Melbourne: here’s 5 days of takeaway

12th February 2021 | Eativity editors

Only yesterday, we were feeling all chipper for Melbourne’s hospitality industry and then – bang – another five-day stage 4 lockdown has been announced. Just in time for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day, no less. But fed-up Melburnians can still be well-fed and have their local hospos’ backs while they’re at it. Here’s a choice menu of tasty ideas to get you through the next five days. There are both pick-up and home-delivery options so you can safely support the Melbourne hospitality industry, from single dishes for snacking to banquets for those celebrating Valentine’s Day from home.

Amaru

Contemporary Australian restaurant Amaru will be offering its #Amarufortwo take-home options for collection or delivery this Saturday. Call them on 03 9822 0144 for details.
Available: Saturday, February 13
Order via: 03 9822 0144

Tipico

Say “I love you” with a Valentine’s Day Italian feast from Tipico. The “Heat and Eat Love Pack” includes burrata with charred nectarine, kingfish crudo with lemon-infused mascarpone, pickled beetroot and chilli jam, gnocchi with duck leg ragu, orange infused pangrattato, insalata verde and chocolate mousse with raspberry puree and hazelnut crumble. The pack (feeds two) for $75, and you can add a bottle of bubbles for an extra $25.
Available: Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 between 12 and 8pm
Order via: this website

Embla

Embla will be offering its lockdown delivery menu just a little bit fancier for Valentine’s Day, with a few food and booze add-ons to improve your prospects of romance. Purchase available via their website, with the option for delivery or pick-up on Sunday morning.
Available: Sunday, February 14
Order via: the Embla website

Longrain

Perfectly balancing the four essential elements of South-East Asian cooking — hot, sour, salty and sweet — Melbourne stalwart Longrain is now available for home delivery through Providoor. All of Longrain’s classics are available to enjoy from the couch, including its iconic betel leaf dish, banana leaf-wrapped ocean trout, panang curry and more. Those after a Thai Valentine’s Day feast can add wine or a Thai-style tiramisu to their order, or try the vegan banquet for two. 
Available: Sunday (Feb 14). Delivery cut-off is 4pm this Saturday
Order via: Providoor

Estelle

Northcote favourite Estelle can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, with its classic dishes available for home delivery all weekend via Providoor. Expect Estelle classics like Mooloolaba prawn skewers, Parwan Valley lamb shoulder, house-made mafaldine pasta and more. To treat someone special at home this Valentine’s Day, Estelle’s decadent seafood basket for two can also be delivered, featuring prawn skewers, Hervey Bay scallops, herb-crusted salmon fillets, a side and a dessert.
Available: Sunday (Feb 14 ). Delivery cut-off is 4pm this Saturday
Order via: Providoor

Tokyo Tina

Fortunately, Tokyo Tina has just upgraded to “take-home dinner” experiences. Pick-up and delivery is available from your favourite Japanese disco dining venue, Tuesday to Sunday. 
Available: Tuesday to Sunday
Order via: the Tokyo Tina website 

Hanoi Hannah Express Lane

Hanoi Hannah Vol. II is available every day for takeaway and collection. Order via their website for collection and via Deliveroo or Uber Eats for delivery.
Available: 7 days a week
Order via: the Hanoi Hannah website

Rustica Sourdough

Collect your Valentine’s Day breakfast or lunch from Rustica’s South Yarra cafe, including its award-winning baked delights and accompaniments, along with your choice of a bottle of rose or prosecco for $80. (The breakfast and lunch options serve two and are for collection only this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.)
Available:
Valentine’s day breakfast offer is available this weekend, with the regular takeaway menu available Monday to Sunday next week. 
Order via: (03) 9804 7654.

Mr Brownie Rooftop Hotel

For Valentine’s Day, the takeaway menu includes General Tso Cauliflower, Nachos of Motherland, Butter Chicken, Lamb Vindaloo, Dal, Coconut Veg Curry, along with pickle, papadums, raita, and gulab jamun for dessert. The $149 package for two also includes a bottle of Moet Rose.
Available:
Valentine’s Day menu available on Sunday, with the regular takeaway menu available every day next week. 
Order via: the Mr Brownie website. Free delivery within 5kms, $10 beyond the 5km radius

