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The Best Dining Deals in Melbourne This Week

There's a dining deal in Melbourne for every day of the week. Here are our favourites around the city right now.

Henrietta (Image Credit: Jiwon Kim)

Cozzie livs (aka cost of living) has been hitting a little hard as of late but that's not to say you can't pop out for a bite to eat every now and then with the help of a sneaky dining deal. In fact, some of these deals are so good that it's cheaper to duck out for a quick bite than pop something together at home. From $10 curry nights to $5 tacos, exceptional steak and frites specials to $1 wings, there's a bite for every mood.

Keen to save a buck? Read on for the best dining deals in Melbourne this week.  

Park Street Pasta & Wine

$35 Cacio e Pepe and a Glass of Wine at Park Street Pasta & Wine 

Authentic Italian cuisine with a casual fine dining spin is Park Street Pasta & Wine's bread and butter. They have a brilliant twist on an old favourite - cacio e pepe with hand-made spaghettoni, black pepper, tomato paste, and Pecorino-Romano - that's a must-try on our list of dining deals in Melbourne. Especially when paired with a perfectly curated glass of vino.

When you think about the labour of love that goes into each and every dish and the passionate curation applied to the wine menu at this South Melbourne gem, well, this deal is kind of a steal. 

268 Park Street, South Melbourne 

Pearl Diver Co

$2 Oyster Happy Hour at Pearl Diver Co

We'd be shellfish not to sure this incredible offer! Pearl Diver is a lively yet relaxed cocktail and oyster bar in the heart of the CBD serving up one of the best dining deals in Melbourne right now. Because who doesn't lust after an affordable oyster...or twelve?! 

Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5-6pm, pop in for $2 oysters, best paired with their chic as hell $12 snack size Sea and Shell Martinis. 

56 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 

Post Office Club Hotel

Post Office Club Hotel's Feed Me Menu

This feed me menu is an absolute steal at $69 - perfect for mid-week fancy feasting that won't break the budget. A three-course experience is Included in Post Office Club Hotel's Feed Me Menu (allowing for dietary as required).

The menu here is seasonally changing and influenced by French and European classics, matched with fantastic wine and cocktails and a timeless, charming and welcoming atmosphere - perfect for date night. 

We're also big fans of their Wednesday night steak special and Thursday night pan roasted 1/2 chicken and chips special, both priced at a very reasonable $25.00. 

306 St Kilda Road, St Kilda

Maker & Monger

Maker & Monger 

Melbourne's renowned Maker & Monger in Prahran Market is a must on any Melbourne foodie hit list - a chapel of cheese now even more alluring thanks to its unique 'Cheese Your Own Adventure' experience.

Create your custom cheese board with expert guidance, paired perfectly with biodynamic wines at retail prices. Just choose your cheese weight and add $15 per board for accoutrements like crackers and dried fruit. Ideal for brunch, lunch, or a midday tasting, this is an indulgent little dining deal in Melbourne that won't break the bank. 

Prahran Market, Stall 98/163 Commercial Road, South Yarra 

Normandy Bar & Grill

Steak Frites Tuesday at Normandy Wine & Grill

Half price steak frites at a sophisticated French restaurant. In this economy? Say no more! 

Normandy Wine & Grill's Steak Frites Tuesday is already getting rave reviews and copious bookings, so it's only right for you to get in on a cut of the action!

A half-price cape grim beef or pure black Angus truly hits different. This isn't a regular steak night as there's no compromising on the actual quality of the steak. 5 different cuts are available to enjoy: minute steak, eye fillet, scotch fillet, porterhouse and 500g rib eye. All come with fries and choice of béarnaise or bordelaise sauce. Be right back, drooling. 

No catches, just a brilliant, beautiful bargain. It would be a mi-steak to miss out on this delicious dining deal in Melbourne. 

162-164 High Street, Windsor

Curry Cafe

$10 Curries at Curry Cafe 

Indulge in a culinary delight every Sunday at Northcote's Curry Cafe.

