Eat and drink your fill with the best unlimited offers in the city!
By Steph Dye (follow Steph on Twitter: @HelloIAmSteph)
We all feel it sometimes: eating in London can sometimes leave you feeling empty. However, whether it’s a cheated feeling in the stomach or the pockets, it never feels good. Luckily for you, we have put together a great list of best places to either eat or drink an unlimited amount for a set – yet reasonable – fee. Whilst there are always good offers for eating in the city, they don’t get better than this. So why no top off a great day out by eating your fill at one of these great venues.
As stated above, the all you can eat and drink have been chosen for their affordability. However, some of them are obviously more expensive than others so check out the ‘£’ for further details. £ = Serious bargain | ££ = mid-range | £££ = perhaps more of a special treat!
Indian Veg | Angel | £
What is it?: Haunt of the nearby student crowd and locals alike, this vegetarian buffet boasts highly unusual, slightly questionable claims about the merits of vegetarianism in a simple, cafe-style setting. Originally set up in 1985, the restaurant has always been popular due to it’s rock bottom prices and delicious, ever-changing menu.
How much is it?: £6.50 for unlimited salads, curries, bhajis and paratha. You can also bring your own alcohol — with no corkage fee.
Where is it?: 92-93 Chapel Market, Angel, N1 9EX.
When is it?: Open all week, 12pm-11.30pm.
Try: A bit of everything, as whilst there is no meat, there are plenty of things to choose from and the constantly changing menu means you can always get a different meal.
Big Easy | Covent Garden, Chelsea and Canary Wharf | ££
What is it?: A lively BBQ joint inspired by the crab shacks that line the American Gulf Coast, the first Big Easy opened up on the King’s Road over 20 years ago. With live music on most nights and a variety of different unlimited nights on different days of the week, there is more than enough to bring you in and keep you there all night long!
“This place has hands down the most delicious shrimps in town” says Chris James of Delaney BBQ.
How much is it?: From £18.95, on Mondays (BBQ), Tuesdays (Shrimp) and Wednesday (Fajitas) there are unlimited offers to suit any fancy. Plus the price also includes a margarita or a beer, what more could you ask for!
Where is it?: Chelsea, 332-334 King’s Road, SW3 5UR; Covent Garden, 12 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA; Canary Wharf, Park Level, Cross Rail Place, E14.
When is it?: Each venue has different opening times so check the various website links for the hours.
Try: The shrimp, for an authentic, delicious taste of the southern American states at rock-bottom prices.
Rodizio Preto | Various locations | ££
What is it?: Offering a unique take on the traditional Brazilian Churrascaria, Rodizio Preto offers a non-stop conveyor belt of meat cooked BBQ-style. Operated by a traffic light system, each guest uses a colour coded paddle so that the meal can runs at their own pace: green for meat to continue being offered at the table, red to stop it – or to take a well deserved pause!
How much is it?: £19.95 for a selection of the roasted and grilled meats as well as an unlimited offering of salads and hot side dishes.
Where is it?: There are several locations across London and the UK, check out the website for more details and addresses.
When is it?: Monday-Thursday, 12pm-11.30pm; Friday-Saturday, 12pm-12am; Sunday, 12pm-11pm.
Try: Any of the fifteen cuts of grilled meats that are on rotation on the BBQ.
Ping Pong | Various locations | ££
What is it? Dealing exclusively in dim sum dishes, cocktails and Chinese tea, these lively, modern venues – located across London – are great for either a snack or a full-scale meal.
How much is it?: £23.95 for the delightfully named “Lazy Sumdays”, which offers unlimited eating on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Alternatively, you can upgrade to also have unlimited lychee bellinis for a set price of £37.95.
Where is it?: There are eight locations spread out over central London, so check the website for details.
When is it?: Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-10pm. For full opening hours, please check the Ping Pong website.
Try: The char sui bun, a steamed, fluffy bun filled with honey barbecued pork (normally £3.95).
Karnavar | Croydon | ££
What is it?: A cross between a Sunday roast and modern Indian cuisine, with live cooking stations offering traditional Indian favourites. Choose from a huge selection of starters, mains, sides and dessert – all of which are included in the set price.
How much is it?: £25 per person or alternatively upgrade to the champagne brunch for £45 – including 5 glasses of bubbly.
Where is it?: 62 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DP.
When is it?: Sunday, 12pm-5pm. For full opening hours, check out the website.
Try: Tandoor roasted, corn fed chicken served with Lababdar sauce.
Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings | Angel | £
What is it?: A bright and airy conservatory space, perfect for casual eating and drinking. Influenced in style by an old country house, it’s a great place to hang out with friends or enjoy an informal date.
How much is it?: The bottomless bellinis and bloody marys are £18 and £17 respectively and are best enjoyed with one of the breakfast or brunch items, which start at £3.50.
