In the middle of lockdown, every venue has had to change the way it does business, but none more so than fine diners. Unlike take-home-friendly pizzerias or kebab joints, Melbourne’s high-end restaurants have had to re-write their menus from scratch. Even the old dogs, such as Florentino and Cafe di Stasio, have had to learn some new tricks. And the offerings at newer restaurants, such as Sunda and Amaru, are so good we’re hoping takeaway fine dining will stick around after lockdowns become a socially distant memory.
These are the fine diners with the best takeaway menus. When you order from one of these places, make an evening of it: dress up, lay out a tablecloth, and bust out the good china. In the midst of quarantine, there’s perhaps no better way to celebrate a special occasion or just forget about the world for a bit.