Get to know the cheapest restaurants in Melbourne – Australia. Eating cheap is possible. We will show you the best places to eat cheap in Melbourne: “On a shoestring budget”

Pay as you Feel

The philosophy of this place is to “pay what you can” according to your means and your satisfaction of the food. The menu is exclusively vegetarian and vegan and you will see that the menu doesn’t display any prices. There are three Lentil as Anything restaurants that offer this type of service.

Lentil as Anything is a chain of not-for-profit vegan restaurants and a grocery store where customers contribute what they feel their meal and experience is worth, according to their own financial ability.

The Lentil as Anything mission is to provide food without borders, without borders of race or socioeconomic status. Lentil as Anything also works to remove the borders in society through providing volunteer training and employment opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds including those who have been marginalised.

Location in Melbourne:

  • 41 Blessington St St Kilda VIC 3182
  • 1/3 St Heliers St Abbotsford VIC 3067
  • 562-564 High St Thornbury VIC 3071

Find out more information visit the website:  www.lentilasanything.com

BYO (Bring your Own)

These acronyms mean that you can take your own drink to the restaurant, so you will save some money and you can drink your wine or your favorite beer since you bring it from home.


Located near Federation Square, this restaurant is in downtown Melbourne and offers a fixed menu of vegetarian food, drinks and dessert for only AUD $ 5.95 for students and $7.95 for the general public. And also, you can get seconds as many times as you want!
Crossways provides wholesome, sanctified, vegan/vegetarian lunch & dinner cooked with love and devotion by the Hare Krishna devotees.

Each day of the week there is a different menu to add variety to your meal. The daily menu consists of two courses along with a drink – and there is no extra charge for seconds! It’s an all-you-can-eat!

Location: Level 1, 123 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Find out more information visit the website: www.crosswaysfoodforlife.com.au


Here you can also find menus at really cheap prices. The main offers are on Mondays and Tuesdays with prices ranging between AUD $ 1012. The pubs offer from delicious pizzas to salads and steaks …

Take note of these sites: The Napier in Fitzroy, Windsor Castle in Windsor, and the Metropolitan in North Melbourne.

Asian food

If you like Asian food you are in luck since Melbourne offers a wide variety of authentic Asian restaurants. In Chinatown you can choose from a large number of restaurants that offer really good food at reasonable prices. And at Victoria St. in Richmond, there are Vietnamese restaurants like the Thy Thy 2 and the Shanghai Rose of excellent quality and very cheap.

Pizza and Pasta

If your thing is Italian food, we recommend Tiamo and Tiamo 2 and Universal in Lygon St., in Carlton and Pellegrini in Bourke St.

Melbourne Good Food Month.

During the month of November, the city celebrates this famous gastronomic festival that includes special offers of dinners, meals, gastronomic exhibitions … Everythings a delight for your palate.

Choose the option you like the most and enjoy the great gastronomic variety offered by the multicultural city of Melbourne!