Gather a crew and head in from 6pm to 7pm, to savour rich, and delicious curries for just $10. Drink specials are also included in the deal. This offer isn't just about the exceptional flavors; it's also a fantastic dining deal in Melbourne, allowing you to relish high-quality Indian cuisine that's both affordable, flavourful and satisfying. The inviting ambiance is just an added bonus. Stay spicy, Melbourne. 

73 High Street, Northcote 

Henrietta (Image Credit: Jiwon Kim)

'All-You-Can-Eat Charcoal Chicken' at Henrietta

Charcoal chicken institution, Henrietta, is spreading its wings and soaring to new heights with a brand new 90-minute ‘All-You-Can-Eat Charcoal Chicken’ offer - and it's set to be one of the best dining deals in Melbourne.

Launching Saturday April 13th, guests can savour a nonstop feast of charcoal chicken and sides, all for just $48 per person. Delight in unlimited servings of succulent hot chicken, crispy chips, creamy toum, fattoush salad, signature hummus, and zesty pickles.

For those looking to elevate their experience, there's even a boozy-bottomless upgrade for $35 per person, featuring a selection of fine wine and beer.

Mark your calendars and get set to join in for an unforgettable dining adventure. 

75 Chapel Street, Windsor 

Old Palm Liquor

Old Palm Liquor's Mid-Week Flounder 

Nestled in the vibrant Brunswick East section of Lygon Street, Old Palm Liquor is the brainchild of hospitality power couple Simon Denman and Almay Jordaan. It's a must for date nights and Sunday small plates and vino with friends, offering a unique blend of modern, often South African-inspired cuisine alongside an impeccable wine list. With interconnected 70s style dining spaces, it's a charming spot to savour culinary delights - and their weekly flounder special is too good a dining deal in Melbourne to pass up! 

A steal at just $45 per person, indulge in a flounder extravaganza that features OPL's insanely addictive woodfired flatbread with whipped cod roe, followed by a tantalising braai-grilled whole flounder served with vinaigrette de moules and pomme frites. It's a big yes from us. Available Tuesday through Friday. 

133B Lygon Street, Brunswick East 


Bhang: $30 Thali Night

Bhang's $30 Thali Night, available from Tuesday to Thursday, presents a fantastic dining deal in Brunswick.

Thali, a traditional Indian meal, consists of a selection of smaller dishes like dahls, curries, raita, and rice served on a platter. It's designed to provide a complete meal with a variety of flavours on one plate, allowing diners to experience the diverse and vibrant tastes of Indian cuisine in a single sitting.

This deal allows Bhang patrons to enjoy a satisfying and authentic dining experience at an affordable price, making it a popular choice for those looking to explore the rich culinary heritage of India without breaking the bank. 

1/2A Mitchell Street, Brunswick 

The Empress Hotel

Thursday $1 Wing Night at The Empress Hotel

Their wings are a buck a piece every Thursday from 5.00pm. Do we need to go on? 

This light-filled corner pub's buffalo wings are the stuff of legend. The added blue cheese ranch even more so.

714 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North 

The Gertrude Hotel

The Gertrude Hotel's Weekly Specials 

Mediterranean influences and excellent dining deals are the order of the day at the newly refurbished Gertrude Hotel. Come Monday, a kilo of mussels will set you back a modest $20 and on Wednesday's, a bowl of pasta and glass of vino set dining deal standards to new heights for just $29. Regardless, you don't want to miss out on a lunch or dinner at this beautiful pub - it's one of the best in the city! 

Sitchu Tip: If you're craving something sweet, don't miss their delectably light tiramisu, topped with hazelnut crumbs. 

148 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 

Bodriggy Brewing

Death by Taco Monday

At Bodriggy Brewing Company, Mondays are transformed into a fiesta with their "Death by Taco" event. It's an irresistible deal featuring $5 tacos, $10 margaritas and palomas, and $10 select pints.

Because who doesn't want to indulge in flavourful tacos while sipping on refreshing bevvies, all at unbeatable prices. It certainly promises a lively start to the week for taco lovers and beer enthusiasts alike.

