Where to go for a feed at 1am

Open until 2am daily ... Chat Thai, Haymarket.
Chat Thai at Haymarket.

Hunger never sleeps, but there's no shortage of good food in the middle of the night. Here are Angie Schiavone's top picks for a post-party feed.

Craving heat

@bangkok 
Shop G11, Capitol Square, 730-742 George Street, Sydney 9211 5232
Open until 4am Fri & Sat, 3am Sun, 2am Mon-Thurs

If chilli is what you need to keep the engine running, then this popular Thai restaurant with sparkly lights and splashes of orange might be just the ticket. Big, bold flavours are the go here, but if you're feeling a little worse for wear, the more easy-going noodle dishes are probably a better option.

Craving meat

Fatima's
294-296 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills 9698 4895
Open until 3am, daily

Fatima's has been sating the hunger pangs of late night revellers (and very early risers) for decades. It's no silver service establishment, but if it's grilled meats and kebabs you want, then it's grilled meats and kebabs you'll get.

Craving smoke

Seoul Ria
Level 2, 605-609 George Street, Sydney 9269 0222
Open until 2am Fri & Sat, midnight Sun-Thurs

If you miss going home after a night out with your clothes smelling of smoke, Korean barbecue is the answer! OK, so there probably aren't too many people who miss that – but it's worth it for a feast of DIY-BBQ, hotpots and classic Korean dishes. And anytime is a good time for kimchi.

Craving a quick fix

Harry's Cafe de Wheels
Corner Cowper Wharf Roadway & Brougham Road, Woolloomooloo 9357 3074
Open until 4am Fri & Sat, 1am Sun, 2am Mon & Tues, 3am Wed & Thurs.

Harry's is famous for opening late, and for pies – most notably The Tiger, with mushy peas, potato mash and gravy. The stalwart eatery is multiplying at rapid speed, and the Harry's at Haymarket, Parramatta, Penrith, Burwood and Tempe all open to different versions of "late", too.

Constant craving

Cafe Hernandez
60 Kings Cross Road, Potts Point 9331 2343
Open 24 hours, daily

Cafe Hernandez has been in the caffeine fixing business for 40 years. Open 'round the clock, all year, every year, it lures in those out late with the smell of beans roasting and coffee brewing, and the hope of a serve of churros to sweeten the deal.

Pancakes on the Rocks
4 Hickson Road, The Rocks 9247 6371
Open 24 hours, daily

For many, a visit to Pancakes is as much about taking a trip down memory lane as it is about pancakes. For others, it's all about those front doors that just never close.

Continued cravings?

Chat Thai: 20 Campbell Street, Haymarket 9211 1808, Thai, open until 2am daily

El Loco: 64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills 9211 4945, Mexican, open until 3am Thurs-Sat, 1am Wed

Golden Century: 393-399 Sussex Street, Haymarket 9212 3901, Chinese, open until 4am every day

Guzman y Gomez: Corner Bayswater Road & Pennys Lane, Kings Cross, Mexican, open until 4am Fri & Sat

Mamak: 15 Goulburn Street, Haymarket 9211 1668, Malaysian, open until 2am Fri & Sat

Petaling Street: 760 George Street, Haymarket 9280 1006, Malaysian, open until 2am Fri & Sat, 1am Sun-Thurs

Yok Yor Thai Food Factory: 323 Castlereagh Street (enter from Campbell Street), Haymarket 9280 0001, Thai, open until 2am Fri-Sat, 1am Sun-Thurs

Angie Schiavone is the editor of the 2013 Good Food Under $30, published in March, and its previous incarnation, Everyday Eats.

 

Reviews

Harry's signature Tiger Pies

Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Cowper Wharf Roadway & Brougham St, Potts Point, NSW, Australia, 2011
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
El Loco Hotdog

El Loco

64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia, 2010
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Cafe Hernandez Thumbnail

Cafe Hernandez

60 Kings Cross Rd, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Australia, 2011
Guzman Y Gomez Mexican Taqueria

Guzman Y Gomez

175 King St, Newtown, NSW, Australia, 2042
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Mamak Thumbnail

Mamak

15 Goulburn St, Haymarket, NSW, Australia, 2000
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Khao Soi

Chat Thai

20 Campbell St, Haymarket, NSW, Australia, 2000
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Golden Century Thumbnail

Golden Century

393-399 Sussex St, Haymarket, NSW, Australia, 2000
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
BBQ beef

Seoul Ria

Goulburn St, Haymarket, NSW, Australia, 2000
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Thai Culture

@Bangkok

730-742 George St, Haymarket, NSW, Australia, 2000
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Asian dressing

Yor Yor Thai Food Factory

Campbell St, Haymarket NSW, Australia, Haymarket, NSW, Australia
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)

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