This post was most recently updated on March 17th, 2019
There are a few great places to eat on a budget in London, allowing you to enjoy incredible cuisine that is available in London without breaking the bank.
London is known as one of the most popular places to visit in the world as a location that boasts a rich history and stunning architecture.
But the city can also be an expensive place to travel to, which can make many people feel limited on where they visit or dine.
Here are some places where you can get the best of both worlds: great food at an affordable price.
1. Franco Manca
Those who are a fan of Italian food can enjoy sourdough pizza from Franco Manca, which has locations in Balham, Southfields, and Chiswick. Most patrons rave about the high quality of the crust with pies that are available for just £4.50. The dough takes at least 20 hours to rise for mouth-watering flavor that will make you want to order seconds.
All of the fresh mozzarella cheese that is used on the pizza is produced by the establishment with toppings that include hand-chopped gloucester old spot sausage.
2. The Rib Man
Enjoy delicious pork rib meat that is served on a moist bun at The Rib Man, which will only cost you about £6.50 for five-star cuisine.
All of the ribs served are sourced from pigs that are outdoor reared on nearby farms. The meat is served as full racks, half racks, and rib meat with homemade sauces that are made right at the establishment.
All of the hot sauces that are available also have different levels of spiciness to enhance the flavor of the tender meat that is served without overpowering the rich flavor of the meat.
3. Tokyo Diner
When you’re in the mood for authentic Japanese food, Tokyo Diner is a popular place to visit for their meat and vegetable dishes that are served on a fresh bed of rice with warm miso soup served as a side.
Visit the establishment between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to take advantage of lower prices that range from £5.50–£10.50.
4. Herman ze German
Herman ze German is known for serving the best German sausages in the city with food that is imported from Germany. They sausages even come topped with crispy onions, cheese, curry-tomato sauce, gherkins, sauerkraut, and remoulade sauce. Their sides are also incredibly flavorful with options that include coleslaw, cheesy pommes, potato salad, and sauerkraut pot. All of the prices start at £4.45.
5. Smack Deli
When you’re on a budget you might not think you can afford a delicious lobster roll, but Smack Deli makes it possible to enjoy one of your favorite foods for just £7.50.
The lobster has a high level of flavor and is served on a toasted bun that is paired perfectly with the meat and is made to order.
6. Honey & Co.
This cafe-restaurant is known in London for their sour cream doughnuts and lahma bread, which are topped with spiced lamb and pine nuts.
Patrons can also choose from the merguez sausage roll or the walnut and orange loaf for breakfast items that are priced around £3–£6 and are a great way to start the day.
7. Honest Burger
When you’re in the mood for a juicy burger, this inexpensive establishment serves some of the best patties in town with meat that is aged for 35 days before it hits your plate.
Each patty is made with a touch of rosemary and salt for the perfect meal when you want a hearty lunch or dinner. All of the burgers are also charred on the outside and are pink on the inside for a high level of flavor that is truly unbeatable. Beef burgers and chips are £8.
8. Pizza Pilgrims
This inexpensive eatery serves high-end pizza pies with fresh ingredients in Soho for just £6. Locals frequent the pizza joint for the thicker pizza crust that is used, which is known to be incredibly soft and moist.
The pizza is even blackened with char on different parts of the pie, which adds a touch of extra flavor. You can also choose from a variety of toppings that include portobello mushrooms and truffle, fennel sausage and spicy Calabrian ‘nduja.
All of it is combined with house-blitzed San Marzano plum tomato sauce, which gives it enough flavor that doesn’t require it to be overloaded with cheese.
Attendant is unique for its small countertops that patrons can sit at while dining over artisan coffee and classic sandwiches, which are priced at £3–£5.
Although the establishment has low prices on their menu, they’re creative with the food that is served with items that include bittersweet bakery cakes, almond milk porridge, and breakfast muffins of Montgomery cheddar soufflé. It’s a great place to feel at home in or stop by when you’re in a rush and need a good meal to go.
10. Silk Road
When you want to enjoy Chinese food without paying a high price, Silk Road is a great place to find Camberwell locals who come in for the lamb skewers and steamed soy cabbage.
The interior setting is relaxed with a friendly staff who brings the food out quickly. Their noodles are also known to have an incredible amount of flavor with large portions that are served on each plate. Most of the menu items are less than £10.
11. Daddy Donkey
It may be hard to find good Mexican food in London, but Daddy Donkey delivers with their oversized burritos that are stuffed with black beans, meat, salsa, coriander-lime rice, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream in a large tortilla.
It’s the perfect place to grab lunch without spending a fortune, which is why the line is usually wrapped around the block. You can expect to spend an average of £10, which includes the food coma.