10 Cheap Eats in London, England

As one of the dining capitals of the world, London's menus can be notoriously pricey. But that doesn't mean you need to break the bank. Here are some of the city's best deals.
 

1. BAO

£15

Photograph by Jonathan Birch.

Taiwanese restaurant BAO in Soho offers one of its mouthwatering bao with a filling of choice, plus a side of fried chicken or Eryngii mushroom and a rice bowl all for £15 (available weekdays from noon to 3 p.m.).

baolondon.com

2. Dishoom

£6.50

Photograph courtesy of Dishoom.

In King’s Cross, Dishoom’s smoked streaky bacon naan roll costs a mere £6.50, and is served with a dollop of cream cheese, chili tomato jam and fresh herbs.

dishoom.com

3. Pizza Union

£5.95

Photograph by Jonathan Birch.

Pizza Union’s spicy Calabria 12-inch thin-crust pizza, with mozzarella, mascarpone, ’nduja spicy sausage and rocket (arugula), can be found in Spitalfields for just £5.95.

pizzaunion.com

4. Roti King

£6.50

Photograph courtesy of Roti King.

At Malaysian eaterie Roti King in Euston, £6.50 will buy you a Roti Canai Special: two pieces of the warm flatbread with a choice of chicken, lamb or fish curry.

rotiking.info

5. Hiba Express

£5.50

Photograph by Jonathan Birch.

The mixed shawarma wrap at Hiba Express in Holborn is stuffed to the brim with roasted lamb, chicken, fresh vegetables and pickles for £5.50.

hiba-express.co.uk

6. Secret Goldmine Cafe

£5.50

Photograph courtesy of Secret Goldmine Cafe.

The satisfyingly filling and delicious steak and cheese pie from Secret Goldmine Cafe in South East London’s Bermondsey is a snip at £5.50.

secretgoldmine.co.uk

7. Fish House

£12.50

Photograph by Jonathan Birch.

In Victoria Park, Fish House’s classic battered cod and chips is made using the best and freshest fish available, and is priced at just £12.50.

fishouse.co.uk

8. Al Dente

£10

Photograph courtesy Al Dente.

The fresh pasta dishes at Fitzrovia’s Al Dente are all less than £10, but try the creamy Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe, made with Pecorino and parmesan cheese.

pastificioaldente.com

9. The Delaunay

£10.25

Photograph courtesy of The Delaunay.

For a fancy, yet affordable, dining experience in Covent Garden, try The Delaunay’s classic tartes flambées with smoked bacon and shallots for £10.25.

thedelaunay.com

10. Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar

£9.30

Photograph by Angela Sam.

Fill your belly in Highbury for £9.30 with Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar’s standard curry laksa, a fiery bowl of soup noodles filled with umami goodness.

sambalshiok.co.uk

[This story appears in the August 2019 issue of WestJet Magazine]

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