Say Hello To Spring With A Lunch In The Sun

King Street Wharf is in such an enviable location – right on the water of our beautiful harbour, and near lovely green spaces. So what better way to enjoy the sun as we enter into spring than with some amazing food, outside, from wherever you choose?

These King Street Wharf restaurants all offer takeaway lunches, so pop out of the office, nab a place under the sky, and enjoy a special picnic – with friends, colleagues, or solo for a bit of You time.

Nick’s Bar & Grill

With Nick’s Bar & Grill’s special Marina Menu, you can get fresh seafood platters delivered directly to your boat (we all hop on a boat on our lunch breaks, right?), or for something a bit more casual, just grab something off the main menu yourself and find a place to settle in. Maybe an antipasto plate of marinated olives, bruschetta, taramasalata, salmon and dill dip, feta panecrotte and grissini? Or perhaps a fresh Caprese salad with sliced tomato, bocconcini, and basil, finished with an aged balsamic glaze? Or, if all those boats bobbing on the water have put you in the mood, the seafood linguine is a great fix. Linguine with lobster, scallops, calamari, king prawns and your choice of a white wine or tomato chilli sauce, you’ve got a whole harbour on a plate.

Manjit’s @ The Wharf

Manjit’s @ The Wharf offers a cool lunch option to make choosing a breeze, which includes dilbahar tikki, chef’s choice of two curries, naan and rice. But you can also dive deeper into the menu if you desire, for something like Manjit’s famous bakra roganjosh – tender, boneless lamb with fragrant Kashmiri gravy and Goan beef vindaloo, with the meat rested in malt vinegar and garlic, cooked with pepper, cinnamon and fresh red chillis.

Casa Ristorante Italiano

For a little trip to Italy without leaving the city, you can’t go past Casa Ristorante Italiano’s lunch menu. The pasta di Palermo (chicken tenderloin, bacon, pesto, mushrooms, snow peas tossed with penne pasta in a light cream sauce with shaved parmesan) is an absolute must-try, and the grilled barramundi served on top of roasted potato and aioli with a lemon and rocket salad is a flavoursome, fresh, and healthy lunch option. Look out over the water and pretend it’s the Mediterranean Sea. Buon appetite!

Kobe Jones

There’s nothing like a freshly prepared Japanese meal under a warm sun and a blue sky. With Kobe Jones’ express lunch menu, you can get to your spot quicker. Lunch is served with pickles, rice, salad and a drink, and you have some amazing options. Try the crispy deep fried chicken on skewers with Japanese curry dipping sauce, or if you’re feeling a little adventurous, the unagi (eel) cooked on the robata in traditional Japanese style, on rice with sweet unagi sauce.

Meat District Co.

Meat District Co. is inspired by the paddock to the plate philosophy, so it makes sense to get comfy on the grass for a takeaway lunch! Their famous steaks might be a little tricky to eat outdoors, but luckily there’s so much other awesome stuff on the menu. How about a refreshing grilled watermelon salad with sumac, goat cheese and hazelnut, or an Old Faithful burger – a grass-fed beef patty with mixed greens, tomato, caramelised onions, pickles and house sauce. Or, as you sit outside among nature, maybe even a crocodile burger? That’s chargrilled crocodile with sliced zucchini, lettuce and beetroot relish, served on a beetroot bun. Crikey!

The Malaya

Pop in to The Malaya between midday and 1pm for a takeaway extravaganza. Whether it’s something like a fragrant perchik (duck Maryland, poached then crispy fried, or chargrilled marinated chicken thigh fillet, served with a Nonya-style curry sauce made from lemongrass, coconut milk, fresh chilli and lime leaves), or a hot, hot Szechuan (marinated pieces of chicken thigh fillet, beef, eggplant or tofu, stir-fried dry style with shallot, cashew nuts and dry chillies, served on a bed of Chinese water spinach) you can get it, take it, and devour it wherever you want it. You can even order a banquet if you like! Now that’s what we call a picnic.