It wasn’t so long ago that London menus were best known for their greasy pub grub, but the capital has been swept by a food revolution.

Now, beautifully refurbished gastropubs are serving gourmet international cuisine as well as traditional feeds like bangers and mash, Sunday roasts and pork belly.

Then there’s celebrity chef eateries, endless specialty restaurants with flavours from every corner of the globe, and even restaurants where you eat in the pitch black.

To eat well on a budget in London, follow these tips:

  • Many restaurants and pubs have half price or two-for-one deals on certain nights.
  • Shop for your own top-notch produce at local farmer’s markets.
  • Bargain the price down or barter for extras like wine and starters with the touts outside Brick Lane curry houses.


There’s plenty of this going on it London. Try a traditional ale while you’re here.