Who doesn’t love a Melbourne meal special?! A good meal deal offers the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, eat out, save moola, and make you feel like you have a social life mid-week. Parma or steak night, anyone?
Here are the best of the best of Melbourne’s south side week-night meal specials.
Lona Pinxtos Bar
Lona Pinxtos in St Kilda offers a large selection of flavoursome morsels, ranging from small plates to larger tapas meals—these Melbourne cheap eats will take you back to the bars of Barcelona. On Mondays, the venue offers wine, beer and bubbles for $2.50 and their hugely popular slow braised pork sliders for only $3.50.
The ultimate start to the week, Supernormal offers Fried Chicken Monday, and it’s as good as it sounds. Head Chef Ben Piggott is serving up tantalising portions of buttermilk fried chicken, kimchi and red dragon sauce for $31.
Prahran favourite, David’s treats the locals to a two course dinner and a glass of wine for $33 on Mondays from 5:00pm-10:00pm.
Melbourne CBD and Hawthorn
Beer DeLuxe is renowned for its ever-changing beer menu. Every Monday the team has to ‘clear the lines’ to prepare for the new beers which means beer lovers can enjoy their favourite drops for $5 a schooner and $6 a pint.
Try the very best of local, international, and craft brews, on the cheap.
Pizza lovers, this one is for you. A25 Pizzeria lets you have any of their pizzas, including the quirky ones for $13 each on Monday nights.
Mt. Erica Hotel
Folks, this is not a drill. Mt. Erica dishes up $10 parmas on Mondays. Who even cooks on Mondays anymore?
Monkey King Bar
Monkey King Bar is the culinary creation from renowned Asian hospitality mogul David Zhou. Every Tuesday this Melbourne restaurant serves up delicious pan-fried dumplings for just $1 dollar each, along with two for one cocktails.
Tuesdays are steak day at College Lawn where you’ll find 350gm grain-fed steaks from $14. Tuck into this epic Melbourne cheap eats, knowing you’ve practically made money.
Acland St Cantina
Acland St Cantina embraces Taco Tuesdays, and will fix you up with four of the suckers for $20. Whadda bargain.
The Vincent hosts a Burger and Brew night, offering $20 for a burger, fries and a beer or glass of wine every Wednesday from 6pm. They mix things up with a new burger each week, meaning this is one Melbourne cheap eat you’ll never get tired of.
Dear Liza makes all your mussel mania dreams come true on Wednesdays. From 5:00pm until late, you’ll be able to nab one kilogram of Spring Bay mussels with your choice of sauce, Asian slaw and crusty bread for $30. Hot tip: it’s more than enough for two to share.
River-side favourite, Arbory offers freshly shucked oysters for $2 each on Thursdays. Count us in.
A match made in heaven, Zhou Zhou dishes up bao and beer for $10 on Thursdays from 5:00pm until late.
Melbourne restaurant, The Botanical has a different special each weeknight, however Thursdays are definitely the highlight. $25 will get you a quality steak and glass of wine with fries and salad on the side.
Oriental Teahouse on Little Collins will treat you to unlimited yum cha for $30 on Friday nights, with 6:00pm and 8:00pm sittings. We repeat, unlimited yum cha.
Albert Park Hotel
Albert Park Hotel knows how to finish the week—$25 will get you market fresh fish and chips and a glass of wine or beer. Helloooo weekend.
Image credit: Zhou Zhou, Monkey King