If you thought Sydney was an expensive city to eat out, think again. Of course, it can be, but not if you know where to go.  In 2013, we published an ebook with the Top 52 Food & Drink Deals in Sydney. Almost 4 years later and many of these deals do not exist anymore of course, so we decided it was high time we updated the list*. Please note the word promotion/deal does not equal cheap in our books; instead we believe it means great value. ‘Great value’ can mean many things, depending on the occasion, so all budgets are covered below. Here they are in alphabetical order, by day of the week…

Mondays

  • Ananas, Circular Quay, $30 for unlimited mussels et frites.
  • The Carrington, Surry Hills, $15 pasta and pinot.
  • Barrafina, CBD, 12-3pm, $20 Paella.
  • Bistrot Gavroche, Chippendale, lunch only, $35 for plat du jour (main course of the day) and a drink.
  • Bondi Pizza, Bondi Junction and Top Ryde, purchase any adult main meal and get a little nippers meal and drink free.
  • Crown Street Fish Shop, Surry Hills, $1 dumplings.
  • Jonny Lobster, Crows Nest, all day, $1 dumplings.
  • Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, Pyrmont, 6-9.30pm, 2-4-1 main meals.
  • Riley St Garage, Woolloomooloo, from 6pm, $60 for 6 courses (Trust the Chef).
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Broadway, from 5pm, $20 All you can eat pizza.
  • The Cricketers Arms Hotel, Surry Hills, $10 Steak with red wine jus or mushroom sauce.
  • The Dog, Randwick, 2-4-1 pasta and risotto, and $9.90 steak, salad and chips.
  • The Forresters, Surry Hills, all day, $5 steak with fries/mash/mac ‘n’ cheese and sauce.
  • The Glenmore, The Rocks, $13.90 for a steak chips and salad with any drink purchase.
  • The London, Paddington, from 5pm, $1 ribs, $15 jugs.
  • The Three Weeds, Rozelle, $12 Chicken Schnitzel.
  • The Village Inn, Paddington, from 5pm, 20% off all food for locals.

Tuesdays

  • Loluk Bistro, Surry Hills, 6-10pm, $49 for unlimited raclette and profiteroles ($8 extra for charcuterie).
  • Australian Youth Hotel, Glebe, 2-4-1 meals.
  • Bishop Sessa, Surry Hills, all day, 3-courses $55.
  • Bondi Pizza, Bondi Junction and Top Ryde, purchase any adult main meal and get a little nippers meal and drink free.
  • Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why, $15 main courses.
  • Della Hyde, Darlinghurst, $1 dumplings.
  • Dove and Olive, Surry Hills, $5 tinnies.
  • Coopers Hotel, Newtown, $3 tacos and $4 tequila.
  • Grazeland, Crows Nest,2 Steak Frites & a glass of wine each for $40.
  • Grazeland, Crows Nest, 2-4-1 Burgers.
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Broadway, $22 for two pastas.
  • New Brittania Hotel, Surry Hills, 2-4-1 in-house pizzas and happy hour from 5-6.30pm.
  • Smoking Panda, CBD, $1 dumplings.
  • The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills, 2-4-1 main meals.
  • The Dog, Randwick, $9.90 burgers and $12.50 steak.
  • The Bucket List, Bondi Beach, from 5pm, $5 prosecco, $15 poke bowls.
  • The Dog, Randwick, 2-4-1 main meals.
  • The Forresters, Surry Hills, 6-10pm,$12 Schnitzels with fries and slaw.
  • The Fox Hole, CBD, $1 dumplings.
  • The London, Paddington, from 5pm, $10 burgers and $10 salads.
  • Barrafina, CBD,12-3pm, 4 Course ‘Express Lunch’ featuring the week’s freshest produce.
  • The Roosevelt, evenings, $15 main courses.
  • Vini, Surry Hills, Final Tuesday Dinner of every month, $55 for 4 courses (each month represents a different region of Italy).
  • Kirribilli Club, Milsons Point, 4-6pm, happy hour.
  • Barrafina, CBD, 12-3pm, 4 Course ‘Express Lunch’ featuring the week’s freshest produce.
  • Capriccio, Leichhardt, the first Tuesday of the month, $75 for 5 course sharing menu and regional matching wines.

