This May, 90 restaurants, bars and eateries are taking part in Cheap & Cheerful Eats, offering a range of incredible $15 and $30 offers. We know that decision making can be hard... especially when it comes to food. So, we've made it easier for you with our top picks of the cheap eats on offer. Be sure to click through on each offer for the full set of offer details and terms and conditions. 

Botswana Butchery

Botswana Butchery | Beef cheek croquettes + a cocktail, $30 
If you’re looking to treat yourself, Botswana Butchery is the perfect place to do so. Their $30 deal features beef cheek croquettes with Aji Mayo, paired with a thyme and blueberry swizzle cocktail. We think this offer perfectly embodies their ‘fun dining’ ethos, while also being a little fancy 

Whitesone Cheesebar Cheap and Cheerful offer

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Whitestone Cheese Bar | baked camembert + 2x glasses of house wine, $30
This one is for the cheese lovers! For $30, try Whitestone Cheese Bar’s baked camembert to share and two glasses of house wine or beer. 

Rooftop at QT Cheap and Cheerful offer

QT | Turkish fried chicken + a frozen Margarita $15
Rooftop at QT provides a quintessential city centre experience – great food and drinks against a backdrop of stunning city and harbour views. We know their combo will be a hit, because the only thing better than fried chicken is Turkish fried chicken paired with a frozen Margarita. 

Burger Burger Cheap and Cheerful offer

Burger Burger | Burger + posh fries + a drink, $30; or posh fries + a drink, $15
At Burger Burger, you’ll enjoy delicious, honest food made from quality ingredients. Grab their $30 burger (choose from beef & cheese, chicken, fish or veggie) posh fries and drink combo, or just the posh fries and a drink for $15. 

Kai Eatery Cheap and Cheerful offer

Kai Eatery – Bao bun + small fries + coke, $15 
Travel is still a distant memory for most of us, so why not transport yourself to a Taiwanese street market with Kai Eatery’s flavoursome eats. For $15, enjoy their crunchy chicken (‘Hei Hei’) Bao, small shoestring fries and a drink.  

Sweatshop Brew Kitchen Cheap and Cheerful offer

Sweatshop Brew Kitchen – burger or funky fries, $15
Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen are serving up a special edition smash burger that isn’t on their regular menu. Enjoy the double smashed burger patty and loaded fries for just $15. 

Sumthin Dumplin Cheap and Cheerful offer

Sumthin Dumplin + Mac’s soft drink, $15 
Sumthin Dumplin is a crowd favourite for dumplings in the city centre serving up some seriously delicious flavour combos - like king prawns, pork, and chives sound or premium beef, onion, and mozzarella if you're feeling like some fusion food! For the month of May, you can enjoy six dumplings and a Mac’s soft drink for $15.  

Mezze Bar Cheap and Cheerful offer

Mezze Bar – Kofte Kebab + a cocktail, $30 
Offering a relaxed vibe, Mezze Bar is an institution amongst city dwellers. For $30, dig into their kofte kebab and a cocktail of your choice. 

Danny Doolans Cheap and Cheerful offer

Danny Doolans – Chicago sirloin + beer or wine + choice of side, $30
Located in the heart of the Viaduct Basin, Danny Doolans is your quintessential Irish bar. The meat lovers out there may find it difficult to resist their $30 offer, which includes a 300g Chicago sirloin steak accompanied by your choice of sauce and a side (onion rings & mushrooms, crispy potato wedges, or creamy mash), as well as a Tuatara IPA or a glass of Trinity Hill Merlot. 

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Japanese Bistro Zen – Zen’s tasting lunch box, $15 
If you’re yet to dine at Japanese Bistro Zen, May is the month to do it! The team are masters of Japanese cuisine. If you can’t quite decide what you’d like, their mini tasting lunchbox for $15 is the perfect option. You’ll get chicken three ways (karaage, crumbed and teriyaki), sushi of the day, sashimi, steamed rice, and a miso soup! 

Last updated: 30 August 2022