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Beat Cossie Livs With These Cheap Eats Near You in Brisbane

Scouring the city for cheap eats near you to turn your lunch breaks into the highlight of your day? Discover Brisbane’s best dining deals here.


Don’t let cossie livs get in the way of having a good time! We’re determined to maintain our lifestyle choices of dining out at all costs, and we’re here to help you do the same with cheap eats near you.

Restaurants across the river city are dishing up lunch specials, happy hours and dining deals, from tasty French rotisserie takeaway to Greek souvlaki specials that give you an excuse to leave the office at lunchtime. So if your most recently searched term is “cheap eats near me”, you’ve found yourself in the right hands.

Scroll on to discover the best cheap eats in Brisbane this week!

Victory Lane

$2 Oysters at Shuckin’ Sundays 

Maintaining a responsible budget shouldn’t stop you from living like a queen. And no one knows it better than Victory Lane, which is why they’ve brought you Shuckin’ Sundays.

Visit every Sunday between 11:30am and 5pm to indulge in $2 oysters, and why not add on a glass of champagne too?

150 Racecourse Road, Ascot

La Bodega Taqueria

Taco Tuesday at La Bodega Taqueria

$10 tacos? Name a time and we’ll be there! La Bodega Taqueria is dishing up pork, steak and barramundi tacos in pairs for a mere tenner, and quite frankly we think you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better-tasting deal. This bright and breezy Mexican restaurant is perfect for a casual Tuesday catch up with your pals when you’re craving good times and cheap eats.

53 Lytton Road, East Brisbane

Carmen Tequileria

Tulum Tuesdays at Carmen Tequileria

For chic and cheap eats in Brisbane, toddle on down to Carmen Tequileria for Tulum Tuesdays! Carmen’s executive chef whips up a set menu experience made with sustainably sourced produce each month. Enjoy the signature Tulum Tommy’s margarita, a pale rosé or a crisp glass of Estrella as you dine on mouthwatering, fresh and flavourful Mexican fare.

From $49 per person

Carmen Tequileria

Tijuana Thursday at Carmen Tequileria

Carmen Tequileria love to spice things up, so your Thursdays needn’t be dull any longer! Head into this gorgeous restaurant on James Street for a monthly changing menu of modern Mexican eats and pitchers of margaritas. Tijuana Thursday’s special menu is only $59 per couple, so it makes for the ideal date night, or post-work debrief with your corporate bestie.

From $59 per couple

70 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Claw BBQ

7 Days of Crackin’ Deals at Claw BBQ

If your kitchen is more ornamental than operational, you might be interested in what Claw BBQ has to offer. With seven days of dining deals at the ready, you can enjoy something different (and budget-friendly) on any day that ends in Y. Here’s what you’ll find on your quest for cheap eats in Brisbane:

Monday: Half a kilo wings with wine, beer or a spritz for $26

Tuesday: Two pizzas and a bottle of wine for $49

Wednesday: Free game of pool with beer tower purchase

Thursday: Claw Mac or Calvin Ralph Burger with beer or wine

Friday: 20% off seafood buckets

Saturday: American Bites and jugs for $59 pp

Sunday: Kids eat free with any main meal purchased

56 King Street, Bowen Hills

Vici Italian

Vici Italian

Nothing speaks quite directly to our heart like a bottomless bowl of pasta. And now we know where to find them! Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, you can head down to Vici Italian at South Bank to indulge in a bottomless pasta dining experience, for just $25 with a drink purchase. Choose from bolognese, carbonara or pomodoro, and why not try all three while you’re here? As far as cheap eats go in Brisbane, this an amazing offer that we’ll be taking up time and time again.

From $25 per person

Tuesday to Thursday, 5:00pm or 7:00pm

 174 Grey Street, South Brisbane


Let's Lunch: Yoko's $25 Trio Hand Roll Set

Nothing screams luxe lunch quite like a riverside dining affair, but now you can do it on the cheap with Yoko’s tasty trio of hand rolls! $25 will score you three delicious hand rolls (the flavours change seasonally), a hearty Japanese chicken broth and a side dish of seasonal pickles. You won’t feel like you’re missing a thing with these top-quality cheap eats in Brisbane.

