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Cheap Lunch Specials In Civic

By January 14, 2016 canberra restaurant reviews, cbr foodie

Looking for cheap lunch specials in Civic? Me tWorking in the city can be rather hard on your wallet. After you factor in rising parking costs, at least 1 coffee a day (come on who only has one?) and the ever-present temptation of retail sales – it adds up pretty quick. I find the best way to save money is by bringing lunch from home, but for the days where leftovers doesn’t cut it, or the weather is just too nice  to scoff your lunch at your desk here’s a list of lunch time specials in the CBD that won’t break the bank.

I’ve tried all of these places but given most of the visits have been whilst escaping the office, I often didn’t have my DSLR in tow.

Pub Grub

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Smoque

Cost: $15

When: Monday – Thursday

What you get: You can order any burger or sandwich with your choice of side, garden salad or three buffalo wings. Note: on Mondays can also have their hot buffalo wings for 50c a piece. Can’t beat that for a BBQ lover!

Macadame rating (out of 5):  4

Read more on this restaurant on Smoque Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Shortys

Cost: $15

When: Monday – Wednesday

What you get: Mondays are burgers (from smoked beef brisket to southern fried chicken), Tuesdays are schnitzels and parmis and Wednesdays are steaks. All specials include meal + shake/beer/wine/soft drink.

Macadame rating (out of 5): 5

Read more on this restaurant on Shorty's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Transit Bar

Cost: $10

When: Monday – Saturday

What you get: Your choice of pizza + a soft drink.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  3

Beach Burrito Co.

Cost: $10

When: Monday – Friday

What you get: Any burrito from their menu.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  4

Read more on this restaurant on Beach Burrito Company Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

PJ O’Reillys

Cost: $11

When: Monday – Thursday

What you get: Choose from any lunch main course from their menu. Includes a soft drink.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  3

Read more on this restaurant on PJ O'Reilly's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The London Burgers & Beers

Cost: $8

When: Wednesday – Friday

What you get: $10 salads (Wednesday), $8 waffles (Thursdays), $8 jugs of beer (Fridays)

Macadame rating (out of 5):  3

Read more on this restaurant on The London Burgers & Beers Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Treehouse

Cost: $9

When: Wednesday – Friday

What you get: Meals range from curries to calamari + $3 house wine or beer for those who don’t mind heading back to the office a touch tipsy.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  4

Read more on this restaurant on Treehouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Asian Noodle House 

Cost: < $15

When: Anytime

What you get: Aside from their flagship Laksa (my fav is the prawn), you can also get a variety of noodle or stir fry options for under $15.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  4

Read more on this restaurant on Asian Noodle House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Lemon Grass Thai

Cost: $12.50

When: Monday – Friday

What you get: Lunch box options range from noodles to stir fries of the day. Includes rice.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  4

Read more on this restaurant on Lemon Grass Thai Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Soju Girl

Cost: $10

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

What you get: Curries of the day – meat and vegetarian options always available.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  4

Read more on this restaurant on Soju Girl Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Asian Cafe

Cost: $7.50-8.50

When: Monday – Friday

What you get: Small box ($7.50) or large box ($8.50) which includes your choice of boiled rice, fried rice or noodles as base + 2 of their stir fries, options include mongolian beef, satay chicken, sweet and sour pork, honey chicken and more.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  5

Read more on this restaurant on Asian Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Traditional Dining

The Waldorf On London

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The Waldorf

Cost: $10-15

When: Monday – Friday

What you get: Options change every day and range from Bloody Mary penne to steak sandwiches + a curry of the day which includes rice ($15). Add $2 for a soft drink/wine.

Macadame rating (out of 5):  5

Read more on this restaurant on Waldorf on London Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Glasshouse Cafe

Cost: $10-$12

When: Monday – Friday

What you get: Burgers – alternates between beef and chicken schnitzel + beer battered fries  (Mondays), Beer battered flathead, beer battered fries + salad (Tuesdays), House made beef lasagne + garden salad (Wednesdays), 18 hour slow roasted pork or beef (Thursdays – $12),  Chicken parma, beer battered fries + salad (Fridays). 

Macadame rating (out of 5):  5

Read more on this restaurant on Glasshouse Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Missed your favourite? Drop me a line about your favourite cheap weekday lunch in Civic!

Don’t forget to hashtag #dinewiththemacadames and #canberrawiththemacadames if you go to these restaurants, I love to see you exploring Canberra.

Anisa – The Macadames. xx

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2 Comments

  • Reply Dave January 24, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Thanks! I work in Civic most days and this is a refreshing list of new options, most of which I hadn’t heard of or considered before reading this.

    • Reply Anisa January 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad it was helpful. Enjoy!

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