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. 

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 here.

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

Gourmet burger night at PolēPolē

Have you stumbled across PolēPolē yet? This East African–inspired eatery serves up a unique mix of African fusion dishes and drinks. While their regular menu is designed for sharing, Tuesdays are all about the burgers. For just $20 you can try house-made boarewors sausage with a side of fries and a drink. There’s also a spiced bean burger for the vegos. Choose to lounge safari-style in Glamp Bar or chill outside in the courtyard.  

Happy Meals at the Tessie Pearl

Head to the lively Tessie Pearl Hotel down on South Wharf and bag yourself a happy meal. For just $18, you can get eight yakitori sticks, one side and a pint or spritz. Plus a Tessie Pearl toy. There’s also a daily happy hour between 4pm and 8pm, with up to 50 per cent off drinks. 

Steak night at The Leveson

Finding a great steak on a budget can be a bit of a gamble. Luckily, the team at The Leveson have you covered. Book in on a Wednesday for their weekly ‘steak and grape’ special. We’re talking 300g of porterhouse paired with an excellent glass of red wine. At $30 it’s a bit pricer than other pub specials, but 100 per cent worth it. 

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

Fish and chips Friday at the Clyde

A classic Aussie pub in Carlton, The Clyde Hotel dishes up a hearty meal deal every day of the week. Close out the working week with $10 fish and chips every Friday. Whether you’re cracking open a cold one or enjoying live jazz music, their open-air (and accessible!) courtyard and new rooftop space are al fresco gems tucked away on Cardigan Street.

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. $35 gets you all the trimmings plus extra gravy. Make sure you book ahead to guarantee your spot. 

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