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

Parlour Diner

Booze and burgers, American style.

64 Chapel Street
Windsor VIC 3181

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