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.
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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From Beef Mussaman Curry through to Pad Thai, Rosa's is a perfect spot for some delicious Thai food at a reasonable price. The cute little spot is perfect for a date night with a modern and fresh interior and delectable cocktails.
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.
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.
Take a trip to Bababoom for a delicious menu of Middle Eastern flavours created from quality British produce. They'll serve you up wonderful Persian flatbreads topped with charcoal grilled meats and punchy vegetables, in a relaxed setting that won't cost you a fortune.
Looking for hearty comfort food without a hefty price tag#? Harlem Soul are on-hand with their menu of classic American soul food, with chicken and waffles, stacked burgers and plenty more all available at reasonable prices.
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!
When it comes to affordable eats that won't burn a hole in your pocket, this Wembley spot should be on your radar. Whether you're a west Londoner through and through, or in the area for some shopping or sports, you'll love a taste of the Brasilian-inspired dishes and cocktails.
With dishes starting from £7.80, Pasta Remoli proves that you don't have to break the bank to enjoy a meal out. The casual restaurant provides a unique concept - mix and match everything from the pasta type to the sauce variety to create your perfect dish.
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!
Looking for cheap restaurants in the City? Not only does Number 25 offer a spread of small plates, sandwiches and pub grub favourites, but also a vast selection of wines, cocktails and beers - all coming in at reasonable prices.
The Longacre serves up an exceptional selection of super-fresh, delectable dishes - these span from elegant European classics to wholesome Tex-mex meals. Head down at any time of the day and get stuck into a some mouth-watering grilled sandwiches or burgers without having to part ways with more than a tenner.
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!
Rudie's in Boxpark is a shining beacon of Jamaican food, offering up a delicious range of traditional cuisine from real jerk chicken to their notorious boss burger, served up tapas-style or from their super-quick grab and go counter.