Who doesn’t love a cheeky meal deal to get you through the week?
Offering the perfect opportunity to eat delicious food, save moola, and indulge in that little ‘treat yo-self’ moment, these meal deals are an easy way to support the local businesses still doing it tough, navigating the easing of restrictions.
Here are a couple of our favourite eateries doing the sweetest deals around town.
Wah Bah – $3 Baos
Perched out on a Cunningham Pier, Wah Bah is a favourite of ours when it comes to indulging in the bayside views, colourful décor and their mouth-watering Asian inspired bites. While all the cocktails are second to none, it’s their forever loved Bao Buns that have captured the hearts and tastebuds of the entire region. These meat-filled, sandwich-like treats are just so damn good – so good that the Bah have a pretty sweet deal going for them.
Wah Wednesdays, offering $3 buns from 12pm until late. How’s that for a hump day treat?! Choose from any of the buns, pair it with a cocktail, sit on the deck and you’ll be happy as Larry!
Be warned, with restrictions on numbers currently enforced, you have to be quick to get onto this deal if you want to dine-in.
Wah Bah is located at Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Road, Geelong and is open 12pm till late. Book your table at wahwahgee.com.au/dine-at-wah-bah
The Deck – Unlimited Wings
The kings of food specials are back.
Opening their doors for business once again, following another short break due to coronavirus, The Deck are going all out with the return of their wings special – unlimited wings and coke for $16 until they’re either sold out or you can’t eat anymore.
UNLIMITED. WINGS AND COKE… Let that sink in. Mmmmm, ain’t no thing like a chicken wing. All that’s left for you to do now is round up a small crew (social distancing and all), and book a table asap.
You can tuck in from 5pm. Call 5229-5504 to book your seat or shoot them a message on Facebook.
Check out the effort of this guy below. Can you wing it???
Boss Burger – multiple deals
For those who love a greasy, meaty, cheese filled, dripping with delicious-goodness burger, Boss Burger Co. has long been a favourite around town. Known for their customisable burgers (think mac & cheese balls and double bacon), the joint kicks ass with their offerings of chicken and beef burgers, flame grilled ribs, boss dogs, loaded fries, mac ‘n’ cheese balls, jalapeno poppers, shakes, and even mozzarella sticks.
Well on a Monday, you can get any two burgers for $20! It’s an absolute bargain, and even better if you struggle to choose between chicken and beef… because you can just get both! I mean, you could probably share the deal with a mate, but where’s the fun in that?
If you’re a big fan of their Tommy the Chook, good news. You can score it for just $10 on a Tuesday! Complete with crunchy, southern fried chicken, cheese, creamy slaw and siracha mayo, this burger is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
The deals don’t stop there. Boss also have the perfect remedy to help get your through humpday with $5 cheese burgers every Wednesday!
Damnnn, who’s shout?
Boss Burger has locations in Waurn Ponds, Geelong West, Leopold, Torquay, Ballarat, and Colac. You can order direct from all locations and through Deliveroo at select locations. Visit the website for specific store details.
Pholklore – $10 Banh Mi for lunch
Technically not in Geelong, but it just looks too good not to include.
Situated next door to Bomboras, Torquay’s Pholklore has been overflowing with chill ocean-side vibes, lots of people and of course, delicious Vietnamese street food ever since they opened a couple years ago.
Delivering some delicious options always, they’re doing some cracking Banh mi for lunch – AKA the most vibrant and delicious sandwich in the world! This crunchy baguette is filled with a colourful combination of carrot, coriander, chilli, spring onion and your choice of pork meatball, fried egg, chargrilled chicken, or you can opt for a simple vegetarian fillings.
It’s the perfect balance of richness, acidity, texture, freshness and spice. In short, everything you could ever want in a sandwich… and you can score it for $10, and $8 if you’re opting for plain salad.
The Hop Inn – multiple deals
You might already know The Hop Inn as one of the go-to places for a knock-off drink for those out Mount Duneed/Armstrong Creek way, but this local business also serves up some mean meal deals.
On Wednesdays, you can get one kilogram of hot, crispy wings slathered in your choice of Buffalo, Highway to HELL or Teriyaki sauce for only $16. You’ll have to get your hands dirty too — all wings come with ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce, as well as celery sticks to balance it all out. We’ll be honest, we get this meal weekly…
They’re also doing parmi Tuesdays, offering six different types of parmis for $19.50 with chips and a garden salad, and $23 ribs on Thursdays, where you’ll be treated to a delicious serve of smoked beef short ribs or pork spare ribs with pickle, coleslaw, a side of hot chips, and of course a drink! With the parmis, you can choose from tradition, Hawaiian, The Hop Inn Parmi (with prosciutto), Buffalo parmi made with their wing sauce, meatlover’s parmi, and a three cheese parmi! Just shut up and take my money.
