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London's best restaurants on a budget

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17 November 2017 | Lifestyle

London is a culinary hotspot, and between the Michelin-starred restaurants and trendy pop-up stalls there’s a host of great restaurants for Londoners looking for a bargain.

Here are 5 dining experiences which won’t break the bank.


Pizza Union

Pizza Union first opened its doors in Spitalfields in 2013 and has since branched out to 3 locations across the capital.

The Italian pizza bar prides itself on its superfast service and with 12” pizzas starting from just £3.95, it’s easy to see why the small chain has become so popular.

The thin and crispy Roman-style pizzas are fire baked and ready in just 3 minutes.


Silk Road

Silk Road has not only gained a large following for its authentic, affordable Chinese food, it’s also received awards from both Time Out and The Guardian.

Spice lovers will enjoy the Sichuan-style dishes, while the kelp or cucumber salads is a refreshing meal for vegetarians.

Popular meals include spiced lamb skewers, fresh dumplings and pork belly grilled over coals – a favourite from Xinjiang Province.

Location: 49 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR

Overground: Denmark Hill (0.5 miles)


BaBa Boom

Eve, Travis and Jono, owners of BaBa Boom, spent over 30 years cooking around the world before opening their Mediterranean restaurant in August 2016. 

The personable service and friendly atmosphere is bettered only by the charcoal-grilled kebab meats and punchy vegetable sides. There is a range of vegan and gluten-free options available.

BaBa Boom also runs a variety of offers throughout the week, depending on what time you visit.

Location: 30 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EE

Overground: Clapham Junction (0.5 miles)


Fishers Fish and Chips

It’s often said that fish and chips taste better by the coast, but Fishers, in Fulham, is quickly becoming one of the go-to places for Londoners wanting to enjoy this British favourite a little closer to home.

Visitors have been so impressed that the restaurant has made it into TripAdvisor’s top 20 restaurants in London.

While traditional fish and chips may be their speciality, Fishers also serves a variety of burgers, fish pies and vegetarian dishes.

Location: 19 Fulham High St, Fulham, London SW6 3JH

Tube: Putney Bridge (0.3 miles)

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers started off as a simple fryer and a grill marquee but has since exploded in popularity.

There are now 25 different Honest Burgers restaurants spread out across London, offering a range of handmade burgers.

Find your nearest restaurant here.


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