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Sydney's most luxurious dining experiences you can have at home

Pull on your fancy pants and indulge in dinner at one of Sydney's best restaurants, without ever leaving the house

Written by
Emily Lloyd-Tait
&
Elizabeth McDonald
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As the city enters another week of lockdown with no clear end in sight, the pantry might be looking a little grim, with dinner prospects sitting at an all-time low. Sure, you could go full Bo Burnham and lose your mind in a small room, surviving on packets of two-minute noodles and dry toast. But we reckon a better solution is to treat yourself with one of Sydney's more luxurious dining experiences, that you can now have delivered to the comfort of your own home. 

Dress up for your dining table because these top-tier restaurants are taking takeaway to fancy new heights.

Looking for something a bit more casual? Check out a bunch of other eateries doing takeaway here.

Sydney's most luxurious dining experiences you can have at home

  • Restaurants
  • Bondi Beach
  • price 2 of 4

The team behind Bondi's Pacific Club are offering their decadent 'at home' experience for all customers who love to celebrate the finer things in life. They’ll be offering some of their signature small plates, snacks or large plates to be delivered straight to their door. The new whole roasted John Dory is a winner, served with warrigal greens, smoked salmon roe and black garlic. Head to their website here to place your order.

  • Restaurants
  • Modern Asian
  • Potts Point
  • price 2 of 4

Ms G's in Pott's Point has been pumping for over a decade now and even a pandemic doesn't seem to be slowing them down. While the menu has been lauded as fancy stoner food, the gimmicks give way to really well made and considered dishes; the infamous cheeseburger spring rolls are of course available for take away but don't go past the steak tartare with prawn crackers (genius) or the chargrilled cauliflower with black garlic miso. Check out the full menu by clicking here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Double Bay

Ok, so when a restaurants menu has the option to filter by price (low to high, please) you know you're in for a luxe time. Saké in Double Bay have made the pivot to takeaway for lockdown and they're not doing anything by halves. Glazed toothfish, delicate sashimi and truffle by the gram? These are just some of the opulent take away options available from this fine dining Japanese establishment, check out the whole offering at their website here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Rose Bay
  • price 2 of 4

Not content with a Dominos Meatlover on classic crust, extra cabanossi and a side of garlic bread (or, you know, whatever) for your takeaway this week? Then go big and bougie and dive into Rose Bay's rather swish restaurant Catalina's seafood box with wanton abandon. 
Sydney rock lobsters, freshly shucked oysters, king prawns and house cured salmon are all good and well – but perhaps you should consider adding a picked and dressed mud crab to really live your best OTT life. Check out the full smorgasbord by clicking here.

  • Restaurants
  • Summer Hill
  • price 2 of 4

While you can't visit this stunningly fitted out Summer Hill favourite right now, the team behind One Penny Red still have you covered for all your fancy pants dining needs. Salt cod fritters, Coffin Bay octopus, smoked glazed beef ribs, need we say more?
Check out the full take away menu and catering options at their website here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Sri Lankan
  • Darlinghurst
  • price 2 of 4

Right now they’re running banquet menus across the venue, and that includes takeaway. Now this is actually good news because the banquets here are amazing value and take the pain out of choosing. For $70pp you get three snacks, your choice of curry, vegetable mullung, rice, dahl, pappadums, sambols and a toffee for dessert. You can also add pre-made curries from their online shop to your order to keep your dream of a Sri Lankan holiday going just a little longer.

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Paddington
  • price 2 of 4

Each day there’s a different up-market takeaway option from the Fish Butchery, the casual offsider to the newly renovated Saint Peter dining room. Half a dozen oysters are always available to really lean into the luxe home life, and then it’s up to you to decide if you want to get fancy on a Wednesday with a baked Balmain bug and cuttlefish rice, Thursday with a hot smoked fish pie or Friday with a native Australian king prawn curry.

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  • Restaurants
  • Enmore
  • price 2 of 4

You can get fancy Middle Eastern street food inside your four walls thanks to the takeaway option at Stanbuli. Start with carby snacks like a silverbeet gozleme, lahmacun, barbecued blue mackerel sandwich or the soft ‘soggy’ beef burgers famous in Istanbul. From there your best bet is to order the mixed grill with kofte, chops, lamb and chicken shish, and then add sides like the cauliflower with tahini, roast carrots and nutty zucchini salad. If it’s not a Turkish feast without hummus, add a mixed dips for a full Bosphorus-style banquet at home.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Sydney
  • price 2 of 4

If your home Cantonese repertoire isn’t up to scratch, let Dan Hong do the heavy lifting with Mr Wong at home. This is seriously high-end Chinese food at home, you don't even have to share the duck pancakes if you don't want to. Get around some crispy fried balmain bugs or some free range char sui pork and don't forget to grab some cocktails to go. Head to their website here to order yours.

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