245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 

Railway Hotel

Lasagne & Bev Wednesday's at Railway Hotel 

Every Wednesday from 5pm, indulge in a loaded plate of piping hot lasagne at everyone's favourite Fitzroy North haunt, Railway Hotel. Topped with oozing cheese, filled with all your favourite ingredients, and served with a side of Tuscan slaw, it's an absolute steal at $20.

The best part? It includes a glass of house vino, and there are both meat and vegetarian options up for grabs. 

Sitchu Tip: If the weather is just right, make a beeline for their leafy beer garden. 

800 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North

Hochi Mama

The Hochi Mama $49 Set Menu

An under $50 meal in the city is practically unheard of these days. Which is why we're in love with this incredible dining deal, not least because Hochi Mama always hits the right notes when it comes to flavour and fun. 

Pick your favourite cocktail then order up the 'Feed Me Now' set, where you get to choose 2 small plates, 1 large plate and 1 side - for just $45 (lunch) or $49 (dinner) per person!

With delectable plates like fried chicken and kimchi baos, kingfish sashimi and crispy veggie dumplings, alongside whole market fish and luscious Penang curry, this is one of those dining deals in Melbourne that's a no brainer, really. 

35 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

65 Swan Street, Richmond 

Bang Bang RC

Bangin Curry Tuesday at Bang Bang RC

Experience a culinary journey with the Tuesday night curry deal at Bang Bang RC in Elsternwick. From 4pm to 10pm, indulge in your choice of three seasonal curries for just $17.

They are always beautifully presented and taste amazing, offering a variety of flavours and aromas, ranging from traditional favorites to innovative creations. Whether you prefer creamy beef massaman or a more fresh veggie alternative, there's something to satisfy every palate.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to treat yourself to a delicious meal without breaking the bank - it's one of the best dining deals in Melbourne. 

Sitchu Tip: All that, plus an every day happy hour of $6 beers and $8 Spritzes, from 4pm to 6pm. 

294 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick

Central Club Hotel

Pasta & Vino Wednesday's at Central Club Hotel 

Central Club Hotel has an absolute steal of a deal with their choice of pasta and matched wine for a mere $25! Available from 5pm to 9pm every Wednesday, we're huge fans of this vibey North Melbourne boozer. You should be, too. 

240-248 Victoria Street, North Melbourne 

New Quarter

New Quarter's 'Non-Stop Noodles'

Richmond's beloved Neo-Vietnamese restaurant, New Quarter, is has a 'Non-Stop Nooods' offers that's impossible to resist! This is one of the tastiest dining deals in Melbourne, a long lunch experience available every Saturday.

For $49 per person, you start with two snacks like hot and sour Pacific oysters, banh mi fingers or wagyu skewers, before indulging in a variety of noodle dishes like Cha Ca market fish with nuoc mam and vermicelli, duck floss egg noodles with spring onion and chives, and Tiger prawn noodles, tamarind, chilli and black pepper.

Sitchu Tip: 'Booze' it up with the add-on 'forever' Makrut lime margaritas for the ultimate weekend feast.

Ground Level, 79 Swan Street, Richmond

Neighbourhood Wine

‘Patio Aperitivo’ at Neighbourhood Wine

Bask in the autumn sunshine with a delightful terrace dining experience at Neighbourhood Wine. From 4pm to 6pm daily, guests are treated to a complimentary snack with every drink purchase - how good is that?! 

Sip or snack on seasonality. Head chef Almay Jordaan presents a forever changing menu featuring delectable offerings like Dunalley Bay natural pacific oysters with smoky soy vinaigrette, honeydew melon and capocollo, and Robbins Island wagyu, with bone marrow and a sourdough cracker.

Co-owner Simon Denman curates an extensive wine list boasting over 1000 bottles, ensuring a perfect pairing for every palate. Enjoy house-favorite cocktails like the Venetian Spritz or Sullied Martini; it's the ultimate aperitivo experience meets fantastic dining deal in Melbourne. 

1 Reid Street, Fitzroy North 

If you've loved our guide to the best dining deals in Melbourne right now, you'll be sure to enjoy our round-up of the best new cafes and most pastry-filled bakeries in and around the city. 

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