Wallet-Friendly Dining at London’s Best Restaurants


We’re all feeling the pinch right now, but dining out in London and enjoying moments of culinary indulgence doesn’t have to cost the earth. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best restaurant deals that won’t break the bank, from Michelin-starred Set Menus under £35, lunches under £10 and wallet-friendly Tasting Menus. Get more bang for your buck this Spring and satisfy your appetite with great value dishes across the city.

Lunch for £10 and Under 

  • Burger & Lobster – Classic 5oz Nebraskan beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and B&L’s burger sauce, served in a sesame topped brioche bun with fries. £10. Available Monday – Friday, 12pm – 5pm. Menu here
  • Junsei – Shroom Donburi (rice bowl) with minced mushroom and fried tofu, £10. Menu here
  • Happy Face Pizza – Margherita pizza with tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil, £7.80 or Pepperoni pizza, £10. Menu here
  • Slim Chickens – Fresh chicken honey BBQ sandwich with pickles, onions & cheddar Jack cheese, served with seasoned fries, house sauce and a bottomless soda, £10. Menu here

Lunch for £20 and Under 

  • Burger & Lobster – Soft shell crab-filled brioche roll dressed with a Marie Rose sauce, fresh iceberg lettuce, lime and coriander, served with fries, £16. Or, Lobster Salad featuring half a steamed lobster accompanied by kale, quinoa, walnut, cranberry and feta, finished with a balsamic dressing, £20. Available Monday – Friday, 12pm – 5pm. Menu here
  • Bonfire – Bonfire burger: 6oz beef patty topped with tomato, lettuce, red onions, pickles, Bonfire relish and mayo, £8.50 + thin cut fries for £3.50.Menu here 

Michelin-Starred / Fine Dining Under £35

  • Benares Mayfair – Michelin-starred Indian two-course set menu with dishes including Essex farm chicken momo with winter truffle and tandoor smoked hake, £32. Available Tuesday – Saturday. Menu here
  • Ganymede – Weekly changing set lunch menu of seasonal British dishes such as chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche and roast bavette with green beans, celeriac purée and parmesan fries. 2 courses for £23.50, 3 courses for £27.50. Available Tuesday – Friday. Sample menu here
  • Aquavit London – Daily changing Nordic-inspired lunch menu with dishes such as shrimp skagen and Swedish meatballs with lingonberry and pickled cucumbers. 2 courses for £32, 3 courses for £35. Available Tuesday – Friday. Menu here
  • Cinnamon Bazaar – A colourful set menu with dishes of watermelon chaat and lamb roganjosh shepherd’s pie to enjoy. 2 courses for £19, 3 courses for £22. Available 7 days a week. Menu here
  • Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea – A set menu comprising of dishes such as Hyderabadi style lamb biryani and garam masala sticky toffee pudding. 2 courses for £18, 3 courses for £22. Available Tuesday – Friday. Menu here
  • Cinnamon Kitchen City – A set lunch menu featuring delicious modern Indian dishes such as lamb chukka porotta wrap and Old Delhi style chicken curry. 2 courses for £20, 3 courses for £24. Available Tuesday – Friday. Menu here

Looking for a Tasting Menu experience that won’t pull on purse strings? Ormer Mayfair by Sofian offers five, six & eight-course options, with dishes including warm Ibérico ham jelly, roast Scottish langoustine, and abinao chocolate and tapioca tart. Tasting Menus start at £50 for five courses. Available Wednesday – Saturday. Menu here

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