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Published June 29th 2019
Newstead is thriving and the new development has brought an array of lunch choices. While it can be difficult to find a good value lunch, it does exist. This selection includes a range of cuisines for a variety of budgets.
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ITALIAN STREET KITCHEN
Located at the Newstead Gasworks, Italian Street Kitchen is a cosy eatery that will transport you to Italy. Whether you feel like wood-fired pizzas or homemade pasta, they have it covered. The lunch special is my preferred option. For $15, visitors can choose between a selection of pizzas and pastas and a drink, which includes a glass of the house wine.
The Lazy Dog Cafe is located in Cunningham Street at Newstead, around the corner from Betty's Burgers. From salads, to Laksas, burgers and cakes, you will be sure to find something here. The prices are reasonable and it is a relaxing place to enjoy lunch.
The burgers range from $17.50 to $19 and are served with a salad or beer battered chips. The serving sizes are generous and I can recommend the Classic Cheese Burger with a Wagyu beef patty, two slices of American cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, dill pickles, mustard, aioli and house-made tomato relish. Buzz also has a large range of salads and pizzas.
BETTY'S BURGERS & CONCRETE CO
Betty's Burgers is always a popular lunch destination. Located on Skyring Terrace, opposite the Gasworks, Betty's offers a large selection of burgers and concretes (rich and creamy custard ice cream combined with some of Betty's favourite recipes).
The burger range includes Betty's Classic for $10 with Angus beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and Betty's special sauce, the Crispy Chicken burger for $11 with southern fried chicken, lettuce, tomato and Betty's special sauce, the Pork Belly burger for $14 with crispy pork belly, lettuce, tomato, spicy pickled vegetables and Sriracha mayo and the Shroom Burger with a crispy fried mushroom patty with melted Gouda and Gruyere cheese, lettuce, tomato and Betty's special sauce. A side of fries is $5.
The Duck, as it is affectionally known to locals, serves American fare with a dash of Southern hospitality. The menu includes steak, ribs, loaded fries, nachos, wings, burgers, sandwiches and salads. There are also 24 craft and local beers on tap to complement the menu.
For great value, you can't go past the daily specials - $5 steak Mondays (add chips for $3 and salad for $4), $5 burgers and hot dogs on Tuesdays, $14 Hump Day Rump Day with chips or salad on Wednesdays, and $10 charcoal chicken every Thursday (add chips for $3 and coleslaw for $4). These deals are available all day with a drink purchase.
Monday Special - Image from:https://thedefiantduck.com.au/whats-on/
Tuesday Special - Image from:https://thedefiantduck.com.au/whats-on/
If you're in a rush, there is also a takeaway food offering at the express window.