23 Jul 2023

A local’s guide to cheap eats in The Rocks

Why is everything so expensive right now?! Like many Sydney locals and visitors we feel like dramatically screaming this at the sky every now and then. But no longer.
A local’s guide to cheap eats in The Rocks

To help you enjoy this beautiful city’s incredible food without emptying your bank account we’ve rounded up the best cheap eats in The Rocks - from taco Tuesdays to epic happy hour deals.

$15 reuben at Black & White Espresso

A sunny courtyard on George St, perfectly poured flat whites and breakfast classics. What’s not to like about Black & White Espresso? Our favourite dish here has to be the reuben - it’s just $15 and it’s absolutely stuffed with pastrami, sauerkraut and melty swiss cheese

$2 taco Tuesday at El Camino

Nowhere in Sydney says ‘fiesta’ quite like El Camino Cantina. This Tex Mex hotspot serves some of our city’s most famous margaritas - plus $2 tacos on Tuesdays and 10 cent wings on Wednesdays!

Friday fish and chips and beer at Endeavour Tap Rooms

Endeavour Tap Rooms brew serious beer in the heart of The Rocks. While you’re there make sure you taste one of their rotating brews and turn up on Fridays for $29 fish and chips plus a beer or wine.

Unlimited antipasto 4-6pm Mon-Fri at Mode Bar

How much antipasto is enough? At Mode Bar the answer is unlimited. You read that right - for just $30 pp you can eat as much Italian street food as you like including wood fired pizzas, house made focaccias, cheeses, salumis and olives - plus a classic Italian cocktail, wine or Peroni. 


The famous crispy pork knuckle at Munich Brauhaus

This German beer hall style bar and eatery is heaven for lovers of generous, meaty mains and ridiculously oversized ales. Don’t miss their pork knuckle. This beautifully crispy, melt in your mouth masterpiece is $32 but it’s big enough for dinner for two. 


Steak Fridays at The Orient Hotel

In these expensive times steak dinners don’t come all that often for most of us. That’s why we love the Orient Hotel’s Friday special - a succulent rump steak cooked as you like with chips and salad for just $19.50. How good is that? 


Weekly deals at The Glenmore

The Glenmore’s always had one of Sydney’s best sundrenched rooftops, but now they’ve also got some of the city’s best deals. We’re talking $10 cheeseburgers on Tuesdays, $1 wings and $5 beers on Wednesdays and $2 oysters and $7 proseccos on Thursdays.

Saké Hour

Happy hour just got happier at Saké. Arguably one of Sydney's best Japanese restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice with signature drinks starting for $7, and mouthwatering dishes including Popcorn Shrimp and Hiramasa Kingfish. Drop by between 4-6pm Monday-Friday for an end-of-day affair that is value-packed and enormous fun.