South London foodies, listen up! Here are 5 cheap, yet satisfying, ways that you can eat out in South London for less than £10. Get ready to dine your way through some of London’s finest local food stalls, restaurants and eateries.
Sweet tooth satisfaction at Maltby Street Market
Bad Brownie will seriously satisfy your sweet tooth with their naughty gourmet brownies (and they’re just one of the many traders who call Maltby Street Market in South London their home). Developing specialist flavour combinations, such as bacon and maple syrup, Bad Brownie has some incredible treats that you’ll find hard to resist. For less than £10 each, go halves with a friend and get 3 of their salted caramel brownie balls, made with chopped peanuts and dipped in dark chocolate. That should give you one each and the third one… well, just don’t fight over it.
Maltby Street Market is an unlikely South London weekend hotspot for locals and tourists alike. With food and beverage traders among the many stalls, have a wander around with camera in hand, and see what you can snap while trying to resist temptation.
Revamp your lunch at Pop Brixton
Pop Brixton is a community initiative which offers young entrepreneurs and businesses a platform to showcase their talent. Mainly independent traders, Pop Brixton is a hub for foodies. With live music and events taking place throughout the year, enjoy communal dining and completely revamp your lunch time.
Munch your way through five lunch-time tacos at Maria Sabina, an authentic Mexican street food stall, for as little as £6, or get warmed up with roasted pumpkin, spaghetti squash, thai basil and coconut for just £7.50… delicious!
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Brunch at Crystal Palace Park
Jump off the tube and take a short walk to Crystal Palace Market for a unique, locally-sourced, market-based restaurant that offers a breakfast menu to make your mouth water. For £8, treat yourself to their orange-scented buttermilk pancakes with mixed berries, mint yoghurt and maple syrup. Grab an espresso and walk it all off in Crystal Palace Park, which is completely free to the public.
Dine out at Begging Bowl
On Bellenden Road in Peckham, you’ll find street food sensation ‘Begging Bowl’ – a spicy Thai restaurant that offers tapas style dishes from £5.50. Ideal to share, order simple (but well executed) Thai dishes and get ready to feel the heat. We’d recommend trying their Laos stuffed lemongrass minced pork, sawtooth coriander and roasted rice for just £7.50. You can even get a glass of rose wine with raspberry aromas for £5 a glass, which for London, we think is pretty good.
Authentic Italian pizza for just over a fiver
On a Friday night, there’s nothing quite like a freshly made pizza and at ‘Made in South Pizzeria’, you can enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza from £5.50. Using only the best fresh ingredients to produce the authentic style and taste of Italian pizza dough, Made in South uses a traditional wood-fired oven, built by Neapolitan artisans, brick-by-brick to reach an incredible temperature of over 400 degrees. Based on Lavender Hill in South London, you can eat in or dine at home by ordering online using Uber Eats. Add a bottle of Italian Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer and you’ve got yourself a seriously delicious night in.
Eating out in South London can be a bit pricey; but, if you know the right places to go, you can find an incredible number of independent restaurants, food stalls and eateries that will leave you truly satisfied and with change from a tenner.
Note: Prices and offers are correct at time of writing. Please check before going to each restaurant.