July 25, 2014

Hansa’s

Cuisine: Indian Fantastic veggie food with really authentic flavours, perfect for even the most carnivorous of folks. Tasty food, nice staff, friendly atmosphere. Pretty cheap, too. Prices start from £5.50 for a main, so great value. Definitely worth a visit. They specifically endorse sharing and eating with your fingers, so don’t feel scared to get… Read more…

Pickles & Potter

Cuisine: Bistro Technically, this place is a sandwich shop, but it is so much more than that. They do sandwiches of game terrine with red cabbage chutney; beef specials, lovely Italian breads and other crusty fresh rolls, and light meals like their pork stew. They also do the most delicious cakes – the peanut and… Read more…

Safran

Cuisine: Persian A nice small restaurant, lovely and intimate and family run. The staff are friendly, you can see your food being prepared, so you know that your food is freshly made. The menu is wide and varied and the food is not greasy or oily, it’s mostly char-grilled but chock full of flavour. Really… Read more…

Saffron

Cuisine: Indian Lovely large portions, home-cooked traditional flavours. Very cheap – four pounds a main meal in general, or you can get a full buffet meal with choice of starters, curries, sides, naans, poppadoms, for £8.95. For the price, the food is outstanding. You have to be prepared to wait for awhile for your meals… Read more…

Merkato

Cuisine: Ethiopian Merkato is a simple little place, few tables and chairs but very traditional food. They serve sort of platters; stews, veg dishes, served with flatbread for you to scoop up the food with. No knives or forks here, this is traditional eating. Absolutely lovely flavours and nice location, too. Real cheap and most… Read more…

A Nation of Shopkeepers

Cuisine: British/Bistro Definitely somewhere you can stay all day. Shop, eat, and enjoy yourself. The food here is fab, especially their sharing mains – or have one to yourself if you’re feeling peckish! The mini cheese burger platter has to be my favourite. They also do great deserts – a fab choccie brownie being one… Read more…

Piazza by Anthony

Cuisine: Bistro/Italian Some absolutely fantastic Italian meals are made here. Try their goats cheese and beetroot risotto for an amazing veggie dish at only 7 quid. Some fantastic starters too, my favourite of which being their baked Camembert which is always a winner with me! Friendly staff, loads of different things going on in the… Read more…

Where the Monkey Sleeps

Cuisine: British/Bistro Delicious food with some rather hilariously named dishes, including Woman from Iran and Wytchfinder. They sell steaks, sandwiches, paninis, wopping great big bagels and huge breakfast portions. Try their Steak II – delicious beef with a red onion marmalade which is absolutely lovely – also, their American style pancakes with bacon and maple… Read more…

The Universal

Cuisine: Bistro Absolutely GORGEOUS. Brilliant traditional Scottish cooking mixed with some more unusual choices, namely Thai red curries and Cajun chicken. Absolutely lovely food, nicely cheap, and a mean lemon cheesecake with raspberry sorbet. Delicious. Mains start from about £6.00 – great value, too. Average Main Course Price: £6.00 Address:: 57-59 Sauchiehall Lane, Glasgow G2… Read more…

The Black Sparrow

Cuisine: Bistro/Italian Yummy food. Really hearty, really tasty, and pretty cheap. They do an absolutely divine burger with all the trimmings – onions, bacon, cheese, mustard mayo – delicious. They also do a lovely little nibble of crusty bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Cheap, cheerful, and buzzing. Lovely place. Average Main Course Price:… Read more…

Lucky 7 Canteen

Cuisine: Bistro I can’t stress this enough – fantastic value. Main meals are JUST £4.00 at lunch time, and only £7.00 in the evening. Starters are around £3.00, sides are just £1.00 including chips and onion rings, and deserts are around £3.00. Really, really well-cooked and brilliantly tasty too. Well recommended. Try their casseroles for… Read more…

Stereo Cafe/Bar

Cuisine: Bistro Great, cheap food in a fantastic atmosphere. This places really captures the buzz of Glasgow’s culture, and it’s a great place to chill out. They’ve got a lovely range of food, including a fab calzone with tapenade, roast pepper and artichoke. Unusual, but divine. They also do a great and extensive tapas menu… Read more…

The Lemon Tree

Cuisine: Chinese Lovely Chinese restaurant and take-away offering your normal Chinese menu – very tasty, I must say, and also a specialities section including salt and pepper squid and a mango roast chicken. Nicely priced, tasty food that is very, very varied. Give it a try – don’t be put off by the fact not… Read more…

Ichiban

Cuisine: Japanese Beautiful Japanese curries and sushis. Slightly different, but absolutely beautiful. You can also buy the food to take-out, and they have a massive variety of dishes to choose from. Try their gyu-don – a rice dish with sirloin steak, onion, and ginger. Zingy and really, really, tasty. Average Main Course Price: £7.50 Address::… Read more…

