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London Best Value Restaurants

Looking for a steal of a meal? For a gourmet experience that won't break the bank, check out these Best Value Restaurants in London that give the most bang for the buck, including fine destinations where one can dine well for a reasonable price.

Alounak Iranian
10 Russell Gdns.
London, W14 8EZ
Good value, reliable Iranian restaurant worth the walk from the nearest underground. More...

Arbutus European
63-64 Frith St.
London, W1D 3JW
Arbutus continues to pull in the punters with its creative seasonal cooking. More...

Axis at One Aldwych British
Dining Room at Axis at One Aldwych, London, One Aldwych
1 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BZ
With chef Dominic Teague and a refreshed décor, Axis at One Aldwych remains popular, particularly for theater dining. More...

Barrafina Tapas
54 Frith St.
London, W1D 4SL
Sam and Eddie Hart have made a name for themselves by turning out top tapas in London. More...

Belgo Noord Belgian
72 Chalk Farm Rd.
London, NW1 8AN
Mussels, chips and mayonnaise served by a hard-working staff. More...

Bistrot Bruno Loubet French
The Zetter
86-88 Clerkenwell Rd.
London, EC1M 5RJ
Bruno Loubet keeps the punters happy at this bistrot at The Zetter. More...

Bistrotheque Contemporary French
23-27 Wadeson St.
London, E2 9DR
Bistrotheque leads the East End’s growing dining scene. More...

busaba eathai Thai
106-110 Wardour St.
London, W1F 0TR
Thai-tastic mini chain that hits all the right notes. More...

Cha Cha Moon Chinese
15-21 Ganton St.
London, W1F 9BN
Alan Yau does it again with a sleek, chic and cheap noodle house. More...

Chor Bizarre Indian
16 Albemarle St.
London, W1S 4HW
Chor Bizarre is as intriguing as its name. More...

Dehesa Tapas
25 Ganton St.
London, W1F 9BP
Italian and Spanish tapas make exciting dining in Soho. More...

Dishoom Indian
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane
London, WC2H 9FB
Indian eatery inspired by old Bombay’s Iranian cafés. More...

Galvin - Bistrot de Luxe French
Dining Room at Galvin - Bistrot de Luxe, London, 66 Baker St.
London, W1U 7DJ
One of our favorites---simple bourgeois French cooking in a smart brasserie. More...

Galvin La Chapelle French
Dining Room at Galvin La Chapelle, London, 35 Spital Square
London, E1 6DY
The Galvin brothers have done it again---in style. More...

Galvin at Windows Modern French
Dining Room at Galvin at Windows, London, The London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Ln., 28th Floor
London, W1K 1BE
Dine with one of London’s most spectacular views and a menu to match. More...

Geales British
2 Farmer St.
London, W8 7SN
Smart fish restaurant in fashionable Notting Hill. More...

The Giaconda Dining Room Modern European
9 Denmark St.
London, WC2 H8LS
Modern European cuisine from chef Paul Merrony on an unusual street. More...

Golden Hind Seafood
73 Marylebone Lane
London, W1U 2PN
This is the place for traditional British fish ‘n’ chips. More...

The Greenhouse Contemporary European
Dining Room at The Greenhouse, London, 27a Hays Mews
London, W1J 5NY
Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, The Greenhouse has a setting and cooking that continue to score highly. More...

The Hackney Pearl Modern British
11 Prince Edward Rd.
London, E9 5LX
This all-day café is part of East London’s burgeoning restaurant scene. More...

Hereford Road Modern British
3 Hereford Rd.
London, W2 4AB
Honest-to-goodness British cooking in a former butcher's shop. More...

Hibiscus Contemporary European
Dining Room at Hibiscus, London, 29 Maddox St.
London, W1S 2PA
Claude Bosi's delightful restaurant offers contemporary European cuisine. More...

Hix Oyster & Chop House British
35-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross St.
London, EC1M 6BN
Another Mark Hix restaurant --- this one in Smithfield. More...

