On most nights of the week, Melbourne’s restaurants are flooded with diners. On Mondays, however, many of them shut for a well-earned rest.

Thankfully, there's still a collection of restaurants where chefs don their whites and throw open their doors to ensure we don't go hungry. Bless them.

Big Boy BBQ

Authentic, slow-cooked American barbeque.

764 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield South VIC 3162

The Abyssinian

Earthy African food in Kensington.

277 Racecourse Road
Kensington VIC

I Love Pho

One of the best bowls of pho in town.

264 Victoria Street
Richmond VIC 3121


A beer hall, cocktail bar and modern Thai restaurant all in one.

First Floor, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC


Melbourne's first proper taqueria still has it.

Level 1 11 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000