The Best Takeaway in Melbourne To Keep You Fed in Lockdown


Yep, this is getting annoying. Our sixth lockdown (but who’s counting?) has just been announced and safe to say, we’re running out of things to talk about.

One thing we’ll never get bored of? Good food and booze. Luckily we don’t have to miss out, with incredible Melbourne venues becoming absolute professionals at the takeaway/delivery game.

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Here are some Melbourne restaurants we know will be doing delivery this lockdown:


From the first week of September, Armadale favourite Mammoth unveils ‘Mammoth After Dark’, a new nighttime takeaway option for grab-and-go dinners and drinks. It is the first time that Mammoth will offer an evening menu and operate a pop-up takeaway cocktail bar. Think tipples like Paloma, Elderflower spritz and Mammoth bramble. Kevin Middleton, head chef of the soon-to-launch Copycat Elsternwick (a future sibling of Mammoth), has created a menu including Mammoth favourites with new dinner additions, including; Halloumi nuggets, buttermilk fried chicken burger,p oké bowl and Middle Eastern falafel bowl.
How to order: Order online here


Teller is Brunswick East’s newest local, as the venue opened its doors just before lockdown 5.0 but was forced to close after a few short weeks of service. The team have had to adapt with a new takeaway offering, which has so far been embraced by locals, with the addition of a new takeaway ‘Fish & Chip Shop’ to help conjure up a little nostalgia and lift the spirits of locals.
How to order: You can order online here

Neighbourhood Wine

Neighbourhood Wine is the absolute expert at the lockdown take-away/delivery service. At this point, they’re professionals. During this 7-day snap-lockdown, Neighbourhood Wine will transform into a bottle shop, open from midday until 9(ish)pm. They’ll also sell their infamous (delightful) wood oven bread loaves, and their menu will be available for takeaway and delivery.
How to order: Call 03 9486 8306


Embla at home will come back again, which includes $60 per person (minimum of two). Last snap-lockdown, they offered up spiced beef tartare; vadouvan roast half-chicken; yellow pea, brown rice and okra kitchari; butter lettuce with coriander root dressing; and an eton mess with cumquat, cardamom and pomelo for dessert… so basically, a bunch of delicious dishes to share. You can’t go wrong.
How to order: Call 0455 122 121


Robata is the most recent venture from the San Telmo Group, opening up a Japanese charcoal grill-style restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD. They’re offering dinner boxes that feature a selection of snacks from Robata’s menu such as hand rolls with fresh market fish, chicken thigh yakitori, yaki onigiri and plenty of house-made condiments.

Complete with step by step instruction from Head Chef Stephen Clark to make cooking a breeze, all you have to do is break out the grill and pump the tunes! You can also buy their “Ie de Robata” with two beautiful Sakura cocktails. What more could you want?
How to order: Order via their website!


San Telmo

San Telmo dinner boxes are prepared with love and care, ready for you to cook in your own kitchen. They provide all of the ingredients with easy-to-follow instructions, all you need to do is the fun part. Two delicious boxes are on offer, with delivery available this Saturday and Sunday.
How to order: Order before 5pm for next day delivery, via their website

Cafe Di Stasio

Di Stasio Delivery has been exceptional during all lockdowns. Although it’s hard not to miss the theatrical dine-in experience, why not have yourself some slow-cooked beef with polenta at home?
How to order: Order online via Di Stasio Delivery


Almost the entire menu from Supernormal is available for takeaway (including that lobster roll), so bring that Japanese-ish food hall vibe to you.
How to order: Order via Providoor


Lockdown doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Melbourne’s greatest foodie hits, including all of the cult classics on Maha’s menu. You can order in an a la carte fashion, with a range of dishes to choose from including small dishes, larger dishes and desserts – oh and booze, of course.
How to order: Order via Providoor



Steak sandwiches, piping hot empanadas and plenty more are being cooked up at Asado To Go this weekend. Open from 11am till 9pm every day throughout lockdown for pick up and delivery across surrounding suburbs.
How to order: Order via the website or go past and get some hot empanadas.


The ultimate comfort food: Connie’s New York-style slice shop, situated inside Melbourne’s favourite diver bar, Heartbreaker. Want to eat an 18″ 4 cheese pizza in bed? Same.
How to order: Order online via UberEats

The Everleigh

The Everleigh has a takeaway cocktail window, which means you can go for your nighttime stroll to a bar, and order divine classic cocktails – it’s okay!! It’s a lovely nighttime activity to keep your mind off things.
How to order: You can order takeaway cocktails online for delivery, or just walk on up to their takeaway window, situated under the bar, facing Gertrude Street.

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