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5 hearty dinners under R85 in Pretoria

Pretoria is becoming a force to be reckoned with on the South African dining landscape, especially in terms of accessibility. If eating out is a hobby your wallet constantly fights against, have a peek at this delicious list of hearty main dishes under R85 in Pretoria restaurants. You’re sure to find something for tonight’s dinner on a budget.

Bravo Pizzeria (Hatfield)

Tucked away in Hatfield, Bravo has grown exponentially and the food offering just keeps getting better. It’s an approachable, relaxed space with competitive pricing. Bravo is known for delicious pizza and fresh pasta made in-house on Tuesday mornings. Try the hearty beef lasagne for only R72 or the classic Alfredo pasta for R70. Grilled chicken wings and a salad will cost you just R75.

Brewers BBQ (Villieria, Rietfontein, and Wonderboom South)

This family-friendly restaurant encourages you to sit back and allow yourself to be taken care of. The menu is tremendously well priced – try the fragrant and spicy beef curry served with rice or pap and fresh sambals at only R79.90. Or go for an old-school giant stuffed spud – the spinach and feta one is meat-free, tasty, filling and only costs R44.50. If you’re in the mood for steak, Brewers offers a 200g chargrilled sirloin steak served with your choice of salad, veggies, pap or chips at only R79.50.

Burger Bistro Pierneef (Villeria)

Burger Bistro’s well-priced generously portioned menu is so varied that you might be here for hours just deciding on a meal. Try the Marilyn Monroe for size, a grilled beef burger topped with Brie, rocket and a strawberry balsamic black pepper jam (R77.50). It’s scrumptious.

A Burger Bistro creation. Photo supplied.

Crawdaddy’s (Brooklyn)

This constantly buzzing spot in Brooklyn Piazza is always busy for a reason. The menu is surprisingly large and offers almost anything you crave. And if what you’re after is to pay a little less for a satisfying plate of food, you’ve come to the right place. Two succulent marinated grilled chicken breasts are served with crispy chips and seasonal roast veggies. This comes at a steal for only R84. If you’re feeling extra virtuous, you can swap out the chips for another helping of veggies!

Kung Fu Kitchen (Hatfield)

When in doubt, order Chinese. Kung-Fu’s deliciously authentic menu has remained the same since conception, with the exception of one or two dishes that have been removed. What makes Kung-Fu Kitchen the real winner on this list is that everything on the menu is well under R85. Do yourself a favour and try the stir-fried duck, mushroom and bamboo shoots served with steamed fragrant rice for only R62. Throw in a flavour bomb of hot and sour soup for an extra R17.

Please note that while we take care to ensure the accuracy of this information, some items may change without our knowledge.

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