$25 per person

Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 3pm

Yoko Dining, Howard Smith Wharves, 2/5 Boundary Street, Brisbane


Pronto Banquet at Massimo

Craving Italian for lunch or seeking an early dinner? Make haste and book into Massimo for their Pronto Banquet!  Dishing up freshly shucked oysters, steak, pasta, dessert and more, this $50 feast is available from 11am to 6pm every day that ends in Y. This new banquet coincides with Massimo’s menu overhaul, so expect to find lots of fresh and seasonal produce, dished up with an Italian twist.

$50 per person

Daily, 11am to 6pm

Boardwalk Level Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane


Duo Delight at Massimo

Looking for a cheap date night? Massimo’s Italian-inspired seafood tower will do the trick! Available daily, this seafood smorgasbord includes six types of seafood for $125 per couple. If you can’t get enough of seafood, this cheap eats idea is also perfect to book for a lunch break with your work wife, cause it’s on offer all day long! If you’re feeling like splurging, an additional $50 will tack on a bottle of bubbles to your dining deal.

$125 for two people

Available daily, all day

Boardwalk Level Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Bisou Bisou

Bisou Bisou Spécial Rôtisserie du Jour

Ready to experience restaurant-quality French cuisine for a fraction of the price? Bisou Bisou is dishing up a delicious roast lunch featuring highlights of their banquet, from a succulent roasted lamb leg, braised white beans, caramelised brussel sprouts, honey & spice glazed duck breast and more. The rôtisserie du jour offering differs each day, so you can pop by on the regular to enjoy a variety of cheap eats near you. Each roast lunch meal can be paired with an elegant wine from the sommelier-selected wine list to perfectly balance your palate.

$38 per person

Available daily

Hotel X, 458 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Bisou Bisou

Bisou Bisou Rotisserie Box Takeaway

Need a hearty lunch in a hurry? Pop into Bisou Bisou and pick up a rotisserie box takeaway special! This cheap eats offer includes a half chicken, your choice of two sides and a sauce for just $26, and is available every day for collection from this Fortitude Valley restaurant.

$26 per box


Let's Lunch: Greca's $25 Souvlaki

Head down to Howard Smith Wharves at lunch to devour Greca’s delicious spiced lamb souvlaki special, served on yoghurt flatbread and topped with crispy fried zucchini. If you’re looking for something a little more veg heavy, you can opt for the vegetarian substitution! Available Monday through to Friday from 11:30am to 3:30pm, this lunch special from Greca is the perfect excuse to take your lunchbreak outdoors.

$25 per person

Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 3:30pm

Howard Smith Wharf Precinct, 3/5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Rich & Rare

Rich & Rare Lunch Specials

West End’s newest steakhouse has burst onto the scene with sizzling success, and their tasty lunch specials are sealing the deal. From house-made crab spaghetti to steak sandwiches, there are five mouthwatering and wallet-friendly cheap eats to opt for at this Brisbane restaurant. Available seven days a week and with an optional $8 drink add-on, Rich & Rare is set to become your new lunch break local.

From $22 per person

Daily, 11am to 3pm

West Village Garden Pavilion, 97 Boundary Street, West End

Rich & Rare

Rich & Rare Power Banquet

There are very few places in Australia where you can book in for a nine-course banquet for a mere $50, and would you believe we have one at our doorstep! Rich & Rare are dishing out eight flavourful plates from sourdough, oyster mignonette, barramundi and more (and don’t worry, they’re not skimping on dessert!).

$50 per person, two-person booking minimum

West Village Garden Pavilion, 97 Boundary Street, West End


Fosh Hooked Banquet

Feeling like a seafood banquet by the water, but feeling the pinch? Fosh Portside has just the thing! Head down anyday between 11am and 6pm to book in for the Hooked Banquet, and delight in fresh oysters, scallop crudo, BBQ sole and more at this tasty and affordable lunch break banquet.

$50 per table

Portside Wharf, 3.01/39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

Opa Bar

First in Greek Feast at Opa Bar

Opa Bar has just dropped their affordable feast and we couldn’t be more excited! Head down to riverside to indulge in a seven piece banquet of taramasalata, flash-fried calamari, slow-baked lamb shoulder, greek salad and so much more. This big fat Greek feast is one of Brisbane’s best cheap eats that will leave you feeling fuller than ever.

$60 per person

123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Now that you’ve discovered Brisbane’s best cheap eats, find more of Brisbane’s best events happening this month. Or if you’re still feeling hungry, scroll through our guide to the best new restaurants and find somewhere new for dinner!

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