Image Courtesy Ragazzi.


The Resy Gift Guide for Restaurant Lovers in Sydney


Even more than previous years, gifting during the holiday season will be that much more meaningful in 2020. For restaurants, the places where we’ve celebrated countless holidays together, this year will be an especially difficult one.

Our Resy Gift Guide for Sydney features thoughtful presents from our favourite restaurants that can be shipped locally or nationwide. (Please note: prices do not include shipping costs.) So, why not show your support for the restaurants you love by sending something special from them to your nearest and dearest?

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Ready to Eat (or Heat) 

The Barrenjoey House Christmas Meal for six. Image Courtesy Boathouse Catering.

A Christmas Meal for Six, from Barrenjoey House ($420 for six)

This epic feast, from the historic Palm Beach institution, is good for six, and perfect for a festive knees-up. The centrepieces are an entire side of hot smoked salmon and a half glazed ham slicked in orange and rosemary, plus a bevy of starters and sides — plus Christmas bon bons for afters. Order by December 17th for delivery; food arrives boxed and ready to serve.

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To Prep at Home (Some Assembly Required)

Image Courtesy Saint Peter.

Yarra Valley Trout Roe Crumpets and Sour Cream from Saint Peter ($75 for 2-6 people)

About as good as a Christmas starter as you can get. Josh Niland and co.’s crumpets with playful trout roe heaped on top are a real treat, either as part of a multi-course celebration, or a relaxed breakfast in bed. Order here for pick up on December 24th.

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Spices, Salsas, Sauces 

Image Courtesy Lox, Stock and Barrel.

Tahini Dressing from Lox, Stock and Barrel ($6.50)

Excellent with salads, roasted veg, or swiped through with toasted bread, this tahini dressing from the online deli at Lox, Stock and Barrel is a versatile way to add pep to meals or fridge forages between Zoom calls. Get it here.

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Holiday Cocktails and Wine 

Image Courtesy of The Gidley.

Banana Split Old-Fashioned Cocktail from The Gidley ($70 for 500ml)

A cocktail as opulent as the institution synonymous with its boozy profile, this ready-to-go cocktail balances ice cream-washed Jack Daniels with fancy banana liqueur, salted maple syrup and a hint of smoked water. Grab your best cut crystal glass and some ice, and you’re good to go. Order it online here.

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All Things Apparel

Image Courtesy Ragazzi.

CIAO! Tee from Ragazzi Wine & Pasta

Ragazzi’s laid-back vibe translates easily to their covetable, get-it-while-you-can merch — including this playful tee. Grab them behind the bar, or email the restaurant at for yours.

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Bags and Other Accessories 

Image Courtesy Three Blue Ducks

Canvas Bag from Three Blue Ducks ($21.95)

This eco-friendly canvas tote from the Ducks has plenty of room for a haul from the farmers market — or just a regular trip to the shops. Get it here.

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For the Home 

Image Courtesy of The Boathouse.

Lobster Bowl from Boathouse ($15)

This colourful ceramic bowl from The Boathouse arrives just in time for the summer, perfect for shellfish or for casually entertaining with your best seafood pasta and a glass of crisp Muscadet. Get them here.

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For the Bookshelf 

Image Courtesy Diversity in Food Media.

New Voices in Food anthology, edited by Lee Tran Lam ($22)

This collection of personal essays, illustrations, and travel photography celebrates the work of writers and creatives from underrepresented backgrounds, with edits from journalist (and Resy contributor) Lee Tran Lam. Whether experiencing Chilean picadas, discovering shared history between Indigenous communities and Chinese-Australian immigrants, or learning how cooking can provide relief from chronic illness, the book highlights seldom-published stories in Australia’s food communities. Read an excerpt in The Guardian and buy it here.

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