UPDATED February 2024
It’s notoriously hard to find somewhere that’s open on a Monday night in Adelaide with most of the hospo industry taking a much needed day of rest after a busy weekend.
There are however, quite a few places that are open so we’ve taken the liberty of finding them so you don’t have to!
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 12pm til late
2 King William Street, Adelaide
Ph (08) 8212 5511
In the knack for some pizza? Union Hotel have you sorted! For just $12 you can grab a 9′ pizza or if you’re a little thirsty, you can grab a pint of beer coming to a nice round total of $20. Can’t argue with that. The Union Hotel will also have their full menu available if you’re after something different than pizza.
70 Waymouth Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
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 5:30pm 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
This restaurant sits below Hotel Indigo but is open to all, not just guests of the hotel. With a Head Chef hailing from the north of Italy, you can be assured the fresh, modern Italian menu is as good as it gets and almost 90% of the produce is sourced right here in SA. Make sure you try the Blue Swimmer Crab tagliatelle and white chocolate gin tiramisu!
Open Mondays from 6:30am – 9pm.
23 – 29 Market Street, Adelaide
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 12pm 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 Monday for dinner from 5:30pm.
17 Leigh Street, Adelaide
(08) 8366 2224
Located on the ground floor of Skycity Adelaide and sprawling out to the festival plaza, you’ll feel the hustle and bustle no matter what time of day. Using only seasonal local ingredients and unmissable hand-made pizza and pasta, you’ll be guaranteed the freshest flavours.
Open Mondays 7am – late
Ground Floor, SkyCity Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
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.
Monday 6:30am – 10pm
144 King William Street, Adelaide
(08) 7225 1722
It’s hard to find a more central pub than the Strathmore Hotel and it’s just as hard to find better food deals on a Monday. For just $16 you can grab a yummy burger and enjoy a serious discount on your favourite pints and even snag a $12 Espresso Martini if you really want to get the good vibes going.
Open seven days 11am – 3am
129 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
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 fine Japanese restaurant is part of the famous Yuki brand and serves fresh, delicious Japanese in a beautiful setting.
Open Mondays from 5pm
2 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate
Sitting high above the bustling Henley Square, you can sit on the deck and enjoy fresh seafood and a cocktail while watching the sun set over the ocean. HNLY is a relatively new addition to the scene but has already gained mass popularity with its vivid flavours and elegant setting,
Open Mondays 12pm-3pm and 5pm-10pm
Upstairs Henley Square, 253A – 255 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
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 11:30am – 9pm
Shop 10 Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores Glenelg
08 8376 3100
Adelaide’s home of premium steaks, Seafire overlooks the gorgeous Marina Pier in Glenelg and the passionate chefs work closely with local suppliers to create a menu that showcases beef, poultry and fresh seafood.
Open Mondays 12pm – 9pm.
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 5:30pm Monday. Bookings recommended.
255 Esplanade, Henley Beach
Phone number 0466645800
The beautifully designed bar and restaurant on Glenelg’s buzzing Jetty Road is a hot spot for both dinner. The space has recently opened their renovated beer garden which is the perfect spot for a warm night.
Open Mondays from 8am – late.
18 Jetty Road, Glenelg
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 5:30pm
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 11am to 9pm
11 Moseley Square, Glenelg
08 8295 3966
Located right on the beachfront of Semaphore, The Palais is an Adelaide icon that is perfect for summer with its newly renovated beach bar and seaside bistro. The menu has all your pub favourites alongside some delicious chef specials.
Open 7 days a week from 11am.
The Esplanade, Semaphore
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 5pm
405 Magill Rd. St. Morris
(08) 8332 4114
Prospect’s cult classic pizzeria, pasta and cocktail bar is a must-visit for any foodie with the owner turning what was once a whole-in-the-wall cocktail bar into a thriving suburban eatery.
Open Monday’s from 5pm – late.
3/98 Prospect Road, Prospect
0401 188 845
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.
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 $12 Premium Gin.
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
Kids eat free every Monday, with the purchase of an adult main meal.
30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End
P: 08 8443 4756
If all-you-can-eat sushi sounds like your ideal Monday night, then this place is for you! Quality Japanese food and as much as you can eat. There are two locations, one in Glenelg and one in Prospect both of which are open Mondays from 5pm.
20 Jetty Road, Glenelg
North Park Shopping Centre – 264 Main North Road, Prospect
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 4pm – 6pm with $8 Tap Beer, $8 Base Spirits $7 house wine (conditions apply)
27 Unley Road, Parkside
Ph: 08 8271 5544.
If you’re craving a deliciously good burger on Monday night, then look no further than Diamond Burger in Glenunga. From juicy chicken burgers to smashed cheeseburger, these yummy bites can be complimented with a good ol’ thickshake.
Shop 3/563 Port Rush Road, Glenunga 5064
A hospitable, family-friendly restaurant that nurtures traditional Lebanese cuisine, Zayt & Zaatar is dedicated to preserving their family and ancestors’ culinary heritage through a rich menu. No matter what you taste buds are telling you, add Zayt & Zaatar to your Monday night eats diary.
601/603 Lower North East Rd, Campbelltown SA 5074
17 Charles St, West Lakes SA 5021
Open for both lunch and dinner on Monday, Adobo Co. will be there to satisfy your authentic filipino cuisine. So whether you’re in the mood for pork adobo or crispy pata, Port Adelaide establishment will have something for everyone.
118 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, SA 5051