Whilst the phrase 'best cheap restaurants in London' may at first appear to be something of a contradiction in terms, London restaurants can be cheap and cheerful whilst also offering food you'd eat out of choice rather than necessity. Our round up of the finest cheap restaurants in London offer wallet friendly fare for those times when only a bargain restaurant will do.
More Cheap Restaurants In London
Brick Lane Brasserie offer their customers a wide selection of authentically prepared Indian dishes at their comfortable, relaxed restaurant.
67 Brick Lane, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
(020) 7377 8072
Fabulous Mexican cuisine courtesy of this funky restaurant on Upper Street.
27 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0PN
(020) 7704 2123
Combining a restaurant, shop and delicatessen into one veritable cornucopia of Middle Eastern delights, Comptoir Libanais brings quality Lebanese food to London, throwing in some excellent prices for good measure.
65 Wigmore Street, Mayfair, London, W1U 1PZ
(020) 7935 1110
Popular among the media crowd, Dim T is a stylish restaurant that serves authentic oriental cuisine which includes steamed dim sum, noodles, soups and traditional curries.
56- 62 Wilton Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1DE
(020) 7834 0507
Situated in the heart of Brixton Market, Franco Manca serves freshly made pizzas using carefully sourced ingredients.
4 Market Row, Electric Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LD
(020) 7738 3021
Nutritious and inexpensive dishes in Soho from the innovative Hummus Bros. They give you the hummus - you work out the topping.
88 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TJ
(020) 7734 1311
An unelaborate setting, and price, for exemplary Indian meals in Central London.
41 Fitzroy Square, Bloomsbury, London, W1D 6AQ
(020) 7387 0411
Jacks is a trendy yet affordable British-American diner, serving all-day and all-night breakfasts, gourmet burgers, prime Angus steaks and a large range of salads.
101 Salusbury Road, Queen's Park, London, NW6 6NH
(020) 7624 8925
Eat in or take away at Lahore Kebab House and choose from a variety of Pakistani dishes.
2 Umberston Street, London, E1 1PY
(020) 7481 9737
13-15 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6ND
(020) 7930 5355
A Mexican restaurant on Villiers Street, Lupita Central is from the people behind El Farolito, a famous taqueria in Mexico City. They specialise in fresh ingredients and authentic recipes.
Beautiful Burmese food at very reasonable prices on Edgware Road.
444 Edgware Road, London, W2 1EG
(020) 7258 3696
Masala Zone in Covent Garden has a highly-praised menu of low priced authentic Indian cuisine.
48 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DA
(020) 7379 0101
Meraz offers an imaginative yet reasonably priced menu that fuses Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistan which they like to call “Bharthian” cuisine.
56 Hanbury Street, Brick Lane, London, E1 5JL
(020) 7247 6999
Mien Tay offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine to eat in or take away.
122 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DP
(020) 7729 3074
Namo offers a menu of traditional Vietnamese cuisine that is prepared solely by Miss Linh Vu.
178 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7HD
(020) 8533 0639
Needoo is a popular restaurant in Whitechapel. They serve a variety of traditional Punjabi dishes using authentic ingredients. A typical menu includes biryanis, tikkas, kebabs and nihari.
87 New Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 1HH
(020) 7247 0648
Affordable Thai cuisine courtesy of the established Pepper Tree in Clapham.
19 Clapham Common Southside, Clapham, London, SW4 7AB
(020) 7622 1758
Regency Cafe is an iconic and extremely popular eatery serving affordable dishes on Regent Street.
17-19 Regency Street, London, SW1P 4BY
(020) 7821 6596
Authentic and affordable West Indian cooking served on Clapham High Street that’s healthy, nutritious and delicious.
12 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UT
(020) 7627 8637
Greenwich’s Saigon is that rare thing: a restaurant serving simple, freshly cooked food for under a fiver.
16 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JB
(020) 8853 0414
In amongst all the Vietnamese restaurants on the bottom of Kingsland Road, Song Que is serving up incredible Vietnamese cuisine at outstandingly good prices.
134 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 8DY
(020) 7613 3222
Choose from a variety of affordable, traditional thin-crusts at the StringRay Globe.
109 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 7RL
When the food is this good and you can explore the true meaning of gluttony for £15 a head, who cares about the queueing?
83 Southwark Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0HX
(020) 7401 2760
Tas Restaurant offers a selection of Turkish meals with appetising and inexpensive options for the vegetarians among you.
33 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LF
(020) 7928 2111
Tayyabs offers a range of Punjabi themed dishes in a friendly and welcoming environment in Whitechapel.
83-89 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1JU
(020) 7247 9543 / (020) 7247 8521
The fantastic Tortilla restaurant brings a fresh taste of Mexico to London with huge burritos costing only about a fiver.
Unit 11A, 106 Southwark Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0TA
(020) 7620 0285
Zigni House is our choice for those seeking African cuisine on a reasonable budget.
330 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 3PB
(020) 7226 7418