Urban Karahi

Cuisine: Indian Really cheap, tasty, home-cooked Indian food, and not a korma in sight. Try their fish jalfrezi, as it is really unusual – but really tasty. They also do absolutely lovely chutneys at the start of the meal with your poppadoms – really lovely, spicy yet sweet. Great side dishes, too. Average Main Course… Read more…

Tsunami Restaurant

Cuisine: Japanese Fantastic flavourful food. I love sushi and the usual Japanese food that you can get, but here, they sell a massive variety of fantastic quality food that you may not have come across before. They do a beautiful wasabi chicken, spicy yet creamy and deliciously filling. Definitely worth a try if you’ve never… Read more…

My Dining Room

Cuisine: British Absolutely fantastic British food, right at the top of Fulham market and a few minutes walk from Fulham train station. One dish I would definitely recommend is their grilled chorizo hot dog with red onion relish – My Dining Room has a knack of taking normal British food and making it slightly more… Read more…

The Delhi Brasserie

Cuisine: Indian Real fine dining experience here. They also offer an advantage card after you’ve eaten there once, which is free – but it gives you 20% off every time you eat there and you can use it as many times as you like. Pretty good deal! They do a beautiful curry called lamb jamir… Read more…

Grace

Cuisine: Bistro This place isn’t so much a restaurant as a place to chill out and relax. Try their sharing pots – 3 for a tenner, massive variety including tiger prawns, rustic cut chips, fish-cakes and chorizo. A really lovely place with a great atmoshpere – and the food is divine. Average Main Course Price:… Read more…

Brouge

Cuisine: Belgian Lovely traditional Belgian food, cooked beautifully. Nice presentation, friendly staff, and a lovely atmosphere. They do a 2 courses for £9.95 meal from 12-5, but you could also get a main meal for less than a tenner in the evenings, too. Try their leek, mushroom and goat’s cheese tart. Absolutely gorgeous. Average Main… Read more…

Maramia

Cuisine: Palestinian I’d never eaten Palestinian food before, but coming to Maramia was a real eye-opener. Delicious food, beautifully flavoured, cheaply priced. Try their hot mezze for something a little different, and the grilled chicken main is absolutely lovely. Worth a try next time you’re in Westbourne Park. Average Main Course Price: £7.00 Address:: 48… Read more…

St James

Cuisine: European Brilliant value menu from 12-7 – two courses 9.95, but really, really, tasty courses. My favourite dish from here is their peach, chicory and walnut salad with maple syrup dressing. Absolutely and completely delicious. Great beef bourguignon too. Definitely try it! Average Main Course Price: £8.00 Address:: 4 Topsfield Parade, Middle Lane, Crouch… Read more…

La Sophia

Cuisine: French French food is always cooked beautifully – no exception here. I absolutely love their lamb chops – served with proper French fries and salad. Their food is generously portioned and well seasoned, and they also offer a great desert choice too. Worth a try if you’ve never had French food before. Go at… Read more…

Stef’s

Cuisine: Italian I am a massive fan of big plates of cheap Italian food done well, and this place is no exception. Their calzone is fantastic, as is the gnocchi. Big portions, reasonable prices, and absolutely delicious food. Fantastic panna cotta, too. 10/10. Average Main Course Price: £8.00 Address:: 3 Berners Street (off Oxford Street),… Read more…

Bengal Cuisine

Cuisine: Indian Lovely, filling, proper Indian food. They do a great vegetarian menu too, that I as a meat eater enjoy too. You could easily get 3 dishes for ten pounds here, so fabulous value. I’ve come here with friends for special occasions and it’s the sort of restaurant that you can spend a comfortable… Read more…

Regency Indian Cuisine

Cuisine: Indian Very filling, very traditional Indian food. Not at all like your average high street take-out – this is proper Indian cooking at great value. Try their lamb chops – incredibly tender, melts in the mouth. The staff are very efficient – perhaps not chatty, but I prefer that in a restaurant. Mains from… Read more…

Hoxton Apprentice

Cuisine: European A nice thing about Hoxton, as well as the yummy food is that the staff are youngsters and other people who have lost their way a bit and are relearning life skills. It’s Michelin recommended, and not all that expensive. Try their pie of the day – local fresh ingredients, seasonal veg, filling… Read more…

Italian Kitchen

Cuisine: Italian Lovely, fresh Italian food. They offer a set menu of two courses for £7.95 every day, from 12pm to 7pm. These are the first two traditional Italian courses – they tend to be antipasti and then a pasta dish. It’s hard to believe that in Italy, they serve another two courses, the food… Read more…

