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There are those days where bringing lunch to work just isn’t on the cards…
When you feel like something other than last night’s dinner leftovers, or can’t muster the enthusiasm to cobble together a lunchbox – here are some of our picks that will keep your tummy and wallets happy.
KING O’MALLEYS (CITY)
King O’Malleys are ready to kick your week into gear with their delicious range of lunch specials. With choices spanning a range of burgers, pasta, chicken schnitzel, pizza, calamari, chicken wings and fish and chips, there are certainly options to satisfy even the most ravenous appetite. Pair with a cold pint, and never find yourself hungry, or out of pocket in Civic again.
Available every day from 12- 6pm at 131 City Walk, Canberra.
THE DISTRICT (CRACE)
The District, with their warm, relaxed atmosphere, is the perfect place to pop in for lunch during the winter months. With an extensive list of Canberra district wines, pair your lunch with a drink and enjoy their amazing specials on offer. On Monday, share the love with some friends, and enjoy two pizzas for only $30. Alternatively, enjoy a lunchtime classic and order the chicken breast schnitzel with crispy fries and salad. Including a complimentary tap beer or house wine, the $20 schnitty is a plate of lunchtime perfection.
Available lunchtime Monday- Friday at 56 Abena Avenue, Crace Central Shopping Centre, Gungahlin.
NATURAL NINE’S KUNG FU NOODLE SOUP (CITY)
With a choice of beef, chicken or tofu soup, pop into Canberra’s premier pop-Chinese restaurant for quick, cheap and absolutely delicious soupy-goodness. Perfect to warm up as we enter the colder months!
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Available Monday to Friday from 12- 2:30pm at Casino Canberra, 21 Binara St, Canberra.
The funky bar on Lonsdale Street offer great lunch deals to anyone with an appetite looking for a relaxed setting. From Monday to Thursday, $10 burgers are on offer, with chips or other sides for only a couple of dollars extra. Exclusive to Mondays, Hopscotch also offer $10 chicken schnitzel with fries, salad and your choice of mushroom or pepper gravy.
Available Monday to Thursday from 12-2pm at 5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
BREW BAR REED STREET (TUGGERANONG)
$15 will get you almost any type of lunch you fancy at this popular southside spot—from Spaghetti and Meatballs to a Club Sandwich. But we can’t go past a good beef burger—and this one is seriously filling with lettuce, tomato, onion, egg, cheese, beetroot or pineapple, served with fries and smokey BBQ sauce. All for $14.95!
Open Monday to Friday, 6:30am to 3:30pm at 2 Reed St N, Greenway.
HANNARA KOREAN BBQ’s LUNCH MENU (CITY)
Reached half way through the day and finding yourself with a sudden craving for Korean Barbeque? Well, with lunch deals starting at $9.50, Hannara has your back when you’re after value and a full tummy.
Available every day from 11:30- 2:30pm at 16 Moore Street, Canberra.
MADAM LU MALAYSIAN RESTAURANT (CITY)
Starting at just $9.90, Madam Lu’s has some super tasty, inexpensive lunch offerings availabe. Favourites include their Nasi Goreng or Mongolian lamb, and on a frosty Canberra day you can’t go past their laksas (especially at just $13.90!)
Available Monday to Saturday at lunchtime, at 20/42 West Row, Canberra City
AKIBA ‘BITE AND BOLT’ (CITY)
Akiba are making lunch quick and easy with their ‘Bite and Bolt’ deal. With 3 courses of Akiba’s most loved dishes, you’ll be in and out of the restaurant in 30 minutes, in time to tick off the next item in your busy schedule. We love that it’s only $18! Our mouths are watering already.
Available Monday- Friday, lunchtime at 40 Bunda St, Canberra.
SIREN BAR AND RESTAURANT (GUNGHALIN)
With specials spanning all throughout the working week, those living or working around Northside can always pop in for a good lunch deal. Choose from classic options such as schnitzel, a steak sandwich, and a range of burgers. Prices hover at the $20 mark and each meal comes paired with a complimentary schooner, glass of wine or soft drink.
To view all the offerings, see Siren Bar’s website.
Available seven days a week at the corner of Anthony Rolfe Ave and Gozzard Street, Gunghalin.
LAZY SU’S EXPRESS LUNCH BOWLS (BRADDON)
The funky, Asian-fusion Lonsdale Street icon, Lazy Su, have recently re-calibrated their lunch menu. With a delicious lunch bowl range, there are flavours to suit everyone’s tastes. Our favourite addition is the $17 beef brisket Bibimbap. Packed full of goodness and nutrition, the bowl features beef brisket, rice, mixed vegetables, korean pickles, fried egg, kimchi mayo and ssämjang.
To view the other new additions to the menu, see their website.
Available Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm at 9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
ZAAB STREET FOOD (BRADDON)
Next door to Lazy Su you’ll find Zaab Street Food, where you can get a flavour packed lunch box for a meagre $8.50. Think chicken tom yum fried rice, beef with chilli and lemon grass or roast vegetables in a yellow curry.
Available Monday to Friday from 11am-2pm at 9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon
MARBLE AND GRAIN (BRADDON)
From 12-2pm, seven days a week, Marble and Grain offer a list of delicious $15 lunch options. Choose from chicken breast schnitzel, battered fish ‘n’ chips, the grilled lamb burger, smoked salmon bruschetta, and the healthy option of the roast pumpkin salad. Enjoy your lunch amongst their classy, wood-panelled interiors and you have a match made in heaven.
Available seven days a week from 12pm– 2pm, at 25 Mort Street, Braddon.
THE GLASS HOUSE CAFÉ (CITY)
A modest café with friendly staff, unpretentious food and a light-filled setting is what the Glass House Café has on offer. Enjoy a relaxed meal, with their lunchtime specials rotating regularly, and most often priced between $10- $12. If you want to choose something other than the daily special, their whole lunch menu is fairly priced.
To view the The Glass House Café’s full lunch menu, see here.
Available seven days a week, all day until 2:30pm at 10 Binara Street, Canberra.
KUSINA (WESTON CREEK)
Kusina’s Filipino cuisine makes for a more-ish lunchtime. Their express lunch is available from 11am t0 2:30pm every Wednesday to Friday and is just $14! You could enjoy deliciousness like Camaron rebosado (battered Prawns with chilli and honey mayo). But hurry! Kusina closes its doors for good in June – we’re devo!
Express lunch available Wednesday to Friday. Cooleman Court Shopping Centre, Weston Creek.
Feature image: The District at Crace, by Tim Bean Photography.