Cheap eats #34 | Gourmand and Gourmet

Cheap eats #34

Are you facing your return to uni with a plan to eat Mi Goreng for every breakfast, lunch and dinner? Perhaps saved so much money buying second hand textbooks you decided to splurge on a swish new leather satchel to put them in – and now you can’t even afford a highlighter to save you from failing ECON1010 come exam time. If you’ve spent all your cash and can’t bear the thought of another packet of noodles, no matter how much you mix them up with cheese and frozen peas, get your hands on these cheap eats. The Defiant Duck | Newstead Stop quacking about hungry and broke you are and get on down to The Defiant Duck for two-for-one burgers on a Tuesday! With stacks like their classic cheese burger, charcoal grilled chicken burger and even a toasted Reuben sandwich to wrap your hands around, you’ll want to bring a friend along to take advantage of this deal – and leave room for a slice of pecan pie. Brunswick Hotel | New Farm There’s no need to scout out some dingy little pub in the outer suburbs for a cheap lunch. The Brunswick Hotel is conveniently located in central New Farm, and it’s anything but dingy after their recent makeover. Enjoy the ambience, the beer garden sunshine, and the fact that you don’t have to commute an hour from home to afford your meal with a $12 lunch special every day, whether it’s their saucy chicken Caesar wrap or a generous pile of crispy fish and chips. Now, all these savings mean we can get a groovy new laptop case, right? Words by Samantha Chariton