Finally, some good news. The whole world is slowly easing out of the lockdown and quarantine restrictions that everybody underwent in March as the Covid-19 virus took over. In Australia, news of implementing stage 1 of easing restrictions starting May 15 surfaced last week, which threw business owners in a frenzy. Households can now accept no more than 5 visitors and businesses can welcome at most 10 people at a time.
“Slowly but surely. Online bookings only,” says Baccomatto. And this is exactly what diners want to hear. Baccomatto is taking online reservations for lunch and dinner, and they are also still open for takeaways. Buffalo Dining Club is also opening for dine-ins, though only two people in each table, for Friday and Saturday dinner. They even have a set menu for $65. Their takeaway is available from Thursday to Saturday, and another great news from them is that they are opening their Buffalo Goods Store online.
The hawker-style restaurant, Ho Jiak, is also opening its doors on Friday. Get ready for some awesome Malaysian cuisine making its way back to your stomachs. Craving for dumplings? Don’t worry, Fei Jai & Dumplings Next Door, is accepting reservations for tables of 4 to 10 guests on their set menu.
And if you want Mexican, worry not, Chula is back! They will be accepting 2 seatings for Friday night, the first is between 5.00 pm – 6.45 pm and will be allocated for 2 hours. The second sitting is from 8.30 pm onwards. And the best part is, they are available for all-day dining on Saturday from 12 pm-10.30 pm.
Poly, one of the wine bars in Surry Hills, is also following through with 2 seatings, just like Chula for Friday night. Also, online bookings only, though they will accept walk-ins if you’re in the area before 5 pm. Mary’s Underground is open for dine-in saying, “Newtown will be able to let a handful of lucky people have a seat.”
Elva, an Italian restaurant in Bondi, is accepting 10 people in six seatings from Friday lunchtime until Saturday night. Merivale’s Totti’s in the city and Jimmy’s Falafel are also welcoming guests from Friday onward.