London's best cheap eats

The best restaurants and cafés in the capital for great food and good value



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We all love cheap eats, but you don't live in London so that you can eat out in pizza chains or burger joints. London's a global gastronomic hotspot, where you can experiment with dishes you're not going to find in Crieff or Godalming. The Time Out food and drink team has gathered together London's 100 most interesting cheap eats, from Afghan restaurants to Vietnamese cafés.

Check out London's best cheap eats in central, north, south, east and west London. We've also picked the best new eating-out-on-a-budget options for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can even explore the full list of all our recommended budget restaurants. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

The full list of London's 100 best cheap eats

Don't let tight budgets mean tight belts. You can eat your fill at any of these places without a thought for the financial consequences, and you'll love every mouthful. Browse the full list of London's best cheap eats and make some dates with some dinners.

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Users say

Frank K
Frank K

Neon Burgers in Stoke Newington - what a secret and what a great place

Must you use 'eats' as a plural noun?

Gary Baxter
Gary Baxter

Have you had a chance to check out the Four Corners just behind London Waterloo? Ozone coffee, Yumchaa tea, Balthazar breads and pastries, artisan sandwiches, salads and soups! 12 Lower Marsh, London.


Just wonderfull and delicious for the dishes

Maria P
Maria P

Italians Pizza Connection in Bayswater is missing. You can buy a 18" margherita (which is enough for 2 or 3 people!) for just £13! I love that place, and I'm Italian!

Moisés Márquez Trejo
Moisés Márquez Trejo

Will be in the¨"Big Smoke" next week and this site will be most helpful since I´ve been told "there´s absolutely not a good unexpensive place to eat well there! And I know that´s not true! But I haven´t got the time to explore the city on my own(which I love), so this is (to me) an excellent way to avoid going hungry!!! Thanks a lot!!!

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