From lip-smacking sandwiches to hearty salads and homely Asian-style comfort food, we find out where to fill up for less with our guide to the best lunch bargains in Sydney's CBD. For those of you who've worked up a serious appetite here is our pick of the best cheap eats in Sydney.
Table Sixty | CBD
With a revolving lunch menu focused upon the freshest seasonal produce, there's an array of affordable hot dishes (prepared by the chefs at Steel Bar and Grill), and sandwiches stacked with ingredients such as Moroccan braised Milly Hill lamb or citrus cured King Salmon ($9.50).
Mamak | Haymarket
Mamak's Haymarket location serves up some of the finest Malaysian fare in town. Go for the classic nasi lemak, traditional coconut rice with an ensemble of sambal, peanuts, crispy, anchovies, cucumber and hard-boiled egg. At just $9, this is CBD lunch bargain dining at its best.
Parlour Burger | CBD
Ten dollar burgers and duck fat chips—need we say anything else! Choose from tasty fillings such as beer-battered fish, Indian 'vego', chicken quinoa or its famed "The Black Widow" (charcoal bun with ground beef, chipotle mayo and jalapeño chilli), you will not be disappointed. Some of Sydney's best cheap eats, not withstanding tastiest, in town.
Central Baking Depot | CBD
Serving up freshly baked pastries accompanied by excellent coffee, this is certainly one for your CBD lunch bargain hit list. You'll find an amazing range of pies and sausage rolls, pizzas and sandwiches all for less than a $10 note. Be sure to try the pancetta and Gruyère cheese quiche!
Via Abercrombie | CBD
An institution amongst the CBD lunch crowd, when it comes to the humble sandwich these guys are king! Slabs of bread are laden with chicken schnitzel, salami, smoked BBQ chicken, tuna or salmon, with trappings of mayo, cabbage, lettuce and tomato—it's not fancy but it's damn delicious!
York Lane Bar | CBD
This laneway café/wine bar not only offers great coffee, but a delectable (and may we say economical) lunch menu that's sure to curb your midday lunch bargain cravings. Choose from duck pancakes with hoisin sauce ($12), panzanella salad with bacon ($7), or crispy pork belly with chilli jam ($12)—delicious! Sydney's best cheap eats options just got a whole lot more mouthwatering.
Malay-Chinese Takeaway | CBD
Rounding off our list of lunch bargains in Sydney's CBD is none other than the delectable Malay-Chinese Takeaway. Almost the entire menu comes in at under $10 so you'd want to taste your way through it all—start with the creamy chicken and prawn laksa ($9.60) for a top Sydney cheap eat!
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