The disco ball at Prince of York might not be spinning right now, but the CBD diner and wine bar has made a whole heap of changes to keep Sydney fed, hydrated and in the party spirit, even as coronavirus brings the city to a halt.
As early as last week the venue had created a host of great initiatives in response to the crisis. Alongside its Cook @ Home kits (a variety of boxes packed with handmade pastas and sauces, meats, marinated chicken, and fish fillets from Fish Butchery, it launched Ready to Eat (a selection of restaurant favourites available to takeaway) and – quite possibly our favourite – the Party @ Home package, combining food from Prince of York, drinks from Shorty’s Liquor, and a dinner and dancing soundtrack by Moonshine Music.
The latest innovation comes in the form of a retro yellow van dubbed Little Prince, which will be popping up on streets around Sydney to sell Cook @ Home boxes and other vac-packed goodies. The location of the van will be shared via Prince of York’s Instagram account each day. The idea is to supply goods to different neighbourhoods around the city, and they want your location suggestions.
First stop? The Beach Road Hotel bottle shop in Bondi, from midday today.
Covid-19 (coronavirus) means we’re living in unprecedented and uncertain times. Mass public gatherings are banned and minimal social contact is recommended. If you have concerns about visiting businesses or public spaces, or questions about self-isolation or coronavirus testing, check out the latest updates from NSW Health.