Bibimbab Cafe

'Just opposite the British museum (5mins walk from SOAS) there is a road called Museum Street, on it you will find a little Korean café that serves Korean spicy pork, spicy beef, bibimbap or katsu curry with sticky rice, all for £4.00 (takeaway)  - great value if you need a hot meal and a break from the library. (Closes at 8pm)'

Address: 37 Museum Street, WC1A 1LP

Nearest Tube: Holborn 

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"Indian burritos. Halal meat. Fair prices."

Address: 48 Goodge St, London W1T 4LX

Nearest Tube: Goodge St

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Trattoria Mondello

"This family run Italian has decor straight out of the 1980s, the attitude of the service staff is absolutely atrocious and the desserts come on a trolley.

It's easily my favourite restaurant in Central London.

The food is extremely good quality for the price, the house wine comes in a carafe so you get loads of it and it's honestly family run, something that's increasingly rare in Fitzrovia. Well worth a visit being just 10 minutes walk from SOAS."

Address: 36 Goodge Street, London W1T 2QN

Nearest Tube Station: Goodge Street




"A buffet of delicious vegetarian/ vegan food where you help yourself to whatever you like and pay by the weight of your plate. They do take-away and dessert too.
I normally pay about £9.50 but I'm pretty greedy and fill my plate right up."

"*Tip: if you want some of those lovely desserts but also want to save some money, just put it on the same plate as your main meal. The staff won't judge you (probably).
The restaurant decor is gorgeous too, and it's such a relaxed atmosphere - you could stay chatting with a friend all afternoon and no one would mind."

Address: 12-14 Heddon Street off Regent Street London W1B 4DA

Nearest Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus

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Pitted Olive

"This place is sort of tucked away, but it's worth going there. They have really good freshly made Turkish baked goods ie gozleme, borek etc. You can get a combo of one of these and a selection of mezze for about £5."

Address: 3 Leigh St, London, LC1H 9EW

Nearest Tube: Russell Square


'It's a small modern Chinese restaurant near Vernon Square, specialising in Chinese-style roast chicken and slow cooked beef on rice. They offer a 10% student discount on all meals. Not a lot of people know this but they serve Halal chicken and beef. It's owned by a family of 3. The sweet mother and her daughter serve the front of the house, and the father handles the kitchen. The food is absolutely amazing and the service is top notch. It's refreshing to see (in London) shopkeepers that will actually smile and talk to you. I'm told by my friends that you can order anything you like off the menu but you have to ask if they can make it.'

Address: 135 King's Cross Road, London WC1X9BJ

Nearest Tube: King's Cross


Indian YMCA

'All you can eat of homemade Indian cuisine served till I think 7 pm for 7 quid. Really good!'

Address: 41 Fitzroy Square, W1T 6AQ 

Nearest Tube: Warren Street, Goodge Street

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Itadaki Zen

"This is a vegan Japanese restaurant. They do big meal platters that are great for sharing. Small and cosy. Great place to go if near Vernon Square."

Address: 139 King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9BJ

Nearest Tube: King's Cross

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Drummond Street

'Just a short walk from SOAS, near Euston Station is a street filled with delicious food from the Indian Sub-Continent'.

Nearest Tube: Euston


'A great place to get a South Indian Dosa (savoury crisp pancake stuffed with spiced potato - £7) – SOAS favourite'

Address: 121 Drummond Street, NW1 2HL

Nearest Tube: Euston

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Simply Chicken (halal)

'Known to be one of the best fried chicken joints in London.'

Address: 129 Drummond Street, NW1 2HL

Nearest Tube: Euston

Ravi Kebab (halal)

'A traditional tandoori grill.'

Address: 125 Drummond Street, NW1 2HL

Nearest Tube: Euston


'An Indian Sweet Shop, though also specialises in cheap samosas and pakoras.'

Address: 112-112 Drummond Street, NW1 2HL

Nearest Tube: Euston




Aux Pains de Papy

'Amazing chocolate croissants that actually taste French.'

Address: 279 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X 8QF

Nearest Tube: King's Cross

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Pattern Coffee

'Great little cafe for working and relaxing in.' 

Address: 82 Caledonian Road, N1 9DN

Nearest Tube: King's Cross

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Tavistock Tandoori

"This place does a great lunch deal for five pounds. They have halal meat as well as lots of vegeratian options. Keep in mind they're only open for lunch from 12 to 2, then open again for dinner at 6."

Address: 52 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RG 

Nearest Tube: Russell Square



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