At Silk Road, rocking up with a group of friends is the way to go. Everything at this classic Chinese spot in Camberwell (specialising in the spicy cuisine from Xinjiang) is very good, and also ridiculously cheap. The ‘big plate’ chicken noodles can easily be shared between two, and the cumin lamb skewers are a bargain at £1 each. You could conceivably come here and just order ten of them - we can’t say your GP will approve, but it’ll be damn good. It’s cash-only.
More spots in CamberwellSee more
The Camberwell Arms
The Camberwell Arms is a traditional south London pub, serving great British cuisine during the week and incredible roasts on a Sunday.
Fladda Fish & Chips
Fladda is a fish and chip spot in Camberwell with very good crispy batter and a very good deal for a fiver.
Wuli Wuli is a no frills cash-only Chinese restaurant in Camberwell serving excellent value Sichuan cuisine and a bowl of chicken you’ll dream about.
More Chinese spotsSee more
My Old Place
My Old Place is a classic Sichuan restaurant in Spitalfields with spicy, satisfying food.
Green Papaya Xi’Viet
Green Papaya Xi’Viet is a Vietnamese and Xi’anese hybrid on Kingsland Road that suits any situation, and serves some really good noodle dishes.
Imperial Treasure is a big, fancy Chinese restaurant in St James’s which lacks atmosphere, but serves some pretty great dim sum.
Suggested by our writers
Maltby Street Market
Welcome to one of the best food markets in all of London - Maltby Street Market is so good that we even come in the middle of winter.
Want legit, no-nonsense Thai food? Singburi in Leytondstone is one of London’s best Thai restaurants, and definitely worth travelling for.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more