Susie’s Wholefood Diner

Cuisine: British/Mediterranean Susie’s does some fantastic tasting vegetarian food that’s great value, too. It’s not boring or just vegetables, there’s some brilliant tasting and innovative dishes on the menu. Main meals start from about £7.00, so brilliant value. Average Main Course Price: £7.00 Address:: 51 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB Telephone: 01316 678729

Barioja

Cuisine: Spanish Home-cooked, tasty Spanish food. Absolutely full of flavour and you get such a range of foods, it’s great value. They have a fantastic range of tapas. Try their paella mixta – a range of chicken, pork and beef paella. Really yummy, not too filling and great value for money. Tapas from £7.00, so… Read more…

ROTI Bar & Restaurant

Cuisine: Indian Absolutely beautiful restaurant. They’ve won lots of awards, so you’d think it would be quite expensive, but they do a special menu at lunchtimes and early evenings called ‘Tiffin for a tenner’, which is lovely ‘high days and holidays’ food. A little more expensive than your usual cheap eat, but beautiful and well… Read more…

Eatalia’s

Cuisine: Italian I love Italian food, Eatalia’s do it brilliantly and properly! So many Italian places don’t cook their food authentically, but Eatalia’s does. They were also on the tele on BBC’s Take on The Takeaway! Their pizzas are great value for money with a wide range of toppings, and their pastas are all around… Read more…

Mum’s Great Comfort Food

Cuisine: British Just what it says on the tin – delicious, homely comfort food with monster portions and locally sourced produce. They do a fantastic mix and match sausage and mash menu, with different types of sausage, mash, and gravy, and a delicious selection of deserts. If you’ve never been to Scotland before, or even… Read more…

Imperial Palace

Cuisine: Chinese Lovely Chinese food, properly home-made and full of flavour. Try their sweet and sour beef, lovely rough chunks of veg and wonderfully tender beef. Ask about their desert menu as this changes frequently but they have some lovely things on there. I like to have desert to finish a meal off, but the… Read more…

The Circle Cafe

Cuisine: Bistro Yummy food from around the world served beautifully. The waitresses are really friendly and the deserts are divine. Quick tip: try the lamb koftas with cous cous and harissa creme fraiche. Absolutely stunning! Make sure you try their home-made wedges too as they are absolutely fab! Meals are about £6.00 – it says… Read more…

Eureka

Cuisine: Greek I love Greek food at the best of times, and this place does it brilliantly. Family-run and really welcoming of children, they offer fantastic value for money, and a massive menu. I love their Baklava, too. Definitely give it a try. Their main meals are at around the £10.00 mark, so a little… Read more…

The Everyman Bistro

Cuisine: British/Bistro Nice honest home-cooked food. I love hearty main courses and the Everyman does this in spades. My favourite is their pork and apple sausage wrapped in bacon with caramelised onion gravy. It is absolutely delicious, sweet gravy, crunchy buttery potato rosti and yummy pork. They also do fantastic deserts – try their lemon… Read more…

The Quarter

Cuisine: British/Italian The Quarter has a lovely range of food, pizzas and pastas all at reasonable prices. One of my favourites from here is their goats cheese and balsamic pizza, which is unusual and just divine. They also do a brilliant Bakewell tart for just £2.50. I think the value here is amazing, and all… Read more…

Baltic Fleet

Cuisine: British Baltic Fleet is a lovely little out of the way pub on Liverpool’s dockside. They have a delicious selection of mains, sandwiches, sides, and because they are also a micro-brewery, they have a massive selection of beers and drinks. Try their steak and ale pie – always a nice choice, but from here… Read more…

The Egg Cafe

Cuisine: Vegetarian This place is absolutely delightful and not what you’d expect, as it’s tucked out of the way. It’s really trendy and a favourite with the local boho set. The menu is great and there is a massive range of foods including daily specials. Try their chilli or goulash if it’s on special as… Read more…

Delifonseca

Cuisine: Deli I love this place for their tasty deli foods. It’s the only authentic deli in Liverpool. I love the fact that I can eat in the restaurant and then buy ingredients in the deli and make something similar at home. They offer quite a good range of food, sandwiches, a massive range of… Read more…

Maharaja South India Restaurant

Cuisine: South Indian Maharaja is a real gem of a find. It’s one of only a few restaurants of the same cuisine and also offers great value. They do a deal where you can get 4 curries, rice, a pudding and parantha bread for a business lunch. They also do a fantastic value range or… Read more…

Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Cuisine: Mexican I hadn’t really eaten much Mexican food before coming here, but it is now a staple of mine to go at least once a month. The food is spicy yet full of flavour, and their fajitas are gorgeous. I like to have a large bowl of nachos as a starter to share with… Read more…

