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Eat & Drink

Hearty eats under $20

A good hearty feed is a warm hug for your belly! Check out our top picks for feeds under $20.

Mandoo Korean Dumplings

26 Bank St, Adelaide


As one of the West End’s most revered restaurants, Mandoo is famous for mouth-watering, authentic Korean dumplings handmade by owner Ki Dong Ra. Don’t let the line outside of the restaurant deter you, Mandoo’s chicken, pork and vegetable dumplings ($15) are worth the short wait. The eight plump dumplings (served steamed or fried) are fresh, filling, and pack a huge punch of flavour.

Aces Pizza and Liquor

61 - 63 Grote Street, Adelaide

Formerly Aces Bar & Bistro, this Central Market staple has had an exciting menu makeover under the guidance of Duncan Welgemoed from Africola. The entire pizza and pasta menu is $20 so you can take your pick from dishes such as handmade gnocchi, double pepperoni pizza, or mushroom pizza with caramialised onion. Yum!

Revolución Mexicana

Shop 47, Central Market Arcade, Adelaide

Look no further for truly authentic Mexican food in the city, with family recipes passed down over the generations for you to try at Revolución Mexicana. You'll find lesser known dishes inspired by all the facets of Mexican culture as well as old favourites on the menu  Everything is under $20 so prepare for a feast. 

The Astor Hotel

437 Pulteney St, Adelaide

Looking for a cheap pub feed in a popular, modern hotel? The Astor is serving your favourite pub classics for under $20. If you’re in the mood for a mouth-watering steak, juicy cheeseburger or even a vegetarian nacho bowl, this is one specials menu that is almost too good to be true.

Two-bit Villains

Balcony Level, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide

Nothing satisfies a hungry appetite like a burger, and this popular soda bar and diner certainly delivers! You can choose any burger from the menu, plus add a side of onion rings or one of their hand crafted sodas for under $20. The menu is 100% vegetarian and everything can be adapted for vegans so there's something for everyone.