Wednesdays

  • Ananas, Circular Quay, until 6.30pm, $1 Pacific & Sydney Rock oysters.
  • The Carrington, Surry Hills, $20 burger and beer.
  • Loluk Bistro, Surry Hills, 6-10pm, $49 for unlimited raclette and profiteroles ($8 extra for charcuterie).
  • Watsons Bay Hotel, Watsons Bay, $20 for half roast chicken and chips.
  • Barrafina, CBD, 5pm, 50% off all tapas dishes.
  • The Royal Hotel, Leichhardt, $18 pork schnitzel with tomato salad and mash.
  • Bishop Sessa, Surry Hills, all day, 3-courses $55.
  • Bondi Pizza, Bondi Junction and Top Ryde, purchase any adult main meal and get a little nippers meal and drink free.
  • Grazeland, Crows Nest, 50% off Wine Carafes.
  • The Forresters, Surry Hills, $12 pizzas.
  • Eau de Vie, Darlinghurst, 20% off all single malts and blends.
  • Eau de Vie, Darlinghurst, $40 for 5 whiskies with matched cured meats and delicious cheeses.
  • Johnny Wongs, Darlinghurst, from 6pm, $1 dumplings.
  • Harpoon Harry, Surry Hills, $10 burgers.
  • North Bondi RSL, North Bondi, $10 steak & chips for members ($15 for non-members).
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Mosman, $25 for a Flaming Wheel of Cheese.
  • Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly, $16 burger with a local beer or glass of house wine.
  • Soda Factory, Surry Hills, until 7pm, $1 pieces of Fat Bubba’s Fried Chicken (or $10 Buckets), $1 Wings, and $5 beers, wines & spirits.
  • Daniel San, Manly, from 5pm, $24.50 for All Your Can Eat Dumpling.
  • The Bucket List, Bondi Beach, from 5pm, $5 tacos, $5 beer, $10 margaritas.
  • The London, Paddington, from 5pm, 2-4-1 pizzas.
  • The Morrison, from 6-7pm, $1 oysters.
  • Barrafina, CBD, 12-3pm, 4 Course ‘Express Lunch’ featuring the week’s freshest produce.
  • The Roosevelt, $15 steaks.
  • East Village Hotel, Darlinghurst,$20 for a burger and beer for $20.
  • Coach & Horses, Randwick, lunch and dinner, $17 for a Schnitzel, chips, salad and drink.
  • Mistelle, Double Bay, 3pm-6pm, $2 oysters, $6 Peronis, $12 Belvedere Spritz’, $12 Aperol Spritz.
  • Sixpenny, Stanmore, dinner, $85 4-course menu.

Thursdays

  • Watsons Bay Hotel, Watsons Bay, $15 fish and chips.
  • The Forresters, Surry Hills, $12 burgers 6-10pm.
  • Norfolk Hotel, Redfern, $12 burgers.
  • The Carrington, Surry Hills, $20 steak and wine.
  • Coopers Hotel, Newtown, 2-4-1 meals.
  • The Light Brigade, Paddington, $15 steaks.
  • Bondi Pizza, Broadway/Brighton/Eastgardens, after 5pm, Ribs – only $29.95 (save $10). Cocktails – only $9.95 each! Not available public holidays.
  • Daniel San, Manly, 6-8pm, $10 cocktails.
  • Grazeland, Crows Nest, enjoy a warm glass of Shiraz and some delicious Lamb Shanks all for only $20.
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Mosman, $12 sangria jugs.
  • The Bucket List, Bondi Beach, from 5pm, $10 mussels and $15 sangria pitchers.
  • The Dog, Randwick, $9.90 chicken schnitzel and 2-4-1 steaks.
  • The London, Paddington, $12 steaks.
  • The Push, The Rocks, 5-8pm, $6 schooners and $8 pints on all tap beers, plus $7 craft bottle of the week.
  • The Roosevelt, 20% off their entire range of champagnes and Laphroaig Whisky as well as $1 freshly shucked oysters.
  • The Push, The Rocks, 5-8pm, $12 signature cocktails.
  • Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why, 2-4-1 pizzas.
  • Kirribilli Club, Milsons Point, 4-6pm, happy hour.
  • Li’l Darlin, Darlinghurst, from 10pm, $10 cocktails.
  • Coach & Horses, Randwick, lunch and dinner, $17 for a Schnitzel, chips, salad and drink.
  • Mistelle, Double Bay, 3pm-6pm, $2 oysters, $6 Peronis, $12 Belvedere Spritz’, $12 Aperol Spritz.
  • Sixpenny, Stanmore, dinner, $85 4-course menu.
  • The Garden, Ashfield, 6-9pm, $10 schnitzel and $4 beer.

