While the path out of lockdown for Sydney is still a few weeks away once the state hits 70% double vaccination rates, you can still support the hospitality industry. With restrictions eased, for those who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of Monday, 13 September now is the perfect time to get outdoors, grab take away from your local venues, and enjoy the Spring sunshine with mates in your LGA. To help inspire your outdoor picnics, we’ve put together a list of venues in Sydney who are open for takeaway food and drinks.
(Don’t worry Melbourne, you’re up next!)
1. Totti’s Bondi
Iconic Bondi institution, Totti’s, is serving up a takeaway storm. With their full menu available for pick up, the choices are endless. Enjoy their cured meats, divine pastas, mouth-watering sides, and more. Be sure to pick up one of their pre-mixed cocktail jugs to compliment your delicious meal.
- Woodfired flatbread, of course
- Lobster pasta variations
- Spicy watermelon margarita
2. El Camino (multiple venues)
Serving up their iconic margaritas and at-home Mexican food kits, El Camino is one to swing past. With multiple venues all across Sydney (and Australia for that matter), be sure to snag yourself a legendary Tex-Mex meal.
- Fajita Kit
- Strawberry margarita
3. Boathouse (multiple venues)
With multiple beachside Boathouse Group venues still open across Sydney for takeaway, why not pick up a tasty treat and coffee of your choice and enjoy it by the water. With a huge range of brekkie and lunch options, as well as drinks, Boathouse is a perfect go-to option for a beachside picnic.
- Avo + Tomato on toast
- Iced Chai
4. Shuk (multiple venues)
Depending on your location, Shuk’s famous Shakshuka may not be available for takeaway (sorry Chatswood). However, don’t let this deter you from ordering one of their incredible pastries or browsing their wide selection of pre-made meals and products such as lamb ragu, gnocchi, labneh and more.
- Shakshuka (duh)
- Chai by Shuk
5. Potts Point Hotel
Pre-lockdown, Potts Point Hotel was the place to be for an Inner-City boozy pub feed to catch up with your friends. Now during lockdown, they’ve opened up their outdoor barbeque and are serving up a storm. Bottles of wines, burgers galore and pre-made cocktails, what more can a Sydney-sider ask for?
- Double bacon and cheese burger with pickles, and hot chips
- Espresso Martinis on tap
6. Cafe Felix
Bustling Newtown cafe, Cafe Felix is open and roaring for takeaway orders. Why not pick up a feast with 5 mates and head to Camperdown Park to enjoy the Springtime sunshine (following the government’s restrictions of course).
- French Toast
- Mango Iced Tea
7. Flying Bear Cafe
Set on the water in Kirribilli, the Flying Bear Cafe has a gorgeous backdrop to enjoy with a takeaway coffee and snack. Let your pups run around Milsons Park as you enjoy the sunshine.
- Any of their fresh juices
- Bacon & Egg Roll
8. Royal Oak Double Bay
Set in the heart of Double Bay, the Royal Oak Double Bay is the locals’ favourite watering hole. With sophisticated pub feeds and pre-made cocktails to die for, you’re only a short walk from Redleaf Beach where you can sit back and relax, get your tan on and enjoy.
- Fish Tacos
- Adult Lemonade OR G’Day Double Bay
9. Public House Petersham
Backed by the Inner West community, Public House Petersham’s iconic Beer Garden is being missed during lockdown. Nonetheless, their extensive takeaway menu is to die for. Build your own pizza, or order from their existing selection and match it up with pre-made cocktails, craft beers or wine.
- Carciofo Gerusalemme pizza
- Moon Dog Beer Can Tropical Lager
10. Gigi’s Pizzeria
Plant-based Italian landmark, Gigi’s Pizzeria has a prime spot in Newtown’s King Street. Serving up vegan goodness, Gigi’s Pizzeria is a must try for all Italian lovers, and the best part is, if we hadn’t told you it was vegan you probably wouldn’t have noticed 😉
- Melanzane pizza
- Ventoso Sangiovese
Don’t just take our word for it, go and try out these venues for yourself. You know you want to.
Jab on, Australia. We’ll get through this together.