From Europe, to Asia, and the Middle East late, night dining is possible any night of the week, and now Sydney’s CBD is getting on board!
Zaffi, which is Arabic for ‘celebration’, is one of the latest additions to the city’s late-night dining scene. Set across two levels, Zaffi has an upstairs dining area, and subterranean restaurant and bar too where the party really gets going. On weekends, Lebanese drummers bring the vibe and at this restaurant they actually encourage you to dance on tables! Heading up the late-night kitchen is Head Chef Graeme Hunt, who plates up a range of authentic, Middle Eastern inspired dishes including house-made Manoosh Khabaz bread, Eggplant Fatteh, and a delicious slow-roasted lamb shoulder. Don’t leave without sampling the incredible Baclave Soft Serve.
Across town, in Castlereagh St, is Hey Chú. Resembling an eatery straight out of Hanoi or Saigon, Hey Chú serves up great food and drinks, well into the wee hours with a 3am licence. Dimly lit, with handmade lanterns from Hoi An, Hey Chú serves a menu that is divided into ‘snacks’ and ‘substantials’. Highlight dishes include Fried Tofu with Fermented Tomato and Saltbush and Prawn Toast. Larger share plates include the Rice Cakes with Prawn and Blue Swimmer Crab and the Thit Ko Lamb Pappardelle. Hey Chú also boasts live music, featuring many local musicians.
Two fantastic late-night venues means that you can keep the food, drinks and good times going – all night long!