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.
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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Located in the heart of the City of London, Caffe Vergano 1882 is the perfect spot for a quick lunch or a few after-work tipples. Serving up a menu of contemporary Italian cuisine, highlights include the slow-cooked rigatoni bolognese and the bufala stone-baked pizza.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gorgeous, affordable restaurant in Battersea, Kibou is keeping you warm with steaming bowls of ramen and pillow-soft bao buns. If you're looking for something on the lighter side, their poke and fresh sushi should sort you out with some delicious and budget-friendly bites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Firebrand Pizza is located in an old Victorian bank just off Exmouth Market, boasting impressive interiors and an ample affordable menu of Italian classics. Don't compromise on coolness and pay these guys a visit for a slick dining experience with top-tier pizza, pasta and more.
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.
Strapped for cash? You can still enjoy a delicious meal out, courtesy of Laboratoria Pizza. Dishing up wood-fired Napolitan sourdough slices and tasty pasta dishes in their Brick Lane and Fitzrovia restaurants, the dough pros will keep hungry tums at bay for less than a tenner.
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.
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.
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.
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.