If you are a Londoner, who loves food, but isn’t up to spending fortunes on eating out – this post is for you. Here are 15 places, where you can find the most affordable and delicious food for less than a tenner or so. Some of these spots are best for a Sunday lunch and others are more appropriate for Friday dinner dates.
1. Borough Market (London Bridge)
Food markets are the best places for a visit, if you want to try something new from a variety of world cuisines. With a tenner you can get a starter, main course and dessert – what about three rock oysters (4.50£), a bratwurst roll (which is a cooler German hot dog, 4£) and a croissant with chocolate filling (1.40£).
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Southwark St, SE1 1TL
2. Savage Salads (Piccadilly Circus)
A big box of healthy, filling salad (not the one that makes you crave a burger afterwards) for 5£. Long queues, though, which isn’t suprising for this area.
When your desk lunch looks this good how can one complain! #youcanmakefriendswithsalad #newyearnewpostcode #savagesalad #carnaby #soho #london #food #instafood #instafoodie
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Berwick St, W1F 0PH
3. Hummus Bros (Soho)
Get the bowl of smooth hummus topped with aubergine and beef. Hummus isn’t as as great or authentic, as homemade one, but it’s definitely filling and tasty.
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88 Wardour Street, W1F 0TJ
4. Dirty Burger (Camden Town)
Mouth-watering cheeseburgers for 5.5£ and gooey strawberry milkshakes for 4£. Also, their onion rings are a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
Did you know dirty can be delicious? Try a Dirty Burger. @dirtyburgerldn #ExcusesToMeet #London #DOWNLOADTHEAPP #E2M
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79 Highgate Rd, NW5 1TL
5. Flat Iron (Soho)
Tender flat iron steak (10£) with reasonably priced sides. Book in advance to avoid the queues! Also, make some room for exceptional salted caramel mousse.
17 Beak Street, W1F 9RW
6. Homeslice Pizza (Covent Garden)
One of the best pizza spots in London, Homeslice, offers giant table-sized pizzas for 20£. Order two halves with different toppings and split pizza among at least three people. That’s the best way to enjoy it!
Special pizza lunch date 😍 #homeslice #nealsyard @the_klink @_redwards @duncanhookie
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13 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9DP
7. Melt Room (Soho)
The most popular grilled cheese sandwich cafe offers a plenty of tasty toppings. Try their portobello mushroom or mac’n’cheese melt for 5£. Add bacon for 1£ and enjoy a little NY moment at the centre of London.
Mac & cheese meltzzz ☺️
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26 Noel St, W1F 8GY
8. Smack Lobster Roll (Leicester Square)
A solid portion of a pretty decent lobster roll for 12£. Try their clam chowder and if you’re not a fan of seafood, there’s a beef brisket roll as well.
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58 Dean St, W1D 6AL
9. BiBimBap (Soho)
Colourful food, served in hot stone bowls. Thoroughly mix meat, veggies and stir it all with a raw egg on top! A huge portion will cost you 6-7£.
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11 Greek St, W1D 4DJ
10 buy generic strattera. Bad Egg (Moorgate)
This one is a little bit fancier, save it for a Saturday hangover brunch with friends. Chill atmosphere and almost all positions include egg, yes. Get the pancakes with fried chicken, banana and maple syrup for 6£ or breakfast tacos for 5,5£.
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1 Ropemaker St, EC2Y 9AW
11. Wellbeing Kitchen (Holborn)
Home-cooked Korean takeaway for less than 6£. Comforting and spicy, as always!
Really succulent beef chapchae for lunch! With @revesdestars 😍 #WellbeingKitchen #instagramnoodles
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232 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8EG
12. Beigel Bake (Brick Lane)
For 3.50£ you can get…you guessed it, a bagel. Most popular toppings are salt beef (add mustard and ask for a slice of gherkin!) and smoked salmon with cream cheese. They also offer instagrammable rainbow bagels (50p).
Hands down the best bagel I’ve ever had #beigelbake #saltbeef #mustard #gherkin #bricklane
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159 Brick Lane, E1 6SB
13. The King of Falafel (Clerkenwell)
Big and rich falafel wraps for 3.25£ and veggie samosas for 95p. Great vegetarian food, accompanied with cheerful service.
93 Leather Lane, EC1N7TS
14. Assenheims 56 (Moorgate)
South American cuisine at affordable price – get pulled pork, rice and salad, all topped with secret green sauce, for 7£ wunrtwu.
What a treat! #assenheims #assenheims56 #london #cityoflondon #lunchclub #Friday #southamericanfood #chicken #foodporn #instafood #tasty #cheatday #foodporn #foodgasm #instafood
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24 Copthall Avenue, EC2R 7DN
15. Roti King (Euston)
Malaysians claim that Roti King is the most authentic and delicious malay food you can find in London. Make sure you try their signature dish: roti canai with chicken curry (5.50£).
@insta_koci was transiting in London for a few hours so it was a no brainer to have buka puasa with her here yesterday. Hope your Malaysian food craving is sorted for now, babe. Thanks for a fab time, albeit almost missing your flight to Addis! Come visit us longer next time xx
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40 Doric Way, NW1 1LH