Lunch ideas under $10 in Darwin City

It’s the biggest decision you’ll make each day… What will I eat for lunch? And we know first hand that buying lunch out each day can really break the bank. So we’ve done some serious research and eaten our way around Darwin city to bring you lunches for $10 or under. Check out our Darwin City cheap eats…

Smith St Social

Smith St Social have $10 burgers on Monday’s – the day you need it most if you didn’t plan your food for the week! Tuesdays and Wednesday’s they also have $15 specials!

Alberto’s / Alberto’s Cave

9/48 Cavenagh St, Darwin City & 13 Cavegnah Street

Both Alberto’s & Alberto’s Cave do a daily $10 lunch special which you’ll always find on a letter board out the front, which INCLUDES a coffee – and if you’re a toastie fan then the ham, cheese and pineapple toastie is the bomb!

Ben’s Bakehouse

2/26 Knuckey St, Darwin City 

At Ben’s Bakehouse you’ll find a lot of lunches under $10. Our picks are either the $10 pie with chips or salad, or the curried egg and lettuce sandwich for $7.50.

Simply Foods

1B Star Village Arcade, 32 Smith St, Darwin City 

Our go to at “Simply’s” are the $10 salad wraps… over and over again!

Harvest Press

14 Knuckey St, Darwin City

If you’re looking for something light, Harvest Press specialise in cold pressed juices and smoothies – all $10 and under.

Nonna Dumplings

T13/21 Knuckey St, Darwin City 

We’ve claimed Nonna Dumplings to be the best dumplings in Darwin. You can get six fried dumplings for $8.90. Our pick is the kimchi and pork… they won’t disappoint!

Kimchi and pork fried dumplings from Nonna Dumpling

Chakoro Sushi

21 Knuckey St, Darwin City 

At Chakoro Sushi you can get three rolls for under $10. Rolls start at $3 each, and we think they’re some of the best in Darwin.


22 Mitchell St, Darwin City 

If you feel like something light, the entree sized chicken and sweet corn soup at Rendevous is a winner and will only set you back $8.00.

Notable meals between $10-13:

Sari Rasa

6/24 Cavanagh St, Darwin City

This is an underground favourite with Darwin locals… if they’ve been lucky enough to stumble upon this hidden gem. Sari Rasa offer a bain-marie with a selection of authentic Indonesian meat and vegetarian dishes. You can select a small plate which is actually very decent ($12) or a large plate ($13) and choose up to three options per plate. They’re hard to find, but look for the queue of people!

Three Mums Kitchen

38 The Mall, Darwin City

Another pearler restaurant hidden in a city arcade, Three Mums Kitchen is a bustling Vietnamese restaurant offering all the authentic favourites. Our pick is the pork skewer or BBQ chicken banh mi – it’s worth every cent of $11!


43 Knuckey St, Darwin City 

Dukes burgers are incredible value for money at $12! The NT Fish Burger and The Dukes Burger are our go-to!

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