Following the easing of restrictions, The Hop Inn will be open Tuesday – Thursday for dine in from 5:30-7pm, and 7:15-9:15pm; Friday 5-7pm and 7:15-9:15pm and 9:30-11:30pm; Saturday from 12-2pm, 2:15-4:15pm, 5-7pm and 7:15-9:15pm and 9:30-11:30pm; and Sundays 12-2pm, 2:15-4:15pm, 4:30-6:30pm and 7-9pm.
Numbers are limited so call now to secure your table 52617676!
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The Barwon Club – Parmi Night
An iconic live music venue, the BC is everything you love about a pub. They have long been the go to destination for the traditional pub experience in Geelong since it was first opened in the early ’90s, and while the cheeky COVID-19 recently messed with their usual day to day operations, they’ve returned to dine in, keeping chef’s cooking and the good vibes flowing.
Better still, they’ve brought back their Parmi Night! Held on Mondays, you can score a parmi and pot of beer (or wine or soft drink) for just $20.
Served with chips and salad, each golden-crumbed schnitzel is generously smothered, covered and loaded with toppings and sauces. You can choose from a regular schnitty, the traditional (ham, Napoli and cheese), English (Napoli, bacon, mash potato, cheese and gravy), Hawaiian (Napoli, ham, pineapple and cheese), or the Mexican (salsa, jalapenos, corn chips, cheese and sour cream).
Wait, that’s not all. There’s also the meat lovers (Napoli, ham, bacon, salami, sausage, cheese and BBQ sauce), Italian (Bolognese sauce and cheese), Greek (Napoli, roast capsicum, onion, olives and feta), and Eggplant (Napoli, roasted capscum, mushrooms and cheese).
Whoever said you couldn’t take a trip around the world in isolation?
Call the pub on 03 5221 4584 to book or place your order. Maximum 10 people per booking.
Shannon Pizza – multiple deals
Looking to feast on some comfort food? Odds are you are reaching for a slice of pizza. Whether you like it loaded, crispy, doughy or topped with crazy ingredients, you can get a taste of it – every night (except Tuesday) if you so desire with Shannon Pizza.
With more than 20 different pizzas to choose from using the freshest of ingredients, their dough is made fresh on site daily, and your pizza can be delivered straight to your doorstep. All you have to do is decide whether you’re after a traditional style like the Aussie, Hawaiian and BBQ, or you want to branch out to the gourmet range with the Gourmet Feta or the Gourmet Chicken pesto. If you’re still not sure what to have, take a leap of faith and warm your insides with their award-winning pizza Silvas Special featuring tomato, cheese, ham, salami, capsicum, onion, chilli, garlic, oregano, tomato sauce then cheese on top.
But it’s their meal deals that got them on this list, and they are pretty decent in our opinion.
‘Family fued’ will get you two family sized pizzas, two 1.25lt drinks and one large garlic pizza, all for $58; the ‘mates rates’ will get you two large pizzas, one 1.25lt drink and one medium garlic pizza for $42; the ‘selfie’ which gets you a medium pizza, 600ml drink and a garlic loaf for an easy $18, and our personal favourite, the ‘hangover’ which gets you one large pizza, a 1.25 litre drink and a small garlic pizza for $26.
The team are offering no-contact delivery, so you can enjoy your pizza guilt-free. All you need to do is call up with your order, make a payment over the phone and request no contact. The delivery driver will then leave your order in a safe place, knock and then will return to the car.
Shannon Pizza is located at 146 Shannon St, Geelong West and is open 5-9pm every day except Tuesdays. Visit www.shannonpizza.com.au or call 5229 6169
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The Inn Hotel – Parmi Night
If you’re yet to make it out for your post-iso parmi, then Thursday is your night thanks to The Inn Hotel!
Following their second closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Inn has turned their lights back on, stocked the kegs, and recharged the beer taps, pumping some life back into our abandoned city once more – which also meant the return of their famed parmi night!
On Thursday, you can score a pot and parmi for a cheeky $18.
The Inn Hotel is located at 58 Corio St, Geelong. You can book your table for parmi night here.
The Valley Inn – Parmi Night
A well-known favourite among the locals, The Valley has something for everyone – from a state-of-the-art sports bar to alfresco dining, chef-designed menu and fresh tank beer on site… and of course, a meal parmi night.
Every Monday night you can score a parmi for just $15, which you can enjoy if you order between 5-8pm, for kerbside side pick up.
Simply order online or call (03) 52215736.