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Brisbane Meal Deals

Your guide to boujee budget friendly meals

Brisbane Meal Deals

Scrambling to find a decent place to eat out that won't hurt your wallet? Forget the fast food drive-thru, we've got you covered for the whole week, with a guide to help you find places in Brisbane with budget-friendly meals.

MONDAY

River Quay Fish

WHAT: Skip your go-to lunch order and try out something you with River Quay Fishes lunch specials.

For entree pick from:

Panko crumbed calamari or Coconut crumbed prawns.

And for main select from:

Beer battered fish of the day or Kingfish

WHERE: South Bank

WHEN: Monday – Friday | 11:30am- 5pm

HOW MUCH: $39pp

MORE: Complete your meal with a glass of chardonnay or Shiraz, also part of the special.

Osbourne Hotel

Trivia Night | Steak Night

WHAT: Grab your friends and book a table for Monday Trivia at the Osbourne Hotel and feats on Monday night’s special - Rump steak cooked to your liking with choice of sauce, served with rustic fries and a simple salad and a cold Burleigh Brewing Big Head Lager.

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Every Monday | 7 pm

HOW MUCH: $20

MORE: Book the special here

Fat Dumpling

Everyday lunch specials

WHAT: Warm up your bellies with six steamed dumplings of your choice + salad (either crystal cucumber or Chinese broccolini), or chicken noodles soup, or prawn & egg fried rice.

WHERE: King Street

WHEN: Everyday

HOW MUCH: prices from $15

TUESDAY

Brisbane Brewing Co

Parmy Night

WHAT: Spend your Tuesday nights gulping down a cold beer and enjoying a mouth-watering house-cut chicken parmy from Brisbane Brewing Co.

WHERE: Woolloongabba

WHEN: Every Tuesday | 5 pm- 9 pm

HOW MUCH: $20

MORE: Did we mention you get a choice of two tasty sides? #Winning

Osbourne Hotel

Burger Night

WHAT: Grab Any burger off the Kitchen menu served with rustic fries.

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Every Tuesday | 5:30pm-9pm

HOW MUCH: $15

MORE: Book the special here

Il Verde

Cheese Wheel Pasta | Death by Cheese

WHAT: Let’s face it; you can never get too much cheese. Head over to Il Verde at King Street for your next dinner date for their famous cheese wheel pasta. Now even cheesier with an indulgent raclette entrée stirring up your night out.

WHERE: King Street

WHEN: Tuesday and Thursdays | Seatings are for 6 pm or 8 pm only | book your table here.

HOW MUCH: Cheese Wheel Pasta $45pp | Death By Cheese $55pp

MORE: Indulge in their raclette to start – wood-fired bread topped in melted cheese – followed by the show-stopper: pasta stirred up in our wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Top things off with a glass of wine and a cheeky Italian dessert, and you’ve got the perfect night out!

WEDNESDAY

Brisbane Brewing Co

Hump Day Rump Day

WHAT: Picture thick creamy beer gravy poured over chips and slaw, served with a 300g Angus Reserve Rump. If you like that, then give yourself a little midweek treat at Brisbane Brewing co.

WHERE: Woolloongabba

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 5 pm- 9 pm

HOW MUCH: $20

Osbourne Hotel

Wigin’ Wednesday

WHAT: Dive into 1kg of wings in their chef's special sauce and pass out from a food coma.

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 5:30pm-9pm

HOW MUCH: $15

MORE: Book the special here

THURSDAY

Brisbane Brewing Co

Rib Thursday

WHAT: The only thing you should be gnawing on this Thursday is one of Brisbane Brewing Co’s 12hour slow braised beef short rib.

WHERE: Woolloongabba

WHEN: Every Thursday | 5pm-9pm

HOW MUCH: $20

MORE: Get a head start on your weekend and crack a cold beer (We won’t tell!).

Woolly Mammoth

Wings and Drinks

WHAT: Free wings with every drink purchase!

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Thursdays | 9 pm- 11 pm

MORE: Enjoy your evening with live music and DJ’s till late.

Osbourne Hotel

Ribs Night

WHAT: Juicy ribs served with crispy rustic fries and coleslaw for only $15

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Every Thursday | 5:30pm-9pm

HOW MUCH: $15

MORE: Book your special here

Heya Bar

Be Hangry no more

WHAT: All food items just $5. We repeat. ALL FOOD ITEMS $5.

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Every Thursday | 5 pm- 1 am

HOW MUCH: $5

MORE: Come for the cheap food, stay for the edgy fun, cool atmosphere. This place is a wonderland of hidden bars and free live music.

Julius Pizzeria

Weekly Pizza Specials

WHAT: If you love surprises as much as we do, you’ll surely love a surprise pizza special every week with Julius Pizzeria.

WHERE: South Bank

WHEN: Thursday

FRIDAY

Woolly Mammoth

FriYAY! Lunch Specials in the Alehouse.

WHAT: Sink your teeth into any of their delicious buns for only $10! Buns so good, it’s worth leaving the office for.

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Every Friday from 12 pm

HOW MUCH: $10

SATURDAY

Fat Dumpling

The Fat Dumpling dinner Banquet

WHAT: A feast fit for a King! With a green salad, spring rolls, chicken skewers, steam & pan-fried dumpling, served with a beer, house wine, green tea or soft drink. You might need someone to roll you home.

WHERE: King Street

WHEN: Tuesday – Saturday | 5:30- 9 pm

HOW MUCH: $26pp

MORE: Vegetarian options available

SUNDAY


Woolly Mammoth

Sunday Crafternoons

WHAT: End your week the right way, munching on the best ribs in Brisbane while playing classic board games with your mates.

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Sunday from 12 pm

MORE: Enjoy table games, shuffleboard, bocce, giant Jenga and connect 4

Osbourne Hotel

Sunday All Day special

WHAT: Grab a slice off this Sunday special, the Osbourne offers any pizza off the menu for $10 all Sunday from noon (this is what dreams are made of).

WHERE: Fortitude Valley

WHEN: Every Sunday | 12pm-9pm

HOW MUCH: $10

MORE: Book your special here

Comuna Cantina

Pinky Sundays

WHAT: See the world in Rosé this Sunday with Comuna Cantina with their special pink inspired food and cocktails! (We’re getting tickle pink just thinking about it).

WHERE: King Street

WHEN: Every Sunday | 12 pm

HOW MUCH: Rosé from $5 | grab two glasses of Rosé and two tacos for 2 $25 or DIY Taco + Botte of Rosé for $49

Il Verde

Slice of Sunday

WHAT: Save your dough and enjoy a wood-fired pizza with house-made Italian sauce for only $20, with any drink purchase, this Sunday at Il Verde.

WHERE: King Street

WHEN: Every Sunday | from 12 pm

HOW MUCH: $20

MORE: Excludes seafood pizza

Clapham Junction Wine Bar Provisions

WHAT: For tapas style brunches that stretch into a fantastic afternoon...

WHERE: Banyo

WHEN: Sunday | 11 am

HOW MUCH: $40 for 2

MORE: Escape every Sunday with their Aperitivo. 2 x Spritz or 2 x Gins (they have over 20 Australian labels!) and a delicious cured meat and cheese platter for 2.

About the Author

Ysabelle Alesna

Ysabelle Alesna

Out in the beaches of Australia, you can find this charismatic girl laying in the sand with a sangria in one hand and her book in the other. If she's not at the beach, you can catch her on the hunt for the best tacos in Brisbane. She's a sucker for romance or fiction books, but also enjoys her true crime and murder podcasts.