With a delicious Margherita, vegetarian or pepperoni pizza to choose from. And a Champagne cocktail each! Great central London location. Plus the exciting possibility of suprise celebrity comedian appearances! The Fine Print One voucher per two people.
May buy multiples as gifts. Admin fee applies Voucher valid until 4th Nov Valid for eat-in only. Must be aged 18 or over; valid photo ID may be required. Please drink responsibly; visit www. Smart casual dress code applies. Menu subject to change. E9, EC2, clubmexicana. The 24 hour bagel shops of Brick Lane are veritable legend among foodies and night owls alike, providing sustenance without nonsense and at a very affordable price.
Bagel Shop next door, the one with the orange sign, is absolutely just as good and often has shorter queues. The edges of the pizza pie here are chewy but yielding, charred and slightly salty, and might just be the best bit. In the middle, show them off with a simple but satisfying margherita topping, featuring fior di latte mozzarella and proper chunks of basil. Various locations, pizzapilgrims.
Bian Dang is one of them, cooking up Taiwanese chicken marinated in garlic soy and fried in sweet potato flour. Breast strips are then served with pickles, rice, a choice of sauce and a marbled tea egg. If you find yourself battling a sugar craving, you could do much worse than diving into Maitre Choux. A crystal clear soup quite different to the eponymous pork broth it also sells this ramen is simultaneously hearty, fiery and refreshing — the ultimate winter warmer.
Various locations, tonkotsu. It might not be a full meal but diving into the arroz negro at Camino tapas bar is a pretty good way to start. The sharing dish is a signature one at the mini-chain and consists of a silky bowl of cuttlefish-dotted rice, blackened with squid ink and topped with aioli.
For sweet something, Ruby Violet has some very cool offerings. The ice cream parlour serves up handmade, small-batch ice creams and sorbets, rotating through myriad wonderful and occasionally weird flavours. NW5, N1C, rubyviolet. Caravan can do a lot of things and do them very well, from breakfast to supper-time snacking. Veggies are well represented, but be sure to pick up a plate of San Simon cheese and jamon croquettes, served with saffron aioli.
Various locations, caravanrestaurants. When it comes to humble restaurant beginnings, selling pies in your front garden has to be one of the most charming. N1, N7, pieburycorner. The selection of street food vendors at Camden Market seems to get better by the day. Newcomer Lords of Poke is offering a little light relief among all the naughty treats on offer in the form of its raw-ingredient-packed poke.
Its signature dish, the Lords Bowl tops rice with sustainably caught spicy Korean tuna, kimchi, pineapple, seaweed, edamame, pickled ginger, sesame carrot and kimchi cucumbers. Perfect simplicity. Providing a very contemporary take on a London cheap eats classic, Young Vegans makes its pie and mash dishes with — you guessed it — not an animal product in sight.
American cuisine may not be acclaimed for its refinement, but it can certainly hit the spot on a budget. Enamoured with a deep south favourite, Bird opened in London to become the first dedicated fried chicken and waffles house in the capital. E20, E2, N7, NW1, birdrestaurants. We know there's a lot of pizza on this list, but this one is a little bit different. Chinatown favourite Good Friend Chicken takes the Taiwanese approach to the fast food favourite: it marinades its chicken breast, slices it into super thin schnitzel-style steaks, flattens and tosses it in three flours before frying.
The result is super crispy chicken, which is then dusted with your choice of flavoured powder, which ranges from plum to seaweed. The even better news? They serve them days a year at Camden Market. Still hungry? This gelato parlour concocts its frozen desserts using a liquid nitro process, producing atypical flavours ranging from burnt butter caramel to tonka bean. The Killer Marshmallow Cone heats things up by allowing you to enjoy your scoop of choice with a blow torched homemade mammoth marshmallow on top.
NW1, W1, SE16, chinchinicecream. Big is the operative word at Roast To Go, the Borough Market side gig of Sunday lunch specialist Roast, where sarnies come packed with your pick of meat.
Weeknight steaks can be a recipe for mid-month bankruptcy. Mediterranean Covent Garden. Modern European Soho. Indulge pre theatre. Two to three choices per course Theatre menu times: 5.
A particularly eye-widening affair is the roast pork belly, which sees meat topped with Bramley apple sauce and crackling inside a sourdough roll. When it comes to simple pleasures, a good fry up has few rivals in the food world. The Breakfast Club know the power of a bountiful breakfast is strong, so they serve it until 5pm everyday. Various locations, thebreakfastclubcafes. Have you ever had goat? This eastern Mediterranean staple continues to be much underused in western Europe, but is succulent and flavourful in the right hands. Get into goat with the free-range kid goat kofta, which comes with tzatziki and chilli salsa, all wrapped in a flatbread from E5 Bakehouse.
