The best cheap restaurants in Britain

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FANCY chefs have great taste in food – but it usually comes at astronomical prices.

Until now… some of the biggest names in the restaurant business have revealed the cheap places where they like to eat out.

Some of the best cheap restaurants from across the UK – where a dish costs as little as £1.40

The likes of  Yotam Ottolenghi and Joshua Katz – who have legions of foodie followers – have shared their favourite places to dine from neighbourhood cafes to high-end restaurants in the new edition of Where Chefs Eat.

653 international chefs have shared 7,043 recommendations in more than 570 cities across the world for the 1,184-page guide.

The publishers have exclusively shared with Sun Online Travel some of the cheapest foodie favourites from across the UK – where a dish costs as little as £1.40 – from Indian curry houses in south London to pub grub in Birmingham.

Chesham Tandoori

 Chesham Tandoori was recommended for its great Indian food

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Chesham Tandoori was recommended for its great Indian food

Recommended by Mark Jarvis  – chef patron at Anglo

Chesham Tandoori, 48 Broad Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, HP5 3DX
 – 01494782669.

Opening Hours: Open seven days

Credit Cards: Accepted

Price Range: Budget

 Chef Mark Lewis has been eating the grub since he was 14

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Chef Mark Lewis has been eating the grub since he was 14

Style: Smart Casual

Cuisine: Indian

Recommended For: Bargain/Local Favourite

Mark said: “This is a restaurant I have been going to since I was fourteen-years old, in the town where I grew up.

“It’s great Indian food and as soon as I walk in they remember me. I always order sag gosht (lamb and spinach curry) and garlic naan.”

Stargazy Fish Bar

 Stargazy Fish Bar was praised for being 'Modern and clean, with good variety, great batter and well-seasoned'

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Stargazy Fish Bar was praised for being ‘Modern and clean, with good variety, great batter and well-seasoned’

Recommended by Michelin Young Chef Niall Keating

Stargazy Fish Bar at London Road
, Tetbury
, Gloucestershire, England, GL8 8JJ
 – 01666500690

Opening Hours: Open seven days

Credit Cards: Accepted but not Diners

Price Range: Budget

 It was recommended by Michelin Young Chef Niall Keating

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It was recommended by Michelin Young Chef Niall Keating

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Fish and Chips

Recommended For: Bargain

Niall said: “One of the pricier chip shops, but nonetheless, a chip shop. Modern and clean, good variety, great batter and well-seasoned.”

The Cod’s Scallops

 The Cod's Scallops is a '“Brilliant local chippy, cooking fresh fish with traditional beef dripping'

The Cod’s Scallops is a ‘“Brilliant local chippy, cooking fresh fish with traditional beef dripping’

Recommended by Sat Bains –  owner of two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains

The Cod’s Scallops at 170 Bramcote Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, NG8 2QP
 – 01159854107

Opening Hours: Closed Sunday

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price Range: Budget

 The grub was recommended by Sat Bains -  owner of two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains

The grub was recommended by Sat Bains –  owner of two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Fish and Chips

Recommended For: Bargain

“Brilliant local chippy, cooking fresh fish with traditional beef dripping.”—Sat Bains

Dastaan

 Dastaan is 'Indian food with outstanding finesse and incredible value for money'

DASTAAN

Dastaan is ‘Indian food with outstanding finesse and incredible value for money’

Recommended by Gordon Ramsay, protege Neil Borthwick and Michelin chef  Rohit Ghai

Dastaan at 447 Kingston Road, Epsom
, Surrey, 
England, KT19 0DB – 02087868999.

