As a fairly inexpensive cafe that serves an amazing English breakfast, Regency Café is one of the best options for budget travellers and other tourists alike! It provides an incredible value for its money and is popular among locals, providing all visitors with a truly immersive British experience. Daniel Craig fans would also be happy to know that the cafe was one of the settings in the movie Layer Cake!
The Barrafina name is highly regarded among the restaurants in London, and the branch in Adelaide is simply the best of the best. Upscale and trendy, the restaurant retains traditional Spanish flavours, earning its #2 spot on this list with their signature fried lamb’s brain.
Steaks and burgers; that’s all one can say. Fortunately, its hype has not yet caught up to its taste, so reservations remain relatively easy to come by. So take note, carnivores (and vegetarians with cheat day quotas), and get your fill of red meat here!
From kubaneh to tzatziki, shakshukit to tahini, the must-try dishes at the Palomar as delicious as they are hard to pronounce. Furthermore, reservations are hard to come by and no-shows affect the experience of all, from staff to diners. With this in mind, Palomar’s policy of charging for no-shows is wonderful, and should be implemented worldwide!
Indian cuisine has long seeped into the British mainstream with westernised signatures like Chicken Tikka Masala being one of the United Kingdom’s national dishes. However, restaurants like Dishoom provides more authentic Indian food at relatively affordable prices. What beats naan, tikka, and curry for nights out with friends?
At Homeslice, you can experience thin-crust pizza at its best. Although thin-crust can be dry often times, Homeslice provides pizza that manages to stay moist and saucy in spite of the crust. Drop by with your friends and get one of their huge pizzas to share for the best deal, though you can simply get a slice, but you wouldn’t get the best bang for your buck.
Fan of potatoes? What about savoury meat pies? Or do you simply want to grab a truly local Londoner experience? If so, then this is the place to go! Mother Mash offers great value for your money, while offering no-frills mashed potatoes (as you can see from its name), meat pies and ‘bangers’ (sausages)! So drop by for a nice budget British experience!
As the saying goes, “when in Rome, eat as the Romans do” (or however the saying goes); to do that in London, drop by Ffiona’s Restaurant. Ffiona is often present herself, ensuring you have the best experience possible. So drop by, learn about British culinary traditions while filling up with some Chicken Kiev and roast beef with trimmings.
One of London’s most iconic food traditions is the gastropub’s merger between food and drinks, with the Great Queen Street Restaurant being perhaps the defining location. From meat pies to lamb shoulders, there is a huge variety of British dishes highly popular among tourists and locals alike.
Is there anything more iconic of British cuisine than fish and chips? In the view of this foodie, it is a resounding no! Rounding out our top 10 list is Fish Bone, the go-to place for fish and chips in London. Drop by for some budget takeouts, and explore the large variety of fish that could be fried!