There’s only one thing we love more than a cheap and cheerful weeknight feed, and that’s winning free stuff! Sure, we’re yet to win lotto but the chance to win free food for an Instagram snap? We’re in! Portside Wharf are kicking off Local Eats every Monday to Thursday, with dinner specials for $20 or less! You can also win one of twelve $50 vouchers to Portside Wharf when you Instagram your delicious dinner with the hashtag #pswlocaleats. There’s a winner each week between June 5 to August 31, so get grammin’!
We’ve rounded up our favourite offers all under $20… some of them are so cheap you’ll be able to get dinner with the spare change in your car!
Byblos | Two cocktails for $20
Grab a mate, or a designated driver (which means more alcohol for you) and head into Byblos to order two cocktails for just $20. There’s six to choose from within their classic cocktail range, but we’ve got our eyes on the Portside Passion, a fruity mix of belvedere citrus, massenez violet, banana and rhubarb, cranberry and lemon.
Hello Harry | $19 burger, chips and drink
Hello burgers! The best part of the $19 burgers, chips, and drink deal at Hello Harry is that drink can be whatever you please – from a standard size wine, beer, soft drink or even a milkshake, for all you big kids. Heads up, on Thursday you can nab wings for 25 cents.
Bamboo Basket | $20 specials
We’re obsessed with Bamboo Basket’s crisp vegetarian spring rolls, so we were stoked to find out they are included in their $20 deal! Enjoy a spring roll with your choice of Shanghai style stir-fried noodles with duck or chicken, Mongolian bean with rice, sweet and sour pork with rice or cashew and chicken stir fry with rice.
Aamaya Indian Restaurant | $12 curry Mondays
Craving a curry? Head in to Aamaya Indian Restaurant on Mondays for a $12 butter chicken when you purchase a naan or drink. On Thursdays, enjoy a free naan with any curry – and let’s face it, curry without naan? We don’t want naan of that.
Fresh n Wild Fish | $15.90 seafood chowder
A bowl you can eat? Why didn’t we think of this earlier! Warm up with a seafood chowder in a sourdough cob bowl for $15.90.
Ginga Japanese Sushi | $20 special bento box
Can’t decide what you want for dinner? Make the decision Japan-easy with the $20 bento box at Ginga. Bento boxes pack a whole lot of punch crammed with Japanese favourites including a salmon avocado roll, agedashi tofu, green salad, teriyaki chicken, steamed rice and a miso soup.
Belvedere Bar and Grill | $19 beef and beer special
Get your wagyu burger with chips and a pot of selected beer for just $19 every night from Monday-Thursday at Belvedere Bar and Grill. The perfect meal to eat before you go to the moo-vies.
Gusto Da Gianni | $15 tapas and $18 mains
Head into Gusto Da Gianni’s on Mondays or Wednesdays for a glass of house wine or selected cocktail, and a tapas share plate for two for just $15 each. Head in early between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights to enjoy their specials for $18 including lasagne, pumpkin risotto or selection of homemade pizzas. Date night sorted.
Burrito Bar | Cheap eats specials
We’ve fished around the back of the couch for that spare change and we’re ready to feast on $1.95 tacos with a drink purchase on Monday. On Tuesday, you can get around free upgrades from regular to large burrito, and on Wednesday, just wing it with 25 cent wings. Dessert fan? Come in on Thursdays for FREE CHURROS when you spend $20 or more.
Be’Tong 888 Thai Restaurant | Cheap meal deals
Feel like eating dinner in the comfort of your pjs? Be’Tong 888 Thai Restaurant have your back, with 10% off takeaway orders on Mondays. Once you’ve eased into the week enjoy fried rice for $10.90 on Tuesdays, Pad Thai with any beer for $20 on Wednesdays and $3 off every entree on Thursdays.
Subway | Two foot-long subs for $20
Sometimes you’re just craving a classic, and what’s more classic than a Subway footlong? Get two footlong chicken schnitzel, chicken parmigiana or a chicken and bacon ranch melts subs for $20.
With deals like this we’re definitely going to be making a midweek trip (or two… or three) to Portside Wharf for some delicious dinners that are easy on the budget.
Words by Lucinda Kent and Nicole Portacha
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