Red Chilli 3

Cuisine: Indian I love Indian food, and as you’d think from the name of this place, the food is full of red chillies. However, they are not used in a way to be too spicy and they give a lovely kick to the food, with lots of flavour. Try their Bishwantha mix special, which is… Read more…

The Ital Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian An absolute gem of a restaurant serving gorgeous Italian food. Pizzas, pastas and risottos are all under ten pounds, and all chicken dishes are around that price too, so it’s quite cheap for an Italian. The food is really high quality and the menu is huge. My favourite is the penne picante, which… Read more…

Buffet @ Bradford

Cuisine: Chinese Basically, this restaurant is what it says in the tin. Offering a lovely range of foods, from starters to salads, different meat dishes and also quite an extensive deserts menu. Their buffets are around £6.00 lunchtimes and early evenings, and £10.00 in the evenings. From the range of food, you wouldn’t think it… Read more…

Cyrus Mediterranean Restaurant

Cuisine: Mediterranean I love food from the Med at the best of times, but Cyrus does an absolutely lovely job of it. My favourite meal from here is their Tyrokafteri, which is a blend of soft cheeses, hot chilli, vinegar, and olive oil. It is really tangy and refreshing and really gets your taste-buds ready… Read more…

Haweli Restaurant

Cuisine: Indian/Persian Lovely rich food, with different tastes and flavours to what I’m used to from a usual Indian restaurant. My personal recommendation from here is their Dansak, a Persian style curry with a sweet and sour flavour. Their mains start from £7.00, naans from £1.50 so it’s pretty reasonable in price too. Ask for… Read more…

Tulsi

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese Tulsi is a normal restaurant, that also serves an extensive vegetarian menu, but don’t let that make you think there’s no flavour. The foods served here are absolutely chock full of taste and are absolutely delicious. The veggie menu has nearly as many dishes as the ‘normal’ one, each one inventive and flavourful.… Read more…

Saffron Desi

Cuisine: Indian Lovely Indian food with a slight British twist. My absolute favourite dish from here is their Peshwari delight, sweet, spicy, savoury and plain delicious. Meals starting from £6.00, sides from £1.70, so brilliant value too. Try their lovely crispy popadoms too. Average Main Course Price: £6.00 Address:: 1362 Leeds Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire,… Read more…

Sweet Centre Restaurant

Cuisine: Asian Sweet Centre has actually been named the 9th best curry house in Britain, which makes it pretty cool to eat there! The staff are absolutely brilliant and the korma, my favourite Indian meal (boring, I know) is done beautifully. Creamy, a little bit spicy, and just perfect. Ask for their desert menu, as… Read more…

The Russian Restaurant

Cuisine: Russian I’ve never eaten traditional Russian food before, so that was a great surprise coming here. Really traditional, tasty, completely different flavours. Try their rye bread deep fried with garlic to start – and then my absolute favourite new main course, their almond topped trout. Deliciously unusual but VERY yummy. Main courses start from… Read more…

Omar Khan’s

Cuisine: Indian For a lovely spicy treat, I’d definitely recommend this restaurant. It’s really popular and you will need to book up in advance, but the taste is amazing. My personal favourite is the mixed meat thali, 4 different meat curries cooked to the strength you like, so it’s cooked exactly the way you want… Read more…

The Ring ‘O’ Bells

Cuisine: British British home-cooked meals, at it’s best. It’s family owned, traditional, welcoming, and have acquired many awards over the years. The building itself is stunning and the setting is beautiful. My favourite meal from here is their slow-cooked belly pork with black pudding mash (delicious) and gravy, followed by a crème brulee – for… Read more…

The 6 Acres

Cuisine: British I love family restaurants and 6 Acres is a brilliant example of one. They offer really hearty food, a massive menu, and are really catering to children. The building itself is absolutely stunning – and the views equally so. They offer two main meals for £9.50 which is great value – try their… Read more…

The Mosque Kitchen

Cuisine: Indian Authentic Curries cooked in ‘The Mosque Kitchen’ well the kitchen behind the Mosque. This review was copied from ‘The Eating and Drinking Guide 2010′ As well as catering for the congregation, this cafeteria-style operation welcomes students, locals and the fortunate tourist who happens to stumble upon it. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly… Read more…

Browns Restaurant

Cuisine: Bistro/Mediterranean Brown’s is not strictly a ‘Cheap Eat’, but the food is fabulous. If you choose one of their platters to start and have a bottle of wine to share, it is one of the nicest ways to spend an afternoon. My absolute favourite food from Brown’s is their baked Camembert served with crusty… Read more…

