Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong

Here at What’s on in Wollongong we love finding you the best cheap eats Illawarra-wide. Outsource lunch or dinner and enjoy these bargain dining deals across the Illawarra. Please Note: we endeavour to keep this updated regularly, but each deal can change without notice, so check the links before you set off!

Best cheap eats across Wollongong and the Illawarra RIGHT NOW 🙂

Wests Illawarra, Unanderra

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Wests Illawarra

Wests Illawarra run regular lunch specials fresh from their Artisan Menu: Members $12 | Visitors $14   Available Monday – Friday lunchtime. You can view their lunch specials here.

PLUS – every Sunday lunch (from 11:30 am-2 pm), enjoy $18* delicious roast (alternates week between pork, beef or corned beef), served with seasonal vegetables, gravy & apple sauce. Book your table now here*Exclusive to members, $20 for visitors.

The Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – The Fraternity Club

Lunch Specials are available at The Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow. All are served with a bread roll & homemade dessert (members only). You can view more of their dining specials online here.

Monday: Roast of the Day with vegetables.
Tuesday: Chicken Parmigiana with chips & salad.
Wednesday: Mystery Meal Wednesdays.
Thursday: Chicken Schnitzel with mash & salad.
Friday: Fish & Chips with salad.

Coldwater Creek Restaurant & Bar: Sage Hotel Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – Coldwater Creek Restaurant, Sage Hotel Wollongong.

Coldwater Creek Restaurant is Sage Hotel Wollongong’s buzzing lobby restaurant for beer, wine and cocktails after a long day exploring Wollongong. Join them for dinner, where they serve delicious contemporary Australian cuisine and a series of signature specials.

What’s more? Every week, they have a fantastic lineup of specials to tantalise your taste buds even further! See their current specials above now. From succulent steak to seafood sensation, there’s something for everyone! Their daily specials include flavourful signature burgers, traditional Black Angus T-Bone, Wings ‘N’ Tins + Ribs & Rum. Book your table here now.

Five Barrel Brewing, Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – Five Barrel Brewing.

Five Barrel Brewing has a food truck serving a massive range of delicious burgers, available every Thursday to Saturday at 12-7:45 pm and Sunday at 12-4:45 pm. The range varies from plain to fancy and includes vegetarian options. They also have fries and chicken wings available.

They also run a $10 Spicy Chicken Burger Thursdays special served with chips (pictured above). This burger has achieved legendary status and is worth drooling over that’s for sure!

The Shellharbour Club

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – The Shellharbour Club

Feast on dining specials galore at The Shellharbour Club below!

$13 Members’ Lunch Special
Available Monday to Friday between 11.30am and 2.30pm.
$13 (M) $16 (NM)

Monday $16 Chicken Schnitzel
300g Chicken Schnitzel with Chips & Gravy.
Available Monday between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
$16 (M) $19 (NM)

Friday $50 Fiesta
Marinated Chicken Tenders, Salsa, Mexican Beans, Avocado, Rice, Corn Chips & Soft Tacos with Two MoCo Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Available Fridays between 5.30pm – 9.00pm. While stocks last.
$50 (M) $57 (NM)

Lido Lunch Time Meal Deal
Small Pasta + Garlic Bread + Small Soft Drink
Available Monday to Friday between 12.00pm and 2.30pm
$15 Members $18 Visitors

2 for 1 Pizzas
Get two Classic Pizzas for the price of one
Available on Wednesday nights between 5.30pm and 9.00pm

Lido Date Night
Large Gourmet Pizza + Garlic Bread + Bottle of House Wine
Available on Thursday nights between 5.30pm and 9.00pm
$34 Members $39 Visitors

Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club

Monday is $10 Steak Nights – Grab a 250g rump steak with chips and salad for just $10 (member price) every Monday night from 5-8 pm.

Tandem Tuesdays: $10* pizzas and $10* steaks – Tuesday nights from 5-8 pm (*member price. $16 for non-members). Choose between Rump steak with chips and salad from Red Sands Bar and Grill OR Creamy garlic funghi, margherita, pepperoni & hawaiian pizzas from Pizza Dal Verde.

