11 of the best cheap-eats you can find in London right now

11 of the best cheap-eats you can find in London right now

Posted on 14 January 2019 • Written By Hannah Brandler

11 of the best cheap-eats you can find in London right now

Following a festive season of excessive eating, drinking and spending, it’s about time we started budgeting again. Fear not, our list of London’s cheapest eats means that you won’t have to cut down on eating out in 2019.

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Brasserie Zédel, Soho

What’s the big deal: There’s no need to splash out at this glitzy French brasserie thanks to its reasonably priced set menus. The plât du jour costs just £15.75, while a three-course prix fixe is a meagre £13.75 – start with carottes râpées, followed by a classic steak haché with fries, and a dark chocolate pudding. The upmarket version is slightly more expensive at £19.95 but, rightfully so, as it comes with a glass of wine.

Where: 20 Sherwood Street, London, W1F 7ED

cinnamon kitchen battersea

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Cinnamon Kitchen City, Battersea and Oxford

What’s the big deal: It’s happy days over at Cinnamon Kitchen, where diners can enjoy two-for-one on the restaurant’s modern Indian dishes. Running throughout January, exotic dishes you’ll find on the menu include the likes of banana wrapped seabass and tandoori chicken breast tikka. That certainly makes up for the dreary weather outside.

Where: 9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YL; Arch 758, Railway Arches, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BN; Westgate, Castle Street, Oxford, OX1 1NZ

steak and chips

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Drake & Morgan, Kings Cross

What’s the big deal: This sprawling bar and restaurant’s Reef, Beef and Bubbles menu caters to those of us steering clear of Dry January. Dig into half a lobster, steak, chips and a glass of prosecco for £19.95, or treat yourself to a glass of Champagne for £23.95.

Where: 6 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

hopper on gold tray

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Hoppers, St Christopher’s Place

What’s the big deal: Get your street-food fix at bargain prices with Hoppers’ express lunch menu. For £19.95, you’ll get a mutton roll, lamb kothu roti, a hopper or dosa with your choice of kari, and a selection of sambols or chutneys. Vegetarian alternatives are also available for those ditching the meat in 2019.

Where: 77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE

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Kyseri, Fitzrovia

What’s the big deal: A welcome addition to Fitzrovia’s dining scene in 2018, Kyseri is kicking off the New Year with 25% off its innovative Turkish plates from Tuesday to Thursday throughout January. Whatever you save here can be dished out at its sister restaurant Oklava in Shoreditch, which is offering the very same deal.

Where: 64 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DN

coconut chicken noodles in blue bowl

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Lahpet, Bethnal Green

What’s the big deal: Friday might be pay day but why not save the cash for weekend shenanigans? Lahpet’s 30-minute Friday lunch menu at £12.50 fits the bill, offering a choice of fragrant bowl – think coconut noodles with chicken, or a catfish and lemongrass chowder – alongside your choice of fritters or a healthier side salad.

Where: 58 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 8JW

Senor Ceviche

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Señor Ceviche, Fitzrovia

What’s the big deal: If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful start to the week, then head to Señor Ceviche. Zingy ceviche plates and killer Pisco Sours are £5 all day long, a rather inviting affordable alternative to a trip to Peru – name a better cure for moody Mondays.

Where: 18 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LZ

ramen in bowl

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Shoryu, Covent Garden, New Oxford Street, Regent Street and Shoreditch

What’s the big deal: Shoryu’s steaming bowls of ramen are winter warmers that don’t break the bank. The Original Tonkotsu is a steal at a tenner, while the signature Ganso Tonkotsu enhances a 12-hour pork broth with toppings of char siu barbecued pork belly, nitamago egg, kikurage mushrooms, ginger, sesame, spring onion and nori seaweed.

Where: 3 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HA; 84 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HB; 9 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR; 45 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HP

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Tramshed, City

What’s the big deal: Tramshed recognises that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but offers a cracking conciliatory two-course menu for £9.75, featuring the likes of Mexican griddled chicken salad, and credit crunch ice cream. Partake in this weekly-changing menu from Monday to Wednesday between 11.30am and 4pm.

Where: 32 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3LX

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Vinoteca City, Chiswick, Farringdon, Kings Cross and Marylebone

What’s the big deal: Vinoteca’s big winter offer makes its comeback at all of its London branches throughout January. The signature marinated bavette steak with hand cut chips, homemade horseradish and watercress comes with a glass of Mendoza Malbec 'Lorca Lorca' 2017 or the sober alternative of a 0% Syrah or Chardonnay grape juice for just £16 – it’s cheap as chips! Offer not available on Sundays.

Where: 21 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR; 18 Devonshire Road, London, W4 2HD; 7 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AA; 1 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG; 13-15 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5BD

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Wright Brothers, Battersea

What’s the big deal: Start the year on a high with 50% off food at the Battersea branch of Wright Brothers every Monday and Tuesday. Savour the restaurant’s renowned oysters and must-try dishes such as the St Austell bay mussels with white wine, shallots and parsley. What’s more, every branch is offering a whole Brixham Dover sole with a choice of seasonal salads for £20 throughout January.

Where: 26 Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 4NN

To continue your foodie bargain hunt, check out our full list of the best restaurants for cheap eats in London.