3rd Aug 2011

There are many budget restaurants in London. Discover the places where you can enjoy hearty meals on a reasonable budget without being restricted to the student hangouts and chip shops for a budget alternative.

When you are in London, you can be sure of eating well enough than anywhere else without spending too much. When you are on a tight budget, you might feel consigned to the noodle bars, fry ups, pizza parlors, chips shops etc. However, the truth is that you can eat well enough for little in London, if you know the exact places where to visit.

Here are 5 best budget restaurants in London, which provide good food at a reasonable price. Unless stated, the prices for dinner for two may include house wine as a part of the guest service in most budget restaurants in London.

Ma Cuisine
Location: 6 Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex

Ma Cuisine is a budget French restaurant in London. The chief chef John McClement is known to have created a bit of France in London. Though a relatively new restaurant, Ma Cuisine has already won hearts of many. It has wasted no time in gathering praises, including Bib Gourmand for serving good food at a reasonable price in the ‘Michelin Guide’.

Nonetheless, Ma Cuisine has also been the runner up in Evening Standard’s London Tonight Award for its good value. You can expect some of the French classics to be on the menu, including cassoulet, French onion soup, crepes suzettes, and cassoulet at prices which may make you feel coming back again.

Le Petit Max
Location: 14 Chatfield Road, Battersea Reach, London SW11

Le Petit Max is special for its trademark French bourgeois cooking and for its bistro surrounds as well. The duck rilletes and disk of pork adds a creamy delight. It’s a full on authentic restaurant in London. The black pudding served at this restaurant is simply gorgeous. Amazingly, the restaurant offers great value and is available not just at the lunch time and early evening, but whole night too.

Chowki
Location: 2 Denman Street, London W1

You get the taste of different regions in India right at Chowki. There is no dearth of great value Indian restaurants in the city and Chowki is certainly one of the best budget restaurants in London to pay a visit. Out here you can find specially made dishes which fit your budget. The menu features different Indian cuisines. Every month the restaurant receives many regulars, so the menu has been well designed that they don’t get bored.

Masala Zone
Location: 9 Marshall Street, London

A stylish Indian restaurant which offers flexible, affordable and fast service, starting from streetside dumpling as well as yoghurt lassi to sandwiches and lunchtime burgers is no other than Masala Zone. You can try the vegetarian thalis as well as some chicken recipes that offer you a blend of everything.

Mangal Ockabasi
Location: 10 Archola Street, London E8

This is a Turkish restaurant serving delicious Turkish grills, hot breads, dips and great salads. The grilled sweetbreads are cooked as you watch. Don’t forget to taste the spicy minced chicken kebabs served at this restaurant.