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After a busy shift in the kitchen generally the first thing we think of is having a drink and something to eat, especially one we don't have to prepare ourselves. Following the lockout laws some predicted the death of late night dining and drinks, but to the contrary it's booming, you just have to know where to look!

  • Golden Century 393-399 Sussex Street, Sydney - A Chinese restaurant open daily until 4am, which is very popular among chefs and hospitality workers. Look out for Salt and Pepper Squid and anything with XO sauce.
  • Frankie's Pizza 50 Hunter Street, Sydney - A great venue to have a few beers, chow down on some pizza and relax. Open to 3am 7 days a week with live entertainment every night, the dimly lit Frankie's is a chef's hotspot.
  • Harry's Cafe De Wheels Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo - Open for over 70 years the original Harry's is a late night tradition for many. Catering for the inebriated crowds flocking from nearby Kings Cross nightspots, Harry's is open until 4am on weekend.
  • Mary's 6 Mary Street Newtown & CBD - Burgers and fried chicken, what more could a chef want after a busy shift, then maybe a beer or two? Part of the growing burger trend in Sydney, Marys original bar/restaurant in Newtown is open till midnight with a large selection of craft beers, cocktails and a decent wine list to match.

Other notable late night spots:

  • Excelsior (El Loco) in Surry Hills
  • The Eastern in Bondi Junction
  • Strawberry Hills Hotel in Strawberry Hills

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