Best Cheap Eats in Chippendale for Day Dining

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Posted 2023-11-15 by Cassandrafollow
These four dining eateries offer both competitive prices and a tasty, mouth-watering menu. With meals ranging from $6 - 24, the city postcode doesn't mean you need to go up-scale when your stomach grumbles in Chippendale. Instead grab a wallet-healthy bite and follow up with gelato at Central Park , an arthouse movie at Palace Cinema and a wander through the ever-imaginative White Rabbit Gallery .

Holy Duck!
2-10 Kensington Street

Image Credit: Holy Duck

Drop into the Kensington Street eatery for a solo lunch or a group catch-up. The restaurant has a well-balanced menu of modern Chinese cuisine which naturally includes duck, but also features crispy pork belly, veggie bao burger, shantung chicken, wagyu beef and more. The attentive, polished service from the restaurant staff will show up in any Michelin-star restaurant.

Holy Duck offers a wholesome, great-value lunch menu during the week. The lunch special costs only $13.80. You can also add-on to your meal a soft drink and a mini salad for an additional $3.20. For summer, they also have a $20 dim sum lunch set available for two or more people, which includes four varieties of dumplings served with egg fried rice and a pot of jasmine tea. The lunch set is available until 28 February 2024 between 11am - 3.00pm. If you're in need of a recharge after a busy morning or you're in charge of picking the lunch spot by your friend/workgroup, this will give you an easy win.

Image Credit: Holy Duck

The Abercrombie Hotel
100 Broadway

By night, the Abercrombie is a dance music haven but during the day, it is a quiet spot for a delicious slice of oven-roasted pizza. A slice will set you back a mere $6-7 and are generously proportioned. Or you can take on a whole pizza for $22-24.

The toppings are not your typical fare, with options such as pork & fennel sausage with ricotta and chilli, and antipasto with roast capsicum, eggplant, and olives. Other well-priced dishes on the menu include chicken schnitzel, carbonara and spaghetti meatballs (all $24 each). Take a seat in one of the comfy booths or soak up the sunlight in the courtyard. Their super quick service and chilled atmosphere make the Abercrombie a great place to stop in. The kitchen is open from 12pm.

Image Credit: Image Credit: The Abercrombie Hotel

The Teahouse at White Rabbit Gallery
30 Balfour Street

This lunch eatery is designed to be a meeting place for art conversation. Sitting at street level just outside of the gallery, you can find yourself a window seat to discuss all things art over Chinese oolong tea. The tea menu is worth a visit - with its extensive Chinese tea menu - but it’s the dumplings that will keep you returning. For $13, you can order 10 chicken and coriander dumplings or 10 egg and chive dumplings. They also offer gluten-free dumplings at the price of $12 for five.

Dumplings are available to order between 10am and 3.30pm (Wed to Sun). If you have the time, stop into the gallery which regularly features immersive and thought-provoking exhibitions. Their website also features virtual tours of past exhibits, so you can keep enjoying the artwork long past the closing date.

Image Credit: The Teahouse at White Rabbit Gallery

Spice Alley, Kensington Street

There are actually many great cheap eats in the hidden lane, Spice Alley, tucked away in the middle of Kensington Street. But if you had to pick one to dine at, Kyo-to is a fantastic choice. Their ramen dishes are rated highly and the Japanese eatery has been named in Delicious magazine’s top 9 ramen joints in Sydney. So it’s a happy surprise that the price is only $14 - 17. The short menu shows that the chefs at Kyo-to are passionate about the ramen they serve and know how to prepare it well - choose from miso vegetable, soy, tempura prawn, fried chicken and pork noodle soup.

Image Credit: Kyo-to

Their tasty bento boxes are also worth stopping in for - the bento box costs $14.80 - $15.80 and you can choose from nanban karaage chicken, teriyaki salmon, teriyaki tofu, and chicken katsu curry. Dine in at the funky restaurant adorned with geisha artwork in the courtyard or make a quick order and pick-up your lunch in less than 20 minutes. Kyo-to also offers delivery through Menulog and Uber Eats. Visit the Spice Alley website to access the various ordering options.


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