Did you know that millions of Aussies regularly skip lunch? Fortitude Valley is brimming with cheap eats for your lunchtime feast. Lucky for you we've spent our own lunchtimes trying out some of the best grub The Valley has to offer, so grab some work pals and book in a lunch date pronto!
At 12 o’clock on a weekday, who really has the time to sit down at an extravagant restaurant and test the limits of your palate? Sometimes the best lunch is a simple lunch and Bens Burgers have figured out the secret to making an amazing, classic hamburger - and for some reason only charge $11 for it!
Located in the heart of Brunswick Street, Beach Burrito Co. is throwing out crazy-good value lunches every day of the week, with a $10 weekday lunch menu and $3 tacos on Tuesdays! Bueno!
If you're battling the midweek slump, the Osbourne Hotel is the cure to all your workplace woes! This newly-renovated pub has transformed into one of the Valley's best gastropubs and is the perfect place for a lunch date on Wednesdays, where you can grab a kilo of chicken wings for just $15.
Having been around since 1855, The Wickham has got to be doing something right to be in the biz this long! Head in with a mate and get the Wickham Share Plate for $30 and feast like royalty. We’re talking arancini balls, grilled haloumi chips, nachos, schezwan squid and chicken skewers. Get in and get ‘em quick!
If you’re on a serious budget, the Royal George Hotel is perfect for you and your wallet. Head in any day of the week with your loose change for their insane lunch specials. We’re talking $3 tacos, $4 burritos and $6 steak and chips with any drink purchase.
Prepare yourself (and your stomach) for traditional Japanese flavours in a range of bold new creations at Birds Nest. A mere $12 will get you a crispy-fried karaage chicken burger topped with wasabi mayo, tomato salsa, cabbage and a tare reduction, or a glorious bowl of tender slow-braised pork belly, served over rice if you prefer. You can thank us later.
For those watching their waist and wallet, there’s Banh Mi Time, purveyors of the most incredible, jam-packed rice paper rolls, banh mi baguettes and rice noodle salads. Literally nothing is over $12, but the quality and flavour is priceless!
Whether you're up for a long lunch (maybe with a couple of cheeky bevvies tossed in for good measure) or a quick fill-me-up, Fortitude Valley's cheap eats have got you sorted.