Weeknight dinner winners | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Weeknight dinner winners

Scenario: it’s the middle of the week. It’s not quite pay day but you’re hungry. Starving. The leftover spaghetti that’s been sitting in fridge three days just isn’t going to cut it, Baby, you’re going OUT. But where? Let us guide you to your next dinner with our down-low to Brisbane’s best midweek specials.
Wooden Horse | Clayfield
Nothing satisfies quite like a steak, and Wooden Horse have three to choose from on Wednesdays. Whether you like rump, striploin or rib fillet, the team has you covered. Pair your protein with two sides, choose from options like char-grilled market greens, porcini salted shoe string fries and Italian slaw and slather it with veal bone jus, whiskey cream or béarnaise. TAKE OUR MONEY!
Waterloo Hotel | Fortitude Valley
Want a curry in a hurry? Dinner plans in a pickle? Want to spice up your life? Race into Waterloo on Wednesday for their curry special – $29.95 for 2 curries, rice, pickles and a naan. Curry not your bag? Want naan of that? Head in on Thursday instead for their 3-course special for just $34.95.
Portside Wharf | Hamilton
From tacos to sushi and everything in between – Portside Wharf have your mid-week dinners ready. Better still, post a photo of your meal on instagram and #pswlocaleats and you can go in the draw to win a $50 Portside gift card. #winning! hello harry In the mood for a burger? You could always uber eats something McSubpar, but why not go the extra mile and get something special? Make your moo-ve on a Wagyu beef burger and chips at Belvedere Bar and Grill, washed down with a pot of icy cold beer for just $19. Alternatively, pop in to Hello Harry’s for one of their signature burgers, fries and drink deals. Feeling like you Mexi-can go a taco? Salsa your way into Burrito Bar for a feast that won’t break your budget with $1.95 tacos with any drink purchase Monday, FREE upgrades from regular to regular to large burritos on Tuesdays and 25c wings on a Wednesday. Cocktails count as dinner right? We like to think so anyway, so we’re forever thankful for Byblos and their epic range, particularly with their sweet weekly cocktail specials! Fresh n Wild are living up to their name with fresh and wild seafood chowder in a sourdough bowl for just $15.90, Monday to Thursday. Feeling like seafood but not in soup form? Ginga have you covered with their $20 bento box special! Take your Monday night to new levels with $12 butter chicken when dining in at Aamaya Indian Restaurant, or 10% off your Thai takeaway from Beetong 888 (who also do a killer $20 pad thai + beer special on Wednesday!) Need something a little more fancy?  Gusto da Gianni has a table ready for you with $18 mains including pizzas, lasagne and pumpkin risotto on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bellisimo!
The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
Melbourne pizza institutions Lucky Coq and Bimbo Deluxe have joined forces with The Fox Hotel to bring you their $4 pizzas. With seventeen fresh new pizzas on the menu, the hardest part of your week will be deciding which to get! We can’t wait to get our hands on the Angello with lamb mince, pine nuts, sultanas and rocket. Can never decide between nachos or pizza? Por que no los dos? Go for the Poncho, a Mexican inspired mouth fiesta with tomato’s, beans, sour cream and corn chips. Ole! fox pizza
Southbank | South Brisbane
Need some midweek date inspiration that won’t break the budget? Don’t want to let on that you’re thrifty to your tinder date? Southbank has you sorted with nightly specials. On Monday dig into a seafood parmigiana and a corona at the South Bank Surf Club for just $20, or for a deal that’ll have your date in a flap go for the 2-for-1 wings at Hop & Pickle. Consider yourself a film buff? Plan your date with Mister Paganini and get 20% off your pizza if you show your movie ticket on Tuesdays, or eat your way through all you can eat tacos at Mucho Mexicano for $25. Don’t listen to the haters, getting covered in BBQ sauce is totally acceptable on a date and Tippler’s Tap couldn’t agree more, so they’ve got their smoky BBQ ribs with potato and slaw for just $20 every Wednesday. There you have it folks, put down last week’s Chinese takeaway and stop rummaging for that ancient frozen meal – you’ve got no excuse not to treat yourself this week. Words by Emma Callaghan