For those keen on enjoying a delicious meal without denting the wallet this Restaurant Month, there's an amazing selection of businesses participating with $25 menus for all appetites this August. Check out our selection of some of the best $25 offers this year below, and see the full list of $25 offers here.
Federal Delicatessen | $25 for three desserts
Everyone’s favourite New York City style dining venue has a unique $25 menu this Restaurant Month, dedicated entirely to dessert! To start, choose a slice of Fed Deli pie - either the New York cheesecake, Banoffee pie, Lemon Meringue, or Pecan. The second option is a shake with flavour options of strawberry, chocolate, coconut (vegan), and banoffee, and to finish off, as you leave you’ll also receive a jar of caramel popcorn to take with you. This offer is available from 11am onwards on Monday to Wednesday, 11:30am onwards from Thursday and Friday, and then from 3pm onwards on Saturday and Sunday.
This deal at Ghost Donkey is definitely too good to pass up! For $25 enjoy a two course meal as well as a glass of sparkling wine. This amazing offering is available from 1pm to 3pm for lunch or 4pm to 6pm for dinner. For your main, you can choose two tacos of your choice or you can try the Sonoran hotdog. Both of these come with salsa and a Mexistrone soup as sides. For your second course, there is a Horchata cup with grilled pineapple and dulce de leche. Chow down while sipping on a glass of refreshing Brut Cava and enjoy the amazing decor and lively atmosphere of this Commercial Bay hotspot.
Gusto at the Grand | $25 for a two course Italian lunch or dinner
Make your way to Gusto at the Grand for either lunch or dinner this Restaurant Month where the chefs have created a tasty two course meal for you to try, starting with mozzarella, roasted beetroot, orange, and mint. For the main affair, devour a delicious pappardelle pasta dish with either butternut squash, pistachio and pecorino, or a classic bolognese sauce. The wine match recommended is a rich red sourced from Pulgia in Italy, a perfect complement to the pasta. Bookings are essential, so pencil it into the calendar and get ready to indulge!
Located in Chancery Square, Pocha is known for modern Korean cuisine as well as a social and relaxed environment. This deal during Restaurant Month is available for lunch and dinner - with bookings essential for dinner service. For $25, receive a two course meal with entrée options including bacon fried kimchi rice; Pocha bi bim bab, or Bulgogi with marinated beef. The main courses sound absolutely delicious too: enjoy either almond crunch chicken; pork belly, or sweet & spicy chicken. Order some Soju for the table while you're there and enjoy!
Scarecrow | $25 for a two course lunch
Scarecrow is known for its organic and fresh produce and it's special Restaurant Month menu of course celebrates just that. This $25 menu is available for lunch only, with diners choosing either an entree + main, or main + dessert option. The entree is a creamy roasted mushroom soup served with artisan bread, perfect for a cold winter's day, with the main a saffron orzo with spinach, spiced carrots, and pickled onions. The dessert is a mouthwatering walnut and hazelnut baklava which comes with poached pear, tahini yoghurt, and pistachio praline.
Tanuki’s Cave | $25 for a two course Japanese dinner + glass of wine
In a dimly lit basement which is always packed with diners, Tanuki’s Cave is a yakitori bar loved by many. On a first visit it may be a bit hard to spot, but no one tends to go to Tanuki’s Cave only once, especially when there's an amazing deal on offer like their one for Restaurant Month! $25 will get you two courses alongside a glass of wine at dinner time. Start your night off with renkon chips, and deep fried breadcrumb oysters, matched with a fresh glass of Spy Valley single estate Pinot Gris. Tanuki's is a great spot to head to pre or post show at the many arts venues close by.
The Pantry | $25 for a two course lunch + a glass of beer
Part of the impressive Park Hyatt hotel, The Pantry is an all-day eatery boasting lovely views of the Viaduct Harbour. Their Restaurant Month offer is great if you're after no nonsense but hearty food with full flavour. Start with some moreish shoestring fries and then move on to the black n’ blue burger with a togarashi spiced grass fed patty, bacon, and Kikorangi blue cheese. To make this deal even more irresistible, you’ll also receive a glass of Hallertau #9 beer.
See the full list of $25 offers here.