Saddles at Home: Lockdown Life

Jul 14, 2021

It’s back… lockdown 2.0 and as you can imagine, we’re all devastated that we’re unable to operate at full capacity and welcome you to Saddles. But we’ve done this before, and we’ll do it again. We can’t wait to be able to open our doors to our guests in the near future. 

We reached out and caught up with the Saddles team to see what they’ve been up to over the last week, how they’ve been keeping busy and embracing temporary lockdown life. 

How have you been keeping fit and active during the lockdown?

“I’ve been training twice a week at home in my garage gym and walking along Macmasters Beach street a couple of times mostly to get a coffee from LooLoo’s Coffee Shack” – Sarah, Kitchen.

“There’s a lot more time to walk the dog now!” – Jack, Front of House.

“Well, I’ve got two little girls and a puppy dog that keep me on my toes. But if I find a little bit of time I like to restore old furniture” – Antje, Front of House.

“Going for walks with my little family, and doing some workouts at home. My partner and I have been giving each other fitness challenges” – Kodi, Kitchen.

“It’s been hard to keep active as obviously I’m not able to train or play soccer but I’ve been on a couple of walks and runs, most recently a large walk from Avoca Beach to Wamberal which took around two and a half hours” – Lewis, Front of House.

What are you currently binging on Netflix or what would you recommend?

“I’m currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix – I really recommend it. I like having shows playing in the background while I cook/clean” – Keira, Front of House.

“Some of my recommendations are Young Wallander, The Queen’s Gambit, Line of Duty, The Bletchley Circle and Shetland” – Polly, Reservations.

“I’m not really binging on Netflix but I love Disney Plus with a mix of Criminal Minds, Marvel movies and the new Loki show” – Madi, Front of House.

“Whilst it’s not on Netflix, I’ve been loving all the new episodes of Law and Order: SVU and my husband and I have started to rewatch every single James Bond movie again. I’m definitely on team Sean Connery!” – Sophie, Marketing.

“I’ve recently started The Vampire Diaries and I’m really enjoying that, and I’m rewatching House for the about fourth time because I can’t get enough of Dr House. He’s such a lovable bully. I highly recommend either show – they’ve got enough seasons to keep you busy too!” – Sinead, Front of House.

What’s your go-to meal or takeaway option in lockdown?

“I’ve been trying to eat clean while not working – chicken and rice is the way to go at the moment but then again, I can’t say no to butter chicken and cheesy naan!” – Kaitlin, Front of House.

“I’m married to an Italian who loves cooking, so we are always eating well in our house. My husband has been making a lot of our winter favourites. Gnocchi with ragù, Spezzatino, homemade pizza and I always enjoy a good soup – but not so much the boys of the house!” – Justine, Reservations.

“I’m fortunate to have a chef in the house which means meals are normally prepared for me. Although we always want to support our friends and have been ordering from some of our favourites Osteria Il Coccia and Bar Toto in Ettalong Beach” – Hayley, Owner.

“I’ve been doing plenty of meal prep, cooking and then freezing. That way I can have it during the week. But if I was to go for takeaway, I’d choose Thai or Chinese” – Cam, Kitchen.

“LA Taco is really a nice takeaway option. We all love it. Also, I love Nero’s Woodfired Pizza in Woy Woy” – Joe, Front of House.

Saddles is still here, just at a limited capacity

Whilst this lockdown is happening (not for too much longer – we hope!) we’re still offering takeaway for our locals from Thursday through to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. Pick up your baked goods, pies, coffee, wine, fresh fruit and veg along with our large range of smallgoods. Plus, we’re providing regular deliveries of our delicious family dinner packs for the Central Coast, Mount White region and northern Sydney. Thank you so much for all your support during these tough times.

We can’t wait to welcome you back and share the magic with you all soon.

Team Saddles x