You know the drill! You get hungry, we provide the food inspo: Under a Tenner edition. Perfect for impromptu lunches when payday is still a distant speck on the horizon, but you still want to treat yourself to a dining experience rather than a wee, rushed takeaway at the desk! In no particular order, we present our current favourite spots:

1. The Drugstore Social

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Image: Drugstore Social Facebook

For a gorgeous day out, try a wander round the Kelvingrove Museum followed by a spot of luncheon at this distinguished deli and bar, situated on Old Dumbarton Road. Attention to detail and a curious approach to foraging their menu make this a memorable dining experience, and their lunch deal starts from just five pounds for soup, sandwich and a drink. Just what the doctor ordered!

2. Bunker

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Image: Bunker Facebook

The Bath Street Luncheon Kings present: everything under a fiver! They urge you to take back control of your lunchtime, and when toasties start at £3.75, it seems rude not to.

3. Max’s Bar and Grill

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Image: GlasgowLiving

You’d be forgiven for accidentally spending days on end in Max’s. Start off with the £5 lunch deal with unlimited drink refills, and stay for the party buzz, drinks promos and tunes spinning downstairs in La Cheetah til late.

4. The Sparkle Horse

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Image: Sparkle Horse Facebook

Depending on the depth of your pockets, go for the £5, £6 or £7 lunch deal and enjoy a good refill in this Partick pub midweek. If you’re having a booze up, too, don’t miss their ‘Partick Swayze’ shots. I have no idea what the alcohol actually is, but they’re delicious and come topped with a wee malteser.

5. Hillhead Bookclub

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Image: Hillhead Bookclub Facebook

Vast, chic and shabby all at once with a tasty menu that’ll keep you busy all lunchtime. Soup, sandwich, burgers and table tennis, once more starting from just five of your earth pounds. Plenty of options for herbivores, too. Check out the veggie menu!

6. Babu Bombay Street Kitchen

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Image: Babu Bombay Street Kitchen Facebook

Street food with cute and colourful surroundings in which to enjoy it! Give your tastebuds a treat with some vibrant flavours and a menu constantly on the move. Lunch dishes range from about £5 to £8.

7. Mini Grill

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The lunch-time menu here is £10 or under, save for their burger which is a little more. BUT it also just happens to be the runner up for the Best Burger in Scotland 2016, so it is well worth featuring on this list and saving up your pennies. Not in the mood for burgers? Enjoy a variety of dishes from duck stir-fry to three cheese macaroni, without breaking the budget!

8. Social Bite

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Image: Social Bite Facebook

Your money will go far here. Get yourself some lunch, and pay forward for a homeless customer to pick up their next meal on you. Social Bite is out to make social change, not money, so go along and make a difference on your next lunch break.

9. Bar Gumbo

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Image: Bar Gumbo Facebook

Soul food straight outta the Southern American states: think Cajun, Creole and cocktails. Famed for their enormous portion sizes, this Byres Road pit stop has food, drinks and music to offer at tiny prices.

10. Chinaski’s

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Image: Chinaski’s Facebook

For a sophisticated lunch in a trendy little spot, look no further than Bukowsi-inspired bar with a menu the big man himself would be proud of. Enjoy two courses for a tiny £8.95, and take all your vegan friends to enjoy their dedicated menu!