The Top Cheap Eats in London

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Ivy Market Grill, Bocca Di Lupo, Blacklock Soho
Price Range:££ - £££
Cuisines:Breakfast, Italian, Steak
Neighborhoods:Covent Garden, Piccadilly, Soho
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Ivy Market Grill

££££·Breakfast·
Covent Garden
9,851 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating

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 menu as well as brun...

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Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,332 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Authentic

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 has an excellent wine ...

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Group Bookings in London
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Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
3,302 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

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 meats and sides. The meat...

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Steak in London
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The Riding House Cafe

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
3,731 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating

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 to find cheap eats in ...

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Brunch in West End London

The Ivy Soho Brasserie

££££·Breakfast·
Soho
6,046 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

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 Central London in a venue t...

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Most Booked in London

NOPI

££££·Mediterranean·
Soho
6,064 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasions

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 manouri fritters, and ...

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som saa

££££·Thai·
Shoreditch
402 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

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 groups. Lunch and dinner a...

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Yauatcha Soho

££££·Chinese·
Soho
6,482 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 some great twists on di...

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Dean Street Townhouse

££££·British·
Soho
2,716 reviews
  • Lunch
  • 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. Choose from classic dis...

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden

££££·Breakfast·
Chelsea
8,978 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch

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 are the ideal place to...

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Balthazar London

££££·French·
Covent Garden
3,558 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Lunch

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 with a glass from the e...

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Most Booked in London
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Hide Above

££££·British·
Mayfair
372 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List

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 across Green Park, th...

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Bistrotheque

££££·French·
Bethnal Green
2,178 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions

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 parsley and truffle sauce ...

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Social Eating House

££££·Contemporary British·
Soho
2,248 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine

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 one of the best cheap p...

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Umu

££££·Japanese·
Mayfair
689 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

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 of ingredients and t...

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Park Chinois

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
641 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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 vibrant dining experience...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in London
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Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

££££·Seafood·
Piccadilly
3,075 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

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 shellfish on the menu...

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St. John

££££·British·
Farringdon
2,943 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions

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. Diners will find seas...

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Best Overall in City of London
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Hakkasan Mayfair

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
7,004 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

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 Hakkasan Mayfair there are...

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Chinese in West End London
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

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 Gingell. This is an excelle...

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