The Spice Cube

Cuisine: Indian Spice Cube really lives up to it’s name. It’s lovely, spicy, rich, tasty and fills you up nicely. If you like garlic, try their garlic chilli chicken, spicy, rich, garlicky and plain yummy. Their prices are very reasonable, around £7.00 for a biryani which includes the rice and a home-made riata. More garlic,… Read more…

Sabatini

Cuisine: Italian I love authentic Italian cooking and this restaurant does just this in spades. They offer proper Italian food, a lovely atmosphere and nice deserts. It is simple food but lovely, and sometimes the more simple the good the better. Try their pizzas, pastas and risottos all for under £8.00. If you like seafood,… Read more…

The Gospoda

Cuisine: Polish I’d never eaten Polish food before now, but I will definitely eat it again. It’s really cheap here; good value, nice staff, and a relaxed atmosphere. I think it’s well worth the money – a personal recommendation is the dumplings stuffed with meat and served with bacon dripping. Laden with calories but absolutely… Read more…

Simply Greek Tavern

Cuisine: Greek Proper home-cooked Greek food. If you’ve never had Stifado before, try it from here. It’s lamb marinaded in red wine, balsamic vinegar and herbs, and is sweet, rich, tangy and meaty all at the same time. It’s one of my favourite Greek meals and the Tavern do not disappoint! They are really child-friendly… Read more…

Palace Garden

Cuisine: Peking/Chinese Chinese food with a bit of a difference, I think. I found a lot of things on the menu here that I’ve never had in a Chinese before – my favourite being the BBQ pork with mushrooms in a BBQ sauce. They also do a lovely Chinese tea which is really unusual. All… Read more…

Sachins

Cuisine: Punjabi This is a lovely restaurant, really high-quality food. A little bit more expensive than normal Indian cuisine restaurants, but the flavours speak volumes. They use a massive range of spices and their curries and mains are creamy and spicy and lovely. They have a massive desert range too, my favourite being the coconut… Read more…

Starters and Puds

Cuisine: British This concept sounded a little strange to me at first – a restaurant that serves only starters and puddings. The fact is, the food is beautiful. You can make a starter main course sized if you want to, although they are plenty big enough on their own and are priced really reasonably. You… Read more…

The Living Room

Cuisine: Bistro The living room is really chic and it’s so modern. I love proper pub grub food done well, and this place does it particularly well. They also do a fantastic Thai green chicken curry, not at all heavy – really light with perfectly sticky rice. Go at a lunch time when it’s a… Read more…

Thali Cafe

Cuisine: Indian This is a traditional Indian restaurant with the dishes served on a ‘Thali’ – a traditional Indian plate. The food is the same as what you would get eating at an Indian’s home – no chicken kormas here. The emphasis is on big flavour and I must say, it is delicious. Try their… Read more…

Cathay Rendezvous

Cuisine: Chinese If you’re looking for heaps of hot, spicy, flavoursome, traditional Chinese food, this is the place to come in Bristol. They offer all you can eat during lunchtimes for just £7.95 – and there are some proper traditional Chinese dishes on the menu, not just your average Chinese takeaway menu. My favourite is… Read more…

Prosecco

Cuisine: Italian A lovely Italian restaurant with some of the nicest pastas I’ve eaten. If you’ve never had gnocchi before, try it here. It’s rich and soft, buttery and cheesy and lovely. Definitely my sort of food. Their tiramisu is lovely and creamy, and not too overpowering in terms of coffee flavour either. They are… Read more…

Flavouz

Cuisine: Mexican/Italian/Chinese/Indian Flavourz offers a delicious mix of flavours (rather obviously) for pretty good value. They have a huge range of starters, mains, sides, salads and condiments for only £6.95. I love doing this buffet as there is such a massive range, you will find something you love and something new every time you go.… Read more…

Goldbrick House

Cuisine: British/Bistro Goldbrick serves amazing deserts, and even better pastas. Try their specials board, especially for pasta. They are friendly, approachable, and the service is brilliant. Try their chocolate fondant in particular! Their specials and pastas are priced at about £8.00 for a main course, so it’s not bad value either. Definitely worth a try… Read more…

Mud Dock

Cuisine: British If you want a tasty meal for a cheap price in a good location then I’d definitely come here! When I say cheap food, it doesn’t taste any where near like cheap ingredients have been used. This is quality food with real hearty flavours. Their chilli in particular is gorgeous! Go Monday to… Read more…

Sands Restaurant

Cuisine: Lebanese I’d never had Lebanese food before coming here, but it was a really welcome surprise. I particularly like their Muhamara, which is crushed nuts, chillies, oil and herbs. Absolutely gorgeous but a bit smelly! An absolutely amazing thing to try is their smoking pipe, which sounds a little strange but is an amazing… Read more…

