5 Places in London for a Quick Cheap Lunch

If we said “How long do you get for lunch” we can pretty much guess you will look as us with a blank expression. We get it, we know working in the Capital means business. Want to know London’s best cheap eats? Here are some of our favourites in Soho and Mayfair.

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Want something whilst on the go? Abokado will just be what you need. Mark and Lindsay launched their first shop in Covent Garden in 2004. With 25 shops spread across the City and West End your quick-stop-shop is at your every corner. Abokado is Asian-infused, from hot pots, to sushi and salads, wraps and shrwaps and not forgetting breakfast and they also have a great selection of juices. So if you want to channel your inner-wellbeing, then this is the place for you.


Chipotle is a US chain gone viral in the UK and us Londoners never seem to get enough! The appeal of the burrito is clear: lots of delicious goodness in your hands, bold flavours, and instant gratification once you get your teeth into it. Literally. Chipotle is your answer to a cheap way to whet your palate during the lunch-time rush.

Hummus Bros

Hummus Bro is your answer to London's prime practitioner of chickpea worship. Whilst their wraps tick some of the boxes, just go ahead and order the bowls of silky-smooth houmous sprinkled with paprika and olive oil, and make use of the garlic-infused lemon juice. With big portions and outstanding Middle Eastern flavours, this makes a top budget lunch spot.

Tomtom Coffee House

Tomtom Coffee House is a great place to grab a bite to eat whilst enjoying the delicious aroma of the blended beans from Brazil to Ethiopia. More into brunch? Breakfast is served until 3pm and you've everything including eggs done any way you want, toasties and scotch pancakes. Lunch? No problem. Tomtom offers up an assortment of salads as well as tartines – sourdough bread with a choice of toppings including Welsh rarebit and smoked salmon. Not a bad way to grab a quick lunch.

Villandry (Great Portland Street)

Villandry is a setting that can sets your temptations in motion. From salted caramel and walnut tarts, blackberry éclairs and chocolate mousses. What's not to like? Asides from having one of the best bottomless brunches, their main menu is just as delicious combined with easy lunch choices. It seems they've thought of everything: come summer, there's a juice bar and a counter serving frozen yoghurt and ice-cream.

Last updated on 24/10/2018, 02:10

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