Top 5 Cheap Eats in London

When it comes to food, London will never leave you disappointed. The bustling city comes with a plethora of choices for all you food lovers out there, and it’s not all about fancy restaurants either – London offers plenty of options to give in to the enticements and excite your taste buds, even when you’re on a budget. We suggest you keep your eye out for these lovely eateries next time you’re out and about.

  1. Marie’s Café
    90 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1

Starting off the list is a personal favourite of George, our Lead UX Architect. Why? Because “it’s cheap, tasty and BYOB”. Is it European? Is it Thai? The menu suggests it’s a mixture of them both. So might we suggest a two-course authentic Thai lunch for just £5 and a steamy and delicious Spaghetti Bolognese for £3.10 to go? Whatever your preference, this a place is well worth a visit.

  1. Beatroot
    92 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F OQD

For a great vegetarian lunch option on the budget, Beatroot is there to please. Situated in the middle of Soho, Beatroot offers delicious vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and wheat-free meals to go. There are 10 hot and nutritious meal options to choose from every day and they also offer a wide variety of juices and smoothies. Your whole lunch comes in well under £10 and in case you’re concerned – you won’t even notice the absence of meat.

  1. The City Pride
    28 Farringdon Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 3AU

Only a minute away from Farringdon Station there’s a true hidden gem waiting for you. Looking like your regular London pub, The City Pride is easy to miss; but don’t be fooled. Have a look inside and you’ll find the place’s Italian owner Luigi is serving up hot, delicious and truly authentic Sicilian relishes. Deemed by many as the best Italian place in town, The City Pride’s mouth-watering nibbles start at £2.50 and their infamous pizzas at £6.50.

  1. Terry’s Café
    158 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 1PE

If you’re looking for some true English breakfast that will keep you going for the whole day, Terry’s Café is the place to be. A family business that’s been going for 34 years, Terry’s Café prides itself on offering the best traditional breakfast in town – from porridge to fried eggs on toast to Cumberland sausages, beans and black pudding. Dishes start at £2, and a nice cup of tea is served with your food for no more than 20p.

  1. Bailey’s Fish and Chips
    115 Dawes Rd, London SW6 7DU

Another one for the classic-lovers, Bailey’s offers the best value for money when it comes to the good old fish and chips. Their rich and fresh plate of their signature dish comes in just under £8 and they also offer Angus burgers and breakfast. A thing to note is that the place is relatively small, so you might have to wait a bit to get a seat. But once you have the first bite of their excellent flaky fish melting in your mouth, you’ll know it was well worth it.


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