Daughter In Law

Daughter In Law’s Valentine’s Day menu ticks all the boxes, featuring a selection of street food, dishes from the tandoor, a thali plate and a sweet treat. Expect oysters, “balls of happiness” (gol gappa), Colonel Tso’s cauliflower, tandoori chicken, unauthentic butter chicken and more. The full menu will also be available for delivery and takeaway on Saturday, with 20% discount applied for pick-up throughout the weekend. 
Available: Saturday and Sunday. 
Order via: the Daughter In Law website 

Horn Please

This Valentine’s Day, Indian food-lovers can order a meal for two priced at $90, which includes samosa chaat, General Tso cauliflower, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, lamb curry, dal, rice, naan and finish with gulab jamun for dessert. The meal also includes a bottle of red or white. The regular menu will also be available for delivery and takeaway through the lockdown.
Available: Saturday to Wednesday 
Order via: the Horn Please website 

400 Gradi

400 Gradi will be keeping bellies full during lockdown. Dinner decisions are made easy with pick-up and delivery options across Essendon, Eastland and Brunswick. 

Gradi Brunswick and Zero Gradi 
Hours: open for takeaway only every day (12 midday to 10pm)

Gradi Essendon 
Hours: every day (5.00pm – 9.00pm)

Gradi Eastland
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, Wednesday (5pm to 9pm)
Order via: 400 Gradi website or Uber Eats

Gradi Mercato Supermarket

Conjuring rural Italian markets, Gradi Mercato features a curated selection of authentic meals, deli items and groceries. Shop online with pick-up and delivery available or visit in-store – where the woodfire oven is burning and the team is serving pizza to go.
Available: every day 7 days a week (9am to 9pm) 
Order via: the Gradi Mercato website 

Bistro Gitan

The Reymond family’s famous lockdown meals are back! This Valentine’s Day, try the hamper for two priced at $180 which includes salmon gravlax, rye crisp, horseradish cream and pickles; salt-baked beetroot, witlof and macadamia; Parisienne gnocchi with spinach and pine nuts; crumbed orange roughy with fennel salad and tartare sauce; roast spatchcock with mustard crust, cabbage, bacon, pepper and verjuice sauce; potato gratin; and pave au chocolate, raspberry coulis and Basque cheesecake with strawberries to finish. 
Available: Valentine’s hamper is available for delivery on Saturday and Sunday to the following area codes: 3206, 3004, 3002, 3143, 3182, 3121, 3183, 3184, 3181, 3141, 3186, 3142, 3144, 3145, 3205, 3122, 3066, 3101, 3065, 3067, 3068. 
Order via: (03) 98675853 or by emailing info@bistrogitan.com.au

Frédéric

Frederic’s Couples Hamper ($170) includes sweet corn madeleines with blue swimmer crab and Yarra Valley caviar; snapper ceviche, cucumber, celery, jalapeno and dill mayonnaise; grilled king prawn with sauce grenobloise (2 pieces per person); Frederic heirloom tomato salad with whipped feta and olive tapenade; duck breast with kipfler potato ecrase, raspberry pickled shallots and hazelnut duck jus; dark chocolate mousse with cherry ripe; and broken strawberry cheesecake with brown butter crumb and fresh blackberry.
Available: Valentine’s hamper is available for delivery on Saturday and Sunday to the following area codes: 3206, 3004, 3002, 3143, 3182, 3121, 3183, 3184, 3181, 3141, 3186, 3142, 3144, 3145, 3205, 3122, 3066, 3101, 3065, 3067, 3068. 
Order via: (03) 9089 7224 or by emailing hello@frederic.com.au

L’Hôtel Gitan

L’Hôtel Gitan’s Couples Hamer ($160) includes ricotta and spinach ravioli and French butter; tuna Niçoise with burnt tomato, kalamata, kipfler potatoes, herb gribiche, cos lettuce and radish; chicken ballotine with duxelle farce, sweet onion and mushroom fricassee; beef porterhouse with green peppercorn sauce, duck fat thyme potatoes and broccolini; witlof salad with orange segments, zucchini ribbons, cucumber and orange vinaigrette; raspberry and chocolate layered meringue cake and chocolate cremeux; and creme fraiche crushed berry Chantilly with chocolate sauce.
Available: Valentine’s hamper is available for delivery on Saturday and Sunday to the following area codes: 3206, 3004, 3002, 3143, 3182, 3121, 3183, 3184, 3181, 3141, 3186, 3142, 3144, 3145, 3205, 3122, 3066, 3101, 3065, 3067, 3068. 

Order via: (03) 9999 0990 or by emailing info@lhotelgitan.com.au

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