UPDATED July 27, 2020
Mondays have historically been Adelaide’s hospo day off, but not anymore.
There’s now a stack of places opening on Monday night for dinner, so if you’re feeling the Monday blues and just can’t force yourself to go home after work and cook a meal, here’s where to go in the city, hills, beachside and in the suburbs.
The absolute in rooftop venues in Adelaide, 2KW has you covered for great food and serious booze. Settle in for a cocktail and a view in the outdoor bar areas, or one of the best meals Adelaide has to offer in the restaurant.
Open Monday 10am til late
2 King William Street, Adelaide
Ph (08) 8212 5511
With a daily changing menu Bread & Bone should be your new CBD destination. Check out their gourmet burgers for an indulgent experience.
Bread & Bone is open 7 days a week for all day dining, doors open from 11:30am. Both bookings and walk-ins welcome.
15 Peel Street, Adelaide
(08) 8231 8535
Hut & Soul opened in 1998, as Adelaide’s first Indonesian restaurant. It then merged with Malaysian Cuisine in 2016 to offer an inexpensive peek into the magic of the South East Asian cuisine with carefully selected dishes for your enjoyment. Try the Laksa – it’s a must!
Opens at 5pm Mondays.
310 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
(08) 8232 0588
This traditional brewhouse has a Portuguese twist that’ll spice up your Monday night. Lady Burra also supplies a variety of beers for any occasion and palate.
Open from 11am to 10pm on Mondays.
4 Topham Mall, Adelaide
08 8231 8928
Korean Tapas & Bar with a wide variety of authentic Korean dishes with a modern cooking technique.
Open for lunch and dinner Monday
50 Sturt Street, Adelaide
+61 (08) 8211 6159
Walk into Osteria Oggi and see the cobblestoned floor, arches, arbour, meat room, private cellar, intimate booth seating, and a mezzanine-level kitchen. Fresh made pasta and wood smoked slow roasted meats and a matching wine list will brighten up your Monday. Due to current restrictions, sitting times will be capped to 2 hours.
Open from 11:30am to late
76 Pirie Street, Adelaide
(08) 8359 2525
The Press* menu, created by executive chef Andrew Davies, reflects the changing seasons and incredible produce available to us in South Australia. Their custom char-grill is an integral part of the kitchen & is reflected in our menu. They only use local produce and pretty much everything is done ‘in house’ for your benefit.
Press* are taking reservations for dinner Monday, and all reservations smaller than 7 guests prior to 7:30pm are subject to a 2 hour dining duration.
Open 5pm til late on Monday.
40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Phone: 8211 8048
At Shōbōsho they blend smoke, steam, and fire; ancient traditions of Japanese yakitori, with the finesse, skill & texture of all that is raw, cured, pickled and fermented. From a specially-commissioned cooking line consisting of a wood oven, hydraulic grill, rotisserie and customised yakitori pit, the element of fire will speak through simply seasoned, seared meats and vegetables. The menu takes a journey through raw to cooked, with yakitori, noodles, dumplings, bao, robata grilled and spit roasted meats.
Open 7 nights for dinner from 5:30pm.
17 Leigh Street, Adelaide
(08) 8366 2224
While it’s technically not a restaurant, we feel that tasting platters and wine constitute dinner sometimes, so we thought we’d include The Tasting Room on this list.
Open 9am – 9pm daily
23 Vardon Ave, Adelaide
(08) 8232 5300
Focusing on balance; utilising fresh, seasonal and local produce, the new Treasury 1860 menu provides a dynamic, generous and warm welcome back to dining again post COVID-19. With the option to dine in their beautifully refurbished restaurant, bar or the picturesque courtyard, make sure you reserve a table to join them for lunch or dinner on Mondays.
144 King William Street, Adelaide
(08) 7225 1722
Hardy’s Verandah serves a seasonally changing, 3- to 7-course degustation menu, following the ‘Valley to Verandah’ concept, paired with a multi-award-winning wine selection, sake collection, and creative cocktail menu. Due to the limited number of diners allowed at any given time they recommend booking your table as soon as possible.
Open from 6pm Monday, with last reservations at 8pm.
Mount Lofty House, 1 Mawson Drive, Crafers
+61 (8) 8339 6777
This fantastic family-owned, award-winning Greek Restaurant is located in Henley Beach. Experience the unique Greek culture of sharing of Mezzedakia food and wine.
Open from 5pm – 8pm Mondays.
