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Cheap Lunch in Soho

Where to find a cheap place to eat lunch in Soho. Our pick of the best value cafes, snack bars,takeaways, street food and budget restaurants.

Coronavirus/Covid: London is in Lockdown. Restaurants and cafes are only open for takeaways or deliveries. Pubs are closed. Supermarkets and food markets are open. From 12 April, hospitality venues are allowed to serve people outside.


Papaya is a small takeaway serving large portions of Thai food (red/green curry, Pad Thai, Massaman curry etc.). There are a few seats near the window or you can dash round the corner and eat your food in Soho Square.
Address: 14 St Anne’s Court, W1F 0BD
No website

Hermen ze German

Authentic German place serving hotdogs, sausage based dishes, sauerkraut, chips and beers. All sausages are imported from Germany. Eat in or takeaway.
Address: 33 Old Compton St, W1D 5JU

Pizza Pilgrims

First branch of the Neapolitan-style pizza mini-chain. Their pretty decent Margherita is £6.75. Eat in or takeaway.
Address: 11 Dean St, W1D 3RP

Vital Ingredient

Vital Ingredient is a popular salad bar. Choose from their ready-made house salads or create your own. They also serve ramen noodle soups, bargain-priced soups and stews.
Closed Sat/Sun.
Address: 36 Berwick St, W1F 8RR

See London Street Food for Berwick St Market and Street Food Union

Map – Cheap places to eat in Soho