Affordable Restaurants In Essex
Fancy a delicious meal without breaking the bank? While we love dining out, it can come at a hefty price tag. But luckily for you, the city is filled with a plethora of cheap eats. From scrumptious pub lunches to banging meal deals and tantalising tapas for a fuss-free date, we're breaking down all the affordable restaurants in Essex.
Slinging out beaut buffets, afternoon teas and a budget-friendly main menu, Slug and Lettuce in Chelmsford and Colchester are must-visit spots. Choose from a wide selection of affordable meals including their S&L burger and fries which is served in a birdcage. Gotta love that aesthetic.
Known for their freshly pulled pints and sports screenings, O'Neill's also knocks up scrumptious scran. When you grab a sourdough pizza or burger, you can tack on a drink for an extra £1.50. Their buffet packages are also ideal for a dinner party (starting at £7 per head).
The Travellers Friend may be one of the oldest pubs in the city, but it also knows a thing or two about good grub. On Wednesday and Thursday, you can grab bavette steak and a glass of red wine for £12. Or opt for 3 starters for £20 if you're in a more peckish mood.
Boasting a pretty outdoor garden and tropical cocktails, The Chequers Matching Green also whips up some pretty killer deals. Their mid-week lunch menu features 2 courses for £19 and 3 for £24 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm.
A more swish spot on our list, Sark is a Mediterranean restaurant boasting the most delish Turkish fare. When you come during their lunch special from Monday to Friday, grab two courses for £8.95. We recommend pairing the aubergine salad with the chicken shish.
Even though Revolution Southend-on-Sea might be known for their late-night libations, the venue also supplies tonnes of delicious grub. Their grazing plates start at just £4.50 while their burgers, pizzas and platters come at a budget-friendly price.