255 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
(08) 8353 2875
Overlooking the pristine coastline of Henley Beach, Melt Henley has unobstructed views of the white sand, blue water and our Henley Jetty. Offering seasonal tapas and Pizzas paired with cocktails, beers, wines and spirits.
Restaurant kitchen open for all-day dining from 11.30am – late, seven days.
269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach.
Call 8422 8606 to reserve.
Perhaps a more niche option but for those who love oysters then Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores is the place to be. Sourcing all of their oysters from Coffin Bay, absolutely fresh and served in a variety of recipes. Don’t worry though, if you’re not too big a fan, they also offer a load of other seafood dishes so everyone can appreciate dinner by the Marina.
Open Monday from 11am – Late
Shop 10 Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Glenelg
08 8376 3100
Shop 2, Holdfast Shores Marina Pier, Glenelg
(08) 8350 9574
Situated in one of the best beach front locations in all of Adelaide, Seamore’s is a celebration of laid back beach culture. Wind down with stunning panoramic ocean views with a drink in hand and an amazing selection of food. The menu allows for casual grazing, serious dining and easy sharing. The food is a clash of Italian and Australian Surf Club with a focus on doing the basics right. Fresh hand-made pasta, hand-stretched pizzas, crowd-pleasing share plates.
Open from 9am Monday. Bookings recommended.
255 Esplanade, Henley Beach
Phone number 0466645800
Thai Orchid is a go to destination for incredible food that’s authentic and rich in flavour. For over 25 years, their vibrant menu has become a staple among generations of diners located amid the buzz of beautiful Henley Square.
Open from 5pm
255 The Esplanade, Henley Beach
Meal by the beach? Yes please. Especially if you grab a coveted rooftop spot where you can see the sunset as you sip on any of the Moseley’s host of delicious cocktails alongside a hearty meal.
THE BAR has a menu available upstairs and downstairs from 11:30am to 9pm
11 Moseley Square, Glenelg
08 8295 3966
360 Gradi is an Italian style Pizzeria & Trattoria, with truly authentic Italian pizzas, home made pastas, coffees and desserts and cocktails. They offer dine in or takeaway options.
Open for dinner 7 days a week from 5:30pm
405 Magill Rd. St. Morris
(08) 8332 4114
If you’re looking for some British Raj Indian then Bombay Bicycle Club is your call. The beautiful lavishly decorated venue transports you back in time where you can enjoy authentic Indian food in the Rajabar Dining and a more traditional pub grub menu in the Kipling Restaurant. Monday night is Curry night! They have 2 sittings and bookings are essential – 5.30pm out by 7.15pm and 7.30pm onwards.
Raja Bar is open Mondays from 5.30pm.
29 Torrens Road, Ovingham
Phone 8269 4455.
If you’re after some Mexican this Monday night, head to Taco Quetzalcoatls. While we may be not able to pronounce this restaurant’s name, we’re all about eating their delicious food. From tacos to quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas, flautas, huarache, nachos, and burritos, there’s plenty to pick from!
Open from 11am to 9pm Monday.
153 Unley Road, Unley
Phone 0411 560 186
Relax in the Colonist’s intimate dining room with full table service or soak up the outdoors with their alfresco dining areas. Happy hour is between 4pm – 6pm so treat yourself to a few drinks before a tavern meal. Happy Hour Includes $1 off all SA pints, $1 off Glasses of Wine, $5 off Bottles of Wine & $11 Gin + Fever Tree Tonic
Dining from 12-2.30pm & 5.30-8.30pm
44 The Parade, Norwood
P: 08 8362 3736
Visit this gastropub on Henley Beach Road and try out their exceptional pub food, tapas and modern cuisine. Cosy up inside during the cold weather, or enjoy their beer garden as it starts to warm up.
Open for meals daily from 12pm. All day menu 12pm – 8.30pm
Happy hour Monday 5pm – 6pm
30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End
P: 08 8443 4756
Relax at the Unley’s open rooftop bar with a gastropub menu that features a host of share plates, pub classics and a variety of craft beers, local wine and spirits to go with it. They use local produce for a fresh meal that’ll energise you for the working week.
Open for lunch, dinner and drinks from 12pm
Monday Happy Hour 5pm – 6pm with $1 off All SA Pints + $1 off Wine by the Glass (conditions apply)
27 Unley Road, Parkside
Ph: 08 8271 5544.
This is a work in progress if you know of somewhere that’s open on Mondays that we should add to the list, let us know by emailing [email protected].