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.).
3. Pizza Union
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.
4. 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.
5. Hiba Express
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.
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.
7. Fish House
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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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.