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How to get a cheap meal in Melbourne every night of the week

Melbourne is a town that will let you eat like a king on a meagre budget – if you know where to look

Laksa King
Photograph: Leslie Haworth
By Aobh O'Brien-Moody and Time Out editors |
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In Melbourne, food FOMO is real. Why cook when you could choose from endless delicious restaurants every night of the week? Unfortunately, we don't all have the cash to back up that lifestyle – which is where Melbourne's cheap eats heroes come into play. These eateries are doing the sweetest deals around, from $5 parmas to cheap yet tasty tapas.

For more great meals on a budget, check out our cheap eats under $20 list, and find out which restaurant won Best Cheap Eat at the Time Out Food Awards.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Trippy Taco

The Panama, Fitzroy
$1 oysters 6-7pm

Carlton Club, CBD
250g porterhouse steak with chips and salad for $15

29th Apartment, St Kilda
$10 for pizza and a drink from 8-10pm

The National Hotel, Richmond
Eggplant or chicken katsu for $16

The Imperial, South Yarra
Chicken or eggplant parma with chips and salad for $12

Harlow, Richmond
1kg of wings with choice of sauce for $15 from 5pm

 

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Shujinko 24-hour ramen
Photograph: Carmen Zammit

Heartattack and Vine, Carlton
$4.50 for one cicchetti (Venetian-style snack) 

Lentil as Anything, St Kilda and Abbotsford
Pay what you want for Sri Lankan Uttapam

Poké Me, South Yarra
$15.90 salmon poké bowl

ShanDong MaMa, CBD
$14.80 for 12 prawn, mushroom and chive dumplings

Shujinko, Melbourne
$13.80 signature pork ramen

Sunday

More tips for dining on a budget in Melbourne

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