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The best cheap steaks in Sydney

Get a protein hit that won't break the bank

Written by
Time Out editors

There's no tastier way to replenish your iron stores than with a juicy steak, and no cheaper way than with these steaks that'll make sure you've got plenty of change from a $20. 

After more bargain meals? Check out our guide to the best cheap eats in Sydney. After fun for nothing? Here's our list of the best free things to do in Sydney.

Steaks in Sydney for $10 or less

Hotel Mosman
  • Bars
  • Mosman

Daily – $9.90
Doesn't matter whether it's Monday or Sunday here, you can get a cheap steak everyday. You'll get a 300g porterhouse steak served with mash or chips and your choice of pepper, bearnaise, creamy mushroom sauce, red wine jus or Napoli sauce and fresh parmesan.

  • Bars
  • Darlington

Daily – $10
This Darlington corner pub does a $10 steak everyday, which is the primary reason Sydney Uni students aren't anaemic. They'll cook a rump to your liking, joined by either chips, mash, salad or veg; and Diane, gravy, mushroom or pepper. 

The Forresters
  • Restaurants
  • Surry Hills

Monday – $5
This Surry Hills boozer will grill you a 200 gm rump steak with a sauce of choice for just $5. Like anything in life there are conditions – you need to purchase a drink and sides will cost you another five bones, but you can choose between onion rings, fries, salad, potato gems or cheesy mash.

Cauliflower Hotel
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Waterloo

Monday – $10
The Cauliflower on Botany Road do a $10 steak every Monday night. It's still got the unmissable oversized Cauliflower sitting outside, but there're freshly renovated interiors for this old Sydney pub. 

Cricketers Arms Hotel
  • Bars
  • Surry Hills

Monday – $12
This sticky-floored Surry Hills favourite will usher in your week with a cheap steak. Nab a spot in the beer garden and a cider and you're sorted.

Beer DeLuxe
  • Bars
  • Darling Harbour

Monday – $18
This isn't the cheapest steak special in Sydney, but it does include a beer, wine or soft drink with your meal so there's no sneaky extra costs. It's a chef’s choice cut wise and it comes with beer battered chips. 

Dove and Olive
  • Bars
  • Surry Hills

Thursday – $10.90
This Surry Hills pub will serve you up an Angus rump, chips, salad leaves and red wine, gravy, peppercorn or mushroom sauce for a tenner and some change. They've also got a huge selection of craft beers on tap here.

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