Top 10 Backpacker Cheap Eats in Sydney

Sydney has become world famous for its remarkable hospitality scene, boasting some of the best and most creative food in the world, and even if you are here on a backpacker’s budget there is certainly no shortage of fantastic options. The following are some of the best cheap eats you will find anywhere in Sydney.

Room 10 (Potts Point)

If you are partial to a decent sandwich but don’t want to pay the earth for it, Room 10 has a menu packed with delicious offerings, all at backpacker friendly prices. Stop eating two-minute noodles and treat yourself to a sandwich you will never forget!

Trinity (Surry Hills)

On Monday nights, this great restaurant offers delicious sirloin steaks for only $10, and regardless of how you like your steak, you will be amazed at the size and quality you get for 10 bucks.

Strawberry Hills Hotel (Surry Hills)

This classic watering hole has nothing over $15 on its menu, and apart from having tasty versions of all of the classic pub fare you’d expect, you will also find some of the most delicious smoky ribs in the city right here.

Emperor’s Garden (Haymarket)

For those who like wonton soup, this place is reputed to have the best in the entire Chinatown district. Their BBQ pork is also especially tasty and most items on the menu go for less than $13.

Bill and Toni’s Pub Life (Surry Hills)

If you love your burgers, fries and classic pub food but don’t have a lot of money to spend, this place will blow your mind. The food here is great every day of the week, and for those who are into trying something extra special, Bill and Toni also offer a new custom burger every Wednesday — which can be just about anything!

The Dip (CBD)

Hot-dog-loving Sydney backpackers simply have to try out this fantastic eatery, which many believe produces the best hot dog in Sydney. There is a constant rotation of new varieties, meaning you’ll more than likely find something new every time you come, and the value for money here is hard to beat.

No Names Italian Restaurant (Darlinghurst)

Offering tasty food extremely quickly and at prices you won’t believe, this restaurant certainly doesn’t need a name to build hype around itself, and is one of the places that should be on every backpacker’s must visit list for Sydney.

The Forresters (Surry Hills)

For one of the best lunch deals in town, head to this great place for their famous $10 pizza lunch deal, where you will enjoy one of the best pizzas you will have had in a very long time.

Flying Fajita Sistas (Glebe)

If you like authentic Mexican food, the Flying Fajita Sistas have you covered, with some of the best Mexican food in the city at prices even the cheapest Sydney backpacker will love. For an extra special treat, come on Tuesdays for $3 tequila and tacos.

Thanh Binh (Newtown)

This is the best Vietnamese food you will find outside of Cabramatta, and everything from the salad rolls to the pepper pork fillets will have you planning your next visit before you have even left the restaurant.