The best thing about restaurants in the Northern Beaches is that we get to enjoy the relaxing waves and cool winds as we dine. In this extraordinary time, however, we’ll have to make-do with takeaways and deliveries. 

We’ve compiled a list of restaurants that continue to serve their food despite the lockdown. Everyone deserves great food, even if times are harder than usual. 

Pilu 

Freshwater

Two of Pilu’s greatest assets are food presentation and restaurant ambience. While we can’t indulge in them now, Pilu has made their menu (including their cocktails and wines) available for takeaway. They also have ready-made lasagne and pasta packs for convenience. 

Hours: Takeaways – Everyday, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Pick-up – Wednesdays to Sundays, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9938 3331

Hemingway’s 

Manly

There’s nothing like having an avocado toast breakfast and coffee right by the beach, while seated beside a beautiful bookshelf. The good news is we can still grab food from Hemingway’s via takeaway. 

For the books and the beach, well, we can do a little improvisation with our TV screens, can’t we? 

Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9976 3030

Armchair Collective

Mona Vale

Armchair Collective’s hearty meals are made available to its loyal customers via takeaway. Give them a call or use their website to place an order. 

Hours: Everyday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9999 2871

The Waterfront

Church Point

The Waterfront Cafe & General Store wants to let you know that they’re serving their March specials even through to April via takeaway or delivery. Just call or text their phone! Oh, and they’re also doing a price off on their gourmet coffee. 

Hours: Everyday, 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM 
Phone: +61 43502 7068

Girdlers

Dee Why

The Girdlers team is still on with their whole foods that our vegan friends will love, and of course their continued optimism about the situation. You can order takeaway and home delivery via their phone to enjoy their meals, as well as on Uber Eats and Deliveroo. 

Hours: Everyday, 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Delivery – Everyday, 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Phone: +61 2 404 710 227

Originals Burger Co

Brookvale

Having your weekly dose of burger and fries can serve as your connection to the outside world, and to normalcy. You can get Originals Burger’s $5 cheeseburgers and the rest of their mouthwatering menu via takeaway and pick-up. They’re also on Uber Eats, Doordash, Deliveroo, and Hey You for home deliveries. 

Hours: Everyday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9905 0909

Curlys on the Corner

North Curl Curl

Brunches at Curlys will have to be paused for now, but their menu—including their all day breakfast and delicious smoothies—are still available for takeaway. Call them or use the Skip app to place your orders. Prepare your tap and go cards or mobile wallets for contactless payments. 

Hours: Everyday, 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9401 0195

Lucky and Pep’s

Newport

Lucky and Pep’s gets it: what’s a pizza night without beers? As such, they’ve made all their food and drinks available for takeaway and delivery! They also prepared this informative guide on Facebook that explains their step-by-step safety process in handing food over to you. 

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM; Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Phone: +61 2 9997 3180

Bijolias Indian

Seaforth

The chef wants to make sure that you don’t miss out on Tandoori and Kebabs during this lockdown. You can order their flavourful Indian cuisine on Uber Eats, Menulog, Deliveroo, and DoorDash for takeaway or delivery. 

Hours: Everyday, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9949 3641

The Butchers Cafe

Fairlight 

The Butchers Cafe’s specialty coffee, scrumptious burgers and sandwiches, and desserts are now available for takeaway! Give them a call to arrange your pick-up. 

Hours: Everyday, 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM; Pick-ups for pre-orders 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 
Phone: +61 2 9949 2566


Remember to use contactless payment options such as tap and go cards and mobile payment applications to continue the practice of social distancing! As usual, this temporary sacrifice is a small price to pay to ensure everyone’s health and safety during this time. 

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.