Opening Hours: Closed Monday

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX

Price Range: Budget

 Neil Borthwick calls the restaurant 'One of the best in the UK'

DASTAAN

Neil Borthwick calls the restaurant ‘One of the best in the UK’

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Indian

Recommended For: Bargain

“Indian food with outstanding finesse and incredible value for money. One of the best in the UK.”
—Neil Borthwick

Wofon

 Wofon was praised for its amazing noodle, ramen and rice dishes

Wofon

Wofon was praised for its amazing noodle, ramen and rice dishes

Recommended by Paul Foster – owner of Salt restaurant

Wofon at 21 Regent Grove, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, CV32 4NN – 01926330399

Opening Hours: Closed Sunday

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price Range: Budget

 Chef Paul Foster raved about the 'Great prices and massive portions'

Wofon

Chef Paul Foster raved about the ‘Great prices and massive portions’

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Asian

Recommended For: Bargain

“Serves amazing noodle, ramen and rice dishes. Great prices and massive portions.”—Paul Foster

Purecraft Bar And Kitchen

 Purecraft does homely classics like Scotch eggs and fish and chips

PURECRAFT BAR AND KITCHEN

Purecraft does homely classics like Scotch eggs and fish and chips

Recommended by Adam Stokes – owner of Michelin starred restaurant Adam’s

Purecraft Bar And Kitchen at 30 Waterloo Street, Birmingham
, West Midlands, 
England,  B2 5TJ – 
01212375666

Opening Hours: Open 7 Days

Credit Cards: Accepted

Price Range: Budget

 The grub was recommended by Adam Stokes - owner of Michelin starred restaurant Adam’s

PURECRAFT BAR AND KITCHEN

The grub was recommended by Adam Stokes – owner of Michelin starred restaurant Adam’s

Style: Casual

Cuisine: British

Recommended For: Bargain

“Homely classics like Scotch eggs and fish and chips, done in a very accurate way.”— Adam Stokes

BAO

 BAO IS 'Fast food, but not as the term would suggest'

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BAO IS ‘Fast food, but not as the term would suggest’

Recommended by food writer, chef, TV star and restaurant owner Yotam Ottolenghi

BAO at 53 Lexington Street Soho
London W1F 9AS 07769627811

Opening hours: Closed Sunday

Credit card: Accepted

Price range: Affordable

Style: Casual

 The grub was recommended by food writer, chef, TV star and restaurant owner Yotam Ottolenghi

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The grub was recommended by food writer, chef, TV star and restaurant owner Yotam Ottolenghi

Cuisine: Taiwanese

Recommended for: Bargain

“This is fast food, but not as the term would suggest.

“The buns are what pull people in, but it’s all the sides I go back for—the aubergine mapo is incredible.” —Yotam Ottolenghi

Nanban

 Nanban has 'The most incredible ramen and side dishes'

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Nanban has ‘The most incredible ramen and side dishes’

Recommended by Andi Oliver from Andi’s London

Nanban at 426 Coldharbour Lane Brixton
London SW9 8LF 02073460098

Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted but not AMEX

Price range: Affordable

Style: Casual

 Andi Oliver called it 'Food that warms your heart and soul'

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Andi Oliver called it ‘Food that warms your heart and soul’

Cuisine: Japanese

Recommended for: Bargain

“The most incredible ramen and side dishes. Inspired, beyond delicious, stunning flavors.

“Food that warms your heart and soul.”—Andi Oliver

Ifto’s Lahore Karahi

 Ifto’s Lahore Karahi is a family restaurant serving tandoor chicken and marinated lamb

IFTO’S LAHORE KARAHI

Ifto’s Lahore Karahi is a family restaurant serving tandoor chicken and marinated lamb

Recommended by Awards-winning Ceviche restaurateur Martin Morales

Ifto’s Lahore Karahi at 162–164 The Broadway, Southall, 
London UB1 1NN
 – 02088138669

Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price range: Affordable

Style: Casual

 According to chef Martin Morales, it is 'Perfect for kids, and perfect for trying a whole variety of spicy food'

IFTO’S LAHORE KARAHI

According to chef Martin Morales, it is ‘Perfect for kids, and perfect for trying a whole variety of spicy food’

Cuisine: Indian Pakistani

Recommended for: Bargain

“A warm welcome awaits, at this family restaurant serving the best tandoor chicken and marinated lamb.

