Leading Melbourne restaurants' responses to COVID-19 challenge

Here are some of the pick-up and home delivery options available, for diners to continue to enjoy their favourite restaurants from the comfort of their own home

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Ishizuka's luxuriant bento box

Composed of the highest-grade Australian and Japanese produce, Ishizuka’s limited-edition bento box is now available in two sizes for patrons to enjoy luxury dining in the comfort of their own home. The Single Layer Bento is available for $150, accommodating one to two diners (10 available per day), and the Premium Bento caters for three to four diners, with only one available per day, for $255. Pick-up is available from Wednesday to Sunday, between 3pm–7pm and preorders are essential. 


Basement level b01/139 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

More details: Email or call (03) 8594 0895 


Image credit: Jana Langhorst 

Pantry essentials from D.O.C Deli

D.O.C Deli stocks high-quality, artisan Italian imports and local produce, including a wide variety of pastas, pasta sauces, cheeses, salumi, antipasto, baked goods, spreads and tinned goods. Customers can browse and shop for pantry essentials at D.O.C Deli at their Carlton and Mornington locations.

D.O.C Deli330 Lygon St, Carlton 

D.O.C Deli22 Main St, Mornington

More details: Call (03) 9347 8482 for D.O.C Deli Carlton, and (03) 5977 0988 for D.O.C Deli Mornington

D.O.C Espresso Carlton and D.O.C Pizza Carlton, Mornington and Southbank expand their takeaway menus

Those looking to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort of their home can look forward to expanded takeaway menus from D.O.C Espresso Carlton and D.O.C Pizza in Southbank, Carlton and Mornington. The takeaway options include popular favourites from the different venues that travel well, ensuring customers can enjoy the best of D.O.C, wherever they might be. Dishes on the D.O.C Espresso menu include a range of freshly made piadinas, foccacias, panini, pastas, salads and dessert. D.O.C Pizza takeaway menus vary across locations to include salumi boards, pizzas, salad and lasagne. 

D.O.C Espresso, 326 Lygon St, Carlton

D.O.C Pizza & Mozzarella Bar295 Drummond St, Carlton

D.O.C Pizza & Mozzarella Bar SouthbankTenancy 7, 6 Riverside Quay

D.O.C Deli Mornington, 22 Main St, Mornington

The extended takeaway menus can be found here:

More details: Call (03) 9347 8482 for D.O.C Espresso; (03) 9347 2998 for D.O.C Pizza Carlton; (03) 9686 2780 for D.O.C Southbank; and (03) 5977 0988 for D.O.C Deli Mornington


Tipico Passata

Tipico brings the taste of Italy home

Windsor’s favourite Italian local Tipico has created take-home packs for those wanting to bring the restaurant experience home. The team is offering single servings of dry pasta with a choice of sugo or norma sauce for $15; vacuum- sealed beef cheek or duck ragu with dry pasta, feeding two people for $20; and take-home lasagne that feeds two for $30. Lasagne orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Arrange to pick up from the restaurant or for a $5 delivery fee, Tipico will personally deliver orders to surrounding suburbs including Malvern, South Yarra and Armadale.


242 High St, Windsor VIC 3181

More details: Email or call (03) 9089 0768 


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D.I.Y Dining from Punch Lane and Saint Urban, plus wine to-go coming soon

Available from Monday, 23 March, the team behind Melbourne's iconic Punch Lane and Richmond's Saint Urban has created a bespoke menu of takeaway meals for pick up or home delivery. In addition, the venues are offering pantry staples such as chicken stock, fresh gnocchi and smoked tomato Napoli sauce. For a $5 fee, anyone living within 5km of Punch Lane and Saint Urban can have Punch Lane's steak sandwich, beef bourguignon, hiramasa kingfish crudo and more delivered straight to their door. Please note, select meals can be kept for up to five days or frozen for later. In-house, wine to-go is on the cards and updates will be shared soon.

Punch Lane

43 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Saint Urban

213 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121

More details: Call (03) 9639 4944 or email


Pinchy's crab taco, avocado mousse, spicy tomato salsa

Pinchy's will let Melburnians bring the sea home 

For the first time, Pinchy's Champagne and Lobster Bar will be offering take-away options on its menu for customers to collect. 

Pinchy’s Champagne and Lobster Bar

Level 1/200 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

More details: Via Pinchy’s website


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Estelle's home delivery and pick-up options 

Scott Pickett’s Northcote neighbourhood icon Estelle is offering pick-up options and non-contact home delivery for those within a 3-km radius. The changing menu will feature Estelle classics such as lobster bisque with lemon myrtle Chantilly; hand-cut wagyu bolognese pasta; and a four-cheese toasted sandwich for guests to enjoy without leaving the house.