Wednesday night is $15 Pizza Night – Choose from 5 delicious pizza flavours at Pizza Dal Verde for just $15 from 5 pm every Wednesday.

Thursday night is $15 Schnitty Night – Grab a 350g Schnitzel for just $15* every Thursday from 5:30 pm (*Member price). Thursday also has “Thirsty Thursdays” with a jug of classic or passionfruit mojitos for only $25.

Friday has a $14 Lunch Menu – Enjoy any meal from the Red Sands Bar & Grill lunchtime menu for just $14, Monday – Friday during lunch hours.

The Lagoon Street Container Bar offers $10 cocktails on Fridays from 4-6 pm.

Members Happy Hour runs Monday-Friday from 4:30-6 pm with $5 schooners.

Steamers Bar & Grill, Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Steamers Bar & Grill

This popular, award-winning beachfront dining location runs regular mouthwatering ‘Chef Specials’, which change regularly – the best way to find out what’s coming up is to follow Steamers on Facebook here.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Steamers’ new and updated menu!

Centro CBD, Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Centro CBD

If you’re dreaming of an Italian escape for your birthday, let Centro CBD treat you to the next best thing to being there… they have a gift of a FREE main meal for you at Centro CBD!

Join their VIP Birthday Club To Dine For FREE On Your Birthday! Indulge in their delicious Italian-inspired cuisine Wednesday – Thursday in your birthday month, and your main meal up to $25 is on them! Sign up here now!

PLUS, when your party is four adults or more, they will include one Bottle of their Manager’s Selection Wine! Learn more/book your table here now.

The Lagoon Lunch Special is back!

The Lagoon Restaurant is thrilled to announce the return of their much-loved Lagoon Lunch Special starting Monday, 5th February 2024! Join them at lunch time Monday to Friday every week to enjoy their delicious lunch menu. The new menu includes some of your favourites from their a la carte menu as well as some fresh new dishes.

Choose from:
– 2 course meal for $50 per person
– 3 course meal for $60 per person

A quality experience in one of Wollongong’s finest restaurants with beautiful beachfront views.

Click here to view the menu and for bookings.

Zeus Street Greek, Shellharbour – NEW Under $10 Range!

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Zeuss Street Greek

Let the eating begin at Shellharbour’s popular, family-friendly eatery, Zeus Street Greek!

Zeus Street Greek Shellharbour’s menu has great lunch or dinner options. Check out their menu to take a look, but some of our favourites include their keto bowl, zucchini or halloumi chips, and Nutella loukoumades.

Tabatinga Dapto – Dapto Leagues Club

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Tabatinga Dapto

Award-winning Tabatinga Family Fun & Social Centre at Dapto Leagues Club! Tabatinga Drop & Dine Every Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Enjoy some adult time while the kids are happy, safe, and nearby. Children must be 3 – 12 years old. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Want to find out our top picks for kid-friendly dining in the Gong? CLICK HERE now for our latest list over at our sister site, Parents Guide Illawarra!

Villa D’oro Takeaway Meals and Catering – serving across Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Villa D’oro

Delicious, authentic Italian and Mediterranean takeaway meals for the family from just $45 and feed 4-6 people; they also have single serves from $12. Let the incredible catering team at Villa D’oro take care of dinner! The home-cooked meals are delish! Due to popular demand, the taste of Villa Doro’s exceptional and popular Mediterranean/Italian meals are available for takeaway or delivery. They also freeze well for the nights you need backup! Learn more here.

Woonona-Bulli RSL

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Woonona-Bulli RSL

Monday is Pasta Night at Woonona-Bulli RSL. Get a delicious bowl of Boscaiola or Bolognese and a side of garlic bread, with your choice of spaghetti, linguini or penne. All for the bargain price of $15!

Pizza Tuesdays! Members can enjoy $18 Classics and $20 Gourmet pizzas for dinner on Tuesday nights!

Steak Out Wednesdays offers members 250g rump steak with chips, salad and gravy for $20.

