Camden Town is a lively and diverse part of London where there's plenty to see, do and eat. There are many affordable options if you're hungry, whether you're heading to Camden for a night out or need a break after a day of exploring the markets. Camden Market is a top local destination for cheap eats, but if you'd rather sit down in a restaurant, there are plenty of options there too. Get some food inspiration with our guide to budget-friendly restaurants in Camden.
Guide to budget-friendly restaurants in Camden
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Cheap eats in Camden
- The Cheese Bar – Oozing cheese toasties
- Icco – Inclusive pizza place
- Max Orient – Affordable Chinese buffet
- Temple of Seitan – Plant-based fast food favourite
- The Woody Grill – Rustic and casual
- Wok and Fire – Order your ideal stir-fry
- Hala Wala – Affordable Mediterranean flavours
- Pizza Pilgrims – Proper Neapolitan pizza
- O Tino – Uncover Portuguese recipes
- My Village Café – Eclectic and cosy
- Round Falafel – Unfussy falafel place
- WNGZ – Destination for chicken
- Three Fellas – Low-key fastfood spot
- Band of Burgers – Budget-friendly burgers
- King of Falafel – Long-standing falafel place
- Frida Café & Bistro – Vibrant Mexican place
- Spice Hut – Halal grilling
- What The Pitta – Eco-conscious vegan fast food
- Seto – Affordable ramen
- I Am Döner – Kebabs with pedigree
Cheap eats in Camden
Oozing cheese toasties
Dreaming of unlimited cheese? Then get yourself down to The Cheese Bar. This modern eatery is all about cheese, with a huge choice of dishes to try. If you’re after an affordable meal, grab one of the generously-stuffed toasties or try a couple of small plates. Beer and wine are served too.
Inclusive pizza place
Icco makes pizza that’s about bringing people together. It's bold and colourful and you can eat in or take away. Whatever your preferences are, from halal pizza to vegan options, this place has you covered. Options range from marinara to a meat feast or vegetarian recipe with pesto, feta, and artichokes.
Affordable Chinese buffet
Eat as much as you like at Chinese buffet Max Orient. In the buzzing heart of Camden High Street, this restaurant is recognisable because of the large dragon on its facade. It's an informal restaurant where you can pick from classic dishes like chow mein and sweet and sour chicken.
Plant-based fast food favourite
Everyone can enjoy the flavours of fried chicken thanks to Temple of Seitan. This place specialises in plant-based chicken shop meals, served in a modern space with exposed brick walls full of memorabilia. Choose from burgers, wings, and chicken pieces made from seitan, paired with typical sides, vegan shakes, and soft drinks.
Rustic and casual
Located moments from Camden Town station, The Woody Grill is a popular restaurant for kebabs and Turkish food. It has a rustic style, large windows, and does dining-in and takeaways. On the menu you'll find generous kebabs, wraps with doner meat, falafel, or halloumi, plus fresh stews and burgers.
Order your ideal stir-fry
It’s casual and down-to-earth pan-Asian dining at Wok and Fire. Food here is cooked to order and made just the way you like it – choose a base from rice, noodles, or mixed veg, add ingredients like mushrooms, tofu, or chicken, and then pick a sauce and toppings to construct your perfect stir-fry.
Affordable Mediterranean flavours
When you need a speedy meal in Camden, Hala Wala is a good choice. This fresh and contemporary spot does Mediterranean-style dishes that are great for eating-in or on-the-go. The restaurant is colourful both inside and out. The menu features wraps, salads, and platters with ingredients like shawarma, falafel, or hummus.
Proper Neapolitan pizza
For affordable pizza in Camden, check out Pizza Pilgrims. This colourful eatery is all about authentic Neapolitan pizza, prepared with ingredients sourced directly from Italy. The place has striking design and this location is also home to a training academy that trains staff as well as offering public masterclasses and events.
Uncover Portuguese recipes
If you love Portuguese food or you fancy trying it out, O Tino is well worth a visit. This family-run venture opened in 2009 and has an informal and friendly atmosphere. Seafood fans have lots to explore, with plenty of fish and seafood dishes available. There's also a considerable choice of Portuguese wine.
Eclectic and cosy
Step into a cosy Mediterranean space at My Village Café. This eclectic café and restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, eye-catching decor, and casual vibe. The menu is completely vegetarian and includes mezze, wraps, salad plates, and vegan dishes. There’s a hidden garden terrace here too for sunny days.
Unfussy falafel place
Try some falafel from no-frills eatery Round Falafel. This Lebanese spot often attracts a crowd. The interior is compact and the simple menu includes lots of different falafel wraps, as well as lamb, chicken, and veggie varieties. The falafel here is 100% vegan, meaning that everyone can enjoy eating here.
Destination for chicken
When you're in the mood for chicken, head to WNGZ. This is a cool and contemporary restaurant serving halal food. Choose from chicken wings, strips, or pieces paired with mouthwatering sauces. The menu also includes chicken burgers plus a number of tempting sides ranging from fries to jalapeno poppers.
Low-key fastfood spot
Try Three Fellas when you want fast food in Camden. This independent restaurant is decorated with a lively food-themed mural. The menu includes plenty of fastfood favourites - burgers, kebabs, chicken, and vegetarian options are all represented. Family feasts and mini meals just for children are also on offer.
Tuck into an indulgent burger at Band of Burgers. Whether you eat meat or you prefer vegetarian or vegan alternatives, there’s something for every taste. The interior is contemporary and vibrant. Here you can try out burgers made from chicken, wagyu or Angus beef, or plant-based ingredients. You’re welcome to BYOB as well.
Long-standing falafel place
For a quick snack or late-night bite, try King of Falafel. This understated and welcoming restaurant is near to Camden Town tube station and has indoor seats and pavement tables. Falafel and kebab wraps are a big draw here, but burgers, sandwiches, and pizza slices are also available.
Vibrant Mexican place
Head to Frida Café & Bistro for affordable Mexican cooking in Camden. Named after Mexican art icon Frida Kahlo, this humble and rustic venue is full of art and quirky decor. Popular dishes like huevos rancheros, burritos, tacos, and fajitas are served but you can also opt for burgers, chicken wings, or salads.
Get some halal-friendly grilled food from fastfood spot Spice Hut. The restaurant is clean and simple and the eclectic menu serves up plenty of choice. There are curries and biryanis as well as kebabs, burgers, and grilled chicken wings. Kids' meals and feasts for the whole family are also served.
Eco-conscious vegan fast food
No need to miss out on kebabs if you’re vegan – head to What the Pitta for plant-based options. This is a casual counter service venue that helps you make eco-friendly choices by showing the carbon footprint of each dish. Choose from freshly-baked pittas loaded with toppings like soya-based meat or falafel with salad.
Known for its warm and friendly service, Japanese Restaurant Seto is an affordable spot in Camden for ramen and other popular Japanese dishes. The setting is cosy and homey and you can expect generous portions for a budget-friendly price. As well as bowls of ramen, you can try teriyaki salmon or chicken, sashimi, and katsu curry, plus various appetisers.
Kebabs with pedigree
I Am Döner is an award-winning kebab chain specialising in Berlin-style döners. Established by a chef with training from Michelin-starred establishments, they seek to elevate the status of kebabs beyond the typical late-night snack. Using the group's own homemade bread and sauces alongside the finest ingredients, the menu also includes loaded fries, salad boxes, rice bowls, and a variety of side dishes. I Am Döner also caters to diverse dietary preferences by offering gluten-free and vegan options.