Carluccio’s

Cuisine: Italian Although Carluccio’s is a chain, they offer some brilliant choice and taste. They also try and source all ingredients where possible from Italy. They offer a really good offer of two courses for £9.50, which is well worth it as their tiramisu is to die for! They also do a mean chicken liver… Read more…

Zero Degrees

Cuisine: Italian Zero Degrees is a really unusual restaurant, but I love it. They are also a micro-brewery, with an open plan kitchen and you can actually view the brewery. They don’t hide anything and everywhere is open – I love watching the chefs, I find it really interesting! My personal recommendation from here is… Read more…

Glassboat Restaurant

Cuisine: Bistro If you look at the Glassboat from outside, it seems really expensive-looking and a bit daunting. Once you walk in, the staff are really friendly and eager to get you seated and eating, and the whole interior is just amazing. It’s really contemporary and innovative. Their lunch menu is your best bet for… Read more…

Aqua Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian If you go here, try the bolgnese. You might think it’s more of the same, really boring, but it is delicious! It’s made of beef, pork shoulder, and wild boar, and the flavours combine absolutely beautifully! It is the best bolognese I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve been to Italy many times. I suggest… Read more…

Rajpoot

Cuisine: Indian Spicy, flavourful, and really good value. I particularly like the building Rajpoot’s is in, because it is an old Georgian building full of beams and lovely old features. The staff are fantastic and the service is amazing. They are really friendly, really good to customers and it feels like a real fine dining… Read more…

Casa Mexicana

Cuisine: Mexican Mexican restaurants are a little bit different and that’s why I love this one. Casa’s is full of flavour and really good value. I love sitting there with a few Mexican beers over one of their big bowls of nachos, chilli, and chorizo. I love spice, and if you like it too you’ll… Read more…

Momtaz

Cuisine: Indian If you want heaps of spicy, flavourful Indian food I can definitely recommend Momtaz of Sheffield. Go on a Monday night for a fantastic 6-course all you can eat meal for £6.99. I couldn’t get over the price and the heaps of food you get. We went for a family meal on one… Read more…

Le Bistrot Pierre

Cuisine: French Le Bistrot is in a word, gorgeous. Their food is absolutely beautiful! The staff are very professional and you feel like you’re in a very upmarket establishment. They do a fantastic lunch time offer, which is two courses for under ten pounds. My favourite meal is their braised beef and then their lemon… Read more…

Hellas Cafe

Cuisine: Greek I love Greek food at the best of times, but I really love Hellas. One of my favourite meals there is their lamb and feta dish. The service is wonderful and the staff are very friendly. I came here for a birthday once and they were really accommodating. Nothing is too much trouble… Read more…

Grill on the Hill

Cuisine: British/Mediterranean I love this place. The environment is really relaxed and friendly, the food is yummy and the drinks are reasonably priced. There’s not a huge amount of choice on the wine menu, but they do a large range of liquors and beers too. One of my favourite dishes from here is the half… Read more…

Hui Wei

Cuisine: Chinese Hui Wei is one of my favourite Chinese restaurants. The interior is modern, and the place has a good atmosphere. They also offer really good value – main meals starting from £5.00. They also do a lunch menu which is two courses for £7.50, which is brilliant value. Their spring rolls are absolutely… Read more…

Noodle Inn

Cuisine: Chinese Noodle Inn is one of the best value Chinese restaurants in Sheffield. It is lively, bright, and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. My favourite dish on the menu has to be a big plate of their fried noodles with BBQ shredded pork. Their food fills you up brilliantly, and is… Read more…

Aspalas

Cuisine: Turkish This restaurant is a real gem of a find, serving traditional Turkish cuisine. If you’ve never tried Turkish food, this is a real must. Their servings are huge, and I mean huge. They are rich, full of flavour and not too spicy for those who haven’t tried this type of food before. One… Read more…

Piccolino

Cuisine: Italian Piccolino’s is one of my absolute favourite places to eat. They offer very traditional Italian food at reasonable prices. Their pastas are all made daily, from scratch, and as customers you can watch them making it – just like you are in a traditional Italian kitchen. Their pastas, calzone, risotto, and insalata are… Read more…

Akbars

Cuisine: Indian Akbars is a lovely, modern, restaurant that offers fantastic value. They offer set dinners from £16.95 if you are looking to go there for a special occasion, but main courses range anywhere from £4.95-£8.50. A favourite of mine is their Rogan Josh, which is very tasty, not too spicy, and great value. They… Read more…

El Piano

Cuisine: Spanish El Piano caters especially towards people with restricted diets or those that want to eat healthily. Although it may sound like a ‘boring’ veggie café, it actually serves some really good tasting foods. They offer a fantastic value menu, too, costing just £3.95 for tapas and £5.95 for main courses. The food is… Read more…

