Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Cheapo Tuesday: Steaks and Schnitzels for $15 or less

We all know a cheap steak or schnitty can bridge the gap between hunger and a pricy meal out of the town. And for all you broke-ass uni students that gotta starve themselves for the week so they can afford the $31.50 mymulti train ticket and not have to risk jumping the barriers, a filling yet affordable meal like this is exactly what you need. 

As you’ve probably experienced yourself, for most of us these days, escaping from a restaurant for under $25 a head is an absolute godsend. Sydney is no friend to the frugal. But after doing a bit of digging, the cheapest eats in Sydney come from the west (of course) and they were almost all steak and schnitzel dishes. What does this mean? Finally being able to eat your fave meats without having to break the bank. And for all you gym-junkies, some of these dishes are even cheaper than that protein shake you’re drinking right now (and probably contain more protein too). Fingers crossed your girl ain't a vegetarian, because I know where you’ll wanna take her tonight... and the rest of the year.

Village Hotel, Mt. Druitt
300g Rump Steak with self-serve chips and salad - $7
You on a budget? Coz boy that’s as cheap as it gets! (But FYI bring cash coz eftpos minimum is $10 lol).

Macarthur Tavern, Campbelltown
Schnitty Tuesdays - $8
Steak Night Wednesday’s - $10
Great value and these nights get pretty packed! Lucky there’s two large outdoor eating areas cater for all you bargain hunters homing in.

Rashay’s CafĂ© & Restaurant, Merrylands, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Penrith & Mount Druitt
Schnitzel feat. pathetic side garnish - $8
Steak with salad & chips or mash & veggies - $14  
I’m gna be honest, the Rashay’s staff will piss you off and their garnishes will make you lol, but their actual steaks & schnitzels with Rashay’s sauce will have you coming back for more!

Carousel Inn, Plumpton
Monday/Tuesday night chicken schnitzel or char grilled rump steak - $10                
You’ve gotta try this place because the serving size is unbelievably generous considering you’re only paying $10. They also do a mean red-neck half ribs for $15 on Fridays.

Jay's Kitchen, Cabramatta
Rump Steak - $10
Or if you ain’t in the mood, EVERYTHING - $10. F*cking love this place! I mean: steak, chicken, lamb, pork, fish - they all ten dollah! 

Tollgate Hotel Bistro, Parramatta
New York steak Monday’s - $10
T-Bone steak Tuesday’s - $10
Schnitzel Wednesday’s - $8
Rump steak Thursday’s - $8
Rump Steak Friday’s - $9
Rump Steak Saturday’s - $8
New York Steak Sunday’s - $10
Get some steak on ya plate, 6 out of the 7 days in the week cause these prices are dirt-cheap. You’re all set mate!

Nonna Maria’s Place, Parramatta
Nonna Maria’s traditional chicken schnitzel with fresh lemon - $14
You gotta visit this place not just because it’s so cheesily cute and everything is homemade, but you get free bread and free jugs of house-made lemonade brought by Nonna Maria herself who is actually so adorable!

Zest Grillhouse, Rooty Hill
Boneless Rib Eye Steak - $16 Best Aussie steak of the list (and yes I know it’s more than $15), but I had to put this here because this steak is practically Western Sydney’s equivalent of the pretentious, Steak & Wine co. on darling harbour. Delicious and massive steak which you’d normally expect to be triple the price.


  1. The Cooks Hill Hotel also has a huge $10 steak