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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