Fridays

  • Socal, Neutral Bay, $65 for Bottomless Rosé Lunch.
  • .nel, Surry Hills, $55 5-course lunch, or $105 with matching wines.
  • Black Penny, Surry Hills, $10 Expresso Martinis, Negronis and Margheritas.
  • Collaroy Hotel, Collaroy, $10 Cocktail, $7 Corona & Chandon Happy Hour from 6pm-9pm.
  • Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why, all day, $12 cocktails.
  • The Dog, Randwick, $9.90 fish & chips and 2-4-1 steak & ribs.
  • The Devonshire, Surry Hills, lunch, $35 for 3 courses.
  • Frisco Hotel, Woolloomooloo, $10 Aperol Spritzes and Expresso Martinis
  • Soda Factory, Surry Hills, Fridays, $5 beers, wines & spirits until 7pm and 3 for $20 starters & sides until 10pm.
  • Woollahra Hotel, Woollahra, 6-8pm, $12 cocktails.
  • The Forresters, Surry Hills, 6-8pm, $12 cocktails.
  • Lumi Dining, Pyrmont, lunch, 6 courses for $75.
  • The Push, The Rocks, 5-8pm, $6 schooners and $8 pints on all tap beers, plus $7 craft bottle of the week.
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Mosman, 4-6pm, $10 cocktails.
  • Intercontinental Sydney, CBD, from 7pm-9pm, $99 for 2 courses downstairs at 117 Dining, followed by dessert in the exclusive Supper Club with incomparable rooftop views of Sydney Harbour.
  • Li’l Darlin, Darlinghurst, from 10pm, $10 cocktails.
  • Black Bar & Grill, Pyrmont, 12-3pm, $47 for 3 courses.
  • Coach & Horses, Randwick, lunch and dinner, $17 for a Schnitzel, chips, salad and drink.
  • Mistelle, Double Bay, 3pm-6pm, $2 oysters, $6 Peronis, $12 Belvedere Spritz’, $12 Aperol Spritz.
  • Automata, Chippendale, lunch only, $55 for 3 courses.
  • Queen Chow, Enmore, $55/75 Tasting Banquet, Minimum 4 people

Saturdays

  • Altitude Restaurant, 11.30am-1.30pm seatings, $75 for brunch including free flowing mimosas/bellinis. Free flow of Chandon NV sparkling wine is served at additional $55 per person while free flow of Veuve Cliquot NV is served at additional $85 per person.
  • Bishop Sessa, Surry Hills, lunch only, 3-courses $55
  • Darlo Country Club, Darlinghurst, from 11.30am, Brunch with bottomless Chandon NV $85 or Brunch with bottomless Moet et Chandon $105.
  • Mr Sippy, Double Bay, 11am-4pm, $99 for Brunch with bottomless Chandon Brut NV, Chandon Brut Rose NV and 5 courses.
  • The Dog, Randwick, 2-4-1 rotisserie and $12.50 cheeseburger & chips.
  • Li’l Darlin, Darlinghurst, Saturdays 4-6pm, $10 glasses of Champagne.
  • Li’l Darlin, Darlinghurst, from 10pm, $10 cocktails.
  • Lumi Dining, Pyrmont, lunch, 6 courses for $75.
  • Woollahra Hotel, Woollahra, 2-8pm, $10 Expresso Martinis.
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Mosman, 4-6pm, $10 cocktails.
  • Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why, 2-4-1 pizzas.
  • Intercontinental Sydney, CBD, from 7pm-9pm, $99 for 2 courses downstairs at 117 Dining, followed by dessert in the exclusive Supper Club with incomparable rooftop views of Sydney Harbour.
  • William Blu Dining, CBD, Available for lunch and dinner, 3-course meal $38.
  • The Devonshire, Surry Hills, Tuesday-Saturdays, $49 for 2 courses if you vacate the table by 8pm.
  • Sixpenny, Stanmore, lunch, $85 4-course menu.
  • Automata, Chippendale, lunch only, $55 for 3 courses.

