Budget-Friendly Restaurants In The UK: Cheap Eats

Can't bring yourself to go to the supermarket (or eat that questionable-looking ready meal at the back of your fridge)? You can treat yourself without the fear of wasting money thanks to this list of the best cheap restaurants in the UK. Gorge on £1 dumplings, snag pocket-friendly pizzas and have a filthy taco feast complete with frozen margaritas. 

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Last updated on 19th June 2024

Newcastle: Lola Jeans

Lola Jeans is a Tynemouth restaurant sporting pretty pink furnishings mixed among, dark, vintage embellishments and golden chandeliers. It has an opulent charm to it that contrasts with its affordable fare. Home to award-winning burgers minced in-house you can tuck into a Buffalo Soldier (£15.95) tossed in Louisiana hot sauce, as well as a Tickle The Pickle (£16.95), featuring Monster Munch.

London: YO! Sushi

YO! Sushi have multiple locations across the capital (including Selfridges and Westfield Stratford) that are known for being some of the best affordable restaurants in London. End up with a stack of plates as you grab one after the other off the conveyor belt, from sashimi and hand rolls to gyozas and ramen. 

Solihull: Fatto a Napoli

Fatto a Napoli brings the sunny spirit of Naples to Solihull. This cosy cafeteria and pizzeria serves up authentic, feel-good Italian vibes. Their pizzas are made with love using top-notch ingredients, giving you a taste of authentic and delicious Italian cuisine, featuring delicious flavours like diavola, funghi, and marinara.

Sheffield: Picture House Social

Got a hankering for pizza but feel obliged to eat what's already in the fridge? Take the guilt out of restaurant-going by heading to Picture House Social. Sheffield's underground party palace will see you playing ping pong and arcade games while sipping cocktails and scoffing slices topped with bolognese, buffalo chicken and more. There's more fun to be had at sister site Shuffle Shack

Birmingham: Otto

The hottest pizza joint in Brum, Otto has a custom-built oven firing up delicious wood-fired pizzas starting at only £11. Homemade dough, fresh toppings, and ready in just 90 seconds - now that's fast food done right. Plus, they source their ingredients from local suppliers, so you can feel good about supporting local businesses.

UK-Wide: Grosvenor Casino

For tasty food and drink at a great price, head to one of Grosvenor Casino's locations across the UK. As well as providing classic games and slot machines, there's a wide range of gorgeous grub like juicy burgers, crispy wings and everyone's favourite side: fries.

UK-Wide: Wildwood

Wildwood are responsible for some of the best affordable restaurants in the UK. Boasting over 40 locations including Nottingham, YorkEdinburgh and plenty in London, pocket-friendly plates are never far away. Think hand-crafted artisan pizzas, loaded salads and banging burgers. Hot tip: you can bag a three-course lunch for under £15 on weekdays. 

London: Kiln

Soho is home to one of the most fancy affordable restaurants in London. The intimate seating area gives the outpost an air of exclusivity, making it perfect for a special occasion. Tuck into simple yet flavour-packed Asian-style small plates made in the rustic open kitchen.

UK-Wide: Bundobust

Located all over the UK, from Leeds to Manchester and Liverpool, Bundobust serves up delicious street food from Gujurat with a modern twist. Their menu has tonnes of wallet-friendly small plates that are perfect for meat lovers, veggies and vegans. Trust us, you can't go wrong with crispy okra fries, chole saag, or their iconic deep-fried potato and chutney burger.