Silversmiths Bar and Restaurant

Cuisine: Bistro/British Silversmiths is a lovely restaurant that serves fantastic food. 100% of produce is local, 70% being based in Sheffield itself. I love restaurants that really use local produce and Silversmiths does it really well. They are, on the whole, not that much of a ‘Cheap Eat’, but if you go on a Tuesday… Read more…

Popolo

Cuisine: Bistro/Italian Popolo’s is a lovely Italian chain restaurant that serves both an extensive bar menu and restaurant menu. Their pizzas, pastas, and risottos are all around £7.00, which is great value. My favourite is their carbonara, which is delicious. I haven’t tasted any better outside of Italy, which is certainly saying something! Their desert… Read more…

Champs Restaurant

Cuisine: American Champs is cheerful, lively, and has a really good vibe. You could spend all day over a pint here very happily. They serve American-style cuisine, ranging from burgers to wraps to burritos to chilli con carne, and offer a fantastic range of wine, beer, and spirits. They also do a fabulous cocktail menu,… Read more…

Ask Pizza and Pasta

Cuisine: Italian Now, I know Ask is a chain restaurant but in my experience, the food is fantastic – as is the atmosphere. Nearly every main meal on the menu is less than £10.00, be it pasta, pizza, or main – which is really good value. One tip would be to book up as this… Read more…

Wetherby Whaler

Cuisine: British This is a brilliant value fish & chips restaurant, serving salads, different types of battered fish, and chicken dishes, plus a lovely children’s menu, desert menu, and quite an extensive sides menu. Considering this is a fish and chip shop, you wouldn’t expect the amount of choice that you get here, all for… Read more…

The Windmill

Cuisine: British If you are looking for really tasty home-made food, this is the place to come. The Windmill is really welcoming of children, families, and large parties, and is happy to cook food to order as it is all handmade on the day of eating. They serve traditional British pub food at very reasonable… Read more…

The Black Swan Inn

Cuisine: British I love coming to this place for the wonderful home-made food, but also for the beautiful building. It is absolutely steeped in history and a really lovely place to eat. On the menu, they offer traditional choices like steak and ale pie, but also some slightly more unusual choices such as rabbit stew… Read more…

Sangthai

Cuisine: Thai If you like spicy food, this is an ideal restaurant for you. Sangthai’s serves traditional Thai food, cooked in traditional ways. They have an Oriental garden with bamboo furniture and tropical plants, and a water feature. It is a very tranquil setting to eat in and the staff are fantastic, very warm and… Read more…

Maxi’s Restaurant

Cuisine: Peking/Cantonese Maxi’s has such a wide range of food, I don’t think you’ll ever run out of new things to try. They offer the usual set menus, but these are quite expensive at around £22.00 a head. However, their main courses are only around £5-6, with rice for only £1.70. I love Chinese food… Read more…

Café Rouge

Cuisine: French Although Café Rouge is a chain, they do some delicious food. One particularly good deal they do is £10.50 for three courses, which are light and perfect. Sometimes after a three course meal you feel weighed down, but here they serve just the right portion sizes. This menu is served from 12-5, and… Read more…

Melton’s Too

Cuisine: British This is good quality local produce at its best. Melton’s serves seasonal food as well as always using local produce where possible. The building was built in the 17th century and is beautiful, all oak beams, exposed brick walls and real wood floors. They have a snug and the overall atmosphere is very… Read more…

Bread & Butter

Cuisine: Cafe On recommendation from VisitManchester.com, Bread & Butter is a friendly locals’ cafe with a good line in wallet-friendly, casual fare. If you are in search of lunch, you should try their piadinas – hot sandwiches made in filled italian flatbread, served with salad and coleslaw for just a few quid. Also be sure… Read more…

Pancho’s Burritos

Cuisine: Mexican Located near the Arndale Centre, Panchos is a stall in the food market which serves up exquisite Mexican street food. Choose from Burritos, Quesadillas, Tacos amongst many other options. All priced well at around £3. Well worth a trip if you are in the area, and taking a break from shopping! Open daily… Read more…

Katsouris

Cuisine: Greek Katsouris is a legendary Greek Deli, initially based in Bury. More recently they have thankfully opened up in Deansgate in the City! Expect sandwiches with unusual fillings such as Lamb Mint Yoghurt and Aubergine alongside fantastic soups and salads, all at affordable prices. Lunchtime option only. Closes at 5.30pm daily. Average Main Course… Read more…

