With recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, Lower North Shore residents (and the rest of Australia) are under a shutdown. This means that, along with the numerous other interruptions to your normal life, you also will not be allowed to dine in restaurants to prevent further spread of the virus. 

The alternatives are clear: takeaways and home deliveries. To make the transition from going-out-everyday to staying-at-home-for-quite-a-while easier, we’ve compiled a list of 10 awesome Lower North Shore restaurants and cafes that offer takeaway and deliveries. 

Four Frogs

Lane Cove

This charming French restaurant has made it easy for its loyal customers to continue enjoying crepes and galettes with their takeaway menu. Are you a cone or a box person? Let them know!

Hours: Sundays – 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Tuesdays to Thursdays – 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM; Fridays – 11:00 AM to 10 PM; Saturdays – 7:30 AM to 10 PM. Closed on Mondays.  
Phone: +61 2 9420 3944

Khao Pla


There’s no time like now to enjoy a good Pad Thai. Khao Pla knows this, which is why they kept their Chatswood branch open for takeaway at their normal hours, and delivery at dinner time. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Delivery 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Phone: +61 2 9412 4978

Fourth Village 


Fourth Village is a hybrid grocery and restaurant. They’ve taken the necessary precautions to keep social distancing at their grocery store, so you can shop safely for your home cooking needs.

The restaurant, on the other hand, offers takeaways via valet car service. Phone them ahead for your orders!

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9960 7162

Yakiniku Kashiwa

Crows Nest

We can’t hang out for Japanese BBQ in the meantime, but Yakiniku offers its delicious meat selection for takeaway, including their homemade dipping sauce! 

Hours: Everyday, 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM; 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9906 7393

The Moody Chef

St. Leonards

The Moody Chef not only expanded its delivery service and enabled processing payments via phone; they also added more pre-packed healthy lunches and dinners for everyone’s convenience. 

Hours: Everyday, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9438 4681

The Incinerator 


Brunches at The Incinerator will temporarily be on hold, but if you’d like, you can get takeaway and set up a group call with your friends. Eating great food and sharing stories should go on as usual. Their delivery options will be up soon, so stay tuned!

Hours: Everyday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 8188 2220

Dachshund Coffee

Hunters Hill

Coffee and cookies anyone? They’re still available for grab and go at Dachshund Coffee, along with most of their menu items. Check them out on Uber Eats as well! 

Hours: Weekdays, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Weekends, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9879 4619

Botanica Garden Cafe


Your favourite food and drinks are still available at Botanica Garden’s takeaway menu! They’re also on Uber Eats and Menulog. They also do home deliveries to nearby suburbs; just text or call them. 

Hours: Everyday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Phone: +61 449 821 909

Italian Street Kitchen

Neutral Bay

Italian Street Kitchen completely supports your much-awaited pizza nights, and even offers 10% off if you order takeaway online! They’re also available on Uber Eats, Deliveroo, and Doordash for home delivery. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9953 5888 

The Social Room


You still don’t need to worry about breakfast despite the shutdown. Your French toast and coffee will be available for takeaway, either by phone and pick-up, or through The Social Room’s takeaway counter. 

Hours: Weekdays, 6:00 to 3:00 PM; Weekends, 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Phone: +61 2 9439 7464

And there you go! Again, we know that dining out is a different kind of fun in and of itself. But this is a small price to pay to ensure that the virus goes away more quickly. 

Order some food and enjoy them at the comfort of your own home. Stay safe, everyone!

This article is part of our series on our favourite restaurants and cafes in Sydney that are still open for business during the COVID-19 restrictions as we do our part to #supportyourlocal.

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Also published on Medium.