It's hard to find a Brisbane restaurant that's open on a Monday night because, well, it's a Monday night in Brisbane. But with Brisbane's dynamic and diverse array of eateries, there's no reason why Monday dinners should be limited to microwaved leftovers on the couch. The first day of the working week is over! Congratulations, you survived! Get enthusiastic and celebrate how well you weathered that awful hangover with a night out at a one of the best restaurants in Brisbane.
Since we last scoured the city for Brisbane restaurants open on a Monday night, it seems like all the cool cats have cottoned on and signed up for the perpetual party. We thought it was time to revisit some of our most beloved Monday night pals and introduce some newbies…
Here are the best resaturants in Brisbane open on a Monday night, sorted by area to help with your chow hunting.
The CBD is the primary spot of choice for power lunches and client dinners, so it only makes sense that it's munch halls be ready for anything, even on a Monday…
The presence of a curry and craft beer bar is a long overdue addition to the Brisbane food scene. Located on Felix Street in the CBD, Indian Mehfil promises to give your week the culinary kick-start it needs with their expansive curry menu, complete with naan and all the fixings.
Impromptu Monday night drinks needn't end at the Laneway Bar. Carry on into the evening with that linen napkin experience at The Euro. Their menu doesn't mess around, and if you're dining out on a Monday you probably don't either.
An impressive place to bring a midweek date, mate or visiting relative, Public never ceases to bedazzle and excite with their offbeat menu of share plates small and large.
The Survey Co.
The oh-so-trendy Burnett Lane has yet another feather in its cap. Fine dining and even finer drinking rank high on The Survey Co.'s agenda, making it an ideal spot for a drink and dinner midweek.
The heart of the party thumps loud and strong in the Valley making it the perfect place for a Monday shenanigan.
The Balfour Kitchen
Not only is The Balfour Kitchen open on Mondays, but it's also the only day of the week they're BYO! Yes, that's right. You can bring your own bottle of wine to accompany your meal in this picturesque New Farm Queenslander.
Another Valley fave open on a Monday night, Mighty Mighty's succulent American barbecue menu is available for eat-ins or take outs.
Pasta and Monday nights were made for each other. Bucci is open from 5:30pm, for an aperitivo at the always-happening Bucci Bar, or something more substantial from their famous menu of Italian favourites.
A firm favourite at the Urban List, Gerard's Bistro offers a sharable feast of psychedelic taste explosions, and they have just opened for Monday night trading. Shriek. Make sure you prime your palate with a tipple from Gerard's Bar across the way, which is, of course, also handily open on a Monday night, and be sure to order at least one plate of the marrowbone.
Brisbane has never been starved for choice in the way of Asian cuisine, and the recently opened Kwan Brothers is no exception. All kinds of fusion is cooked up midweek, and with a quieter crowd, you'd be mad not to pencil in a Monday sesh.
Can't picture yourself braving the evening elements so early in the week? The charming folk at Alfredo's Pizzeria understand. They'll cook you up a premium, wood fired pizza AND deliver it direct to your door with a bottle of your favourite tipple. It's a Monday miracle.
Editor's Note: Locanda has closed permanently.
The Flaming Olive
Editor's Note: The Flaming Olive has closed permanently.
The South Brisbane food scene blows up on the weekend, but only a couple of places forego early week R&R to provide us humble citizens with food we could only ever dream of making ourselves.
South Bank Surf Club
With a menu designed for group sharing, South Bank Surf Club is the ultimate place to bring a pack of your mates and get the week started right. It's also the perfect spot for a mellow Monday catch-up, you workaholics. A full rack of their baby back ribs is the only scientifically proven cure for monday-itis.
Another awesome Brisbane restaurant offering BYO on a Monday night, Aquitaine's Eat Like a Frenchman Mondays are a great excuse to enjoy a bottle of plonk by the river. The amazing French fare is just a bonus, really.
Peel Street Kitchen
Pizzas, large plates, and a lava stone grill make dinner at PSK a thing of beauty. Make sure you save room in your dessert stomach for one of their tantalising sweet things.
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Hatch & Co.
Ever versatile and eager to please, Hatch & Co. provide glorious respite early in the week. Whether you're looking for a wee snack, a hearty feed, or somewhere to take the family, the good old sports at Hatch & Co. have got you nicely covered.
Reef Seafood and Sushi
Wrap up your grocery haul with some takeaway from the intensely fresh Reef Seafood and Sushi. Or if you've got time, dine in on their caviar selection and cheese boards like a proper class act.
Don't fancy a commute to dinner? Some of our favourite local restaurants leave their doors open for a Monday night and mercifully save us all kinds of hassle.
This French/Vietnamese fusion favourite is not only open on a Monday night, but they also have an epic Monday night deal. $35pp will not only get you a four-course shared banquet, but also a movie ticket to the oh-so conveniently located Palace Barrack cinemas. Libertine, I think I love you?
Trang Restaurant | West End
No surprises here. A mainstay of cheap and cheerful dinners, Trang Restaurant always seems to be open when everywhere else is closed. I can't recall how many times I have found sweet dining refuge in a bowl of their beef pho noodles.
Curryville | Morningside
Curryville consistently churn out insanely good curries made fresh every day, but make sure you book or get there early, as Morningside's best kept secret this place thumps every night of the week.
Peasant | Paddington
Monday night nosh doesn't get much better than this. Peasant is open a Monday night for a Spanish share plates, drinks, and school-night good times.
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