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Cheap Food in Central London, Greater London*

Corner eateries, quick bites and the local chippy

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  • Sams Chicken in Harrow!!! 2.50 for two burgers, two chips and a drink!!!
  • always tastes like shit
  • spitalfields market has little stalls camden has foods of the world in the market by the lock they are so competitive right next to each other.
  • The Fryers Deleight. Theobolds Road, Holborn. Try Fish and Chips from here, and you will be back for more. Frequented by Black Cab Drivers.
  • For great cheap food try one of many restaurants in China Town. Again avoid the chains (though Wagamummas and Nandos which have grown into chains are still a good bet for an easy, cheapish and reliable meal)
  • Rules on Henrietta Street. Only go there if you've just been paid though! Think Merchant and Ivory film 1930s butler service - amazing place, great food, and more whisky than Scotland!
  • Loadsa cheap stuff. Great indian place for the occasional splash-out in Bateman Street called Gopals.
  • China Town!
  • Wong Kei in China Town, while the service may not be too customer-friendly, is definitely very efficient and worth the trip. The food is fantastic and prices are very low. And who knows, you could make some new friends while sitting at a table full of strangers.
  • TGI is decent enough, very american and cheery so don't go there if you are in a bad mood. And Wing Kei on Charing cross road has an eat-as-much-as-you-like-for-4.90 buffet. eat and eat til you burst!
  • Bella Napoli/Napole? - Dean St., Amazingly good as right next to Oxford St.! most fantastic Italian food in London, a spinach, bacon & avocado starter TO DIE FOR. Quite small, v. friendly staff (smile sweetly, you might get some comp. drinks like I did!).
  • pret-a-manger...any of them. chain, yes, but great take away sandwiches!
  • British food is so disgusting I cannot recommend any of it. If you are very rich you can try going to an expensive restauant and you will probably be able to eat it. AVOID all sandwich places these truly suck and you will feel sick later.
  • Pollo -- super-crowded, but also super-cheap Italian. Fast turn-round.
  • Wong Kei in Wardour St is cash-only and the service is still rude, another potential drawback is that you have to sit where your told invariably at a large circular table with people you don't know, not good for a romantic dinner for two. It is a place to be experienced - once.
  • Other cheap places round Leicester Square.
    • The Moon under the Water - Weatherspoons pub on the square itself, good cheap food and beer - can get very crowded, also no kids.
    • At the south eastern corner of the square leading towards Charing Cross Road is a small street( Irving Street) with a number of eating places. Mr Wu's does a ten item 'eat as much as you can' hot buffet for £4.50. Opposite is an Indian restaurant which also does an 'eat as much as you can' buffet for £5.95.
    • Going north from the Square there are loads of Chinese restaurants which do reasonably priced meals.
  • Zack's Cafe, Roseberry Avenue near junction with Farringdon Street.
  • The Burger King in Baker Street has a bowling alley in the basement.
  • Dionysus, just north of Tottenham Court Road tube: killer chips.
  • North Sea Fish, Leigh Street, Bloomsbury.
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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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