On most nights of the week, Sydney’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.

Opera Bar

Sip on cocktails and dine on fresh produce under the sails of the Opera House.

Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW

Mama’s Buoi

Vietnamese comfort food with a modern twist.

116 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Bistro Papillon

French food, hidden in a small spot in the city.

Clarence Street 98 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW

Dumpling and Noodle House

Simple, no frills and damn delicious.

Shop 1 165 Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW


Not your typical Thai.

72-76 Archer Street
Chatswood NSW 2057

Din Tai Fung

Three words: xiao long bao.

Westfield Sydney 188 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Chat Thai

Open till 1am, if you're still going strong.

20 Campbell Street
Haymarket NSW 2000

The Forresters

A cosy corner pub.

Corner Foveaux and Riley Streets
Surry Hills NSW

Fratelli Paradiso

Always the right decision.

Bakery 12-16 Challis Avenue
Potts Point NSW 2011

Ryo’s Noodles

Ramen how the Tokyo locals love it.

125 Falcon Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065

The Henson

Marrickville's most welcoming pub.

91 Illawarra Rd
Marrickville NSW 2204