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Where are Adelaide's Cheap Pub Meals in the Suburbs?

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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Published September 17th 2012
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Chicken Schnitzel Parmigiana - a Popular Pub Special


A while back I wrote an article about the cheapest pub meals in the city which has been extremely popular, but many people have asked that we give you an update on cheap pub meals in the suburbs too.

Now we all know that cheap eats do not necessarily mean good pub meals, but hey, restaurant reviews show that paying top dollar won't guarantee the best pub meal either.

Until recently there was little doubt about the cheapest in Adelaide - The Jolly Miller on Adam Street Hindmarsh had a great lunchtime special - $5 for a schnitzel or a serve of fish and chips. Sadly the pub is now undergoing renovations until November, and that special is unlikely to be brought back.

After lots of Googling and grilling the grapevine, the best deal I have come up with is the The Oriental's Sunday night special of $5 for a T-bone steak. Pretty awesome in these tight times, and well worth a look after spending up big over the weekend.

The Archer in North Adelaide does a weekday $10 Parmi Lunch, and if that doesn't grab your taste buds they offer more choices (including Mediterranean roast vegetables) on their $12 weekday menu.

Over in Kent Town the Tap Inn has a good variety of cheap food on their $11.90 lunch menu.

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The Maid of Auckland Hotel


On the other side of town the Maid of Auckland does their $10 Maid burger anytime in the saloon bar, and if you don't mind pre-ordering they also have a $12 weekday lunch menu.

Across the road at The Avoca you will be ok early in the week, with $12 lunchtime specials from Monday to Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday cheap schnitzels are up, while on Wednesday you have a choice of a chicken burger or pizza for the price.

Down the road the Warradale Hotel has $9 schnitzels on Tuesdays, and $12 schnitzels on Wednesdays.

You can pick up some good discounts at a range of pubs using Shopper Dockets, although most deals require that you pay full price for one meal to get a discount on the second. Make sure you enter your postcode first to get local specials.

Closer to town, the Cremorne on Unley Rd does a $12 Pint and Parmi deal for Tuesday lunch and dinner.

I looked at the Goody Hotel a while back, and it is still offering some good deals. Mondays and Tuesdays chicken and beef schnitzels are $10 all day, while on Thursdays you can pick up one of five different flavoured gourmet pizzas for $10.

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The Goodwood Park Hotel


Meanwhile back in the city, some cheap eats that I didn't mention in the previous article is the $10 menu from the Edinburgh Castle. There are a total of nine tasty looking options on the menu, ranging from salads to schnitzels and pasta to pizza. There's a vegan and vegetarian meals too. It's available for lunch and dinner every day (except Mondays when they are closed). Definitely worth a look, but be quick as it may change from mid October.

There's no way I can cover all the pubs in the suburbs, so let me know the best pub meal deal out your way in the comments and we will make sure it gets a mention.

In the meantime, bon appetit!
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the marion hotel specials is not on anymore. i walked in the other day n was told the offers had ended.
by magda (score: 0|8) 1722 days ago
The Fountain Inn Hotel, on Glen Osmond Rd and Fullarton has a great $12 lunch menu, that ranges from the typical fish & chips and schnitty sangas, to a really tasty selection of wraps, served on a pot?!
by l6f6 (score: 0|8) 1411 days ago
It's not a pub but their meals are sensational and the sea views are great. Dirt cheap too $9.90 for their famous curries on Thursday with free Live Blues Playin Fridays has steaks from $12.90 with a Massive 400gr steak $14 ... Best value in Semaphore if not Adelaide check em' out @ Semaphore Port Adelaide RSLhttp://semaphoreportadelaidersl.com.au/index.php/dining.html
Coopers Pints are always $5 a Pint and your helping out a worth while organisation. Dosnt get any better than that
by webfi (score: 1|13) 1398 days ago
The Windsor Hotel at Windsor Gardens has great $9.90 schnitzels on tuesday nights (and a pub quiz at 7.30)
by dilli (score: 0|9) 1783 days ago
The Links Hotel at Seaton has really great pub fare. Top food at great prices and the place is family friendly as well. A great place for seniors to have a top pub meal that suits their budget
by bilby (score: 1|26) 1841 days ago
$10 parmy and pint at the TA on Tuesday, can't get better than that!
by adr42 (score: 0|8) 1292 days ago
We get an excellent meal at our local, The Somerset on Bridge Rd. at Para Hills. They have Schnitzel night Monday to Wednesday where for $11.90 you get a great schnitty with a choice of about 8 different toppings, including prawns, plus all you can eat salad and vege bar.There is a Quiz night in the dining room on Mondays which is great fun for all. Roast night Sunday is also $11.900 with a huge serving. A la carte meals are also fabulous and not too expensive. Kids meals are available too. The staff is always friendly and efficient with Sian being the stand out. Try it, You Won`t be disappointed
by walte (score: 1|51) 1909 days ago
We have a beaut Sunday roast deal at the Willaston hotel in gawler....only $10 for a 3 course lunch....it's always crowded with large family groups so you will have to book even for two people....they do other deals during the week for lunch and dinner. Very fresh food....it's our little secret up here...shh!
by aunty (score: 1|24) 1563 days ago
From June the TA is under new management. The Tuesday deal us now $10 for the parmy (or other topping) only. Beer us extra, but only $4 a pint. Not bad, but not as good!
by ward0 (score: 0|5) 916 days ago
The Valley Inn, Grand Junction Rd. Hope Valley has Lunch Menu Mon. to Fri.$7.90 incl. soup& salad bar.
by Wilf. Penley (score: 0|5) 471 days ago
junction tavern on grand junction road have $5 schnitzels
by sscar (score: 0|9) 288 days ago
The Highlander on North East Rd, Gilles Plains, has a great lunch menu for a cheap price.
by Retired Writer 185368 (score: 2|168) 1849 days ago
Hi, have you tried The Kings (corner of King William and Sturt Street)? They offer a decent $10 lunch every weekday. It's different each day. Seem like a good deal. And they claim to use only SA produce.
by wct (score: 1|32) 1909 days ago
The Lockleys has $12 dinner meal specials from Monday - Thursday - the meals are absolutely delicious and the salad bar is excellent -http://www.lockleyshotel.com.au/menus/weekly_specials.pdf
by pr (score: 1|14) 1749 days ago
The havelock does a great schnitzel & pint on Thursday & Saturday's for $12.50.
by Kaspe (score: 0|5) 1254 days ago
Oh wow, that's handy cos I'm not that far away from the Hydey.

Thanks Kathleen :)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|10529) 1909 days ago
The Hyde Park (one of my faves) does an $11.90 Chicken Schnitzel and Pint (of Carlton Draught I think) on Tuesdays for lunch and dinner.

Good article, Dave - a few bargains to be had that I didn't know about :)
by Kathleen (score: 2|580) 1909 days ago

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