There’s nothing quite as comforting as pub grub. No matter what you’re craving, we’ve got your options covered with some of the best pub meal deals in town. 

Daily delights at the Clyde

A classic Aussie pub in Carlton, The Clyde Hotel dishes up a hearty meal deal every day of the working week. From Monday's burger and chip deal ($15.90) to Friday night fish and chips (13.90), you won't go hungry. Crack open a cold one and enjoy live jazz on Sunday, then head up to the open-air courtyard and rooftop space.

All-day rooftop parmas at Prince Alfred

Smoked ham, napoli sauce, mozzarella and chips. It's simple, and it's the best. The Prince Alfred parma is a classic dish, right down to the mottled, caramelised cheese layer on top. Usually it clocks in at $24, but on Thursdays you can feast for just $18. Which leaves plenty of cash for happy hour bevs and triple choc brownies.

A parma on a plate with chips
Prince Alfred

Daily specials at General Assembly

Whatever your pub-grub go-to, there's a deal with your name on it at General Assembly. This waterside bar in South Wharf even has the vegos covered. Monday is $20 chicken or plant-based burgers. Tuesday is $20 chicken or eggplant parmas. Wednesday is steak night, with a porterhouse or cauliflower steak for $25. On Thursdays you can grab a steak sandwich for $20. And visit on Sundays for a $28 traditional roast with all the trimmings.

Parma and pint night at The Leveson

North Melbourne is blessed with great pubs, including The Leveson. It’s in a Victorian-era building with a very modern interior. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of old-school pleasure on the menu. Thursday’s your best bet, with a $25 parma-and-craft-pint special. Or you can swap the ale for a glass of wine, cider or a soft drink.

People sitting in a beer garden
Go luxe for less at The Leveson

Lunch Beers at Naughtons

What's better than a classic beef burger, served medium rare and loaded with pickled onion, aioli, bacon and cheese? When it comes with a free beer, of course. Head to Naughtons, slam down a lunch burger and the crew will shout you a house beer (or wine, if you're feeling fancy). Other menu specials include pie night (Tuesday), steak night (Wednesday) and Sunday roast.

Parma and pint night at Fortress

The pub classic that’s always a winner. For a less-than-traditional experience, head on down to the medieval-inspired tavern at Fortress Melbourne. On Tuesdays you can get a parma and a pint for just $20. Hang around to play one of 70 types of boardgames or test your skills over at arcade alley. Want more options? Check out our full parma guide.

A parma and chips on a plate
Parmas are on at Fortress

Waterside lunch deals at Riverland Bar

Get out of the office and onto the sunny banks of the Yarra River for lunch with a view. Riverland Bar is dishing up $20 lunch specials Monday to Wednesday, from 12pm to 3pm. You can choose from steak, schnitzel or an eggplant schnitty. That beats a packed lunch any day of the week!

Burger and pint night at The Wharf Hotel

What's the common denominator on weekdays at The Wharf Hotel? A thirst-quenching pint served with rotating menu specials. Tuesdays it's burgers, Wednesdays it's pizza and Thursdays it's a hearty parma. Whichever day you visit, it'll only set you back $20. Or head down from 12pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday, and score any main dish for just $15!

Sunday Roast at The Lincoln

Art Deco features aren’t the only things that distinguish The Lincoln from surrounding pubs. The focus on locally-sourced produce and refined gastropub fare attract a regular crowd – especially on Sundays. Boasting a rotating menu of free-range chicken, pork, beef and lamb it’s a true Melbourne icon. $32 gets you all the trimmings plus extra gravy. Make sure you book ahead to guarantee your spot

More of Melbourne's best pubs

The Duke of Wellington

One of Melbourne's oldest pubs, open for lunch and dinner.

Mitre Tavern

A historic pub and steakhouse in Melbourne's oldest building.

Hardimans Hotel

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Urban Alley Brewery

A sustainable micro-brewery and pub in the Docklands.

The Boatbuilders Yard

A large open space retaining the heritage and charm of Melbourne's maritime precinct.

Garden State Hotel

A multi-levelled wonderland designed for good times.

Young & Jackson

One of Melbourne's oldest hotels, featuring a combination of boutique bar and classic pub.

Riverland Bar

Outdoor waterfront beer garden by the banks of the Yarra River.

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