Cheap Restaurants in London

Let's face it, eating out in London is bloomin' expensive. But if you hit the right spots at the right times, you can actually snag yourself some sumptuous grub at pocket-friendly prices. Of course, we know all of the those spots and all of their times... but we suppose we could let you in on them too - call it our little secret. Here's the best 'Cheap Restaurants in London' - perfect for those of us with big appetites and small wallets...

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Last updated on 1st October 2018




Salsa! Charing Cross

43 user reviews 4

Salsa introduces South American style, colour and culture to the heart of London... but best of all, they introduce cheap tapas too! Head down to this lively Latin restaurant on any day of the week before 5pm and you can snag yourself 3 tapas dishes for a more-than-stomachable tenner - perfect for a cheap lunch in London. Dishes include all of your classics - think Spanish Omelette, Calamares and Patatas Bravas! 

Ruby Blue Bar

85 user reviews 4

Eating out in Leicester Square is never going to be a wallet-friendly experience, right? Not in the case of Ruby Blue; the vibrant restaurant, bar and nightclub serving comfort dishes and moreish finger foods in one of the most prestigious parts of central London. Perfect for an early evening meal or some pre-theatre grub, the cheap and cheerful vibes extend to the drinks list, where you can get up to 50% off in happy hour between 5 and 8pm, Sunday to Friday.

There's not much we love more than beer and pizza, but somehow Tank and Paddle have improved on the age-old formula with their lovely City restaurant. With stone-baked pizza made to order, and pints coming from Meantime brewery, not only is the quality cracking but also great value as the venue host regular deals, including pizza for a fiver and pints for £2.

Lazeez Tapas

1 user review 5

Coupling affordable dishes with authentic recipes, Lazeez Tapas is charming Lebanese restaurant based on Bond Street. The restaurant uses locally coursed ingredients and meats, alongside a handful of ingredients imported from Lebanon, to create authentic plates that are perfect for sharing. From seasoned lamb to fresh seafood treats, this restaurant has to be up there with the best tapas spots in the city.

Sway

140 user reviews 3

Sway is a swanky spot in Holborn that boasts an all-day menu of reasonably-priced, hearty grub. Head down of an early evening and treat yourself to a delectable-yet-affordable dinner in London; we're talking 'Steak and Chips', 'Chargrilled Chicken Breast w/ Asparagus, Chorizo and Wild Rocket', or 'Londoner Sausage and Mash' - all of which come in at less than a tenner! 

Clerkenwell & Social

169 user reviews 4

Not sure what to do this weekend? Head down to Clerkenwell & Social with friend and grab two hand-crafted artisan pizzas for less than a fiver each! With 2-4-1 pizzas available all day on Saturdays, this chilled out bar in Farringdon makes for the perfect spot to grab a cheap meal out in London. Oh, and make sure you pair your pizzas with the 2-4-1 cocktails on offer here too! 

Soho Zebrano

459 user reviews 4

Zebrano manages to deliver a swanky West End dining setting whilst still being a cheap place to eat out in London. The set menu here is particularly awesome, offering up two courses for £13.95 or three for just £16.95. And these aren't your bog-standard, microwaved dishes; you can expect to find quality grub here - we're talking 'Crispy Duck Salad' to start, 'Sirloin Steak' for you main and 'Rich Chocolate & Praline truffle' for dessert.