Where to dine in
At last, tough restrictions placed on the hospitality industry are beginning to lift further and more restaurants are reopening their doors for table service.
Written by Tayla Kelly
07 June 2020
Staged dining times, set menus and limited capacity are just some of the changes. But nonetheless, venues are excited to re-open and serve up good food and good times to diners once again.
Below are just some of the restaurants and cafes that are getting back into the swing of things.
Home of the OG gluten free donut, nodo. is open across four Brisbane locations – Newstead, CBD, Camp Hill and South Bank. With a range of delicious breakfast and lunch options, as well as a large choice of sweet treats, order takeaway or dine-in with no bookings required. nododonuts.com
The Golden Pig
Located in Newstead, The Golden Pig is reopen with a special banquet style menu. Starting at $75pp, the menu includes a variety of Asian dishes from betel leaf with smoked duck breast, sticky tamarind sauce and grapefruit, to sweet and spicy Korean fried chicken with peanuts. Open Wednesday – Sunday night with limited time slots and spaces available. goldenpig.com.au
Everyone’s favourite pizzeria in Burleigh Heads is back! With a ‘feed me’ menu and two hour dining slot, diners can enjoy the best this bustling restaurant and rooftop has to offer. Online reservations are open and are highly recommended. justinlane.com.au
Three Restaurant Bar and Grill
More than your average bar and grill. Three Restaurant Bar and Grill, Caloundra, offers a contemporary modern Australian menu with a focus on local produce and efficient, friendly service. Open for dinner 7 nights a week. Sunday – Thursday 6pm sitting with 1.5 hours dining time. Friday and Saturday night, two sittings. 6pm to 7:20pm and 7:30pm till 9pm. threecaloundra.com.au
A Touch of Salt
With Queensland entering stage 2 of eased restrictions, Townsville’s award-winning modern Australian restaurant has launched a brand new menu and is ready to serve diners once again. With indoor and outdoor seating for 20 people per area, there are a number of dining times available and seating sessions of up to 2 hours. Reservations can be made via Open Table. atouchofsalt.com.au
New South Wales
Located in Potts Point, Ms. G’s has a playful approach to cooking. Executive chef, Dan Hong and head chef, Paul Donnelly, combine various Asian cuisines with a hint of Americana to create dishes such as their famous cheeseburger spring rolls. Open Wednesday – Thursday from 5pm – 10pm and Friday – Saturday at 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm. Bookings can be made online. merivale.com/venues
Cronulla’s favourite rotisserie chicken shop and bar is open and serving up their simple but amazing, contemporary comfort food. Open from Friday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, and offering set food and beverage menus starting at $120pp. Email [email protected] to secure a table. ccbabcoq.co
Open from 6am – 2pm, North Bondi’s favourite rustic café is back, serving up their delicious breakfast and lunch menu options for dine-in customers. thedepotbondi.com
Hands down the best and crunchiest fried chicken in Sydney. Dine in is back and Thirsty Bird is offering big value meal deals and cheap beers for their Thirsty fam. thirstybird.com.au
Bright pink walls and cacti frequent throughout this vibrant Mexican cantina in the heart of Paddington. Don Pedros is open for dine-in and is ready to serve up their simple but zesty Mexican fare. Half the restaurant has been allocated to online bookings and the other half is available for walk-in customers. donpedros.com.au
This award-winning all-day dining destination in the heart of Melbourne is back. Online reservations are open on a limited schedule, from 7am – 4pm, Monday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is Thursday through Saturday from 5pm – 10pm. 60 minute seating times apply for day and 90 minutes for night. darlinggroup.com.au/venues/higherground
Located in the trendy Chapel Street of Windsor, Melbourne. This popular restaurant, cocktail and wine bar is back and serving up their unique Californian Japanese cuisine. Choose from three different dining options starting at $65pp. For bookings, call 9533 2055 or email [email protected]. morrisjones.com.au
All aboard! This popular train and graffiti themed Melbourne eatery is ready to welcome diners once again. With 4 different dining zones in the venue, Easey’s is able to welcome up to 64 patrons at one time. Due to their popularity, bookings are essential! easeys.com.au
This one-hat bustling bistro in Richmond is back after a 10 week break. Replacing their shared tasting menu with a degustation, Noir is open for bookings on weekends only with two sitting times at 6pm and 8pm. noirrestaurant.com.au
Mr and Mrs P
Fancy a cocktail and a snack? A cosy dinner for two? Or maybe a group dinner? Mr and Mrs P cater to all. This warm and welcoming cocktail bar and kitchen located Brighton is back. Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. Groups of 12 or more can book a private dining experience upstairs, where smaller reservations will be seated downstairs. mrandmrsp.com.au
Australian Capital Territoy
Lolo and Lola
This fantastic little Filipino eatery in the nation’s capital is re-open for indoor dining. Welcoming up to 20 guests at a time, Lolo and Lola are open for dinner only on Wednesday and Thursday from 5pm – 8pm, and lunch and dinner from Friday through to Sunday. loloandlola.com.au
MUST Wine Bar
Russell Blaikie’s MUST Wine Bar in Highgate re-opened June 6 for up to 70 diners with a set 4-course menu for $80pp featuring all the popular MUST classics. Bookings are essential and can be made online. must.com.au
The Hummus Club
Good news Perth, The Hummus Club is back! Experience their Middle Eastern shared menu from Thursday through to Saturday. Limited spaces available so bookings are essential. thehummusclub.com
As of midday June 5, there are no longer any restrictions for the hospitality industry in Northern Territory. For more information, check out their roadmap to the new normal here.
St Albi is back 7 days a week with 5 sittings a day for up to 20 guests. Each sitting has an allocated time of approx. 1.5 hours. The popular bar and eatery in Moonah is fully booked most weekends so bookings are essential. Phone 03 6228 3257 or email [email protected]. st-albi.com
Dine-in at Shobosho. Bookings are now open for dinner from Tuesday – Sunday with set sitting times and lunch bookings available for Friday only from 12pm – 3pm. Choose from two set menus starting at $55pp and $75pp for premium offerings. shobosho.com.au
Adelaide, rejoice! Herringbone is back with their earth-to-table cooking and warm hospitality. Open from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner and Friday for lunch, bookings are essential and limited to 20 people per sitting. herringbonerestaurant.com.au
Nido Bar | Pasta
Nido has re-opened their doors for table service! Lunch bookings are available from Thursday – Saturday, for bookings more than four the $52pp set menu is required. Dinner is available from Wednesday – Saturday with a $78pp set menu for groups of four or more. Table service commences from 5pm with three 1.5 hour sittings. Bookings can be made online. nidobarpasta.com.au
Coccobello is back and dishing up their authentic Italian food. Dine-in on Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30pm to 7pm or 7:15pm onwards. Weekend dining is available with three sittings – 5:00pm to 6:15pm, 6:30pm to 8pm and 8:15pm onwards. Book a quick ‘Dinner al Volo’ on Friday and Saturday at 5pm and enjoy a Piatto Freddo antipasto plate on the house. coccobello.com.au
This popular cocktail bar and pizzeria in Prospect has reopened! Dining is limited so bookings are encouraged, however walk-in diners are welcome from 8:30pm. Serving up good food and cocktails from 4pm – 11pm. anchovybandit.com.au
This list will be updated regularly. If you're a Bidfood customer that is open for dine-in, please email Bidfood Marketing at [email protected]. Please provide as much information as possible, including what it is your business is offering, menus and how to book.
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