Part of the charm of dining at Rockpool Bar & Grill is its dining room’s lavish art deco surrounds. But that doesn’t mean we’re any less thrilled by the announcement it’s now offering takeaway. Rockpool’s at-home menu draws on the fine diner’s classics: woodfired meat and luxe seafood dishes, superbly executed veggie dishes, and getting the best out of the country’s top producers.
Order the 50-day-aged Cape Grim Scotch fillet, lobster thermidor, Wagyu-shin ragu with pappardelle, and charcoal-roasted pumpkin and sweet potato with garlic yoghurt. For dessert? Creme caramel or an eight-layer chocolate cake with Valrhona ganache and chocolate soil. If you’re partial to a banquet, there are set menus for two or four that include starters (such as whole roasted prawns), Cape Grim fillets, potato gratin and desserts. And the best bit? Even if you live a fair way from the CBD, you can still get delivery thanks to the newly launched Providoor service.
Sister restaurants Spice Temple and Saké Double Bay (which was already offering click-and-collect) are also getting in on the at-home action. Spice Temple’s doing a bunch of the regional-Chinese dishes it’s known for. Get dumplings – including har gow and prawn wontons with black vinegar – as well as the diner’s famous chilli-heavy fried chicken, thick-cut rice noodles with your choice of protein, stir-fried Wagyu brisket, kung pao chicken and fried rice. There are banquets for two to four, and several of the diner’s aromatic cocktails have been bottled for at-home imbibing. It’s doing click-and-collect, as well as delivery to the CBD, inner-east, eastern suburbs, lower north shore and inner city.
And Saké Double Bay is continuing its pick-up service, but it’s also introduced delivery to a number of eastern and inner-eastern suburbs. Expect sashimi and sushi platters, nigiri, popcorn shrimp, miso-glazed toothfish, Wagyu skewers and miso lamb chops. There’s also a range of bottled cocktails, wine and beer, and feasting menus are available for the indecisive.
All three restaurants are offering both click and collect and delivery. Rockpool @ Home is available via Providoor, while Spice Temple @ Home and Saké @ Home are operated in-house.