Seoul Kimchi

Cuisine: Korean Close to the University, this tiny Korean restaurant has evolved from a Korean grocery store. Their lovely and cheap menu offers dumplings, sushi and a range of soups alongside Korean specialities. Average Main Course Price: £5.50 Address:: 275 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 0HR Telephone: 0161 2735556

This 'n' That

Cuisine: Indian This ‘n’ That is on the Manchester’s best ‘Rice and Three’ curry restaurants. Hidden down a tiny alley in the Northern Quarter of the city, the quality of the food here is unbeatable and prices just as good. For a huge lunch you will have change from a fiver. Not too shabby! Average… Read more…

Sergios

Cuisine: Italian Head to Sergios for the set lunch menu, served Monday to Friday. £8.95 for 2 courses of authentic Italian grub. They also offer BYOB on Champagne and Wine, helping you cut the cost further. Average Main Course Price: £8.95 set menu Address:: 1-3 Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA Website: www.sergios.co.uk Telephone: 01179291413

Jyoti’s Vegetarian

Cuisine: Indian A favourite of Jamie Oliver, this bargain curryhouse is a must visit when in Birmingham. Jamie says “Really nice to see such an authentic operation happening in the middle of nowhere in Birmingham. You should check it out for a wicked curry!” Average Main Course Price: £5.50 Address:: 1045 Stratford Road, Hall Green,… Read more…

Kismot

Cuisine: Bangladeshi Kismot offers authentic Bangladeshi food at low prices, in the heart of Edinburgh. Look out for the Kismot Killer, officially Britain’s hottest curry! You will be asked to sign a disclaimer before taking up to this challenge, and if you manage to eat it all, you get your meal for free! Talk about… Read more…

Warehouse Café

Cuisine: Organic The Warehouse Cafe offers fresh, organic vegetarian and vegan dishes at affordable prices. Using organic ingredients, solar power and recycled materials, the restaurant has excellent ethical credentials. Average Main Course Price: £9 Address:: 54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham, B5 5TH Website: www.thewarehousecafe.com Telephone: 01216330261

Dosa ‘n’ Chutney

Cuisine: Indian Staggeringly low prices, and dosa that are described as “thin, crisp and fresh” For those unaware, as I was before visiting here, a Dosa is a typical South Indian delicacy, similar to a crepe with various fillings. Well worth a visit for a cheap and cheerful curry. Don’t expect fine dining, but the… Read more…

El Parador

Cuisine: Spanish Tapas El Parador may seem a little dated if judged on the interior, but you should try this place for the fantastic food. Around 40 different tapas dishes available plus specials. Tortilla is highly recommended as well as the Chorizo. There are many main courses available to enjoy also, all at very reasonable… Read more…

Gusto Italiano

Cuisine: Italian Sure, Gusto Italiano might be classed as slightly more than a Cheap Eat, but in terms of value for money, it certainly deserves to be here! Dishes range from luxury paninis to meatballs and lasagne, all delicious and using the best ingredients, offering a little taste of Milan or Florence, just off Fargate.… Read more…

Pho 68

Cuisine: Vietnamese While not strictly Vietnamese, Pho 68 offers a range of dishes from across South-East Asia. Situated on London Road, this increasingly popular eatery offers huge portions, low prices and a great atmosphere. Some of the best Spring Roles I have tasted in Sheffield, and the Vietnamese soup is to die for! Lunch menu… Read more…

Spice Market Cafe

Cuisine: Asian/Fusion Set up by ‘Sheffield’s favourite restaurateur’ Richard Smith, Spice Market Cafe is located on the ever popular Ecclesall Road. With British classics fused with everything from Sri Lankan and Japanese to Indian and Thai dishes, the menu will often confuse, but with great portions and reasonable prices you cannot go wrong! Dishes range… Read more…

Pera

Cuisine: Turkish This is a corner Turkish restaurant on Shoreditch High Street that does an awesome value lunch deal for £6 – for this, you get a meal, bread, Turkish dips, a drink and even a lovely little square of Turkish delight! Great sized portions as well. My favorite dish is the Chicken or Lamb… Read more…

Dragon Castle

Cuisine: Chinese Fantastic and cheap Chinese restaurant in Elephant and Castle, South London. Without doubt the best Dim Sum I have had in London (served up to 4pm each day), all homemade and cooked to order. To top things off, really great prices. Around £2.10 for an average Dim Sum dish, with mains starting at… Read more…

Franco Manca

Cuisine: Pizza Fantastic Pizza restaurant situated in Brixton Market. Only open Monday – Saturday 12pm til 5pm, but well worth making a trip for their handmade sour dough pizzas and cheap but tasty wine! Expect to queue, but don’t let that put you off! Average Main Course Price: £6.50 Address:: 4 Market Row, Electric Lane,… Read more…