We've all been there, feet a little sore, throat a little hoarse, make-up a little faded and tummy a lot rumbling; enter the post-party feast. Some like a burger, others are partial to the kebab, and some will go on a merry pilgrimage to the early morning feed. We've taken the guesswork out, so you no longer need to decide where to stuff your face after a night out on the sauce.
Here are the best restaurants in Sydney for a post party pig-out.
Golden Century | Haymarket
Favourited by celebrity chefs for a post-shift dinner, Golden Century is just as ideal for a family-style feast with your mates after a few drinks. What's great about Golden Century is that it's open until 4am! Just be careful you don't get too excited and drop $200 on a fresh-from-the-tank lobster. But if you do, you won't be disappointed.
Caffé Rome | Potts Point
Just a quick stroll from the heart of Kings Cross, Caffé Roma offer authentic, carb-laden Italian food until 2am, so you can munch away after arguing over lockout laws with a bouncer. The gnocchi pesto is a personal favourite, and the pizzas definitely don't disappoint. They will even give you some crayons to decorate the paper table cloth – score!
Mr Crackles | Darlinghurst
Anyone who hasn't dropped by in the early hours for a bit 'o pork is lying. And if they're not, they had better hop to it! Nothing will soak up your evening's tipples quite like a fresh baguette from Mr Crackles, stuffed with salad, crispy pork belly and a decent helping of mayo. If it's been an extra big day, go for the Manwich – it will cure what ails you.
Maisy's 24 | Neutral Bay
Something of an institution among locals, Maisy's 24 literally never closes. It's kind of like the friend you can always rely on when you're in a pickle… Or even if you just want a pickle, on a burger, at 4am. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available 24 hours a day, so you'll never have to go without.
Frankie's Pizza By The Slice | Sydney CBD
The best part about Frankie's Pizza is that you don't even have to leave the premises in order to fuel up or end your night on a high. You can even go super classy by ordering the porchetta with pork belly, smoked mozzarella and grilled eggplant. Whether you go to Frankie's with the intention of eating or not, you'll probably end up doing so; and you'll definitely have the time of your life.
Nada's Lebanese Restaurant | Surry Hills
Famous for the group dinner, belly dancer, private room sort of thing, Nada's is also a great place to continue the party with a feast of epic proportions until they shut the doors at 3am. If you're a dirty doner kebab lover at heart, step it up a notch and enjoy the spread at Nada's, banquet menus start at $28 and will have you converted for good!
El Loco | Surry Hills
Another location that doesn't require the party stopping so you can get some grub. El Loco serves up fresh, delicious tacos and hot dogs alongside margaritas, cervezas and tequilas until 3am on weekends, so you can refuel as you go, or satisfy your stomach until the next morning.
Chat Thai | Haymarket
Serving up some of Sydney's best Thai food without the puddle of oil at the bottom, Chat Thai understand that sometimes the hankering for a good old Thai feast doesn't end at 10pm. The Haymarket Chat Thai is open for supper from 9:30pm until 2am every night, so be sure to head down there after a big night at one of Chinatown's karaoke bars for an almighty feast or just a quick pad Thai.
Jerry's Pizza & Pasta | Manly
Offering something a little better than a greasy kebab or soggy fries, Jerry's Pizza & Pasta serve gourmet pizza and pasta fresh from the oven (or pan) until 3am on Friday and Saturday, with extended hours most other nights. So be sure to head in with a group for a more upmarket post-party feast that will turn you into a Manly local… if you aren't already.
Mamak | Chinatown
One of the reasons we enjoy a post-party meal so much is because it soaks up all of that delicious alcohol we have imbibed. And what better way to soak it up than with a buttery roti from Mamak? Head down and brave the line, or get lucky with a speedy table; Mamak serve supper until 2am on Friday and Saturday. The satays are a great option if you're just a little peckish, while the curries or noodles will go down a treat if you're starving.
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