Thursday is schnitzel night with chicken schnitzel, chips and salad for $17 (members only).

New Friday and Saturday night – members only special: The Wings and Ribs Platter for only $40 (enough for 2 people to share).

Lunch specials are available Monday to Friday from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm for $12.90 for members and $15.50 for non-members. See lunch specials here.

Bump Up Your Lunch (members only) From Monday to Friday, for only $5 extra, members can bump up their lunch and enjoy either a glass of house wine, schooner of tap beer or soft drink OR a coffee and a slice from our cafe. Offer only valid for meals $12.90 and over. Offer not available on public holidays.

All Kids’ meals include a free soft drink and ice cream with toppings.

Members can access exclusive offers throughout the year and enjoy up to 20% discount on food and drinks! Join from just $8 a year.

The Bally Hotel, Balgownie

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Bally Hotel

Bally Midweek Lunch (Monday-Thursday excludes public holidays)! Choose from chicken or plant-based schnitzel, salt & pepper squid, cheeseburger, or beer-battered fish with chips, salad, sauce, or gravy for just $15 – BOOK NOW HERE

The Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – The Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul

Monday night bistro dinner special at Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul!! 2 for 1 meals every Monday evening between 5pm – 8.30pm. The Ryan’s Hotel offers sensational service in a vibrant friendly atmosphere. Offering the choice of three bars, two restaurants one offering Italian cuisine and the other Thai cuisine plus a bistro and a drive through bottleshop.

Franco Pizza Bar, Thirroul

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Franco Pizza Bar

Whether you’re jumping straight off the beach for a refreshment, catching up with friends after work, or having an early dinner with the kids, Franco Pizza Bar is an ideal way to spend these warm afternoons.

Franco Pizza Bar has dinner share plates, including antipasti, pizza, and dessert for $59pp. With new deals being updated regularly, check out their website for more details. They also offer great prices on their food and drinks menu. Check out their website for prices and the latest deals.

Walk-ins are welcome, but we suggest booking to guarantee a spot.

The Illawarra Hotel – Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – The Illawarra Hotel

The llIawarra Hotel has $18 Lunch specials from 12-3 pm Monday to Friday, including tacos, chicken schnitzel, fried chicken wraps and fish and chips!

Tuesdays from 6-9 pm, they have $4 Tacos. $5 vodkas are on offer from 8-10 pm.

Wednesdays from 6-9 pm, they have $15 Schnittys.

Fridays and Saturdays, get $10 cocktails on Market Street from 5-7 pm.

Fridays: live bands and a DJ party until late!

Manjits – Corrimal

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Manjits

Manjit’s Special Family Dinner Pack. Takeaway (available from 2:45-9:15 pm for dinner only) $34.99
1 x Entree, 2 x Curry (option Normal: 1 Non-veg and 1 Veg Curry, and Veg. option: Both Veg Curries), 2 x Plain Steamed Rice, and 2 x Plain Nan. (Set menu; entree and curries will change every day).

Lunch deals from $12.90 between 12-2:30 pm. Your choice is between butter chicken and roganjosh OR vegetable curry and lentils. Both come with steamed rice and your choice of nan bread or a soft drink.

All-day meal box. Available all day for lunch or dinner for $14.90. Special curry of the day with steamed rice and your choice of nan bread or a soft drink.

There are many more deals on their website. Click here for details or to order online.

Towradgi Beach Hotel

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Towradgi Beach Hotel

At Towradgi Beach Hotel, on Mondays, kids eat free between 5-9 pm. (One kids’ meal per main meal ordered). They also have a $12 schnitty night on Tuesdays from 5-9 pm.

North Gong Hotel, North Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – North Gong Hotel

North Gong Hotel, $9.50 Schnitzels every Wednesday lunch and dinner (vegan option available). T&C applies. Plus, there is free pool on Tuesdays – not a dinner deal, we know, but worth a mention!

Collegians, Balgownie & Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Collegians Wollongong

Collegians have some great deals to check out. There are many more deals available. Check out their website here for details.

Sunday nights from 5:30-8:30 pm: Pizza Bonanza night with pizzas and a glass of house wine for $18.90.

