London is home to a huge range of cheap and affordable eating options – from street markets to restaurant specials, a great meal doesn't have to break the bank. Take a look at our pick of London's best cheap restaurants.
Best cheap international restaurants in London
You can find just about every global cuisine in London, often at great value.
1. Chinatown restaurants
2. Indian Veg
Head down to Chapel Market in north London to find Indian Veg's all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet. Popular with a younger crowd before a night out, this is definitely good value Indian fare for under £10.
3. E. Pellicci
Step inside this Grade-II listed cafe to discover home-style cooking at prices that are hard to argue with. The family behind E. Pellicci has been serving honest Italian food and amazing sandwiches since 1900 in their Bethnal Green Road spot. Try the great value homemade Penne Pellicci (£12.80) or sausage ciabatta (£6) at this great cheap London restaurant option.
Best street food markets for cheap food
Street food markets continue to grow in popularity, and with a great eclectic mix of cuisines for you to try in London, usually at a low price, it's easy to see why.
4. Borough Market
Feast on street food and grab lunch on the go at Borough Market by London Bridge. Tasty food options await you, including Applebee's Fish fresh seafood wraps, Hobbs Roast slow-cooked meat baguettes, and authentic Thai street food at Khanom Krok.
If you want to discover the best of Borough Market, treat yourself by splashing out on a ticket for the Borough Market Food Tour.
5. Berwick Street Market
Take your cheap lunch on the go from the many options at Berwick Street Market in Soho. Try everything from Freebird Burritos' Mexican burritos and authentic Greek souvlaki from Greek2Go, to Miro Salads Turkish wraps and authentic Spanish paella from Paella Fellas.
6. Brixton Village Market
Under the arcades of Brixton Village you'll find more than 20 cafes and restaurants serving dishes from all over the world, every day of the week, from Taiwanese bao buns at Happy Dumplings to sourdough pizzas at Franco Manca. You could even restaurant hop between courses if you're struggling to decide!
7. Lower Marsh Market
Combine a bite to eat with artisan shopping at Lower Marsh Market. Expect tasty Korean street food at Bibimbab, Sicilian street food at Cucuzza and authentic Indian dishes at BhajisLDN for cheap prices - just a few of the options available Monday to Friday every week.
Best cheap London fast food restaurants
Fast food isn't limited to global chains – London has plenty of unique cheap fast food options.
Head down Baker Street to find Chik'n, who are "changing fried chicken for the good". Go for the Chik'n wrap or a Popcorn Chik'n bucket on the go for some great value but filling options.
Best cheap vegan and vegetarian restaurants
London's budget-friendly bites are not limited to meat-eaters. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian cheap eats to hunt down in the city.
10. Club Mexicana
11. 222 Vegan
Go hungry, leave full in West Kensington where 222 Vegan offers a healthy, all-you-can-eat buffet that won't put a big dent in your wallet. With no fried foods or refined ingredients, this is a great option for a healthy meal in London too.
Best lunch deals in London
Some of London's top restaurants have lunch deals that allow you to eat well without breaking the bank.
12. The Real Greek
Stop at any of The Real Greek's 12 London locations for a three-course lunch including flatbreads, dips, meat or vegetable skewers and more. This low-cost lunch menu makes this a great affordable restaurant in London.
13. Brasserie Zédel
Take in the grand art deco interior of Parisian-style restaurant Brasserie Zédel while enjoying a two- or three-course lunch menu for under £20. The menu currently includes steak frites and chocolate tart.