The Top Cheap Eats in London

The OpenTable Team

Where can diners find good food at a low price in London? Britain’s capital has a reputation for traditional high quality cuisine and a vibrant foodie scene. You'll discover traditional dishes such as meat pies, English breakfasts, and fish and chips—along with Italian, Indian, Caribbean, Chinese cuisine, and more. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Ivy Market Grill, Bocca Di Lupo, Blacklock Soho
Price Range:££ - £££
Cuisines:British, Italian, Steak
Neighborhoods:Covent Garden, Piccadilly, Soho
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Ivy Market Grill

££££·British·
Covent Garden
7,167 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
Located in the heart of Covent Garden and close to the theaters, the Ivy Market Grill serves food all day with a British or European theme. You'll find a good vegetarian and vegan Read more
90% recommended
Most Booked in London

Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,219 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
This award-winning Italian restaurant is in Soho and is famous for their authentic cuisine and romantic atmosphere. The menu features food from all 20 of the Italian regions and haRead more
92% recommended
Italian in West End London
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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
2,297 reviews
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Blacklock is famous for high-quality meat served at a good price for Central London. Grills and chops are the order of the day, and diners can make up a plate from a range of meatsRead more
98% recommended
Steak in London
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The Riding House Cafe

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
3,242 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
With a modern appearance, the Riding House Cafe is a popular venue in London's Fitzrovia. Located near the main shopping district and theaters, Riding House Cafe is a good place toRead more
84% recommended
Brunch in West End London

The Ivy Soho Brasserie

££££·British·
Soho
4,258 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
All-day dining at the Ivy Soho Brasserie makes this central London restaurant popular with sightseers and theatergoers. They are also one of the best cheap places to eat in CentralRead more
86% recommended
Most Booked in London
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NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,169 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
NOPI Soho is an Ottolenghi restaurant with inspirational dishes created with a Middle Eastern twist. There is seasonal cuisine here with signature dishes including courgette and maRead more
93% recommended
Mediterranean in London
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som saa

££££·Thai·
Shoreditch
390 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
Located in London's Spitalfields neighborhood, Som Saa is well-known for their regional Thai cuisine. The Tem Toh sharing menu for three or more has some tempting dishes for groupsRead more
100% recommended
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Yauatcha Soho

££££·Chinese·
Soho
5,735 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
For the best dim sum and other Chinese specialties, Yauatcha Soho is one of the best places to eat. Located in the midst of London's Chinatown, this is a classy restaurant with somRead more
Chinese in West End London
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Dean Street Townhouse

££££·British·
Soho
2,400 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Located in Soho, Dean Street Townhouse serves food all day. From traditional British breakfasts to lunches and even afternoon tea, there is a wide selection of tempting dishes. ChoRead more
93% recommended

Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·British·
Chelsea
5,993 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Kings Road is one of London's most famous shopping streets and also home to the Ivy Chelsea Garden. The restaurant has a relaxed feel, along with a terrace and a garden, so they arRead more
88% recommended
Most Booked in London

Balthazar London

££££·French·
Covent Garden
3,158 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
This popular brasserie in Covent Garden serves delicious food all day and is really popular, being close to the theaters. Taste some of the best bistro food in London and relax witRead more
84% recommended
Most Booked in London
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Hide Above

££££·British·
Mayfair
371 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Hide Above is one of London's best kept secrets for cheap eats and run by Chef Ollie Dabbous. He earned a Michelin star at his previous restaurant before opening Hide. With views aRead more
90% recommended
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Bistrotheque

££££·French·
Bethnal Green
2,381 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Bistrotheque sits in a converted East London warehouse and serves seasonal French and European cuisine. There are some great choices on the menu including camembert pie with parsleRead more
91% recommended
Best Overall in East London

Social Eating House

££££·Contemporary European·
Soho
2,093 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The Social Eating House in Soho has a comfortable, yet informal atmosphere, with a definite lively vibe. They serve great quality food at a good price in Central London and are oneRead more
Contemporary European in West End London
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Umu

££££·Japanese·
Mayfair
713 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
This award-winning Japanese restaurant has some of the best sushi in London, and largely influenced by Kyoto cuisine. This is a restaurant that prides themselves on the provenance Read more
Japanese in London
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Park Chinois

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
599 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
This sophisticated restaurant in the heart of Mayfair specializes in French Chinese cuisine. The era of 1930s Shanghai inspires the decor and there is live music, creating a vibranRead more
85% recommended
Hot Spot in West End London

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

££££·Seafood·
Piccadilly
3,255 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill have one of the best outdoor terraces in London, as well as high-quality seafood. Shucking oysters is a passion here, and there is a wide range of shRead more
89% recommended
Seafood in West End London

St. John

££££·British·
Farringdon
2,643 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Local Ingredients
St John is in the heart of historic Smithfield in the City of London. They are in a converted warehouse close to the Smithfield Meat Market and specialize in nose-to-tail eating. DRead more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in City of London
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Hakkasan Mayfair

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
5,767 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Specializing in Cantonese cooking, Hakkasan Mayfair is sophisticated and popular. Spread over two dining floors, there are both intimate spaces to eat and livelier areas. In HakkasRead more
Most Booked in London
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,587 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
The iconic Somerset House, one of London's most historic buildings, is the location of Spring Restaurant. The cuisine is local and hearty with a creative touch by Chef Skye GingellRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary British in London
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