243–245 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

More details: Visit, call (03) 9489 4609 or email


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Lupo's home delivery and pick-up options 

Lupo invites guests to enjoy its Italian fare with a range of menu options available for pick-up or non-contact home delivery within a 3-km radius. Dishes will include squid ink mafaldine, hand-rolled macaroni, ricotta gnocchi, and a classic salumi plate of prosciutto, mortadella, salami, lonzo and pickles. 


300 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

More details: Visit, call (03) 9419 2202 or email


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Matilda's home delivery and pick-up options 

Fans of South Yarra's restaurant Matilda living within a 3-km radius can indulge in its modern Australian cuisine without leaving the house. Guests can order the smoked lamb ribs, Humpty Doo barramundi, Fraser Island spanner crab and more, with non-contact home delivery and pick-up options available. 


159 Domain Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141

More details: Visit, call (03) 9089 6668 or email



Windsor favourite Neptune Food and Wine is offering locals the option to pick-up pasta or dine-in. For pick-up, the venue is offering 120g of dried rigatoni and spaghetti for $5, which can be paired with a choice of Napoli (vegetarian) or Ragu for $6, feeding two people. All pasta from the menu can also be prepared for pick-up for $20. For those dining in, Neptune will be serving Pasta, Wine + Dolci for $25 every night, aside from Mondays, in addition to the à la carte menu.

Neptune Food and Wine

212 High St, Windsor VIC 3181

More details: Call (03) 9533 2827


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Tokyo Tina on Deliveroo

Those craving Japanese can place delivery orders from Tokyo Tina as usual via Deliveroo.

Tokyo Tina

66A Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181

More details: Call (03) 9525 2774

Hanoi Hannah

Hanoi Hannah in Windsor, Richmond and Elsternwick are offering customers the option to place an order for pick-up via the venue's new online ordering platform, which includes curated Family Packs. You can now receive 10% off your online order via this link until 30 April. Delivery is also available from Hanoi Hannah Express Lane in Windsor as usual via Deliveroo. Delivery is also available from Hanoi Hannah Express Lane in Windsor as usual via Deliveroo.

Hanoi Hannah Vol II306 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, VIC 3185 

Hanoi Hannah New QuarterGround Level/79 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121

Hanoi Hannah Express Lane186 High Street Windsor 3181

More details: Call (03) 9939 3528 for Vol II; (03) 8391 1388 for New Quarter; or (03) 9939 5181 for Express Lane


Horn Please (Image credit: Peter Tarasiuk)

Mrs Singh, Daughter In Law and Horn Please

Mrs Singh, Daughter In Law and Horn Please have extended their takeaway menus: 

  •   Horn Please is offering 30% off Jessi Singh's signature curries served with rice, available for pick-up
       only from 4pm.
  •   Daughter In Law is offering 30% off pick-up orders of Jessi Singh's signature curries served with rice
       from 4pm. Melburnians can also order curries for kerbside delivery within a reasonable distance from
       Daughter In Law from 5pm. Delivery is free for orders over $50 or $5 per delivery under $50.
  •   Mrs Singh is offering 30% off pick-up orders of Jessi Singh's signature curries served with rice from
       4pm. Also on offer is an isolation pack, which includes a six-pack of Kingfisher beer or a bottle of red
       alongside butter chicken, dhal, rice and naan for $50. Customers can enjoy 30% off curries and rice
       with any wine/beer delivery. Delivery within a reasonable distance from Mrs Singh is available from
       5pm and is free for orders over $50 or $5 per delivery under $50.

All orders are to be placed and paid for over the phone. 

Mrs Singh88 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Daughter In Law37–41 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Horn Please167 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

More details: Call (03) 9654 6526 for Mrs Singh; (03) 9242 0814 for Daughter In Law; or (03) 9497 8101 for Horn Please 

Samuel Pepys Wine Merchant
Northcote gem Samuel Pepys Wine Merchant is open every day from midday until 9pm and is also offering delivery through Deliveroo and UberEats to ensure you do not have to practice social distancing sober. With a focus on local, organic and sustainable producers, Samuel Pepys has more than 400 wines and 200 varieties of spirits, as well as beer, cider and softies, all of which can be paired with Bonilla a la Vista crisps forming the perfect solo aperitif. Also not to be missed is the Samuel Pepys website, which boasts wine and gift vouchers and free delivery for orders over $250. 

