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
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.
VINTAM’S BAKERY CAFE
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!