10 Cheap Eats in London

Cheap Eats in London

Eating in London does not have to be expensive – if you know where to go. For those of you who are on a budget, here are 10 cheap eats in London where you can go for a good meal without breaking the bank.

Bone Daddies

I like Bone Daddies. It is a modern ramen bar where you can get a bowl of piping hot ramen for £12. It is quirky, happening and fun, just like how the cool crowd like it – it is the kind of place that is known mostly through word of mouth, from friends of friends. The queue is not quite fun, though.

31 Peter Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7287 8581

Byron Burger

Byron Hamburgers

Bryon Hamburgers may be a restaurant chain, but it is a place to go to for quality and reliable burgers – ground daily and made from Scottish beef, and perfect with a craft beer.

24-28 Charing Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7557 9830
Nearest Station: Leicester Square

1a Saint Giles High Street
London WC2H 8AG, United Kingdom
Tel: _44 20 7395 0620
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road



This is hands-down, one of the best udons I have ever had. This Japanese eatery in Soho attracts a long crowd during meal times – from tourists who have heard about this place from travel guides and blogs, to Asians seeking comfort food while being across the globe from home. A bowl of Udon ranges from £6.90 to £13.90.

49 Frith Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7434 4463
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road/Leicester Square

Meat Liquor

Meat Liquor is one of the most talk-about restaurants in London. It has that winning formula that is hard to beat: satisfying burgers at affordable prices, served in a sexy and hip atmosphere.

74 Welbeck Street
London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7224 4239
Nearest Station: Bond Street



Ottolenghi is one place in London that sets a smile on my face because each visit sees me through an amazing array of desserts and pastries. The takeout counter leaves you spoilt for choices, and if you are dining in, they have an affordable set lunch menu which offers 3 salads and a main for £13.70.

13 Motcomb Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7823 2707
Nearest Station: Knightsbridge

63 Ledbury Road
London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7727 1121
Nearest Station: Notting Hill Gate


For a decent and affordable meal under £10, go to Pho at Wardour Street in Soho. They have a variety of starters (£3.75 – £5.75) such as spring rolls, pork and lemongrass meats and Vietnamese crepes. You will also be in for many variations of pho (£8), and you can choose from options like thinly sliced steak, brisket and meatballs.

163-165 Wardour Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7434 3938
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus/Tottenham Court Road

Pitt Cue Co

Pitt Cue Co is one of those no-reservation restaurants in London, and it is not because they are playing hard to get, but because they only have 30 seats. The food here is not rocket science, just good ol’ American barbecue.

With limited seating capacity, this is a quick service restaurant and not a place to linger. If you do not mind waiting in line, what you get in return is a hearty meal at very decent prices.

1 Newburgh Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7287 5578
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus



One of the places that left a deep impression on me is Wahaca. Its concept is similar to that of a Mexican market where you can get tasty and fresh hot food. Under the street food menu, there are tacos, tostadas, taquitos and quesaddillas – ideal for sharing. Otherwise, opt for the bigger plates comprising grilled items and burritos. Everything on the menu is priced under £10. This is definitely one of the best cheap eats in London.

80 Wardour Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7734 0195
Nearest Station: Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square

19-23 Charlotte Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7323 2342
Nearest Station: Goodge Street

Workers Cafe

Workers Café

A ‘greasy spoon’ for the uninitiated is a good old British working café. At Workers Café, you can get a filling breakfast – consisting of egg, bacon, beans, bacon and black pudding – for just £6.

172 Upper Street
London, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7226 3973
Nearest Station: Highbury & Islington


Read So much about koya but have just never got round to eating there! Now after reading your post i must make a trip there this summer!!!

I’m going to London in two weeks. I really appreciate this information. I will be trying Pho and Ottolenghi. Thank you@

I was at The Worker’s Cafe two weeks ago, and the menu is plentiful and reasonably priced! The fries/chips are really good too.

Wahaca is superb but it’s extremely popular so a booking or early walk in is recommended. You should check out Newman’s Arms too… Affordable and yummy pies!

You can c’k out the muffin man tea shop, near high street Kensington stn and the muriel’s Kitchen near South Kensington stn the nxt time you head to london =)

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