The best restaurants to enjoy a cheap eat in Melbourne
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7 Melbourne Cheap Eat Restaurants

02/06/2023
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Looking for somewhere to grab a great meal in Melbourne, but don’t want to break the bank? 

We’ve put together our top picks for cheap eats around the city, so you can dine out on unbelievable food without the worry. From week night feeds to delicious pub grub and street-style specialties, these are some of our favourite cheap eats around Melbourne. 

Avrah, Brunswick East

Indian | Average price: $35

Take a trip to Lygon Street in Brunswick East to experience some of Melbourne’s best Indian food for great value. A favourite amongst locals, ‘Avrah’ means ‘the most excellent’ in Sanskrit and that’s exactly what’s in store for you at this fine dining Indian restaurant - top notch food and service that will have you coming back again and again. The restaurant also welcomes BYO for a small corkage fee. 

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Bay City Burrito, St Kilda

Mexican | Average price: $20

If you love authentic Mexican food, you won’t want to miss a trip to St Kilda’s Bay City Burrito. This neighbourhood gem is the perfect spot to meet with mates for a relaxed post-work dinner or weekend lunch that will leave you more than satisfied. Feast on a range of Mexican favourites from jalapeno poppers, nachos and salads to flavour-packed burritos, quesadillas and much more for unbelievable value.   

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Hawker Boys, Melbourne CBD

Vietnamese | Average price: $30

Craving a fix of authentic Asian street food? Head down Melbourne’s iconic Hardware Lane and you’ll find Hawker Boys, a charming restaurant serving Vietnamese-inspired hawker style dishes that are perfect for sharing. If you’re after a hearty meal that won’t cost an arm and a leg, try one of their pho soups starting at just $18.

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Gurkhas, Brunswick

Nepalese | Average price: $20

Whether it’s your first time trying Nepalese cuisine or your fiftieth, you can rest assured that Gurkhas is the perfect place to get your fix. This cosy Brunswick eatery specialises in authentic Nepalese fare and aims to recreate the experience of eating in a village of the Himalayas. Main courses start as cheap as $7.90, so don’t be afraid to try quite a few of their signature dishes - you’ll want to!

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Vegie Tribe, Melbourne CBD

Vegan | Average price: $25

Looking for a great vegan feed in Melbourne? Vegie Tribe serves up an unbelieveable variety of plant-based delicacies that rotate on the menu daily, so you can get your meat-free fix. The best part? This all-you-can-eat vegan buffet is pay by weight, so you only pay for what you want to eat while still getting to enjoy great variety. 

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Fluer Espresso, Toorak

Australian | Average price: $25

After a spot of breakfast or a relaxed weekend brunch? Fluer Espresso in Toorak offers a range of all day breakky options for great value, meaning you can experience the best of Melbourne’s breakfast scene without the sometimes exuberant price tag. With dishes including citrus French Toast, Potato Latkes and Chilli Scramble Eggs, there’s plenty of variety too. 

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The Mint, Melbourne CBD

Pub Grub | Average price: $35

The pub is the perfect place to head if you're looking for a delicious feed for great value. With an airy, sun-drenched beer garden and charming interior, The Mint on William Street Melbourne is one of the city's best pubs. Located within the walls of the former Royal Mint, this trendy bar and restaurant is the perfect place to spend an afternoon catching up with mates. With daily $20 specials including Parma Day on Tuesday and Burger Day on Wednesday, there are plenty of pub favourites to try for less. 

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