Kappacasein is actually a dairy, where owner William Oglethorpe produces an Ogleshield cheese which boasts the ideal melt for a toastie. Shoreditch-originating Santo Remedio moved house last year to a new spot on Tooley Street. Succulent and earthy, the barbecued meat is served with pasilla chilli and topped with striking slices of watermelon radish which gets its name from its bright pink centre , two at a time.
El Pastor comes from restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart Barrafina, Quo Vadis, Fino , and its signature dish is so good, the restaurant is named after it. SE1, N1, tacoselpastor. Vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike need to get themselves to a Horn OK Please stall on the double. The meat-free Indian street food sensation serves up seriously satisfying fare, including this superlative dosa dish. A crisp but yielding moong bean dosa is freshly cooked to order, and then wrapped around a spiced potato filling.
The dish can also easily be made vegan on request. A veritable legend of London street food, this is one hot hot dog. Spanish food merchant and tapas maestro Brindisa keeps things simple and lets the sausage do the talking.
Its Borough location features a dedicated chorizo grill, which sizzles its own excellent version of the Spanish signature meat, and serves it in a roll with piquillo pepper and rocket. This wood-fired pizza spot has gone from street food sensation to a restaurant of its own on Waterloo Road.
Get a little mischievous with the Cheeky Bro, which comes topped with both mozzarella and scamorza cheese, spring onions and slithers of guanciale, an Italian cured meat made with pig jowl or cheek, geddit? Two locations in SE1, crustbros. The ultimate dish here combines both: a cheeseburger comes topped with a choice of gravy dipped meat and all the trimmings, sandwiched in a toasted brioche bun. Various locations, thebeefsteaks.
Fried chicken? Or curry? The chicken katsu curry continues to charm Londoners who want all of the comfort food, and Japanese Canteen serves it for just within budget. The rice in this donburi dish comes topped with crunchy fried chicken breast, mushrooms and carrots, slathered in curry sauce and sprinkled with zingy house pickles.
Various locations, thejapanesecanteen. Be honest, do you have to resist the urge to order pad thai every time you step into a Thai restaurant? This restaurant dedicates itself to two things: cooking Turkish-influenced food in a traditional mangal oven and the delights of heavy metal music, which can frequently be heard over the sound system. They then come served up with fresh potato salad and pickled red cabbage slaw. SE1, E8, streetpigbbq. Succulent nuggets of pork are placed into a grilled flatbread at this Greek street food restaurant, and topped with tomato, red onion and herbs.
Tzatziki is your classic souvlaki sauce of choice, but The Athenian mix it up with their must-try signature mustard and honey dressing, made with a secret herb blend. Hiding behind the distinctly pedestrian name of this chicken joint is all the whizz and know-how of the Soho House group. Various locations, chickenshop. Saved room for pudding?
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Various locations, konditorandcook. Go for the black bean-filled Daddy D burrito with hand pulled carnitas, that have been slow-cooked in coca cola and guajillo chilli. Guac is extra, but still within your budget. This Middle Eastern-inspired barbecue joint opened an Exmouth Market location dedicated to shawarma kebabs, basically last year, wrapping well-fired filling in grilled pita. The lamb version comes with harissa and sumac onions, while vegetarians are extremely well catered for with the cauliflower shawarma, which comes with tahini and pomegranate seeds.
First things first, this is definitely a side dish. Super thin slices of potato end up buttery soft inside their well-fried coating, angularly shaped for maximum crunch. Do not forget these off your order — or swing by at a rare quiet moment and ask for these with a glass of red wine. You'll be in and out in no time, but it'll be heavenly.
Cretan chef Marianna Leivaditaki is at the helm, creating beautiful dishes packed with aromatic herbs and perfectly pitched spices for her mezze menu. Find a particular favourite in the succulent chicarrones, a dish of slow roasted pork belly with lemon and cumin. Served at EC1 location, morito.
The pad thai is picante, but spice maniacs should head straight for the pad kee mao, a drunken noodles-style dish served with aubergines, mushroom and an eye-watering amount of chilli. Both of these can be made both vegetarian and vegan. Various locations, benitos-hat. Really, Golden Union is all about the stonkingly good chips, but you can get your fish fix for under a tenner too. Various locations, sticksnsushi. Choose between pastrami and salt beef, and watched slices come stacked a dozen high in between two pieces of barely coping bread, with kraut, mustard, cheese and Russian dressing.
N1, E1, montys-deli. The dishes here are technically to share, but this sizeable portion can hold its own for greedy sorts. W1, W14, claw. From carefully created classic dishes with a modern twist to attentive service, this plush restaurant feels far too classy for the price. The catch? If that puts anyone off then all the more space for the rest of us.
Training chefs who have done stints at the college in the past include Jamie Oliver and Ainsley Harriott, so you never know whose food you could be eating. Where else would you recommend for wallet-friendly dining? Please let us know in the comments below. The best things to do in London. The must-read London articles. The coolest London events from our partners. By Ben O' Norum Last edited 10 months ago.
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