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Murger Han, Eversholt Street, London, UK

Murger Han is a X’ian Chinese restaurant in Euston that seriously delivers the goods, and is super cheap too. The speciality here is Biang Biang noodles. They are made fresh in house every day and hand pulled by the chef into one giant 12 foot sheet and then cut into wide, thick strands before cooking. The noodles are spot on and come with some epic sauces – we particularly love the braised pork, tomato, egg, and chilli sauce. Sides such as gyoza are excellent too, as well as the murgers themselves – a flat bread stuffed with stewed beef or pork. If you can’t be bothered queuing for Roti King, Murger Han is just round the corner and is well worth checking out.


102 Old St, London EC1V 9AY, United Kingdom
Old Street Old Street

Located on the Clerkenwell side of Old Street, Monohon serves just six types of ramen, including three soup-less ones, one of which is served chilled. The Spicy Tonkotsu – creamy pork bone broth with thin noodles, bean sprouts, spring onions, slow cooked pork belly and spicy miso pork mince – is a winner and you can customise it to your liking, choosing level of spice, how hard you want your noodles and how big you want the bowl to be. Slurping = essential.


117 Benwell Road, London N7 7BW, United Kingdom
Holloway Road

xi'an impression | london on the inside

Strange little name but who cares when you can try out food from Xi’an by the same people that bought you Sichuan Folk? It’s cheap and cheerful and you can’t go wrong with the pork and veg dumplings, the hand pulled noodles with chunky beef and chilli sauce, and the Xi’an pork ‘burger’. Highly recommended if you’re in the area.


40 Doric Way, Kings Cross, London NW1 1LH
Euston King's Cross

Tucked away in a basement near Euston, Roti King serves up authentic Malaysian grub that’s cheaper than chips. You can get 2 pieces of roti with dhaal for £4 and if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth they do a roti filled with caramelised banana for just £3. Or if roti ain’t you’re thing they do noodle and rice dishes for under £7 – one to remember next time you’re catching a train!


52 Boleyn Rd, London N16 8JP, United Kingdom
Dalston Kingsland

House of MoMo isn’t just great because they serve up some bloody good momo, oh no you can also get a bowl of dumplings and beer for less than a tenner. Whether you choose them steamed, pan fried, coated in a sesame creamy curry sauce or a spicy chilli sauce, you won’t be disappointed.

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Yamagoya Soho, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK
Leicester Square

Japanese ramen specialist Yamagoya is one of our favourite cheap eats in London. It’s smack back in the middle of town, on the border of Soho and Chinatown, and offers what is surely the best value ramen and katsu curry you can find in the capital. There’s always 5 hot ramens on offer and the most expensive is £9.50, way cheapers than the cheapest bowl you’ll find elsewhere. They don’t shirk on quality though; the noodles are freshly made and the broth is rich and flavoursome. Try the Yuzukara Ramen with wood ear mushrooms in a green tonkotsu broth. Yamagoya also does an amazing chicken or pork katsu curry at only £6.50! Take that Wagamama. For a quick bite in town that’s easy on the wallet, Yamagoya is a perfect choice.


49 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR, United Kingdom
Denmark Hill

Silk Road is a big hit with locals and we can see why. The Chinese restaurant knocks out bangin’ food at bargain prices – you can get 10 dumplings for £4, and a main and side (including those hand-pulled noodles) for less than a tenner. It’s seriously cheap and seriously good, and SO worth the trip to Camberwell.


Unit 119a Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ, UK
King's Cross

If you haven’t heard about Sons + Daughters yet, it’s the new sandwich shop from Pidgin duo James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy and it’s an absolute winner. Yes the sandwiches here are more expensive than Pret but they still all come in at less than a tenner and when you see the thick slices of bread stuffed with the likes of egg salad, miso mayo and truffle crisps, or roasted chicken with parmesan and pickled cucumber, you’ll see that they are worth every penny. Oh and they also pre-bottled negronis, cakes, and coffees so you can fill yourself up for an entire day with a quick pit stop here.


