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Shop Local in Lockdown - 2010 (Darlinghurst/Surry Hills)

It's no secret these lockdowns suck. But for some, these lockdowns have implications far beyond just 'being stuck inside'. For a lot of small businesses the inability to trade properly, total loss of foot traffic and ever changing restrictions have a real and detrimental impact. We've put together these guides to give you a reason to get out of the house - but to also link you with businesses in your suburb that might be doing it tough. Get out there and show your support!


+ The Taphouse - 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst

You really need to jump on these guys socials to get the full rundown of what they're offering. They have moved the entire operation to takeaway and delivery; and are still managing to run weekly specials including $15 schnitzel's on a Tuesday and $20 Sunday roasts. You can also get your Growler topped up with a range of craft beers ranging from $15-$30 - bargain.

Check out the Facebook Page - and give them a buzz on 8317 3061 to place your order.


+ Tommy's - 263 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Offering a brand new takeaway menu featuring a range of 'entradas', tacos and even margaritas! You can call/text 0456631365, message on Instagram/Facebook or pop into the venue to make your order.


+ Bar Cleveland - 433 Cleveland St, Redfern Bottle shop open for takeaway everyday, 12pm - 10pm with a huge range of beers, wines and spirits. Also offering a selection of tap beers for takeaway + more.

Pop into the venue to grab your goodies!


+ Brix - 350 Bourke St, Surry Hills

You may be in lockdown, but you can still can-on with some Brix craft rum cocktails - 3 delicious flavours available (Spiced Ginger Beer, Native Finger Lime & Peach + Ruby Grapefruit). Best part, these guys will deliver to your door!

Visit - to submit your order.


+ Chapter E - 201 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst Your favourite coffee is still available - for takeaway! These guys are also offering a range of dishes for takeaway. Order in person or via their socials.


+ Kippaloo - 10-14 Waterloo St, Surry Hills [from Thu 1/7]

Offering fresh pastries, croissants, Portuguese tarts, fresh bagels + a huge selection of toasties, burgers + warm meals for takeaway. The team have also put together a range of take home cocktails, wines, charcuterie packs and hot meals. Order via the HeyYou app or in-store.


+ Contact Bar & Kitchen - 88 Crown St, Surry Hills

Opening up from 10am - 9pm everyday, these guys are offering up a whole range of goodies including Italian foods, everyone's winter favourite - mulled wine, and even roasted chestnuts! You can order via phone, drop in or on the via the usual delivery partners!


+ Beast & Co - 425 Bourke St, Surry Hills

Not only are they offering an amazing take home menu that includes the likes of marinated camembert, crackling pork belly and beef goulash - if you drop into the venue to collect your order, you'll receive 15% off! They have also put together a Dinner for Two which includes an entree, main and desert each + wine (set menu) for only $59. You can either call 8367 0985, order in person or via DoorDash.


+ Bloody Mary's Gazebo - 2 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Potts Point

Opening up for locals every day from 3-6pm and serving up a range of hot food options, including fresh DIY packs, and most importantly - take away cocktails are on offer. Pop into the venue or call 9360 5568


+ Nutie - 44 Holt St, Surry Hills

This little cafe will be open everyday - offering a range of takeaway options for coffees, cakes and hot food. Pop into the store to say hello, or you can order from the website for next day delivery -


+ Thai Rock - 28 Bayswater Rd, Potts Points

Remaining open 7 days a week, Thai Rock is offering takeaway AND home delivery. The lunch menu will be offered from 12pm, with the Dinner Menu commencing from 5pm! Order via the website -


+ Joseph & Hyde - 36 Llankelly Place, Potts Point

There's a huge range of toasties on offer every day to grab and go - of course, they are also offering a daily soup to accompany said toastie. The team are also offering a variety of take home meals including meatballs, lasagne and chicken curry! Pop in store to order.


+ Arthur Surry Hills - 544 Bourke St, Surry Hills

Creating custom set menus from Wednesday to Saturday for as long as the lockdown lasts. Each menu is prepared fresh every day, and everything is created in house. Each week the menu will change, so if you see something you like jump on it! The one consistent - oysters and sourdough. Our famous sourdough will have limited quantities each day. Meals are picked up from 5-6.30pm daily (where you can also add in a bottle of fine) and purchases are made via the website -


+ Mark the Florist - 237 Victoria St, Darlinghurst

You don't have to be stuck in a DRAB apartment during lockdown, Mark the famous Florist is STILL operating. It's best to pre-order your arrangements as there are only limited cut flowers/plants available in-store. Call 9368 1367


+ The Essential Ingredient - 146 Foveaux St, Surry Hills

These guys are still open as normal and not running out of essential ingredients like toilet paper and flour (because apparently everyone gives baking a go during lockdown). The staff are more than happy to take phone orders (95558300) and have products ready for in/out collection - or you can pop into the store as usual.


+ Foreign Return - 527 Crown St, Surry Hills

Your favourite modern Indian restaurant can't get enough of its customers - and to get them through the lockdown they ave put together a specially curated menu that is designed for takeaway + delivery. You can see the full menu HERE - which is available for takeaway from 12pm, and delivery to a limited area from 4pm (till close).


+ Pizza Autentico - 15 Brisbane St, Surry Hills

If you don't know Jonny from Pizza Autentico, that's your loss. Possibly the most charismatic of dough-slingers in Surry Hills - Jonny couldn't stand the idea of not being able to bring pizza to the people. So thankfully, he is staying open and making pizza which will be available for takeaway + delivery. You can order and pay online, or via their delivery partners (Deliveroo + UberEats).


+ HealthSpace Clinics - 33 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross

Lockdown can definitely have us all feeling slightly under the weather in one way or another. Thankfully, HealthSpace Clinics are following the COVID guidelines + safety restrictions to a tee and are able to continue to see to see clients. They service a range of health conditions including back pain, sciatica, sports injury and performance to fertility and family health, stress management, insomnia, anxiety, depression, IBS and dietary issues.


+ Kolour By Kaz - 1/150 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst - 0466 581 886

Why don't you use this down time to start your side hustle? Or maybe up your current businesses marketing game? Reach out to Darlo local Karen for all of your branded merchandising needs - all orders are made over the phone with contactless pickup available if required.


+ ADRIATIC Cove - 310 Bourke St, Surry Hills - 0466 581 886

This gorgeous florist will be operating throughout the lockdown with trading hours restricted to 12 - 5pm daily. They are running some fabulous COVID-combatting promotions including free delivery to Surry Hills + surrounding areas and a free vase for any in-store Native purchases - winning!


Despite having their entire operation slammed shut, Kristy Pinna, the mind behind Connections Studios - is now offering 40 minute body movement/stretching classes to keep you limber during lockdown. Kristy is offering these classes on a donation basis so participants can pay what they can afford - this is what community is all about! Book your spot now - LINK


+ The Record Store - 34/277 Crown St, Surry Hills

It's practically business as usual for the legends down at The Record Store. They're open from 11 till 5, everyday of the week, with the standard QR code check + mask requirement. A bit random, but a little birdie told me there might be some home-made chilli dust (Stephs' special mix) available for sale as well if you're focussing on you culinary skills during lockdown.


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