Nine Wallet-Friendly Meals in London

British cuisine’s all pie and chips, fish and chips and Sunday roasts right? Well, not quite.

If it’s summer and the sun’s out, then a picnic in the park is one of the best ways for you to have a wallet-friendly meal. Visit a local deli and get some treats to enjoy in one of London’s many green open spaces.

If you’re looking to cut the price of the bill at dinner then go BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze). It’s a popular thing in London, and in Brixton you can do it at Brixton Village and Negril, which serves Carribbean food. Elsewhere in the city try Tayyabs for Indian, Bonnie Gull for seafood or Hix Oyster and Chophouse.

Quick bites in London include sandwich shops, sushi, kebabs, and burritos. If you’re a bit hungrier than that, head to Poppies in Shoreditch. It’s one of the best places for fish and chips in London, and has been since 1952.

Street food and food markets are a big thing in London and you can get a whole range of cheap yet tasty things. The most famous markets are Borough Market, Camden Market and Exmouth Market. The best stalls are usually the ones with the biggest queues.

If you’re eating in a restaurant, you don’t have to tip when the bill comes. Although some bars and restaurants will get upset if you don’t, it’s optional and should be for good service. Servers are paid at least the minimum wage in England, so don’t feel under pressure if leaving a hefty tip prices you out of eating in a restaurant.