“Perfect for kids, and perfect for trying a whole variety of spicy food.”—Martin Morales

Storries Home Bakery

 Storries Home Bakery is a pie shop that opens at midnight on Leith Walk

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Storries Home Bakery is a pie shop that opens at midnight on Leith Walk

Recommended by Ben Reade – co-owner of  Edinburgh Food Studio

Storries Home Bakery at 279 Leith Walk Edinburgh Scotland EH6 8PD

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: No

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

 

 Chef Ben Reade called their pies 'The stuff of legends'

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Chef Ben Reade called their pies ‘The stuff of legends’

Cuisine: Bakery

Recommended For: Late night / Bargain

“Storries Home Bakery is a pie shop that opens at midnight on Leith Walk. It is the stuff of legends.” —Ben Reade

Beigel Bake

 Beigel Bake in on Brick Lane was recommended by scores of chefs

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Beigel Bake in on Brick Lane was recommended by scores of chefs

Recommended by chefs Harneet Baweja, Alex Jackson, Eyal Jagermann, Bonny Porter, Mark Rosati, Lee Tiernan, Mitch Tonks, Hus Vedat

Beigel Bake at 159 Brick Lane, Shoreditch
, London, E1 6SB
 – 02077290616

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: Not Accepted

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

 Chef Lee Tiernan said of the shop: 'Hands down, the best salt beef on the planet. Get double mustard. Open 24 hours'

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Chef Lee Tiernan said of the shop: ‘Hands down, the best salt beef on the planet. Get double mustard. Open 24 hours’

Cuisine: Bakery

Recommended For: Bargain

Open 7 days No Not accepted Budget Style Casual Cuisine Bakery Recommended for Late night

“Hands down, the best salt beef on the planet. Get double mustard. Open 24 hours.”—Lee Tiernan

The Walnut

 The Walnut was praised for Good produce and proper cooking

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The Walnut was praised for Good produce and proper cooking

Recommended by Ben Reade – co-owner of  Edinburgh Food Studio

The Walnut at 9 Croall Place Edinburgh Scotland EH7 4LT 044 1312811236

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

 BYOB means its already budget menu is made cheaper by not needing to pay restaurant mark-ups on vino

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BYOB means its already budget menu is made cheaper by not needing to pay restaurant mark-ups on vino

Cuisine: Scottish

Recommended For: Bargain

“Good produce and proper cooking. BYOB means its already budget menu is made cheaper by not needing to pay restaurant mark-ups on vino.

“It’s always full, never pretentious and always tasty. Go for Sunday lunch, if you can get a table.”—Ben Reade

The Rib Man

 Food market stall The Rib Man only runs on Sundays

The Ribman

Food market stall The Rib Man only runs on Sundays

Recommended by Michelin-starred Alyn Williams

The Rib Man at Brick Lane Market, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QR

Opening Hours: Sunday only

Credit Cards: Not Accepted

Price Range: Budget

 Chef Alyn Williams called them great pork rib rolls with the Rib Man’s own hot sauce

The Ribman

Chef Alyn Williams called them great pork rib rolls with the Rib Man’s own hot sauce

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Barbeque

Recommended For: Bargain

“Great pork rib rolls with the Rib Man’s own hot sauce.”—Alyn Williams

Xi’an Impression

 Xian Impression sits on the Holloway Road in London

Xi’an Impression

Xian Impression sits on the Holloway Road in London

Recommended by chefs Joel Braham, Sandia Chang, Carl Clarke, Dan Graham, Joshua Katz, James Lowe, Isaac McHale, Shaun Searley

Xi’an Impression at 117 Benwell Road Holloway
London N7 7BW
 02034410191.

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: no

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

 It was praised for outstanding and unusual Chinese food that is very affordable

Xi’an Impression

It was praised for outstanding and unusual Chinese food that is very affordable

Cuisine: Xi’an Chinese

Recommended For: Bargain

“Xi’an Impression serves outstanding and unusual Chinese food that is very affordable.”

Where Chefs Eat (Third Edition) Edited by Joe Warwick and published by Phaidon is out now priced at £19.99.



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