Canberra hospitality businesses step up to the challenge

Posted 21 May 2020

Story by CBR Canberra

Canberra hospitality businesses step up to the challenge

The easing of Covid-19 restrictions has begun and now’s the time to support our local businesses.

As many local eateries reopen to trade for 10 patrons, for others, takeaway will remain their preferred method of service until restrictions ease further. From bakeries to cafes, and bars to delis, there’s plenty to choose from.

Now more than ever these businesses need our patronage. Here’s a brief list of options to get your taste buds excited. 

Canberra Eats is a newly founded local business making it easy to order a selection of Canberra’s best restaurant food, delivered to your door.

Husk Bakery (complete with delivery van and Mr Whippy-style soundtrack) has been seen and heard in neighbourhoods like Kambah and Gleneagles, Moncrieff and Casey regularly with a random suburb chosen based on who has had the most requests on facebook.

Roch-Bottom is Bar Rochfords online isolation store delivering takeaway wine and cocktails. From 1 June, they’ll be opening their kitchen to offer a range of takeaway food options.

Amici Bar, City, has set up a makeshift grocery store, so you can now find general grocery items among their delectable sliced meats and cheeses.

Akiba, city, If you live within 30km’s from the city, you are in luck. Akiba has a free delivery on orders over $40 limited offer. Takeaway menus include general menu, value packs, quaran-tinnies menu and drinks. Gift vouchers available for your friends and family too.

Plate of food

Akiba, Canberra City.

Molto, Kingston, owner Carlo Tosolini has given the restaurant over to takeaway, wine and grocery sales. The Molto menu is available for takeaway and the deli is fully stocked with all your favourite Italian essentials.

Pilot, Ainslie, takeaway, delivery, pickles and preserves. The menu will shift gears for a little while, with more accessible home-style food. Keep an eye on their social media.

Three Mills Bakery launched a range of bake-at-home family pies and sausage rolls, almond croissants, danishes, escargot, brownies and cookies, with new items being added regularly.

Agostini’s, Kingston, has an extensive takeaway menu, from antipasti, to housemade pastas, salads, and trademark pizzas, there’s even some delicious cannoli for dessert. Order at (02) 6178 0048 or online, for pick up at East Hotel or delivery to the inner south. UberEats and Deliveroo are also available. Also offering a range of beer, wine and soft drinks as takeaway.

Ostani, Barton, is offering takeaway all day with options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start the day with an egg and bacon roll, and finish with white miso glazed salmon. The drinks list is quite nice too and available for takeaway. Have you tried their Grocery Boxes?

Meating Room, Weston, is open from 4-9pm for takeaway orders only. Pick up, or delivery through Menulog and Deliveroo. Bottled alcohol also available for takeaway.

The District, Crace, is offering takeaway and UberEats, Monday to Friday, from 11am to 9pm, and weekends from 10am to 9pm. New blackboard specials daily also available for takeaway.

Dinner Rush, Narrabundah, has tasty, nutritious homestyle food available to takeaway, from ready-made dinners to sandwiches, cake and coffee. Might be ordering some chicken, honey and mustard sausage rolls ourselves.

Alara’s Turkish Grill House, Dickson, is offering a range of delicious Turkish food for takeaway and home/office deliveries between 11am and 9pm. @alarasturkishgrill

La Rustica, Kingston, will be open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5.30-9pm for takeaway, pick up and delivery. Menu online and they will deliver food, wine and beer to nearby suburbs.

Kiosk, Kingston, will be offering as much of their menu as possible for takeaway and pick-up. Every day around lunch time the takeaway menu will be posted on Kiosk’s Instagram story for people to check out. Orders can be placed in person or over the phone (0424 894 763) for pickup and payment upon collection from 6pm.

Italian and Sons, Braddon, is offering their famous pizza and other signature dishes, pick up only, from 5pm, from Bacaro Wine Room via the laneway. Phone to order. Ready To Cook Meal Kits available too.

Temporada, City, has made much of the menu available to takeaway as possible. Available breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Rebel Rebel, New Acton, has opened the menu up for takeaway options. Nice wine list available for purchase as well.

Dish of food being cut into with knife and fork

Rebel Rebel, New Acton. Photography by Collections from Him

Rizla, Braddon, Takeaway menu featuring Canberra’s best new vintage and cellared Rieslings, side by side with iconic Australian and international producers, Rizla also proudly features many of the region’s other top red and white varietals. Enjoy a relaxed experience that makes drinking wine fun, with the focus on Riesling and matching share-plates designed specifically to pair with the wine list.

Natural Nine, City, has its full Chinese menu available to takeaway.

XO, Narrabundah, offering a pick up takeaway lunch and dinner menu , drinks menu and a special vegetarian menu.

Morning Glory, New Acton, offering a Riding Solo, Share and Drinks takeaway menu available from 7am till 9pm weekdays and weekends between noon and 9pm. Delivery 7 days noon till 9pm.

Bitten Goodfood, Braddon, for speciality supermarket goods and lots of healthy grab-and-go ready meals for freezing. There’s a limited selection on Uber Eats and cafe service in sustainable containers.

Olive at Hawker, Hawker, take your tastebuds on a Mediterranean fling no matter what the time of year. Order your favourite dips, crumbed haloumi, spanakopita or meatballs all to eat in the comfort of your own home.

La Empanada Bakehouse, Gungahlin, is delivering their range of empanadas and waffles, soft drinks and other groceries.

Pho Phu Quoc, Dickson, delivering traditional Vietnamese to local suburbs six days a week from 5.30pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Canberra Magic Kitchen, Kingston, is delivering their delicious vegan meals, cooked with additional herbs and spices to boost immunity during these testing times.

As Nature Intended, Fyshwick, the organic grocer out at Dairy Road, Fyshwick, are doing Facetime shops with customers. Call to make an appointment and someone will walk you through the store. Delivery within reasonable distance is $5 or by agreement or pop out to pick it up kerbside. @AsNatureIntendedCBR

Hansel and Gretel, Phillip, is stocked up with freshly roasted coffee beans. Ring the store on (02) 6282 5009 and they can run your order to your car. Same applies to any coffee cup or food order.

Farrah’s Liquor Collective, Fyshwick, is doing free home deliveries until further notice. They work directly with producers and importers to bring unique and high-quality products to the Canberra market at up to 70 per cent off normal retail prices.

Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan, is offering takeaway from the venue as well. Also offering gift vouchers.

La Baguette by R&M, ANU, in the School of Arts & Design Gallery, is offering takeaway options and gift vouchers. Talk to them about catering too.

Coyote Catering, Fyshwick, can deliver a week’s worth of fresh meals for your family from $16 per adult and $9 per child, up to 12 years, a day. Meals are delivered ready to eat or cook. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

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