Samuel Pepys Wine Merchant96 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

More details: please call (03) 9481 2449 

Bomba Booze Club
Bomba Booze Club allows you to travel to Spain without leaving the house. Head Sommelier and Hispanophile, Shane Barrett, has curated the best of Spanish wine so you can explore different Spanish regions at home. Wine enthusiasts can make one-off purchases of specific drops through the Contiki Tour (mixed half dozen) for $140 or the Busabout Tour (mixed dozen) for $240.

Bomba103 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

More details: Call (03) 9650 5778


Marameo's squid ink spaghetti (Image credit: Kristoffer Paulsen)

Dine at home with Carolina Group's 'Signature Collections'

Restaurateur Joe Mammone's Il Bacaro, Bar Carolina and Marameo venues are offering 'Signature Collection' menus for patrons to enjoy in the comfort of their own home. Delivery is available for orders over $100 within three kilometres of the respective venue. All orders will be taken via phone only. Across the Group, wine is also available for takeaway.


Il Bacaro

Primi: Cagliata, pomodoro, basilica (goats curd, heirloom tomato, basil, charcoal ciabatta crumble); Tartare 

di manzo (beef tartare, pine mushroom, egg yolk, red onion, potato chip, bone marrow brûlee); Calamari 

St Andrea (shallow-fried calamari, rocket, balsamic dressing); Crudo di ricciola (kingfish crudo, black garlic, finger lime, sea herbs, cucumber air); Salumi misti del giorno (selection of cold cuts of the day) 

Secondi: Spaghettini, Moreton bay bugs, “olio visadi”, garlic, chilli, rocket; Ricotta & pear tortelli, pea, asparagus, pecorino chips; Pappardelle, goat ragu, broad bean, walnut puree; 300g Wagyu rump, pickled radish, seeded mustard; Fish of the day 

Contorni: Patate al forno (potatoes, marjoram, pecorino, garlic); Insalata di rucola (rocket and shaved fennel salad, orange, chardonnay vinaigrette)

Dolci: Agave nectar cheesecake, crystallised violet, crème fraîche, pop rocks, fairy floss

Il Bacaro

168–170 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

More details: Call (03) 9654 6778


Bar Carolina 

Antipasti: Crocchette (taleggio cheese, leek, walnut cream); Fiori di zucca (fried zucchini flower, buffalo mozzarella, broad bean); Burrata (toasted bread, spicy spreadable salami, fresh burrata); Tagliere di salumi (salumi platter, gnocco fritto, Parmigiano Reggiano); Fritto misto (calamari, rockling, prawns, fried vegetables)

Pasta: Ravioli all'anatra (duck-filled ravioli, grappa, cherries, burnt butter); Pappardelle al coniglio (long pasta, braised rabbit, artichoke, truffle pecorino); Spaghetti con cicale di mare (spaghetti, Moreton Bay bugs, cherry tomatoes, chilli); Pappardelle al porcini (long pasta, porcini mushroom ragu)

Secondi: Barramundi in Crosta (wild barramundi baked in a herb-salted crust, witlof, walnut and apple salad); Pollo alla diavola (spicy spatchcock, charred heirloom cucumber, radish, chickpea and sesame salad); Tagliata di manzo (200g Sher Wagyu rump cap, salsa verde, roasted onion potato gratin)

Contorni: Insalata Carolina (fennel, orange, radicchio, rocket salad); Fries; Broccolini, seasonal vegetables 

Dolci: Traditional tiramisu

Bar Carolina 

44 Toorak Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

More details: Call (03) 9820 9774



Antipasto: Selection of salumi, gnocco fritto; Burrata, heirloom tomato, basil, pine nuts; Calamari, prawns, capsicum, chilli

Pasta: Spaghetti cacio e pepe; Risotto, porcini mushroom, thyme; Squid ink spaghetti, WA blue swimmer crab, chilli, tomato, fish roe; Cavatelli, pork sausage, broccoli; Reginette, rabbit, hazelnuts, pecorino

Main: Cone Bay barramundi, zucchini, mint, capers; Grilled spatchcock, mustard, rainbow chard

Insalata + verdura: Rocket, pear, parmesan, poppy seeds; Grilled broccolini, garlic, chilli, almonds; Potato chips, herb seasoning

Dessert: Bigné, white chocolate mousse, salted caramel; Selection of three cheeses


6 Russell Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

More details: Call (03) 9639 7822