Although London is one of the most expensive cities in the world, the price of food in restaurants is quite moderate and you should not leave a fortune to eat in conditions. Some restaurants may charge an optional tax or a covered fee. If you do not have enough time or money, in London you can find a lot of fast food establishments; hamburgers, kebabs and pizzerias are easy to locate anywhere in the city. Although in London it is possible to find food of all nationalities and origins, some typical British dishes are also cooked, among which we can highlight the following:
- Fish and Chips: Fish – usually hake – breaded and fried accompanied by chips. It is the most typical dish in London.
- Roast Beef: Grilled beef.
- Steak and Kidney Pie: Pie stuffed with veal and kidneys.
- Yorkshire Pudding: Baked dough wafer in the bowl shape.
- Baked Beans: Toast with beans.
- Apple Pie: Hot apple pie.
- English Tea
Although you will find restaurants and fast food stalls in any part of London, some of the most recommended areas are the charming neighbourhood of Covent Garden, the area around Leicester Square and the Soho area. Asian food lovers can find their paradise in Chinatown, where a multitude of restaurants offers very complete menus from 8 pounds. Being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, you can find any type of food at any price, from small budget restaurants to gastronomic temples with exorbitant prices.
This restaurant is one of London’s favourites. People will eat a spectacular steak for only 10 pounds, approximately 12 €. The steak is served only but the accompaniments are not expensive at all. The menu is very simple, and eventually, they offer spectacular burgers. The only drawback that the restaurant has is that, although the place is beautiful, it is usually full, so the queues are usually around 40 minutes. However, it is a great option where to eat in London well priced.
It is a chain of Italian restaurants very common in London. In addition, it is known for its moderate prices. The pasta is nothing special, and the plate costs around € 10. They also have pizzas (more than acceptable) for a similar price. The pasta and drink plate will cost around € 15 per person. The premises are nice, spacious and the attention is usually good.
This market is a classic in London. There you can find everything: vegetables, meats … but also delicious sandwiches or take-away dishes. Do not worry about the price, you can eat a sandwich for 5 or 6 pounds, which is just over € 7. It is open every day of the week except Sundays, and there is a market from Wednesday to Saturday.
Located in Peckham, although this restaurant falls a bit away from the centre, there are many pubs and bars that offer interesting options. One of them is Slow Richie’s, where they make great hamburgers, which are also very well priced. Approximately, a hamburger will cost about 8 euros, but seeing the quality and the price of other establishments is very good.
This restaurant offers, apart from salads and other complements, a kind of snack called Bunny’s. This food is like a kind of stuffed bread that leaves you perfect. You can choose the bread you want, the filling you want and you can add some other supplement. It costs around € 7, being a good option to consider if you want to eat in London well.
If you want another classic for your list, this restaurant cannot fail. Some Londoners recognize that in some of their places they eat the best hamburgers in London, also with excellent value for money. Hamburger prices are around € 9, nothing expensive if we know how difficult it is to eat cheaply in London.