Imli Indian
167-169 Wardour St.
London, W1F 8WR
The smaller sister of Tamarind, serving tapas-style Indian dishes. More...

Le Cafe Anglais Contemporary European
8 Porchester Gardens
London, W2 4DB
Neighborhood feel and contemporary European cooking in Whiteleys shopping centre. More...

Le Cercle French
1 Wilbraham Pl.
London, SW1X 9AE
Delightful Chelsea outpost of Club Gascon. More...

Le Colombier French
145 Dovehouse St.
London, SW3 6LB
A Gallic favorite in Chelsea. More...

Lemonia Greek
89 Regent’s Park Rd.
London, NW1 8UY
Good, honest Greek Cypriot food in fashionable Primrose Hill. More...

Mango Tree Thai
46 Grosvenor Pl.
London, SW1X 7EQ
Refined Thai cooking in a buzzing Belgravia restaurant. More...

Mela Indian
152-156 Shaftesbury Ave.
London, WC2H 8HL
Well established restaurant for good regional cooking and down to earth prices. More...

Menier Chocolate Factory International
53 Southwark St.
London, SE1 1RU
Thoroughly attractive restaurant in increasingly trendy Bermondsey. More...

Murano Italian
Dining Room at Murano, London, 20 Queen St.
London, W1J 5PP
Angela Hartnett steers a formidably impressive course at Murano. More...

Ozer Turkish
5 Langham Pl.
London, W1B 3DG
Good Turkish restaurant and buzzing bar in the early evening. More...

Pasha Turkish
301 Upper St.
London, N1 2TU
One of Islington's favorites with chic style and good cooking. More...

Pied a Terre French
Dining Room at Pied a Terre, London, 34 Charlotte St.
London, W1T 2NH
Top French cooking continues to delight punters at smart Pied à Terre. More...

Polpo Italian
41 Beak St.
London, W1F 9SB
Venice-inspired wine bar packs in the discerning. More...

Racine French
239 Brompton Rd.
London, SW3 2EP
Favorite among Francophiles for its menu and neighbourhood feel in central London. More...

Rasa W1 Indian
6 Dering St.
London, W1S 1AD
Another of the first-rate Rasa chain of Keralan restaurants. More...

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay French
Dining Room at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London, 68-69 Royal Hospital Rd.
London, SW3 4HP
Newly refurbished, this is at the top of London’s great dining venues. More...

Shanghai Chinese
41 Kingsland High St.
London, E8 2JS
China meets traditional London. More...

Sofra Middle Eastern
36 Tavistock St.
London, WC2E 7PB
The flagship of the small Turkish Sofra chain. More...

The Square Modern French
Dining Room at The Square, London, 6-10 Bruton St.
London, W1J 6PU
The Square is still at the top of the discerning diner’s list. More...

Tamarind Indian
20 Queen St.
London, W1J 5PR
Smart Indian destination in the heart of Mayfair. More...

Tayyabs Indian
Quick Bite
83-89 Fieldgate St.
London, E1 1JU
Economically priced Indian fare; look for daily specials. More...

Terroirs Wine Bar & Restaurant Contemporary European
5 William IV St.
London, WC2N 4DW
Wine bar joyously encourages good drinking. More...

Tokyo Diner Japanese
2 Newport Pl.
London, WC2H 7JJ
Cheap and cheerful Japanese food, surprisingly in Chinatown's heart. More...

Wagamama Japanese
4 Streatham St.
London, WC1A 1JB
Good value noodles in no-nonsense setting provides a winning formula. More...

Wahaca Mexican
66 Chandos Pl.
London, WC2N 4HG
Mexican street food has seduced London. More...

Wild Honey Contemporary European
12 St. George St.
London, W1S 2FB
A well-regarded destination restaurant with plenty of pizzazz. More...

The Wolseley Modern European
160 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9EB
The Wolseley remains at the top of Londoner’s list of favorite European-style, all-day brasseries. More...

Yas Iranian
7 Hammersmith Rd.
London, W14 8XJ
All-day and late-night Iranian café. More...


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