We at eatSouthBank are firm believers you should never have to skimp on your social life! Toss out the two-minute noodles and never fear the light wallet, because we present you with the top cheap eats for students at The Bank…
1. Burger Urge
Home to the $10.90 cheese burg, Burger Urge will hook you up with the ultimate cheap feast. Stroll in and immerse yourself in the restaurants funky décor and get your belly ready for the tastiest eats (minus the hella-large price tag).
2. Fins and Feathers
Fins and Feathers does a very good job of living up to its claim of quality, delicious and cheap authentic fish and chips (we love it!). From classic staples like fish, hot chips, potato scallops and pineapple fritters, F&F’s have you covered.
Boasting $12.50 lunch specials that have your food (and beverage) cravings in the bag, Junk is a natural go-to for inexpensive and authentic Asian eats. We suggest you get your hands on the Poke Bowl special STAT (watch out, we might beat you to it!).
4. Magical Rice
We never met a cheap sushi we didn’t like! Whether you’re a chicken, pork or tofu lover, Magical Rice is a firm favourite for sushi lovers all over Brisbane. We’re also partial to the dumplings and steam buns – if you can fit them in!
5. Nu Healthy Café
Nutrition Station is a South Bank institution offering delicious healthy eats. They’re famous for their scrumptious salads which pack in all the good flavours, like chicken and avocado, Mediterranean lamb and the classic Caesar – each one is easy on the wallet too!
6. Paper Fish
Prep your tastebuds, you’re in for a real treat! Whether greek salad, prawn tacos, fresh fish or all of the above are your muse, Paper Fish has you covered. The best part? Contrary to its five star fish and chip appeal, the food won’t hurt your wallet at all!
7. Presto Pizza and Pasta
Mamma mia! The lunch time queues outside of this Parkland Pavilion staple are a mile long for a good reason. Despite its humble setting, Presto Pizza and Pasta are famous for their low-priced daily made pizzas, pastas and desserts – now that’s what we’re here for!
8. Steam Café
These savings are so hot it’s getting steamy! Whether you’re craving a fresh focaccia, salad or burger, you can always count on Steam Café to come through with the cheap goods. Trust us, we’ve done the hard (eating) work and our wallets aren’t crying.
9. Espresso Garage
Breaky muffins? Ham and cheese toasties? Banana bread?! Now we’re talking! Espresso Garage are the true hero of food that is filling and inexpensive. The best part? They never skip on the quality, so you know you’re getting a good pick-me-up every time.
Take two of the hottest food trends and what do you get? A sushi burrito! Famed as the home of Insta-worthy poke bowls and sushi burritos, Suki’s menu is worth the hype. Mark our words, you (and your wallet) will not regret this choice.