Sundays

  • Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Bondi Beach, $75 Brunch with Bottomless Prosecco and 3 courses.
  • Black Penny, Surry Hills, $15 Sangria jugs and $10 Bloody Mary cocktails.
  • The Dog, Randwick, $19 roast dinner with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.
  • LL Wine & Dine, Potts Point, 11am-4pm, $30 for All You Can Eat Yum Cha, $10 Bloody Mary’s, Tsing Tao Long Neck Beers and $25 Cocktail Jugs.
  • The Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills, 5-7pm, $5-7 Aperitivo Hour (snacks and drinks).
  • Ormeggio at the Spit, Mosman, $79 for 5-course Chef’s Degustation.
  • Kensington Street Social, Chippendale, Social Sundays, bottomless sparkling wine with brunch ($35 per person).
  • Grazeland, Crows Nest, Kids eat free – for every adult meal purchased, kids get one on the house. They might even chuck in a free ice sundae if they finish their mains.
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Mosman, kids eat for free with each adult main course purchased.
  • The Village Inn, Paddington, $39 Seafood Platter for 2.
  • Keg & Brew, Surry Hills, $15 Sunday Roast – Pork Leg with all the trimmings.

Weekdays

  • Molo Bar, Woolloomooloo, Tuesdays to Fridays from 4pm, $10 cocktails
  • Kobe Jones, King St Wharf, $39.50 banquet lunch with 7 courses, minimum 3 people
  • Anason, Barangaroo, from 4pm to 6pm, free Turkish meze plate with every drink purchase, from 4pm to 6pm.
  • Doyles, Watson’s Bat, $32 for 2-course set menu including a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink. Until end of August.
  • .est, CBD, Monday to Fridays, 2/3/4 course lunch $79/98/120.
  • Australian Youth Hotel, Glebe, Monday-Thursday 12-3pm, $10 meals.
  • Balla, Pyrmont, Monday-Fridays 12-2.30pm, $25/39/49 for 1 course including tea/coffee and home baked biscotti.
  • Black Penny, Surry Hills, Mondays to Fridays until 8pm, $5 house wine, beer and cider, as well as $15 main courses with a free drink.
  • Ripples, Chowder Bay, Monday to Fridays Lunch, $39 for a main course, side dish and glass of wine.
  • Crown Street Fish Shop, Surry Hills, Monday-Fridays 12-3pm, Burger & Chips with a beer or wine.
  • Collaroy Hotel, Collaroy, Monday – Fridays 4-6pm, Beach Bar Happy Hour.
  • Glass Brasserie, CBD, Monday to Friday lunch, $29 for a main course and glass of wine.
  • Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, Pyrmont, Weekdays 5pm-6pm, $5 Selected Pints of Beer $5 House Spirits $5 wine/bubbles.
  • The Apprentice Restaurant, Ultimo, Mondays-Fridays, $25/30 2/3 course lunch, $37 for 3-course dinner.
  • Salt Meats Cheese, Broadway, Monday-Fridays, $15 pizza or burger with a drink.
  • The Beresford, Surry Hills, Monday-Thursdays, Kids eats for free with each adult meal ordered.
  • The Bucket List, Bondi Beach, Monday-Thursdays 4-7pm, $6 kids meals.
