Tuesday4:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Wednesday4:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Thursday4:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Friday2:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Saturday4:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Sunday4:00 pm – 1:00 am.

4 Rintoul Street, Newtown

04-389 3008

Located on a Rintoul Street site formally known for a dozen dodgy restaurants, Monterey brings old school cool back to Newtown, with tables you can scribble on, music played exclusively from their large vinyl collection and a sunny back garden.

Drawing inspiration from the eponymous Californian writers and musicians’ haunt, this diner and bar might best be described as an eclectic mix of craft brews and delicious gourmet burgers, all at a reasonable price.

From the draped wire light fixtures to crazy murals that go up the walls, and chairs that wouldn’t be amiss in any school staff room, the atmosphere oozes a bookish kind of Americana-charm. Monterey is open seven days a week, with lunch served on Fridays and Saturdays, though ten dollar burgers on Tuesdays ought to be the standout attraction.

Words by Matt Paterson & Photography by Anna Briggs

4 Rintoul Street, Newtown

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