6 Places to Eat Out in London for Under £25

If you’re looking to enjoy a meal in the capital without breaking the bank, you’re in luck. Here’s our guide to some of the best places in London where you can have a satisfying meal for under £25.

Dishoom

Dishoom, a Bombay-inspired café, is a staple in London’s dining scene. With locations across the city, it’s known for its vibrant atmosphere and mouth-watering Indian dishes. Try the classic Bacon Naan Roll for breakfast or the Chicken Ruby for lunch or dinner. Most mains are under £15, leaving you room for their famous House Chai or a refreshing Limca soda.

Franco Manca

For pizza lovers, Franco Manca is a must-visit. Specialising in sourdough pizza, this chain offers a variety of toppings on a perfectly baked base. The prices are incredibly reasonable, with most pizzas priced under £15. Pair your pizza with a side salad and a drink, and you’ll still stay within your £25 budget.

Padella

Padella, located near Borough Market, is renowned for its fresh, hand-rolled pasta. The menu changes daily with dishes like Tagliarini with Dorset Crab, Chilli and Lemon for £16.50 – leaving you enough change to enjoy a glass of wine without overspending.

Bao

If you’re in the mood for something a bit different, Bao, in Soho, offers a modern take on Taiwanese street food. The steamed buns are the highlight, with fillings such as braised pork, fried chicken, and daikon. Most baos are priced around £5, allowing you to sample a variety of flavours without exceeding your budget.

Flat Iron

Flat Iron is a haven for steak lovers on a budget. Their signature dish is a flat iron steak, priced at just £14. Accompany your steak with a few sides, like wild mushroom sauce or creamed spinach, and you’ll still be under £25.

Brasserie Zédel

Brasserie Zédel is a grand Parisian café in Piccadilly Circus offering classic French cuisine at affordable prices. The Plats Du Jour, featuring dishes like Toulouse Sausage Cassoulet and  Lamb Tagine is £19.95, and breakfasts start from just £3.95 for pastries and baguettes. The elegant setting and live jazz performances enhance the dining experience, making it a favourite among both locals and tourists.