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Apr 14, 2011 01:34 AM

Cheap eats in London

Will be staying near Hyde Park in early May. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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  1. there's loads of threads. A quick search throws up a big list

    1. I like the Paper Tiger in South Ken, it's slop, but comforting slop

      1. In addition to reviewing the "cheap" threads below, go to the upper right-hand corner of this page and do a search fur "budget." You will find threads like this one:

        1. If you want a nice pizza go to Franco Manca either in Brixton (only lunch) or Chiswick (both lunch and dinner). For Chinese try either Leong's Legend in China Town or Royal China for Dim sum.
          In terms of sushi, Sushi of Shiori is good and reasonable and for some English food the Harwood Arms is a great place. Hope that helps!

          Royal China
          13 Queensway, Paddington, Greater London W2 4, GB

          Leong's Legend
          4 Macclesfield St, London, Greater London W1D 5, GB

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          1. re: FelixH

            Franco Manca is now open in Brixton for dinner on Thursday to Saturday evenings i believe. Less queuing in the evenings, which is good.

            Sushi of Shirori and Harwood arms are both fantastic restaurants that I would highly recommend but I wouldn't classify them as 'cheap eats'... A main at the Harwood costs around £15.

            For decent yet relatively cheap Sushi, would recommend the Atariya take away (with a few seats) in St James St, or - this is very much an 'in and out' kind of a place, but the fish is always of a high quality.

            other suggestions in the Area:
            Bonda Cafe, (malaysian) Sussex Gardens, near paddington
            some of the lebanese places on Edgeware Road..
            Iranian place Patogh - 8 Crawford Place - fantastic breads along with grilled meats.
            Gold Mine on Bayswater Road (Chinese, good for Crispy pork and BBQ duck)

            1. re: foreignmuck

              A main might cost £15 there, but it is much better than pretty much any £15 you can spend in London's restaurants. So, I'd rather have a main course there than 3 courses at some less interesting places. But, that's of course up to each on their own.

              As to Shiori, they have lunch deals from £9 onwards. If that's not cheap for the quality you get. Than I don't know what is...

          2. I recall having a nice chinese meal for under ten quid probably closer to five quid at the hare and tortuse near russel square located near the grocery store. Also i remember having a not so good meal by getting some chinese food vendors to go into competition with each other in camedon market. i haggled my general tao chicken down from 3 pounds to a pound fifty. it was not worth it.