Budget Restaurants in North London
|| If you thought
gastronomic diversity in your life was at least two pay
rises away, you may be surprised at the range of budget
places available for you to dine in North London.
Voted as one of the top cheap restaurants in the country
in the Observer Food Monthly the Afghan Kitchen [map] should near the top of your list when it comes to eating
out on a budget. If you’ve never tried it before,
you’ll find the food Indian in style but with a
Persian edge that makes it just that bit different. And
main course prices at this Islington eatery are around
Le Mercury [map] is where you’ll find affordable Modern British and
French Bistro style food. Although certainly not the best
fusion restaurant in the area you will find that it’s
popular with young people for the price of the food. This
will be one that you either love or hate but if you want
to eat out on the cheap this eatery is certainly worth
For something unusual but inexpensive you could try Abiruchi
[map] on Stoke Newington Church Street. Here you’ll
enjoy specialised south Indian cuisine originating from
the spice capital of India. The food differs from what
you’ll find at your average curry house because
of the herbs and spices used and the fact that there’s
little use of oil or fat. The other good news is that
this taste of India will set you back around £10
for a starter and main course.
Highbury Park Road, N5, is home to Au Lac [map],
a Vietnamese restaurant which offers great value for money.
The restaurant has gained its reputation for good food
over the past five years and continues to be popular today
- so popular in fact that they have recently opened another
restaurant in the capital. Guests here can expect a warm
welcome and good food.
South American cuisine could also be within reach of your
wallet if you venture to La Piragua [map].
Dishing up food originating from Argentina and Colombia
there’s plenty on offer here, however it’s
the affordable steak served on a wood plate that seems
to get this N1 restaurant noticed.
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