Sydney’s Best Take Out – Now With A Side Of Robb Report

We’ve partnered with some of the city’s best eateries – to highlight their brilliant new at-home dining options and to add some decent reading to the experience.

By Robb Report Staff 17/04/2020

Australian hospitality is doing it tough – said a man who speaks in acutely obvious sentences.

And yet the situation that blankets the industry has also led to a show of incredible resilience and camaraderie – many pushing ahead and finding a sense of positivity and purpose as they reposition and pivot to accessible measures that’s seen the launch of take away menus, nightly meal kits or boxed basics.

It delivers viability and maintains visibility – something we thought we could assist with, given our platform and that many of these moves are being made by some of our favourite eateries, our friends.

For a few weeks now we’ve been working with a growing number of establishments – to not only help drive a spotlight over their new offerings, but to also deliver a side of Robb Report goodness and escapism with ordered meals. Yes, we’re proud to work with the below in making sure you’re aware of what’s on offer and to add copies of our new, redesigned autumn issue to the experience.

Please support your local as best you can during these times – and see below the friends we’re working with to drive attention their way and offer a taste of Robb Report.

Icebergs (Bondi)

Bondi’s famed Icebergs is offering take-away to coincide with a range of digital events, think a choice of “almost-ready” spaghetti sauced in wild-boar ragù or ziti with braised bitter greens, or the ‘Iceburger’ complete with fries. Drinks are taken care of with pre-batched Negronis and Vesper Martinis arriving in keepsake pouches. All pick-ups will be from sister-restaurant Cicciabella which is also selling wine, housemade pasta and heat-and-eat dinners for two. idrb.com

The Fish Butchery / Saint Peter (Paddington)

Our 2019 Sydney Culinary Master and rising international chef, Josh Niland, is offering nightly dinner kits as part of a changing menu that means being able to plate up some of the best seafood dishes in the country at home. Pre-order a must via the website. fishbutchery.com.au

Pilu (Freshwater) 

The long-running Italian fine-diner of Sydney’s northern beaches is now available at home. Pick up a family sized lasagna made by one of the best, pair it with a 2018 Malenchini Chianti and call it a night. Doing your bit won’t taste much better. Pre-order now on 9938 333;  pilu.com.au/

Bistro Rex (Potts Point) 

The modern French brasserie is offering an abbreviated menu that hasn’t cut any heightened allure – the likes of 30g of caviar, steak frites and an apple tarte tatin proving isolation can be indulgent. Order for pick up and local delivery on 02 9332 2100; bistrorex.com.au/

The Roosevelt (Potts Point)

Taking its cues from an era of long liquid lunches, The Roosevelt is offering both its food and drinks delivered to your door. Grab yourself lamb shank with truffle polenta, key lime pie with meringue and a takeaway cocktail pack to mix the perfect Manhattan. Call to order on 0423 203 119; theroosevelt.com.au

Catalina (Rose Bay)

The Italian influenced fine diner is offering its seafood-focused menu for pick up or home delivery. Grab yourself some oysters, Cone Bay bay Barramundi in prosciutto and a prawn tagliatelle with something inspired from their wine list. Call well in advance to order on 02 9371 0555; catalinarosebay.com.au

Efendy (Balmain)

The Turkish stalwart is serving up its lentil soup and helping those in need by doing so for free. They are also packaging up menus into single or family feasts. Take-away and delivery both available. 02 9810 5466; efendy.com.au

Huxton’s (Bronte)

This standout neighbourhood café is offering healthy style home-cooking to your door with a broad range of mains, salads, and weekly specials available for delivery and pick-up. 9389 0335; Huxtonsatbronte.com.au

Barbetta/Cipri (Paddington)

Barbetta (also operating for neighbouring Cipri) is plating up the perfect local Italian, with a range of antipasti, classic pastas, and comforting mains, like pork and veal meatballs. It’s also acting as a grocer for pasta sauces, pre-made arancini and dried pasta. Drop in or call to order. 02 9331 0088; barbetta.com.au/

Piccolina (Hunters Hill)

This is the quintessential local Italian cafe. And through this shut-down period will be providing home-style meals from their table to yours. They are also sharing bolognese sauce and other pantry essentials. Order 24 hours ahead via the website. piccolinahuntershill.com.au

Pasta Emilia (Surry Hills)

Home delivery of dinner and wine, pasta sauces and even a kid’s menu. The cantina at Riley Street is also open to buy wine, fresh pasta and sauces. Order online. emilia.com.au/

We will continue to expand and highlight those we’re working with both here and hopefully in Melbourne in the coming weeks. Please know magazines are limited and offered on a first serve basis.

Stay home with good food and Robb Report.

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