Sure, you could go ahead and pack a ham cheese and tomato sandwich for the umpteenth time, but if you're sick of sang as, you could take advantage of some of Brisbane's best value pub lunches – all available for between $5.00 and $13.00.
Uni students, pensioners and anyone else who loves a bargain, rejoice - below are some of the best lunchtime 'pub grub' bargains around Brisbane to 'make your midday' and give you the hearty sustenance needed to get you through until dinner.
$5.00 STEAKS AND SCHNIZELS @ THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL HOTEL – Cnr Wellington Road and Stanley Street, Woolloongabba
$12.50 LUNCHES @ THE STOCK EXCHANGE HOTEL – 131 Edward Street, Brisbane City.
Fresh from major renovations and a new rooftop bar, the corporate-esque Exchange Hotel has taken a turn upwards and might just be one of the more upmarket pub food offerings. Choose from:
Ricotta and spinach cannelloni with parmesan and hazelnut crumbs (V)
Beer battered fish with chips, preserved lemon and caper mayonnaise Chicken schnitzel with garden salad and chips
Beef burger with pickles, onions, cheese and tomato mustard mayo with chips, AND
Char grilled beef rump with chips and garden salad
All are served Monday-Friday from 11.30am-3pm.
$6.00 EXPRESS LUNCHES @ ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL (RG's) – Cnr Ann and Brunswick Streets, Fortitude Valley.
Not lunch, but for those who love cheap eats, also worth mentioning are the Mexican Monday and Tuesday dinners where two dollar tacos and three dollar burritos are up for grabs. Or you could get one of each plus a frozen tequila margarita for the insane price of just $10.00. Aye Papi!
$12.90 COMBOS & $2 SUNDAY STEAKS @ MICK O MALLEY'S IRISH PUB - 171-209 Queen Street Basement Level Wintergarden Centre Brisbane City 4000
$7.95 ROAST LUNCHES @ THE PADDINGTON TAVERN – 186 Given Terrace, Paddington.