Where is it?: 42 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HU.
When is it?: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Try: The house bellini, which is mixed with seasonally changed fruit and combined with the house bubbly.
The Dead Doll’s House | Islington | £
What is it?: Three levels of casual drinking and dining in themed rooms that look a little like – you guessed it – a doll’s house. Enjoy a bottomless brunch here on the weekends with some of their unlimited bloody marys or mimosas.
How much is it?: The bottomless cocktails are £15 when ordered with a brunch dish , that start at £6 and are available for a two hour sitting. Check the website for a full list of food options.
Where is it?: The Dead Dolls House, 181 Upper Street, N1 1RQ.
When is it?: Saturday, 11am-4pm; Sunday, 12pm-4pm.
Try: Unlimited mimosas with smashed avocado on toast with lemon and chilli.
Blueprint Café | London Bridge | ££
What is it?: With floor to ceiling windows giving views out over the Thames and the Tower of London, this restaurant and cafe is gorgeous destination venue for enjoying bottomless Prosecco with a brunch or lunch dish at the weekend.
How much is it?: £15 for unlimited Prosecco with any dish from the menu (starting at £9 for an Eggs Benedict).
Where is it?: Design Museum, London Bridge, SE1 2YD.
When is it?: Saturday, 11am-2.45pm.
Try: The bottomless Prosecco with some Colchester Rock Oysters with shallot vinegar and lemon.
Ben’s Canteen | Earlsfield and Battersea | ££
What is it?: Relaxed, Aussie inspired canteen-style diners that offers causal eating and drinking in south west London. Enjoy unlimited bubbles every night of the week with a main meal.
How much is it?: Unlimited bubbles are £35, with an additional burger or main course (starting at £6).
Where is it?: Earlsfield, 422 Garratt Lane, SW18 4HW; Battersea, 140 St John’s Hill, SW11 1SL.
When is it?: Available from 5pm every day.
Try: The bottomless bubbles with one of their specialty burgers.
Almeida | Islington | £££
What is it?: A bright and elegant French bistro that is just minutes from the theatre of the same name. The unlimited Prosecco comes as part of the offer for a two course lunch deal at the weekend.
How much is it?: The offer of “as much as you can drink” Prosecco is £15, when bought with the two course set meal (£20).
Where is it?: 30 Almeida Street, N1 1AD
When is it?: Saturday, noon-2.30pm; Sunday, noon-3.30pm.
Bad Egg | Moorgate | £££
What is it?: The perfect ‘hair of the dog’ cure for hangovers, this boozy brunch is great for hanging out in the normally desolate space known as ‘the city on the weekend’. Take friends and share strategically to taste the majority of the menu.
How much is it?: £35 gets you unlimited bloody marys, mimosas or frizzante for two hours, plus three breakfast dishes.
Where is it?: City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, EC2Y 2AW.
When is it?: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Try: Mimosas and the breakfast tacos.
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Dishoom | Various locations | £
What is it?: Taking inspiration from the ‘Irani’ cafés of Bombay, these retro, distinctive eateries are great for an unlimited breakfast offering.
How much is it?: A never-ending portion of porridge with fresh banana and Medjool dates is just £3.90 whilst unlimited house chai is just £2.50.
Where is it?: Shoreditch, 7 Boundary Street, E2 7JE; King’s Cross, 5 Stable Street, N1C 4AB; Carnaby, 22 Kingly Street, W1B 5QP; Covent Garden, 12 Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9FB.
When is it?: Porridge is available Monday-Friday, 8am-11.45am; Saturday-Sunday 9am-11.45am. Chai is available all day, so check the website for full opening times.
Try: Both, for a healthy, delicious and cheap breakfast!
PIX | Various locations | ££
What is it?: Small, cave-like tapas bars with self serve hot and cold dishes. Help yourself to all the tapas and cava you can handle in a 90 minute sitting on infinity Sundays.
How much is it?: £33 per person.
Where is it?: Carnaby, 24 Ganton Street, W1F 7QY; Covent Garden, 63 Neal Street, WC2H 9PJ; Notting Hill, 185 Portobello Road, W11 2ED; Soho, 16 Bateman Street, W1D 3AH.
When is it?: Sunday, 1pm-10pm.
Try: Serrano ham and bechemal croquettas with your all-you-can-drink cava.
Flesh and Buns | Covent Garden | ££
What is it?: Unlimited small plates and plus an order of ‘flesh‘ (or meat), a welcome cocktail and unlimited red wine white wine or Prosecco in a loud, guitar-filled basement in Covent Garden.
How much is it?: £39 per person. Alternatively you can upgrade to a £46 menu, which includes a slightly more premium set of options.
Where is it?: 41 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LX.
When is it?: Sundays, 12pm-5pm.
Try: The chicken yakitori and the crispy piglet belly with unlimited bubbles.
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