Cheap eats #12 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Cheap eats #12

Is it just us, or does it sometimes feel like life is all work for very little pay? If you’re feeling the squeeze but still need a good feed, back away from the week-old bag of bread and put your housemate’s left-overs down: we’ve got some awesome Monday meal deals that will cure your start of the week hanger without putting a huge hole in your pay check (so you can stop fretting over that Friday to Sunday bender you went on). Lennons | CBD Weekday lunches just got a little bit more delish, with Lennons Restaurant in the city doing some damn fine $15 deals to get you through the afternoon. On Mondays, munch on a burger and hot hand-cut chips for lunch. And there’s not a boring hamburger in sight, with five awesome choices that will have you coming back time and time again. You’ll be salivating over the sound of the grilled beef burger with tomato relish, Gruyere cheese, pickles and hot mustard mayo. But if the pull for pulled pork is just too strong, have it burger style, served up with a fresh-as-anything slaw of cabbage, apple, radish and capers, plus a fennel-blended mayo. For the less meaty-minded amongst us, there’s the spiced chickpea burger, with pickled veg and lashings of coriander labneh. That’s our meat-free Mondays all sorted, then! The rest of the working week is also super tasty, with plenty of pizzas on Tuesdays, Wagyu deals on Wednesdays, veal schnitzel on Thursdays, and fresh fish and chips on Fridays – all for $15. Line up those cheap and cheerful lunch dates, ladies and gents! Sichuan Bang Bang | Kenmore This discount will have you quacking happy. On Mondays, Sichuan Bang Bang’s ever-popular Peking duck pancakes are better than half price at just $10 for five. With melt-in-your-mouth duck breast, cucumber, spring onions and hoi sin dipping sauce, you’d have to be Peking crazy not to get yourself over there next time Monday rolls around. Open from 5pm until late, add a few Tsing Tao beers and a bevvy of your best buds for the best start to the week you could ever want. You don’t have to burn the budget to feast on cheap eats in Brisbane! Words by Kate Bethune