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10 After 10: Restaurants Open For Late Night Dining

by Christine Chanty

It’s 9pm. You’ve just come out of a movie, post-work karaoke, or a networking event that did not provide enough canapés. Your stomach screams for a feed… but every restaurant on Google Maps says ‘closing soon’.

Close that search bar – we’ve got you!

1. Otōto
Open till late Tues – Sun

Basement, 349-351 Flinders Ln, CBD

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Escape the hubbub at popular Japanese restaurant, Akaiito’s revamped underground bar – Otōto. Grab a cosy couch booth or a seat at the bar to enjoy premium Asian-inspired tapas made from seasonal ingredients.

Completing the bougie vibe is the stunning ceiling art: a looping display of red thread inspired by ‘akaiito’, the invisible red string that connects soul mates. Now there’s a conversation starter for your next date!

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2. Longrain
Open till late 7 days

4 Little Bourke St, CBD

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There’s a reason Longrain maintains 4.5 stars from over 1000 Google reviews. A Melbourne institution for good modern Thai, the menu is packed with experiential eats.

We recommend the chargrilled chicken skewers with Northern Thai spice, Yum Khao Tod (curried rice fried-till-crispy), and egg net filled with spanner crab. If you can’t be bothered choosing – all three are included in the stellar banquet menu.

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3. Queensberry Hotel
Mon – Thurs till 12am | Fri – Sat till 1am

593 Swanston St, Carlton

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When a pub has a dedicated menu for their 20 hand-crumbed parmas, you know they do proper pub food.

The Queensberry has something for everyone – burgers, pizzas, steaks, and fail-proof mains like pan fried gnocchi, chicken tikka masala, and salt and pepper calamari. As the go-to ‘country pub in the city’ since 1854, you know they’ll look after you.

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4. Bonny Bar & Kitchen
Wed – Thurs till 11pm | Fri – Sat till 12am | Sun till 11pm

177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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If you’re after exquisite cuisine by Melbourne’s best chefs, Bonny Bar is it. They’re big on friendly vibes, with long communal tables spaced out before an open kitchen.

Hand-selected chefs take over the kitchen for 3 months at a time – so from Vietnamese to Italian and everything in between, check their website beforehand or be ready for a surprise!

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5. Evie’s Disco Diner
Wed till late | Thurs – Sat till 1am | Sun till late

230 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

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A slice of 80s New York inside a converted warehouse, Evie’s menu is made up of 50% vegan diner fare. Here, you can easily find fast food faves like your philly cheesesteak, hot wings, and mac and cheese.

But! Leave space to try house innovations, like the bestselling vegan chicken burger, ‘tofu con carne’ chilli dogs, and maple waffle bowl with salted peanut butter and dairy-free ice cream (hold the drool).

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6. Farro
Open till late Tues – Sun

301 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 
126 Chapel St, Windsor

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For over 10 years, Farro have been a local favourite for delicious, nourishing and conscious Italian.

Made with their grain of choice, spelt, their dough is slow-fermented for 72 hours – a fitting base for their thoughtfully crafted pizzas and pastas. This is a no-guilt feed designed to raise awareness around what we eat.

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7. Hotel Railway
Mon – Thurs till 11pm | Fri – Sun till late

291 Albert St, Brunswick

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A beloved local spot for 140 years, Hotel Railway refurbished and reopened in 2022 to rave reviews.

If you’re looking for restaurants with options, their menu has incredible pizzas, hearty mains, and generous share plates – hellooo fried cauliflower bites, leek croquettes and eggplant meatballs! Their wine, beer and cocktail menu is just as big – rock up for a complete feed.

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8. Teller
Open till late 7 days

81 Lygon St, Brunswick East

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Elevated pub fare with a Mediterranean influence – now that’s special. Teller’s sharing menu has a whopping 17 crowd pleasers like the smoked ham and pea croquettes, chicken liver parfait, and lamb meatballs served with smoked eggplant and labne.

Don’t forget dessert – goat’s cheesecake with rhubarb and thyme crumble? These are dishes to write home about.

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9. Kekou
Open till late Tues – Thurs

396 Bridge Rd, Richmond

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Kekou specialises in South East Asian designed for sharing. Their style is simple but elegant: tasty food in generous portions served in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The banquet menu houses bestsellers like lobster kerisik (ground coconut butter) served on betel leaves, mushroom larb salad, and five spiced pork belly – but you can also order a la carte.

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10. Republica
Open till late 7 days

10-18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda

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A popular spot for letting loose by the beach, the team at Republica are experts at taking your worries and throwing them in the ocean.

From the spacious open plan spanning from inside to outside, to the classic seaside dishes utilising seasonal produce, it’s comfort guaranteed. Craving pizza? You got it. Eggplant pasta? Fish and chips? Prawns? Steak? Look no further.

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We recommend calling before walking in, just to be sure – but otherwise, kick up your feet, loosen your belt, and go get fed.

You might even find the perfect venue for your next event!

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