This City staple is a perfect place for cheap eating in London, and an excellent after-work restaurant to boot. Featuring a large range of quality wines with over 20 available by the glass to pair with your meal, it's a taste of luxury at a fraction of the price.
Affordable Restaurants in London
Most commonly dubbed as an expensive city, it takes an insider to show you the cheapest places to eat in London. But let's be clear about one thing - cheap doesn't mean crap. Some of the best restaurants are affordable AF with street food vibes, international cuisines or somewhere that knocks up cocktails and food in their own style. Check out our top picks of affordable restauarnts in London right here.
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Don't fancy paying through the nose for dinner, but interested in a stand-up meal that will still settle those hunger pangs? Head to Balls Brothers, a cheap London restaurant with classic British plates setting you back no more than £15 a pop and affordable drinks to accompany.
Set in a Georgian townhouse with a huge beer garden and large bar, Effra Social is a brilliant south London spot. Head over to Brixton to munch on affordable small plates, slurp amazing craft beer and hear a hot roster of live music.
Whether you want an epic brunch with all the plates, a classy dinner or just some theatrical cocktails, Ping Pong is here for you. Check out their venues spread across London and each with beautiful interiors.
Get a taste of New York from the heart of Old Street, where Harlem Soul is dishing out all the classics for a purse-friendly price. Tuck into the likes of shrimp and grits or chicken and waffles in this slick joint while dancing in your seat to the hip-hop soundtrack.
A bit of a Shoreditch locale for a cool atmosphere and affordable evenings out, Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes is as quirky as they come. Head over and discover an informal set-up perfect for an after work chill complete with cheap eats and hella tasty cocktails at purse-friendly prices.
Soho Zebrano combines cocktail bar, a stylised restaurant and late night club, with an affordable menu of pizza, burgers and more all coming in under £15 a pop. If you're looking for a cheap restaurant in London with a little extra buzz, this is your guy.
Not only is Bababoom offering you special meal promotions for you and your friends, their menu is one of the most affordable in Battersea. Join them for a delicious array of food, including kebabs made of Persian flatbreads, hearty portions of charcoal grilled meats and vegetable sidekicks.
Pizza in London for under as tenner? That's right city dwellers, it is possible. Host to a weekly selection of deals, Tank And Paddle promise a delicious selection of slices alongside affordable drinks and craft beer aplenty from Minster Court and neighbouring Bishopsgate.
With a selection of fast and tasty bites such as chicken wings and Japanese buns, Beer & Buns is a casual and delicious restaurant in the City of London. Wash it all down with one of their craft beers, Japanese whiskies or a glass of sake.
A prime example of cheap and cheerful, this charming is boozer is home to affordable food, a generous happy hour and a vibrant atmosphere. Plus, it's in the heart of the City, so it's perfect for after work drinks.
This quirky pizza joint is a sought-after favourite across London. With stonground flour and wild yeast adding extra flavour to the sourdough base, you're getting the high-quality taste without breaking the bank.
With most of their main meals coming in at the £10-£14 mark, it's no wonder The Longacre is classed as one of the most affordable places to eat in London. This fun restaurant not only promises affordable British bites, there's crafted cocktails, wine and more in their quirky confines.
Cheap and cheerful Pasta Remoli is a great affordable restaurant serving up hungry north and west Londoner. Head to either venue to find a delicious menu of homemade pasta that can be customised however you like, right down to the cheese on top.
Not only can you tuck into reasonably priced pizza here, but you can do it in charming surroundings with a few delicious cocktails too. Expect pizzas from as little as £6, with desserts starting from only £4.
With light bites and lunches for less than a tenner, this cool and friendly Mexican spot in Hackney prides itself on offering some of the freshest and most affordable eats in town, from £5 breakfast burritos, to cheesy quesadillas.
In the mood for some authentic Asian dishes? Whether you've got a hankering for a bowl of pad thai, some tofu katsu or perhaps just a couple of sharing plates to nibble on, Chop Shop Stratford's got you sorted.
Part of the Gordon Ramsay family, Street Pizza are serving up bottomless slices, classic cocktails and sleek interiors - all at an affordable price. Unlimited pizza starts at just £15, or if you're looking for a quick snack a single slice and a drink will set you back £2.50 - less than the price of a latte.
A humble plot in Farringdon, Clerkenwell & Social is a thriving bar restaurant with a penchant for authentic Italian foods. With their menu of freshly made pizzas coming in at £8-£12, it's a gem if you're searching for cheap places to eat in London.
If you're looking for affordable restaurants in London, get down to Waterloo where BFI Riverfront offers not only reasonably priced dishes and drinks, but also beautiful views of the city and its iconic river. Think Italian bites and Hackney Gelato for afters.
Absurd Bird on Soho's Peter Street serves copious amounts of BBQ ribs, spicy chicken and condiment-filled burgers that you'd expect to find at a Southern eatery. With most main courses priced at under £10 and an alluring drinks menu, it's a winner for cheap eats.
A firm favourite when looking for a cheap place to eat in London, Revolution on Leadenhall Street never disappoints. Spread over 4 floors, this bar restaurant is a haven for all things casual dining where the cocktails come strong and the food crosses cuisines.
Specialising is skewers and Rio Street food, Cabana Wembley brings the vibrancy of Brasil to London. Tuck into street food with an ample choice of cocktails, including a variety of different caipirinhas, a low prices form this cheap restaurant.
Rosa's is a brilliant little Thai spot across London that serves up delicious delicacies such as Pad Thai and Beef Mussaman carry for reasonable prices. They also have a cracking cocktail and wine list to top your evening off.
No, seriously. It really is possible to enjoy an eating out experience on Leicester Square without spending the big bucks. Meet Ruby Blue, a thriving cheap restaurant and cocktail bar dedicated to bringing you comfort dishes and moreish finger food at cut-down rates.
Rudie's is all about Jamaican cuisine with tapas-style dishes at affordable prices. Housed in the bustling Boxpark, the restaurant is a perfect stopover for a hearty lunch bowl or to unwind after work with a helping of goat curry, jerk chicken and rice 'n' peas.
Considering the quality of ingredients that Meat People use to create their dishes, the prices in this North London restaurant are more than reasonable. Tuck into the likes of 7-hour braised beef cheeks or swordfish in a cool setting without having to break the bank.
Eating out in London doesn't have to break the bank as delicious Masala Wala proves in Brockley. The family-run spot serves up a whole range of delicious Pakistani dishes, from mouth-watering curries to roti, all at reasonable prices.
Sticking to a lower budget doesn't mean you have to compromise on flavour, as Comptoir Libanais prove. With vibrant interiors matched by a vibrant menu of Middle-Eastern dishes, it's a go-to for those looking to grab an affordable breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A dark and dreamy beacon of South American fun times, Salsa knows how to pit party bar up with some pretty tasty dining. An explosion of colour, sassy culture and vibrant style, the cheap restaurant's menu of tapas plates averages out at a fiver a pop, so you can stack up for less.
A trendy laid-back restaurant opposite the canal in Haggerston, Arepa & Co offer a menu of vibrant Venezuelan eats that won't break the bank. to top it off, their happy hour offers 2-4-1 cocktails every day between 4 and 6pm.
With energy, ambiance and a great food menu, these stylish bar and restaurants boast a delicious menu of eats from breakfast through dinner. Keeping things wholly affordable you can grab everything from soup to steak to spaghetti bolognaise.
Offering a mixture of hefty burgers and delectable small plates, this affordable London restaurant makes for a great refuelling point after a morning of Central London shopping, or a great place to grab an evening bite or a few after-work drinks in their basement cocktail bar.