  • The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills, Monday – Fridays 5-7pm, $5 Happy Hour on selected beer and house wine, as well as $14 cocktails from 5 – 6pm.
  • The London, Paddington, Monday-Fridays 5-7pm, $5 kids meals, $15 pizzas.
  • The Forresters, Surry Hills, Monday-Friday lunches, $12 main courses.
  • The Village Inn, Paddington, Monday to Fridays 5-7pm, $5 house wine and James Squire and $10 Aperol Spritz.
  • Barrafina, CBD, Tuesday to Fridays 5-7pm, great deals on Spanish Beer, Imported and Australian Wines, Sparkling Cava and our famous Sangria.
  • William Blu Dining, CBD, Tuesdays-Saturdays, Available for lunch and dinner, 3-course meal $38.
  • The Devonshire, Surry Hills, Tuesday-Saturdays, $49 for 2 courses if you vacate the table by 8pm.
  • Riley St Garage, Woolloomooloo, Monday to Thursdays 5-6pm, $15 Tanqueray Martinis, half price oysters, $5 craft beer, $10 glasses of Vintage Chandon Blanc de Blanc.
  • Pizzaperta, Pyrmont, Tuesdays-Fridays 4-6pm, $12 Expresso Martinis.
  • Li’l Darlin, Darlinghurst, Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7pm and Tuesdays to Thursdays 4-6pm, $5 house wine and beer, $10 cocktails.
  • The Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills, Sundays to Thursdays 5-7pm, $5-7 wine, beer and Spuntino (snacks).
  • Coco Cubano, Monday-Friday from 3-6pm, $4.90 Kids Crazy Shakes & $6.90 Kids Meals. Valid in school holidays, but not in public holidays.
  • Coco Cubano, Monday-Fridays 12-2pm, $9.90 lunch and $5.90 house wine, sparkling and beer.
  • Coco Cubano, Monday-Fridays 5-7pm, $5.90 house wine, sparkling and beer, $9.90 mojitos, $19.90 sangria jugs.
  • The Garden, Ashfield, lunch only, $12 Roast.

Weekends

  • Socal, Neutral Bay, $65 for Bottomless Rosé (or rosé sangria) Lunch.
  • Aqua Dining, Milsons Point, Saturday lunch, Sunday lunch and Sunday dinner, $75 for 3 courses, BYO $15 corkage.
  • BLACK Bar & Grill, Pyrmont, 12-2.30pm, 3 courses with bottomless Veuve Clicquot $135pp.
  • Ripples Chowder Bay, Mosman, lunch, $105 for 3 courses and bottomless French sparkling wine.
  • Pizzaperta, Pyrmont, Tuesdays-Sundays 4-6pm, $12 Expresso Martinis.
  • Dead Ringer, Surry Hills, $25 for bottomless mimosas (valid with brunch only).
  • Queen Chow, Enmore, $55/75 Tasting Banquet, Minimum 4 people

Monday to Saturdays

  • Kansai Japanese Restaurant, CBD, $32 for all you can eat excluding sashimi, hot pot and gelato, or $42 all you can eat including sashimi, hot pot and gelato.
  • Tuxedo Bar, 5-6pm, $12 Expresso Martinis.
  • Dove and Olive, Surry Hills, 12-3pm, $12.50 main courses.
  • Jamie’s Italian, CBD, from 12-5pm, $25/30 for 2/3 courses.
  • Wild Rover, Surry Hills, 4-6pm, $1 dumplings.
  • Annata, Crows Nest, Tuesday to Saturday, $69 for 7 courses, $129 with matched wines.
  • Ester, Chippendale, $82 for their tasting menu
  • Long Chim, CBD, $45 3-course lunch

