You know summer is really here when our beloved Fringe Festival kicks off, and the wait is almost over. We’re guessing your Fringe calendar is almost full, so we’re here to make sure your stomach is too. After all, you’re going to need plenty of tasty eats to get you through the coming weeks, and we’ve got all the inside info on Fringe food (and drink) deals you need to know about.
Here’s where to score yourself a sweet deal throughout Fringe Festival.
Shy John Brewery & Yum Cha
Beer + dumplings = a winning combo, and the generous folk at Shy John know it. This year during Fringe they’re offering three dumplings for the bargain basement price of $1 with every schooner purchase.
Varnish on King
If beer isn’t your beverage of choice, you might want to head over to Varnish on King. They’re pouring a special Bulleit Bourbon Fringe Edition tap cocktail for the very nice price of $15. Just flash your ticket at the bar to redeem your drink.
If rosé, prosecco and mimosas float your boat, you best be paying visit to Bivouac. Every Sunday during Fringe they’ll be opening their doors for Basic Biv-ches between 11.30am and 3.30pm and offering a Shish share plate with these bottomless beverages for just $55 per person. The usual menu will also be available, but this special really sounds too good to pass up.
Lucky for you (and us) Caballitos are swinging $5 tacos for Fringe, along with a sweet $20 deal that includes a taco and a margarita combo. Have your ticket at the ready to claim the deal.
The Flour Factory
Nothing screams summer like a gin cocktail, and The Flour Factory has two delicious options to keep you happy while you binge on Fringe. For just $30 you can grab their deliciously fresh Gordons Pink Summer carafe, or Tanqueray Garden carafe. All you have to do is show your ticket, round up a few mates, and settle back in the sun.
For a whopping 20% off Panama Social’s punch bowls, simply flash your Fringe ticket when you dine in with a group of two or more. There are three delicious flavour combinations to choose from, all starting with rum and ramping up from there. The perfect way to kick off a seriously good night out. Panama Social is also slinging Midori Illusion shakers throughout Fringe.
The Generous Squire
If you’re after something more substantial, The Generous Squire is where you need to be. They’ve got a sweet set menu deal for tables of two or more, including a shared entree, choice of four mains, plus a glass of wine or schooner of beer each for just $30 per person. Roll in on the night or pre-book in advance.
Perth Cultural Centre
The Claremont is a brand new Fringe World hub, and home to two fantastic acts. To celebrate the opening, they’re offering all ticket holders drink specials including $10 Aperol spritzes and cocktail specials, plus $8 beers, $16 jugs, and bottles of San Martino prosecco for $35.
The Market Grounds Beer Garden is sure to be packed with Fringe-goers this summer, all amped for the live DJ action every night and Sunday arvos until 3 February. They’re also running Summer Spritz drink deals until 17 February, with $13 Aperol spritzes in three fresh flavours; classic, grapefruit, and limoncello.
Oh hello, new flavours. This summer for Fringe World Chicho Gelato is taking us back to our sweetest childhood memories with two new flavours: Honey Joy gelato and Mango Passionberry sorbet. These are sure to get you all nostalgic for your birthday parties of yesteryear and Funny Faces by the pool.
OPEN by Duotone
Is there such a thing as an ugly potato? Duotone certainly thinks so, and they’ll be serving them up alongside lip-smacking ribs and tap beer for just $20 during Fringe. There’s also $10 espresso martinis to be had, so head in from 5pm onwards.
Catering bosses Soul Provider are bringing out the big guns for Fringe, with delicious deals throughout the festival. On Tuesdays you can nab yourself $6 mac ‘n’ cheese, or 1kg of wings on Wednesdays. There’s also a feed me menu for $45 including a glass of wine, and a pop-up shack will be serving up indulgent Po Boys with fried chicken, shrimps, pulled pork and more in the square.
All this Fringing is sure to have you feeling pretty damn hungry, so grab a few friends and head to The Standard. They’re offering two menu favourite banquets to curb your cravings; Hungry for $49 and Feast for $70.
Manila Nights Pop-Up by The Standard
The Standard is really feeling Fringe this year, and will be slinging Filipino favourites at their Manila Nights pop-up at Old Shanghai. Think tasty dishes perfect for on-the-go snacking, including crispy chicken cups, pork belly, and loaded mantou buns; along with some larger main dishes if you feel like dining in.
Sauma will be opening up an outpost at the Urban Orchard as part of the Matso’s Broome Time pop up. The Indian street food truck is the place to go for spicy hot dogs and gunpowder fries. We like the sound of the Mad Dog; a Goan spiced sausage in a brioche bun with pickled slaw and tandoori mayo.
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