Best UK restaurants for a cheap three-course meal
A three-course meal with drinks tends to be an expensive treat, particularly for those not willing to settle for anything less than perfectly cooked food sourced from top-quality produce. However, if you are happy to look away from the more exclusive eateries and don’t mind more humble decor, you will find numerous restaurants up and down the country serving many different cuisines that allow you to enjoy an excellent meal and drinks for less than £35 per head.
Indian cuisine is often very good, as the cooking methods involved require fresh ingredients. London is well-served by reputable and affordable Indian restaurants – try Ragam in Fitzrovia or Jaffna House in Tooting. Away from the capital, Al Frash in Birmingham helps to keep the cost down by allowing you to bring your own drink, and This & That in Manchester offers a three-course meal that can cost as little as £12.
Noodle dishes are found across Asia, with each region boasting its own unique and delicious style. Fuji Hiro is a Japanese restaurant in Leeds. Its no-frills style contrasts with its huge portions of excellent noodles. City Càphê is a Vietnamese café in London where the queues are a testimony to the excellence of the cuisine.
For a Middle Eastern feast that won’t cost too much, try Fez Mangal, a Turkish barbecue in Notting Hill, or tuck into the Lebanese cuisine of Mezzet in East Mosely.
Chinese cuisine remains one of Britain’s most popular food choices. Dine for just £15 at Yum Bun, a pop-up at Dalston Yard and Shoreditch’s Dinerama serving Chinese steamed buns. Shanghai Shanghai in Nottingham serves authentic Sichuanese cuisine. Or, head to what may appear to be a grotty basement in Euston, and you can enjoy freshly prepared Chinese and Malaysian dishes at Roti King.