- Food & Booze
The best cheap lunches in Brisbane City
Who said treating yourself should exclusively be for weekends?
Ditch the frozen meals and forget about stealing your workmate’s spag bol (we all know it was you, Karen), and check out these super lunch deals that’ll have you dining in style.
SPICE DEN | CBD
Brisbane’s spiciest haunt is turning heads for all the right reasons with its $34 lunch banquet, Monday through Saturday. Available for groups over three, dishes like Szechuan soft shell crab, red duck curry, and sashimi white fish with coconut milk and lime segments.
JAMIE’S ITALIAN | CBD
The appropriately named ‘Super Lunch’ from Jamie’s Italian will leave you feeling exactly that, with a cheeky three-course lunch for a totally economic $35. Start off with truffle tagliatelle, Caprese salad or tomato bruschetta, before plunging into a superfood salad, pumpkin ravioli or tagliatelle Bolognese. Sweet tooth? Get rich with the epic chocolate brownie or stay fresh with an array of sorbet and gelato. Watching your figure? Skip dessert and stick to two courses for $25!
George’s Paragon | EAGLE STREET
Take a trip to Athens on your lunch break, and head to seafood temple, George’s Paragon. With killer river views, this Eagle Street staple offers lunch at half-off the usual price! Devour saganaki, spaghetti marinara, barbecued octopus, and mussels provencal, and pretend (just for a minute) that you don’t have to head back to work.
Corbett & Claude | VARIOUS
Pale ale + pizza = bargain foodie heaven! The pizza heroes at Corbett & Claude are putting up any of their pizzas as well as a 4 Pines Pale Ale for just 20 schmackos, Monday-Wednesday. Just don’t blame us if your post pizza and beer food coma reduces afternoon productivity…
OTTO | CBD
Feeling a little bit decadent? Ascend to level four and admire the Story Bridge views from Otto. From Monday – Wednesday lunch like a lord with a $40 two-course set menu. Start with zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, pecorino, capsicum and capers, or pig out on prosciutto and hand rolled grissini. Secondi will see you sinking your teeth into spaghettini with octopus, cherry tomato, chilli, and garlic or devouring plump parcels of potato gnocchi with pumpkin and burnt butter. Bellissimo!
BUCCI | FORTITUDE VALLEY
A trip to Italy (in three courses) for just $34? Where do we sign up!? Bucci is making lunchtime sexy with their Vacation Series Lunch. Choose from two ($28) and three-courses ($34) with a different regional menu every month. With those savings you’ll be able to enjoy Bucci’s award-winning wine list whilst you’re there – you’re basically making money!
CHU THE PHAT | SOUTH BRISBANE
Add an extra-long ‘meeting’ to your Google calendar and pencil yourself in for a long lunch with Chu the Phat’s chef’s choice banquet for just $30, between 12pm and 4pm every day. Whether you’re drooling over duck buns or dreaming about getting your chopsticks on some dumplings – there’s something for everyone.