Wondering whether to have a burger or chips?
Or what the shrapnel in your back pocket can afford?
(Brownie points if you know what song that lyric is from)
Fear not. With these six best London food apps, you can afford a burger AND chips.
Nez is my go to app for lunch. They have an incredible list of cafes and restaurants to choose from (if you’re in Fitzrovia/Bloomsbury, I wholly recommend The Gentleman Barista’s huge and tasty salad.
Best of all, you can collect points for rewards such as even more money off dishes and even free food and drink. Nez also find discounted offers on restaurants too.
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Perfect for grabbing something on the way home from work or treating yourself after a tough day at the office with something sweet!
What dishes you’ll get in your Magic Bag is a bit of a lottery, but when the meals are better than half price, you won’t be complaining.
I got this for £3 instead of £12 from the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs…
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Lunch for less than a fiver? In London?! Surely you can’t be serious. I am being serious. And don’t call me Shirley.
That joke doesn’t really work written down does it…
Anywho, Mealpal offers lunch for less than a fiver…
There’s lots of chains like Yo Sushi and Wrap It Up to more independent food places like Pilau and Patty and Bun.
As well as discounts on food, Embargo also have money off bars too.
The more you visit a restaurant or bar, the better your offers get. That’s a loyalty program I can get behind.
So if you have a favourite bar or restaurant, it’s definitely worth checking to see if they’re on Embargo (or you might just find your new favourite place…).
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Looking to dine in? Make a reservation and get 10-50% off your bill (discounts vary depending on the time of day you eat).
Discoeat also handily display the Google ratings (not that you’ll need it, the calibre of restaurants are high on this app).
I find the map feature is great if you’re out and about and don’t know what food to eat.
And of course there’s Ubereats who email offers every now and again. Use my Ubereats discount code, eats-timothyc4380ue, for £15 off your first order (minimum £20 order).
I’d also recommend downloading the WalkUp (formerly Walkin) app too which lets you virtually queue up for restaurants without actually being outside. We used it for the very busy Hoppers in Soho and the user experience was pretty seemless (I can also highly recommend eating at Hoppers too – we had a dosa the size of my head!).