After government restrictions on non-essential services were brought in to curb the spread of coronavirus in March, Melbourne settled into a new reality.

Picking up and ordering in became the new dining out, as some of the city’s best venues adapted with creativity and innovation. And while we can head out to our favourite restaurants again now, many are still doing dishes to-go.

If you’re heading out, check out our live lists of the cafes and restaurants that are welcoming diners back in.

But if you’re staying in, find our editor’s top takeaway picks from the past few weeks below.

Menus, pricing and availability may have changed since these stories first appeared – check in with the restaurant for more information.