Good News

The Mint Partners are standing in solidarity with our clients, suppliers, team and colleagues in the industry. Our promise to you is that we will remain nimble, spirited, trusted and grounded through these uncertain times and through this time of unknown, everyone needs some good news flowing into their inbox.  We've tasked ourselves as messengers to bring you a weekly delivery that we hope will uplift, distract and inspire you all. Let’s set an example of positivity to the world.


Dine In Goes Take Out


Restaurants nation-wide are providing new takeaway menus and discounts in response to fast-moving developments as the coronavirus spreads.

From take-away, make-your-own kits, and vacuum packed just heat up meals, your favourite restaurants and cafés are adapting to the new way of life and fast changing their approach. Some venues are even doing happy hour – delivered!

You can follow a growing list of take-away around the country on Saving Plates, a fantastic initiative connecting hungry, isolated Aussies find their next meal.

Make sure to also check out the mouth-watering dishes our client Jonathan Barthelmess is offering across his Sydney and Brisbane venues.

The Apollo

Our favourite Potts Point Greek restaurant The Apollo is now offering takeaway so you can get your saganaki fix at home and they are even offering the Full Greek banquet for 2.

Takeaway is currently available for pick up only and you can order over the phone on 02 8354 0888 or via the website


Cho Cho San

Jonathan Barthelmess and Sam Christie are offering a taste of their izakaya style dining for locals to enjoy at home. If you’d like to order some of your Cho Cho San favourites give them a call on 02 9331 6601 to place an order. The menu can be viewed on their website



Waterside Greek taverna, GRECA, located in Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharf precinct, is now offering their traditional Greek menu for takeaway. You can order your favourites off the menu, including their incredible Taramasalata and lamb shoulder. Give them a call on 07 3839 1203 to order takeaway for pick up and view the menu online here



Brisbane’s coolest izakaya opened at the end of last year and will now offer their Japanese inspired dishes for takeaway for Brisbane locals.  Call 07 3236 6582 to place an order and view the full menu online:


The RSPCA Needs You!



The RSPCA is calling on self-isolating Aussies to foster a pet. In the current climate of social distancing and self-isolating, the RSPCA is looking for Aussies to take on pets in need of a temporary home for around two to four weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across the country, the RSPCA’s Foster Care program helps to put all animals great and small recovering from surgery, undergoing rehab or too small or young to be adopted into temporary accommodation until they’re ready to be placed in their forever home.

And if you grow too attached to your new furry friend, animal adoption fees have been reduced indefinitely.

If you’re interested in a companion during this time of isolation, you can apply via the RSPCA website



Pub Choir Now Couch Choir



Brisbane-born Pub Choir began as a way to draw people together to learn harmonies and record popular songs. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, they have evolved and received 1,000 videos from across the world as they strive to bring people together during social isolation.

For Couch Choir, singers were encouraged to visit the Pub Choir Facebook where three videos of different harmonies were published to encourage participants to record themselves singing at home.

Despite geographical differences, The Carpenters’ Close to You has brought us closer than ever

Watch it here.

Italians Sing, Dance, and Watch Together from Afar


Living life under complete lockdown for a couple weeks now, our Italian neighbours are combatting social isolation on their balconies and through their windows and coming together to sing in unison, read poetry and literature, dance, and even project movies on walls.

With such strict social restrictions in place, another social media initiative has seen Italians put up signs outside their homes saying “andra tutto bene” or “everything will be OK”. The slogan is accompanied by a picture of a rainbow — often drawn by children at home as school is cancelled.

Watch the heart-warming video here.


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