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Hungry? Stingy? Time Out uncovers the best cheap eats, fine dining bargains and every other way to feed and water yourself on the smell of an oily rag


Cheap Lunches

The Börek Shop: Doing lava hot cheese and spinach böreks (the pastie of the Middle East) for $2.50 since time began.

Om Vegetarian: An all you can eat vegetarian buffet for $6.50.

Station Hotel: Pumpkin pancetta soup and a solid steak sandwich for $13.50.

Red Pepper: Yellow dahl with rice and two roti for $10.

Seoul House Korean Restaurant: A big old bibimbap (rice with an assortment of pickles, vegies and egg) for $6.50.

Tight-Arse Tips

Dan O’Connell Hotel does $1 taco night on Thursdays. They’re basic, so BYO salsa.

The Hare Krishna lunch buffet is $5.50 with a concession card, $7.50 without.

Do an IKEA mission for $1 hot dogs, instructions not included.

Claypots have a longstanding $5 paella happy hour at 6pm.

Online maps for all fruit trees overhanging public spaces. Free fruit!

Cheap Booze

Tip! Download the free BarBait app for free drink specials.

Monday: $2 pots from 5pm at the Workers Club.

Tuesday: $3 pints 9pm 1am, $5 pints 1am 3am at Tongue and Groove.

Wednesday: Toss the boss for all tap beers at Leinster Arms.

Thursday: 2 for 1 cocktails 5pm 3am at Campari House.

Friday: 2 for 1 spirits, house wines 4 10.30pm at New Guernica.

Saturday: $2.50 pots, $5 pints, $10 jugs 5-9pm, Bar Eti quette.

Sunday: $5 pints, $5 bubbles, 2 for 1 cocktails 4 7pm at Hoo Haa.

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