When it comes to eating at some of the best restaurants in Sydney, being a tightass is usually not an option. You see, forking out your dollars is mandatory if you want the best (and you do).
Worry not, Sydneysiders, you no longer need to part with your hard-earned cash in order to get a delicious feed in our fair city. These Sydney restaurants are offering 50% off your food bill on selected days from September 11th – 27th in a Let’s Go Halves special.
The amazing deal is part of an initiative run by Dimmi, the restaurant booking service. Not only does Dimmi let you lock in a table at many of Sydney’s best restaurants (because goddamnit I am sick of spending half my evening queuing in a freezing stairwell), they have also partnered up with some mouth-watering venues to provide Sydney’s food-centric community with exclusive offers.
So put away your wallet and get ready to eat your way through September. Here are our top picks of Dimmi’s Let’s Go Halves meal deals. They're selling like hotcakes, so check out what's available here.
Ready, set, GO!
#1 The Greens
Once a cheeky bowlo, The Greens has turned into the place to be for north-siders and people who like to have a drink and a feed in the sun, maybe with a quick session of lawn bowls in there. I can vouch for the delicious waygu burger and its perfectly soft bun that is like two pillows hugging their meaty, cheesy child. If you really want to go all out though (duh), opt for the lamb shoulder for two, with roasted seasonal vegetables and lemon & herb salsa. Oh, and you can splurge on cocktails because you’ve saved so much cashola. #Logic.
Book your table at The Greens here.
I can literally hear your eyes popping open. Kingsleys… One of the best steak restaurants in Sydney… Is giving you 50% off? I would never joke about such a thing. So you get maximum bang for your buck, it’s important to be tactical here, okay? Head in for a long, leisurely lunch and order a dozen oysters, the roast garlic tiger prawns, and of course the 300g Rangers Valley wagyu rib eye. And since you’ve saved so much dosh on the food, you can definitely justify ordering one of the spectacular wines off the extensive list. Lunch is sorted!
Book your table at Kingsleys here.
#3 Pilu at Freshwater
Another jaw-droppingly awesome Sydney restaurant, Pilu at Freshwater has it all: food, booze and incredible views. Basically, it’s the best spot in town for a dazzling long lunch. This is one restaurant for your bucket list, so you might as well save some cash while you’re experiencing it. Epic poems have (or will) be written about the famous oven roasted suckling pig. It’s usually $100 for two, but slash that in half and have yourself an oinking good time with this incredible dish. If you want to splash out and try something else too, the ravioli of pumpkin, burnt butter, apple vinegar and dried mullet is where it’s at.
Book your table at Pilu at Freshwater here.
Home to some of the best Mexican in Sydney (and that incredible guacamole), Mejico Miranda knows you’re a sucker for a bargain and is happy to let you have a frugal feed. It’s all pretty well priced at Mejico, but this is an extra opportunity to over-order and try as much as possible. The moreish tacos will rev your engines nicely, and be sure to continue with the octopus and chorizo stew with potato, chipotle and tomato salsa. And with all that money you’ve saved, you just have to get stuck into that tequila menu… Don’t you?
Book your table at Mejico here.
#5 Two & Twelve
Bondi eatery Two & Twelve had me at the mere utterance of ‘slow cooked meats’. That’s right, even Bondi hipsters like to save themselves a few bob on good grub where they can. And this is a great place to kick back, save some cash and let the good times roll. If you want to kick it up a notch and get a little fancy-but-not-too-fancy, the smoky la boeuf tartare will hit the spot nicely. But if it’s all or nothing, the fried chicken and coleslaw is every bit as good as it sounds and is even more delicious when you know it’s half price.
Book your table at Two & Twelve here.
#6 Maya da Dhaba
Now this is where you’ll save some serious coin. Surry Hills’ Maya da Dhaba has been making hungry Sydneysiders happy with their delicious Indian fare for as long as I can remember. You can get your fix of tikka, masala, bhuna, and all the cheesy garlic naan in the world, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to still be surprised at the number on the bill. I have done some very official and studious calculations and have deducted that you can get three entrees, three mains, two servings of cheesy garlic naan and some rice for less than a $50 note. Not even kidding. Now do your worst.
Book your table at Maya da Dhaba here.
#7 Aqua Dining
When delicious modern Italian food comes with a stellar view of Sydney harbour, we’re always front and centre. And when it also allows us to let our cheap side shine brighter than Rihanna’s diamonds, it’s guaranteed good times all around. Four courses are already very reasonable $105 at Aqua Dining, so half that and grab a bottle of wine for the cheapest and most beautiful date you’ve had in years.
Book your table at Aqua Dining here.
#8 Riley Street Garage
Right, this is the last one. But it’s a goodie, trust me. Riley Street Garage is home to good vibes, bantering bartenders and of course some scrumptious food. Oysters come down to $2 each after the price slash, so be sure to grab a few of those. Then you’ve got to share a few small plates, perhaps the tuna tataki with pickled garlic teamed with the pulled chilli pork slider. Large plates are, well, large. And worth digging into, so go for the field mushroom risotto with truffle or perhaps the crispy pork knuckle with soy seeded mustard. Of course, a side of truffled mash is mandatory. As is the famous RSG banana split with honeycomb foam. Please thank me later for all the money-saving joy that is now part of your lunch repertoire.
Book your table at Riley Street Garage here.
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Image credit: Riley Street Garage, The Greens North Sydney, Pilu at Freshwater, Alex Squadrito at Aqua Dining, Lisa Brooke at Mejico Miranda.