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FRUGAL EATS

SOUTH

CASA DO FRANGO

Portuguese | London Bridge | NR

You can get a free range half chicken for £9.50, add the ‘African Rice’ to your order for a fiver – it comes loaded with peas, chorizo, plantain and crispy chicken skin; it’s served in small dish but is deceptively filling. I really enjoyed the moist rice dish; the chicken didn’t blow me away with its flavour – ask for some piri piri sauce on the side, it makes all the difference.
Throw in a beer and your coming in under £20.

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PADELLA

Italian | London Bridge | NR

This pasta bar is right by Borough Market. Nice modern decor with marble counter tops in the upstairs section of the resto; they have a slightly larger space downstairs which looks more functional. Their hand rolled pappardelle with beef shin ragu (£9) is a winner. Astonishing value for money in a city full of cowboy restaurants trying to swindle you out of your hard earned cash. BYOW for a corkage fee of £10. No reservations.

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MERCARTO METROPOLITANO

Food Market | Elephant & Castle | NR

This huge buzzy street food market originating from Italy has massive indoor & outdoor area, so whilst you can’t reserve spots (unless a large group 30+), you’re still likely to find somewhere to perch. The beauty of food markets like this is the breadth of choice via the numerous vendors. My pick? The very good pizza by Pizza Napoletana. FYI, it’s super close to Ministry of Sound.

MORE SPOTS:

Peckham Bazaar, Peckham

Tonkotsu, Bankside

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Map

To find the closest ‘Cheap Eat’ to you on my map whilst you are out and about:
+ Simply click the extend button on the top right hand corner of the map
+ This will take you into Google Maps where your location will be pinpointed
+ Click on a pin that is close to you, the name of the restaurant will appear in the bottom band
+ Then, click on the walking man icon
+ This will then show you the route to get there and approx travel time