Cheap Eats by Palmers Lodge Part III

Eating Out while on holiday is the second highest cost  -or the highest if you manage to secure cheap accommodation in advance- of any trip.

As tourists, we normally end up having bland and/or unimaginative meals in restaurants that can only be called “tourist traps”, which are often strategically placed next to the most popular attractions in pretty much every world city, because we either forgot to do our research, or we are simply too hungry after spending a whole afternoon checking out the British Museum.

In any case, here’s our 3rd Edition of Cheap Eats Palmers Lodge  with a Staff Recommended List of decent places to eat, that won’t break the bank during your next visit to London.  

North London

Italian
Arancini Factory
Meal for Two with drinks and service around £16.00
Address: 115 Kentish Town Road, NW1 8PN
Tube: Kentish Town tube/rail
Meals served 8am-4pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat, Sun.

British
Nice Green Cafe
Main Courses £5.00 – £8.00
Address: Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road
Tube: Camden Town tube
Open noon – 7pm daily (dependent on event)

Vietnamese
Vy Nam Cafe
Main Courses £6.80-£13.00
Address: 371 Regents Park Road
Tube: Finchley Central tube
Lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 5-11pm daily

West London
Italian (Pizzeria)
Franco Manca
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £35.00
Address: 144 Chiswick High Road
Tube: Turnham Green tube
Open 11am-10pm daily

Indian (Vegetarian)
Ram’s
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £25.00
Address: 203 Kenton Road
Tube: Kenton tube/rail
Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sun

Central London
Indian
Dishoom
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £45.00
Address: 12 Upper St Martin’s Lane
Tube: Leicester Square or Covent Garden tube
Meals served 8am-11pm Mon-Thur; 8am-midnight Fri; 9am-midnight Sat; 9am-11pm Sun

Japanese
Koya
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £30.00
Address: 49 Frith Street
Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
Lunch served noon-3pm daily. Dinner served 5.30-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 5.30-10pm Sun

Shoryu Ramen
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £40.00
Address: 9 Regent St, SW1Y 4LR
Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube
Lunch served 11am-3.30pm, dinner served 5-11pm Mon-Fri. Meals served 11am-11pm Sat; 11am-10pm Sun.

Italian
Princi
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £30.00
Address:135 Wardour Street
Tube: Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road tube
Meals served 8am-midnight Mon-Sat; 8.30am-10pm Sun

South London
Vegetarian
Bonnington Cafe
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £25.00
Address: 11 Vauxhall Grove, SW8 1TD – Tube: Vauxhall tube/rail
Noon-2.00pm, 6.30-11.30pm Mon-Fri

World Food
Brunswick House Café
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £25.00
Address: 30 Wandsworth Rd, (Vauxhall Cross), SW8 2LG
Tube: Vauxhall tube/rail
Open 8.30am-5pm Mon; 8.30am-5pm, 6.30-10.30pm Tue-Fri; 10am-5pm, 6.30-10.30pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun

Iranian
Faanoos
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £40.00
Address: 481 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 7PU
Tube: Mortlake rail or 33, 337, 493 bus
Meals served noon-11pm daily

Japanese
Tsuru
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £25.00
Address:4 Canvey Street, SE1 9AN
Tube: Southwark tube or London Bridge tube/rail
Meals served 11am-3.30pm Mon; 11am-9pm Tue-Fri; noon-9pm Sat

Tsuru (East London branch)
Address: Unit 3, 201 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3AB
Open 11am-9pm Mon-Fri; noon-7pm Sat
Tube – Liverpool Street tube/rail

East London
Argentinian
Moo!
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £25.00
Address: 4 Cobb Street, E1 7LB
Tube: Aldgate or Aldgate East tube or Liverpool Street tube/rail
Breakfast served 8-11am Mon-Thur. Dinner served 5-11pm Mon-Thur, Sat. Meals served 8am-11pm Fri; noon-5pm Sun

Fish & Chips
Poppies
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £25.00
Address: 6-8 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
Tube: Aldgate East tube or Liverpool Street tube/rail
Meals served 11am-11m Mon-Thur, Sat; 11am-11.30pm Sun

Thai Food
Rosa’s
Meal for Two with drinks and service: around £40.00
Address: 12 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail or Shoreditch High Street rail
Lunch served 11am-3pm Mon-Fri, Sun. Dinner served 5-10.30pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 6-11pm Fri. Meals served 11am-11pm Sat.