The best cheap eats in Melbourne every night of the week

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The best cheap eats in Melbourne every night of the week

The Wesley Anne
By Kate Streader

We've compiled the best cheap eats in Melbourne in this master list of affordable restaurants, because saving money doesn't have to mean staying in.

Whether you’re on a budget or just trying to dedicate less of your paycheck to eating out, you don’t have to resign yourself to eating homecooked meals seven days a week with this list of the best cheap eats in Melbourne.

There are ample meal deals around town! We’ve hunted down the best spots around Melbourne to eat for cheap every night of the week, so you can wine and dine yourself with nothing but pocket change.

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Cheap eats in Melbourne on a Monday


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The Carlton Club
$2o for three tapas, vegetarian options available
Find The Carlton Club at 193 Bourke St, Melbourne

The Inkerman Hotel
$16.50 burger and chips
Find The Inkerman Hotel at 375 Inkerman St, St Kilda East

The Aviary
$152 burgers and $12 jugs
Find The Aviary 271 Victoria St, Abbotsford

The Empress Hotel
$12 pizzas from 5pm
Find The Empress Hotel at 714 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

Cornish Arms
$15 souvlaki with two meat and three vegan options available
Find Cornish Arms at 163 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Edinburgh Castle
$19.99 roo and wine
Find Edinburgh Castle at 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 

College Lawn Hotel
$20 mains including parmas, burgers and gnocchi
Find College Lawn Hotel at 36 Greville St, Prahran

Northcote Social Club
$20 chicken, eggplant and vegan parmas
Find Northcote Social Club at 301 High Street, Northcote

Cheap eats on a Tuesday

$5 from 5:30 to 9:30pm
Find Shotkickers at 744 High Street, Thornbury

Wesley Anne
$6 tacos or 6 tacos for $30
Find Wesley Anne 250 High St, Northcote


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The Oxford Scholar
$22 porterhouse steak with fries, salad and sauce from 4 to 9pm
Find The Oxford Scholar at 427 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD

The Exchange
$22 fish and chips, calamari or crispy fish burger
Find The Exchange at 39 Bay Street, Port Melbourne 3207

Death or Glory
$4 tacos and $10 margaritas
Find Death or Glory at 218 Chapel Street, Prahran

Nevermind Bar
$3 tacos
Find Nevermind Bar at 336 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122

Affordable restaurants on a Wednesday


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Little Ritas
$22 pizzas until 10pm
Find Little Ritas at 227 Johnston St, Abbotsford

Edinburgh Castle
$24.99 burger and pot
Find Edinburgh Castle at 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Bottomless wings
Find Bird at 179 Weston St, Brunswick East

Aviary Hotel
$22 pot and parma from 4pm-10pm
Find Aviary Hotel at 271 Victoria St, Abbotsford

Si Senor
$1 wings
Find Si Senor at 219 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 

The Beast
$1 spicy buffalo or southern fried wings from 12pm
Find The Beast at 80 Lygon St, Brunswick East


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The Grace Darling
$19 veggie, chicken or beer burgers with chips
Find The Grace Darling at 114 Smith St, Collingwood

Cheap restaurants on a Thursday

The Happy Mexican
$12 burritos
Find The Happy Mexican at 108 Hoddle St, Abbotsford

The Flying Duck Hotel
$2.50 oysters and $6 prosecco
Find The Flying Duck Hotel at 67 Bendigo Street, Prahran

The Posty
$25 pizza and pinot (noir or grigio)
Find The Posty at 90 Swan St, Richmond

Hotel Railway
$25 beef or cauliflower steak
Find Hotel Railway at 291-293 Albert Street, Brunswick

Prince Alfred
$20 parma, vegan and vegetarian options available
Find Prince Alfred at 355 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

The Grace Darling
$24 porterhouse steak
Find The Grace Darling at 114 Smith St, Collingwood

The best affordable eats on a Friday

The Clyde Hotel
$14.90 fish and chips
Find The Clyde Hotel at 385 Cardigan Street, Carlton

The Fitzroy Beer Garden
$16 burgers: wagyu beef, Sri Lankan chicken, black bean and lentil or beetroot, soy and quinoa
Find The Fitzroy Beer Garden at 243-245 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Hightail Bar
$25 schnitzel with chips and salad
Find Hightail Bar at 727 Collins Street, Docklands

 The Carlton Club
$20 for your choice of burger with fries and a pot of Furphy, 5 Seeds cider or soft drink 12-3pm
Find The Carlton Club at 193 Bourke St, CBD

Cool cheap restaurants on a Saturday


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Hobsons Bay Hotel
$2 oysters from 12pm to 6pm
Find Hobsons Bay Hotel at 28 Ferguson Street, Williamstown

The Bank
$25 burger and beer
Find The Bank at 75A Koornang Rd, Carnegie

Cheap eats in Melbourne on a Sunday

Curry Cafe
$10 curries and drink specials from 6-7pm
Find Curry Cafe at 73 High Street, Northcote

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