Jun 6, 2013

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Insider guide: Eat out in London for less

Visiting a big city such as London is always an exciting adventure, and when it comes to eating out, the UK’s capital is world renowned for its quality and choice. In fact, once you have you have found your hotel, the problem on a trip to the city is usually choosing a place to eat, not finding one. So, to help you on your next stay in the city, we asked some London food bloggers to recommend their top London restaurant for value for money.

Here are their top picks…

Taro – Soho



“One good value London restaurant is Taro in Soho. This is a Japanese restaurant, and to find a high quality yet inexpensive Japanese restaurant in central London is pretty difficult, so Taro is a godsend. There is a copious range of sushi, sashimi, ramen, rice dishes and bento boxes all reasonably priced and simply delicious.”

Recommended by Amy at yummei.blogspot.co.uk

Corner Room – Bethnal Green

corner room

edge and spoon

Corner Room in Bethnal Green serves modern European style food with an innovative twist. Chef Nuno Mendes trained at El Bulli and it shows. The restaurant is small, friendly and comfortable, and the prices are fantastic (especially at lunch). It’s nice not to eat centrally as well!”

Recommended by Callum at edgeandspoon.com

Dishoom – Shoreditch



Dishoom is an Indian restaurant in Shoreditch. It has a super-cool location just off Brick Lane and an excellent, interesting and incredibly reasonably-priced menu unlike any other Indian restaurant in London.”

 Recommended by Gary at scofflondon.com

Silk Road – Camberwell

Silk Road


Silk Road in Camberwell is a Chinese (Xinjiang cuisine) restaurant serving up home-style dishes in a casual environment.  A smile from the staff is rare, but you come here to eat, not be polite, and for eating out it’s the best. You can feed handsomely with a few beers for £15 a head.”

Recommended by Andrew at arbaggs.wordpress.com

The Smithfield Tavern – Smithfield

The Smithfield Taven


The Smithfield Tavern in Smithfield is a vegetarian pub that also serves hearty, reasonably priced food. I love that it is a vegetarian pub right in the centre of London’s oldest meat market and the landlord is a really nice chap.”

Recommended by Mitsu at tohappyvegans.com

Brasserie Zédel – West End

Brasserie Zédel


Brasserie Zedel is  a good, old-fashioned all-day Parisian brasserie with some amazingly cheap dishes and it’s right in the heart of the West End.”

 Recommended by Adam at edesiaishungry.blogspot.co.uk

Honest Burgers – Soho

Honest Burger

owenHonest Burgers is one of my favourite burger joints in London which consistently delivers amazing medium-rare patties and addictive rosemary salted chips. With meals for less than £10 in Soho, it’s no surprise that when it gets busy the waiting list can reach two hours!”

Recommended by Owen at foodoverlondon.com

Clockjack Oven –  Soho



Clockjack Oven in Soho serves rotisserie-style chicken. It may be simple but the quality of the food is outstanding – succulent chicken sourced from France, good chips, well priced food and sauces to die for.”

Recommended by Gary at londonfoodaholic.co.uk

 Corrigan’s Mayfair –  Mayfair



“At Corrigan’s Mayfair, Richard Corrigan has hit on a winning formula of serving stunning, locally-sourced, seasonal dishes in a thoroughly absorbing ambience.”

Recommended by Gary at gentlemensluncheonclub.com


Have you discovered a restaurant in London that offers excellent value for money? Leave a comment below to share your recommendation.


Image Sources:

Image Taro – Soho © CC 2.0 Edwc
Image Silk Road – Camberwell © CC 2.0 Kake Pugh
Image Dishoom – Shoreditch © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Image The Smithfield Tavern – Smithfield © CC 2.0 Ewan-M

  1. Great selection, heard a lot of good things about Silk Road. Still need to try it out

  2. Great list though I love taro soho for its oodles of noodles!

  3. Mayfair London says:

    yeah truly a great list, thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Eva Scarlett says:

    Great list for foodies like me. It’s worth sharing.

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