Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats

All this doom and gloom is no fun – austerity here, belt tightening there, budget cuts, pay cuts. Luckily, it’s common knowledge that the best way to get out of the economic doldrums is to print some money, increase borrowing and start spending….or something along those lines anyway, and these London gems will fit even the most straitened of budgets. Go on, treat yourself.

  • Yalla Yalla, Winsley Street

    12 Winsley St, W1W 8HQ
    020 7637 4748 | website

    Lebanese street eats oozing with flavour in a chilled out and charming setting.

  • Wishbone Brixton

    Unit 12 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8JX
    020 7274 0939 | website

    Finger-lickin fried chicken given a Brixton market makeover.

  • Wing Tai

    395 Edgware Rd, NW2 6LN
    020 8452 2333 | website

    Big, bustling and budget, this authentic Chinese is worth the trek.

  • Tonkotsu

    63 Dean St, W1D 4QG
    020 7437 0071 | website

    Dean Street bolthole bringing the ramen revolution to London.

  • Tayyabs

    83-89 Fieldgate Street , E1 1JU
    020 7247 9543 | website

    Go hungry and ready to gorge on the legendary lamb chops at this east London institution.

  • Sliderbar

    8 Broadwick St, W1F 8HN
    020 7065 6841 | website

    Epic burgers from the Lucky Chip gang come to Soho in miniature.

  • Shoryu

    Soho Branch: 3 Denman St, W1D 7HA
    N/A | website

    No fuss and steaming bowls of porky tonkotsu, need we say more?

  • Santa Maria Pizzeria

    5 Saint Mary's Rd, W5 5RA
    020 8579 1462 | website

    Well worth the schlep; the closest Londoners will come to authentic Neapolitan pizza without a trip to Italy.

  • Pitt Cue Co

    1 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RB
    020 7287 5578 | website

    Queue round the block to end up elbow deep in sticky, bbq-ey goodness.

  • Patty & Bun

    54 James St, W1U 1EU
    020 7487 3188 | website

    Heaven in a bun would taste like this – burger nirvana.

  • Orchard

    11 Sicilian Ave, WC1A 2QH
    020 7831 2715 | website

    Cute and cozy veggie café breathing new life into the culinary wasteland on Sicilian Avenue.

  • Myung Ga

    1 Kingly St, W1B 5PA
    020 7734 8220 | website

    Surprisingly dinky Korean bbq at the bottom of Kingly Street; great for big groups.

  • Mien Tay Shoreditch

    122 Kingsland Rd, E2 8DP
    020 7729 3074 | website

    Perenially packed, tackily furnished and generally chaotic restaurant on Shoreditch’s Vietnamese strip, distinguished by just great food.

  • MEATmission

    14-15 Hoxton Market, N1 6HG
    020 7739 8212 | website

    Meatliquor burgers busting out with an east London twist.

  • Meatliquor

    74 Welbeck Street, W1G 0BA
    020 7224 4239 | website

    Maverick burger man with a van serves up epic meat patties at this dive-bar-cum-diner.

  • Lucky Chip

    Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate St, E2 9AG
    020 7729 0937 | website

    Bit of a schlep but worth it for serious contender for London's best burger.

  • Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote

    120 Marylebone Ln, W1U 2QG
    020 7486 0878 | website

    A mean steak frites at reasonable prices.

  • Kandoo

    458 Edgware Rd, W2 1EJ
    020 7724 6769 | website

    Understated but excellent Iranian on Edgeware Road.

  • Homeslice

    13 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP
    020 7836 4604 | website

    Giant pizzas and exciting toppings, perfect for sharing, or not.

  • Hana

    351 West End Lane, NW6 1LT
    0207 7941200 | website

    Understated Iranian in Hampstead does great food with a killer hot sauce.

  • Franco Manca

    Unit 4, Market Row, SW9 8LD
    020 7738 3021 | website

    Fast-expanding, pared back pizzeria – its lip-smacking sour dough pizza is unquestionably amongst the best in London.

  • Four Seasons

    84 Queensway, W2 3RL
    020 7229 4320 | website

    Stand out Chinese-style roast duck with a secret sauce that keeps the customers coming back.

  • Flat Iron

    17 Beak St, W1F 9RW
    N/A | website

    Soho bolthole serving the best value steak in London.

  • Embassy East

    285 Hoxton St, N1 5JX
    020 7739 8340 | website

    Keeping it real in Hoxton - great coffee, great food. Simples.

  • Dirty Burger

    79 Highgate Rd, NW5 1TL
    020 3310 2010 | website

    Poshed-up Maccy Ds done Soho House style; it’s dirty, and we like it!

  • Clockjack Oven

    14 Denman St, W1D 7HJ
    020 7287 5111 | website

    This all-chicken joint keeps it simple and hits the spot.

  • Chicken Shop

    79 Highgate Rd, NW5 1TL
    020 3310 2020 | website

    Think Nandos, but much, much cooler.

  • Carnevale

    135 Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8JL
    020 7250 3452 | website

    Dinky Carnevale offers hearty servings of some of the best veggie dishes in the City.

  • Brasserie Zedel

    20 Sherwood St, W1F 7ED
    020 7734 4888 | website

    Ginormous, no-fuss Frenchie bringing brasserie back at bargain basement prices.

  • Bone Daddies

    31 Peter St, W1F 0AR
    020 7287 8581 | website

    A cosy, down-and-dirty kinda place with loud music and great ramen.

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