You only have to turn the news on these days to realise there’s a lot of financial uncertainty in the world right now. But, tightening your belt doesn’t have to mean staying at home and warming up a microwave dinner. What fun would that be? You can still dine out and enjoy a top quality experience, without breaking the budget.
Here’s our top 10 list of restaurants (in no particular order) serving up exceptionally tasty mains at less than $30.
416 King Street, Newtown
Most dishes on the menu are under $30 (ok, there may be 2 dishes just over, but it’s close enough). You don’t have to compromise on quality and service – this is the perfect example.
- The Forresters
Cnr Foveaux & Riley Streets, Surry Hills
Not only are their mains under $30, but they also do $5 steaks on Mondays!
- El Loco
64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
$5 tacos. Say no more.
- Bootleg Bar + Italian Food
175 Victoria Street, Potts Point
A bowl of homemade pasta (including my all time favourite pasta dish) for less than $30? Yes please.
- The Buffalo Dining Club
116 Surry Street, Darlinghurst
Mozzarella, flown from Italy, for less than $20 a pop. Oh yeah.
- Dukes Bistro
63 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
Fine dining quality at less than $30. Bargain.
- The Owl House
97 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
Recently awarded ‘Best bar with food’ in the smh Good Food Guide. Most mains are under $30.
- The Fish Shop
22 Challis Avenue Potts Point
We’ve yet to check this newcomer out, but it’s been getting rave reviews. Even the Fishermans basket (for 2) comes in under 30 bucks.
- Ms Gs
155 Victoria Street, Potts Point
We’ve yet to post a review, but can promise from first hand experience the food is tasty. All dishes come in under $30.
216 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
This is our favourite Spanish tapas restaurant, and we must post a review soon. All dishes under $30. Quality? Priceless.
So, no more budget excuses, check out these restaurants and get more bang for buck.
Oh, and let us know if you have a favourite recommendation for a restaurant serving mains at less than $30. We know there are plenty out there, so please share the love.
Category: Urban Chic Top 10
About the Author (Author Profile)Shannon Cremer, Co-Founder of Urban Chic Guides, is a self confessed foodie, wine enthusiast, serial traveler, entrepreneur and professional networker. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through some of the world’s great cities. When she’s not preparing travel itineraries or planning dinners and events for some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found or restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by her hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born. Shannon believes wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides.
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