Daily

  • The Argyle, The Rocks, 5-7pm, $7.50 Espresso Martinis, $10 cocktails, $15 pizzas and $5 beers and wine.
  • Jersey Road Bistro, Woollahra, $75 for 8-course banquet menu, minimum 2 people
  • Bouche on Bridge, CBD, mention Sydney Concierge when you book for a free dessert or glass of champagne.
  • 12 Micron, Barangaroo, lunch, $45/55 for 2/3 courses and a glass of Sommelier selection wine
  • Monopole, Potts Point, $70 for 7 courses.
  • The Carrington, Surry Hills, from 9pm, $10 cocktails.
  • Hotel Mosman, Mosman, $9.90 Porterhouse steak with any drink purchase.
  • Hotel Mosman, Mosman, $12 cocktails.
  • Da Orazio, Bondi Beach, $45 for set menu (minimum 4 people).
  • Owl House, Darlinghurst, $135 for 6-course degustation with matching wines or cocktails.
  • Rockpool Bar & Grill, CBD, $26 for David Blackmore’s Full Blood Wagyu Burger with Bacon, Gruyere Cheese and Zuni Pickle.
  • Grazeland, Crows Nest, $49 for 3-course winter menu.
  • The Beresford, Surry Hills, 6-8pm, $6 pints, wine & basic spirits.
  • The Deck, Milson’s Point, 5-7pm, $15 glasses of French Champagne with $2.50 oysters. Plus 25% off bottles of champagne or bubbles.
  • Nomad, Surry Hills, $69 for their tasting menu
  • Kingsleys, Woolloomooloo
, $75 for 3-courses, or $125 per person with a 3-hour classic beverage package
  • The Morrison, from 8.30pm, $12 Expresso Martinis. $10 cocktails also available all day in the Parlour Bar.
  • The Paddington, Paddington, 4-6pm, $6 pints, house spirits and $12 cocktails.
  • The Royal George, CBD, 5-7pm, $6 Drinks and $1 BBQ Buffalo Wings.
  • Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills, 6-9pm, $20 All you can eat pizza and pasta.
  • Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills, 5.30-7pm, $10 aperol spritz,  $6 beers, wine and prosecco.
  • Pony Dining, The Rocks, 12-3pm, $38 for 2 courses with a glass of wine.
  • Fish at the Rocks, The Rocks, $49 for 2 courses and a glass of wine.
  • No.1 Australian, CBD, $40 for 2 courses and a glass of wine.
  • The Apollo, Potts Point, $55 for The Full Greek or $60 with Ouzo.
  • Thievery, Glebe, Daily except Mondays, $52 for vegetarian 9-course menu or $68 for 11-course non-vegetarian.
  • Two Chaps, Marrickville, Daily except Mondays, $55 tasting menu including BYO corkage.
  • Automata, Chippendale, Daily except Mondays, $88 for 5 courses.
  • Banksii, Barangaroo, $69/79/89 Shared Menu.
  • Hartsyard, Newtown, Daily except Mondays and Tuedays, $65 Let Us Cook For You Menu.
  • Vine, Double Bay, Wednesday to Sundays, $75 for a degustation.
  • Casoni, Darlinghurst, Tuesday to Sunday, $49 for 4-courses.
  • Sunset Sabi, Manly, $45 8-course Shibori set menu, or $50 including dessert.

Birthday Offers

  • Bouche on Bridge, CBD, free meal on your birthday if you sign up to their VIP Club.
  • Bondi Pizza, Bondi junction, Broadway, Brighton-le-Sands, Eastgardens, Macquarie, Parramatta, Ryde, free pizza, valid for one month.
  • Pony Dining, The Rocks, free meal for bookings of 2-9, free dessert plate and a bottle of sparkling wine for bookings of 10+.
  • Fish at the Rocks, The Rocks, free main course if you are accompanied by at least three other a la carte ordering guests and can supply a photo ID with date of birth.
  • Kingsley’s Australian Steakhouse, CBD, complimentary CAAB Rib-Eye Steak on your birthday.
  • Coco Cubano, 25% off upto a maximum of $25. Available 1 week before & after your birthday.
  • Deckhouse, Woolwich, $50 voucher to redeem during the month of your birthday.

* Please note, this list was correct at time of print, although all of the offers are subject to availability. We will add to this list as we find more offers, so please check back again soon.