It’s going to take more than a lockdown to stop Melbournians from getting their fix of great food. Some of the city’s all-time favourite restaurants, and some neighbourhood locals, are offering delicious menus for home dining at the moment. 

We rounded up a few of our fave venues, including offerings from Friends of Good Food Month restaurants, to have you spoilt for [culinary] choice this Good Food Month.

Longrain Melbourne

Since 2005 Longrain Melbourne has been serving up incredible modern Thai to eager Melbournans. With its elongated bar, communal tables and open kitchen, food lovers evolved into regulars and Longrain Melbourne became an institution. While Covid is making us all pivot our plans, you can still get your Longrain Melbourne fix via delivery. That’s right; banquets, Thai bites, mains, sides and desserts are all available seven days a week. Just click on the link below and you’ll be feasting on Longrain Melbourne’s contemporary Thai in no time. 

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Matilda 159 Domain

Enjoy the flavours of hatted restaurant, Matilda, at home with their ‘Where there’s smoke there’s fire’ set menu (perfect for two). Famous for food licked by open flame and hot coals, Scott Pickett’s Matilda honours local ingredients and seasonal produce. It’s time to set the table with your good tableware because Matilda’s signature smoky flavours are about to up the ante of your home dining. Available seven days a week during lockdown, just click the link below to elevate your meal this evening.

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Rice Paper Scissors

Crowd fave Rice Paper Scissors pays homage to the hawker dining bars of South East Asia, focussing on shared-eating dishes. So if you’re after a lockdown banquet, you’ve found it. They’re running their at-home service during lockdown within 40km of Melbourne CBD (!), with next day delivery on orders placed before 4 pm. We love the RPS Weekender Box; choose portion sizes, select from five dinner dishes, and then choose breakfast for the next morning. It’s the perfect weekend (or midweek) treat. If you’re thirsty, add on ready-to-drink cocktails – and for sweet tooths, desserts are available too. Just jump on the link below to get ordering.

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Kisumé 

This is your return ticket to Tokyo. Kisumé is Japanese food for the purists – offering balance and technique with every creative mouthful. While sadly, Kisumé’s omakase experience is on hold until lockdown is over, you can get Kisumé to take away. The range includes a deluxe sushi box, a kids option, and even wine. To enjoy the integrity of excellent Japanese cuisine from a team that boasts two chefs hats, see the link below. 

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Gingerboy

Gingerboy has a wealth of dishes to order from so if you’re missing your Eastern-inspired street food, your tastebuds are still able to backpack through Asia in the comfort of your own home. From a banquet feed for four, to master-stock pork belly, to chocolate and Vietnamese coffee mousse with spiced orange and crushed macadamia, Gingerboy has you covered. Check out their full offering via the link below.

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Pud Thai Vs Pho

Pud Thai vs Pho is the dream melding of Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. While the passport is sleeved at the moment, Pud Thai vs Pho will take you to two of the world’s most fragrant food destinations over a takeaway menu of curries, noodles and salads. Vegans and those looking for gluten-free options will be happy with a wealth of options available. Check out the menu via the link below. 

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Potto

Potto‘s ethos is to make food that’s healthy, hearty and hot – which is perfect for a winter lockdown. Cooking for ourselves while staying in often means we make shortcuts on super-nutritious food, but Potto is committed to delivering real food that’s bang-on boosting for your body. Do yourself a solid and satisfy your soul with a bowl of healthy food. Just jump on the link below to check out their full range of wholesome options.     

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Melbourne is the capital of cuisine in Australia, and we’re dedicated to not letting lockdown trample on our tastebuds. From venues where it’s usually tough to bag a table, to casual favourites in your ‘hood, support the industry while giving yourself a great dining experience at home. They’ll love you for it, and your stomach will be pretty damn happy too. 

For more ideas on where to eat – this lockdown and beyond – check out our Friends of Good Food Month page.