Purse pleasers

Here’s how to en­joy a bite out with­out blow­ing the bud­get.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Guide -

Bel­uga

Prest­wich St, The Foundry, Green Point; 021 418 2948/9 With fresh and af­ford­able meals in a chilled set­ting, Bel­uga is a must-visit. Head on down for their daily half-price sushi, dim sum and cock­tails from 12-7pm. We loved their sea­sonal menu, of­fer­ing a two-course lunch for R135, and a three-course lunch or din­ner for R185, with plenty of op­tions.

Andy’s Sushi Bar

315 Main Rd, Sea Point; 076 578 6322 Owned by Chef Andy Wang, this quaint sushi spot of­fers de­light­ful, ex­pertly pre­pared meals at dis­counted prices. We rec­om­mend the 4x4 combo (four rain­bow rolls and four spicy, creamy rock shrimp rolls; R89). And with no cork­age fees, you can bring your favourite wine and get a great meal – all at a re­mark­able price.

HQ

100 Short­mar­ket St, CBD; 021 424 6373 This Parisian-in­spired steak­house and bar of­fers fab­u­lous Tues­day Date Night din­ners, where you and a part­ner can each en­joy the HQ steak and chips, salad and a glass of Boschen­dal red wine, all for just R280.

Waxy O’con­nors

124a Jan Hofmeyr Rd, Westville; 031 266 2565 Ro­bust and af­ford­able meals are the or­der of the day at this laid-back Ir­ish pub. On ladies’ night (ev­ery Tues­day) you can get a hearty main meal and a glass of Dou­glas Green wine for only R69. We loved the Beira chicken and cala­mari (R108), and the chicken, avo and feta wrap (R72).

The Press Club

185 Ridge Rd, Umh­langa Cen­tre, Umh­langa Rocks; 031 561 7117 Founded in 1982, The Press Club is a local favourite. And it’s no won­der, given the va­ri­ety of tasty dishes and great weekly spe­cials, such as Wed­nes­days’ Bot­tom­less Rib Night (R140) or BuildA-burger Thurs­days (R70). The daily spe­cials, like the but­ter­nut soup (R45), are great if you just want some­thing light.

Le­gends Sports Pub and Grill

7 Mc­caus­land Cres, Umh­langa Rocks; 084 732 1313 Ex­quis­ite ocean views and amaz­ing spe­cials make this a go-to spot for cost-con­scious din­ers. Don’t miss the weekly burger spe­cials (any burger plus a 500ml Wind­hoek draught for R50) or the daily lunch spe­cial (cala­mari, chips and a glass of wine for R55). / Joburg

Per­ron

Cnr Ho­bart Rd and Grosvenor Rd, Ho­bart Grove Shop­ping Cen­tre, Bryanston; 011 706 7841 Got a taste for tor­tillas? Per­ron of­fers a tan­talis­ing Mex­i­can lunch spe­cial, from Tues­day-thurs­day, 12-3pm. Choose one of their de­li­cious bur­ri­tos or any of their clas­sic dishes and re­ceive a com­pli­men­tary Sol beer. Al­ter­na­tively, or­der any three items from their lengthy list of small dishes – try the spicy chicken que­sadil­las (R54), the ce­viche verde (diced and cured fresh fish; R75) and sweet potato corn fritters (R54) – and you’ll get the cheap­est one free.

The Fed­eral

6 7th St, Melville; 010 900 4876 At this ’50s New York-style deli, Chef JamesDi­acko ff ersa de­lec­ta­ble week­end brunch be­tween 9am-12.30pm. We rec­om­mend the hearty Fed Bene­dict: poached eggs on a sweet pot at oros ti, topped with ba­con – or try the ve­gan al­ter­na­tive with tofu and spinach. The only thing more de­li­cious on this menu? The prices. All brunches cost R70 and come with cof­fee, juice or a mi­mosa.

Che Ar­gen­tine Grill

303 Fox St, Jeppestown; 011 614 0264 At this unique, Ar­gen­tinian eatery, Che of­fers an ex­quis­ite pork belly or sir­loin sand­wich for lunch, served with spicy chimichurri salsa and topped with moz­zarella. Choose a side of hand-cut chips or a salad, all for R85 and avail­able from Tues­day-fri­day, 12-4pm.

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