A Week of Cheap Eats in Surry Hills

Best Cheap Eats Sydney, Eat, Food Guide, Restaurants, Sydney / 17 November 2019

Tight on cash? Don’t let that stop you from eating out in Surry Hills every day of the week.

When you need to tighten your purse strings but you can’t convince yourself to eat a can of Big Red tomato soup that has been collecting dust in your cupboard, make the most of these Surry Hills cheap eats. We have compiled a whole week of penny-saving deals all less than $20, so you don’t have to cry into a bowl of soup on a Monday night. Enjoy.

Monday, $10 Rump Steaks, The Norfolk

Ready to cure the Monday blues? Let the team at The Norfolk help you ease into the week with a cheap-eats favourite. Score a $10 rump steak with any drink purchase every Monday for a delicious (and budget-friendy) start to your week.
305 Cleveland St, Surry Hills, (02) 8322 2030
You can also check out:
$5 Steaks at The Forresters Hotel
$15 Parmy & Schnitty at Keg and Brew
$10 Schnitty & Gravy at The Shakespeare Hotel

Soda Factory Cheap Eats Surry Hills

Tuesday, $1 Dogs, The Soda Factory

The Soda Factory has quickly become a Sydney institution for their  $1 hotdogs every Tuesday. Starting at 5pm and with six different flavours on offer you need to get in quick before they all sell out! Plus, don’t miss Soda Factory’s FREE Musical Bingo with over $300 of prizes to be won every Tuesday evening.
16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills, 8096 9120
You can also check out:
Two for one deals at The Clock Hotel
$10 Pie of the Day at The Shakespeare Hotel
$15 Burger and Fries at The Forresters Hotel
$10 Schnittys and $5 Tinnies at Strawberry Hills Hotel

Wednesday, $15 Surf ‘n’ turf, Strawberry Hills Hotel

Say hello to hump day with a hearty feed at Surry Hills’ iconic Strawberry Hills Hotel. For those who don’t want to choose between meat and seafood, this is one cheap eats destination where you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Nab a surf ‘n’ turf feed for just $15 every Wednesday, as well as 50c chicken wings and $15 jugs of Young Henrys brews.
453 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, (02) 9699 3355
You can also check out:
$15 Rotisseries half free-range chicken, slaw and gravy at The Keg and Brew
$10 Rump Steak at The Shakespeare Hotel
$10 Bucket of chicken or $1 wings at The Soda Factory
Cheap Eats Surry Hills

Thursday, $10 Half Cook, Chips & Gravy, The Shakespeare Hotel

Our favourite theatre themed pub, The Shakespeare, or The Shakey, as it is more affectionately called, serves up a delicious serve of roast chicken every Thursday night. Perfectly complemented by a cold brew, this is about as close to a home-cooked meal as you’ll get for less than $20.
200 Devonshire St, Surry Hill, 9319 6883
You can also check out:
$15 for 1kg of chicken wings at The Forresters Hotel
$15 Moules Frites at The Keg and Brew

Cheap Eats Surry Hills The Carrington

Friday, $12 lunch deal at the Carrington

For a classic pub experience, you can’t go past the hidden Bourke Street gem. Gather your workmates and clock off early for a boozy long lunch that won’t break the bank. From loaded burgers to the classic fish and chips and even hearty salads for a lighter option, grab it all for just $12 from 12pm to 5pm every Friday.
565 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, 0497 952 889

Saturday, $15 nachos and $10 wings after 10pm at El Loco at The Excelsior Hotel

There is a reason El Loco should be your Saturday night go to. For the best cheap late night feed, be sure to swing by El Loco for $15 nachos and $10 chicken wings every Saturday after 10pm. Save yourself the trouble of bar hopping when you have all your needs met in one location that stays open until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, +61 2 9114 7339

All you can eat tacos for $25 (1st drink included) at The Norfolk 

Now this last one might be a tad more expensive than the rest of our recommendations, but trust us – it’s worth it! Head to The Norfolk’s leafy beer garden and chow down on 5 different flavours of tacos (vegan options too) for just $25 every Sunday. The best bit? You’ll score your first of the night for free. Now that’s our idea of finishing the weekend on a good note.
305 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, (02) 8322 2030 

Looking to score eats across the rest of Sydney? Check out our guides to the best cheap eats in Bondi, Newtown and the CBD.

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