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Best London Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in London.


 


Alounak Iranian
11/20
10 Russell Gdns.
London, W14 8EZ

Good value, reliable Iranian restaurant worth the walk from the nearest underground. More...

Asakusa Japanese
12/20
265 Eversholt St.
London, NW1 1BA

Quality cooking in a small, good value restaurant between Camden Town and Euston. More...

Aurora Mediterranean
11/20
49 Lexington St.
London, W1F 9AP

Something of a local favorite, this is the place for a quick al fresco Mediterranean meal. More...

Baozi Inn Chinese
12/20
25 Newport Ct.
London, WC2H 7JS

Szechuan street food at its diverse best in a café atmosphere. More...

Books for Cooks Café
Quick Bite
4 Blenheim Crescent
London, W11 1NN

Ever-popular and world-famous specialist cookbook shop with small café attached. More...

busaba eathai Thai
13/20
106-110 Wardour St.
London, W1F 0TR

Thai-tastic mini chain that hits all the right notes. More...

Cafe in the Crypt British
Quick Bite
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Duncannon St.
London, WC2N 4JJ

The renovated brick-vaulted setting is attractive and there's the added pleasure of the brass rubbing centre and a small shop. More...

Carluccio's Caffe Café
11/20
8 Market Pl.
London, W1W 8AG

Carluccio’s go from strength to strength. More...

Costas Fish Restaurant Greek
12/20
18 Hillgate St.
London, W8 7SR

Cheap and cheerful fish 'n' chips in trendy Notting Hill. More...

Dishoom Indian
12/20
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane
London, WC2H 9FB

Indian eatery inspired by old Bombay’s Iranian cafés. More...

Diwana Bhel Poori House Indian
11/20
121 Drummond St.
London, NW1 2HL

Busy, bustling, cheap and friendly café-style. More...

Garden Cafe Modern British
12/20
Inner Circle, Regent's Park
London, NW1 4NU

Perfect after a stroll in glorious Regent’s Park. More...

Geales British
12/20
2 Farmer St.
London, W8 7SN

Smart fish restaurant in fashionable Notting Hill. More...

Giraffe International
12/20
6-8 Blandford St.
London, W1U 4AU

Fast growing chain that manages to satisfy all comers and is great for families. More...

Golden Dragon Chinese
12/20
28-29 Gerrard St.
London, W1D 6JW

Dim sum and dumplings are the attraction at this Chinatown mainstay. More...

Golden Hind Seafood
12/20
73 Marylebone Lane
London, W1U 2PN

This is the place for traditional British fish ‘n’ chips. More...

Ichi-Riki Sushi House Japanese
12/20
17b Strutton Ground
London, SW1P 2HY

Simple café-style venue serving surprisingly good sushi and sashimi. More...

Imli Street Indian
12/20
167-169 Wardour St.
London, W1F 8WR

The smaller sister of Tamarind, serving tapas-style Indian dishes. More...

Jenny Lo's Tea House Chinese
Quick Bite
14 Eccleston St.
London, SW1W 9LT

Good noodles and a casual atmosphere near Victoria Station. More...

Kulu Kulu Sushi
Quick Bite
76 Brewer St.
London, W1F 9TU

Grab a quick sushi meal from the dishes passing on the conveyor belt. More...

Lemonia Greek
12/20
89 Regent’s Park Rd.
London, NW1 8UY

Good, honest Greek Cypriot food in fashionable Primrose Hill. More...

Ma Goa Indian
13/20
242-244 Upper Richmond Rd.
London, SW15 6TG

Family-run, friendly restaurant for Portuguese-influenced Goan cooking. More...

Mela Indian
14/20
152-156 Shaftesbury Ave.
London, WC2H 8HL

Well established restaurant for good regional cooking and down to earth prices. More...

Moshi Moshi Sushi Japanese
Quick Bite
Unit 24, Liverpool St. Station
London, EC2M 7QH

Once a novelty, now an essential conveyor belt sushi bar in Liverpool Street station. More...

Pasha Turkish
12/20
301 Upper St.
London, N1 2TU

One of Islington's favorites with chic style and good cooking. More...

Punjab Indian
11/20
80-82 Neal St.
London, WC2H 9PA

London’s oldest Punjab restaurant attracts both loyal returning customers and new fans. More...

The Sea Shell Restaurant British
12/20
49-51 Lisson Grove
London, NW1 6UH

One of London’s top native fish ‘n’ chip joints. More...

Shanghai Chinese
11/20
41 Kingsland High St.
London, E8 2JS

China meets traditional London. More...

Sofra Middle Eastern
12/20
36 Tavistock St.
London, WC2E 7PB

The flagship of the small Turkish Sofra chain. More...

Tayyabs Indian
Quick Bite
83-89 Fieldgate St.
London, E1 1JU

Economically priced Indian fare; look for daily specials. More...

Tokyo Diner Japanese
12/20
2 Newport Pl.
London, WC2H 7JJ

Cheap and cheerful Japanese food, surprisingly in Chinatown's heart. More...

Vingt-Quatre International
No Rating
325 Fulham Rd.
London, SW10 9QL

24-hour venue much loved by the local toffs. More...

Wagamama Japanese
13/20
4 Streatham St.
London, WC1A 1JB

Good value noodles in no-nonsense setting provides a winning formula. More...


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