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How to skip the apps and order straight from Melbourne’s best restaurants

Delivery apps like Uber Eats have been a godsend during lockdown, but it does add an extra step between you and your favourite feed. Here are some of Melbourne’s local hospo venues taking at-home dining matters into their own hands.

Maisonette by Hemingway’s

Hemingway’s wine room opened its doors a mere 12 days before lockdown, with a beautiful mood-lit interior to boot. The team is now offering exquisite French dining set menus to be enjoyed at home, either for takeaway (if you’re within 5km) or delivery. Each menu is themed after one of Hemingway’s most popular books, from the vegetarian ‘Garden of Eden’ dinner to a 6-course ‘moveable feast’. And it all arrives ready to eat – no assembly, finishing touches or reheating required.

A steak on a white plate

Maisonette by Hemingway’s

Italian home cooking by Meatball and Wine Bar

Meatball and Wine bar is your iso Nonna now. Delivery menus include homemade lasagne, Italian wines, authentic pasta and desserts like tiramisu. Stay well lubricated with the Italian wine box: a specially hand picked selection of three different wines.

Modern dumplings from Drumplings

Spice up your isolation with your own personal supply of Drumplings, delivered to your door. Choose chicken satay, mac and cheese, truffle mushroom and the famous cheeseburger dumplings.

King and Godfree’s online Italian deli

Feed the family and fuel the fridge with King and Godfree’s ready-to-heat meals. Order eggplant parmigiana, fresh gnocchi and veal shoulder cannelloni. And fill your shelves with deli essentials like marinated olives, cheese and vino. Score free delivery on orders over $50.

Give back with Kinfolk

Kinfolk are bringing good tidings to you and your kin in the form of fresh produce hampers delivered. Order vegan packs, bacon and egg packs, and even a self-iso cheese ‘bored’. You can also donate a day or week of pantry staples to an at-risk person, or send them home cooked meals!

Grossi a Casa’s high end at home

Italian institution Grossi Florentino’s indulgent menu is now available at home. Feast on arancini, pumpkin tortellini, and lasagna. Order a fine wine and finish with the tiramisu. Handmade by chefs Guy Grossi and Chris Rodriguez, from their casa to yours. The ready-to-heat menu is available for pick up or delivery.

A large tiramisu on a plate with bowls of tiramisu around it

Grossi A Casa Tiramisu

Fine dining kits from Atlantic Group

Gnocchi with pulled pork ragu, miso glazed tofu salad, red velvet lamingtons and more. Atlantic Group are doing it all, delivered. Check out their near endless range of foodie supplies online.

Aussie produce by Earl Canteen

Earl’s home delivered support packs are 95% Aussie produce and full of favourites. Make ham and cheese toasties for brekkie and chicken and hummus grain salad for lunch. Then heat up beef and red pepper meatballs for tea. Yum. There’s even a cookie dough roll to get baking in that spare time.

Gourmet pies by The George on Collins

The brothers Kahan have joined forces to bring you the best of both worlds, delivered. Build your own The George on Collins X Caspers Pies & Pastries custom pack. Chef-prepped massaman curry and pulled lamb fried rice equal everyday gourmet. Add flaky pastries like chunky beef or chicken and leek pies.

Katsu sando kits from Poke

Have a katsu (or 10) with Poke’s sando box. Two loaves of Japanese milk bread, fresh crispy chicken katsu and all the trimmings – like pickled cabbage, miso soup and sweet potato crisps – delivered to your door.

A person holding a fried chicken sandwich

Katsu on demand from Pokemart

Winter warmers from Laneway Greens

Ordering in isn’t always sinful. Wholefood bowls, smoothies and iced tea from Laneway Greens deliver nutrition in full flavour. They even have vegan options, and have just introduced nourishing wholefood meal delivery.

Metropolitan Melbourne is now in Stage 4 restrictions. Please note businesses may close or run out of stock at short notice: check with individual businesses. Make sure that you live within 5kms of the business before ordering for takeaway or click and collect. Observe the curfew from 8pm to 5am, and other restrictions. Please, be smart, be safe and follow directions from the Victorian Government.