If there was ever a time to think outside the square and adapt to changes in consumer behaviour, this is it.
In a testament to the resilience of the Moreton Bay Region, local restaurants and cafés are rising to the occasion and offering a takeaway-only menu for the first time.
It might come as new territory for some, but it’s all about keeping the doors open, employees in a job, and banding together as a community.
So, if you can’t face another trip to the shops (yes, pickings are still slim in the rice and flour department), why not swing by one of these favourite eateries for some fast, fresh and delicious food!
Customers who have come to know and love Golden Ox’s delicious menu and charm can continue enjoying great food and service by ordering over the phone or online.
Golden Ox Takeaways is now available for curbside and contactless delivery.
The new takeaway menu includes family meal packs, salads, burgers, pasta & risotto, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The well-loved Redcliffe venue is offering lunch pickup daily from 11:30am to 2.00pm, as well as dinner pickup & delivery daily from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. Free 6km radius delivery is available seven nights a week (conditions apply).
Golden Ox is located at 330 Oxley Avenue, Margate. Phone: (07) 3283 1833 or check out their website.
Flock Eatery is another great example of a Moreton Bay Region business not only accepting change, but embracing it.
The award-winning, environmentally-conscious café has launched its aptly titled ‘F(lockdown) Menu’, mixing it up with weekly menu options with food you can take home and enjoy, save for later, or pop in the freezer.
Plus, there are lots of tasty new specials, like the breaky burrito – perfect to team with a freshly-brewed coffee when out and about stretching your legs.
Head along to Flock at 99A Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe or give them a call on (07) 3283 6 647.
Quick and easy, without compromising on service or taste. Café Diversity is not your average takeaway.
Like some of its fellow Redcliffe eateries, Café Diversity has introduced a new takeaway menu. This includes meals that are freshly made and delivered cold for you to freeze, refrigerate or reheat for dinner.
Sizes include dinner packs, kids’ meals and family packs, all with local delivery options.
Chilli con Carne with corn chips? Or perhaps an Angus Beef stir-fry with green beans and carrots? Check out Café Diversity’s daily menu offering on its Facebook page, or give them a call.
Café Diversity is located at 75 Redcliffe Parade (use their takeaway window for coffee and food pick-up). Private message via Facebook or call (07) 3284 6956 to order.
Our sunbaking days and long strolls through the park may be on hold for now, but Suttons Beach Pavilion is open and ready for business.
The fresh new takeaway menu features home-cooked favourites such as moussaka, cottage pie, creamy chicken pot pie, and BBQ pork quesadilla.
Head down to this iconic venue at Suttons Beach on Marine Parade to place your order and soak up the views while you wait, or simply call ahead. Home delivery is also available.
Phone: (07) 3284 3320 or find Suttons Beach Pavilion on Facebook.
Preece’s at the Jetty has revealed an all-new menu, so you can say ‘no’ to tasteless takeaway and ‘yes’ to your regular family favourites.
Grab some hot food on the go, or purchase cold meals to take home, re-heat and enjoy. There’s also the range of popular par-cooked pizzas – it’s fresh, made easy!
Phone: (07) 3284 2986 or order direct from Preece’s website.
The Rustic Olive is an authentic, family-owned Italian restaurant serving traditional and modern cuisine – including pastas, pizzas, seafood, salads, steak, and more. Now, takeaway is on the menu!
Customers in North Lakes and Mango Hill can also get in on the garlic bread and risotto action, with contactless home delivery available from April.
Sea Salt & Vine has an exciting new takeaway menu, including a mouth-watering roast of the day. Yum!
Come down for a coffee and cake special on-the-go, pizza and sides, or order something more substantial for the whole family.
Phone orders and walk-ins are welcome (including space to wait safely), with doors now open from 7.00am to 7.30pm daily. Delivery options with tap and go are also available.
Enjoy the ocean views while you wait. Head down to Sea Salt & Vine at Reef Point Esplanade, Scarborough or phone (07) 3880 4456.
StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar launched onto the Moreton Bay foodie scene as a vibrant, marketplace atmosphere dining venue, with a variety of foods and craft beers all in the one place.
Now, it offers drive-thru!
You can still get your wing-fix from King of The Wings, sizzling meats from Southern Smoke BBQ, delicious bites from Impressive Dumplings, and frozen yoghurt delights from Yo-Get-It – or a combo of all four – from the safety and comfort of your car.
This family-friendly drive-thru dining option is open for business Tuesday to Sunday from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, and located at 378-390 Deception Bay Road.
We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief; Cheesy Toast is still on the menu!
Sizzler at Morayfield has introduced an all-new takeaway menu, featuring affordable family favourites like seafood, chicken, steak, soup, salad and drinks.
Call ahead for all-day takeaway and in-store pickup, located at Morayfield Road. Phone (07) 3352 0800 or visit the Sizzler website.
How easy (and delicious) is this? Chef Candice Kiss is making everyone's lives a little easier by providing delicious and nutritious 'heat and eat dinners'.
These homestyle meals include vegetarian and gluten free options. Weekly orders have to be in by Sunday night, with meals delivered on Tuesday.
Call in your order (07) 5432 3876 or order via Facebook messenger.
‘Dine at home’ is the new date night.
Samford’s one-of-a-kind Pause Restaurant has upped its game with an extensive takeaway menu, indulgent seafood degustation for two, and ‘leave it to the Chef’ degustation.
If that sounds like a mouthful (not that we’re complaining), don’t worry, it’s easy to order and enjoy Pause’s signature food and drinks at home.
Similar to the other businesses adopting this temporary takeaway model, all pick-up and delivery of orders will be as contact-free as can be.
They also have a dedicated waiting area outside, where customers can stand a safe distance away from each other.
Visit Pause Restaurant at 16 Main Street, Samford Village or phone on (07) 3468 1771.
Ocean View estates is a prime example of fast adaption. This luxe venue nestled in a picturesque winery at Mount Mee now has a takeaway menu – with a difference!
If you are isolating and don’t want to visit the local grocery store, give Ocean View Estates a call and purchase one of their new ‘essentials’ packs. But you have to be quick.
These range from $49 for a pantry/essential pack, to $100 for the meat essentials pack. Fruit and vegetable packs, and wine deliveries are also available. Order by Sunday for a Wednesday delivery.
Ocean View Estates is located at 2557 Mt Mee Road, Ocean View. Phone ahead on (07) 3425 3900 or visit their Facebook page for package inclusions and delivery options.
Has your business had to diversify its offerings during the COVID-19 crisis to keep ahead of the game? Or maybe you’ve adopted a more takeaway-oriented model to suit the change in consumer behaviours? Either way, we’d love to hear from you!
Head on over to the What’s On the Takeaway Menu Moreton Bay Facebook Group, get connected, and join in the conversation! AND hashtag us on Instagram #MoretonBayTough