With the regeneration of King’s Cross over the past few years has also come an explosion of trendy new restaurant openings. If you haven’t got the cash to splash on these new hot spots, don’t fear! There’s still plenty of options if you’re looking for cheap (but tasty and interesting!) places to eat in King’s Cross. Here’s our pick of the best.
1. Sen Viet
Where? 119 King’s Cross Rd, WC1X 9NH
Why go? For delicious, generous servings of classic Vietnamese dishes in a cosy and kitch setting.
Just across the road from Clink78 is one of our all time favourite cheap places to eat in King’s Cross. A big hit with both staff and locals alike, you can always rely on Sen Viet to deliver the goods. Serving up hearty, home-cooked Vietnamese food, coming here feels like a big warm hug from your favourite relative. The menu is extensive but quality is certainly not compromised as a result. Tuck into classic phos, noodles, meat dishes and baguettes. We especially love the rare beef pho and the banh mi heo nuong (chargrilled pork) baguette. Portion sizes are generous and prices are very reasonable. And if you’re staying at Clink all you have to do is roll yourself home to bed (or the bar!) afterwards!
Where? 260 Pentonville Rd, N1 9JY
Why go? To a healthy and nutritious take on ‘all you can eat’
The words ‘all you can eat’ may conjure visions of monstrous piles of uninspiring, carb heavy food. At Foodilic, however, this definitely isn’t the case! This gem of a food joint, and a super cheap place to eat in King’s Cross, offers all you can eat with a difference. Catering to veggies, vegans and carnivores alike, you can take your pick from a selection of fresh dishes, lovingly made every day. We’re big fans of their totally vegan salads like pickled cauliflower and apple and sweet potato, spring onion and fresh figs. You can grab a box to takeaway for £4 or sit in and enjoy all you can eat for just £6.95. For that price, we reckon it’s worth staying so you can try a little bit of everything!
3. Pizza Union
Where? 246-250 Pentonville Road, N1 9JY
Why go? For authentic, wood-fired pizzas at a bargain price!
If we could pick one food to eat forever more, pizza would probably be it. And when the pizza is as delicious and cheap as the pies at Pizza Union, it’s tempting to go back again and again … (and again). Pizza Union, just a stone’s throw from St. Pancras Station, serves up authentic, wood-fired pizzas for a pleasingly diminutive cost. A classic margarita will set you back just £3.95, whilst the most expensive pizza on the menu (the Carne) is only £6.50! Order at the counter and your pizza will be made fresh and cooked in a flash. There’s a buzzy and warm vibe about the place so grab a bunch of mates and head along for a beer and bargain carb fix.
Where? Granary Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA
Why go? For the most delectable selection of street food in the city!
If you’re on the hunt for lunch with a gang of friends, deciding on a place to eat can be tricky. That’s where KERB comes in. One of the trailblazers of London’s bustling street-food scene, KERB (formerly known as ‘Eat Street’) is all about bringing innovative and exciting street food dishes to the streets of King’s Cross. There’s plenty to choose from with a host of traders (known as ‘Kerbanists’) doing their thing. From Truffle and Wadercrust through to Baggio Burgers Melter Meatballs, you’ll be sure to find something that appeals. Best of all, most dishes come in at under £10 making this one of the best cheap places to eat in King’s Cross!
5. Skip Garden and Kitchen
Where? 1 Tapper Walk, N1C 4AQ
Why go? For local, sustainable food that supports a worthwhile cause
Produce that goes into the dishes at Skip Garden and Kitchen is all grown in the Global Generation Skip Garden Kitchen, an initiative that helps local young people learn new skills and build relationships through their work here. The Skip Garden chefs serve up modern twists on veggie classics, working with volunteers and young people to create the daily changing menu. Wander into the garden and tuck into delicious salads full of seasonal produce, vibrant juices, sandwiches with freshly baked bread and home-made cakes and treats. All the food is reasonably priced and profits go towards supporting the great work of Global Generation.
Where? 200 Pentonville Rd, N1 9JP
Why go? For a veggie burger that’ll fill you up for less than a tenner!
For more fantastic veggie food, head to Mildreds. The original branch in Soho has been a vegetarian stalwart in London for over 30 years and now punters can enjoy the same innovative vegetable based creations in King’s Cross. All of their burgers come in under a very reasonable £10, so if you’re looking for a filling and tasty veggie meal then this could be the spot for you.