Finally...the time has come that we can now get takeout from our favourite city centre restaurants and cafes! It's been a while since we've been able to get some delicious eats but now a number of city centre cafes and restaurants have reopened albeit in different fashion to offer contactless pickup and delivery options. See our checklist for a quick guide to which city centre restaurants are open and offering safe, contactless pick-up and delivery during alert level 3.

Williams Eatery | Daldy Street


Order from Williams Eatery for breakfast, brunch or lunch! We recommend the buttermilk waffles + fried chicken, or one of their mouthwatering burgers (the lamb burger is a favourite of ours). 

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Lowbrow | Queen's Rise


Lowbrow's chicken wings and range of sandos are legendary. We suggest you order a bucket of wings, the hot spice fush sando, the o.g cabbage slaw and some fries.

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Dante's Pizzeria | Queen's Rise


Fresh, handmade authentic pizza anyone? Pizza is the ultimate comfort food and it tastes the best when it comes from the guys at Dante's. As well as pizza you can also order salads, pasta and risotto - choose a meal deal where you can mix and match a few items to make the perfect takeaway meal!

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Seoul Night | Fort Street


Seoul Night is open for both takeaway and delivery, and we can’t wait to order all their tasty creations. Korean fried chicken, bulgogi beef pizza and kimchi arancini are high on our list for our next order at Seoul Night.

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BillyPot | Auckland Fish Market


Get your Oyster fix with BillyPot. Now open for contactless pick-up you can get all your BillyPot favourites including fresh Pacific oysters, salt & pepper squid, garlic butter prawns, green shell mussels and shoestring fries!

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Lord of the Fries | Snickel Lane


All the classic fast food options are available at Lord of the Fries, the only difference is they're all vegetarian and most of them 100% vegan. The Parma is a crowd favourite: think vegan chick'n schnitzel smothered in a house made Napoli sauce, cheese, bacon and diced onion. The Chicago hot dog is also not to be missed, this veg sausage sits in a soft bun with crunchy pickle, relish, peppers, mustard, and a dusting of celery salt. Grab a peanut butter choc bliss shake for a sweet plant based treat afterwards.

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Thai Time | Albert Street

Pad Thai

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How does a tom yum soup or tasty pad thai sound? Thai Time on Albert Street are delivering their dishes through Uber Eats and we'll definitely be ordering some. Here's what we are thinking for an ultimate Thai feast; Chicken satay and curry puffs to start, Panang curry and drunken noodles and a Thai beef salad... Oh, and a roti bread too (to dip in the curry).

How to order:

  • Pick-up - Phone (09) 303 0202
  • Delivery - Uber Eats

Daruma Ramen | Elliott Street


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How does eating ramen on the couch while watching Netflix sound? The guys at Daruma Ramen on Elliott street are able to make this dream reality for us. There are 18 different kinds of ramen to chose from, two of which are vegetarian, and they all look so good it's hard to pick just one to recommend. If you aren't feeling like ramen, pick one of their Japanese curries, gyoza, or bento boxes.

How to order:

  • Pick-up & Delivery - Phone (09) 302 1790, Easi, Uber Eats

Monsoon Poon | Customs Street West


With a menu that changes daily, Monsoon Poon will be providing curbside pick-up of your favourite dishes from their skilled kitchen team. Keep up to date with daily menus by following the Monsoon Poon Facebook page. The curbside pick-up day one menu features delights such as curry puffs, duck & mushroom wontons, broccoli & tofu stirfry, and butter chicken, we can’t wait to see what is on offer for the rest of the week!

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PappaRich | Queen Street


PappaRich, located in the heart of the city at Skyworld on Queen Street offers truly authentic Malaysian dishes and right now they have a new express takeaway menu so you can take the finest tastes of Malaysia home! We recommend trying one of their signature dishes – you won’t find a more authentic Laksa than PappaRich’s!

How to order:

  • Pick-up - Via website (Use coupon MUM20 – for 20% OFF all orders leading up to Mother’s Day, 10 May)


Brothers Beer & Juke Joint | City Works Depot


For lunch or dinner, give Juke Joint a go! Juke Joint are known for their ultimate BBQ meat influenced by Southern Style barbecue cuisine (they even do plant-based options as well). Get a hearty sandwich on a sourdough bun (or a gluten and dairy free wrap) filled with your choice of Juke Joint meat - lamb, beef brisket, pastrami, pulled pork, sausage, salmon, smoked & fried chicken, jackfruit, or tofu - all served with slaw, pickles and finished with a house made sauce. Don't feel like a sandwich? No worries, get a serving of BBQ goodness and pair it with tater tots, green beans, loaded skins, or a fresh salad.

How to order:

  • Pick-up - Uber Eats
  • Delivery - Uber Eats

Bagel Love | Wellesley Street West

Bagel Love

Bagel Love has you sorted for your at home breakfast. Try the bacon and egg bagel or a simple peanut butter spread bagel. There are also plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians too, we can't get enough of the hummus, tomato, and basil bagel which is perfectly drizzled with extra virgin avocado oil... yum!

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Sunflower Thai Vegetarian Restaurant | Queen Street


Sunflower Thai’s doors are opening for contactless takeaway of all their tasty dishes. Sunflower Thai’s menu is extensive, and everything is vegetarian or plant-based! With over 70 items on the menu to choose from, this restaurant is a vegetarian’s dream come true.

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The Shakespeare Pub & Brewery | Albert Street


For classic pub grub, look no further than this Albert Street gem. The Shakespeare pub & brewery will be open daily from 12-7pm offering both contactless pick-up and delivery. You can also purchase the Shakespeare’s craft beers too – we feel a burger, chips & beer order is just the thing to settle our lockdown cravings.

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Toss | Wellesley Street West


Toss are masters when it comes to salads, wraps, bowls and smoothies. Using fresh local produce and home-made dressings, Toss is your one-stop shop for a meal that will leave you satisfied and feeling healthy. If you’re struggling to decide on your next order, we suggest trying the Buffalo Blue as a salad or a wrap – roamine, kale, buffalo chicken, blue cheese, tomato, carrot, pickles, parsley & creamy Caesar dressing. If you aren’t into chicken, try the Greek Classic – romaine, kale, quinoa, hummus, tortilla chips, tomato, cucumber, red onion, sliced almonds, feta cheese, olives & house vinaigrette.

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Scarecrow | Victoria Street East


The takeaway menu at Scarecrow includes many of your favourite dishes plus a bunch of new ones too! From breakfast through to dinner every meal looks delicious and is sure to leave you with a happy and full belly. They even have freshly baked cookie boxes available every day, what can top that!

How to order:

  • Pick-up - Phone 09 377 1333, or visit the store front

If you are a city centre business we would love to hear from you about what you are currently offering at Alert Level 3. Please email us at so we can support you by spreading the word and including you in relevant wrap ups. 

Last updated: 21 May 2020