London Cheap Eats Guide- Part 2


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You can never have enough of discovering awesome cheap eats in London.

I thought as follow-up to Steve Lowy’s awesome post on his favourite cheap eats in London, I’d invite local foodie Julia Rampen to share some of her favourite London budget eats.

So here’s her top 5:- feel free to comment and share your own tips below.


1. ) Ravi Shankar


Ravi Shankar, Drummond Street


Type: Indian vegetarian


Travellers who find themselves at Euston Station can eat away the time before their train at the nearby Ravi Shankar’s.

This bhel puri house offers South Indian treats as well as the usual rice and curry at very reasonable prices. For best value, BYOB and turn up on a Sunday for the all-you-can-eat buffet.


2) Loong Kee Restaurant, Kingsland Road


Type: Vietnamese


Legend: refugee “boat people” and their descendants founded the Vietnamese restaurants that dot Kingsland Road. Fact: Loong Kee and its sister BYOB eateries offer authentic dishes for under a tenner. The perfect hearty stop-off before a night in hipsterville.


3) Indian Veg, Chapel Market


cheap indian eats london

Indian Veg


Type: Indian vegetarian


Known colloquially as “that militant vegetarian restaurant”, Indian Veg offers diners cheap stomach-filling curry and unintentional humour in equal measure.

Meat-eaters may eventually tire of being informed that they are more likely to be sterile/cancerous/the cause of all war and suffering but at £4.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet, can they really complain?


4) E.Mono, Kentish Town Road

Type: Turkish


Food critic Giles Coren claimed that he had eaten his “best kebab in years” at this unpretentious Kentish Town shop. Almost as much of a draw are the fresh salads and floury wraps. Olive obsessives should also check out nearby Phoenicia, a Middle Eastern supermarket with every variety under the smoggy London sun.


5) Amico Bio, Cloth Fair

Type: Italian


London is crammed with Italian restaurants, but tucked away down a City backstreet, Amico Bio feels like one of a kind. The menu changes regularly, making it a good place to return to, but it is always possible to get a meal for under £10. Go for the home-made pasta and an atmosphere a little more sophisticated than your average budget meal.




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