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MV | COVID-19 response | 21/3/2020

It comes with a heavy heart to announce that as of Saturday 21st March we will be closed, reopening on Friday 3rd April.

COVID-19 & necessary social distancing has seen the vast majority of our bookings & functions cancel. It is no longer sustainable to trade.

Its especially unfortunate as we were seeing a return of people to Crown St since Light Rail services commenced in December.

We feel this is the right thing to do, both socially & economically until this worldwide issue has shown signs of improvement.

How can you still support us?

15% OFF Vouchers are available for purchase on our website. Vouchers help us with our cash flow. We have removed expiration and now allow vouchers to be used towards functions bookings.

When we re-open, take-away food options are also available for purchase on our website.

See you when we return. Look after yourselves.


Rhaad & Aaron


MV | COVID-19 response | 18/3/2020

The rapid and worldwide escalation of COVID-19 has taken us all by surprise. Tuesdays announcement of a ban on more than 100 people within an indoor venue is no exception.

The safety and well-being of our customers and staff is paramount. We felt it necessary to advise the steps we are taking to do our bit as part of the COVID-19 response including cancellations of events and new take-away ordering services (including 25% discounts on orders).

Being part of the Surry Hills business community, we had just started to see foot traffic & people return to Crown St since Light Rail construction commenced 3.5 years ago. To now contend with COVID-19 seems incomprehensible. This email below will advise how you can help Surry Hills businesses (including MV) through COVID-19.

We expect there will be future measures by the Australian government to come. Our response today is based on what we know and intended to help us prepare for what may lie ahead.

+ MV Social distancing & hygiene measures
+ Online Pickup orders (with 25% discount)
+ Support your local businesses with Buy Now, Shop Later
+ MV Vouchers – (with 15% discount)
+ Event cancellations & rescheduled events



MV is not a large venue. Whilst not impacted by the Prime Minsters announcement of bans of 100 people within an indoor venues, we will be:
+Restricting the total number of customers within the venue to be at maximum 50
+Tables will be spread 1.5 metres apart from each other between separate groups, utilising our upstairs seating area where possible.
+Using disposable menus on regular paper
+Maintain strict kitchen/floor hygiene and cleaning as is already practised today
+Staff presenting cold/flu symptoms they will be required to self-isolate.  


During these uncertain times, we recognise that some of our customers may feel more comfortable staying at home. MV has created a new online ordering system for take-away/pickup food, providing time estimates for when the meal is ready.
You may notice that we no longer offer Deliveroo / Uber Eats. We were a pioneering restaurant partner however we found that the high commission rates made the service unfeasible.
We are offering the following dishes for pickup at 25% off regular prices:
  • CHEESE & SALUMI BOARDS – featuring all our meats/cheeses
  • PORK  BITES — pork belly w a sweet sticky glaze (gf)
  • POPCORN PRAWNS —fried paprika prawns w chilli mayo (gf)
  • SALT & PEPPER CALAMARI —tapioca dusted calamari w aioli (gf)
  • BEEF CASARECCE — chunky beef ragu with fresh casarecce pasta
  • DUCK PAPPARDELLE—rich ragu of slow cooked duck picked off the bone
  • DIAMOND CLAM LINGUINE —  clams, sardines in a dill & white wine sauce
  • VEGETABLE LASAGNE — gf pasta w layered sweet potato, broccoli & ricotta (v, gf)
  • ROCKET & PARMESEAN SALAD—rocket leaves w fresh shaved parmesan (v, gf)
  • BRUSSEL SPROUTS SALAD — w baked onion, radicchio & pickled fennel (v, gf)
  • VEGGIE  BRUSCHETTA — charred eggplant w marinated tomato & zucchini (v, gf)
  • BURRATA —served w heirloom tomatoes, pumpkin veloute & roast almonds (v, gf)

Note: If there is sufficient take-up of our takeaway service, we will consider hiring staff to facilitate meal delivery.


What is the best way to keep businesses afloat and staff employed whilst COVID-19 is in-flight?
MV’s opinion is gift vouchers. Vouchers provide cash-flow to pay rent/wages/bills. Gift vouchers are also better than donation websites as the customer receives a service in return. Mike Galvin (founder of Darlo Darlings) has facilitated a group “Buy Now, Shop Later” to help promote local businesses, including MV to the wider Sydney community. Thanks Mike!
Note: We have removed the expiration from our vouchers available on our website.


Although within the 100 people capacity limit, we felt it were necessary to cancel two events scheduled this month.
We will advise in future newsletter when these events are to be rescheduled
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MV Pasta Bar & Liquor (formally Bistro & Wine Bar / Mille Vini)

397 Crown St Surry Hills NSW 2010

(02) 9357 3366



How to get here

350 metres from Devonshire St
450 metres from Surry Hills Light Rail stop
304 Bus directly outside MV
Parking on Norton St behind MV


Our opening hours are:

Pickup / Delivery: Wednesday- Saturday 5pm-8pm