Budget Travel Tips: 7 Exclusive Cheap Eats in London for Less Than £10


Dining out in London will not break the bank for you, only if you know where to go. The capital city is full of cheap eats, offering meals exclusively for less than £10-£15. For tourists who are on a budget, here are some famous eateries serving meal at affordable prices. The city serves variety of cuisines and you can satisfy all your taste buds.

Only thing you need to consider is booking a stay in London near to these cheap eats. An accommodation in the right area will always keep you happy under budget.

From fast food to burritos, and burgers, these cheap eats serve you the best across the world:

For best burgers in London, head straight to Meat Liquor. Opened in 2012, this restaurant serves you delicious American style burgers for less than £8. It is one of the coolest eating joints in the city, offering graffiti décor and hippy vibes. The delicious meaty burgers on Welbeck Street include patty with 1005 beef, topped with cheese, red onions, pickles, chillies, and dead hippie sauce. Other amazing items on the menu are sweet and spicy Buffalo wings, chilli dogs, coleslaw, and fried pickles.

Hottest noodle bar in Central London, Koya serves you just the right taste from Japan. Enjoy some fashionable food like Udon noodles and flavoured soups. Chewy, thick white noodles, Udon are made using wheat flour imported from Japan. They are served both hot and cold, with hot soup and cold sauce. You can even try their rich variety of rice dishes along with impressive salads and sides.

A simple and chic restaurant in Brixton, Franco Manca serves high quality Italian food on budget. The menu here is basic, but it is perfectly executed for travellers. You get a wide range of Italian pizzas, salads, and beers, all under £10. Ingredients are sourced within Britain, but the cooking is authentic Italian style. For pizzas, they use slow-rising sourdough, and bake them in a brick oven onsite. Extra pizza toppings are available from £0.50 TO £1.95.


For all vegetarian travellers and one who love Indian food, Sagar is the place to be. Centrally located in Covent Garden, Sagar is a mini chain for yummy South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Their vegetarian menu is vast, with famous 30cm masala paper. If you are hot on taste and love spices, then this one is a must try. Dosas like Rava Masala, Mysore Masala, and Paper Masala are hot favourites among Indian travellers to London. Best of all they come for just less than £9.

It is a colourful Thai restaurant, which offers unusual, imaginative and yet tasty twists to your meal. Located in Peckham, The Begging Bowl is a real modern and sociable place to eat. The Begging Bowl brings Thai street food to the restaurant, including some unusual grills, stir-fries, salads, and curries. For cooking these, they use authentic Thai ingredients, such as long beans and pea aubergines. They also have high chairs, baby changing facilities, and special children’s menu for family travellers.

Piebury Corner on Holloway Road, London is more than just a pie ‘n’ mash shop. Food here costs a little less than £5-£6, satisfying all frugal travellers to London. Its location near Arsenal football ground makes it a hotspot among people coming here to cheer for their football team. All their pies are named after favourite football players. Interesting right! And, all are served with a choice of gravy, roasties, and mash.

It is a famous Indian street kitchen and dining room, offering Indian dishes at economical prices. The extended menu at Roti Chai includes street food snacks, homely staples, and light curries. A modern street themed interiors and location near Marble Arch tube station makes it ideal for a lovely shopping break. The street kitchen on the ground floor offers tasty dishes, such as samosas, chicken lollipops, Hakka chilli paneer, and papri chaat. Dining room in the basement is newly opened to serve butter chicken, paneer pasanda, Chettinad chicken, chicken 65, and much more.

These cheap eateries in London welcome all types of travellers. But, if you are on a budget, then do try any of these for less than £10.

Joanna Owens/ author of the article
Hello, everyone! My name is Joanna Owens, and I'm a tourist guide. One of the things that sets me apart as a tourist guide is my enthusiasm and passion for what I do. I believe that travel should be about more than just checking off items on a bucket list; it should be about experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and discovering the world in all its beauty and complexity. I strive to create tours and experiences that are not only informative but also engaging and interactive, so that my clients can truly immerse themselves in the places they visit.
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