After launching takeaway from Totti’s and cook-at-home meal boxes from Mr Wong, Totti’s, Bert’s and Vinnie’s Pizza a few weeks ago, Sydney hospitality giant Merivale has added new ways to eat its food during lockdown.

From Friday May 1, Merivale launches full-menu takeaway from Dan Hong-led diner Mr Wong and casual but sophisticated pub The Paddington (and its poultry-leaning sidekick The Chicken Shop). Plus, on Monday May 4 it’ll begin offering pick-up from Coogee Pavilion. As with Totti’s takeaway menu, you’ll be able to get signature dishes and weekly specials. And then, from Wednesday May 6, Merivale will offer delivery from all four restaurants if you live within a 10-kilometre radius.

The new service is expected to re-employee hundreds of Merivale staff, with the business re-enlisting employees who lost work due to the coronavirus shutdown as delivery drivers. Delivery will be available from 5pm to 9pm each weeknight and from 12pm to 3pm on weekends.

As well as topnotch things to eat, each diner will have a selection of wines, pre-batched cocktails and beer available for delivery. More Merivale venues will be added to the takeaway and delivery line-up soon.

“Since the restrictions were introduced, it has been our absolute priority to support our staff, while finding new ways to deliver exceptional food and drink experiences to our guests,” said Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes in a statement. “These new businesses are a testament to the creativity and passion of the Merivale team; I am so proud of their determination to bring them to life and thrilled that we can still be a part of peoples’ lives, especially when they can start visiting friends and family again.”

You can place orders for Mr Wong and The Paddington from 12pm on Friday May 1, with pick-up from 5pm. Orders for Coogee Pavilion open 12pm Monday and delivery for Mr Wong, The Paddington, Coogee Pavilion and Totti’s launches on Wednesday May 6.