CHEAP EATS

These are the best places to eat in London on a budget. 

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PADELLA

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.

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

padella.co

London Bridge

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ROTI KING

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!

40 Doric Way, Kings Cross, London NW1 1LH -

rotiking.in

Euston King's Cross

MAX’S SANDWICH SHOP

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!

19 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP, United Kingdom -

maxssandwichshop.com

Crouch Hill Finsbury Park

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PIZZA PILGRIMS

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. AND if that wasn't tempting enough their Shoreditch site offers BYOB, which means you don't even have to fork out for booze. It's basically heaven.

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

pizzapilgrims.co.uk

Shoreditch High St

BLEECKER

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!

205 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NE, United Kingdom -

bleeckerburger.co.uk

Victoria

SILK ROAD

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.

49 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR, United Kingdom -

Denmark Hill

ROLA WALA

Cheap and healthy? Rola Wala ticks all those boxes. Yes, every single dish is under 500 calories and that includes the sourdough naan roll stuffed with Nagaland Lamb and the grain bowl topped with a vegan red dal. Where better to grab lunch?!

36 Brushfield St, London E1 6AT, United Kingdom -

rolawala.com

Liverpool Street Shoreditch High St

YARD SALE

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!

15 Hoe Street, London E17 4SD, United Kingdom -

yardsalepizza.com

Walthamstow Central

GODDARDS AT GREENWICH

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.

22 King William Walk, London SE10 9HU, United Kingdom -

goddardsatgreenwich.co.uk

Cutty Sark

DOM’S PLACE

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!  

199 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 8EG, United Kingdom -

domsplacelowerclapton.co.uk

Clapton Hackney Downs

BUTCHIES

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.

22 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DY, United Kingdom -

butchies.co.uk

Old Street Old Street Shoreditch High Street

FRANCO MANCA

It's not hard to find a pizza in London for under £10, but at Franco Manca the whole pizza menu costs less than a tenner and they're damn fine - the tomato, chorizo, and mozzarella is our fave! With cheap beers, it's the perfect spot to hang out with some mates and it definitely won't break the bank.

unit 4 market row, london SW9 8LD -

francomanca.co.uk

Brixton

HOUSE OF MOMO

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.

52 Boleyn Rd, London N16 8JP, United Kingdom -

Dalston Kingsland Dalston Junction

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FLOUR & GRAPE

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...

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

flourandgrape.com

Borough Bermondsey

CHICK ‘N’ SOURS

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.

1a Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL, United Kingdom -

chicknsours.co.uk

Covent Garden

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