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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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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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.