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.

Last updated on 29th March 2023

Original Plough Chelmsford

Situated on Duke Street, Original Plough Chelmsford is hands down one of the most affordable restaurants in Essex. Enjoy mixing and matching 3 tapas for £12 or 5 tapas for £18. Think everything from pulled beef tacos to crispy king prawns and BBQ bao buns.


A more swish restaurant in Essex, 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.