If you've ever fancied a freshly cut and grilled steak at 3am on a Tuesday, Butchers Diner is one to add to your late-night list. The CBD diner serves up a full menu 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Beginning as a storage space and deboning room for owner Con Christopoulos' nearby restaurant The European, the venue quickly realised its potential. The menu is made up of diner classics heavy on the meat, both because of the diner's initial purpose and the fact that both chefs are also butchers. Take the 'yakitori'-style offal, the daily steak or the house-made blood sausage and devilled egg roll.
While the above is available all day, a breakfast menu is available from 6-11am and features hearty options like steak and eggs on toast, and an egg and maple bacon burger. Pair this with a cup of filter coffee for only $2.50 and you're well on the way to perfecting the most important meal of the day.
If you're walking past and can't hack a full meal, grab a couple of pork and beef dim sims to take away or snack on a plate of Simon's seasonal pickles. It also does dessert, making it a prime spot for post-dinner pop-in, including a sticky date pudding and tiramisu. It's a simple concept, but it's been well thought out — and it fills a gap for 24-hour dining at the top end of the CBD.