Weekdays from 12-2 pm get $8.90 for members ($10.90 for non-members) lunch specials. All are served with sides.

Mondays: Chicken schnitzel

Tuesdays: Braised lamb shanks

Wednesdays: Rump steak

Thursdays: Chicken and chips

Fridays: Fish and chips day.

On weekdays, you can also choose a roast lunch for $9.90 for members or $12.90.

Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Amigos

Amigos in Wollongong host Taco Tuesday – Tacos from $5, $10 Margaritas. Wing Wednesday (based on availability) – 80 cent chicken wings, 10, 20 or 30 wings, in four flavours: Franks hot sauce, chipotle, BBQ and Plain. Choose your dipping sauce, blue cheese, chipotle cream, ranch or coriander cream.

Illawarra Yacht Club, Warrawong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Illawarra Yacht Club

Thursday nights: Enjoy a topped schnitzel every Thursday Night for $22.50- Parmi, Mexican or Hawaiian w/ chips and salad or veggies.

Seniors’ Menu: Enjoy a $15 meal from the new seniors’ menu when you present your senior’s card.

The Living Room, Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – The Living Room

Sunday Summer Feasts. Indulge in a fresh seafood feast. Enjoy a six-course seafood feast for only $49 per person. Included are:

  • Oysters Natural with fresh lemon and citrus salad
  • Saganaki Prawns with Garlic Pita
  • Chargrilled Octopus, Tarator, pickles onions & Tarragon
  • Salt & Pepper Squid served with Garlic Aioli
  • Barramundi Fillet, Herb Gremolata, Village Salad
  • Mussels In Seafood broth, aleppo pepper, parmesan, croutons

Half-priced beverages are also on offer for anyone enjoying this feast. Bookings essential – click here

Corrimal RSL Club

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Corrimal RSL Club

Jaffa at Corrimal RSL Club has lunch specials available every day of the week – click here for specials running Monday – Friday with $12 lunch specials, $13 roast of the day and $10 coffee and cake deals. PLUS- Pop down to enjoy their famous Monday $5 Chicken Schnitzel, served with gravy, chips and salad – served all day every Monday at the club!

Their specials change each day. Their chef’s special menu changes monthly and has lots to choose from.

City Diggers, Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – City Diggers

Lunch and Dinner Bistro Specials every day at City Diggers. Crispy pork belly, panko crumbed schnitzel, pork and fennel rissoles, or pan-seared barramundi. All with sides for $17 each.

Rashays, North Wollongong

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Rashays

Rashays in North Wollongong have lunch specials from $12.95 available Monday-Friday until 4.30 pm. Excludes public holidays. The specials include schnitzel & chips, chicken wraps, cheeseburgers, creamy mushroom fettuccine, fish and chips, and grilled chicken.

Rashays always have regular weekly dining specials that change – so it is best to follow them on their Wollongong Facebook page here.

Chimichangas, Bulli

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Chimichangas

Drop into Chimichangas in Bulli on Thursdays for the Tacos, $4 each in Beef, Chicken, Pork, or Frijole. They have a delicious menu that includes some yummy desserts.

The Hungry Monkey, Thirroul

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – The Hungry Monkey

Drop into The Hungry Monkey on Wednesdays for $12 burgers for lunch & dinner. Wednesdays also have happy hour from 4-6 pm with $10 cocktails and $5 tap beers, wines, and spirits.

Honest Don’s, Thirroul

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Honest Don’s

Wednesday $12 Burger – Lunch at Honest Don’s – delicious!

Five Islands Hotel, Cringila

Your Guide to Lunch and Dinner Specials From Local Restaurants in and Around Wollongong – What’s On In Wollongong – Five Islands Hotel

Monday – Friday: Join in for your weekday lunch – at just $12 for a great range of light meals.

Mondays get $10 burgers

Tuesdays: $20 main meals – indulge in delectable dishes that won’t break the bank.

Wednesdays get $12 schnitzels

Thursdays get $1 chicken wings.

Sundays are $12 pizza nights.

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