Neds Noodle Bar (yes they really don’t have an apostrophe in there) has been going since 1998, dishing out fresh, tasty, and cheap noodles to Londoners. With sites in Shoreditch and near the London Eye (as well as a couple outside the city), Neds is a classic Chinese takeaway, complete with the classic card boxes, and an extensive menu of noodle dishes. Crucially, Neds doesn’t use any MSG and makes all its own sauces so the food here does have a slightly fresher feel than some other cheap and cheerful Chinese takeaway options. You start by choosing your base – egg, rice, or udon noodles, or steamed rice – before adding a sauce like yakisoba or black bean, and then finishing off with chicken, beef, vegetables, prawn tofu and more. A basic box will set you back £7.95 with extra toppings such as pickled ginger adding a few more pennies. Portions are huge too so you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck.