Queen Elizabeth II is Australia’s official head of state. That has very little bearing on how we live our lives day-to-day, with a couple of exceptions. The most noteworthy? The Queen’s Birthday public holiday, which falls on June 10 this year. The Queen’s actual birthday is in April, but because of how many public holidays there are around then, most Commonwealth states officially celebrate her birthday on a different date that’s better suited to a day off.

In every Australian state except for Queensland and Western Australia, the Queen’s Birthday falls on the second Monday of June. Recently, it’s felt like every other weekend has been a long one, but that won’t be the case much longer: in Sydney, this is our last public holiday until Labour Day in October, so make it count. Here are all of the restaurants, bars and cafes staying open to help you make the most of the holiday.

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Open from 12pm–2.15; 5.30pm–10.30pm.

1 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay


Open from 12pm–10pm.

Level 1 35 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium

Open from 11.30–11.30pm.

1 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour

Mary's Circular Quay

Open from 12pm–12am.

7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney

Chiosco by Ormeggio

Open from 8am–11pm, 15 per cent surcharge.

The Jetty, The Spit Marina, Spit Road, Mosman


Open from 8am–12pm, 10 per cent surcharge.

55 Harris Street, Pyrmont


Open from 8am–11pm, 15 per cent surcharge.

359 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Blair Street Dairy

Open from 7am–2pm.

27 Blair Street, Bondi


Open from 9am–2pm, 12.5 per cent surcharge.

4/29 Orwell Street, Potts Point

The Taphouse

Open from 12pm–12am.

122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst

The Unicorn Hotel

Open from 12pm–late.

106 Oxford Street, Paddington

Three Blue Ducks Bronte

Open from 7am–2.30pm.

143 Macpherson Street, Bronte

A1 Canteen

Open from 8am–4pm.

The Old Rum Store 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale

The Glebe Hotel

Open from 12pm–11pm, 10 per cent surcharge.

63 Bay Street, Glebe

The Imperial Hotel

Open from 12pm–12am.

35 Erskineville Road, Erskineville

Jang Ta Bal

Open from 11am–11.55pm.

73-75 Liverpool Street, Sydney

The George Hotel

Open from 11am–12am.

760 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo

The Marrickville Hotel

Open from 4pm–12am.

244 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

Mama Lor

Open from 10am–9pm.

Shop 5 39-45 Rooty Hill Road North, Rooty Hill

Mary's Newtown

Open from 12pm–12am.

6 Mary Street, Newtown