It's easy to find a great meal in London, and easier yet to find a meal that is ruinously expensive. But what fun is that? Enter Elaine Louie, a New York Times staffer who writes on food, design, and style. Tracking down leads from architects, curators, designers, and other sources with discriminating taste and exacting palates, Louie profiles fifty venues that would be considered great finds at any price and where a meal (not counting tip and beverage) can be enjoyed for less than £13. The restaurants range across ethnicities, and include a substantial number of traditional British and Continental restaurants. They deliver on decor and the food is always memorable.
The venues are located in city-central locations and hip neighborhoods making this a highly practical guide for travelers who need to plan their time efficiently. In addition to the fifty restaurants with full profiles, the author has included short descriptions of another two dozen places worth visiting.