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Restaurants open on Sunday and Monday in Melbourne

These ace eateries are keeping the kitchen fires burning in the early week

Written by
Saakshi Gupta
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There’s a lot of Melbourne restaurants that take Sunday or a Monday (or both) off – and that’s AOK (our hospo champs need a weekend too). But if you’re in town for the weekend, or hosting visitors with tight schedules, you’re going to need this list of restaurants that are open for business at the very beginning (or end) of the week.

Got all the time in the world? Well here's the best restaurants in the CBD, and the 50 best restaurants in the whole of Melbourne.

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Embla - Sun 1pm-10pm, Mon noon-late
  • Bars
  • Melbourne
  • price 2 of 4

What is it: A wine bar with an amazing food menu.

Why should you go: They call it a wine bar, and it certainly is home to a wine list that changes like a chameleon and where low-interventionism is the north star. Their wine bar status is undermined only by the excellence of the food.

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Chin Chin - Sun, Mon 11am-late
  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Melbourne
  • price 2 of 4

What is it: A modern Thai diner people are still queuing up for.

Why should you go: It's one of the most popular restaurants in Melbourne for a reason. From the chicken and shiitake spring rolls to the chargrilled pork chop, Chin Chin draws crowds after modern Thai, and after years in the game you'll still hit wait times. 

Flower Drum - Sun 10.30pm, Mon 6-11pm
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Melbourne
  • price 3 of 4

What is it: A Cantonese restaurant standing strong for over 40 years.

Why should you go: People book tables here months in advance because it is one of the best restaurants to enjoy traditional Cantonese and Sichuan at a fine dining level.

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  • Restaurants
  • Melbourne
  • price 2 of 4

What is it: A restaurant serving never fail Middle Eastern

Why should you go: Four, six or eight courses are on offer at this long-standing establishment (their signature slow-roasted lamb shoulder is a must-order) which also, surprisingly, caters to the vegans and vegetarians with the same opulence.

Bang Bang at the Rifle Club - Sun, Mon 11am-late
  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Elsternwick
  • price 2 of 4

What is it: South-East Asian flavours with a French influence in an old shooting range.

Why should you go: Located on Glenhuntly Road in Elsternwick, you can rock up there at any time for tasty fusion food and a drink or two. Go on a weekend for their bottomless brunch, which includes cocktails.

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San Telmo - Sun, Mon noon-late
  • Restaurants
  • Melbourne

What is it: An Argentinian restaurant that knows how to treat red meat

Why should you go: With their Argentine parrilla, an all-Argentine wine list and sharing style menu featuring empanadas, entraña (hanger steak), chorizo and more, San Telmo has brought a taste of Buenos Aires to Melbourne.

Stokehouse - Sun, Mon noon-late
  • Restaurants
  • Modern Australian
  • St Kilda
  • price 3 of 4

What is it: A seaside fine dining restaurant.

Why should you go: Stokehouse fully leans into its location on St Kilda beach with its relaxed vibe, floor-to-ceiling windows offering a beautiful view and a menu filled with seafood.

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Supernormal - Sun, Mon 11am-late
  • Restaurants
  • Asian
  • Melbourne
  • price 2 of 4

What is it: A Flinders Lane restaurant offering modern pan-Asian cuisine.

Why should you go: They have a vending machine with Japanese snacks, a private karaoke room downstairs and a raw bar you can indulge in.

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