Treehouse Lunch Specials

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The Treehouse on Northbourne Avenue (near London Circuit in the Sydney Building) is better known as a bar than one of Canberra’s hidden affordable eats. The food here is also a good example of why I prefer to say “affordable eats” rather than “cheap eats”. Although the price of their lunch specials is “cheap” the quality is far better than one would expect for a $9 meal.

Here’s the menu for the lunch specials, which only run Wednesday to Friday.

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There are other specials that run during different days and times of the week.

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On my first trip I did ask for the braised osso bucco as recommended by my friend Eileen (@TheFoodAvenue) however I had arrived a bit late in the lunch period and they had sold out. Instead I ordered the char-grilled calamari, and I was not disappointed!

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You probably noticed a near-empty beer glass in the picture above? boy was I thirsty that day 🙂 Yes, along with the $9 lunch special there is a $3 drink special and it includes some very tasty craft beers. Can you tell from the picture below which one I chose?

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The $9 lunch and $3 beer are pretty hard to beat in value. The service is great and at only $12 there is still change left over from $15 for a nice coffee after your meal as well. This place is great!

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A few days later I got a chance for a second shot with a group of friends from #Humanbrochure. Eileen had invited a bunch of us to try Treehouse for a “#Canberra Foodie First Friday affordable lunch” that we are trying to hold on a regular basis to showcase and share some of the city’s hidden gastronomic gems. Luckily each foodie ordered a different dish and we were able to take a close look at them, including the Sourdough Bread with olives and dipping oil. Naturally I ordered the Osso Bucco (as did someone else) and neither of us were disappointed. It was an outstanding meal. My only complaint was that I wanted more of it. However it’s a very healthy and reasonable portion for $9 so I didn’t! 🙂

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The good news is that although there aren’t many tables at Treehouse it was possible to book a ‘space’ upstairs for a small group where they will move some small tables and stools together. 6-8 people is about the limit though. But with great food, drink and the right company it’s always possible to have a great time. And when you have lunch with other foodies you know you will spend at least some of that time taking photos and discussing food!

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Treehouse gets three #Canberra Beanies !

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5 thoughts on “Treehouse Lunch Specials

    fineeating said:
    July 8, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Great review! I love all the detail.

      cbrfoodie responded:
      July 8, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Michele 🙂

    fineeating said:
    July 8, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Reblogged this on fineeating and commented:
    Great review from cbrfoodie.org!

    shenANNAgans said:
    July 11, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Holy hubcaps…. thats awesome! What a bargain.
    Haha, that last pic is classic, foodies and their photos, I dont know how many pics there are of me taking pictures of my food. 🙂 Another great review, adding it to my list. Wishing you a wonderful weekend Elias.

      cbrfoodie responded:
      July 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks Anna. It’s been great meeting all the foodies and social media junkies through humanbrochure-inspired events! 🙂

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