Category Archive: Cheap eats London

Oops, Udon It again! | den, 2 Acton Street, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NA

The trend for Japanese food just doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Existing restaurants are opening additional branches, pop-ups are getting permanent sites and new launches are, if anything, gaining momentum. One of… Continue reading

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A break from the daily grind | London Grind, 2 London Bridge, London, SE1 9RA

The humble coffee shop culture is developing all the time. Who decided coffee should just be a day time thing? London Grind is open from 7am offering breakfast, all-day dining with dishes such… Continue reading

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Pizza Perfect | Pizza Pilgrims, 11 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PW

OK, I’m not being mean,  but why do so-called Londoners go to Pizza Express? This is a question we ask ourselves frequently. There are tonnes of greater (and cheaper) restaurants, it’s not 1998… Continue reading

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Viva La Revolution (Part 2) | Tapas Revolution Shoreditch, 58 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 8JW

I’ve often perched at the bar at Tapas Revolution in Bluewater. Either by myself for a sweet glass of café bombón coffee (for a mid-shop boost), with the kids for a churros treat… Continue reading

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The ShackMeister burger at Shake Shack | 24, Market Building, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD

We never need an excuse to visit Shake Shack in Covent Garden. But when we found out The ShackMeister was making its UK debut we were there in a flash. The ShackMeister is… Continue reading

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A Good Old East End Rub-A-Dub | Draft House Birdcage | 80 Columbia Road, London E2 7QB

What do get if you take a run-down East End pub and let Charlie McVeigh (of the Draft House group) work his magic? You get the Draft House Birdcage! The pub is by… Continue reading

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Down by the riverside | Jackson + Rye Richmond, Hotham House, 1 Heron Square, Richmond, TW9 1EJ

We’ve been to Jackson + Rye on Wardour Street numerous times. The first, back in December 2013 when they first opened to sample their brunch menu. More recently was to pop in for a nightcap when… Continue reading

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We feared the wurst… | Herman ze German, 43 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RS

I don’t think I’ve ever visited Herman ze German sober. The Villiers Street branch is in staggering distance of Charing Cross station and certainly beats a McDonald’s on the way home. Now they… Continue reading

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Ticking all the right boxes | Tredwell’s, 4a Upper St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2H 9NY

There are a few fundamental things we look for in a restaurant: good customer service, pleasing decor, plus great cooking with a varied and reasonably priced menu. It’s staggering the amount of places… Continue reading

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Down Mexico way | New Mix-and-Match Plates at Benito’s Hat, 12-14 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY

One of our biggest regrets during last year’s visit to LA was not making the short(ish) drive into Mexico. Instead we opted to give Sin City another chance, big mistake (apart from the… Continue reading

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Could we ever run out of chickens? | Clockjack Oven, 14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ

‘What’s for dinner mum?’ I’d shout down the stairs at 1.47pm on a Sunday after an epic teenage sleepathon. ‘Only chicken’ she’d reply. ‘Now get out of bed you lazy git!’. And she… Continue reading

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The toast of India | The summer toastie menu at Cinnamon Soho, 5 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PF

Sometimes, but not often enough, we try something and think ‘why has this not been done before?’ like when we discovered the Potato Dog (a hotdog encased in fluffy potato) or most recently… Continue reading

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Bless you! | Ekachai, 9-10 Arcade, Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7PN

Pan Asian/fusion food scares me a little, I usually prefer my meals to be one or the other but Ekachai has been going for over ten years so I guess they must be doing… Continue reading

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Pit masters of the universe | Big Easy Covent Garden, 12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7NA

It’s been roughly 655 days since our first visit to the original Big Easy on the King’s Road. On that occasion we were blown away by the whole experience, the atmosphere, the food,… Continue reading

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And them good old boys were drinkin’… | Jackson + Rye, 56 Wardour Street, London W1D 4JG

I was slightly sad to see the back of Satsuma – the Japanese restaurant on Wardour Street full of orange futuristic pod-like booths. Not many places have been around for as long as… Continue reading

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Lucky number seven | The Diner, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW

For us, going to The Diner is like visiting a good friend. This seventh site in Spitalfields Market is subtlety different. It’s almost as if this good friend has had a year out,… Continue reading

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Appy days… | Grillshack, 61–63 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SL

On the night we were invited to Grillshack, one of the numerous new restaurants that are to open this month, we read that the capital’s typical restaurant goer eats out 3.7 times a… Continue reading

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Knife to meat you… | Chop Shop, 66 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RF

Sometimes you look at a menu and it stirs such excitement, only for the food itself to be a let down. The menu for the Chop Shop bought joy on all levels. Thankfully… Continue reading

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Short back and side dishes | Hurwundeki‎, 298 – 299 Cambridge Heath Road, Hackney, London E2 9HA

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. Well, you should never judge a venue by its roadside appearance. Hurwundeki, a Korean Cafe and hair salon (yes, a strange combo)… Continue reading

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Concrete garden where dreams are made of | Shake Shack, 24 Market Building, The Piazza, London WC2E 8RD

When you’re chatting to a member of staff at the one of the most eagerly awaited restaurants to hit London, the last thing you expect them to say is ‘I don’t really rate… Continue reading

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