We've got nothing against a cheap kebab or halal snack-pack. But past 11pm, there are plenty of other worthwhile options, especially if you're in the mood to sit down.

Sydney is home to numerous cocktail bars with extended snacking menus; pubs where the chefs stick around past midnight; and late-night dumpling and pizza joints. Here are our favourites.

Eaton Chinese Restaurant

A lone, late-night Cantonese star among Ashfield’s strip of Shanghai dumpling dealers.

313 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Mr Crackles

Home to the best crispy pork-belly roll in Sydney. And it’s available past midnight.

155 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Big Poppa’s

Cheese and hip-hop till 3am.

96 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

The Lansdowne Hotel

Pizzas and live music until 2am, six nights a week. Yes.

2-6 City Road, Chippendale

Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine

Get your fill of Peking duck and other HK classics.

10A Dixon Street, Haymarket

Queens Hotel

Modern Cantonese until well past midnight. Thanks, Merivale.

167 Enmore Road, Enmore

Restaurant Hubert

Dan Pepperell's reimagined French classics always hit the spot – especially so at midnight.

15 Bligh Street, Sydney

Frankie's Pizza

Pizza by the slice when you need it the most.

50 Hunter Street, Sydney
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Charcuterie, cheese and cocktails until midnight.

16 Phillip Lane, Sydney

Johnny Wong's Dumpling Bar

Gyoza, pork buns and other dumplings until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Level 1 383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst

The Flinders

Fill up on pizza, then dance to 3am.

65 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst

Tandoori Hut

A favourite among taxi drivers coming off late shifts.

93 Enmore Raod, Enmore

Barrio Cellar

Upbeat tunes and filling Mexican until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

58 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Palmer & Co

Hearty food until 3am.

Abercrombie Lane, Sydney

Low 302

Cocktails and sharp European plates right up until 2am.

302 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

Golden Century

A Sydney classic.

393-399 Sussex Street, Sydney
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The Smoking Panda

You've got until 12.30am to score pot stickers, sliders or fries here.

Level 1 5-7 Park Street, Sydney


Finish a boozy night with some fried chicken.

6 Hunt Street, Surry Hills

Chat Thai

Kicks into gear from 10pm, with a supper menu.

20 Campbell Street, Haymarket

Mamak - Haymarket

Beat your midnight hunger with roti and sambal.

15 Goulburn Street, Haymarket

The Unicorn Hotel

Burgers, parmas and pies until 2am most nights.

106 Oxford Street, Paddington
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El Loco

Tacos and tequila till late.

64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

Thirsty Bird

An ideal spot for a second (chicken) dinner.

Shop 3 2-14 Bayswater Road, Potts Point