So the saying goes, the best chefs enjoy nurturing people – offering care and sustenance to make the body strong and the heart warm. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many Melbourne restaurants are this week offering non-contact home delivery services, supplying pasta sauces, take-home lasagne, slow cooked ribs, Humpty Doo barramundi, discounted wine and more.

in case you may have forgotten, the world still is indeed your oyster – and we can buy electronically! As the supermarket shelves this week appear all but emptied, we recommend a decent bottle of plonk (for the anti oxidants), a good movie and some fine bites to share at home with your loved ones. Jump on the phone or web and support your local community establishment. They need your care also!

Here are just a handful of restaurant offerings announced this week:

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 three kilometres radius. The changing menu will feature Estelle classics such as lobster bisque with lemon myrtle Chantilly, hand-cut wagyu bolognaise pasta, and a four cheese toasted sandwich for guests to enjoy without leaving the house.

More details: Visit, call (03) 9489 4609 or email
Estelle, 243-245 High St, Northcote, Victoria

Ishizuka’s luxuriant bento box

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 from the comfort of their own home. The Single Layer Bento is available for $150, accomodating 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.

More details: Email or call (03) 8594 0895
Ishizuka, basement level b01/139 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Tipico brings the taste of Italy home

Tipico brings the taste of Italy home
For those who want to bring the restaurant experience home, Windsor’s favourite Italian local Tipico is selling it’s Sugo jar for $10 and introducing a $30 take-home lasagne that feeds two. 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.

More details: Email or call (03) 9089 0768
Tipico, 242 High St, Windsor, Victoria

Matilda’s home delivery and pick up options
Fans of South Yarra’s restaurant Matilda living within a three kilometre 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.

More details: Visit, call (03) 9089 6668 or email
Matilda, 159 Domain Rd, South Yarra, Victoria

Lupo’s home delivery and pick up options

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

More details: Visit, call (03) 9419 2202 or email
Lupo, 300 Smith St, Collingwood, Victoria

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