has launched a new menu of ready-to-eat options and takeaway pasta packs. Take home their slow-cooked tagliatelle beef ragu, a fourth-generation family recipe, spanakopita, or recreate a nonna-style bolognese in your own home.

Fresh and fancy Italian takeaway from Marano

Tuna and rice can wait – right now, you need squid ink spaghetti, white chocolate mousse and Italian wine. Marano has launched an amazing take-home menu serving their modern European favourites, and for orders over $100, they’ll be offering delivery (within 3km from their Russell Place location). Call ahead, order away, and soon you’ll be eating high end at home.

Take home cheeseburger dumplings.

Frozen, non-perishable food is essential for anyone spending more time at home. Spice it up a little and order your supply of dumplings from Dumplings, then pick them up in-store. Flavours include chicken satay, mac and cheese, truffle mushroom and the famous cheeseburger dumplings. A 24-pack will set you back $24.95 – that’s just over $1 per dumpling!

The 24-hour takeaway from Butcher’s Diner

If your hunger doesn’t keep regular hours, Butchers Diner is your go-to location. Open 24 hours, its hearty menu of burgers, grills, Japanese fried chicken and breakfast fry-ups will keep the wolves from the door—order by phoning 9639 732 or the Skip smartphone app.

Capitano

Capitano has introduced an increased takeaway menu, including some dishes that you can finish off at home. All orders can be made online and picked up in-store.

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Online order and delivery

Earl home delivery support packs

Earl Canteen's new ‘favourites’ pack will keep you fed through the working week. Designed for self-isolating or working from home, it has a selection of in-store favourites such as grain and seed salad, granola, grass-fed beef and red pepper meatballs. 

Noisette sourdough bread, fresh ham and cheese and a ready-to-bake cookie log are also included. Contact their team directly for vegan, gluten-free and other dietary requests. Order online by 2 pm for next day delivery the next day, within a 20km radius of the city.

Famished Home delivery

Famishd’s home delivery food drops will keep every part of your family happy. The weekly grandparent's pack is a well-balanced selection of meal essentials, including chicken, beef, pasta, cheese, veggies and more. 

The family pack takes care of dinner while party pies, sausage rolls, sliders and other friend-friendly favourites can be found in the kid's frozen pack. There’s also the staples pack if you’re running low on basics.

Browse their online delivery menu for these and more options, including breakfast, lunch, desserts and different dietary selections.

King and Godfree deli delivery

Carlton favourite King and Godfree are launching a range of pre-prepared home meal packs. Ready-to-heat (and eat) options include eggplant parmigiana, cannelloni, hearty bolognese sauce and fresh gnocchi. 

Deli items including eggs, marinated olives and cheeses and a wide variety of wine and mixers will also be offered. Available from Deliveroo and Uber eats from Monday 23 March.

Cocktails to your door

Bar Americano’s Hometender range is the pandemic-proof solution for cocktail lovers. Bottles of the bar’s bespoke cocktail range can be ordered online, with free delivery offered to locations in the Melbourne CBD.

Coffee to your door

It’s the essential item no self-respecting Melburnian can do without, in or out of the office. Luckily, many of Melbourne favourite roasters already offer online delivery, so you can survive and thrive. Order signature blends from Market LaneSeven SeedsCampos Coffee and Industry Beans – and sip from the comfort of your own home.

A night in has never looked so good.

Whether you’re out of ingredients or can’t bear the shops, don’t panic – the Australian hospitality industry has your back. Many cafes and restaurants have switched to take away out-of-the-box home dining and delivery. Now’s the time to show your support for the chef who makes your all-time favourite dish.

Resources:

Restaurants that offer take-home meals and online food delivery

Melbourne Restaurants Pivoting to Takeaway

These Melbourne Eateries Are Offering Takeaway and Pick-Up Options 

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