Australian foodies can now book an entire restaurant for themselves, as COVID-19 restrictions limit dining capacity to just 10 people.
Restaurants in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT can serve up to 10 people at a time. In the meantime, they can serve up to 20 customers in WA and the NT is fully open.
Rather than making small bookings, some restaurants face economic uncertainty by fully booking their establishments for 10 or even 20 people.
Italian restaurant I Maccheroni in Woollahra, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, offers 10 people to ‘take over the business privately’ for $ 1,000.
In the cost, 10 diners will receive a three-course Italian meal and a $ 500 bar during a booked session at the restaurant.
A woman dines at Lucky Cat Dumpling Bar in Coogee, which accepts bookings for up to 10 people. Australian foodies can now reserve an entire restaurant for themselves, as COVID-19 restrictions limit the dining capacity of establishments
Lucky Cat Dumpling Bar in Coogee also has an offer where 10 people can pay $ 100 each to fully reserve the bar.
Included in the price is a bottle of wine or champagne or the equivalent in beer or cocktails along with an entree, a bao bun and two servings of dumplings.
The Corner House in Bondi offers three ‘rent your own bar experiences’ each week for $ 100 per person, a total of $ 1,000 for 10 people.
Diners get unlimited pizza, cheese boards, and a $ 1,000 drinks tab, in addition to the entire upstairs bar, a private bartender, and music of your choice.
Up to 20 people in WA can dine in a restaurant at the same time. But it is difficult to make a reservation for the maximum number of people, as many places are partially booked.
Only Lone Star Rib House and The Geraldton, both in Perth, take bookings for up to 20 people on Opentable.com.au.
Two friends enjoy pizza and cocktails at the Cornerhouse in Bondi. Ten guests can get unlimited pizzas, a private bar and bartender, and a $ 1,000 tab for $ 100 each
In Queensland, up to 10 people can dine in restaurants in densely populated areas such as Brisbane and the Gold Coast, while 20 people can dine in rural establishments.
Brisbane restaurants Proof BBQ and Booze, Brooklyn Depot, Uncle Lai’s and The Henderson are just a few of the establishments offering bookings for up to 10 people.
South Australian restaurants can only have 10 outside dinners. But as of Friday, establishments can have a total of 20 dinners – 10 outside and 10 inside.
The Italian restaurant Chicco Palms in Adelaide already offers bookings for up to 10 guests indoors.
Beyond India, The Balti House, Noi Vietnamese Eatery and Cafe Sia Gawler are some other restaurants that accept bookings of up to 10 diners.
In Tasmania, a maximum of 10 diners are allowed at a time in a restaurant or cafe.
Hobart restaurants Vanidol’s Thai & Fusion, Nara Thai, The Picnic Basket and Boodle Beasley all have bookings for 10 people available.
A woman dines at I Maccheroni in Woollahra, in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, where ten people ‘privately’ take over ‘for $ 1,000. Any state and territory can have ten people dining in a restaurant at a time, except Victoria, which only has takeaway
The ACT allows up to 10 people to dine at the same time.
Many wineries around Canberra, such as Contentious Character Winery, D&K Kitchen at Lark Hill Winery and Westering at Lake George Winery offer bookings for 10 people.
Northern Territorians don’t have to worry about eating restrictions as they reopened restaurants and pubs last week.
People in the NT can eat out, provided they do not stay longer than two hours.
But Melbourne, largely considered Australia’s foodie capital, still has strict social distance laws.
Victorians are not allowed to dine in cafes and restaurants and can only get takeaway food to eat at home.
Bachelor’s degree Matthew “Matty J” Johnson and Laura Byrne eat arancini balls with their dog at the Corner House