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Time Out have released their top 100 Cheap Eats, a book compiling of all the restaurants, stalls and cafés you should visit in the city - that won’t break the bank. The book covers everything from fast food, burgers, burritos, Vietnamese, curries and even pies. YUM! Here at Grazia we realise that not everyone has time to visit 100 different restaurants, so here are our top 10 budget restaurants for you to try.
Cah Chi is an authentic Korean restaurant serving a delicious array of BBQ food, stir fries and salads. The menu offers a number of daring specials for example; the raw fermented skate wing - one we are too afraid to try. It is situated on Durham Road, next to Raynes Park station and the staff are always happy to help explain anything you are unsure of.
34 Durham Road, Raynes Parks, SW20 0TW, Cahchi.com
For the best burgers in London head to meat liqueur. The restaurant only opened in 2012 and is already the coolest place to eat, with its hippy vibes, graffiti décor and amazing American style burgers. Yianni Papoutis opened the restaurant, in central London, after years of driving his meat wagon grill around the city and perfecting his delicious meaty burgers.
74 Welbeck St London W1G 0BA, Meatliquor.com
If it is Mexican food you are fancying then try the authentic ‘home cooking’ of Casa Morita. Set in the bustling Brixton market, Casa Morita is the perfect place for a little down time. The menu is full of traditional Mexican dishes, served by friendly and attentive staff.
9 Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LB, Casamorita.com.
You can always tell London’s hottest noodle bar situated in central London by its queue, but don’t let this put you off. The turn-around is quick and the Japanese food delicious. The menu offers fashionable food of the minute Udon noodles as well as delicious flavoured soups. Definitely worth a try.
49 Frith St London, Greater London W1D 4SG, Koya.co.uk
Italian food is always a winner, and this simple and chic restaurant situated in Brixton is great on a budget. The menu is basic but everything is perfectly executed. All the foods are sourced from Britain but cooked in a delicious and authentic Italian style.
Unit 4, Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LD, Francomanca.co.uk
The Covent Garden outlet of this mini chain is celebrated for its yummy south Indian vegetarian cuisine. This vegetarian menu is vast and famous for its whopping 30cm masala paper (a hollow cone filled with potatoes, lentils and vegetables). If you are hot on your flavours this is one to try!
Sagar Vegetarian , 31 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JS, Sagarveg.co.uk
This youthful and brightly coloured Thai restaurant is far from the usual, probably because its owners are British. The food is Thai inspired with unusual, imaginative yet tasty twists, and is perfect for those who enjoy flavour but not too much heat. Situated in Peckham and is a real modern and sociable place to eat.
168 Bellenden Road, Peckham SE15 4BW, Thebeggingbowl.co.uk
This tiny Middle Eastern café is run by husband and wife, open all day its boasts delicious breakfast, lunches and dinners. The menu changes daily and offers a wide range of Mezes, well cooked mains and scrumptious pastries. They even sell their homemade spices and jams in stylish packaging to match the chic interior. It’s situated in Central London, close to Warren Street Tube Station.
25a Warren Street, London W1T 5LZ, Honey&Co.co.uk
Roti –Cha is an inexpensive Indian style café. The menu offers light curries, homely staples and street-food snacks that match their modern street themed interior design. Near the Marble Arch tube station it is the perfect shopping break.
3 Portland Mews South, London, W1H 6HS, Rotichai.co.uk
If it's traditional pie and mash you desire then head down to Piebury corner for tasty. Situated close to the Arsenal football ground; they boast the ‘finest pies around the UK’. All of their pies are named after famous football players, but taste amazing! All served with a choice of mash or roasties and hearty gravy. You can even finish with a sweet pie too!
209-211 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DL, Pieburycorner.com
By Melody Small