28-30 Rivington Street, London, UK
Old Street Old Street

We think the regular menu at Blacklock, where you can go ALL IN for £20, is already bangin’ value but now the Shoreditch branch has gone even better with its Worker’s Lunch menu. The dishes are based on proper East End classics – there’s a stacked salt beef sarnie, pie & mash filled will well aged beef and bone marrow, with liquor sauce on the side, and a steak sarnie with bone marrow, dripping and mustard mayo (and one token veggie dish). Not only are the portion sizes more than enough to fill you up (they’re actually more likely to wipe you out), they’re all a tenner or under.

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33 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4PW, UK
Oxford Circus

ARMA is a new Middle Eastern shawarma bar that’s now open on Dean Street in Soho, offering authentic chicken and beef shawarma wraps, falafel, salads, and sides such as the incredible truffle hummus.  ARMA has bright modern interiors and a kitchen counter on the ground floor for speedy grab and go ordering. There’s also a dining room upstairs if you want to eat in. We love the fries loaded with beef or chicken shawarma and chilli sauce, and they do a mean falafel wrap too. And the best part is, nothing on the menu is more than £7.95 which is pretty amazing for Soho.  ARMA doesn’t serve alcohol but does have fresh juices as well as Turkish coffee, Karma Cola, and JUST Water.


19 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP, United Kingdom
Crouch Hill Finsbury Park

Max’s Sandwich Shop might not serve up the cheapest sandwiches in London, but for the comedy value and the fact you probably won’t be able to move after noshing down it’s so worth the £7. The menu changes pretty regularly but you can’t go wrong with the classic ham, egg ‘n’ chips sarnie!

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6 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TQ, United Kingdom
London Bridge

If you want hand rolled pasta for under a tenner, head to Padella. The casual spot serves up a regularly changing menu of pasta dishes – think Parpadelle with Black Hampshire sausage and fennel ragu and Ravioli of squash & Neal’s Yard ricotta with sage butter, and with homemade desserts costing just £4 you could bag both for little more than £10. BARGAIN.

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34 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XJ, UK
Dalston Kingsland Dalston Junction

It’s no secret that some of the best food you can get in Stokey and Dalston is Turkish, and we LOVE Turkish food. There are so many places to choose from but our fail-safe is Cirrik 19 Numara Bos and in our opinion, it’s the best, oh yes most people have their own faves, but Cirrick is (and has been for 8 years!) ours. The menu mostly focuses on kebabs made from barbecued meats cooked on the charcoal ocakbasi served with an abundance of sides including salad, spicy onions, THOSE balsamic grilled onions, THAT fresh bread (which is unlimited), chilli sauce and garlic mayo. Their speciality is lamb chops, though you can’t really go wrong with their chicken Shish (or anything else for that matter). The place is no frills and concentrates on offering great food and decent service. Go hungry.


205 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NE, United Kingdom

Getting a decent burger & fries in London has got pretty pricey these days, but you can get a cheeseburger and fries for just £9 at Bleecker. AND take it from us, they serve up some of the best buns in London, oh and if you’re willing to spend an extra quid go for the sweet potato fries – they’re bloody YUM!


15 Hoe Street, London E17 4SD, United Kingdom
Walthamstow Central

It won OFM’s 2017 Cheap Eats award and is our fave local pizzeria, so it’s only right that Yard Sale makes it in our fave cheap eats. We’re a little bit obsessed with their Holy Pepperoni – it is holy after all, and when we’re pretending to be healthy it’s the TSB with tenderstem broccoli. It’s about a tenner for a 12inch, but if you really want to push the boat out they do HUGE 18inchers too, whatever you choose you definitely won’t go hungry here!


199 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 8EG, United Kingdom
Clapton Hackney Downs

Dom’s Place is a LOTI fave (you do not even want to see how many deliveries we’ve had from here…).Serving up Turkish grub you can either go for a wrap or plate with rice/ chips and you definitely won’t go hungry. Our faves include the Chicken Wrap with Sumakli salad (red onion, parsley, sumak and pomegranate vinegar) and the Lamb Kofte plate with rice – we’re drooling just thinking about it!



