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Cheap Eating - Gold Coast!

Would it be wrong for me to say that if I had to choose just one wish, it would be to enjoy a delicious meal everyday for the rest of my life! Food can soothe the soul and can also create lasting memories of family holidays and vacations as you remember the food you get to eat and sample as you travel.

Being a very busy touristy region, the Gold Coast has many places you can eat out. We have come up with a list of some places that you can enjoy that are budget conscious and will leave a lasting impression on your palate.

Check out our list and let us know what you think. Maybe you have a favourite Gold Coast restaurant you want us to talk about?

pasta with olives and parsley on a plate

Mama Roma
15 Victoria Ave, Victoria Square, Broadbeach Mall

Take on a culinary experience in this Italian restaurant tucked away in the Broadbeach Mall. From the $10 lunches now comes the $10 breakfasts that would surely make any roadtrip pleasurable. Who wouldn't want to enjoy a $10 breakfast in the morning near the beach? Seriously, who would pass on that? If you're to drop by at lunch time, the Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti Carbonara, Meat Lovers Pizza, and Chips & Salad are just some of the meals you can try.

Expect to spend:more or less $10

grilled barbecue ribs on a plate

Fox and Hound
Elevation Drive, Mount Tamborine, Queensland

Stop by at Fox and Hound to have a delightful English Pub experience. Most guests regard this great little find as “something a bit different”, cozy, that has a lot of character. Personally, if this is as authentic as they say it is, it's definitely worth driving too. The Fox and Hound will definitely give you value for your money for their absurdly cheap ribs and steaks. Who doesn't love the sound of it?  Just a little tip, though. Weekends can get pretty busy to ring or book ahead.

Expect to spend:less than $10; $20 on weekend

a plate of sashimi mix

Samurai's Paradise

Shop 3 Monte Carlo Arcade, 36-38 Orchid Ave, Surfer's Paradise

Pocket-friendly meals don't seem to be too rare at Samurais Paradise. 

This little hole-in-the-wall place is the ONLY Japanese Yakitori Restaurant located in Surfers Paradise. Why not treat yourself to some sashimi?

Expect to spend:
less than $10

indian food

Krish Indian Cuisine
Shop 19/1 Mudgeeraba Road, Worongary Town Centre, Worongary

Not everyone is a fan of Indian cuisine, but I'm sure I wouldn't pass on Krish Indian Cuisine especially since they can customise their dishes for their guests. Enjoy a 3-course meal for a cheap price at Krish. This award-winning Indian restaurant offers only the best Indian-fusion cuisine that actually has something new to offer for anyone's tastebuds. Be it “tantalizingly hot or subtly mild”, Krish will give you more reasons to enjoy their fabulous menu.

Expect to spend:$22.95 for the 3-course meal; $10 for a lunch deal

four cool beer mugs over a wooden table

Waxy's Irish Pub

3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Possibly the best way to end a day would be to spend it with friends at Waxy's Irish Pub in Surfer's Paradise. Who would pass on a $10 meal with iced cold beer? Waxy's Irish Pub has 8 items on the menu at $10 each. Grab something healthy like the Avocado Rocket Salad or 200 Gram Rump Steak with Salad and Gravy. One trick, though: You can drop by on Sunday for ridiculously cheap steaks!


Expect to spend: $10 for lunch; $2 on Sunday steaks

These are our cheapest places to eat in The Gold Coast - do you have any other ones in mind? Leave your cheapest places to eat in the comments below!

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