5 May 2012
Ever find that the majority of your lunch break is spent debating where to actually eat lunch? With so many worthy options available in The City, this decision can often be a tough one. Hopefully our list of best lunch bites will make it easier for you - it's your guide to finding the best lunch options in The City on every budget ...
1. Coles, QueensPlaza or Woolworths, MacArthur Central
Nothing beats a DIY lunch. Grab a loaf of bread and a few delicious condiments (perhaps avocado, rocket, tomato, cheese and ham), and before you know it you've got yourself a delicious sandwich for minimal spend. Plus, you'll have leftovers for future lunches.
2. Hard Coffee, 261 Queen St
If you're not up to making your own sandwich, then let these guys do it for you. For traditional sandwiches that are deliciously hearty, you can expect to be truly satisfied for less than $10.
3. Govinda's, First Floor, 99 Elizabeth St
You can't go wrong with this delicious vegetarian restaurant - offering all you can eat and drink "Feast Meal" for only $12.90, or $10 if you're a student. Expect fresh food cooked daily from the finest ingredients.
Lunch out with friends for under $20
1. Jude, Eagle St Pier
Offering some of the best burgers in Brisbane, topped with sumptuous salads, you won't be disappointed at Jude. Prices range from $15 - $20. Expect high quality food and service.
2. Spring, cnr Mary & Felix St
Grab a quick bite or relax over a long lunch at Spring, where the service is polished and friendly, the food is abundant and the room is warm and inviting. Make sure you experience the deli, offering a colourful display of fresh, housemade patisserie, slice and baked lines.
3. Firefly, 275 George St
This lively bistro offers snacks, coffee and delicious pizza. The pizzas are the perfect size, so grab a few and share amongst friends.
For the foodies for under $30
1. The Survey Co., Burnett Lane - George St end
Brought to you by Simon Livingston (from Piaf, Sardine Tin and Espresso Garage at South Bank) this bistro offers epicurean food with a rustic feel and features a dining room, bar and courtyard. Plus, it's new! If you're after a light lunch, try the pea and panchetta risotto and squeeze in the assorted ice creams and sorbets for dessert.
2. Public, 400 George St
Public offers a relaxed and yet totally chic environment. The food is designed to share, and the menu focuses on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Make sure you try the KFD - Kentucky Fried Duck.
3. The Euro, 181 Mary St
The Euro's menu consists of modern fine food with emphasis on organic premium products. It delivers classical and relaxed dining with a comprehensive range of hot and cold entrees, meat and fish mains, pasta, charcutiere, and share plates. It also has a very cool vibe, with a laser cut metal entrance screen and panels of green and pink glass overlapping to create a vibrant orange glow to the entry. The Euro is a chic celebration of light, texture and colour.