22 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DY, United Kingdom
Old Street Old Street Shoreditch High Street

butchies | london on the inside

Butchies serve some of the best fried chicken in town from their Broadway Market stall on Saturday mornings and now from this, their first permanent site, in Shoreditch. The two-floor space is perfect for a quick bite and a beer (or negroni on tap!) and their incredible fried chicken sandwiches start at £6 for the original and creep to just below a tenner for the epic ‘Jenny From the Block’, which comes with guac and smoked bacon. There’s also cheesy fries, nuggets, hallomui fries and wings for a true feast AKA wipe out central.


62 Chatsworth Rd, London E5 0LS, UK

Krapow does cheap and cheerful Thai street food from their Victoria Park market stall and their new pop-up on Chatsworth Road. From their pop-up menu we’re big fans of the Sai Oua’, a smoked Chang Mai-style sausage; the turkey larb salad; and the ‘Son In Law’ eggs, deep fried and served with a sweet tamarind dip. There’s also the signature ‘Krapow Moo’, a warming bowl of spicy pork mince, rice and a little fried quail’s egg, plus curried noodles which you can have with either chicken or tofu. Take our tip and get the tofu as it soaks up all the curry sauce!


22 King William Walk, London SE10 9HU, United Kingdom
Cutty Sark

Pie & Mash is a London staple at Goddards at Greenwich is the place to go and not just because David Beckham is a regular. They’ve been knocking out the pies since 1890 and serve up a handmade pie and mash for just £4.20 – two of you could eat here for under a tenner.


214 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ, United Kingdom
Borough Bermondsey

flour & grape london

If you want your pasta fast-a and can’t wait in the queue for Padella, say hello to Flour & Grape, located not too far away on Bermondsey Street. Yhere’s only eight pasta dishes on offer and a handful of starters and desserts, with everything coming in at a tenner or under. The tortelloni packed with roast pork shoulder and sage butter kicks ass and there’s also a decent pappardelle with beef shin and a cacio e pepe bucatini – oh and they take bookings too…


1a Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL, United Kingdom
Covent Garden

It may not be as dirt cheap as your average high street chicken shop but then Chick ‘n’ Sours is on a whole new level…not only do you get free range birds, you get crazy sides and sauces you’d never find in Chicken Cottage. You can still eat here on a budget though; the house fry drumstick and thigh with THAT seaweed crack and pickled watermelon or a big plate of disco wings will get you change from a tenner, or you could hand over the whole note for The General…a beast of a bun with fried thigh, buttermilk & herb mayo, cheese and pickles.


224 Brick Ln, London E1 6SA, UK
Shoreditch High Street

Roma Pizza, the latest concept from the Made of Dough team, is slinging out super thin crust, Roman-style pizzas and they cost just a FIVER. Yep, every single one of the 12″ pizzas on the menu (which are all made with organic dough and organic tomatoes) whether its a plain Marg, a Hot Pepperoni, a Mushroom & Truffle, or a vegan pizza, is five quid. And they don’t skimp on the toppings or the cheese either, which is how we like it. Cocktails cost a fiver too, house wine is £3 and house draft beers for £2.25, so it’s real bang for your buck.


136 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom
Shoreditch High St

We’ll take a slice of Pizza Pilgrims N’Djua pizza any day and at £9.25 a pop, you can’t really go wrong. It’s basically heaven. Once just a pizza van and now a little cult, Pizza Pilgrims has got some loyal followers and it’s for a damn good reason. Knocking out traditional Neapolitan pizza, remember to leave room for dessert cos THAT Nutella & salted ricotta pizza ring is the bomb.


301 Old St, London EC1V 9LA, UK

Cay Tre is a Shoreditch institution, having been doing its thing since 2001. It’s one of the top authentic and traditional Vietnamese restaurants in east London and it’s a cheap eat that rocks. We love the charm of the place, which is a polite way to say it’s a little rough around the edges, but that doesn’t seem to affect its popularity at all. With ample sized portions at Cay Tre you can’t go wrong. It’s no fuss and no hipster Shoreditch-ness, just a good old Vietnamese restaurant. Get it booked in.

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