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Cheap and Cheerful Eats Around Docklands

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Although Melbourne food prices are notoriously expensive, you don’t always need to break the bank to treat yourself to a lunch or dinner break. You just need to know where to look. And there’s no better place than Melbourne’s Docklands to pop in for a meal that’ll leave you all smiles without stretching your budget.

Here are our top spots to visit for a meal that’s a steal.








Jasmin1 is situated in the heart of Docklands in a stunning venue where you can experience authentic Lebanese flavours on a budget. With magnificent views, Jasmine1 holds a reputation for hosting a variety of freshly cooked traditional Lebanese foods. Enjoy a range of salads for under $15 or indulge in an array of mains for under $20 – you won’t be disappointed!








There’s nothing like a hearty Italian meal and at A25 the integrity of ingredients is unbeatable.

With tomatoes straight from the south of Italy and a team with a relentless passion for creating unique recipes, you’ve got one of the best-handcrafted pizzas going around. Pop in on Mondays or Tuesdays for lunch to share a tasty one for less than $15.









Ginger Leaf Thai proudly presents delicious Thai flavours in the heart of Docklands. The menu is comprised of the most popular old and new Thai dishes presented to you with a smile. Choose from a list of items straight from the wok, including noodles and fried rice options and a range of flavoursome curries. Stop by if you like spicy treats that aren’t pricey!








You can’t beat a pub meal for a classic Australian outing – but James Hotel offers pub meals for a bargain if you know the right nights to drop by. On Tuesdays, you can pick up a chicken parmigiana and a pot for only $15. On Wednesdays, you can enjoy a steak with chips and salad, as well as a glass of wine or a pot to wash it down, for only $20.



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You can’t go wrong with a meal for two for less than $25, but you can’t get any better than Vintam’s for taste either. You’ll find all your favourite Vietnamese dishes – from the healthiest options to the most indulgent. Couple these treats with the delightful service and you’ll know you’ve found a winner.


Drop by any of these spots on your next visit to town or chat to our crew about more options before you hop off the boat in Docklands!