Splash out at lunch
Lunch at a fancy restaurant will often cost less than dinner
Even on a budget, on occasion you may want to plump for a very special meal at some hallowed temple of culinary mastery owned by celebrity chef who has accumulated so many Michelin stars he uses them to garnish the appetizers.
After all, you're worth it. Or, more precisely, she's worth it and you'd better treat her to a fancy meal once or twice if you know what's good for you. What she needn't know is that you are saving big-time by saving the fancy, expensive restaurants for lunch.
There's this funny phenomenon at many top restaurants, and even at just run-of-the-mill famous and expensive joints: the prices at lunch are less than at dinner.
We're talking 30% to 50% less—and that's 30% to 50% of a big chunk of change to begin with.
The reasons behind practice have never been satisfactorily explained to me, but who cares. It's a whopping savings on a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, and a great way to have your cake and be able to pay for it, too.
Also in Dining savings:
- Fixed-price meals
- Look before you tip
- Be a pig at breakfast
- Cook for yourself
- Eat street food
- Fast food, Euro-style
- Avoid main courses
- Order half-portions and sampler platters
- Tap water is free