Category Archive: Cheap eats London

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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Go all the way with Five Guys | Five Guys, 1-3 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9BD ‎

The thing that made me most want to try Five Guys was the Evening Standard piece on owner Charles Dunstone. Despite the un-restauranty Carphone Warehouse bit, he oozed passion and determination, traits we… Continue reading

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The best ribs in London – official | BBQ Whisky Beer at the Wargrave Arms, Brendon Street, London W1H 5HE

* PLEASE NOTE, BBQ WHISKY BEER IS CURRENTLY AT THE WHITE HART, WITLEY.* Petworth Road, GU8 5PH Godalming. http://www.thewhitehartwitley.co.uk. Telephone 01428 683695 When you get invited along to try some award-winning ribs, the… Continue reading

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Mac & Cheese and Cocktails on tap… Enough said! | Soho Kitchen & Bar (previously Soho Diner) 19-21 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 5JJ

I’m going to make this post a little more concise than usual (this may be a relief for some). Firstly because I want to get this review out there as quick as I… Continue reading

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A little slice of Tuscany in Soho | Tuscanic, 72 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UN

Often it takes us a while to relax and get settled in when we visit a restaurant. We’re usually rushing and knackered from the day job, so switching off and enjoying the night… Continue reading

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The Diner heads West | The Diner, 105 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4SS

The Diner has headed West and come over all Southern. The cosy new branch at Gloucester Road (conveniently just across the road from the tube) has the same favourites as the other branches, but… Continue reading

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Rita’s Bar & Dining at Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BJ

A rare outing to a region of London that doesn’t begin with ‘S’ bought us to Rita’s Bar & Dining in Dalston. Described on their site as a ‘travelling food and drink collaboration between… Continue reading

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Wong Kei, 41-43 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PY

Wong Kei, possibly one of the most amusing names for a restaurant ever. As soon as I mentioned we were going there I was inundated with stories of friends’ visits – looks like Wong… Continue reading

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Siam Cafe Soho, 5 Walkers Court, Soho, London, W1F 0BT *Siam Cafe is now closed*

Up until our honeymoon in Thailand, a Thai green curry was my all-time favourite dish, I would even go as far as saying it would have been my death row meal. But due… Continue reading

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