If there's one thing that's getting Canberra chefs through this lockdown it's the support of local diners. It's hard to keep track of things, from my end, with special deals and dinners selling out as soon as they hit social media.
As we head into another two weeks of lockdown, at least, we'll keep updating our list.
Across Canberra venues have shifted into takeaway menus, wine deliveries and other deals to keep you fed and watered.
Here are a few we've heard about already and we'll update it as we hear of more. Stay tuned to everyone's social media to find the deal of the day. Support local.
- If you're a restaurant or cafe and you'd like to be added to the list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman Group, Canberra
Our favourites from Chairman Yip and Lanterne Rooms are now available from Thursday to Sunday. Pick up and delivery to limited suburbs.
Otis Dining Hall, Barton
Click and collect menu includes "Sommelier at home" wine tasting experience, "Cook at home" interactive cooking experience, "Take and shake cocktails" from the bar and pantry items.
Open seven days from 11.30am until 9pm for takeaway and home delivery to selected suburbs. Their popular Caramaple liquor is also available.
The Rizla@home takeaway menu ranges from kids meals to deluxe night in gift packs for two. Wine can be included.
No Biggie Meals, Canberra
One of the success stories of lockdown part one, was this ready-made meal service that supported local kitchens. Order by 4pm Friday for pick up on Sunday.
Lazy Su, Braddon
Always hard to get a booking here so last time takeaway proved extra popular. Full takeaway menu available.
Wild Panda, City
Open seven days serving authentic spicy Sichuan noodles and dumplings to Canberrans. Their liberal use of spices and explosive flavors are exactly what Canberra needs during lockdown. Take 20% off when ordering in store, order on wildpanda.com.au, or phone orders 0408 579 666.
Open for takeaway, every night but Sunday. Breads, pasta, mains, pizza and desserts. Daily specials too so keep an eye on socials
Open from Tuesday to Sunday for dinner 5.30-9.30pm and Thursday to Sunday for lunch, delivering the full menu including alcohol. Adding new items and specials, so keep an eye out. Delivering to the Inner North, Inner South, Woden Valley, Weston Creek and some suburbs in Tuggeranong.
Just over the border! Open from Wednesday to Sunday for lunch noon-2pm and dinner 5.30-9.30pm, delivering the full menu including alcohol. Adding new items and specials, so keep an eye out. Delivering to Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and Googong.
Ever changing menu available as takeaway, pick-up and delivery within 10km radius. Get in quick, as this one will be popular.
Operating normal hours with the full menu available for takeaway. Best place for egg and bacon roll.
Dumpling Social, Phillip
Open seven days serving innovative dumplings and creative Asian dishes to the Woden Valley region. Discover a variety of new dishes such as tom yum dumplings, truffle mushroom dumplings, cauliflowers, and always get the duck fried rice. Take 20 per cent off when you order in store, online at dumplingsocial.com.au , or phone to order 0409 246 888
Marble and Grain, Braddon
Doing breakfasts and an all-day menu of all the favourites. From a bowl of cereal to slow-braised beef cheeks.
Indian Affair, Phillip
All the favourites from a full takeaway menu. Dinner, Monday to Saturday.
Paranormal Wines, Campbell
Operating as takeaway only, from 5pm. All bottles and snacks available.
Takeaway menu available. Feed the family with pizza, pasta, mains and desserts. Super kids menu as well.
Edgar's Inn, Ainslie
Open from 7am for your morning coffee. Pick up menu available as well, with all the Edgar's favourites.
Takeaway menu available. Can't beat the barbecued birds and a couple of salads.
Three Mills Bakery, Canberra
Keeping you stocked with sourdough so you don't have to resort to making it yourself. Contactless home delivery from August 16. Majura and Fyshwick cafes open for takeaway.
Italian and Sons, Braddon
Takeaway menu in house and sauces and pasta from Ainslie IGA. Pizzas, pasta, mains and dessert.
Mocan and Green Grout, New Acton
Full takeaway menu and coffee available. Ready meals on their way, too.
The Italian Place, Braddon
The restaurant is closed but enjoy The Italian Place at home, as the deli remains open for fresh pasta, groceries, vino and more.
Super Bao, Dickson
Open for takeaway and delivery will start on August 13. Full menu available.
Lake George Winery, Lake George
Stock the cellar with this tasting pack from Lake George Winery. Contactless next-day delivery. Includes all six wines on the tasting menu and a glass. $170. Order here.
Amici Wine Bar and Deli, City
Open 4pm to 8pm for takeaway and delivery of pizza, platters, wine, meats and cheeses.
Full menu available for takeaway, from 4pm to 8pm.
Dosa Hut, City
The restaurant is under new management and Manjula and Nathaniel are switching to home delivery. They will deliver anywhere in Canberra, with a minimum order of $50 with $10 delivery fee. If you are hungry for more, all orders above $100 will enjoy free delivery. Contactless pick up also available. Call 6119 8088 to place orders.
Bollywood Masala, Kingston
Takeaway and delivery from the full restaurant menu.
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