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We’ve created a list of some of the best reviewed restaurants, cafes and diners across London. They are, according to TripAdvisorplaces to eat that offer quality food whilst being very pocket friendly!


The Lounge Cafe - London, Host Family Stay
The Lounge Cafe

Want a simple and affordable British breakfast? Look no further! The Lounge Cafe in the Welford Centre offers breakfast and lunch from its attractive menu. 

“A genuine hidden gem” and “Awesome & pocket friendly meals” are just some of the reviews the cafe has received on TripAdvisor.

With gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options and with being ranked number 10 out of 19,058 places to eat out in London, this cafe is a great choice for individuals and groups looking for a tasty breakfast! 

Address: 113 Chalkhill Rd, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 9FX

Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
                                    Saturday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fast Break - London, Host Family Stay
Fast Break

This is another place to consume lovely hot beverages together with a full English breakfast or maybe a pastry or a small cake if you have a sweet tooth. The people love their customer service and the decor inside Fast Break!

Address: 113 Old St, London, EC1V 9JR

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kennington Lane Cafe - London, Host Family Stay
Kennington Lane Cafe

Ideal for breakfast, lunch and brunch, the Kennington Lane Cafe offers British food of a great quality. It is in fact rated #2 of 1,328 Coffee & Tea in London on TripAdvisor.

Address: 383 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11 5QY, England

Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
                                    Saturday from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. 

                                    Sunday from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. 


Fisher's Fish and Chips - London, Host Family Stay
Fisher’s Fish and Chips

The place in Fulham, close to Chelsea, is not just a regular Fish and Chips shop. Every year, from 2016, this British restaurant has received the “Certificate of Excellence” which is an award that honours hospitality businesses that have achieved outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor.  If you are looking for great fish and chips this could be the perfect place to go!

Address: 19 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JH, England

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday from 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM 

Magic Falafel - London, Host Family Stay
Magic Falafel

An all vegan, or a “pure vegan” restaurant in Camden Market serving Mediterranean food of high quality. This place has also received the “Certificate of Excellence” last year and this year while being ranked as the 12th out of 19,058 restaurants in London

Address: Unit 312-313, Camden Market, London NW1 8AH, England

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Companero - London, Host Family Stay

This recently opened restaurant in the 02 Center offers Spanish and Mediterranean food. The owners calls it “...Real food for real people made completely from beginning to end in our kitchen.” 

Address: 02 Centre | 255 Finchley Road, London NW3 6LU, England

Opening hours: Wednesday - Thursday, Sunday from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                                    Friday - Saturday from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Wolkite Restaurant - London, Host Family Stay
Wolkite Restaurant

This restaurant focuses on African and Ethiopian cuisine and offers flavourful and authentic food. Customers agree with its authenticity and how delicious it is!

Address: 82 Hornsey Road | Next to Emirates Stadium or Holloway station, London N7 7NN, England

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
                                    Saturday - Sunday 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Volare - London, Host Family Stay

Founded in 2015 by two Spanish sisters, this Italian and Spanish eatery is now a 5* rated restaurant on TripAdvisor. The sisters call it “...a fusion of our heritage and knowledge of Spanish and Italian cuisines.” 

You will find wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzas, tapas and traditional pastas. 

Address: 167 Bowes Road, London N11 2JA, England

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday, CLOSED

Dada's Dinner - London, Host Family Stay
Dada's Dinner

Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor with 38 reviews, this place is truly a hidden gem. The diner offers a classic American breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.

Address: 167 The Vale | Acton, London W3 7RD, England

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Aux Merveilleux de Fred - London, Host Family Stay
Aux Merveilleux de Fred

French meringues and brioches, some customers have acclaimed it to be “magical”. If you have a sweet tooth you might want to plan a visit to this French cafe in South Kensington!

Address: 88 Old Brompton Road | South Kensington, London SW7 3LQ, England

Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 07:30 AM - 7:30 PM.

                                    Saturday - Sunday from 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

The Crepe Factory - London, Host Family Stay
The Crepe Factory

If crepes are your thing then you must visit this place! Being “#1 out of 505 Dessert in London” and being awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” in 2018 and again this year, this place is great for families, groups or foodies that want to enjoy wonderful crepes, ice cream, waffles and much more. 

Address: 297 North End Road, London W14 9NS, England

Opening hours: Temporarily closed

Prime Gelato - London, Host Family Stay
Prime Gelato

On a hot Summer day, ice cream is the go to dessert. Prime Gelato is a beloved place where you can indulge real Italian gelato and other treats like tiramisu. Head over to Shaftesbury Avenue and enjoy amazing ice cream!

Address: 216 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EB, England

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We hope you found this article useful and that you feel inspired to try out some of these affordable restaurants and cafes around London! If you are planning to visit London to study or work as an intern, we offer a homestay service across London - this is a great opportunity if you wish to improve your English, engage in cultural exchanges between you and your host and the locals in the area of where you will stay! Please get in touch or visit our website to learn more.

Published on 24th March 2020