Who doesn’t love a good hearty lunch- at a steal of a price, that too! Your search, of fine dining inspiration that’s light on the wallet, ends here. Sydney is a foodie’s paradise and there isn’t a better time to eat your way through the city than right now- the city’s food scene is simply incredible!
We’ve compiled some of us local Sydneysiders’ favourites- the most luxurious lunch experiences- for under $100. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to find out more.
1. The best five-star dining experience in town- Bennelong Restaurant in the Sydney Opera House:
Herald the season’s best with a specially curated spring menu over at the Bennelong Restaurant with their exclusive ‘House Lunch’. Proudly positioned in Sydney’s hottest piece of real estate- the Sydney Opera House, it enjoys the benefit of superb harbour views for your ideal ‘start to the weekend’ plans! Yes, this special menu is only available for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays but it’s well worth it- go for the view. Speaking of which, our next recommendation allows you to enjoy the most spectacular and dynamic Sydney Harbour views from a roving lunch cruise so keep reading!
2. Buffet lunch with a view- Magistic catamaran lunch cruise along Sydney Harbour:
A crowd-favourite and our favourite listing here- the Magistic Sydney Harbour lunch cruise! Enjoy a 2-hour lunch cruise along the spectacular Sydney Harbour on a luxury catamaran for an experience of a lifetime! The purpose-built air-conditioned catamaran also boasts three spacious outdoor decks so you can marvel at the iconic sights of the Sydney Harbour during your lunch cruise- enjoy views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Luna Park from close quarters! The meal on offer here is a delicious buffet spread with several global cuisines, all prepared freshly onboard the catamaran. There’s also an up-to-date GPS commentary so this could also count as a sightseeing lunch tour for those in Sydney for the first time.
3. A carnivore’s delight- Meat District Co.:
The express lunch menu at Meat District Co has some of the most delectable ‘fast’ food options- from hot dogs to juicy burgers and pork ribs- all adding up to less than $100 even with a side of sweet potato fries!
4. Pop-Up Picnic at your favourite spot:
If you’re looking to spend a day outdoors with gourmet food with a side of nature, a pop-up picnic is definitely the way to go. They have 5 individual hampers to choose from, all well within our $100 budget! There are 2 breakfast boxes and 3 lunch boxes, complete with desserts for that sweet tooth.
If you’re looking to enjoy a premium lunch out as part of a group and going dutch with the bill, Restaurant Hubert is Sydney’s answer to your Parisian fantasies. The banquet menu costs just $95 each for a minimum of 4 people! The entire affair is reminiscent of French speakeasies of an era long gone..
6. Flavours of Sri Lanka- Lankan Filling Station:
For a premium ethnic menu experience, why not head on over to the Lankan Filling Station- Time Out Food Awards Restaurant of the Year in 2019! The casual setup paired with the tantalising medley of flavours- hot hoppers with a pillowy centre and crisp edges with a delicious Lankan curry- this place deserves all the recognition it gets and more.
So, what are you waiting for? Book that budget-friendly lunch right away!