There’s a whole lot to love about London. But what about the food? If you’re thinking it’s all mushy peas and over-priced swanky restaurants, think again! From cute eateries and tucked-away pubs to cheap-and-cheerful takeaways, there’s a whole world of foodie delights waiting for you. Check out these top spots for great grub that won’t break the bank.
1. Honest Burgers
Looking for an honest-to-goodness homemade burger? Honest Burgers is def your best bet. Chunky beef, chicken or veggie burger patties served with rosemary salted chips make this totally tasty burger joint based in Bristol, South Bank, Brixton, Baker St and Borough the real deal.
Snack it up Spanish style with tapas-inspired bites served on a skewer. Chorizo and manchego bocadillos, salt cod croquetas, calamares and gazpacho will give your taste buds a run for their money – and the pocket-friendly prices will have you coming back for more.
3. Bao London
Serving their signature Taiwanese steamed buns stuffed with tender pork belly, fried chicken, lamb shoulder and loads more, Boa has become a firm favourite for foodies in London. The restaurant is tiny and you can’t make reservations, so there might be a queue. But the combination of tasty goodness and great value is well worth the wait.
Vegetarians won’t go hungry in this cosy home-away-from home restaurant! Located in four spots around the city, this vegan-friendly eatery doesn’t do rabbit food. Expect epic veggie burgers, curries and stir fries so good even carnivores won’t miss the meat.
5. The Rib Man
Easily the best ribs in London, this meaty treat can be found in the trendy area of Brixton. Think free-range baby-back ribs smothered in home-made spicy or smokey BBQ sauces, served piping hot on the bone or in a wrap.
6. Restaurant at YMCA Indian Student Hostel
A secret student hangout, this tucked-away eatery is a little-known gem serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners at student-friendly prices. Located in the dining hall inside Fitzrovia's Indian YMCA, it serves a simply but tasty Indian-inspired menu. It’s comfort food at a comfortable price.
7. Brixton Pound Café
This is about as affordable as it gets. Eat here and pay what you think is a fair price for your meal. Serving super tasty meals made from overstock or unsold food from local businesses, Brixton Pound Café puts these delicious ingredients to good use, feeding hungry peeps on a budget with tasty dishes conjured from seasonal surplus.
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