London Eating Out Guide
With a NUS card, students are entitled to a discount in various food chains, mainly fast- food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Dominos. However, here is a worthy tip which is thoroughly recommended to students at university in London: sign up to 1eat.co.uk, a membership primarily aimed at students. Becoming a member is easy and only costs £10 for a year. Then with this membership you will be able to browse the website for a particular restaurant you’d like to try (over 300 restaurants are listed) or look out for restaurants bearing the 1eat sticker, and enjoy up to 50% off your food bill!
Some of the highlights worth checking out include the Scandinavian Kitchen. It’s based on Great Titchfield Street, W1, and with 1eat membership students can get 10% off their food. Their open sandwiches are a delicious alternative to normal sandwich fillings. Other popular choices are the meatball platters, the Scandi hotdogs, and the homemade cakes.
Tiger Tiger in Haymarket give 50% off with membership. It’s recommended that students get there early evening because they do tend to get busy. An array of world foods can be enjoyed from burgers and grilled food to European cuisine, from American delicacies to good old English meals. After the meal the 1eat card will also allow the student 50% off the venue’s club entry. Find more details and book your table at Tiger Tiger here.
For a ruby try Mela, which has been dubbed “the joy of Indian dining”. Situated in Shaftesbury Avenue, the heart of Soho’s theatre district, Mela offer a 50% discount to students carrying a 1eat card. Not just massively popular with students, but with tourists, theatre goers and locals too. Book your table at Mela through Skiddle.
Students at South Bank Uni tend to cross over to the Art Cafe quite a lot for their lunches. Not only does the place offer superb sandwiches but they provide hot food too, such as Lasagne. Art Cafe boasts of their great coffee too, as well as offering a 15% discount to students.
For a full guide to London restaurants, check out our London Restaurants Guide!