Where to eat cheap in Auckland? That is a question I often ask myself, so I’m sure many of you ask the same thing.
Dining on a budget is actually quite easy if you’re happy to settle for take-away food. But what if you want something better? Well, I’ve done some digging and come to the realisation that the old saying, “You get what you pay for” isn’t necessarily true.
To follow are some great places for eating on the cheap for under $15.
If you’re hungry and looking for a cheap and cheerful lunch in Howick then look no further than Basalt on Picton Street, a Monteith’s bar with tasty $12.50 and $14.50 lunch specials, Monday to Friday from 11am to 5pm.
Do you like pizza? If you do, go down to The Britomart Country Club on Mondays, where you can enjoy a delicious pizza for just $10. Located on Galway Street near the Britomart Transport Centre, TBCC is a funky venue with the bar and kitchen tucked inside shipping containers. They also play host to live bands and DJs several nights a week.
Mamma mia! Celsius Gastrobar in Manukau City also has a $10 pizza offer every Tuesday. With classic pizza toppings like Hawaiian and Meat Feast alongside mouth-watering options like Tandoori Chicken and Italian Rudolph, Celsius could become your new Tuesday tradition.
Do you know what a sizzler is? Well, a sizzler is a combination of meat, fish and veggies that are grilled, fried, sautéed and then served. And as their name suggests, it’s sizzlers that Kobe Sizzlers on Parnell Road specialise in.
For just under $15 you can have Chicken Shashlik (chicken on a skewer served with veggies, fries and a choice of noodles or rice) or Tandoori Chicken (grilled Tandoori chicken served with veggies, fries and a choice of noodles or rice).
They are well worth checking out.
If spicy food is your thing, then go dine at the Urban Turban at the North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter. They specialise in Bombay-style food with a menu consisting of tapas, classic curries and desserts complimented with New Zealand wines.
For just $14 you can get the Chicken Salad or the Dhal Tadka and everything on the children’s menu is just $10.
Editorial by Liam MacAndrew
10 September 2012