If you’re planning a break in the English capital you might be worried about just how much your stay is likely to add up to. Once you’ve bought train tickets to London and booked a place to stay, you might be thinking about how else to keep the cost of your trip down. The good news is eating out needn’t cost a fortune. Although there are plenty of places in the city where you may as well take out a new credit card to cover the costs, there are also loads of great, inexpensive eateries. Here are a few we think are worth dropping by:
If it’s bargain prices, fast service and hearty food you’re after Stockpot could be the answer. It has branches in Soho, Leicester Square and Chelsea and serves up a good selection of English and European food with a specials board that changes daily. It also offers snacks, hot drinks and food to takeaway and proves popular with visitors from across the globe, so why not give it a look?
Banh Mi Bay
Head to Banh Mi Bay on Theobalds Road in Holborn and you can enjoy Vietnamese food in a café environment. It serves up a great baguette, soups, rice boxes and mouth-watering appetisers like spring rolls and pork meat balls. Banh Mi baguettes start at £4.35, while most other options are less than £8.
Pizza lovers should make their way over to Goodge Street, as Icco has been serving them up with a range of toppings at great prices since 1999. It’s a popular spot, particularly at lunchtime, which is unsurprising when you consider an 11-inch Margarita using fresh dough made on the premises costs just £3.95. If you want to jump the queue it’s worth placing an order in advance and calling in to pick it up. It also offers a selection of desserts and drinks. Opening hours are 7am to 11pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 11pm on Sunday.
Burgers are arguably more popular than ever in the UK at the moment and if you’re a fan a trip to MEATliquor on Welbeck Street in Marylebone is well worth planning. It offers up a range of meat-heavy options, along with delicious sides, such as chilli cheese fries. You’ll need to turn up in person to get a table as it doesn’t take reservations, so you may need to queue. The good news is it has proved so popular the team behind it has now opened up MEATmarket in Covent Garden and MEATmission in Hoxton, so they might just be worth booking trains to London for.